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Muscle building can be achieved by following certain exercises and by taking a protein-rich diet. The muscles undergo trauma when you do extreme exercise, like weightlifting. When these muscles get repaired, there is an increase in muscle fiber, which promotes muscle growth.

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What is the reason to have a protein shake after doing a workout?

Query: Hi doctor, So often, we do things that we know to be healthy but are not aware of the reason. I am looking at the specific items such as drinking protein shakes after a workout, doing 10 to 12 repetitions in strength training, stretching before a run, avoiding food before a workout and eating the ra...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, very often we follow the necessary safe and healthy things that should be observed in our day-to-day life, but many people are not aware of the reason of these lifestyle changes. They simply know that it is good to follow but are not aware of the reason to follow. Ma...  Read Full »

I need a meal plan for weight gain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of 128 pounds. I need a meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for gaining weight and building muscle. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Considering your genetically high metabolism and the absence of your specific food preferences or allergies, here are some guidelines that may assist you: Gradually increase food quantities to adapt to your metabolism. Eat more fre...  Read Full »

I am unable to gain deltoid muscle. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male. I do not have any health issues. I go to the gym regularly and I have been trying to build my muscles. I take protein shakes and supplements, but still, I am not able to build my deltoid muscle. Is there any specific exercise to improve my deltoid muscle and its...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to Doing workouts and having supplements is not enough you need to get answers to a few questions first. Have you got your body composition analysis done? How many days a week do you work out? Elaborate on your distribution of the routine throughout the week. ...  Read Full »

I am underweight and my muscle mass is low. Should I take weight gain supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, My body weight is 45 kg and my muscles are so low so I think I should take Nutrigain.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having nutritional supplements might help you temporarily but it does not have good effects on your body on a permanent basis. Instead, you start with a good diet regimen and proper muscle-strengthening exercises. Have protein-rich meals for lunch and dinner, with ...  Read Full »

I want to gain my muscles and weight. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to gain my muscles and weight. My age is 18 years. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Since you are only 18 years old, you have ample time to gain weight and muscles. You need to follow a good diet and exercise regime. 1. Start your day with some cardio and muscle-strengthening exercises. 2. Have your breakfast that shoul...  Read Full »

How can I get lean soon?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to get lean for the past one month. But, still, I have stubborn fat around my lower abdomen. I am doing full body lifts every day and high-intensity cardio exercise one to three times a week. I cannot lean out around my stomach 100 % while everywhere is fine. I know stubborn ...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. To lose body fat, we need to track our calorie budget and burnouts. First, work on your food groups, make sure you divide your meal into a right combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. As well to see good results it is always essenti...  Read Full »

My body is very lean and I want to develop a perfect body. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor. I am very slim. My age is 20, and my height is five feet nine inches. I weigh 103.61 lbs. I want to make a perfect body. I also joined the gym. Please recommend me a mass gainer or protein powder without side effects. Thank you.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your height and weight, your body mass index is normal. You should check thyroid level, stress level, bone density, and worm test. Daily exercise with a proper diet will help you achieve your weight with fitness. You have to eat every two hours. You have to...  Read Full »

Can I take protein powder, fruits, and vegetables instead of food to gain muscles and lose fat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male with a weight of 191 lbs and a height of 5.3 feet. I want to gain muscles but lose fat. Can I take protein powder alone as a substitute for food along with fruits and veggies salad for weight loss? Which protein powder do you suggest to me?  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not a good idea to replace your food with protein drinks. You will be somehow able to lose weight, but it will not be sustainable as you cannot do it forever. So choose a way of balanced nutrition in combination with the workout. The result may be slow, but it ...  Read Full »

Is it reasonable to take supplements to build muscle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a professional stunt rider. I like to build muscle and reduce belly fat. Currently I am taking whey protein, BCAA, creatine, and Hydroxycut fat burner. Are these type of supplements safe? Will they give any side effects? My height is 5.6 feet, and weight is 167 lbs.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you take supplement alone without doing any exercise, then it can cause the following problems. Digestive problem. May decrease liver function. May cause muscle damage. Sexual problem like decreased sex desire and premature ejaculation. Hormonal problem like anxiet...  Read Full »

I lost sensation in my biceps and triceps while working out. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been working out regularly for around three years. It felt great until a week ago when I noticed while training that my biceps and triceps did not feel anything. I do everything correctly. When I do the bicep exercises, I feel it in my forearms, not my biceps. I do not get a pum...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are not feeling anything in the biceps while working out, your form may need to be revised to load your biceps. Also, watch your wrist position, which might take the lead in getting loaded by its position and may be too bent forward. F...  Read Full »

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