Plum and Pomegranate Month on November, 2023: I want to lose about 5 pounds in 1 month.?
November, 2023 is Plum and Pomegranate Month 2023. It's National Pomegranate Month: Indulge In This Lush, Good for ... Wander through our pomegranate
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:
Beans of all kinds
Canned salmon, packed in water
Canned tuna, packed in water
Fat-free plain yogurt
Fresh fish (cod, salmon, tilapia, etc.)
Lean ground turkey
Low-fat cottage cheese
Natural nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut, etc)
Unsalted raw nuts and seeds
Starchy Complex Carbs -
Cream of wheat
Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, soy)
Carbs from Fruits and Vegetables-
Dried fruits (in moderation)
Healthy Fats -
Note:this is not an exhaustive list
Follow the above and you'll see great results! :)
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.
Bell Peppers, red & green
Bell Peppers, yellow
Zucchini, raw & peeled
Pear, not asian
basil – leaves & flowers
Chinese lantern – flowers
Carnations – petals
Ficus – leaves
Geranium – flowers & leaves
Grape – leaves & fruit
Hens & chickens
Pansies – flowers
Rosemary – leaves & flowers
Spider plant – leaves, sap may irritate
Split leaf philodendron – leaves
Thyme – leaves & flowers
Yucca – flowers
Wandering Jew – leaves, sap may irritate
Green peas raw
Rice, brown, long grain
What can you feed a 2 month old lovebird?
Is he fully weaned (meaning he isn't dependent on his parents for food)?
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
~ 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.
Now, if he is already weaned ,this is what you can feed him:
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.
Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Zucchini (and other squash)
Bean or Alfalfa 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:
High Fat Content Foods
Pits/Seeds/Roots of Fruits/Veggies
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!