How To Lose Weight

You can lose weight by consuming a low-calorie and a high-fiber diet. Thirty minutes of physical exercise like walking, swimming, aerobics, etc. will help lose weight. Usually, by reducing the intake of processed foods, which are high in saturated fats, salt and sugar, and exercising, weight loss can be achieved.

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I am 5 feet tall, weigh 80 kgs, and unable to lose weight. Kindly suggest to me ways to reduce the extra weight.

Query: Hi doctor, I am obese, and my height is 5 ft. I weigh about 80 kgs. I have a work lifestyle of sitting, and my daily intake is 1800 calories with a low-fat diet with fruits. Can you please help me sort out my health issue and suggest proper guidance and plan? Thank you.   Read Full »

Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can happen gradually by maintaining calorie intake and expenditure. Try to decrease calorie intake and increase energy expenditure. You can reduce calorie intake by taking more fibers in your diet and protein-rich food. Consume more wat...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female who had a baby four months back. When can I start my postpartum weight loss journey?

Query: Hi, I am a 29-year-old female, married for four years, and I recently gave birth to my beautiful daughter (four months back). I am really happy with my life, but due to pregnancy, I have gained almost 7 kg of weight. In order to lose my postpartum weight, I have been thinking of indulging in light-i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you had a normal vaginal delivery, you could start the exercises as soon as you feel ready. But with cesarean section delivery, the exercises must be delayed. Light exercises like yoga and walking are fine to go no...  Read Full »

I get depressed because I am unable to lose weight. What should I do to lose weight and overcome depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing weight issues for six years. Now I am 16 years old, and I cannot reduce my weight. I am facing constant difficulties and failures. I get depressed, and I am unable to overcome it. I think my depression will subside once I reduce weight. How to overcome this depressio...  Read Full »

Prathi Priya P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can see that you are facing depression because of your weight issues. I suggest you visit a specialist for weight loss and consult a doctor for weight reduction. Then, you can take a counseling session to overcome depression. If you do this simultaneously, your pro...  Read Full »

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 »

I lost 5 kgs when I was prescribed probiotics for dehydration and diarrhea. Can I start taking them again for weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I am planning to lose weight, and I was given probiotics for some dehydration and diarrhea three years ago. I lost five kilograms at that time. Now my weight is 79 kgs, and my height is 151 centimeters. I need to lose weight, so can I start taking probiotics again to lose weight? If not...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probiotics are given post diarrhea to repopulate the gut with good bacteria. According to the studies, obesity and diabetes are linked to the gut microbiome. So, I think there is no harm in taking probiotics, but I cannot comment on whether they will help you lose weig...  Read Full »

I joined a gym to lose weight, but now I have lost interest in going to the gym. How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I do a desk job, so there is not much physical activity. I started putting on weight, so I joined a gym last year, but even after doing regular exercises, I am unable to get rid of my belly fat. Now I have lost interest in going to the gym as I do not see any results. How do I handle m...  Read Full »

Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. A gym cannot be used for weight reduction every time. You need to rely more on aerobic exercises, like cardio. Also, you can do more walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming. I suggest you consume more fibers and pro...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male. Will dieting or cardio help me lose weight in a year?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. My height is 157 cms and weight is 85 kgs. I am planning to enroll myself in a weight loss program, but I am confused about which one to choose. Does dieting helps reduce weight? My colleagues asked me to enroll in programs that include cardio, but I would like to kn...  Read Full »

Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Weight can be easily decreased by balancing energy expenditure and uptake. I suggest you increase fiber content and spend more energy doing aerobic exercise and yoga. You can also do walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and treadmill for at...  Read Full »

Why am I not losing weight even after regular exercising?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to lose weight, so I started tracking my calories and nutrition, and I realized I had not regularly reached 1200 calories in a very long time. So how do I lose weight if I am already in a deficit and not losing?   Read Full »

Debasish Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It honestly depends upon your body’s metabolism. You may start working out to lose weight by eating over 1250 kilocalories in a day, light-medium exercising for 45 minutes in the morning for five days a week. If you want to put on weight, the easiest way is to make he...  Read Full »

How to lose my weight soon?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old, and I am taking Duromine for two months. I have lost 16 kilograms. I am eating about 700 to 900 calories per day. My usual food consists of breakfast with a small piece of fruit. My lunch contains fruits and vegetables. I take my dinner with a salad and steamed vegetab...  Read Full »

Vishal Kumar Wadi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking an appetite suppressant and a low-calorie diet. You have hit the weight loss plateau. Suppressing the appetite is not good for health. Taking drugs can cause plenty of side effects. Hitting a weight loss plateau is quite excellent. It happens to almost ev...  Read Full »

Are there any rapid weight loss methods for a 17-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 10 inches, and weight is 276 lbs, and my BMI is 41. I am currently taking tablet Topamax. My query is, how can I lose weight? I have tried everything, but nothing worked. I guess my depression is the reason. I do not have the motivation to ...  Read Full »

Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are just 17 years old now. It is effortless to lose weight, provided you do your diet and exercise regularly. I suggest you involve in any sports like badminton, basketball, or football. Regarding diet, it is advisable to avoid j...  Read Full »

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