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Weight Gain

An increase in body weight is called weight gain. This weight gain can be due to an increase in muscle mass, fat, or fluid retention. Weight gain in adults can be due to bad dietary habits, sedentary lifestyle, or a severe underlying condition.

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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 121 lbs. 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 th...  Read Full »

Durga Kumari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 othe...  Read Full »

I am a vegetarian and am very lean. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male and weigh 88.1849 pounds with a height of 5.1 feet. I am too lean, and I am a vegetarian. But I am good at my core strength as I am a martial artist. I will not feel tired, I will never get exhausted even if I work hard to the peak. But I am very thin. I also perf...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. If your mother is lean, then it is obvious that you are lean too. But this does not happen in every case. If you are a vegetarian and are doing all the things required for muscle ...  Read Full »

How can I avoid ultra-processed foods while grocery shopping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seeking clarification to lead a healthier life. As a 36-year-old woman and mother of two, I have heard that ultra-processed foods are not good for you. However, I am struggling to identify them when I go grocery shopping. I want to make better choices for my well-being, but I feel ...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Ultra-processed foods lack most nutrients due to their processing methods and are typically loaded with salt and refined sugar, both of which can have negative impacts on our health. Excessive salt consump...  Read Full »

How do food intolerances affect weight gain in psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling to gain weight due to my psoriasis and intolerances to oats, gluten, potatoes, and starches, which exacerbate my condition. Citric fruits and spices also worsen my symptoms. Despite following a gluten-free diet of brown rice and chicken, I am still unable to put on wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq. I understand that you may be facing challenges related to weight management, particularly considering your psoriasis condition. To tailor appropriate dietary suggestions, it would be helpful to know your height and weight or calculate your BMI (body mass index). Thi...  Read Full »

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 »

I need advise on exercises to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old female with a sedentary desk job. I have gained weight, currently weighing 209 pounds. I know the importance of exercise but do not know where to start. Can you explain how exercise contributes to physical fitness and weight management? What exercises will help someon...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read the query, and I can understand your concern.Regular exercises such as running, swimming, and cycling, which are aerobics exercises, will help get you going and build endurance. For more details, check these guidelines:1. Get up and stretch yourself every 45 ...  Read Full »

I am worried about my son's weak body. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my son. He seems weak and not very energetic. I want to help him get stronger. How can I plan a good diet for him? What types of foods and fruits are full of nutrients that could make him stronger? I heard something about dietary fiber. Is that important for him? How ca...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Due to high metabolism, genetically, it leads to low weight gain and makes him feel less energetic. Kindly mention age weight more in detail to guide more. Kindly follow these guidelines: 1) Increase the qu...  Read Full »

I am feeling the winter weight creep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old man, feeling the winter weight creep, and the snowstorms are keeping me away from the usual gym, jogging, or cycling routines. Please suggest some tips for preventing this seasonal weight gain as it is becoming a real struggle. The couch is winning over the treadmi...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, winter blues are a reason the body is constantly trying to maintain body temperature, leading to low energy levels and fatigue, and the body slows down which means metabolism goes down leading to weight gain. Regular exercises such as jogging, stretching, deep br...  Read Full »

I need a meal plan for weight gain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of 128 pounds. I need a meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for gaining weight and building muscle. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Considering your genetically high metabolism and the absence of your specific food preferences or allergies, here are some guidelines that may assist you: Gradually increase food quantities to adapt to your metabolism. Eat more fre...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my friend's underweight child. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor,My friend is concerned about her 8-year-old daughter's inadequate food intake and resulting underweight condition. We are seeking insights into the factors affecting healthy weight gain and strategies to address this concern sustainably. How can one identify an appropriate weight range bas...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi,Welcome to do understand your concern.Considering the possibility of a naturally high metabolism leading to limited weight gain, it is crucial to assess her activity level. Please adhere to the following guidelines:1) Gradually increase food portions over time. 2) Consume meals more...  Read Full »

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