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Diet suggestion for weight gain post pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hi XXXXX
User :   i am from citibank and we recently had
Doctor :   its Dr. YYYYY here
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   this program launched
Doctor :   ok
User :   YYYYY , my wife gave birth
Doctor :ok
User :   to our girl baby few months ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   and after that she seems to be putting on a lot of wehight
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is 79 kg now and was really worried about
Doctor :   ok
User :   this and wanted the doctors advice on any ditet controling excersice
User :   can you help us
Doctor :   i will help u in this
User :   ok
Doctor :   let me congratulate you for the health baby
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   :)
User :   yeh sure
Doctor :   wats her age
User :   29
Doctor :   wats her ht and wt
User :   sorry 28
Doctor :   was its a normal or C-section delivery
Doctor :   ok
User :   ht abt 5.3 or .4 . current weight is 79. previously 60 odd
User :   its a normal delivery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as per her ht and wt
Doctor :   her Body mass index is 30
User :   ok
Doctor :   where she come under obese category
User :   thought so... what course of action to be taken now
Doctor :   is there any family history of obesity
Doctor :   in her family
Doctor :   is she on any medications
User :   one of her mother's sister is obese. she is on no other medications currently
Doctor :   like contraceptive pills
Doctor :   ok
User :   no...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   her ideal wt 60- 63 kgs is ideal wt for her
User :   ok
Doctor :   the best management is
Doctor :  
1. diet
Doctor :  
2. exercise
Doctor :   let me adivce first regarding diet
User :   yes
Doctor :   diet rich in protiens and vitamins
Doctor :   moderate in carbohydrates
Doctor :   and reduced fat is very good
Doctor :   Foods to avoid : Doctor :  
1. oily foods and fatty foods
Doctor :   like cheese, butter, ghee, thick curd
User :   ok
Doctor :  
2. junk and spicy foods
Doctor :like potato chips, gobi manchuri, carbonated drinks
Doctor :   wat oil do yu use for cooking
User :   sunflower / sundrop....etc.. the low cholestrol ones
Doctor :   its good to use olive or canola oil
Doctor :   as they contain less saturated fat
User :   for cooking ?
Doctor :   yes for cooking
User :   i thought it was only for applying in the body
User :   ok done
Doctor :   its available in market for cooking purpose
Doctor :   does she take more milk
Doctor :   and curd
User :   yes because she is still breast feedin the baby
User :   no curd
Doctor :yes you are correct
Doctor :   she need a balanced diet and healthy diet
User :   what types of food would come under proteins and vitamins AAAAAAA
Doctor :   so she secretes more milk for baby
Doctor :   she needs to take skimmed milk
User :   yes.. ok
Doctor :   Diet rich in protiens
Doctor :   sprouted grains
Doctor :   wheat
Doctor :   all type of cereals and pulses
Doctor :   cahew and badam
User :   ok and vitamins
Doctor :   atleast 10- 12 number per week
Doctor :   vitamins
Doctor :   green leafy vegetales
Doctor :   like spicnach, pudina , palak, methi
Doctor :   cabbage, and cauliflowe
Doctor :   fresh fuits like banana, papaya, gauva, pomegranete is fine
Doctor :   are yu vegetarian or mixed
User :   vegi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not even egg
User :   is that all to take care in diet ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   no she does not even take egg. should it be taken ?
Doctor :   do yu have any doubts regarding diet
Doctor :   white portion of boiled egg is rich in protiens
Doctor :   need to avoid yellow part
Doctor :   as it contains more cholestrol
User :   ok
Doctor :   shall we proceed regarding exercise
User :   yes
Doctor :   wat ever yu eat
Doctor :   yu need to burn it as calories
Doctor :   or it will get stored as fat
User :   ok
Doctor :   so to burn it as calories
Doctor :   yu need to do exercises
User :   what are the excercises for this we should be following
Doctor :   there are 2 types of exercies
Doctor :   one is aerobic exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   and other is cardio excercises
Doctor :   its difficult for her do cardio gym exercises
Doctor :   as she shoukd take care for baby
User :   yes
Doctor :   so let her concenrate on aerobic exercises
User :   how far would walking and joging help ?
User :   sure
Doctor :   it includes brisk walking
Doctor :   do yu know wats brisk walking
User :   walking fast ? ?
Doctor :   the speed should be more than walking
Doctor :less than jogging
Doctor :   need to walking on plain surface
User :   but recently she has been complaining that she is getting knee cap pain
Doctor :   with free movements of shoulder and arms
User :   she has been saying this after the delivery
Doctor :   she can do this for atleast 15- 20 min per day
Doctor :   for 5 days in a week
User :   ok now i got wat a speed walking is
Doctor :   knee cap pain since
Doctor :   knee cap pain since
Doctor :   knee cap pain since how many days
Doctor :   knee pain since
User :   no i have noted every point and i should accept chatting with you has been very inofrmative and useful. I wil go back and ask her to follow this
Doctor :   knee pain since how many days
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