Peas and Radish Month on September, 2023: 7 month old bearded dragon only 7" long from head to tail?
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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.
Bell Peppers, red & green
Bell Peppers, yellow
Zucchini, raw & peeled
Pear, not asian
basil – leaves & flowers
Chinese lantern – flowers
Carnations – petals
Ficus – leaves
Geranium – flowers & leaves
Grape – leaves & fruit
Hens & chickens
Pansies – flowers
Rosemary – leaves & flowers
Spider plant – leaves, sap may irritate
Split leaf philodendron – leaves
Thyme – leaves & flowers
Yucca – flowers
Wandering Jew – leaves, sap may irritate
Green peas raw
Rice, brown, long grain
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.?
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:
Beans of all kinds
Canned salmon, packed in water
Canned tuna, packed in water
Fat-free plain yogurt
Fresh fish (cod, salmon, tilapia, etc.)
Lean ground turkey
Low-fat cottage cheese
Natural nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut, etc)
Unsalted raw nuts and seeds
Starchy Complex Carbs -
Cream of wheat
Beans (kidney, navy, pinto, soy)
Carbs from Fruits and Vegetables-
Dried fruits (in moderation)
Healthy Fats -
Note:this is not an exhaustive list
Follow the above and you'll see great results! :)