Plum and Pomegranate Month on November, 2017: I want to lose about 5 pounds in 1 month.?

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I want to lose about 5 pounds in 1 month.?

There is nothing embarrassing about telling your parents that you want to eat healthier, they would probably be thrilled! Eat lots of veg! Ditch the WHITE rice and the MARGARINE!!! Those are two things that are sooo bad for you. What are you eating at school?!? You need to be eating every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism working.

You won't need to go on a full out diet especially at your age but try to make wiser choices eat more! Hard to believe for some but if you aren't eating a minimum of 1200 healthy foods your body goes into STARVATION mode and you gain weight not lose!

"Clean Eating" - eating healthy is the only way to loose weight and keep it off! Exercise, eat clean and you'll feel great and look amazing!

Start "Clean Eating", personally I find this to be the best plan since it's just eating "real" foods! I've been following Tosca's Cooler Plan and have seen great results with that, this might work for you too!

Read Tosca Reno's Clean Eating Recharged book. Here are "The Eat-Clean Principles" from page 21 of her "Recharged" book.

What To Do

-Eat More - eat six small meals each day.

-Eat Breakfast every day, within an hour of rising.

-Eat a combination lean protein and complex carbohydrates at each meal.

-Eat sufficient (two or three servings) healthy fats every day.

-Drink two or three liters of water each day.

-Carry a cooler packed with Clean foods each day.

-Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes.

-Adhere to proper portion sizes.

What To Avoid

-Avoid all over-processed foods, particularly while flour and sugar.

-Avoid chemically charged foods.

-Avoid foods containing preservatives.

-Avoid artificial sweeteners.

-Avoid artificial foods (such as processed cheese slices).

-Avoid saturated and trans fats.

-Avoid sugar-loaded beverages, including colas and juices.

-Avoid (or do you best to limit) alcohol intake.

-Avoid all calorie-dense foods containing little or no nutritional value. I call these anti-foods.

-Avoid super-sizing your meals.

Additionally, healthy foods include:

Protein -

Beans of all kinds

Beef tenderloin

Bison

Canned salmon, packed in water

Canned tuna, packed in water

Chicken breasts

Chickpeas

Eggs

Fat-free plain yogurt

Fresh fish (cod, salmon, tilapia, etc.)

Kefir

Lean ground turkey

Lentils

Low-fat cottage cheese

Natural nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut, etc)

Pork tenderloin

Tempeh

Tofu

Unsalted raw nuts and seeds

Starchy Complex Carbs -

Amaranth

Brown rice

Buckwheat

Bulgar

Cream of wheat

Millet

Oatmeal

Quinoa

Wheat germ

Whole-grain pasta

Bananas

Carrots

Chickpeas

Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, soy)

Sweet potatoes

Potatoes

Radishes

Split Peas

Lentils

Yams

Carbs from Fruits and Vegetables-

Artichokes

Asparagus

Beet greens

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Kale

Lettuce

Okra

Onions

Spinach

Tomatoes

Turnip greens

Watercress

Zucchini

Apples

Berries

Citrus fruits

Dried fruits (in moderation)

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwi

Lychee

Mango

Melons

Oranges

Papaya

Passion Fruit

Pears

Plums

Pomegranate

Healthy Fats -

Almonds

Avocados

Cashews

Cold-water fish

Flaxseed

Hazelnut oil

Nut butters

Olive oil

Pecans

Pumpkinseed oil

Safflower oil

Sunflower seeds

Walnuts

Note:this is not an exhaustive list

Follow the above and you'll see great results! :)

Good luck!

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7 month old bearded dragon only 7" long from head to tail?

7 month old bearded dragon only 7" long from head to tail?

That is small for a 7 month old but you need to remember that if he came from small parents he will be small too and you won't know that unless you trust the breeder to show you the breeding pair. Now you said he eats fine, What is he eating? Do you give him the daily fresh salad of greens and veggies and all the protein he can eat a couple of times a day? When did you last change your UVB light? They are not effective after 6 months. These are just a few things that come to mind. I am posting my food list and maybe you can find some things there that will interest him.

FEED DAILY

Collard Greens

Dandelion Greens

Endive

Escarole

Mustard Greens

Turnip Greens

Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash

Hubbard Squash

Green Beans

Peas

Parsnips

Turnips

Scallop Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Summer Squash

Sweet potato

Figs

Mango

Papaya

Raspberries

Silkworm

Cactus Pad/Leaf

FEED OCCASSIONALLY

Arugula

Bok Choy

Kale

Bell Peppers, red & green

Bell Peppers, yellow

Celery

Cucumbers

Okra

Potato, russet

Pumpkin, raw

Radish

Spinach

Watercress

Yams, raw

Zucchini, raw & peeled

Apples

Apricots

Blackberries

Blueberries

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Cranberries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Guava

