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Measures to beat tiredness and lose postpartum weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
Doctor :   Please post your medical query
User :   I am nursing mother underwent C Section in Dec'09.. I am 32yrs old with height of 5'3 weight is 74kgs..
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am getting tired quite often and i am working women.. What type of veg food do i have intake
User :   what type of exercises i can concentrate now. to reduce my weight..
Doctor :   Are you doing any exercises now?
Doctor :   was it a sudden weight gain?
User :   i do floor exercises
Doctor :   ok good
User :   nope..
User :   this is the weight which i am maintaining for 7yrs
User :   )\
User :   )
Doctor :   are you checking your blood sugar levels?
Doctor :   blood cholesterol levels?
User :   i went for consulation with my gynac.. yeah it is normal only
User :   she has asked me to check HB level & complete urine report
Doctor :   so what you can do is start the day with a glass of water mixed with two teaspoon full of honey
User :   ok
Doctor :   Drink a glass of lukewarm water mixed with lime juice and some honey the first thing in the morning. This is also a common home remedy for weight loss to dissolve the excess fats.
Doctor :   Exercise is extremely important in weight loss. It is necessary to indulge in mild physical activity after each meal even if you cannot make time to go to a gym.
Doctor :   Begin your day with a cup of mint tea or green tea. Also prepare mint leaves chutney. This must be taken with every single meal. It helps in the proper breaking down of the fats.
User :   ok
Doctor :   your BMI is 28.5
Doctor :   so you fall in to overweight cateogry
User :   ok.. and i my main prob area is any arms..
Doctor :   your recommended weight is 50-64
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Cabbage is a negative calorie food that helps in burning body fat. You can take cabbage as a salad or added to other food. Try to replace one meal with a cabbage meal.
Doctor :   Green tea is one of the popular home remedies for weight loss. Drink three cups of green tea to deal with the extra weight. It is an ultimate fat burner.
Doctor :   Eat two red tomatoes every morning in breakfast for a few months. This will help in restricting calorie intake
User :   can i have tomato juice with honey
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but take lots of water too
User :   ok
Doctor :   take minimum 12-15 glasses of water
Doctor :   Allow the body and mind to relax completely. It removes tension and improves blood circulation and expels toxins from the body.
Doctor :   Take the juice of bitter gourd with lemon every morning to shed weight.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Vegetables and fruits are low calorie foods, therefore, eat more of them. Banana and cheeku increase the weight, hence do not eat them. Do not add salt to fruits and vegetables for taste. Reduce the salt intake to the minimum. Also do not consume sugar, oily and fatty substances like clarified butter, butter and sweet potato. This will helpful in normalizing the body weight.
Doctor :   Minimize your carbohydrate intake. Avoid rice and potatoes. Wheat, barley and maize are ideal substitutes for rice in people who has weight problems. Also do not consume oily and fatty substances like clarified butter, butter and sweet potato.
Doctor :   Use sunflower and safflower oil than other oils
Doctor :   if possible olive oil is the best
Doctor :   but a bit more costly
Doctor :   One of the best ways to promote weight loss is by becoming active and exercising for at least 30 minutes per day. Brisk walking, jogging, biking, or using indoor machines such as elliptical bikes are excellent ways to burn off excess calories.
Doctor :   Research has found that the combination of Green Tea and Caffeine can help to boost our metabolism as well as help to suppress our appetites.
User :   ok
Doctor :   One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself if you're trying to lose weight is a set of nonstick cookware. It minimizes the need for added fat when you cook. Be sure to remember to use nonmetal utensils when you use your nonstick pans.
Doctor :   Getting more monounsaturated fats into your diet can help keep your cholesterol under control and may help you shed pounds. Because it's mostly monounsaturated fat, olive oil is a much healthier choice than, say, butter.
Doctor :   Steaming your vegetables instead of frying them or cooking them in loads of lard will help cut back on many calories.
Doctor :   If you Want some ice cream but don't want the fat. Try some frozen yogurt. You can indulge your sweet tooth without worrying about the bulge.
Doctor :   Hope you understood what i have said?
Doctor :   In sort
User :   yes
Doctor :   In short
Doctor :   start your day with a glass of water
Doctor :   with either lemon or honey
Doctor :   do minimum 30 min exercise like brisk walking
Doctor :   try to use steamed and baked food than fried foods
Doctor :   use sunflower oil or olive oil
Doctor :   use more of whet products that rice
Doctor :   convert your 3 times meals to 6 times smaller meals
Doctor :   that help the body to digest easiy
Doctor :   take lots of green leafy vegatables
Doctor :   with fibre rich ones like long beans ,carrot ,cabbage etc
Doctor :   dont go to bed immediately after food
Doctor :   wait a minimum of 1 hour after food
Doctor :   take rotis in the evening than rice products
Doctor :   eats lots of salads containing tomatoes and mint leaves
Doctor :   they are effective i burning excess fat
Doctor :   Use only skimmed milk
User :   ok.. being a nursing mother do i hv to concentre on food
Doctor :   avoid other diary products
User :   which will help baby
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   but the right foods
Doctor :   rich in more proteins
Doctor :   and vitamins
Doctor :   and not fat
Doctor :   you can take egg with out the egg yolk
Doctor :   skimmed milk etc
Doctor :   Hope you understood
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   could u suggest type of fruits & vegetables rich in proteins and vitamins
User :   which will be helpful for baby..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   beans ,carrot,tomato,onion,mushrooms,cauliflower
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   Some examples of high protein vegetables include a varied quantity of beans, grains, nuts and seeds.
Doctor :   Soybeans, quinoa (a grain), and spinach are some examples of high protein vegetables.
Doctor :   One cup of cooked soybeans (29 gms of protein), lentils (18 gms of protein), black beans (15 gms of protein), kidney beans (13 gms of protein), chickpeas (12 gms of protein), veggie baked beans (12 gms of protein), pinto beans (12 gms of protein), black-eyed peas (11 gms of protein), peas (9 gms of protein), spinach (5 gms of protein) and broccoli (4 gms of protein) should all be eaten
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   thank you so much..
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation........
Doctor :   Bye for now................
User :   Bye
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