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Old 10-28-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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Sorry if this is not the right forum

hi.. i'm not sure if this is the right forum for my question. and if i am on the wrong forum, i'd appreciate it if you tell me which forum i should post on.
ok here is the question:

my mom forces me to eat school lunch and i hate it. she said '' i will not cook for you. you should get food at school''. so i decided to only eat vegetables and fruits since it doesn't require cooking.

i'm still a teenager, so is it ok?

thank you.

 
Old 10-28-2004, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: Sorry if this is not the right forum

I think your on the wrong board..but really dont understand your question anyway hun...you may want to be more specific..that way we can tell you where you need to post...

 
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Old 10-28-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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oh sorry.
i'm not an english speaker so pardon me.

i mean i want to only eat fruit and vegetables. is that healthy/alright for me?

 
Old 10-28-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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fruits and, veggies is a good start..you will be ahead of your friends but, you will also need some protien..cottage cheese, peanut butter, meat,..yogurts, milk..cheese..
i think you'r at the right place, we can help you..

 
Old 10-28-2004, 07:39 PM   #5
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thank you!

so that's all i have to eat and there would be no problem? that's just cool.


i don't like cheese, meat and peanut butter though. err..

how about rice? any good?

 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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oki, how about nuts, eggs..

rice is good, very good i eat lots of it..whole grain brown rice tho.

 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:40 PM   #7
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Realleh, Unless you are intending to be a vegan vegetarian, you should not be living soley on fruits and vegetables. This is not healthy for a growing teenager. You need to get adquate amounts of protein in your diet - and you typically will not get this from just fruits and vegetables.

Protein sources include meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy (milk, cheese), legumes (beans and nuts). You need to make sure these foods are included in your diet, preferrably at every meal. Whole grains (rice, wheat, oats, etc)do include protein, but alone will not provide as much as you need.

It is not clear from your post if you are referring only to the lunctime meal or if your parents are refusing to provide cooked meals for you at all. If you are not getting proper nourishment at home, I recommend that you speak to someone (a nurse, teacher, etc) at your school and let them know that. They may be able to help.

 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:47 AM   #8
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realleh,

The answer depends on what you eat for breakfast and dinner at home.
If you have good balanced meals at home, then, of course, a diet of only raw fruit and vegetables for lunch is just FINE, probably better than the school food.

If ALL you eat are fruits and vegetables you have to fashion an elaborate vegan plan to make sure you are getting the nutrition you need.

Teenagers need protein for growth, moreso then at any other period in their lives and an all vegetable diet can be VERY deficient in protein unless great care is taken with choices.

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Old 10-29-2004, 06:14 AM   #9
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What DO you eat for protein? Like zip said, if you eat protein at breakfast and dinner then you should be fine. You can try adding yogurt or milk to the mix at lunch. Or, invest in a good protein shake!

 
Old 10-29-2004, 12:57 PM   #10
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Is there a nutritionist or a nurse you can talk to at your school?

Kathrin

 
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