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Trying to lose weight. What vitamins should I take?

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I would like to loose weight what are some of the things I should do, what vitamins I should be taking regularly
Posted Fri, 27 Jul 2012 in Weight & Lifestyle
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 28 minutes later

Thanks for the query

I would like to know more about your lifestyle, weight and eating habits in order to customize things for you

1. What is your height and weight?
2. What is your daily routine? Are you at the desk most of the times?
3. Do you get to exercise?
4. Any history of thyroid disorder in the family?
5. What food items do you eat on an average day (including the snacks)

Multivitamins which includes Vit b12,thiamine,folic acid,biotin,zinc, riboflavin, vit c and Niacin should be taken daily once. It is usually prescribed in people trying to lose weight through dieting as they wont be getting enough nutrients.

Please get back to me with the answers, I will be awaiting your reply


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Follow-up: Trying to lose weight. What vitamins should I take? 34 hours later
i am 5"5 190lbs

work at a desk

rarely exercise

it varies lots of fast food and sweets

is low carb a good diet
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 4 hours later

Thanks for replying

Your BMI stands at 31 so you will have to lose quite some weight. Here is what you should do

1. Exercise regularly. For starters 30 min walks a day for 6 days a week.
2. Watch what you eat. Low carb and low fat diet is the dictum for you. The ideal thing would be to approach a good dietician
3. Avoid fast foods and sweets. Add lots of fibres like raw vegetables, salads and fruits like apples, oranges and papaya. These can be good substitutes for hunger pangs.
4. Test your thyroid levels once in 3 months as this adds to the weight gain

I hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to answer any further doubts.

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