High-calorie food are beneficial in treating underweight and malnutrition. A body mass index of less than 18.5 is considered to be underweight. People with stress, depression, celiac disease, cancer, hyperthyroidism, type 1 diabetes, eating disorders, diarrhea, and high metabolism tend to be underweight. It can cause nutritional deficiency, anemia, fertility problems, weakened immunity, poor wound healing, fatigue, poor sleep, etc. Food like red meat, pork, chicken, fish, milk, cheese, butter, beans, yogurt, nuts, olives, peanut butter, avocado, mayonnaise, potatoes, whole grains, etc., are calorie dense and helps in regaining weight.
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How to handle hemorrhoids that affect my mood badly?
Query: Hi doctor, I had an eating disorder before 16 years. It stressed my health very severely for around 5 years. Now, I am 35 years old. Also, I suffer from hemorrhoids, which affect my mood very severely. I have social impairments as my emotions are no longer clean. This is really an important issue f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For hemorrhoids, Tronolane (Pramoxine) is the best, if are external already. But, if are internal hemorrhoids, then need to follow another way of treatment.Losing weight is normal in your case, because you are losing red blood cells by the hemorrhoids.To my best knowledge... Read Full »
I am not gaining weight since childhood, though I eat well. What should I do to gain weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have 9 months old baby. Actually my problem is weight and personality. My weight is 35 kg and I am too thin from my childhood. After marriage, I am some what better with my body. During pregnancy time also I am happy with my weight and body. After delivery again I am... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To increase your body weight you can check your protein intake. Also, if you are breastfeeding your baby, protein becomes the utmost essential for you. You can include nuts, oilseeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, soybean, sprouts, legumes, beans, cheese, paneer, ... Read Full »
Please suggest a lactose-free diet for weight gain.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 55 kg. I take vegetables, egg, fish but not meat. I am lactose intolerant for the past three years. If I take any milk products, it causes gastritis instantly, and I have to take an antacid. I cannot take whey protein because of thi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you are suffering from lactose intolerance, which means a decreased ability to digest milk sugar that is, lactose. You need not worry because you can have soy products like soy milk, tofu, and soy yogurt. Do not take whey protein or any ot... Read Full »
Does intake of cashews and peanuts cause excess fat deposition?
Query: Hi doctor, With intake of 10 to 12 peanuts or 5 to 6 cashews daily, we get sufficient amount of energy, but does excessive fat also get consumed in our body? Are they saturated or unsaturated? I would like to know some common fibrous foods. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, having peanuts and cashews does give a good amount of energy to the body, but should be taken in a limited amount. 8 to 10 number of peanuts and 5 to 6 number of cashews are good for every day use. Cashews or soaked almonds are the betterchoicesas of when soak... Read Full »
After a recent consultation at a fitness center, I am worried about my daily calorie intake to look lean. What to do to maintain average weight and normal energy levels?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, about 105 pounds, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and with about 20 % body fat. I tried a free consultation at a fitness center recently, but the woman suggested I needed to eat only 920 calories to stay at my current weight. I am suddenly very confused about all the pr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow the diet mentioned below, 1. Early morning at 7:00 AM, have three to four pieces of soaked almonds or sprouts. 2. For breakfast, around 8.30 AM, have four pieces of brown bread with peanut butter and three boiled egg... Read Full »
Do I gain weight if I eat a small quantity of high-calorie food?
Query: Hello doctor,Do calories matter if the portion size is small? An example, one snack-size mini burger is 780 calories, or 6 oz of ice cream is 580 calories. Will that still count as weight gain because of calories alone? Even though the portion size is the size of a gumball. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, as per your information, BMI (body mass index): 49.42 and a weight of 147.42 kgs is morbid obesity class. Your target weight should be 71.50 Kgs, BMR = 1478 Kcal/day. Total daily energy requirement = 1774 Kcal/day if you are in a sedentary lifestyle and 2... Read Full »
Please suggest foods to incease my weight and immunity.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 48 kg, and height is 5.8 feet. I am a pure vegetarian. I need to increase my body weight. I am suffering from psychological problems like anxiety. I am not diabetic, BP is normal. I do not smoke and drink. Please suggest foods to increase weight, immunity,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your eating habits? Your total calorie intake should be around 2200 cal/day. This will include all three meals with a snack in the evening. You can drink any protein supplements at that time. Include ghee two to three teaspoons a day. Cheese or paneer weekly thri... Read Full »
How can people be more educated about grocery shopping?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently redesigning the common nutritional label to make it more to encouraging people to make healthier decisions while grocery shopping. I would love it if you can take a few moments to answer some of my questions below as they are important to our research and final design. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the best for your projects. I think it will take time to teach people to understand the importance of nutrition labeling but with my experience, I can answer your questions from the way I have understood by my patients. Misconception spreads mainly through advertis... Read Full »
Will nutritional supplement help to gain weight and build muscles?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 52 kg. I want to gain my weight. Can I use Nutrigain? Will it help in the build up my muscles? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing you have to focus on your daily diet and not only supplements. So make a high-calorie food. Eat more cereals 300 gm mainly plain rice, brown rice or bread, oatmeals, maize, Nutrela, and all whole grains. Add all good quality proteins like organic, dairy... Read Full »