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Body mass index 34, weight and height 97 and 168 cms respectively, no physical activity, obese, and wants to reduce, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes sure, I can help you
User :   Hello.. I work for SAP Labs Bangalore.. i need to reduce my weight.. can u help me
Doctor :   May i know your age, Weight and height?
Doctor :   ok
User :   26 97 and 168cms
Doctor :   Your Body mass Index is 34
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does this problem run in your family?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   How long have you been overweight?
User :   all in my family are doing good and healthy.. n problem of obesity
User :   no*
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have put on a lot of weight since i joined the job
Doctor :   There lies the problem
User :   i was 70 odd in 2006
User :   2006 i joined SAP
User :   since then physical activity has come down
Doctor :   Are you doing any exercise?
User :   infact zero physical activity
User :   past 5 yrs i have put on close to 20kilos
Doctor :   How do you go to work?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   What about physical activity at home?
User :   i joined and quit gym many times.. that also may be the problem
User :   office shuttle
User :   my office is 25kms far from my home
User :   very less
User :   i do not go for any walk
Doctor :   You need a complete change in your lifestyle
User :   at house i do some physical activity
User :   some household works
Doctor :   How is your sleeping pattern?
User :   thats all
User :   no physical exercises in particular
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   recently my wife gave birth to a child.. so little disturbed sleep due to the child
Doctor :   What about your eating habits?
User :   else my sleeping is pretty much ok
User :   i sleep at 11 and get up at 630
Doctor :   That is not advisable
User :   i eat out often
User :   fast food
Doctor :   Ok let me suggest you somethings which can help you
User :   twice or thrice a week
User :   yes
Doctor :   Try waking up a little earlier in the mornings, probably by 5:30 am
User :   sure thanks a lot in advance
Doctor :   Go to bed early if you feel that your sleep in inadequate.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Start your day in a relaxed manner, may be by just lying down in the bed for 5 min or meditating for 10 min
User :   u advice me to go for a walk or jog?
Doctor :   Always start your day in a relaxed and free mind, You will feel better.
Doctor :   Stress is also one of the reasons for putting on weight
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   Stay calm throughout the day
User :   ok i will do that
Doctor :   You need not worry about your excess weight
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Just start exercising routinely, Early morning walk is really good
Doctor :   Do not do heavy exercises
Doctor :   Jogging, running, treadmill and cycling will do
Doctor :   yes, Do not do heavy weight lifting and dumbles
User :   ok
User :   no need of weights and all right?
Doctor :   They add to your muscle mass
Doctor :   Eat whatever you like for breakfast but avoid oily and spicy food.
Doctor :   ok
User :   ohh ok
User :   sure
Doctor :   Please move around in your office regularly
User :   i have dumbbells at home.. i shall not use them then
Doctor :   That is good for health
User :   ok i generally have upma or beatenriceupma in the morning
User :   vada is not good?
Doctor :   Why don't you get down a little farther from your home while getting back from office and walk for a distance to your home?
Doctor :   Vada is good, you can consume it.
Doctor :   yes , it really helps
Doctor :   Do not skip your meals
User :   sure.. one stop before would be like some 300-400m more..
Doctor :   Try avoiding to eat rice, it is not that good
User :   ok i shall do that
User :   ok..
Doctor :   you can have rice at one time , either for lunch or dinner
User :   does completely stopping rice help?
User :   i take rice in the lunch.. in the dinner i eat 2 chapatis
User :   ok donr
User :   done*
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes of course, it's better for you.
User :   fast food i need to completely stop?
User :   twice or thrice a week i eat chats
User :   with friends
Doctor :   Don't eat any chats, fast food, bakery food
Doctor :   They are all junk
Doctor :   Instead eat fruits and fruit juices
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   ok
Doctor :   nothing, you are still young, you can eat any fruits
User :   sure
Doctor :   That is good?
User :   are there any fruits in particular i shud avoid?
Doctor :   sorry. that is good!
User :   no i dont take alcohol.. nor do i smoke.. i do not have any bad habits
User :   ok great.. i gave up banana thinking it adds to weight
Doctor :   Banana is really good for your health, helps in digestion and it is high in fibre, please consume it
Doctor :   Both are good for you
Doctor :   Eat mostly home food.
User :   in bananas, the small yellow ones are better ?? or the big green ones??
Doctor :   Your diet is fine, I feel
Doctor :   Your physical activity should increase
User :   ok nice
User :   i shall take them
User :   yes
Doctor :   Make sure you do some physical activity in the evenings
Doctor :   ok
User :   in the evenings wat shud i take?? pls suggest.. i reach home at 630.. and my hunger will be at peak that time.. that is when i get tempted for outside foods like chats.. after my lunch at 1230 i dont take anything till 630
Doctor :   It is very easy to get tempted and eat especially when one is hungry
Doctor :   Take some fruit juice with plain biscuits in the evening around 5pm.
Doctor :   Don't get tempted to eat at fast food
Doctor :   If you still feel hungry eat one full apple or orange
Doctor :   Try to control eating from fast food , you can easily do it by practice
User :   5.15 my bus from office starts.. so at 5 i can have at office as u suggested
User :   thanks a lot for all ur advices
Doctor :   Just relax, do not focus on overweight, keep doing a lot of physical activity
Doctor :   You will automatically reduce your weight
Doctor :   Please change your lifestyle as i said, you willsoon reduce weight
User :   sure
User :   i shall do all that u had adviced me
User :   how can i get in touvh with u again
User :   ?
Doctor :   I will be available for your further queries
User :   sure i shall do so
Doctor :   you can contact me online through chat
Doctor :   Yes sure, you can chat with me for any health related queries.
Doctor :   I will be available.
User :   no i mean if tomo or some days later if i want to get in touch with u?
Doctor :   yes, 9 am to 6pm
Doctor :   Hope I have eased your problem
User :   are there any timings for which u are available for?
User :   ok great.. thansk then
Doctor :   Yes , Sure
Doctor :   Is there anything else that i can help you with?
User :   ok great.. i shall be in touch with u on a regular basis.. yes you really helped me a lot.. atleast i found some direction how to go ahead with weight reduction.. thanks a lot again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Wishing you good health
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   no as of now :) ok i shall take leave then.. thank you again.. and have a nice day..
User :   Thank You :)
User :   Bye
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