The full form of BMI is Body Mass Index. It is the measure of a person's body fat based on the person's height and weight, which applies to both adult men and women. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms with the square of your height in meters and is expressed in the units of kg/m2.

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What can I do to reduce my chest and stomach fat completely?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a fat issue in my body. I have chest and stomach fat in my body. And for that, I am too much worried that how to reduce chest fat (basically this is too much irritating for me) and stomach fat and becoming a fit and healthy person. Please give me some suggestion what to do so that I...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need not worry as your BMI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is in the normal range as per WHO standards. You may need to work on spot reduction with some ab workouts. Your diet plan is fine you may require to include two mini meals of some fibers lik...  Read Full »

Despite eating healthy, my cholesterol level has not reduced, and my BMI is 40. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old and about 240 pounds. I went to see a nutritionist, and she did not relay much information to me but told me what I already knew about myself. It seems like I am not progressing, although I have eaten healthier than before. I try to eat turkey and chicken with vegetabl...  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi,Welcome to this weight loss diet plan,Alternative foods are mentioned below.1. In the early morning, at 7 am, drink one glass of lukewarm water, half a lemon, and one pinch of cinnamon powder.2. At 7.15 am, drink green tea and four almonds.3. Eat breakfast at 8.30 am with dal, ...  Read Full »

How much calorie deficit is ideal to reduce fat than muscle mass?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on a low carb, high-fat diet to lose weight. How much of a calorie deficit do I need to accomplish weight loss, decrease body fat percentage more than muscle mass?  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your BMI is 23 which is near normal, it might be with muscle mass or fat content. I need to evaluate still and need details for proper nutritional assessment to provide a correct advice. According to WHO (world health organization), you need 2000 kcal /day. For most pe...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old female and have had hypothyroidism for ten years. Kindly advise me on a workout and dietary plan to maintain my BMI.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I currently weigh 63 kg, and my height is 154 cm. I have been a hypothyroid patient for ten years. Please advise me how much weight I should maintain within my BMI. And also suggest to me some working methods both physical activity and diet to reduce my weigh...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest two weekly days of routine strength training, two days of yoga and stretching, one day of dancing or aerobics, and one day of weight training as per your capacity under some guidance. Further, you can rest one day and continue the same. Regarding diet, I need...  Read Full »

I am feeling tired and lethargic lately. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-years-old male. My height is 5 feet and 11 inches, and my weight is 62.4 kgs. Recently my body has become more skinny, and my weight was 66 kgs around seven months before. The weight loss is visible on my face and arms. I do not have any other issues or symptoms. I have starte...  Read Full »

Debasish Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories required to keep your body functioning at rest, including pumping blood, digesting foods, breathing, stable body temperature, growth, etc. BMR is also known as your body’s metabolism; therefore, any increase in your...  Read Full »

Please provide a diet plan for NAFLD

Query: Hi doctor, Before three months, I was diagnosed to have NAFLD (Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease). I have lost my weight from 62 to 53 within about three months by way of morning walk for about 1 hour and yoga and pranayama for another 80 minutes and by taking low fat diet and less calories. As a r...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I advise to go with very low fat, high carbohydrate enriched with high quality protein. Add more animal protein like chicken stew, egg boils two pieces, 100 g rohu or catla fish every day at lunch as well as dinner. Add good quality of dairy li...  Read Full »

How can I control my urge to eat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to lose weight for about one year now. I used to weigh 75 kilograms. With proper diet and exercise, I was able to reduce my weight. Now, my weight is 65 kilograms. But I am unable to control my urge to eat. I am cheating on my diet every single day and it makes me frustrated....  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have reached your normal BMI (body mass index). So after this, weight reduction will be a very slow process. According to WHO (world health organization), you are weighing right for your height. Coming to the eating problem, divide your meals into six small meals. E...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a diet plan for someone with acidity issues and sedentary lifestyle?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to inquire about the diet that I should follow. I am a 27 year old student. My lifestyle is very sedentary. I have to sit for long hours for the major part of the day. I am a vegetarian and mostly eat homemade food and once or twice a month outside food. I eat three meals, th...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your BMI (body mass index) is normal and blood parameters are fine with vitamin D deficiency. You need to understand the type of body you have. Understanding your gastric problem, take good amounts of fluids in a day wherein you can manage even lymphocyte value. Take e...  Read Full »

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