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How can I maintain my body and my mind through my healthy skills and my exercise. Please advise.

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How can I maintain my body and my mind through my healthy skills and my exercise. Please advise.
Make a good routine having time for some exercise causing sweating, take fruits and green vegetables daily. Have egg or protein via various dals. Have enough water a day. Sleep at or around 10 pm and get up at 6 am to start the day. Breath holding exercise and some yoga postures under guidance will help.
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Hello doctor, my husband recently had vitamin d test and the values were 17.33 which I think is less and he had vit d deficiency. Can you please how to bring it back to normal. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello doctor, my husband recently had vitamin d test and the values were 17.33 which I think is less and he had vit d...
I am not sure which test exactly you have gone through. Accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. Alevel of 20 nanograms/milliliter to 50 ng/mL is considered adequate for healthy people. A level less than 12 ng/mL indicates vitamin D deficiency. It means that he is not deficient but have inadequate vitamin D. The only source of vitamin D is sunlight. 20 minutes of exposure is advisable every day. Ideal time is from 10 am to 2 pm.
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Homeopathic and english medicine dono sath me le sakte hai ya hour distance kitna hona chahiye pls guide.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Homeopathic and english medicine dono sath me le sakte hai ya hour distance kitna hona chahiye pls guide.
Dear user a minimum gap of one hour should be maintained if using both medicines for same disease condition otherwise at 10-20 mins interval gap can be maintained.
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I am from kerala. I did odentectomy. Extraction of third molars-3nos and 2 teeth abv them on 6th may & is advised 2 take light food for 3 months. Since lower jaw bone is. Weak and may break. I am a veg. But a bit overweight. 83kg. With a height of 175 cm. With a fatty tummy. I wish to take this also as a step 2 reduce weight. I used 2 ply shuttle badminton. But wil hv 2 stop that also for 3 months. I can only take a morning walk. Please advice a veg diet suitable 4 kerala to reduce weight. By say 10 to 15kg.

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
I am from kerala. I did odentectomy. Extraction of third molars-3nos and 2 teeth abv them on 6th may & is advised 2 t...
Lybrate-user you take liquids more like juices coconut water, rasam, light soft khichdi soft rice idli dosa dal, sambhar boiled vegetables payasam etc. Drink lots of water and do yoga and walk regularly.
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I want to loose weight but my schedule does not allow me to make room for gym and exercise. Can changing my food habits and sone daily habits help me reduce weight? Please help.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to loose weight but my schedule does not allow me to make room for gym and exercise. Can changing my food habi...
Don’t worry. You can lose weight easily if you are patient and determined to shed those extra kilos. You just have to alter your daily routine, watch what you eat and be physically active. This requires you to be on your weight loss commitment for quiet long. As soon as you start seeing the results, you will be surprised as well as motivated to go beyond your weight loss and adopt and a lifelong healthy attitude. For a start please follow: 1.Watch what you eat – Are you eating too much junk, drink excessive alcohol and eating too much white food and sugar? Please cut it down to as low as you can from tomorrow. Cut down tea/coffee if you are too addicted to it. It is creating havoc inside your body. 2.Lifestyle – Are you a late sleeper and late riser? You can’t imagine what this schedule of yours is doing to your metabolism. It is degrading your digestive system from inside and your looks from outside. 3.Physically active – If you are a couch potato who loves to watch tv whole day then throw that couch of yours in the street and get yourself a treadmill tomorrow. Yes it is as simple as that. Who is stopping you? You have to be physically active all day long if you want to burn those extra calories. Do daily brisk walk, Pranayam, atleast 20 surayanamaskar everyday to start seeing the results. Take break between office work to walk a little or rather just climb some stairs to get that food you ate in lunch have space and heat to digest and absorb. What’s the harm in using your washroom to do a little middle of the day squats. Do that – No one is watching you. The key is to stay physically active all day long, no matter what. 4.Eat healthy and eat on time: Not only eating healthy is important but eating at right time is equally imp too. Have an early breakfast and early dinner and have 4 small meals between breakfast and dinner. To guide you a bit, here you go: a.Breakfast (Between 8-10 a.m) – Have oats/porridge or brown bread with milk and nuts. B.At 11 a.m - Cup of Green Tea c.Mid day meal (around 12 p.m) – Have a bowl of fruits. Citrus fruits are best taken during this hour and absorb well in the body. Have oranges, amla, pineapple etc during this hour. D.Lunch (between 2-3 p.m) – Daal, roti,mix veg, buttermilk and salad. You can also take brown rice with daal in lunch. Try to get your food cooked in olive oil. Lace your salad with apple cider vinegar, black pepper and seeds like flaxseeds or chia seeds to make it nutrition packed lunch. E.Between 4 p.m – 5 p.m – Cup of Green Tea f.Evening (4-6 p.m) – Have some nice sprouts with tomatoes and cucumber. G.Dinner (2 hours before sleeping, preferably before 9 p.m) – Paneer & veggies salad with olive oil, Roti or brown rice with Daal. H.Have a glass of warm milk. Weight loss is 80% about what you eat and 20% about exercises. That said, both the things go hand in hand. If you want to lose weight in a more healthy way than be patient and just follow the regimen everyday. Slow and steady wins the race.
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My vitamin D-3 (25-hydroxy) lvl is 12.10 And normal is between 30-100 What to do?

