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Weight Loss

Weight loss refers to the reduction of your total body mass, which can be either intentional or unintentional. Unintentional weight loss can be due to any underlying health condition like muscle atrophy, malnutrition, cancer, etc. Intentional weight loss is called slimming.

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I am obese. Can a very low-calorie diet help?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old woman who has been obese for a year. I am considering starting a very low-calorie diet to shed some pounds. What does a very low-calorie diet entail? How can I ensure it is nutritionally balanced? Also, what are the potential side effects of such diets? If a very low-...  Read Full »


Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. According to the standard weight reduction principle, balancing energy intake and expenditure is crucial. This can be achieved by controlling your diet or increasing energy expenditure through aerobic exercises such as...  Read Full »

Despite consuming a low carbohydrate diet and drinking a premier protein shake, why am I gaining weight instead of losing it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently trying to lose weight, and I am doing a low-carbohydrate diet. I drink a premier protein drink every morning for breakfast. I am currently gaining weight and wondering if this is part of the reason that I am not losing the way I want to. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know your food habits, likes, dislikes, and a few more things to plan a customized diet plan. Till then, follow these tips. 1) Have a balanced diet that includes grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables, milk, milk products, fish, eggs, and poultry. 2) Split yo...  Read Full »

Can drinking green tea help with my weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to lose weight, and I have heard that green tea can be beneficial for weight loss. However, I am not entirely sure about the effectiveness of green tea and how it can contribute to my weight-loss goals. Can you provide insights into the potential benefits of green te...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Green tea has been studied for its potential benefits in supporting weight loss due to the following reasons: The main effect of green tea is fatty acid oxidation, or fat burning, due to the presence of: Caffeine, a ...  Read Full »

Can I adopt intermittent fasting for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am considering intermittent fasting as a strategy for weight loss and overall health improvement. Can you provide insights on intermittent fasting and its potential effects on heart health? How does intermittent fasting impact diet and weight loss goals, and are there specific considera...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, intermittent fasting has promising results. It helps reduce weight and inches, and improves gut health. If we constantly eat, our body focuses most of our energy on digesting, absorbing, and assimilating the food instead of detoxifying t...  Read Full »

I am considering intermittent fasting for weight loss. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old woman weighing around 160 pounds and am considering intermittent fasting for weight loss. What are the most recent research findings about the effectiveness of intermittent fasting as a weight loss approach? I am also worried about the possible benefits of this metho...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and can understand your concern.Intermittent fasting (IF) has very promising results for weight loss, gut health, and skin, and it reduces inflammation. As you sync more with the circadian rhythm.Indirectly, IF offers various benefits for cardiovascular...  Read Full »

I want to know about intermittent fasting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know about intermittent fasting, which I can follow from tomorrow for weight loss. I heard that intermittent fasting is the best remedy for many bodily benefits. How many meals should I take in a day, with how much time difference? My weight is 182.98 pounds, and my height is ...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Intermittent fasting (IF) has very promising results and helps to reduce weight, lose inches, and improve gut health, skin, and inflammation, as you get used to the circadian rhythm. It is good for adults, but not for a 9-...  Read Full »

I want to lose about 25 pounds in six months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I currently weigh 190 pounds and want to lose about 25 pounds in the next six months. How can I do intermittent fasting to lose weight.? Also, what is the ideal fasting time for my weight and age? I am 5.48 feet tall. What type of specific diet should I have fo...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your first query consult is on us! Intermittent fasting (IF) has very promising results and helps to reduce weight, lose inches, and improve gut health, skin, and inflammation, as you get used to the circadian rhythm. It is good for adults, but not for a 9-year-old chil...  Read Full »

Can you explain how staying hydrated affects weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been trying to shed some pounds, and I have heard that drinking more water can help with weight loss. Can you explain how staying hydrated affects weight loss? Also, are there any specific recommendations on how much water I should be drinking daily to support my weight loss goal...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Water is an essential source of minerals in the body. Therefore, it is recommended to consume at least 16 to 20 cups of water every day. Water plays a major role in reducing toxin levels in the body and aids in...  Read Full »

I want to lose weight. Can FDA-approved medicines help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman currently weighing approximately 205 pounds. Despite my efforts to lose weight over the past year, I have struggled due to my cravings for chocolates and fried foods. I am keen to explore FDA-approved anti-obesity medications that could support my weight loss j...  Read Full »


Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. It is strongly advised not to take any weight loss drugs without consulting your physician or endocrinologist. Cravings are common, and medication is not always the appropriate solution. It is important to unders...  Read Full »

My weight is 104 kg. How can I reduce my weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, age 24, weigh 229 lbs, and have a height of 5.08 feet. Can you suggest tips for reducing my weight?  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The weight loss diet plan, and alternative foods are mentioned below; early morning, 7 AM, one glass of lukewarm water with half lemon along with one pinch of cinnamon powder. At 7.15 AM, green tea with almonds 4, breakfast at 8.30 AM dal (lentil) with boiled veg on...  Read Full »

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