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Diet for weight loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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User :   hii
User :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I am overweight...my height is 5.4 ft...and weight is 75 kg..
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Ok
User :   problem is whatever I eat in whatever quantity..I keep gaining weight..
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Ok
User :   I don't go to Gym and all...but I do regulAR walk..and walk a lot infact..but ny weight still keeps getting high..
User :   can u plz guide me ho o keep a check on the weight..I don't eat too much..and don't take much fried and non veg food..
User :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you, before I proceed further?
User :   sure
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May I know your age, gender & occupation
User :   29, M,
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OK
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Have you visited a Doctor for the same?
User :   m going to have dinner..will come back after some time..plz execuse me for that..
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Ok
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi....I am back
User :   No..I have not visited to any doctor for this till now
Doctor :   Before I suggest you any measures, you need to know that,
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weight loss cannot happen overnight.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
It takes some time, a few months may be to expect some changes in weight.
User :   ok
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If you have understood this, I would like to know what other techniques you have applied?
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Are you there?
User :   I have been to Gym..but I was never reular..i.e. I went to Gym for 3 months continously...but since I disnt loose weight..so I discontinued
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :   let me explain.
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Weight is dependent on two factors, the calories you consume and calories you burn.
User :   ok
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So you need to balance both these to expect changes in weight.
User :   ok
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Hence you need to include dietary changes also.
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In brief, diet which contains less of calories are essential.
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   High calorie diets are all present in food sources such as
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whole rice grains,
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pulses,
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sweets,
User :   ok...but pulses are good 4 health..rt?
Doctor :   some of the fruits, dry fruits and nuts.
User :   ok
Doctor :   All these food are also good for the health, but if you are going to have these in increased amounts then,
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it won't be helping you in reducing the weight.
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Hence a balance of these foods are needed.
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Along these dietary modifications, a regular physical exercises are essential.
Doctor :   The best physical exercises initially for weight reduction is walking.
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Start off with walking and jogging initially and then proceed to other forms of exercises.
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