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Efficient techniques for tummy reduction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doc.
Doctor :   How can I help you?

User :   Please suggest me efficient techniques to reduce tummy please..
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
I shall help you
Doctor :  
May I know your age, gender and occupation?
User :   Age: 25
User :   Gender: Male
User :   Occupation: Service
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  

User :   No. I'm an alumni.
Doctor :   Ok, thats good

User :   I work with a Finance firm now.
Doctor :  
Since I saw you id, I asked
Doctor :  
User :   I have stopped eating junk food. Will that help to an extent?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats really a good move
Doctor :  
it shall certainly prove
Doctor :   Could give me your height, weight and waist circumference?
User :   Yeah.
User :   I'm about 5'10, 79 kgs, waist is 36
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
I shall tell you that your BMI
Doctor :  
Give me a minute
Doctor :   It is 26

Doctor :  
Ideally should be below 25
User :   Ohhk..
Doctor :  
Cutting down 5kgs is all that you need for now
Doctor :  
One thing I want to make it clear is that, you are not that overweight
Doctor :  
It is only in the initial phase
User :   Okk..
User :   I want to be fit and fine. Reduce my tummy as soon as possible.
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
I shall guide you
Doctor :  
The safest method to reduce the extra fat from your body is by taking a balanced
diet and right amount of exercise.
User :   I sleep late in the night at around 2am and wake up at 9am during weekdays.. and longer during weekends
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Disrupted schedules shall have its impact
Doctor :  
and weight gain is one
User :   Ohh..
Doctor :   For now diet and exercise is good enough for you

Doctor :  
and you can see results gradually
User :   What exercises do you suggest doc?
Doctor :  
loosing upto 2kg per month is fine and quite possible
Doctor :  
Jogging and/or Walking
Doctor :  
is the best aerobic exercise
Doctor :  
A good strength along with it is beneficial too
User :   Okk.. Is walking after dinner fine?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
It is
Doctor :  
You should it in your most suitable time
Doctor :  
so that you adhere to it
User :   Fast walk or just any casual walk is ok?
Doctor :   Fast walk is always is better

Doctor :  
and effective
User :   Alright.
User :   And how do I maintain a balanced diet?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
I shall tell you
Doctor :   Eat good amounts of fruits and green vegetables daily because they are low calorie food.

User :   Great I like them too :)
Doctor :   That is good, you like them
Doctor :  
and you can adhere to it
Doctor :   as you like it more

User :   I have noticed that my tummy increases whenever I eat rice.. I have stopped eating rice. Should I continue to?
Doctor :  
Fruits and vegetables are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They
fill up your stomach fast so you feel full earlier. They are also low in calories and help to
keep your calorie count low.
Doctor :   Even if you go for rice, I would suggest Red raw rice instead of white refined rice
User :   Ohh.. How different is red rice?
Doctor :   It has more fiber content

Doctor :  
and has less amount of fat
Doctor :  
as it shall not be absorbed
User :   I see..
User :   And what about milk? I have stopped having milk too.. They say its very fattening
Doctor :   The difference is just like the same b/w maida and atta

Doctor :   Go for skimmed milk

Doctor :  
that is fine and no restrictions
User :   Okkk...
User :   So I should not have maida also na..?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
You should not
Doctor :  
Go only for whole grains like wheat, raw rice, ragi, jower, etc
User :   I have wheat and jowar at home..
User :   Is it okay if I eat out at restaurants? They don't use proper oil I guess.
Doctor :  
Yes, you should choose your foods
Doctor :  
either in restaurants or at home
Doctor :  
go for foods with less oil and sugars
Doctor :  
that is the key
User :   Hmmm...
User :   Sandwich is okay na?
Doctor :   Fine,but without oil and/or butter

User :   Please suggest me snacks which I can have during office timings..
Doctor :   Raw veggies and fruits

User :   Okk.
User :   Is sprouts ok?
Doctor :   Yes, it is very good in curbing appetite

Doctor :  
and also providing protein content
User :   Okkk.. great..
User :   And is fish and chicken fine?
Doctor :   Avoid non-veg foods as far as possible

Doctor :   as they are high in saturated fats
Doctor :  
Egg white is recommended
User :   Ohhh..
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   Well I think that's of great help for now.
User :   Thank you very much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Sure. Thanks. Bye.
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