M.sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Salem
My vitamin D-3 (25-hydroxy) lvl is 12.10
And normal is between 30-100
What to do?
Hi, Mr. pankaj Add vitamin-D rich source in your diet,such as milk guava, dried fish,egg, (If your non vegetarian ). Do walking, while sun light. It help to synthesis vit-D naturally.good luck
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My pee sometime smells very bad, having fungal on my groin, upto 2 time a day for 5 seconds dark covers my eyes, cavities in almost all tooth, is this all reflect diabetes please tell as fast as possible is that serious ignore after this?

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My pee sometime smells very bad, having fungal on my groin, upto 2 time a day for 5 seconds dark covers my eyes, cavi...
You have not mentioned the age and other symptoms to give a specific answer. However you may have uti check your urine re and culture if pus cells present and also fbs, 3hr ppbs & hba1c and send reports to me privately for follow up.
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How I can reduce my weight by dieting only? I am very busy throughout the day. I have exercise for only 15min a day. Is it enough?

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Homeopath, Faridabad
How I can reduce my weight by dieting only? 
I am very busy throughout the day.
I have exercise for only 15min a day....
Hello, Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. Take 1 cup of green tea in the eveninng daily. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. drink plenty of water daily. Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.
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Are fruit smoothies helpful in weight loss? If so which fruit is most helpful and what to b added in that?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Are fruit smoothies helpful in weight loss? If so which fruit is most helpful and what to b added in that?
Hi for reduced weight you should work out as per you consume calories and it will take time just continue work out. Take following remedies for loosing weight 1.arogya vardhini vati 2 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Abhayarishta 4 tsp before lunch nad dinner 3. Morning break fast=mung dal green soup 1 boul and if feel hunger have pomegranate or apple 4.lunch 2 chaati + fruit vegetable + if you like rice 1 bowl and dal + barley soup 5. Evening 4-5 pm have some milk with sunth or any fruit you like 6. Dinner barley soup 2 bowl and one fruit follow this diet you will get reduced weight.
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I have my first IUI done and I got pregnant. Now I am in 14th week pregnant. I am working woman ,I need to travel 45 km up and down to office. My doctor suggested avoid travelling since it IUI pregnancy. Is IUI pregnancy should be more careful than normal pregnancy. Please suggest me on my travel.

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Gynaecologist, Faridabad
I have my first IUI done and I got pregnant. Now I am in 14th week pregnant. I am working woman ,I need to travel 45 ...
after you get pregnant there is nothing like you need more precautions just because its a iui pregnancy but as its precious she may have suggested this precautions are needed in any kind of pregnancy and special conditions like short cervix, low lying placenta need exra care
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Having milk products after meat on chicken is not advisable. Is it a myth? Or is it a true fact?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Having milk products after meat on chicken is not advisable. Is it a myth? Or is it a true fact?
Dear lybrate-user, milk and meat is considered as an improper combination as per ayurveda. It is not a myth milk and milk products are difficult to digest and the same is applicable with meat. When you take them together it tends to tax your digestive system which due to improper digestion produces toxins. People who eat these combinations frequently tend to suffer from skin diseases, metabolic disorders like diabetes and respiratory diseases.
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I've read that drinking coffee before workout promotes weightless. Is it true? In what way does coffee help in losing weight.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I've read that drinking coffee before workout promotes weightless.
Is it true? In what way does coffee help in losing...
Hello, Coffee, specially the black one or green coffee is known to increase BMR before workouts. If normal coffee is taken, ensure you don't overload it with sugar. That will counteract its effects.
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I have three tire in my belly I want fit body what should I do please reply soon before it becomes six?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have three tire in my belly I want fit body what should I do please reply soon before it becomes six?
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your query.you can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the eveninng daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.
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Hi, I am 16 years old, I want to gain weight. I wanted to know is it safe to take weight gain supplements like? Like accumass weight granules?

