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Increase in weight after pregnancy, recommended exercises - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi..
User :   I have been blessed with a baby boy 6 months back
Doctor :   okay
User :   It was a c-section
Doctor :   proceed
User :   But till now I have not been able to reduce my weight..pls advice
Doctor :   okay
User :   do i need to follow some diet chart
Doctor :   may i know your present height and weight
Doctor :   diet of course
Doctor :   i will say that
Doctor :   is your period started again
User :   yes
Doctor :   your age
User :   27 yrs
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :   normally females put weight during pregnancy and lactation
Doctor :   due to the special care they get
Doctor :   and that leads with tendency to put weight
Doctor :   it can reduced by
User :   but how much time would it take to get back to normal
User :   My friends who had normal deliveries are back to previous shape within 2-3 months
Doctor :   to return back to normal after delivery is 6 weeks
Doctor :   and c-section
Doctor :   1-2 weeks late
Doctor :   but the shape is altered in many
Doctor :   due to the excess energy which is stored as fat
User :   but i have still not reduced fat from my hips and tummy...any specific reason for that
Doctor fat takes its time to reduce
Doctor :   and if the activities are reduced
Doctor :   sometimes it doesnt
Doctor :   until some exercise is carried
Doctor :   out
User :   what kind of exercises u suggest
Doctor :   when you are starting it starts with aerobic
User :   any diet chart u recommend
Doctor :   yes reduced oil and fat but do not stop completely
Doctor :   it is reduced
Doctor :   and high protein rich diet like soya , pulses
Doctor :   and fibre diet like vegtables and fruits
Doctor :   but remember never to exceed the daily normal requirement
Doctor :   those 3-4 meals
Doctor :   in appropriate
User :   wht is the daily normal requirement
Doctor :   that depend on your height and weight and activity
Doctor :   which is calculated in calories
Doctor :   but in general terms
Doctor :   3 average meals
Doctor :   with rice in morning
User :   anythng else that i need to keep in mind
Doctor :   and wheat - roti in the night
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   your activities like reducing unwanted weight
Doctor :   should never be rapid
Doctor :   it is very harmful if rapid
Doctor :   let it take its course of atleast 2-3 months
Doctor :   the changes will be visible in 2 weeks
User :   right doctor...thanks a lot for ur advice
Doctor :   and child care art is also an important thing you should cater to
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User :   can i have ur name so that i can directly chat with u
Doctor :   at your service
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you are always welcome
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