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Want to lose some weight. How? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:this is Dr XXXXXXX
User:Hi
User:Actually im need of weight control
Doctor:Ok XXXXXXX
Doctor:what is your height and weight
User:But not really ready to avoid food
User:My height is 170cm
Doctor:you cannot have all the junk food etc
Doctor:once in a while its ok
User:and weight is 79
Doctor:ok
Doctor:So basically, we'd be looking at about 10 kg of weight loss
Doctor:To start with
User:Yeah im working out for that in gym
Doctor:do you exercise
Doctor:yeah
User:ok
Doctor:for how long
User:1 hour min
Doctor:so what is the split of cardio and weights
User:Started lat week
User:I dint get that point
Doctor:what exercise do you do in the gym/
User:Cardio mainly
User:Threadmill
User:Cycling
User:Anyway thoe trainers are very good and all are physio therapists
Doctor:ok
Doctor:thats good
Doctor:for the exercise XXXXXXX
Doctor:'I want you to do weight training twice a week
User:So that part is fine i guess
User:ok
Doctor:that helps speed up your metabolism and will also help you look toned
Doctor:yes
Doctor:approximately, you should be burning about 300-400 calories in the gym
User:Now I want to ask if i need food control
User:along with workout
User:ok
Doctor:that is needed XXXXXXX
User:ok
Doctor:even if you exercise the whole day
Doctor:if you dont control the food you eat
Doctor:there's no point
User:Could you please suggest me a proper diet plan
Doctor:yes
User:ok
Doctor:i will tell you the main principles
Doctor:and I will schedule a dietician call for you
User:yes please
Doctor:she will make a plan as per your eating habits
User:ok
Doctor:first is you must have dinner by 8 pm
Doctor:or maybe even 7:30
User:sure
Doctor:sweets/fried/junk is allowed once a week
Doctor:third
Doctor:5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day
Doctor:so 1.5 fruits in a day
User:I used to take juice or softdrinks everyday
Doctor:2 cups of vegs in lunch and dinner
Doctor:and 2 cups of salad
User:Would that count for sweet
User:part
Doctor:juice or softdrinks are really bad
User:ok
Doctor:they have only sugar
Doctor:instead
Doctor:just have the fruit
User:ok
User:Doctor, what is the point in dinner b4 8pm
Doctor:also, 3-4 litres of water
Doctor:it gives you time to digest the food
Doctor:also a light dinner is essential
User:ok
Doctor:so breakfast is your heavy meal
User:preferably?
Doctor:lunch is medium and dinner is the lightest meal
Doctor:yes
Doctor:because we have the whole dday to digest the breakfast and lunch
Doctor:while after dinner
User:I mean for dinner, what wud u prefer
Doctor:we usually sleep off
Doctor:do you eat non veg?
User:yes
User:Almost everyday for lunch
Doctor:ok
Doctor:so for dinner
Doctor:it should be 2 rotis and dal and vegetable and rice
User:ok
Doctor:sorry
Doctor:instead of the rice
Doctor:I meant salad/curd
User:ok
User:Curd is fat. right?
Doctor:no
Doctor:about 80 calories for 100 g
Doctor:so its fine
Doctor:1 cup a day
Doctor:there is no problem
User:ok
Doctor:these are the basics XXXXXXX
Doctor:I'll arrange a dietician call for you
User:ok
Doctor:so that you can have the exact diet plan
User:ok. fine
Doctor:is there anything else I can help with
User:Thanks for your time
User:nothing
Doctor:Sure
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
Doctor:have a good day ahead
Doctor:bye
User:you too have a good day
User:bye
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