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Suggest ways to lose post pregnancy weight

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Hi Doc, Greetings for the day ! I would like to suggest me how to loss my post-pregnancy weight, if possible please suggest through medicines. Thank u , XXXXXX
Posted Sat, 23 Nov 2013 in Weight Loss
Answered by Meenakshi Attrey 11 hours later
Brief Answer: Request for Details Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX, Greetings from XXXXXXX Post pregnancy weight loss can be achieved by determination and a well planned diet and exercise routine. However, to serve you better, I need some more information, Like -your weight and height and the age of your baby. also, please mention if you had a normal delivery or a C-section. Waiting for your response. Meenakshi
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Hello Doc, Good Morning.. Please find the details as requested.. Weight - 72kgs Height - 5.4 Age of my baby - 1.7yrs Type of delivery - Normal. My hectic work schedules doesn't permit to work-out at all. Hence would request to suggest for any diet plan and medicines for shedding the extra weight. Thanks and Regards, XXXXX
Answered by Meenakshi Attrey 4 days later
Brief Answer: Low Fat Low Carb. Diet With Activities Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXX, Thank you for posting the query. Your Body mass index, based on the height and weight mentioned by you is 27.1 Kg/m2. Indicating that there is a need to reduce 7 - 11 kilos. The target is not a huge figure, and can be easily achieved with a balanced diet plan and regular physical activities. The reasons for weight gain are many, ranging from genetic to lifestyle related, but the most common ones are lack of physical activities, undisciplined eating patterns and like in your case, the lingering post pregnancy weight. Increasing the physical activities, helps you burn more calories and hence supports and accelerates the weight loss rate by increasing the metabolism.. At the same time reducing the total calorie intake ensures that the existing fat reserves are used for energy production. Some changes that you may introduce for healthy weight loss are: 1. Reduce the total calorie intake. Avoid too sweet and starchy foods like sago, sugar, sweets, refined and polished rice, tapioca, potato and colocasia etc. 2. Add plenty of fibrous food to make up the volume, include raw salads, lettuce, sprouts, whole grains etc. in the diet plan. 3. It is equally important to mind the fats. Saturated forms like pure ghee, cream, butter etc. are fattening. It is therefore advisable to prefer the vegetable oils in limited quantities. Choose from peanut oil, corn oil, rice XXXXXXX oil etc. 4. It is a good idea to add more vegetables to the diet. ensure that there at least one vegetable preparation in the meal, and when hungry add more salads and vegetables than adding the cereals. Or pulses. 5. The heavy pulses and legumes should be preferably taken for lunch. Eg. Take rajmah, Lobhia, black channa etc. for lunch, to ensure proper and complete digestion. 6. There should be at least one portion of fruit every day in the diet. All fruits are allowed except mango, sapota, grapes, banana, custard XXXXXXX and ripe jackfruit. 7. Consume plenty of salads and fluids. Include tender coconut water, salted lemon juice, green tea (sugarless) and wheat grass juice for improved metabolism. 8. Consume low fat dairy products, and avoid butter etc. It is also advised that you follow the meal timings as much as possible and follow a 6-7 meal pattern. The meals should be small and frequent, with plenty of fluids. If you have fat deposits around the abdominal area, include exercises like crunches, V up and sit up. As you have mentioned that you do not get enough time, then to begin, I would suggest you to start a brisk walk of 10- 15 min. and slowly accommodate the exercise time in your schedule. Do not lie down immediately after the meals. Take lighter dinner and make it a habit to drink lukewarm water after the meals. Foods that help in reducing belly fat include pears, XXXXXXX cider vinegar, yogurt, unsalted popcorn, green tea, black coffee (sugarless) and black beans. Use less salt in diet. Hope this helps you. Meenakshi
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