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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What kind of eating regimen to implement to lose weight healthily and build muscles?

Query: Hi doctor,I stopped taking an 800 calorie diet before three weeks. After that, I started to do HIIT and light weight lifting. I developed extreme migraines, fatigue, body pain, and energy loss. I took 25 grams of carbohydrates every day. I lost up to 8 kilograms on this regime for two months. I was ...  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reduced intake of food affects your energy levels and brain function. If you change your carbohydrate ratio, then it is ncessary to change your protein and fat ratio. Your metabolism fluctuates according to this and hence you feel low. I need some details to provide...  Read Full »

Will cardio help in weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done twentyone day fix for about two years or so, on and off, and always got pretty good results. As I continued to do it this year, I noticed that I did not see results as I usually do, so I knew it was time to change my routine. I have been doing this no gym, no problem workout ...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main thing is, you have to be patient like you are doing cardio (aerobic exercise plus strength training). In the exercise prescription, you give more weightage on aerobic exercises like swimming, walking, jogging, and running five days per week, and strength traini...  Read Full »

I have lost weight after going to the hostel. Can I take supplements to gain weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am doing my college first year now and living in a hostel. While in my home, my health was good and I had even joined a gym for bodybuilding. After going to hostel, I only ate food given in the mess and sometimes, snacks from outside. After two months, I returned home and everyone was s...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about your health because this happens to every student who stay in hostels. First of all, do not skip any meal in a day. Have bananas in your room, so that you do not keep yourself fasting for long. You can have small packets of health drink, which you can...  Read Full »

Is it healthy to lose five kilograms within two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old with a weight of 117 kilograms. I have reduced 3000 to 3500 calories in my weight. I do intense workouts for five days for two hours every day. I have lost four and a half kilograms in the last two and a half weeks. Is this healthy?   Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reducing excess calories slows down your metabolism and immunity. It is important to take care of your health. Fitness with proper food intake needs to be followed. I need some more details for a proper medical intervention so that I can help to provide you a customized...  Read Full »

Why am I not losing weight even after exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, I burn approximately 1,000 to 1,500 kcal per day. I do pilates and cardio exercises. I try to eat 1,000 kcal, but sometimes it goes to 1,300 kcal. I use my fitness friend to keep track of my food very strictly, but I do not seem to lose weight? It is depressing and annoying. Can you help...  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for posting your query. You can opt for call consultation; reducing excess calories will slow down metabolism and immunity. It is essential to take care of health. Fitness with proper food intake, since your body is used to lesser calories, you need to gradua...  Read Full »

Please suggest methods to reduce belly and body weight.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old, man. Following are my lifestyle. Limited food, especially at night. (anything only two), weekly 4 to 5 days morning treadmill walk up to 4 km, no fried items, 120 ml of drink daily with salads or egg, two cups of tea daily, weekly one or two times non-vegetarian (e...  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your diet and exercise schedule is fine. If you could avoid drinks it is better to reduce weight quickly. You did not mentioned whether is there any health issue or not. You can take Apple cider vinegar 5 ml (1 tablespoon) mixed with lukewarm water and take before 30 mi...  Read Full »

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 »

What is the chance of weight gain after achieving desired weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I just found out most people regain their weight after weight loss mostly because of the weight set point and everything and I am really terrified that is going to happen to me. I do not know what to do. So I have lost 50 lbs in nine months pretty easily. Sometimes, I eat under 500 calor...  Read Full »


Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your height, you have almost reached your goal, you just need to reduce 5 to 6 kg more. No need to go for more weight loss diets, now you can opt for a maintenance diet. There are chances that you might gain back some of the lost weight, but if you keep yours...  Read Full »

What vegetarian diet should I consume to lose weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose weight. I do not eat much and I have been working out regularly. Still, I am not losing any weight. I want a good vegetarian diet plan and some tips. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Safina Mithani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your height, your weight should be 68 kg. Here is a meal plan which you can follow for a month and contact back for follow up. Early morning: one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in warm water. Then you can work out for 35 to 40 minutes. After half an hour you can...  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 »

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