Peas and Radish Month on September, 2018: 7 month old bearded dragon only 7" long from head to tail?

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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.

FEED DAILY

Collard Greens

Dandelion Greens

Endive

Escarole

Mustard Greens

Turnip Greens

Acorn Squash

Butternut Squash

Hubbard Squash

Green Beans

Peas

Parsnips

Turnips

Scallop Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Summer Squash

Sweet potato

Figs

Mango

Papaya

Raspberries

Silkworm

Cactus Pad/Leaf

FEED OCCASSIONALLY

Arugula

Bok Choy

Kale

Bell Peppers, red & green

Bell Peppers, yellow

Celery

Cucumbers

Okra

Potato, russet

Pumpkin, raw

Radish

Spinach

Watercress

Yams, raw

Zucchini, raw & peeled

Apples

Apricots

Blackberries

Blueberries

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Cranberries

Grapefruit

Grapes

Guava

Honeydew

Kiwi

Nectarines

Orange, naval

Orange, mandarin

Peaches

Pear, not asian

Pineapple, canned

Pineapple, fresh

Plums

Prunes, canned

Raisins, seedless

Strawberries

Watermelon

Butterworms

Silkworms

Superworms

Waxworms

Basil

Beans, garbanzo

Beans, kidney

Beans, lima

Beans, pinto

Cilantro

Peppermint leaves

Spearmint

Wheat grass

FLOWERS/PLANTS

rose petals

dandelions

dahlias

hibiscus

nasturtiums

alfalfa

astible

baby tears

basil – leaves & flowers

Chinese lantern – flowers

Carnations – petals

Chamomile, English

Clover

Day lilies

Dracaena

Fennel

Ficus – leaves

Geranium – flowers & leaves

Grape – leaves & fruit

Impatiens

Hollyhock

Hens & chickens

Lavender

Mint

Oregano

Pansies – flowers

Phlox

Rosemary – leaves & flowers

Spider plant – leaves, sap may irritate

Split leaf philodendron – leaves

Squash flowers

Thyme – leaves & flowers

Yucca – flowers

Wandering Jew – leaves, sap may irritate

RARELY

Broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Carrots

Cauliflower

Green peas raw

Rutabaga, raw

Tomatoes

Pomegranate

Star fruit

Bananas

Rice, brown, long grain

Soybeans

NEVER

cabbage

Corn

Lettuce

Spinach

Avocado

Eggplant

Mushrooms

Rhubarb

Chicken

Ground beef

Pork chops

Spaghetti, cooked

Meal Worms

In what order can I introduce food to my 6 months baby?

In what order can I introduce food to my 6 months baby?

"When the baby is starting to take solids at about six months of age, there is little difference what he starts with or the order foods are introduced. It is prudent to avoid highly spiced or highly allergenic foods at first (e.g. egg white, strawberries), but if the baby reaches for the potato on your plate, make sure it is not too hot, and let him have the potato. There is no need to go in any specific order, and there is no need for the baby to eat only one food for a certain period of time. Some exclusively breastfed babies dislike infant cereal when it is introduced at about six months of age. There is no need for concern and no need to persist if the baby doesn’t want the cereal. There is nothing magic or necessary about infant cereal. Offer your baby the foods that he is interested in. Allow the baby to enjoy food and do not worry exactly how much he actually takes at first. Much of it may end up in his hair and on the floor anyhow. There is no need either that foods be pureed if the baby is six months of age or older. Simple mashing with a fork is all that is necessary at first. You also do not have to be exceedingly careful about how much the baby takes. Why limit the baby to one teaspoon if he wants more? You do not need to waste your money on commercial baby foods."

"Ditch the rice cereal and mashed peas, and make way for enchiladas, curry and even — gasp! — hot peppers. It's time to discard everything you think you know about feeding babies. It turns out most advice parents get about weaning infants onto solid foods — even from pediatricians — is more myth than science.

That's right, rice cereal may not be the best first food. Peanut butter doesn't have to wait until after the first birthday. Offering fruits before vegetables won't breed a sweet tooth. And strong spices? Bring 'em on.

"There's a bunch of mythology out there about this," says Dr. David Bergman, a Stanford University pediatrics professor. "There's not much evidence to support any particular way of doing things."

...Most parents are told to start rice cereal at 6 months, then slowly progress to simple vegetables, mild fruits and finally pasta and meat.

Ethnic foods and spices are mostly ignored by the guidelines — cinnamon and avocados are about as exotic as it gets — and parents are warned off potential allergens such as nuts and seafood for at least a year.

Yet experts say children over 6 months can handle most anything, with a few caveats: Be cautious if you have a family history of allergies; introduce one food at a time and watch for any problems; and make sure the food isn't a choking hazard.

Parents elsewhere in the world certainly take a more freewheeling approach, often starting babies on heartier, more flavorful fare — from meats in African countries to fish and radishes in Japan and artichokes and tomatoes in France...

But Butte's review found no evidence that children without family histories of food allergies benefit from this. Others suspect avoiding certain foods or eating bland diets actually could make allergies more likely. Some exposure might be a good thing."

I want to lose about 5 pounds in 1 month.?

I want to lose about 5 pounds in 1 month.?

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:

Protein -

Beans of all kinds

Beef tenderloin

Bison

Canned salmon, packed in water

Canned tuna, packed in water

Chicken breasts

Chickpeas

Eggs

Fat-free plain yogurt

Fresh fish (cod, salmon, tilapia, etc.)

Kefir

Lean ground turkey

Lentils

Low-fat cottage cheese

Natural nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut, etc)

Pork tenderloin

Tempeh

Tofu

Unsalted raw nuts and seeds

Starchy Complex Carbs -

Amaranth

Brown rice

Buckwheat

Bulgar

Cream of wheat

Millet

Oatmeal

Quinoa

Wheat germ

Whole-grain pasta

Bananas

Carrots

Chickpeas

Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, soy)

Sweet potatoes

Potatoes

Radishes

Split Peas

Lentils

Yams

Carbs from Fruits and Vegetables-

Artichokes

Asparagus

Beet greens

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Kale

Lettuce

Okra

Onions

Spinach

Tomatoes

Turnip greens

Watercress

Zucchini

Apples

Berries

Citrus fruits

Dried fruits (in moderation)

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwi

Lychee

Mango

Melons

Oranges

Papaya

Passion Fruit

Pears

Plums

Pomegranate

Healthy Fats -

Almonds

Avocados

Cashews

Cold-water fish

Flaxseed

Hazelnut oil

Nut butters

Olive oil

Pecans

Pumpkinseed oil

Safflower oil

Sunflower seeds

Walnuts

Note:this is not an exhaustive list

Follow the above and you'll see great results! :)

Good luck!

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