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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Please suggest diet and exercise to reduce overweight due to genetic hypothyroidism.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (genetic) when I was 12. Over the past five years, I have become around 50 pounds overweight and all of my attempts to lose have seemed to fail so I have given up, but my weight has stayed the same. There is so much informat...  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have really done well with the hypothyroidism problem. Your levels are normal with less medications which are very good. As it is genetically induced, it is very difficult to lose weight. My advice to you is, you should focus on maintaining normal levels of TSH (th...  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 a diet plan, medications, and exercise help my overweight sister lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is overweight. Her height is 5 feet 8 inches, and her weight is 80 kg. She has to sit for long hours for her job and has no physical activity. Kindly suggest a diet plan, medications, and exercises to reduce her weight. Thank you.   Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest her the below plan: Exercise regularly. Prefer foods high in protein and fiber. Consume more vegetables. Avoid non-vegetarian foods and cold drinks. Avoid sugary and processed foods. I hop...  Read Full »

How do I lose weight and also eat my favorite foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 7 inches, and my weight is 78 kg. My friends have suggested that I have lost almost 10 kg weight after following a paleo diet. Kindly suggest ways to lose weight and also eat my favorite foods. Thank you.   Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Following a particular diet is not a sustainable way to lose weight or stay fit. I suggest you eat what is in your culinary culture. However, you have to eat mindfully. Never overeat or deprive yourself. Also, ...  Read Full »

What is the recommended period to be on a ketogenic diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23-year-old and have been on a ketogenic diet for the past three months. I have also lost around eight kgs. How long should I follow the ketogenic diet? My target is to lose 15 kilograms. After reaching the target, if I stop following the diet, will I gain weight again, or will I ...  Read Full »


Neha Suryawanshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A person can be on a ketogenic diet for a maximum of three months continuously, not more than that. You need to discontinue it after 90 days and follow a high fiber, low-fat diet as a maintenance diet post ketogenic diet. Thank you.  Read Full »

How much calorie deficit is ideal to reduce fat than muscle mass?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on a low carb, high-fat diet to lose weight. How much of a calorie deficit do I need to accomplish weight loss, decrease body fat percentage more than muscle mass?  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your BMI is 23 which is near normal, it might be with muscle mass or fat content. I need to evaluate still and need details for proper nutritional assessment to provide a correct advice. According to WHO (world health organization), you need 2000 kcal /day. For most pe...  Read Full »

I get depressed because I am unable to lose weight. What should I do to lose weight and overcome depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing weight issues for six years. Now I am 16 years old, and I cannot reduce my weight. I am facing constant difficulties and failures. I get depressed, and I am unable to overcome it. I think my depression will subside once I reduce weight. How to overcome this depressio...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that you are facing depression because of your weight issues. I suggest you visit a specialist for weight loss and consult a doctor for weight reduction. Then, you can take a counseling session to overcome depression. If you do this simultaneously, your pro...  Read Full »

I lost 5 kgs when I was prescribed probiotics for dehydration and diarrhea. Can I start taking them again for weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I am planning to lose weight, and I was given probiotics for some dehydration and diarrhea three years ago. I lost five kilograms at that time. Now my weight is 79 kgs, and my height is 151 centimeters. I need to lose weight, so can I start taking probiotics again to lose weight? If not...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probiotics are given post diarrhea to repopulate the gut with good bacteria. According to the studies, obesity and diabetes are linked to the gut microbiome. So, I think there is no harm in taking probiotics, but I cannot comment on whether they will help you lose weig...  Read Full »

I joined a gym to lose weight, but now I have lost interest in going to the gym. How can I lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I do a desk job, so there is not much physical activity. I started putting on weight, so I joined a gym last year, but even after doing regular exercises, I am unable to get rid of my belly fat. Now I have lost interest in going to the gym as I do not see any results. How do I handle m...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you. A gym cannot be used for weight reduction every time. You need to rely more on aerobic exercises, like cardio. Also, you can do more walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming. I suggest you consume more fibers and pro...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old male weighing 79 kg. Kindly guide me on ways to lose weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with a height of 173 cm and a weight of 79 kg. I am facing difficulty in reducing my weight. Also, my friends and relatives are making fun of me, making me lose self-confidence. Kindly guide me on ways to lose weight.   Read Full »


Sonal Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest you follow the below diet plan: 7 AM - One glass of lukewarm water with lemon and honey. 7:15 AM - Five soaked almonds and walnuts. 8 AM to 9:00 AM - Breakfast - one bowl of poha upma, or brown bread with...  Read Full »

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