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Rapid Weight Loss

Rapid weight loss or losing weight without trying occurs due to some underlying medical conditions. There is a loss of 5% of weight within six to twelve months, along with other symptoms. Unexpected weight loss can occur due to muscle wasting, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, endocarditis, cancer, Addison's disease, cancer, and congestive heart failure.

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I unhealthily lost weight. Will I gain it back by eating?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old, 5'5" girl. Over the course of a little over a month, I have gone from around 153 to 130. I have experimented with long fasting days, days of very low calories, and some exercise, also a plant-based diet. Of course, I know I unhealthily lost all this weight, but now I ...  Read Full »

Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Need not worry. You need to work on a perfect plan to maintain your health according to given data. Height 5 ft, weight 127.87 lb, BMI 25.3. Your required calories for your age is 1600 to 1700 kcal/day. Since you are an athlete, divide these in carbohydrate 300 g, protein...  Read Full »

Can eating just bananas for breakfast cause weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I eat only two bananas for breakfast. Is it recommended to do so or does it cause stomach pain, gastritis, gas and bloating?  Read Full »

Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Eating bananas for breakfast is good. But having only bananas for breakfast is not complete and appropriate. The word breakfast means that you are breaking your overnight fast. So, it is should be made up of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, and a fiber-ric...  Read Full »

With a change in my diet, I have lost around 13 pounds in the last two months. Should I worry about that?

Query: Hello doctor, I have changed my eating habits for eight months and have lost 60 pounds. But for the last two months, I have lost 13 pounds. I am concerned if there is anything wrong to worry about. I have cut out all processed food, sugar, salt, bread, and flour items. I take minimal dairy and drink...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now you have achieved your weight management goal. And then you should eat a balanced diet, not the selected one. It is good that you are not eating processed food, but I would advise you to take complex carbohydrates like yogurt, milk, and paneer. Your other parameter...  Read Full »

I joined a gym to lose weight, but I am not satisfied with my weight reduction rate. Can I use protein supplements to lose weight faster?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5 ft 6 Inches, and my weight is 196 Lbs. I wanted to lose weight, so I joined a gym near my house, but I lost only 2.64 Lbs. I am not satisfied with the weight reduction rate, so I thought of taking protein supplements. Please suggest something.  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes the weight remains the same, but the body becomes toned. I suggest you eat homecooked food, exercise regularly, and take whey protein supplements.  Read Full »

My brother lost 22 kg on the ketogenic diet in two months. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 25 years old and lost almost 22 kilograms on a ketogenic diet in two months. Is it normal to lose this much weight in just two months? Can weight loss be due to any other illnesses which go undermined? Even if we stop ketogenic diet then, will he be able to maintain his curr...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for asking the question. See, I have seen many people reduce weight, but it should be gradual; sudden weight loss can indicate systemic illness. Five kilogram per month is the average speed of reducing weight. Even if you stop taking a ketogenic diet, you can ma...  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 »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

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 »

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