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All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General How many glasses of water do you drink daily? 8 or more6-8 glassesless than 6 glasses How many cups of tea or coffee do you drink daily? 4 or less or none4-56 or more How many alcoholic beverages do you consume on average per week? 0-11-3more than 3 Are you taking a multi-vitamin supplement? yes, everydayalmost everydayseldom or never How often do you consume milk (cows or soya)? at least 2 cups a day (in tea, cereal etc.)at least 1 glass a dayrarely, or never How often do you consume yoghurt (175ml)? at least 1 a day1 every other dayseldom or never How often do you consume cheese (such as hard cheddar)? 1 matchbox serving a day1 serving every other dayseldom or never How often do you consume salmon/pilchards with bones, green leavy vegetables such as spinach, or tofu? 3 times a week1-2 times a weekseldom or never If you do not eat dairy at all, do you take a calcium supplement? I eat plenty of calcium containing foods or I take a calcium supplementI sometimes take a calcium supplement to supplement my dietI don't eat much dairy and I don't supplement my diet with calcium Does your Body Mass Index (BMI) fall within the normal range? BMI = weight/ (height x height) Normal = 19-26 yesno Would you regard your eating pattern and habbits as healthy? yessometimesno Do you try and eat 3 regular meals or 6 smaller nutritious snacks during the day? always or mostlysometimesseldom or never Do you eat a t least 5 different servings of fruit and vegetables during the day? alwaysmost daysseldom or never Do you eat at least one serving of protein during the day? 1 serving = 1 chicken breast/ piece of fish/ palm size red meat/ 1 cup lentils or beans/ 1 large egg at least 1 serving dailymost days at least one servingseldom eat protein How often do you exercise? 1 session = 30-45 minutes 3 times a week1-2 times a weekseldom or never If food allergies are common in you or your husband's family, are you trying to exclude the common foods while breastfeeding? E.g peanuts no allergies, or yes I am excluding allergy prone foodsmay be allergies in family and sometimes try to exclude allergy prone foodsalthough may be a history of allergies, not avoiding any foods Do you find that certain foods you eat affect your baby/ E.g colic or cramps when eating onions and cabbage? If yes do you exclude the offending foods from your diet, or no symptomsnot sure if symptoms are relatedtreat the symptoms, and continue to eat 'offending' foods Are you exclusively breastfeeding? I.E. not supplementing baby's feeds with formula milk, juice or water (if younger than six months of age) yes, I am exclusively breastfeeding or child is older than 6 months of agemostly exclusive, express milk into bottles when neccesaryno, not exclusively breastfeeding How long are you planning to breastfeed for? at least 1 year if I canat least for 6 monthsless than 6 months Do you have your child weighed on a regular basis at the doctor or clinic? yessometimesseldom Is your child growing according to his/her growth chart growth curve? yesunsureno Do you smoke? neverless than 2 a day, and always away from my childmore than 2 a day Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? Am I eating to optimise my health? Am I eating to optimise my pregnancy? 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