Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it's a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia--am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000...

Is a gram about 1/4 teaspoon?

I would like to know the quantifiable size of a gram. Is it about 1/4 teaspoon? I am trying to visualize this concept. Thanks There are 5 grams in a teaspoon and 15 grams in a tablespoon. So 1 gram is less than 1/4 tsp, but more than 1/8.

How bad are avocados?

I want to ask you about avocados. How bad are they? Aren't vegetables in general good for you? Avocados are a great food and one of my favorites! One-half an avocado contains about 15 grams of fat (10 grams monounsaturated, 1.8 poly and 2.2 saturated fat). This size serving contains more than 10% vitamin A,...

I need a chart for each food group with the carbohydrates, sugar and protein.

I have searched and I am now asking for help. I need a chart for each food group and it needs to have carbohydrates, sugar, and protein. Other info is great, but my request is a must. If you could offer direction it would sure make my husband's job as the head cook so...

How do I prepare prison menus for sodium restricted diets and people who have high cholesterol?

I work in a prison kitchen and would like your assistance in how to prepare menus for sodium restricted diets and for people who have high cholesterol. Thank you. I would highly recommend your prison hire a dietitian to plan balanced menus for both sodium and cholesterol-restricted. If funds are short, start out with a...

How many calories are in male ejaculate?

I know this is a weird question, but how many calories are in male ejaculate? I heard somewhere like 10, but I have also heard 200, which sounds a bit high. I was just wondering. Thank you for your time. Don't know the calories in semen. If I knew the composition of semen (protein, carbohydrate...

What causes urine to smell after eating asparagus?

Hi. My question is: What is it that causes one's urine to smell after eating asparagus? What's asparagus noted for nutritionally? Thanks! Asparagus contains methyl mercaptan a sulfur compound derived from an amino acid called methionine which is an essential amino acid. Asparagus is a good source of folacin, vitamin A, and vitamin K.

What are the nutritional benefits of beef?

I am doing a project about the benefits of beef and required some information. What are the nutritional benefits of beef? Thank you very much. Have you tried looking at the National Beef Council site? Beef is a good source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc, niacin vitamin B3, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, iron, riboflavin, and...

A friend constantly craves sugar even after she has eaten. Is she lacking something? What is cellulite?

I have a friend who constantly craves sugar even after she has eaten her regular meals. She craves ice cream and cookies (anything with sugar in it throughout the day). Is she lacking something in her diet? If so what is it? This person has a high metabolism. She works out a couple of hours...

My husband works a swing shift. Does the digestive system work on the same internal clock that the body has?

My husband works a swing shift and has dinner/lunch at 7:00 P.M. and is home at 11:30 P.M. So his schedule is not the normal time. Family and friends say that he should not eat late at night because the body stops digesting food at 7:00 P.M. Does the digestive system work on the...

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