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Suggest ways to lose weight

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Dr. Sandip Kabra

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Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Weight & Lifestyle
Question: i am 45, 183 cm, 112 kg. want to reduce 20 kgs. suggest reeshape or obego. power and dosage please. any other drug? any pathological tests to be conducted before commencing any drug.
Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Low dose orlistat can be started.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Health Care Magic,

Your weight is 112 kg which is extremely high so that you need to reduce some weight.

Yes, there are several medications available in market but you should be careful while taking them since they have several side effects and withdrawal of these drugs may cause rebound increase in weight.

One of them is Orlistat (Tab.Reshape 60 mg) which might damage the liver and is only given for people who are extremely over weight.

For an aim to lose weight, you must expend calories through regular exercises and eat fewer calories.

When it will be done consistently, you'll end up with a daily caloric deficit and you may reduce weight 4 to 5 kg every month which would be more than sufficient.

For that, I am sure you can find a good diet plan from a nutritionist but here i will give you some tips regarding diet and exercises which will be helpful to you.

1) Avoid high carbohydrates and fatty foods, take high protein diet.

2) Avoid oily sabjies and ghee on chapati.

3) Avoid outside foods and even ice-cream strictly.

4) Take as much as water in a day as it is flushes the all system from metabolic wastes and toxins.

5) If you want to snack, make sure it is healthy, low fat, low calorie snack.

6) Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain products.

7) Do not skip meals; you will end up in overeating later.

8) Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Doing so, will make you feel less hungry throughout the day.

9) Avoid late night snacking.

10) Complete your dinner 2-3 hours before going to bed.

11) Replace coffee or tea with black tea or green tea.

12) Start regular cardio exercises like brisk walking, jogging, tread mill, cycling or swimming for about 30 to 45 mins which is considered ideal for weight loss and to lose extra fats.

You may start with 15 minutes initially and gradually add 5 to 10 minutes every day to reach 45 minutes.

However, if you are so keen to take medicine then I would advise you to start LOW dose Orlistat (Reshape 30 mg) after complete physician examination by the doctor and checking your liver function tests.

But keep in mind that, you should start with regular exercises and dietary precautions for initial couple months and in case, if there is no significant reduction in weight seen then you can start above low dose medications under strict doctor's supervision.

Hope this detailed information will be helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications.


Dr.Sandip Kabra

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