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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   What can I do not to have a big tummy
Doctor :   Overall weight reduction helps to reduce belly fat also.
Doctor :   Can you mention your age, height,weight, occupation?
User :   Then what is the best way to reduce weight?
User :   Oh sorry
User :   I will be 38 this novemeber, i'm 78kg and i'm a xxx to a busy executive
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ?
Doctor :   You should try to exercise regularly
Doctor :   Regular cardio exercise like walking
Doctor :   treadmill, jogging, swimming are helpful.
Doctor :   Cot down on high calorie foods like corn flour, rice,
Doctor :   sugar, fatty foods
Doctor :   Try to avoid refined foods in general
Doctor :   Eat more fruits, salads and vegetables
Doctor :   You should
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User :   I've subscribed for one yr
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User :   Let me ask you one question. Is this chat 24/7?
Doctor :   We were discussing about reducing belly fat.
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User :   Ok
User :   back to our discussion
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   you said i should cut down on my rice intake. is taking rice once a day too much?
Doctor :   Belly fat is dangerous as it is an indicator that there is an underlying health problem.
Doctor :   It makes people more prone for diabetes
Doctor :   It could be depending on your weight.
Doctor :   Can you mention your height roughly?
User :   i'm around 75 - 78kg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The height?
Doctor :   There is a parameter called Body Mass Index that tells us the correct weight for a given height.
Doctor :   I would need your height to calculate the BMI
User :   i'm around 5"
Doctor :   Your BMI is more than 30.
Doctor :   That indicates that you are obese.
Doctor :   You should be around 60 kgs (25 BMI)
Doctor :   to be normal
Doctor :   That indicates that you should follow a rather strict diet.
Doctor :   I suggest that you avoid rice completely if possible as rice is very fattening.
Doctor :   If that is not possible, try to use boiled rice.
User :   pls tell me more about boiled rice
Doctor :   If that is also difficult then try to eat a fixed measure of rice say a 200 gm bowl
Doctor :   Boiled rice is relatively more healthier but still high in calorie
Doctor :   Do you have any addictions like smoking and alcohol?
User :   I'm a xxx, a xxx
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Try to reduce the intake of sugar.
Doctor :   Use jaggery instead of sugar or any natural sweetener like honey.
Doctor :   Restrict Non-vegetarian foods and take only egg white, avoid the yellow as it is cholesterol rich.
Doctor :   Take more whole grains like ragi, jowar, wheat
User :   how about fried egg?
Doctor :   try to eat boiled egg white instead.
Doctor :   The point is to tale a low calorie high protein diet
Doctor :   Take more proteins like beans, pulses, lentils, soya
User :   when i take beans, i go to toilet frequently
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can take soya
Doctor :   Try to reduce coffee and tea or take them without sugar.
Doctor :   Breakfast should include whole bread, egg white, or idlis, dhokla.
Doctor :   A snack at 11 with fruits or sprouts
User :   I don't take breakfast as a principle
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So when is your first meal of the day>
Doctor :   The first meal should be wholesome, low in oil and high in carbohydrates.
User :   between 12 and 2pm
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If possible I suggest that you try to take a herbal tea with minimal sugar or fruits if possible as skipping breakfast makes the body to be more
Doctor :   prone to Diabetes and other health related problems.
Doctor :   The first meal should be of whole grains and should be filling but at the same time low in fats and oils
User :   you mean when taking my first meal at any time during the day it should be of whole grains, filling and low in fats and oils?
Doctor :   Yes
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User :   give me the direct link to log in to the chart
Doctor :   Coming back to our discussion, after a wholesome first meal, you should
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Doctor :   Coming back to the discussion
User :   okay continue with your discussion, you were saying after a wholesome first meal, i should . . .
Doctor :   You should eat regular small snacks every 3-4 hours. The snacks should be either fruits, salads or sprouts
Doctor :   The night meal should be light and rice should be definitely avoided now
Doctor :   You can take butter milk instead of regular curd and skimmed milk instead of whole milk.
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Try to avoid pastries, regular bread, biscuits, chocolates and sweets.
Doctor :   Avoid deep fries.
Doctor :   This is about the diet.
Doctor :   Coming to the exercise part, try to put in at least 1/2 hour of cardio exercise like brisk walking, treadmill
Doctor :   This is better done everyday and at least 5 days a week.
Doctor :   Did you get a health check up recently?
User :   like what . . .
Doctor :   I suggest that you get a general health check up with a General Physician. Get your BP checked.
Doctor :   As you are above 35 yrs it is better to get this evaluated.
User :   my BP is okay as at last check
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But try to make it a regular habit to get a check up every 1 yr
User :   can you list for me what to check for
Doctor :   BP, Diabetes and Fasting Lipids.
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User :   yes
Doctor :   I suggest that you get a Fasting Blood Sugar, Fasting Lipid Profile .
User :   is that all to check for?
Doctor :   Yes. As you dont have any other health problems, these are the basic things that need to be done.
User :   okay
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