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Diet options for weight loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I have to loose my weight
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please proceed with your health query
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ok
User :   how
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please provide your age, weight and height
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i will help you in this
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by guiding you through weight loss diet and tips
User :   27.8 yrs
User :   77
User :   kg
User :   5.8
Doctor :  
ok
User :   ft
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as per the weight and height given by you , your BMI(body mass index) is 26
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which makes you fall into overweight bracket
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and your normal weight should be between 65-70 kgs
User :   tell me what to do
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to be in healthy bracket
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weight loss should be a programmed one
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which makes you lose weight gradually and not suddenly to avoid health complications
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what type of diet do you take?
User :   normal diet
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veg/non veg/semi veg?
User :   rice+pulses+vegetable at 11 am
User :   pure veg
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and how many times a week you do eat outside?
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ok
User :   1 time
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do you exercise?or work out?
User :   not daily
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do you have a sedentary lifestyle or moderately sedentary lifestyle?
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based on your daily activity, your diet needs to be planned
User :   sedentary lifestyle
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you daily calorie intake should be between 1500-1600 kcals to have healthy weight
User :   am a software eng
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ok
User :   so mostly i have to work by sitting
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your diet should comprise of a good breakfast, a moderate lunch and a light dinner.
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with 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits per day
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fruits and vegetables should be high in fiber and antioxidant content like carrots, green leafy vegetables, apples, oranges, broccoli, etc
User :   kud u plz give me more details
User :   what shud be in breakfast
Doctor :  
sure
User :   lunch
User :   & in dinner
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i am coming to the details
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if you are taking a north indian diet or a south indian diet, you can incorporate wheat atta rotis and a veg curry, similarly for south indian diet you can choose idle/dosa with veg curry instead of chutney
User :   am a north indian
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or if taking sandwiches, go for a veg sandwicth with either fresh fruits or vegetables in it
User :   how many rotis
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take two-three rotis of 6" size with veg curry
User :   ok
User :   now in lunch???
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for lunch, take a portion of rice about 1 cup, one roti/phulka, 1 medium cup of dal, 1 medium cup of mix veg/seasonal veg curry.
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and salad with sprouted grains or tomato and onion raita
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for evening snacks, take whole wheat biscuits/bran biscuits with black tea/lemon tea
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morning for breakfast take a cup of tea made with skimmed milk
User :   i dont take milk .... and milk product
User :   like tea
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for dinner take 3-4 phulkas/or 1 cup rice with seasonal veg curry/ 1cup mix dal curry and a fruit salad after half hour of dinner
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between breakfast and lunch include a small snack break, take a fruit juice without sugar in that
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this will help you to eat less for lunch
User :   ok
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avoiding tea/coffee is good, and i appreciate it.
User :   thanks... till now no body appreciated that
User :   if i follow this ... is there any need to do extra excercise
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for a more personalized diet chart you can visit the products page in our website, and ask for it
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yes, definitely, exercise is an integral part to help you lose weight and stay healthy
User :   ok
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atleast do a 20-30 mins brisk walk daily
User :   what type of excercise
User :   ok
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it is a important cardio exercise that keeps your heart and body healthy
User :   ok
User :   my job shift ends at 11 pm
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also you can opt for working out in gym or aerobic exercise to help you better and faster
User :   if i take the dinner after that
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ok i will suggest you an alternate option to help you
User :   yeah tell me
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park your vehicle at a longer distance at office such that you will have a small walk daily
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or walk upto the nearest grocery store
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do you take dinner at office or at home?
User :   ok... i normally do that .... walk around the office
User :   at home
Doctor :   ok
User :   i normally sleep at 12
User :   and wake up at 6:30
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then you can do th eopposite, take the fruit salad at office before leaving home, such that you dont end up eating more
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ok that is good, your body needs atleat 6-7 hours of good sleep to relax
User :   what should be timing of breakfast/lunch/d/inner
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breakfast at 7:30-08:00 am
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mid morning snack at 10:30-11 am
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lunch at 12:30-01:00pm
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evening snack at 04:30 pm
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dinner at 09:30 -10 pm
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but since your timings are different for dinner
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you can take the fruit salad/fruit juice at 09:30-10pm
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and dinner at 11:00-11:15pm
User :   ok
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for a more personalized diet chart you can visit the products page in our website, and ask for it
User :   shuld i walk after dinner
Doctor :   in that by giving your details
User :   ok
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yes you should walk after dinner for atleast 15 mins
User :   ok ... thanks a lot
User :   i will surely follow this... may I know ur name
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   if i chat next time I will get u online or someone else
Doctor :   you can ask for me over the chat
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User :   ok Mam .... thanks again.... bye ...
User :   have a good day
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