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Guidance to increase weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   good morning
User :   i need some guidance
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   good morning
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   how can i increase my weight
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   according to my height and age i think my weight is less
User :   28, female, unmarried, no
Doctor :   what is height
Doctor :   what is ur height and weight
User :   5'7"
Doctor :   i will calculate the BMI
User :   52
Doctor :   ur BMi 18
Doctor :   normal BMI is between 20-24.9
Doctor :   for ur height the ideal weight should be
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   59-69
Doctor :   59- 69 kgs
Doctor :   to gain weight
User :   yes
Doctor :   Eat more calories
User :   like
Doctor :   The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average female who performs light activity is 1900 calories
Doctor :   You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
Doctor :   Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   if u have any doubts, please ask
Doctor :   Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.
Doctor :   Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars
Doctor :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples
Doctor :   also u need to exercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises which do not require machinery that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.These exercises are best done under supervision, but they don't need machinery
User :   does milk with banana will help
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u need to take milk, curds, greens, vegetables, dates
User :   what abt cheese with bread
Doctor :   dry fruits like dates
Doctor :   yes more of it
Doctor :   also u need to exercise
Doctor :   this is most important
User :   ok
User :   thks
User :   will try on it
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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Doctor :   confirm ur details please
User :   yes correct
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
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User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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