Honeydew

Kiwi

Nectarines

Orange, naval

Orange, mandarin

Peaches

Pear, not asian

Pineapple, canned

Pineapple, fresh

Plums

Prunes, canned

Raisins, seedless

Strawberries

Watermelon

Butterworms

Silkworms

Superworms

Waxworms

Basil

Beans, garbanzo

Beans, kidney

Beans, lima

Beans, pinto

Cilantro

Peppermint leaves

Spearmint

Wheat grass

FLOWERS/PLANTS

rose petals

dandelions

dahlias

hibiscus

nasturtiums

alfalfa

astible

baby tears

basil – leaves & flowers

Chinese lantern – flowers

Carnations – petals

Chamomile, English

Clover

Day lilies

Dracaena

Fennel

Ficus – leaves

Geranium – flowers & leaves

Grape – leaves & fruit

Impatiens

Hollyhock

Hens & chickens

Lavender

Mint

Oregano

Pansies – flowers

Phlox

Rosemary – leaves & flowers

Spider plant – leaves, sap may irritate

Split leaf philodendron – leaves

Squash flowers

Thyme – leaves & flowers

Yucca – flowers

Wandering Jew – leaves, sap may irritate

RARELY

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Carrots

Cauliflower

Green peas raw

Rutabaga, raw

Tomatoes

Pomegranate

Star fruit

Bananas

Rice, brown, long grain

Soybeans

NEVER

cabbage

Corn

Lettuce

Spinach

Avocado

Eggplant

Mushrooms

Rhubarb

Chicken

Ground beef

Pork chops

Spaghetti, cooked

Meal Worms

What can you feed a 2 month old lovebird?

What can you feed a 2 month old lovebird?

Is he fully weaned (meaning he isn't dependent on his parents for food)?

If not:

You need to go buy KAYTEE EXACT HAND FEEDING FORMULA and prepare it, fill ti with hand feeding syringes (you get both the formula and syringes from your pet store) and rub his beak so it opens, nad feed him from the RIGHT side so it hits the left side of his mouth. NEVER aim directly towards the middle, that can kill him!

But he should be weaned, but if he isn't, you need to follow the above. This is what you'll need:

~ Towel to hold him in

~ SOFT tissues to wipe him face and beak off

~ Feeding formula

~ Syringe

~ Hot water (to keep it warm)

~ The chick its self

~ Maybe a jar

Now, if you (or your parents) prepare the food, fill up as many syrignes as you can. This way, you can fill them up, and then when he needs fed again you can just fill up a jar with HOT water, and put the syringe in for a few minutes. This keeps it hot, is easier, and is more filling to the baby.

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Now, if he is already weaned ,this is what you can feed him:

Fruits:

Apples

Pears

Peaches

Bananas

Berries

Kiwi

Pomegranate

Grapes

Before feeding your birds any fruits or vegetables, clean well! Most store bought fruits/veggies have pesticides on them which can prove to be lethal to your bird.

Veggies:

Carrots

Sweet Potatoes

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Bell Peppers

Beets

Legumes

Frozen Mixed Vegetables

Kale

Zucchini (and other squash)

Asparagus

Bean or Alfalfa Sprouts

Spinach

Brussels Sprouts

Again, make sure you clean well! Pesticides are used on store-bought vegetables and plants and can kill your bird.

Also, try cutting up the veggies or fruits into dices, long slices, or thin little strips. You can feed apple whole as long as you skin it. My birds love to shreded apple! You can also feed them *plain* apple sauce! Also, make sure you remove the roots, pits, and seeds of the food you give them.

Foods You Should NEVER Feed:

Chocolate

Avocado

Sugary Foods

Salty Foods

Greasy Foods

High Fat Content Foods

Caffeine

Soda

Alcohol

Pits/Seeds/Roots of Fruits/Veggies

Candy

Rhubarb

Here is another list with more options:

Greens: Kale, Bok choy, spinach, chard, mustard greens, radish, carrot tops, beet tops, dandelion greens (make sure they haven't been sprayed or collected near a roadway) and just about any other leafy green veggie.

Veggies: Carrots, peas, zucchini, corn, squash, radishes, bell pepper, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, chili peppers.

Grains: Steamed rice (white, brown, wild) cooked pasta, whole wheat and multi-grain bread, popcorn (no butter), bran muffins, polenta, grits, cous cous, sprouted seeds and grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet, teff, kamut, spelt), oatmeal, all natural cereal.

Proteins: Raw sunflower seed (small amounts), chicken, eggs, fish, small amounts of hard cheese such as Jack and cheddar, tofu, cooked beans (lentil, kidney, black, garbanzo, navy, white).

Fruit: Apples (seeds removed), peaches, bananas, melons, mango, pomegranate, oranges, papaya, strawberries, plums, pears, berries, nectarines, cherries. (Please remove all pits from fruit.)

And here is a little secret recipe I made up for birds a few years ago:

Bell Pepper Ring Treat:

I use red, green, and yellow Bell Peppers for this recipe. I cut the Bell Pepper into little rings, or circle, so it looks like "O". Make sure you take out all of the seeds, and make sure you wash it very well. Hang them around the cage, or put them in a bowl together and let your bird paly with them! They love to use them as necklaces, munch on them, and hold them on their food. This is a great, healthy, and very fun toy for your bird!

Agoda
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