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Over weight, stomach bloating, gained weight after pregnancy. How to reduce & is ultra liposis / tummy tucks advisable?

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I have gained weight in pregnancy and now unable to reduce the same. Also i have bolted stomach which i want to reduce. What will be the easy way out. Is ultra liposis, Tummy tucks advisable. Is there any specific diet plan i may use.i am working and have just resumed work. i have a desk job. It is difficult for me to exercise. Though now i go for walking in the evening for half and hour with my baby. But i do not brisk walk.
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Weight Loss
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 2 hours later
Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

First you need need to iseal weight for your height. To know about ideal weight of person we use an index called BODY MASS INDEX (BMI).

BMI is calculated with the simple formula: BMI= weight in kg/height in metre²
According to BMI we can categorise people in three categories:
•     Underweight from 16.0 to 18.5
•     Normal from 18.5 to 25
•     Overweight from 25 to 30
•     Obese from 30 onward

Following steps will be helpful to reduce weight:

•     Buy one weighing machine preferably digital and measure weight every week, on a fixed day and on empty stomach in morning. Write weight in front of date in calendar or diary.

•     Most important thing to lose weight is to remain motivated towards your goal. So fix your goal in form of target weight like start with target of 7kg in 4 month. Target around 2 kg weight reduction in every month as it will not disturb physiological functioning of body. So it will take around 3.5 month to achieve your goal.

•     Inform your family members about your plan to reduce weight as it will help to continue your motivation towards your goal.

•     It is better to maintain diet chart by simply daily food intake items in diary. Also calculate your calorie (take help of net to calculate calorie of individual food article) intake from that diary and restrict it 1500 k cal per day.

•     Eliminate food items containing sugar and fat from your diet. Increase consumption of salad and fruits in your diet as it will mobilise your fat. Using these principle and according to your dietary habits prepare your own diet chart and stick to that plan.

•     Do not try to reduce weight very fast as it is harmful to health.

•     In exercise plan: Incorporate aerobics and brisk walk in your exercise plan at least for 30 min a day. It is better to follow exercise program daily rather than alternate day for more benefit. Simple walking is not of much use in weight reduction, so try to do brisk walk.

•     Ultra liposis and Tummy tucks are helpful but personally I do not favored them till you have followed above measures. Apart from that there are no well controlled studies regarding safety of these methods.

•     Get your self evaluated for thyroid hormone as in many cases hypothyroidism specially in female can lead to obesity.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
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Follow-up: Over weight, stomach bloating, gained weight after pregnancy. How to reduce & is ultra liposis / tummy tucks advisable? 1 hour later
Thank you very much for answering my query.My height is 5 ft and my weight is around 68. The problem is my tummy fat. I will try what you have suggested me. However it is very difficult to follow a diet as I am working. But i will try. Can you tell me my BMI.
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 5 hours later
Hello again,
Thanks for follow up,

5 feet means 1.52 meters

BMI= weight in kg/height in metre²

=68/1.52x1.52 =29.43

Your BMI is 29.43 in overweight range.

Wish you good health.
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