Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

179 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Working as software engineer need Healthy foods details

Iam a software engineer, working in a company, my job needs most of the time sitting in fornt of the computer. I also eat lot of junk foods whic is served at our desk. I have put on some weight. I need to reduce and i also want to know what foods i can eat and what not to eat, i cannot take home food to office. I also drink lot of coffee may be 4-5 times a day. Due to busy ours iam unable to do any exercises. I really need some help, i donot want to put on lot of weight and i know it will be difficult to decrease the weight
Fri, 13 Apr 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
Hi Makarand

Thx for Using Health Care Magic

From your question, I would like to give you some simple advices helping u for a better life style & therefore you won't get extra weight;
- Try to cut Junk food
- You can order Salads, Grilled Stuff instead of fried, Fruits & If you will get a sandwich order it in a brown whole grain bread
- Cut ur Coffee to once per day better in the morning, or simply u can use decaffinated coffee
- Do Stretching exercises every 15-30 minutes while u r sitting on the chair, this will help decreasing risk of having vertebral problems
- Drink from 8-12 cups of water daily

Thx in advance
Dr Peter S
Clinical Nutritionist
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Carole Wolfe's  Response
Check out the Take Shape for Life program at www.newpathwaystohealth.tsfl.com
I also have a desk job and became very overweight. I have reduced by 50 lb in about 6 months with this program. It is really easy and convenient to do. It also addresses lack of exercise in a way that actually can work if you are very busy.
  User's Response
manasi's  Response
RECENTLY i met a dietician...and she gave me few tips....she told me not to eat any junk foods..or else try to reduce havingh junk foods...and then instead of having junk foods its better to have fresh fruits...except banana,mango...which are high in calories...as they have good vitamin supplements and less calories....and use sunflower oil while cooking instead of ground nut oil......coming to vegetables..eat..all vegetables except....potato as it is high in calories...avoid ghee....and sweets..as much as possible....
  User's Response
dharmveer's  Response
Take lot of vegetables, fruits, greens, salads. Avoid bakery foods. There are many vitamins and minerals in the fruits and vegetables which is very healthy , important for our body. Drink atleast 10-12 glasses of water, this will help you to take out all the toxin in our body
  User's Response
menakasingh's  Response

You seem to know all and at the same time have a lot of constraints, not able to do anything about it. You have to modify your diet and lifestyle first. This is what the doctors are going to say. Meet a dietician and get it solved. But i doubt whether you will be able to do it all with the constraints that you have. anyways all the very best.

  User's Response
ashay rajimwale's  Response

sir i m girl of 18 year old my haemoglobin is 9.1 plase suggest me food that will increase my haemoglobin but doesnt increase fata

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

my head is reeling frequently especially after taking meals and also while arguing/ discussing with my friends on a hot topic. I also have diabetics but it is in well control. I had hepatitis-B virus infected one year before but it is not impacted to my liver. I am currently working as a software engineer. My age is 36.

doctor1 MD

Hi I m a mother of 8 months old girl baby from India. Since I started working I couldnt breast feed my daughter the whole day I feed her in the morning before starting to job then at evening and at night. Morning I feed her cereals like wheat, rice with mixed fruits with formula. Then in the afternoon I feed her rice with vegetables like carrot, potato, dhaal, mutton soup etc alternatively. In the evening she eats health mix with banana. Night sometimes I give her rice cake or biscuit or else I feed her. Now she s not eating properly especially she like those salted foods.

doctor1 MD

Hi, my girlfriend and i think she s pregnant.We need professional help on understanding a bit more on if she is.

Recent questions on  Weight loss

doctor1 MD

Good evening. I have been on a low carb, high protein diet over the past 3 weeks and am enjoying this change of lifestyle. i only eat clean foods, plenty of fruit and veges, lean chicken and fish. Typical of everything the professionals tell you. I have been losing weight also which of course is a bonus. I started taking metamusil over the past 3 days in my morning juice plus drink 1 ltr of fresh water plus a couple of coffees daily. My problem now is, i have not used my bowels for the past 3 days and my flatulance has increased and really smells offensive. What do you suggest? Please help.

doctor1 MD

The last 3 days I ve passed stools that appear to have white clumps of a stringy like substance intertwined in it. I have changed my diet and eat more protein than usual. I also started working out. The diet change was about a month ago as well as the working out. Any idea what it could be? Is it just something associated with the high protein diet and a reduction in carb intake?

doctor1 MD

Please write your health query. Also mention your age, height, weight and medical history. A detailed query is important to get you a relevant answer from the doctor. my stomach problem has been starting for nearly 1 yeaer, what ever having food after that loat of gyas forming, and sometimes stomach pain, and also weight loss , very tierd , before 1 year back my body weight 65 kilograms, and now 57 kilograms. my height is 172cm. and indigetion also.food is not abosrbing the body. i am 27 years old

doctor1 MD

i am just back from a two week holiday in italy and since I have returned friends have commented that I have lost weight. had been on a diet and lost half a stone which was perfect for me. Gradually losing more very slowly. since holiday stomach gurgling loads, especially at night, it has even woken me up and though I never really have regular bowel movements my previous few have had a green look about them.

doctor1 MD

I am a 39 year male and I am urinating every 30 minutes to 1 hour. I don't have any pain or discoloration. Just concerned at how often im going I'd like to know what this could be if anything dangerous or to be concerned of.

doctor1 MD

Can I reverse a possible chance that I have Typ 2 diebetties ?

doctor1 MD

How much ghee is good in a day if I have normal health reports