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Healthy Weight

A healthy weight is achieved and maintained by a combination of healthy eating habits, staying physically active throughout the day, getting adequate sleep, and relieving stress. A variety of additional variables may also influence weight gain. An individual with a BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 falls under the healthy weight range.

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Are there medical conditions where VLCDs should be avoided?

Query: Hello doctor,Considering adopting a very-low-calorie diet for weight loss. Can you provide insights into their effectiveness and safety? Any tips or precautions to consider while following such a regimen? Seeking guidance on the most effective strategy for achieving weight loss goals. Kindly advise....  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs) involve consuming significantly fewer calories than what is typically recommended for maintaining a healthy weight. These diets usually provide around 800 calories or fewer per day. While they can lead to r...  Read Full »

I am six feet tall. What is my ideal weight range?

Query: Hello doctor,I am six feet tall and weigh 220 pounds, and I am curious if this falls into the overweight category. Could you advise me on the ideal weight for my height, and offer suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight? Additionally, I would like to understand how being overweight can affect m...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi Welcome back to I understand your concern. Based on your current height, you are only 10 percent above your ideal body weight, so there is no immediate cause for alarm. However, a diet high in carbohydrates can elevate blood sugar levels, leading to quicker fat deposition and event...  Read Full »

How do aerobic exercises help in weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female weighing 216.053 pounds. I have incorporated aerobic exercises into my routine. How can aerobic exercises help me lose weight effectively? What are the specific benefits of aerobic exercises in the context of weight loss compared to other forms of physical a...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Aerobic exercises are always recommended for an individual. Aerobic exercises are beneficial in many ways They increase the metabolic rate (the rate at which the body burns calories), improve the circulatory system, ...  Read Full »

Kindly provide dietary tips to maintain healthy weight.

Query: Hello, I am a 34-year-old woman, and I am considering changing my diet to maintain a healthy weight. I have PCOD. Although I am not obese, I want to stay healthy and avoid gaining unwanted fat. I have read that carbs may not be ideal. Please guide me on how much and what types of carbs I can in...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Consuming high levels of carbohydrates can lead to elevated blood sugar levels, contributing to the deposition of fats in the body and increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Monitoring carbohy...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old male interested in maintaining a healthy body and fitness. Please suggest the best diet plan.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male, and I am interested in maintaining a fit and healthy body. What would be the best diet to follow? Every text and book I find online talks about different diets, and I am confused about which one to choose. I do not have any health issues, and I am not taking any...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, welcomes you. I am thrilled to be able to serve you. I would recommend that you follow a balanced, healthy diet, similar to what our ancestors followed. It will help us maintain good gut health, and it is genetic too. I still need many details for proper medical intervention so th...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male whose weight remains the same despite eating healthy foods. How can I gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male and my weight is just 53 kilograms. I eat everything good for my health like eggs, meat, milk, etc. But I do not see any results. Please suggest something for me.  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Sometimes even if we take the required vitals, we lack behind in the amount and timing of the foods. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take milk in the morning and at night before going to bed. Take warm milk durin...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old, extremely thin, and need medications to improve my weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19 years old and want medicine to get fat as I am very thin. I eat whatever is good for my health. But I suddenly became dull, and my stomach got very small. Please give some suggestions to gain weight.Thank you.  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. According to your height, your weight and BMI (body mass index) is normal. I suggest you test for thyroid and stress levels. Daily exercise with a proper diet will help you in achieving good weight with fitness...  Read Full »

What is the most appropriate macronutrient ratio to achieve a flat tummy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a skinny person with abdominal fat, trying to get a flat tummy. I am trying to figure out the right macros to eat, but there is so much conflicting advice online. I am "skinny fat" because all my fat just goes to my stomach, and I have small, skinny legs, which I am also trying to...  Read Full »

Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Alternative foods are mentioned below. In the early morning, have one glass of lukewarm water with half a lemon juice and one pinch of cinnamon powder. After some time, have green tea and four almonds. Breakfast 8.30 am - Lentils and vegetable soup, one bowl wi...  Read Full »

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