Tackling Hunger Month on October, 2023: am i fat (male)?

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am i fat (male)?

93.6 kg is not too bad? What is your % body fat? Muscle tissue is heavier than fat, so your weight could be higher due to big muscles? To lose weight, reduce portion size and eat balanced, healthy food (i.e. from all the food groups - see food pyramid on internet) with low glycaemic index to keep your blood sugar at an even level, to control hunger and keep metabolism high. Regular aerobic exercise will also elevate your metabolism. Drink enough water; when you become dehydrated your metabolism drops. Lack of sleep interferes with your blood sugar levels. Try to increase muscle tissue by doing some weight work because the more muscle tissue you have, the higher your metabolism will be.

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The mayor of New York City will not allow food to be distributed to the homeless because it contains too much salt.

We turn potatoes, corn, rice, wheat, and many other foods into alcoholic beverages.

I have seen huge trucks filled with milk pouring their contents down the sewer because it would cost too much to can it or evaporate it.

The U.S. government gives farmers money to not plant fields.

In India grains are fed to cows that could have been fed to people, but the cow is considered to be an ancestor reincarnated, and therefore cannot be eaten.

The U. S. has sent food to countries with starving people and the governments did not distribute the food to the starving people.

Many people help starving people by giving to World Vision, Compassion International, or Feed the Children.

Food shortages are not God's fault, they are the result of mankind's sinfulness and wastefulness.

An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten and ends up in landfill.

The average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month - about $40 worth - according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

In a year each person throws away almost 400 pounds of food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 23 percent of eggs and an even higher percentage of produce ends up in the trash.

But the impact of food waste stretches far beyond the kitchen.

Agriculture is the world's largest user of water, a big consumer of energy and chemicals and major emitter of greenhouse gases during production, distribution and landfill decay.

Experts say reducing waste is a simple way to cut stress on the environment while easing pressure on farmers, who will be called on to feed an expected 9 billion people around the world in 2050, versus nearly 7 billion today.

No matter how sustainable the farming is, if the food's not getting eaten, it's not sustainable and it's not a good use of our resource.

In richer nations, edible fruit and vegetables end up in landfills because they are not pretty enough to meet a retailer's standards, have gone bad in a home refrigerator or were not eaten at a restaurant.

In developing countries, much food spoils before it gets to market due to poor roads and lack of refrigeration.

High food prices are another factor, some people can't afford the food.

Even in 2008, when there were hunger riots around the world, there was enough food to feed people, it was just too expensive.

Farmers have to travel up to 20 kilometers to get their milk to market, and due to a country's high temperatures, much of the milk gets wasted.

Europe is a leader in tackling food waste, but the United States is catching on.

A General Mills pizza plant found a way to use heat to make toppings stick to frozen pizzas better. The system is expected to prevent thousands of pounds of cheese and other pizza toppings from going to waste each year.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said 33 million tons of food waste hit landfills and incinerators in 2010.

Some food could be 'rescued' and used in soup kitchens, while certain leftovers could be used as animal feed.

Increasing composting could boost soil health and drought resistance, while also easing the burden on landfills and reducing decomposition of garbage into greenhouse gas methane.

People of every age - especially children - contribute to the food waste problem.

1month 1 week old baby sleeping ??

1month 1 week old baby sleeping ??

I'd advise getting this Gina Ford book. (Gina is a maternity nurse)

She advises if you get your baby into a routine, the baby with feeding and sleeping helps your baby establish a sleep routine for the whole night. You get to distinguish between day naps, and complete sleep for the night.

She has 2 books that I would recommend for you:

The new contented little baby book: The secret to calm and confident parenting by Gina Ford


The complete sleep guide: for contented babies and toddlers by Gina Ford

Gina has her own website:


I've put a review of the sleep guide book beneath:

The Complete Sleep Guide for Contented Babies and Toddlers

The tried-and-tested methods outlined in THE COMPLETE SLEEP GUIDE FOR CONTENTED BABIES AND TODDLERS have already worked for thousands of parents and babies all over the world. Whether parents want to establish good sleeping habits from the start, or find they need to cure a problem and get their child back on track, Gina Ford has the answers.

Sleep, or rather the lack of it, is the issue of paramount concern to the overwhelming majority of new parents. Getting enough sleep is vital for the health of a growing baby or toddler, and the sanity of mums and dads. Yet striking the right balance between their differing needs can be hard to achieve. Once sleep problems set in, they can fast demoralise and exhaust parents, undermining confidence in their ability to cope.

What You'll Find Inside

Gina Ford has come to the rescue with her answer: the key to a good night's sleep for the whole family lies in teaching parents to understand the changing sleep needs of their growing baby. This book informs and reassures parents, dispelling many common myths and anxieties and offering practical solutions that work.

Gina advocates the structuring of feeding and sleeping times in order to ensure that all a young child's needs are satisfied, thereby enabling him quite naturally to start sleeping for longer stretches at night. Most babies raised on Gina's routines start sleeping through from 7pm to 7am at between 4 and 6 months old.

Gina explains what happens during the natural progression of regular light (REM) and deep (non-REM) sleep cycles experienced by young babies, and stresses the importance of certain factors in helping to encourage a regular sleep pattern including:

Establishing the right sleep associations from an early age

The importance of a correct, nutritionally balanced diet

Avoiding overtiredness and over-stimulation

Where to put your baby to sleep

Regulating daytime sleep

A clear understanding of how much sleep babies and toddlers need at different stages is essential for maintaining good sleep patterns as they grow. Gina covers in detail what parents can expect and what they should aim for at birth, from 1-4 months, from 4-6 months, from 6-12 months, from 1-2 years and from 2-3 years. She sets out for parents the timings of a typical day and emphasises the importance of a good bedtime routine and the necessity of allowing babies to settle themselves to sleep.

Gina also highlights the many complications that can arise and upset night-time sleep at each stage of development, including:


Wind and colic

Dummy dependency

Early morning waking

Wrong sleep associations


Nightmares and night terrors

Arrival of a new baby

She offers practical advice on how to tackle these problems and includes valuable case studies which demonstrate how her advice helped to resolve difficulties when put into practice in real situations.

For parents who find themselves with a child that has already developed a severe sleep problem, Gina Ford discusses four widely used methods of sleep training; the core night, crying down, controlled crying and gradual withdrawal techniques. She advises how parents can determine exactly what is causing excessive night-time waking and how to select the approach best suited to their child.

Frequently Asked Question on Sleeping

Please click here to visit the Frequently Asked Questions - Sleeping. Here you'll find questions based around the Sleep Guide.

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