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Gaining weight from overeating. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Doctor:How can i help u today ?
User:i have a problem of gaining weight on my belly if i over eat at some times
Doctor:May i know your age ?
Doctor:and your height and weight ?
User:age 30
User:height 6 feet
User:and weight - 80 Kgs
Doctor:so what you mean to say, is you have a distended stomach on overeating ?
Doctor:or you have excess fat collection in your stomach ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:i have
Doctor:based on the details given, you had a good BMI of 23
Doctor:which means that your weight to height ratio is good
Doctor:the issue with having abdominal fat, is due to less of physical activity and reduced muscle tone
User:is there anything i need to take care in particular
User:i am a non vegetarian
Doctor:this cannot be fixed with diet
Doctor:you should increase workouts ,specifically abdominal exercises , like ab crunches, cardio exercises
Doctor:and muscle building exercises
Doctor:reducing fatty foods, starch containing foods, like rice, bread, as well as junk foods will also help to some extent
Doctor:You are welcome
User:will you be able to address to some skin queries as well
Doctor:sure, please proceed
Doctor:Are u there ?
User:my skin is very oily
User:on the face
Doctor:any issues like acne ?
User:it is not acne?
Doctor:skin can be oily due to secretion of sebum
User:it is oily
User:on the nose and forehead area
Doctor:you can use a proper moisturising soap or face wash to clear the oil secretion
Doctor:eg use of soaps like DOVE or Pears can be helpful
User:but it will make my skin more oily
Doctor:These soaps do not have oil, they have glycerin, which help in clearing the sebum,
User:my skin gets tanned too fast when i go a little out in sun
User:i cannot wear a perfume as it aggravates the problem more
Doctor:the best way to prevent that, is to use a sunscreen lotion , before going out in the sun
Doctor:Use Neutrogena Sunscreen lotion with SPF 15
User:ok fine
Doctor:Use more XXXXXXX vegetables, fruits and salad in diet.
Doctor:Always have a light dinner and Drink 4 to 5 litters of water daily.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good day
Doctor:bye for now
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