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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   good morning sir
Doctor :   good morning
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   i m 30yrs old male business and unmarried
Doctor :   ok
User :   sir i m underweight i.e 50
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   whats ur height
User :   height is 5.4"
Doctor :   i will calculate the body mass index
Doctor :   for u
Doctor :   ur BMI is 19
Doctor :   normal bmi is between 20-24.9
Doctor :   to gain weight u need to consume more calories
User :   i feel weak alsoand very thin so suggest me
Doctor :   ok
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 :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day
Doctor :   Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.
Doctor :   r u following it
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice
Doctor :   Increase 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
User :   yes
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 :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples.
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises which do not require machinery that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.The 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.
These exercises are best done under supervision, but they don't need machinery.
User :   some times nightfall at night.
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i didnt get u
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   confirm ur details
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User :   thank u for suggest me sir.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hi
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