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How to increase the metabolism rate and reduce weight

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I need to increase the metabolism rate and reduce the weight drastically
Posted Mon, 10 Feb 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Life style changes are a must Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic Weight is like bank account / The amount in your account comes down when you withdraw more (physical work) and you deposit less (eat less). If the weight is picking up, it only means – the exercise is not enough / the food is more / or both.... There is no shortcut You have to aim for slow and steady reduction – Up to 2 KG in a week, is generally safe. _____________________________________________ You have to reduce the QUANTITY of your food and change the QUALITY too. It is not possible to explain or understand the nuances on a single occasion. To start with, reduce the amount to one third of what you are presently taking. Avoid all fats – they have double the energy of carbohydrates. You should see a good DIETICIAN - One generally needs SEVERAL sessions, to master concepts of calories, nutritional values, biological value, vitamins, minerals and so on. _____________________________________________ Exercise helps But you need to do really severe and prolonged exercise – several hours. Start half an hour a day and slowly step up every week. Its role is however is limited. For example, in walking 1 kilometre, one spends 1 Calorie per kilogram of his body weight! A cup of rice or an average bar of chocolate has approximately 200 calories. A treadmill may help. The ideal solution is to get yourself enrolled in a Gym and have a supervised program. _____________________________________________ If most of the measures don’t help, some people opt for operation to help. It is called Bariatric surgery – reducing the size of the stomach and has proved benefits. Good luck Take care Wishing all well God bless
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Follow-up: How to increase the metabolism rate and reduce weight 4 days later
Suggest me the excercises which would reduce the Weight ideally by 2KG per week BAsically i need to increase the metabolism Also are Soaked Beans / Moong Dal with some cucmber and little green chilli / Horse Gram either of the one on daily diet good for health. such that i dont lack with nutritian
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Join a gym Detailed Answer: Hi Any aerobic exercise is OK / Jogging or treadmill is good – joining a supervised exercise program in a gym is better…work out to raise the heart rate to 120 or so… Dal, beans are rich in protein; horse gram has more fibre; - they are alright in moderation. Include more vegetables and a few fruits for a balanced diet Avoid fat – it has double the calories of protein or carbohydrate Regards
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