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Dr. Munish Sood

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Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 in General Health
Question: Hello Dr.

I need help in reducing my weight. Curretly I weight 79kg and my Height is 167 cm. Thyroid test Normal, sugar
hba1c, ecg all normal.
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Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Dear
Thanks for contacting the Ayurveda section of [A]YUSH and after reviewing your case and medical history, I'm of the following opinion:

1. Calculating your body mass index [BMI] comes out to be 28.33 kg/ m² [Normal BMI range is 18.5 kg/m² - 25 kg/m²] so you are 'overweight' and normal weight range for your height is 51.6 kgs - 69.7 kgs which means that you will need to lose 9.3 kgs to reach a BMI of 25 kg/m².

2. As most of the blood parameters are normal, please exclude sedentary lifestyle and lipid profile [as secondary causes of weight gain].

PS. There is no magic pill in any system of medicine which can help you in reducing weight without the help of lifestyle and dietary modification along with exercise schedule.

A. DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES

1. There is a limit to how much one can exercise every day. An average (non-athlete) person cannot run or exercise vigorously for more than 30 minutes i.e. you cannot burn more than 300 calories through EXERCISE every day! So it is important to control the tongue, along with whatever exercise you do:

½ hour of walking burn 130 calories
½ hour of jogging/running burn 300-350 calories
½ hour of swimming burn 250 calories
½ hour of cycling burn 150 calories
½ hour of aerobic exercise burn 250 calories
½ hour of light exercise like writing/driving burn 50 calories

i.e. if you don’t exercise you consume about 2000-2500 calories per day. To this, you Add any of the above exercise protocol to consume more calories and keep your calorie consumption below 2000 per day and you will be losing weight

. Tips on Eating: Starvation is not the right way to lose weight. Take the right type of diet and eat heartily:

AVOID:
.sedentary lifestyle, daytime sleeping after meals, newly harvested rice, curd, butter, ghee, cheese, cream, chocolates, cakes, pastries, ice-creams.
. oils should be reduced to a minimum, avoid deep fried foods like puries,bhajees, potato chips.
.avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, yam, nuts, fruits with sweet pulp like chickoos, bananas and grapes.
. Avoid processed and tinned foods, opt for fresh foods.
. Drinking cold water after exercise.
. Eliminate all cold food and drink; you should eat nothing that is refrigerator cold.

WHAT TO EAT:

.start the meal with a large bowl of thin soup, followed by a good volume of salads prepared with green vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber, sprouted pulses). This will prevent you from taking extra servings of the meals. Drink plenty of water and diluted buttermilk.

.Avoid rice, take roti or phulka, without oil or ghee.The bhaji servings should be prepared from green leafy vegetables, onions, cauliflower’s, lady’s finger, radish, turnips, mushrooms, sprouted pulses. Oil may be substituted by gravy of tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger, in the curry or bhaji for taste.

. For morning and evening snacks, take recommended fruits, vegetables and low fat (skimmed) milk, black tea without sugar has negligible calories.

. Carbohydrates: fat requires carbohydrates to burn, so take them in moderation like grains.

. DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABITS:

. Do not eat only 2 large meals a day. It leads to overeating due to hunger. Take snacks in between. It is advisable to eat a good breakfast and light lunch and dinner.

. Keep a quiet and pleasant atmosphere in the dining hall. Watching TV while eating, talking, arguments, angry discussions all lead to overeating g.

. Eat slowly; chewing each bite thoroughly gives a feeling of satiation.
. Do not be tempted to finish up the leftovers.
. Use nonstick cooking ware for cooking

P.S.:
1. Ayurveda though is a slower process, but in case of weight loss: haste makes waste, so one has to be gradual in his approach.
2. It is wise to take vitamin and mineral supplementation during this period, to ensure that your body does not lack any nutrients

B. I do prepare result oriented weight loss capsules which are purely made from natural herbs, which I do recommend to my patient(s) and is free from cholesterol and caffeine which is initially a 3-month course and if one is willing then can be extended for 6 months. If interested I can courier you the said medicine along with necessary vitamin and/or other supplements with weekly diet chart.

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant Physician
Naimittika

direct online link: bit.ly/drmunishsood
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Munish Sood 5 hours later
Hello Dr. Sood, I found information shared by you very use full. I am allready on walk. Attached you find detail blood test report of mine.

These test are conducted 2 Month after recovery from dengue and one week after tooth infection and extraction (consumed Agumentin 625 10 tabs 5 day).

Please read report in correlation with above in formation.

Also I wanted to know that, is there any side effect of capsules prepared by you? Who they work on body? How I can order these medicine and at what price.
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Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
necessary clarification

Detailed Answer:
Dear
Thanks for reverting back

1. After going through your reports, I'm of following observation:

i. Mentzer index is high: thus iron deficiency anemia [nutritional] could be the possibility. [although hemoglobin is notrmal]
ii. As RWD-CV is reduced but MCV is normal thus anemia could be from mixed causes or from a single cause.

PS. since the picture is variable thus request you to kindly consult your attending physician or Hematologist to go for Iron profile and also examine the peripheral film for microcytosis and presence of target cells. [It can also be due to EDTA effect or transportation.

iii. dyslipidemia is present, and remember HDL is good for heart [so high values are of no concern rather impressive]

iv. Although LFT values are raised but remember that although these tests are sensitive but very nonspecific and serve to detect liver disease rather than quantitative liver function so their high values don't signify a serious complication most of the time, it is the underlying pathophysiological process which needs to be diagnosed and managed, [so consult with a Hepatologist for any underlying liver disease].

1. As the capsules are purely Ayurvedic thus free from caffeine and as you know that modern medicine are basically appetite suppressants [as long as you are taking the medicine, you no longer feel the desire to eat, but as soon as you stop the drug-->the suppressant effect is over leading to overeating and weight gain], so there is/are no side effects reported by my patient(s) till date.

2. The medicine [herbs] functions by acting on the digestive system of the person [as in Ayurveda we holds that 'Agni' [metabolism] is the root cause of every disease] thus increasing the metabolism of bad cholesterol [LDL/TG's] and stimulate the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids.

3. you can order the medicine by depositing the amount of the medicine into my account and please share your Address [with pin code] so that I can courier you the medicine.

PRICE: is 65/- per 10 capsules
DOSE: 1 capsule thrice daily [ empty stomach [before breakfast] and half hour before lunch/dinner

Total cost: [for 3 months]; 650 X 3 =1950/-

. Necessary supplement medicine: 780/- for 30 capsules
Dose: one capsule once daily [any time]
total cost: 2340/-

Final Amount: 4290/- [for 3 months]

. If you are comfortable I can share my bank details

Dr. Munish
Naimittika
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