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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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 icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us on icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com.1) 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is it advisable to take calories less than your BMR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female with a height of 160 cm and a weight of 73 kgs. I am trying to lose weight, and I want to know about my daily calorie intake. Also, the calorie I can take if I work out regularly as well.  Read Full »


Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is 1459 calories. So, if you are not exercising, you should take 1750 calories. If you do moderate exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily, you should carry around 2200 calories per day. If you exercise only four to five days a week, you ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a weight gain diet for a GERD sufferer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD and I need a weight gain diet.   Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI (body mass index) is 18 and it belongs to the underweight category. At this age, you have a difficulty in gaining weight. For having a detailed diet chart, you need to provide your food habits and mention whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Please...  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 »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Please suggest some dietary options and lifestyle changes for my mother who is having hernia.

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 65 years old. She has done a pancreas operation before four years and a delivery-related operation before 28 years. The doctor has advised her to take boiled food to avoid liver-related issues. She has a lump on the belly for the past two months. It is present directly below t...  Read Full »


Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She can follow the following dietary plan. She should avoid taking tea or coffee before breakfast. She should have atleast 500 grams of seasonal fruits in the breakfast. She can take raw veggies as salads in the lunch with oil-free cooked curries and veggies. She should...  Read Full »

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