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How to reduce weight inorder to maintain a good BMI? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:Hello Doc, Good evening
User:i m 27 yrs old female. my height is 150cm & body weight is 66 kgs. i want to reduce weight to maintain a good BMI. Please help
Doctor:Let me calculate your BMI
Doctor:Your BMI is 29.3
Doctor:It is in the category of overweight
Doctor:Reducing weight is usually a slow process
Doctor:It involves taking a low calorie diet within limits and doing exercise daily for atleast 20 min
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Do you want to know anything about my daily food habits?
Doctor:You need to avoid high calorie foods
Doctor:You can tell if you want to and I can tell you where you are going wrong
User:ok... please give some time to tell you in short
Doctor:High calorie foods are milk products like cheese, butter, ghee, cream, icecream, milk shakes, buffalo milk
User:Usually I take 2-3 chapaties in the breakfast and lunch with Tea or coffee. I take rice, dal & other seasonal vegetables in dinner time as i dont get time to cook food during day time.
Doctor:In lunch you take just tea/coffee
User:yes with chapaties.
User:i only take Broiler Chicken meat twice a month. Among fishes I take every kind of fish but just twice a month. I take approx. 6 eggs per week (both in boiled & cooked).
User:i try to include all types of seasonal vegetables in my vegetable list.
User:i donot have the habit of taking high calorie food stuffs like butter, ghee, cheese etc.
User:But I donot know why my body weight in increasing day by day. I m abit concerned and thus seeked ur help.
User:i m done doctor. now please tell me your suggestion
Doctor:also need to avoid chocolates, sweets, some non veg dishes that may be high calorie
User:as per your opinion what r the other non veg dishes which contain high calorie?
Doctor:Meats from which animal fat has not been removed
Doctor:if it is increasing for no reason than it is better to get tested
User:As i already informed you doctor that except Chicken I donot take any other meat.
Doctor:do you have any other symptoms apart from weight gain?
User:I have already tested for Thyroid profile and the result was normal.
User:Symptoms like??
User:yes, doctor. I have both
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
Doctor:any digestion issues?
User:my body pressure remains around 95/65.
Doctor:What else?
User:I have little problem of gastric & headache.
User:Nothing more at present.
Doctor:Is your weight gain mostly on the abdomen?
User:Yes, mainly in abdominal area and upper area of leg.
Doctor:Have you gotten other tests done like fasting blood sugar, complete blood count, etc?
User:yes. all came normal.
Doctor:I was thinking that it may be a component of metabolic syndrome but things are mostly normal other than weight gain
Doctor:Thus the best we can do is follow a planned diet
Doctor:and regular exercise
User:Can you suggest one in my mail id?
Doctor:In diet take 3 meals and 2 - 3 small snacks in a day at fixed times
Doctor:please send me your email address
Doctor:I will send you a diet plan soon7
Doctor:Meanwhile also take hygienic food and clean drinking water
Doctor:Lots of water may help flush out any toxins in the body
User:ok doctor. i shall eagerly wait for same.
Doctor:Also take more of fruits and vegetables
User:Do you think i might have any internal disease which is not detected yet?
Doctor:No I do not think so
Doctor:In fact it may be hereditary
Doctor:Does your parents or someone in family have issues with weight?
Doctor:In todays world lifestyles have become bad
Doctor:very less activity and mostly sedentary life contribute to these issues
Doctor:The diet continues to be same as in the past generations
User:shall I go for the Thyroid profile test once more along with blood sugar and blood count?
Doctor:When were the previous ones done?
User:about 8 - 10 months back.
Doctor:Yes you can go for a repeat test
Doctor:One important question
User:yes.. please ask..
Doctor:Are your menstrual periods regular?
User:Yes. usually it starts on the 28th day.
User:Sometimes it gets delayed by 2-3 days. but that happens once or twice in a year.
Doctor:So weight gain is not related to female hormone abnormality
Doctor:That is reassuring
User:please dont mind doctor. I hope i m not killing your time.
Doctor:I an sending your diet plan
Doctor:No its ok
User:ok... now??
Doctor:I have sent it
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:yes, i got it. Thanks a lot doctor. How can i get you in touch if required? as because this was a chat session...
Doctor:You can ask the customer care team to connect to me
Doctor:Ot you can come on chat at the same times during weekdays and you wil find me
User:ok.. I got it doctor. but can you provide me the customer care no. please?
Doctor:ok wait a min
Doctor:That is the number
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:no. that all for now. thank you. It was nice to talk to you.
Doctor:It was nice takling to you too
User:If you have any other suggestion please drop it in my email. I shall wait for the same. will start following your diet plan from tomorrow onowards.
Doctor:Hope you will follow the low calorie diet
Doctor:sure I will if I think of something
User:sure doctor. after all its for my own health only. so i have to...
Doctor:Good luck
Doctor:Take care
User:thanks. Wish you best wishes for your carrier and your family...
User:good nite doctor.
Doctor:Good nite
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