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What is the diet control food to take for weight loss? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:What is the diet control food, I need to take?
Doctor:I am sorry, I couldn't understand your query. What is your purpose of diet control?
User:For the weight loss.
Doctor:May I know your current age, height, weight and waist circumference?
User:I dont know about my waist, My current age is 32 and weight is 92
Doctor:May I know your current height?
User:5" 12
Doctor:*Your pant size can be an indicator of waist circumference.
Doctor:Thanks for providing the necessary details.
Doctor:Considering your height is 5'12" which is equal to 6 feet, your ideal body weight should be between 70 to 80 kg and yes you are bit above the normal weight.
Doctor:There are different methods of dieting and since dietary changes bring about slow and gradual weight reduction for better compliance
Doctor:it is best to modify your current diet pattern than change to a new diet.
Doctor:So can you list out your typical one day diet pattern?
User:Morning - Tiffin (Mostly DOSA) + Coffee
User:Afternoon Lunch will be Curd Rice + Rasam
User:Evening - Coffee with some snacks
User:Night - Tiffin(Dosa or uppama) + Curd Rice
Doctor:Thanks for providing these details.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Please interrupt me if you do not follow any thing.
Doctor:If your goal is to reduce weight, the most important thing is to include lot of fibres and complex carbohydrates in your diet.
Doctor:Drink plenty of water and fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Doctor:I shall put across few suggestions what I suggest to few of my patients.
Doctor:Have a glass of water/milk with honey as you wake up.
Doctor:This would be preferable to having a cup of coffee or tea.
Doctor:Let your breakfast be at around 8-9am. And preferable to have a balanced diet.
Doctor:Oats, kellogs or other diet packages can be tried if you like them.
Doctor:Else broken upma or one idli/dosa can make up your breakfast.
Doctor:Avoid chutney made up of coconut or ground nut.
User:Yes having OATS instead of Coffee in the morning
Doctor:Instead go for sambar or tomato chutney or coriander chutney.
Doctor:Restrict consumption of coffee or tea instead a glass of milk would do.
Doctor:If you are going for milk use skimmed milk and not those with high fat content.
Doctor:Later during the day, you may take a cup of green tea with some high fibre biscuits as a morning snack.
Doctor:Else a bowl of some fresh fruits will also do.
Doctor:This late morning snack will help in reducing your lunch appetite and reduce the calorie too.
Doctor:During lunch time a balanced low calorie lunch instead of a full bowl of rice alone.
Doctor:One or two chapathi with a small cup of rice with plenty of vegetables and dal would be preferable.
Doctor:Chapathi/roti should be made up of whole grains and not refined grains like maida.
Doctor:You can add salad dressing to them and probably butter milk too if you like them.
Doctor:Avoid sweets, pappad / pickles. they are XXXXXXX in calorie.
Doctor:The basic idea is to include lot of vegetables and reducing the amount of rice. Very, very less amount of sweet, or extra dish like papad, pickles, etc.
User:The intake of water should be Hot or Cold?
Doctor:That can be your preference; however you need to drink at least 6-8 glass of water a day.
Doctor:Have a light evening snack consisting of a fruit, boiled corn or some wheat bread sandwich.
Doctor:Again restrict coffee/tea or sweets.
Doctor:Let your dinner be early at around 8 pm. Avoid rice preparation. Roti/chapathi with vegetable and dhal and salads could do.
Doctor:Later in the night probably an hour before you sleep you can have a glass of skimmed mild or a fruit.
Doctor:The idea is to keep your appetite up, while lowering any diet which are XXXXXXX in calories.
Doctor:if you are a non vegetarian, you can include chicken breast or fish twice a week.
Doctor:Avoid coconut or cashew nut if chicken curry or fish curry is made.
Doctor:Egg white preferable to whole egg.
Doctor:Drinking plenty of water and taking plenty of fruits and vegetable are the most effective if you wish to lose weight.
Doctor:And avoid eating in excess of appetite.
Doctor:Avoid fasting/skipping meals.
Doctor:Be regular with meals.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes, I have noted down all your points.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:* It is necessary that you follow healthy cardioexercise like brisk walking, jogging, thread mill exercise, uphill cycling or swimming regularly to compliment diet changes if you are planning for weight reduction.
Doctor:You can also check your cholesterol levels frequently to see if there are any effects of weight on heart and brain.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:No, I am fine with this diet chart. Thank you very much for your valuable suggestion.
Doctor:You are welcome.
User:If anything, I can contact with you in chat, Right?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
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Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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