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hi this is XXXXXXX I would like to ask about obesity Even though i wont eat more but i am suffering from obesity
Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 1 hour later
Brief Answer: need more details Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and following points need details for healthy Lifestyle & Management. 1. you have not mentioned about your weight, which along with your specified age (27) will help determine the BMI [ BODY MASS INDEX] 2. In what sense do you explain your obesity: . due to being overweight? . due to short height? . due to sedentary lifestyle? . have this weight problem differentiated from other causes of weight gain esp. underactive thyroid, impaired blood sugar & cholesterol, occupational, lack of exercise, unusual overeating due to stress at office (please exclude these possibilities with relevant physical examinations & investigations) please revert back with above said clarifications for Ayurveda Dietary Regime & Management. Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika Clinic
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Sir, my height is 6ft (183Cm) Weight is 95 Kgs BMI 28 Based on BMI I opened the discussion with u
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 4 hours later
Brief Answer: Dietary & Lifestyle Modifications Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX thanks for reverting back with your reply and calculating your BMI [28.4] you fall under being 'over weight'. 1. Since you have asked for reducing weight here are few dietary modifications along with lifestyle changes which you can incorporate in your daily schedule: A. You cannot burn more than 300 calories through EXERCISE everyday! So it is important to control the tongue, along with whatever exercise you do: ½ hour of walking burn 130 calories ½ hour of jogging/running burn 300-350 calories ½ hour of swimming burn 250 calories ½ hour of cycling burn 150 calories ½ hour of aerobic exercise burn 250 calories ½ hour of light exercise like writing/driving burn 50 calories i.e. if you don’t exercise you consume about 2000-2500 calories per day. To this you Add any of the above exercise protocol to consume more calories, and keep your calorie consumption below 2000 per day and you will be losing weight. DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES B. Tips on Eating: Starvation is not the right way to loose weight. Take the right type of diet and eat heartily: AVOID: . Processed and tinned foods opt for fresh foods. Eliminate all cold food and drink; you should eat nothing that is refrigerator cold. .Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, yam, nuts, fruits with sweet pulp like mango, chickoos, bananas and grapes. . Avoid sedentary lifestyle, day time sleeping after meals, newly harvested rice, curd, butter, ghee, cheese, cream, chocolates, cakes, pastries, ice-creams, XXXXXXX . Drinking cold water after exercise. .Oils should be reduced to minimum, avoid deep fried foods like puries,bhujees, potato chips. WHAT TO EAT: .start the meal with large bowl of thin soup, followed by good volume of salads prepared with green vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber, sprouted pulses). This will prevent you from taking extra servings of the meals. Drink plenty of water and diluted buttermilk. .Avoid rice, take roti or phulka,without oil or ghee.The bhaji servings should be prepared from green leafy vegetables,onions,cauliflower’s,lady’s finger, radish, turnips, mushrooms, sprouted pulses. Oil may be substituted by gravy of tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger, in the curry or bhaji for taste. . For morning and evening snacks, take recommended fruits,vegetables and low fat (skimmed) milk, black tea without sugar has negligible calories. . Carbohydrates: fat requires carbohydrates to burn, so take them in moderation like grains. A. DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABITS: . Do not eat only 2 large meals a day. It leads to overeating due to hunger. Take snacks in between. It is advisable to eat a good breakfast and light lunch and dinner. . Keep a quiet and pleasant atmosphere in the dining hall. Watching TV while eating, talking, arguments, angry discussions all lead to overeating. . Eat slowly; chewing each bite thoroughly gives a feeling of satiation. . Do not be tempted to finish up the leftovers. . Use nonstick cooking ware for cooking P.S.: . It is wise to take vitamin and mineral supplementation during this period, to ensure that your body does not lack any nutrients MEDICATIONS 1. Some Ayurveda compounds which are prescribed for weight reduction include: Triphala,Arogya vardhini Vati,,Chandraprabha Vati,Triphala Guggulu and since these are prescription drugs you should contact with your Local Ayurveda Physician regarding their dosage because overuse of guggulu can cause excessive weight loss. Do revert back for any clarifications Dr. Munish Sood Naimittika
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