Q. How do I lose 25 kg weight with chronic sleep apnea, diabetes, and hypertension?

Answered by
Sanchari Majumder
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 14, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 46 years old, recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and have been on CPAP for the past week. The doctor has advised me to reduce 25 kgs. Unfortunately, I am also hypertensive and diabetic. I have shared my test results. What are the ways to reduce my weight?

Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern and reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Are you a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your reply.

I am vegetarian. Please help me with the diet plan.


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I suggest you to follow the diet mentioned below.


Breakfast- Rajma and sauteed vegetables cooked in olive oil, one fruit, and five soaked almonds.

Lunch– Vegetable salad with a handful of nuts.

Dinner- Steamed or grilled paneer with sauteed veggies.


Breakfast - Dal with a lot of vegetables.

Lunch - Vegetable salad or sprout salad.

Dinner - Roasted chana and vegetables with a bowl of homemade mushroom soup.


Breakfast - Boiled dal, one bowl of watermelon, and half a teaspoon of flax seeds.

Lunch - Green beans salad with grilled paneer pieces.

Dinner–Baked fish with one bowl of cauliflower soup.


Breakfast - Baked potato and broccoli.

Lunch - Paneer avocado lettuce wraps.

Dinner - Stir-fried vegetables.


Breakfast - Bell pepper vegetable soup.

Lunch - Spicy pepper dal.

Dinner - Chana masala with sauteed veggies.


Breakfast - Vegetable soup with sweet potato.

Lunch - Dal with lemon.

Dinner - Grilled mushroom with lemon and thyme.


Breakfast - Boiled chickpea with tomatoes and onions.

Lunch - Soybean moong salad with roasted tomatoes.

Dinner - Keema with coconut curry and vegetables.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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