Balanced Diet

A diet that contains required amounts of calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins, fats, and fibers, is called a balanced diet. It provides proper nourishment to the body, which helps in proper growth and development, and improves overall health.

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I am a 20-year-old female. Can I drink 550 ml of milk per day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am moderately active and is it fine to drink two mugs of milk daily, that is 550 ml per day? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, 600 ml of milk is your daily allowance, and it can be included. But I still need many details for proper medical intervention so that I can provide a customized diet plan. I suggest you the following tips: 1) Increase high protein die...  Read Full »

I am not able to eat anything. Please suggest a nutrient-rich diet plan.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. My doctor suggested me to take complete bed rest as baby is very low down to the uterus. My problem is, I am unable to eat anything due to nausea and indigestion as there is no physical activity. I am losing weight and suffering from anemia and on medication for th...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your pregnancy, you are in third trimester. You can eat almost all good nutritive value oriented foods except few and be aware of side effects of medicines without physician advice. For your loss of appetite and indigestion problem, you should take soft, semi...  Read Full »

With a change in my diet, I have lost around 13 pounds in the last two months. Should I worry about that?

Query: Hello doctor, I have changed my eating habits for eight months and have lost 60 pounds. But for the last two months, I have lost 13 pounds. I am concerned if there is anything wrong to worry about. I have cut out all processed food, sugar, salt, bread, and flour items. I take minimal dairy and drink...  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now you have achieved your weight management goal. And then you should eat a balanced diet, not the selected one. It is good that you are not eating processed food, but I would advise you to take complex carbohydrates like yogurt, milk, and paneer. Your other parameter...  Read Full »

Can weight reduction be achieved by having three meals and 30 minutes of cardio?

Query: Hi doctor, I am struggling with what and when to eat at the moment. I am a 22-year-old and female of height 5"2 and weigh 12.7 st. I am unhappy with my weight and having a lot of trouble figuring out whether I should eat three healthy meals per day or eat healthily whenever I am hungry. I rarely fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Jignaba Zala

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The good thing about you is you are exercising for 30 minutes daily. I advise you to add weight training for atleast three days per week. It will help you shape your body, gain muscle strength, shape your body, and increase bone strength. It will also help in burning ca...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body, and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to slide...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest a diet plan for hypothyroidism and high BP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male. My height is 6 feet and my weight is 90 kg. I take regular medications for hypothyroidism and high BP. I am attaching my latest reports. Please suggest a low-carb high-fat vegetarian diet.  Read Full »


Neha Suryawanshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to your height, your ideal weight should be 63 kg. You need to reduce at least 25 kg. Your total cholesterol count is high. General suggestions as follows:...  Read Full »

Can I know a diet plan for PCOD?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old with a weight of 66.5 kilograms. I suffer from pcod and thyroid. I am a working professional. So please suggest a diet plan for me.   Read Full »


Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is the diet plan for PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) and weight loss. In the nutrition plan, drink two glasses of warm water with one lemon on getting up. Have a brisk walk for 30 minutes in the morning sunlight. Do not take tea or snacks before breakfast. Ta...  Read Full »

How to stop losing muscle mass in the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I did exercises to relax and tighten the neck muscles. The exercises that I did has affected my entire body. I have lost muscle mass all over my body, and I have gained muscles in thighs and all the wrong places. I eat apples to stop muscle loss, as I read that eating apple stops muscula...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you tell me what kind of exercises you did that resulted in such a situation? If you did exercises of the neck, then it cannot move the muscles on gluteus or back. I suggest you try doing the following. Go for a full body checkup. Stop doing exercises abruptly. Have...  Read Full »

Will nutrition deficiency cause arthritis if there is a familial history?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old male and a vegetarian. I occasionally take eggs. For the past month, I have been taking one egg every alternate day. I do not drink milk. I am worried that my intake of calcium is very less. My mother has arthritis. She is a vegetarian and never ate eggs. I am worrie...  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Calcium is essential to our body. If you have a good lifestyle, you need not worry. It is eating a balanced diet going in sunlight walk for vitamins-D and including vitamin-C rich food diet for overall strength and bone health. Till then, follow these tips: 1) Increas...  Read Full »

How to start working out for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and a mother of three kids. I am overweight. I currently weigh 180 lbs and I am 5'1". I have decided that I want to change my life around and start eating healthy, stop smoking, start exercising, etc. I just want to be the best role model for my kids. My question is, wha...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really nice to hear that you want to have a change in your life. This will be an example for other ladies also. Cleansing the body is essential, but before that cleanse your mind with lots of positive attitude towards life. Never forget to pamper yourself. Always t...  Read Full »

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