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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   weight
User :   hi
User :   i hope you answer faster than once every 5 mins unlike the last idiot
User :   anyway i have a question about losing weight
Doctor :   Sure,
User :   i lost a good amount of weight
User :   like 15 pounds
User :   but i cant get rid of my love handle still
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me calculate your BMI
User :   ok
User :   my weight is 161
User :   height 5 11
User :   age 16
User :   male
User :   ok
Doctor :   YOUr BMI is 22.5 ,
Doctor :   this is normal
Doctor :   the range is 18-25
Doctor :   there is no need to lose more weight on your part
Doctor :   for the sake of fitness, you might consider aerobic workouts, and cardio sessions to lose fat content of your body
User :   yea
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   thats what i mean
User :   not lose weight
User :   i need to get rid of fat
User :   i do aerobic all the time
User :   for the past 2 months now
User :   and they dont go away
Doctor :   in that case, you need , to avoid most carbohydrate foods, fatty foods
User :   in the past 2-3 weeks ive been doing it about45-60 mins a day
Doctor :   do u watch what you eat ?
User :   temporarily ?
User :   to an extent
User :   i dont eat like a pig
User :   i eat maybe 1800 calroie a day
Doctor :   just doing workouts is also, not good
Doctor :   you need to watch out what u eat
User :   i eat ice cream a little too much i think
User :   but thats easy for me to cut out
User :   i havent had ice cream in days
User :   but the carb thing what are the alternative
Doctor :   since you are trying to lose fat content of the body, it is better to lose out all carbs and fats
User :   so for breakfast
User :   i usually eat a whole wheat waffle
Doctor :   take more fibre rich foods like cereals, oat meals
User :   natural peanut butter on it
Doctor :   for breakfast
User :   and a glass orange juice
User :   is that bad
User :   how can i change
Doctor :   peanut butter contains fats, so u need to avoid them
Doctor :   fresh fruit juices -2-3 servings a day will be good
Doctor :   fruit & vegetable salad will also be good
User :   yeah i eat a lot of fruit saldas
User :   in the afternoon i eat peanut butter too so i will stop doing that now
Doctor :   add fibre supplements , cereal, corn flakes in your daily diet
Doctor :   in addition, avoid eating sandwiches and burgers, pizzas etc from fast food restaurants
User :   ok
User :   but thats just temporary right
User :   cause once it goes away i can go back to eating it rarely like normal right
Doctor :   stick to egg whites , no yolk portion
Doctor :   you can eat it once in a while , no issues about it
User :   like if i eat a burger or two a week thats not going to kill it
Doctor :   but not on a daily basis
User :   but since i am trying to lose them just totally avoid it?
Doctor :   on the day u eat them, you should watch what else you eat
User :   yea
Doctor :   its all about maintaining a balance
Doctor :   of calorie intake
User :   what do u recomennded as a lunch
Doctor :   for the next 2 -3 weeks try to keep a calorie intake of 1650 calories , containing high protein diet (egg whites, cereals, whole wheat bread, - for breakfast)
Doctor :   for lunch, you might take more of fish like salmon , (Avoid tuna) ,
Doctor :   you can eat chicken, and lamB (in limted portions) , but avoid red meat altogether
User :   i hate fish
User :   lol
User :   and that calorie intake of 1650
User :   it doesnt matter how much i can burn off right
User :   its just keep the intake at 1650
Doctor :   salmon, mackerel are very good in unssaturated fats , and help in losing weight as well
Doctor :   yes, keep the intake at 1650, and burn as much calories as u want
User :   i hate fish so much
User :   i cant eat them
User :   lol
User :   is there alternatives
User :   like a type of poultry
Doctor :   what about chicken ?
User :   i like chicken
User :   i eat a lot of chicken
Doctor :   any form of chicken will be fine, but make sure that you eat them moderately
User :   what about turkey
Doctor :   turkey is also good
User :   ok
User :   waht exercises do u recomend for thenext few week too
User :   and also is it ok to have ice cream
User :   or not at all
Doctor :   but you should stick to 1-2 serving of each only
User :   what is a serving
Doctor :   Icrecreams are not good for fat watchers
Doctor :   a bowl of 200 gms - is a serving for chicken and meat
User :   ok
User :   got u
User :   what about bread
User :   or waffle
User :   is the waffle whole wheat ok
Doctor :   any sugar containing stuff is converted to fat , in the body and stored as love handles
Doctor :   yes that is fine,
User :   what about putting sugar in tea
User :   i usually have tea with 2 spoon of sugar
User :   is that neglible
Doctor :   you splenda or equal instead of sugar
Doctor :   any sugar is bad
Doctor :   as that adds to your calorie intake
Doctor :   i hope u have understood my advice
User :   yeah
User :   that makes sense
User :   thank u
User :   ur hefpul
User :   bye
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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