Carbohydrates, otherwise called carbs or saccharides, are the sugars or starches present in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains. Even though considered unhealthy and avoided in many diets, they are a key energy source for most organisms. It is best to avoid simple carbohydrates found in white bread, refined sugar, etc., and include complex carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.

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Kindly suggest a vegetarian paleo diet chart.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, and I weigh 88 kg and my height is 160 cm. I am a vegetarian but I eat eggs. I am planning to start paleo diet to reduce my weight and before starting the diet, I got a blood test done. I am attaching my reports. Please suggest a vegetarian diet chart. What ty...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and according to it, you can go on a paleo diet. Which is good for your weight maintenance. But remember a vegetarian diet lacks some essential protein, which can only be supplied by non-veg...  Read Full »

What are the best foods to take before exams?

Query: Hello doctor, This is not a health inquiry, but a problem I would need your help to solve. I would like to know what foods are good to eat before a test or exam? I am getting things like omega-3s, proteins, complex carbohydrates and water. My problem is, I cannot find much tangible information on...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, as you have searched information is right and coming to its detail. Complex carbohydrates will give you energy and you will not be lethargic as carbohydrates are an easy way to breakdown for its energy levels especially for brain cells. You can opt for whole wh...  Read Full »

If you starve yourself for a longer period of time, will it trigger you to want to eat more?

Query: Hello doctor, I have started to notice something about my eating habits. I noticed that I have gained a lot of weight this year. And I have even been eating food that I do not like. I get hungry so many times during the day, even though I already ate. Last year, I would not say I was on a diet. But...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you starve for a long time, your body demands for more carbohydrates to complete its metabolism. If the starvation continues for a long time, the body starts accumulating energy for the period of starvation, hence you feel to eat more. The best way is to provide l...  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 »

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 »

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