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Trying to reduce weight with moderate activities like walking and diet control. How to reduce it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Hi XXXXXX
Doctor:Please go ahead with your medical query
User:Good Evening Doctor.
User:Thank you.
User:I am 33 years old, Male.
User:Work with XXXXXXX Software at Hyderabad in IT.
User:I am quite over weight at 90 and have been trying to reduce weight with moderate activities like walking and a little diet control
User:I seemed to be able to reduce weight from 94 to 90 over the last few months..
Doctor:very good
User:but after that.. i tried to stick to the routine and don't seem to reduce weight anymore..
User:instead i tend to get weakness.
User:i don't get the time and honestly, I can't afford these expensive gyms.
User:i'm stuck with this weight .. and feel scared in trying to workout now because i tend to get weakness within a week..
User:what should i do ?
Doctor:There was a study recently that you do not need to hit expensive gyms, if you are committed for weight loss you just need the following
Doctor:1) Regular (I mean daily) and feasible exercise. Whatever it may be, walk or cycle
Doctor:2) The other best way is if you are office is just within 5 to 6 km, cycle to it
Doctor:It may take half an hour extra but worth it
User:but why did i start losing weight ?
Doctor:3) Just count 5 before you eat or drink anything
User:i mean sorry.. why did i stop losing weight..
User:sorry.. please complete.
User:i am noting it..
User:is there a 4 ?
Doctor:During this 5 seconds assess whether you need it right now? Can I postpone it? if no, is there an alternative healthy thing available to you. If no, can I
User:ok... ?
Doctor:Limit the amount of this food? Can I have it just to satisfy the hunger
Doctor:Simple three questions and answer within 5 seconds
Doctor:will limit the amount of calorie intake
User:ok that sounds good and easy..
Doctor:It is something like this, for every 7000 Kcal deficit you will lose one kg weight
Doctor:That means, for your daily activities, job, bathing, commute suppose you req 2200 Kcal
Doctor:If you can put a deficit of 500 Kcal, then you will lose one kg in 14 days
Doctor:Deficity means, you expend 250 kcal by exercise
Doctor:and reduce diet intake by 250 Kcal
Doctor:so there is a deficit of 500Kcal per da
Doctor:So if you do it for 14 days, then you will have a total deficit of 7000Kcal
Doctor:Are you there
User:sorry i was reading trying to understand..
User:is there a chance that this deficit can cause weakness ?
Doctor:yes too much deficit can cause weakness
User:also, this means i need to analyze my food..
User:ok.. losing 1 kg in 14 days is a safe thing ?
User:ok great..
Doctor:You need to have a balance of food
User:does 30 mins of walking at 4 kms an hour count as 250 kcals ?
Doctor:All colors (seven) and all tastes (six)
User:ah !..
Doctor:It depends on the age, gender and metabolism
Doctor:of the person who expends the calories
Doctor:no defined burn
User:so how can i find out how much i'm burning ?
User:ok.. i think that can be found out on the web.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
User:when you say all colours .. it doesn't contain white ! :-)
User:which means potatoes and rice is OUT !
Doctor:It should contain white as well but when you include all the colors every color takes only a moderate quantity
Doctor:anything in moderation is good
User:thank you so much Doctor !
User:Hope you have a great Day ahead !
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Nice talking. By
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