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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   I am 28 years of age
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   i maintain good health
User :   however despite all efforts i have not been able to put on weight
User :   my height is 5.9
User :   and my weight is 60 kgs
User :   is this appropriate
Doctor :   What is your current weight?
Doctor :   ok
User :   as a result of low body mass its affecting my personality at workplace
User :   i have very good appetite
User :   but despite eating well see limited build up to my body
User :   can you suggest some remedies
Doctor :   Your ideal weight ranges between 48 to 65
User :   then what i can do to improve my personality
User :   i want to avoid a frail look
Doctor :   But it also depends on your lifestyle
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems?
Doctor :   other than this
User : other problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   people basically say i dont look like a 28 year old
User :   and this is also impacting me at the workplace
Doctor :   You should have a balanced diet comprising of proteins, fats and carbohydrates
Doctor :   Also you should exercise regularly
Doctor :   Do some weight pullup exercises
User :   is it necesaary to join a gym or simple exercises will be sufficient.. i am not able to spare time for gym
Doctor :   Never skip a meal
Doctor :   Take a healthy breakfast
User :   actually i dont take a good breakfast..but take a good lunch
Doctor :   Iv you have non veg in your diet add an egg in your breakfast
User :   i am a vegetarian and do not consume eggs
Doctor :   Breakfast is the first meal of the day and should never be skipped
Doctor :   Ok you can have fruits like Banana and Mango
Doctor :   Take regularly six meals a day
User : you suggest having a decent breakfast and a lighter lunch
Doctor :   Always have breakfast
Doctor :   You van join some gym for weight training exercises
User :   I have a very long commute to office so am not able to spare time for a gym
Doctor :   Breakfast should be decent enough to make you filled up and give energy for the entire day
Doctor :   You can plan your day accordingly and its not necessary to go everyday.
Doctor :   Even 3 to 4 times a week will help
User :   In the gym, do you think just doing cardio will help
Doctor :   Avoid smoking and alcohol
User :   I do not smoke or consume alcohol
Doctor :   No not only cardio, it helps your body to prepare for further exercise
Doctor :   You can have some weight training sessions
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take lots of protein consisting of Dals, beans, sprouts
User :   is it possible to take some supplements
Doctor :   Supplements should not be taken without proper guidance, only after evaluating your body physique, and analysis they can be recommended
Doctor :   Avoid taking too much of junk food
Doctor :   If you follow a regime consisting of proper diets and regular meals you can gain weight
User :   ok. Thanks doctor. i will try to follow your advice.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   No. Thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you back?
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