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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi xxxx
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi doctor
User :   i am following a weight loss program
Doctor :   ok..
User :   i have not joined any gym
Doctor :   How old are you? what work do you do?
User :   i am just going for a jog 5 days a week & follwing a diet
User :   i am 25
Doctor :   ok
User :   & xxxx
Doctor :   how long is the jog/ how much time?
User :   its aduration of 40 mins
Doctor :   the best exercises to lose weight are the exercises called cardio workouts - like jogging/ cycling
User :   I have got a heartmeter with the chest strap
Doctor :   ok..
User :   i ddi some search on the net
User :   n dne bought this device
Doctor :   ok
User :   it has a feature which says that it can estimate the fat burnt
User :   it does calculates & gives the calorie burnt also
Doctor :   Is there any information/query I can help with?
User :   yes..
User :   i want to know how does it measure the fat burnt by capturing my heart rates n exercise time
Doctor :   there is no additional benefit ongoing to a gym to lose weight , except for toning the body
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is the unit for fat burnt
Doctor :   I am not familiar with the machine you have mentioned
User :   the device gives fat burnt readings in g, which i dont understand
User :   any idea about the unit in which fat burnt is measured
Doctor :   but i can give you an idea of how it might work
User :   ya sure
Doctor :   One gram of fat is approximately 9 calories
User :   pl proceed
Doctor :   if your hear rate during the exercise is say X/min
User :   yes
Doctor :   and you exercise for about 40 mins at that rate
User :   yes
Doctor :   then I think the machine calculates how much of calories you burn
Doctor :   and translates it into fat in grams
Doctor :   But it need not all be fat only
Doctor :   it is only an approxiamte
User :   okie
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can Help you with?
User :   thank you doctor
User :   :-)
Doctor :   welcome;
thanks for consulting Us bye,
User :   bye
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