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Diabetic, use inhaler for asthma and have arthritis. Suggest suitable way to reduce weight

Oct 2013
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I am 59, weigh about 225, 5ft 6in, have asthma, use inhaler as needed, diiabetes 2, take metformin 2xd, arthritis, little or no carteledge undre knee caps, no insurance, what is best way to lose at least 75 lbs. Limited income too. Thank you for any helpful answers,
Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 in Weight Loss
Answered by Dr. Namala Bharadwaj 54 minutes later
Brief Answer: Regular exerccies and diet management are best. Detailed Answer: Hello dear. Thanks for your query at XXXXXXX There are many methods of weight loss. Best and low income method would be to do the regular exercises with balanced diet. Every program requires experts advice and follow up. In your case the lowest cost expert would be a certified dietitian. You can ask them to give you 1000 to 1200 Kcal / day diet plan. Discuss and set small targets like 8 pounds each time and achieve it. Reward after every taget. That way the wt loss program can be exciting and long run you would not have any deficiencies. Other methods like weight loss medication, liposuction and bariatric surgeries are costly and have adverse effects on health. These are some tips for weight loss 1) Drink plenty of water. 2) Have strong wish for weight loss 3) Have only home made food, avoid junk food. Eat only when hungry. 4) Do regular exercises at least 30 to 60 minutes for five days a week 5) cycling, swimming, jogging are very best methods of exercise and also they have very good effect on heart. 6) Eat in small quantity at 5 to 6 times a day . Do not eat two or three times in large quantities. 7)Avoid coffee, chocolate, ice creams 8) Walk at least 1 hour in day along with your regular exercise. 9) Do not eat in front of television. 10) Avoid extra calories in each day. If you can follow above mentioned tips, these will help to loss weight with limited income and also they will improve your health without any side effects. Hope I answered your query. Any further information you can ask me in follow up query. Regards.
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