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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   Yes. I just completed my health check assesment and according to the BMI scale it says i'm overweight
User :   What is the healthy weight to be . im 5ft 10 inches tall and iam 21 years old
Doctor :   What is your BMI level
User :   25.6
Doctor :   Ok, you are slightly overweight.
User :   yes . actually what i was concerned was that i moved into hostel for my engineering and my weight just shot up all of a sudden
Doctor :   What is your weight now.
User :   improper and junk food consumption was the primary cause
User :   its 81
User :   i was 65 just before i started off
Doctor :   Ok,yes you are around 8 to 10 kg overweight.
Doctor :   Have you stopped the junk food consumption.
User :   yes. ive only recently moved back home.
Doctor :   Permanently or temporary?
User :   and i hope to get back to shape quickly. any key pointers for me doctor ?
User :   permanently
Doctor :   Yes, then you can follow certain food control measures.
User :   but ive joined my first job and have been pretty busy with it
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   Like stop eating oily, spicy and masala food.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Eat more of salads, fresh fruits and chapathi.You can eat brown rice instead of white.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Switch to rice bran oil, olive oil for cooking.
Doctor :   eat more of steamed food like idli for breakfast, not rice items
User :   yes
Doctor :   Which area of india are you from?
User :   oh. yes ive been having rice items in office of late for breakfast. ok ok
User :   bangalore
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So eat idli,corn flakes, dry chapathi without oil, akki roti without oil
User :   yes
Doctor :   These you can have for breakfast.
User :   ok
Doctor :   For lunch you can eat again salad, in canteen roti is preferable than chapathi since htey wont put oil
User :   ok
Doctor :   and brown rice if available.
Doctor :   Avoid mutton totally if you are non veg, once in a while chicken is fine, fish is good to take.
Doctor :   Avoid butter, cheese,have skimmed milk.
User :   oh i dont think brown rice is not available but yes i can have chapatis and im a vegetarian
Doctor :   Daily half hour walk is a must.
Doctor :   Drink water before meals ,then you wont feel so hungry.
User :   oh oh ok sure
Doctor :   Stop buying junk food, so that you wont be tempted to have at home.
Doctor :   Drink green tea.
User :   Doctor is it advisable to go on a diet or follow the GM diet ?
Doctor :   I will tell the dietician on our panel to make a customised diet plan for you
Doctor :   Do not go for fasting.
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries.
User :   no i think that's about it
User :   thank you
Doctor :   I have informed customer care they will get back to you.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome.Kindly login for further medical queries.
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