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Want to reduce weight, sedentary lifestyle, cannot go for work out,wants to try positrim or herbalife. Side effects?

Hi, I m sujatha I do not hav any physical cpmliance. I m weighing around 80 kg and my age is 32. i want to reduce my weight atleast by 15 to 20 kgs. My life style is sedentrary one. morning i leave to office by 7 and return home by 8 or 9. so not able to go for work outs. Can i try positrim or herbalife just for few months say about 4 months to reduce my weight. Will there be any side efffects if i use it for short period .
Asked On : Wed, 16 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM

To reduce weight the first and most important thing is you should be motivated and confidence that weight can be reduced.

You should put sustained effort, weight gain occurs over a time and it will be lost over a time. Half Kg. per week or 2-3 Kg. per month is a good rate of loss.

Excess tea, excess juices, excess snacks, excess social events, free food etc. and cut on that. To reduce weight a cut in diet to nearly half of current diet is required to make any significant effect.

I advice you not to skip meals and especially not the breakfast. Divide total food intake into 3-4 small meals. Take lot of water, 20-30 glasses of water per day. Green salad will help.

Exercise is a very important component for fitness and activity. But for exercise to be able to reduce weight it has be moderately intense like 30-40 minutes of brisk walking. It has to be sustained that is at least 5 days a week. The increase in hunger due to exercise has to be controlled. No amount of exercise can reduce weight without appropriate diet control.

I advice you follow this methods first and if they dont help then you can think of heblife or any other stuff.

Hope i provided the right information.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 May 2012
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Neha Chandna's  Response
hi sujatta....weight loss is an outcome of exercise and a good diet.. i suggest start with brisk walks/ jog for 1 hour daily.. eat healthy small meals every 2-3 hours to increase your metabolism.. have idli/ poha/ oats upma for breakfast.. fruits, nuts, sprouts and egg whites as mid meals.. salads with lunch and dinner..keep dinner light by avoiding carbs like rotis/ rice.. have soups, salads, veggies/ non veg.. drink lot of water..all this will help you cut down on weight..avoid any such drink for the time positive..
Answered: Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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