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Diet and exercise for weight gain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor
User :   good morning
User :   any one available to answer my query?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   AGE:23
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please type in small letters
Doctor :   ok
User :   location:chennai
User :   marital status:single
Doctor :   ok
User :   weight&height : 53kgs and 5.9
User :   dependents :yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i go ahead with my query?
Doctor :   ok
User :   my dad and grandfather used to be so lean...same way i'am also looking so lean...wen consulted doc he said it might be family genetics . i eat well , in time.. but i look so leans for years....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so u want to gain weight isit
User :   i heard about vitamin b12 injection to gain weight...wat is that??
Doctor :   i will calculate ur BMI
Doctor :   or body mass index
Doctor :   no likely
Doctor :   not likely
Doctor :   u need to consume more proteins and fatty food and exercise
User :   proteins and fatty foods like?
Doctor :   i will calculate the BMI
Doctor :   or body mass index
Doctor :   please wait
Doctor :   later will give u tips to gain weight
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   ur BMi is 17
Doctor :   normal BMi should be 20-24.9
User :   wat is bmi?
Doctor :   ur ideal weight should be between 60-74
Doctor :   Body mass index
Doctor :   Body Mass Index Calculator - Obesity is determined by measuring body weight and fat
User :   so wat should i do now?
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice
Doctor :   Eat more calories
Doctor :   This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   i'm a bachelor.. staying away from home ...staying alone....i take my food daily from hotel
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.
Doctor :   ncrease your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples
Doctor :   and also u need to excercise
Doctor :   best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.
Doctor :   confirm ur details
Doctor :   GNC PP WEIGHT GAINER 2200 GOLD-VANILLA Mix 3 rounded scoops to 700ml . of cold water or 2% reduced-fat milk. Blend throughly until dissolved. A blender is recommended for ease of mixing.
Doctor :   u can take this product for 3 months
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   u ask me now
Doctor :   For Details Visit and Buy the product at or Guardian pharmacy outlets in your city.
User :   wat about steroids and fat consuming injections?
Doctor :   not safe
Doctor :   dont ever try taking steriods
Doctor :   it has got lot of side effects
Doctor :   u may land up in kidney failure
Doctor :   with that
Doctor :   try gaining weight naturally
Doctor :   ok
User :   okay thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   can u suggest me some fat and proteins consuming foods?
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