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27 Jan 2006

Matric Nutrition Project
Hello Doc
My name is Oscar,I'm 18 and I live in Port Elizabeth. Currently I'm in Grade 12 and I've got a MAJOR Biology project on NUTRITION to do.The requirement was to : Record 5 people's diets over a period of 5 days and present a detailed analysis of each.Now, I have done my research and I need your expert opinion on 3 of my 5 cases.

CASE number 1:
AGE: 17
GENDER: female
DIET: a lot of Carbs and refined sugars,some alcohol and binge smoking

AGE: 25
GENDER: male
DIET: a juxtapose of healthy foods and supplements+steroids+alcohol+take aways

AGE: 20
GENDER: female
DIET: She's a model so she eats 2meals a day and binges on Carbs and refined sugars.....finds comfort in chocolate.

Thank you very much Doctor for taking the time to rread and respond to my Questions.I will await your response, of which I am greatful of.
Please answer me via e-mail
Thanx again
Wongalethu Oscar Noyo
Answer 394 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Oscar
I can unfortunately not respond to individual Readers by e-mail. My comments on the cases are as follows:
Case 1: Encourage her to cut down on sugar and to make sure that she eats unrefined carbs. She should restrict her alcohol intake to 1 drink a day and not every day either. Smoking should be stopped.
Case 2: Should stick to healthy foods, not overdo supplements, banish steroids and reduce alcohol intake to 2 drinks at any given session - not every day either.
Case 3: Needs expert help from a dietitian and clinical psychologist to prevent eating disorder.
For more information on diets, healthy eating and sensible slimming, click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and surf the Diet site, reading all the relevant articles.
Good luck with your project
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