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Suggest an ideal diet plan for weight loss

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Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016
Question: hello doctor,
I'm looking for someone who can provide me a diet plan.
I'm trying to lose weight and belly fat. My age is 21 and I go to gym regularly, I do weight training and cardio every day for almost 2 hours.
I am developing muscles but my belly seems to be resistant to this schedule.
I need a proper diet plan since diet is just as important as exercise probably more.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to restrict the calorie intake.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
You do not need to diet a lot in addition to exercise but doing few dietary modifications will help you in losing few extra kilos.
+Avoid consuming 2-3 large meals, as the body takes more time to digest larger meals, and this results in deposition of fat.
+Instead have 5-6 smaller meals: This helps with increasing of metabolism.
+Make sure you eat something every hour or so: This also keeps the metabolism high
+Drink plenty of water
+Avoid carbonated drinks and other sugar containing drinks
+Try to avoid sweets, sugar containing food and drinks, desserts, etc.
+Avoid fatty/fried/oily food
+Eat more vegetables and greens
+When consuming fruits, avoid fatty fruits (e.g. bananas, mangoes, watermelons, papaya, etc.)
+I have a few suggestions for a diet regimen:
-Breakfast: Cereal with milk and fruit (at least one fruit) or two eggs with cereal and fruit; best taken between 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
-Lunch: Can be the heaviest meal of the day containing a bowl of rice or two large dry chapatis (roti) with one katori dal, and a vegetable curry or saute

-Dinner: One or two slices of bread with some fresh vegetables. Please avoid rice and other heavy items for dinner. Best consumed at least 3 hours prior to bedtime (i.e. 7 p.m.)

+Including a 30-60 minute normal walk or brisk walk (best in my opinion) each day, preferably some time between lunch and dinner

+Bedtime: Around 9-10 p.m.

-P.S. I would strongly recommend a water glass of water with half a lemon squeezed into it to be taken after each meal. Also avoid cold beverages during the meal and immediately after. Please try to adhere with this hot water and lemon drink which prevents the absorption of fat (promotes good cardiac health) and also help promote weight loss
-I would also recommend a fruit or a bowl of vegetables to be taken between meals if at all you feel hungry. I have personally found eating an entire raw carrot when I feel hungry (one carrot has approximately only 30 calories)

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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Brief Answer: You need to restrict the calorie intake. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. You do not need to diet a lot in addition to exercise but doing few dietary modifications will help you in losing few extra kilos. +Avoid consuming 2-3 large meals, as the body takes more time to digest larger meals, and this results in deposition of fat. +Instead have 5-6 smaller meals: This helps with increasing of metabolism. +Make sure you eat something every hour or so: This also keeps the metabolism high +Drink plenty of water +Avoid carbonated drinks and other sugar containing drinks +Try to avoid sweets, sugar containing food and drinks, desserts, etc. +Avoid fatty/fried/oily food +Eat more vegetables and greens +When consuming fruits, avoid fatty fruits (e.g. bananas, mangoes, watermelons, papaya, etc.) +I have a few suggestions for a diet regimen: -Breakfast: Cereal with milk and fruit (at least one fruit) or two eggs with cereal and fruit; best taken between 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. -Lunch: Can be the heaviest meal of the day containing a bowl of rice or two large dry chapatis (roti) with one katori dal, and a vegetable curry or saute -Dinner: One or two slices of bread with some fresh vegetables. Please avoid rice and other heavy items for dinner. Best consumed at least 3 hours prior to bedtime (i.e. 7 p.m.) +Including a 30-60 minute normal walk or brisk walk (best in my opinion) each day, preferably some time between lunch and dinner +Bedtime: Around 9-10 p.m. -P.S. I would strongly recommend a water glass of water with half a lemon squeezed into it to be taken after each meal. Also avoid cold beverages during the meal and immediately after. Please try to adhere with this hot water and lemon drink which prevents the absorption of fat (promotes good cardiac health) and also help promote weight loss -I would also recommend a fruit or a bowl of vegetables to be taken between meals if at all you feel hungry. I have personally found eating an entire raw carrot when I feel hungry (one carrot has approximately only 30 calories) I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal