Diet And Lifestyle

Your diet and lifestyle habits influence everything from your digestion to your immune system. A balanced diet and active lifestyle help maintain overall good health. Healthy eating is not about starving or depriving yourself of food, but to eat food that is beneficial for your health.

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Does Orlistat help in losing weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an unmarried 23-year-old female. My height and weight are 5 feet 6 inches and 231 lbs, respectively. Till now, I do not have any medical issues. Since childhood, I am a bit fat. So I would like to know, is there any tablet that can help me lose weight along with my diet? I heard that ...  Read Full »

Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case in detail. 1. First of all, Orlistat (Xenical) is a drug that may be useful for you. But, initially, I would recommend you go under natural treatment, better to say meal planning or a proper diet chart. 2. Pills have a lot of side effects, ...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause weight loss in females?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 55 kg and height is 5.8 inches. I am very thin. My weight is not appropriate according to my height. My weight is only 55 kg, and it is neither increasing or decreasing. I also have a good habit of eating everything almost. The primary concern is that even...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Frequent masturbation does not have much effect on your health. You can maintain a strict exercise regimen along with the proper diet you are having.Start muscle strengthening exercises such as wall press, pushups, abs strengthening, etc.Drink milk every day with two bana...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a diet chart so that I can study properly and stop gaining weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a student. I always feel very lazy, and whenever I start studying, I feel sleepy and get onto the bed. My exams are coming, and I am unable to control my sleeping. Please help me with some diet charts so that I can study properly and due to improper diet my weight increased alarmin...  Read Full »

Subha Ranjini B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For your height, you just have to decrease 2-3 kgs. You can avoid all kinds of junk foods, processed foods, bakery products, sweets, fried stuff, alcohol, and tobacco. Do not store any kind of junk food at home. That way, you can control eating it. Follow a simple ma...  Read Full »

Is there any diet plan to reduce fat in the stomach area?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding fat accumulation at major fats at stomach area. Is there any method so that it could be reduced since my marriage is fixed in 15 days. Is there any diet plan?  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, you have a very limited time then. Follow a strict regimen that should be performed regularly twice every day. Have a fat free, carbohydrate-less meal, protein-rich diet containing dal, pulses, green vegetables and fruits. Have a carrot, cucumber, every day in ...  Read Full »

One of my friends is following the Mediterranean diet, and he looks fit. I would like to know the benefits and procedures of following the Mediterranean diet. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend said he was following a Mediterranean diet. I did not ask him for what, as he was bragging while speaking about it, so I did not bother. However, I can see he has become fit and has glowing skin. Can you let me know about the Mediterranean diet and its benefits? I also would lov...  Read Full »

Neha Suryawanshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us on There is no one strict version of this diet, nor does it require calorie counting or even portion measurements. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of eating fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grains. It also...  Read Full »

I have read about the inclusion of dietary fibers in our diet and have some queries regarding the same.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old and weigh 75 kilograms; my height is 172 centimeters. Recently I read an article about dietary fiber and have a few questions about it. 1) Do you think dietary fiber should be included in my diet even after being all healthy without taking it? 2) If I have to take it,...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dietary fiber is not anything that you need to take separately. Whatever you eat, if it is not artificially processed, it contains a sufficient amount of fiber. These are of two types soluble and insoluble. They help maintain good health so eat seasonal fruits and vege...  Read Full »

Do I have to consume alkaline food to help in absorption of supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some questions regarding “pH.” Can people absorb supplements optimally with an acidic lifestyle diet? Is balancing the pH of food intake important, and does it prevent certain diseases? Some doctors are advocating that you cannot absorb nutrients under acidic conditions. How...  Read Full »

Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acid production in the stomach is a natural breakdown process of certain nutrients. When we talk about acidic foods, it is not about absorption of the nutrients but their acid-producing properties after they are absorbed and metabolized. If the by-product of the breakd...  Read Full »

I look obese and prefer keto diet. What foods are good to eat on keto diet?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male with 110 kgs of weight and 163 cms of height. I do not have any medical issues, but I look obese. I prefer the keto diet to reduce obesity because it contains my favorite foods. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi,Welcome to Never opt for a particular diet plan, especially by restricting certain nutrients.2) Control your portion size in the diet.3) Replace carbohydrates with seasonal vegetables and fruits.4) Eat protein-rich foods like peanuts and fox nuts (lotus seeds). I can suggest you be...  Read Full »

Can a high-fiber diet help me lose weight?

Query: Hi,I have been trying to lead a healthy and nutritional life by doing regular physical activities like pilates, yoga, jogging, etc. However, recently I came across an article saying that dietary fibers help regulate bowel movements and play an essential role in weight loss. Which food items have the...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. My suggestions for you are- 1. You must have a generous salad, and seasonal fruits served in your daily meals. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of dietary fibers. 2. You must always consume whole wheat flour. Thank you.  Read Full »

My face structure is not improving even after taking a healthy diet. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking good healthy food, but my face structure is not improving. I used to eat two eggs daily. But, my eyes are sunken. I want a good structure. My height is 6'2" and my weight is 70 kg. I want good looking eyes and bright face.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have more of green vegetables like spinach, drumsticks, and other leafy vegetables. Have more salads like carrot, cucumber, and tomatoes. Also, have tomato soup. Fruits are an excellent source of antioxidants. So, try to have more fruits every day like apple, watermelon,...  Read Full »

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