How to lose weight?

Q. I am 143 lbs in weight, and I want to lose weight. Please help.

Answered by
Shariff Safina Mohsin Noushina
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jul 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

My weight is 143 lbs and my height is 155. I want to lose weight.

Please help.



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As per your height, you need to lose 17 to 22 lbs. With proper diet and regular exercise, it is possible to reach your goal within 2 to 3 months, depending on your metabolism.

I will give you some dietary recommendations to lose weight.

  1. Avoid fried and too oily food. Keep your oil intake to 5 to 6 teaspoons per day.
  2. Avoid sugary and bakery products. You can keep your sugar intake to 2 to 3 teaspoons per day.
  3. Avoid sugar-based fruit juices. If buying packaged fruit juice, go for 100% natural fruit juice.
  4. Keep a gap of at least two hours in between meals.
  5. Drink at least 2 to 2.6 gallons of water each day.
  6. Start with salad and soups before starting your main course.
  7. Use whole wheat flour or mix grain flour for making roti or paratha. Avoid smearing oil or ghee on them after cooking.
  8. Take almond or walnut. Avoid cashew, pistachio, and raisins.

I hope this will be helpful to you. For a complete diet plan, kindly get back to your daily eating pattern with timings and mention whether you are vegetarian, non-vegetarian, or ova vegetarian.

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