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi, I am 16 years old, I want to gain weight. I wanted to know is it safe to take weight gain supplements like? Like ...
Gaining weight in the form of muscles may take sometime so you have to be little patient and put in a lot of efforts. Eat healthy diet which has adequate amount of whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat etc, optimum protein in the form milk and milk products, whole pulses, egg, lean chicken and fish. Try to have frequent meals (within 2-2.5 hrs. Do not skip any of your meal. Also try to include weight training exercises in order to build muscles and boost healthy fat in the body.
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Oil Pulling For Better Teeth!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
Oil Pulling For Better Teeth!

Oil pulling - It whitens your teeth, improves your breath, helps your skin and even helps increase energy. So why isn’t everyone doing it?
I’ve been oil pulling for about six months now and, being someone who has always been slightly ocd about oral health, I wanted to share this ayurvedic practice because it genuinely works! 

What is it?
Oil pulling is literally the practice of swishing about a tablespoon of oil around your mouth, first thing in a morning (and on an empty stomach in general) for about 15-20 minutes. It originated in india thousands of years ago, but has been increasingly used medically in the us and uk since the 1990s. The idea is that the scummy layer that builds up in your mouth overnight sticks in the oil so you can spit it out. This is different to just brushing your teeth in the morning, where you move the bacteria around your mouth a bit rather than completely removing it.

What are the benefits?
There are many claims worldwide from people who have experienced benefits from oil pulling, including help with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems etc. However, the main and direct benefits of oil pulling are:

  1. Whiter teeth
  2. Healthier gums
  3. Less sensitive teeth
  4. Better breath
  5. Strengthens teeth, jaw and gums
  6. Prevents mouth bleeding and diseases

How do I do it?
If this sounds like something you think you’ll benefit from, this is how to get started:

1. Get some oil! 
Traditionally, people oil pull with either sesame oil or coconut oil. I now alternate between the two, but I would recommend doing it with coconut oil as it has added health benefits and tastes nice! 

2. When you wake up in the morning, before you brush your teeth, get one tablespoon of oil and put it in your mouth.
This might sound like an extra thing to do in the morning, but I find that I wake up and am oil pulling while I get showered/dressed. Once you then spit the oil out, you can brush your teeth.
Note: you must swish the oil round your mouth for at least 15 minutes, because otherwise all of the scum won’t get into the oil. You’ll know if you’ve done it right if the oil goes from being clear (when you first put it in your mouth) to being thicker and white.

3. Spit it out into the bin or toilet, not the sink.
When the bacteria is in the oil, it becomes pretty gross (even toxic, some say). So it needs to be spat out where it can be disposed of. Ideally you should spit it into the bin because the oil can clog up the pipes. However, I usually spit it into the toilet, and spray a bit of bathroom cleaner down there before I flush for good measure!

4. Inspect your clean, sparkly teeth and brush your teeth as normal.
It’s as simple as that! I will usually clean my tongue with an ayurvedic tongue scraper after I oil pull, then brush my teeth with a toothpaste without fluoride or sodium laureth sulfate. However, you can just do whatever it is you usually do! 

 

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Hi, I am 21 years old and my weight is 69 kg. On June 6 2017, I went to hospital and I was told that I am suffering from hypothyroid with 40 TSH Level and I was given 100 mcg Tyrox. On 11th Sep 2017 I went to hospital and my TSH level was fallen to 0.15 Is this will happen. And whether now I am suffering from hyperthyroid. Will I loose my weight. Please suggest me.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi,
I am 21 years old and my weight is 69 kg. On June 6 2017, I went to hospital and I was told that I am suffering f...
Hi Maneesha You are having very slow metabolism due to weak thyroid gland, you need to improve metabolism by changing your diet plan, avoid sugar, alcohol, processed juices, junk food. Take more vegetables, fats and proteins in your diet. Take LipoQuick Bullets tab. Early morning empty stomach with warm mineral salt added water. Take 25ml virgin coconut oil daily before sleeping. For further discussion please opt for telephonic consultation.
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Today morning mouth taste like Bitterness and also my urine released dark yellow. Last 2 days I suffered lose motion problem and take medicine from medical shop. Last 3 month my urine some times dark yellow (mostly morning), some time light yellow or white. I have gastric problem also. My friend told to take liver test. The test is necessary or not. Please suggest me.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Today morning mouth taste like Bitterness and also my urine released dark yellow. Last 2 days I suffered lose motion ...
Start drinking 3 to 4 liters water everyday but make sure you do not drink water after your meals give a gap of 90 minutes, get a liver function test done. Start eating triphla chooran in morning empty stomach with luke warm water to clean your stomach as most of the diseases arises from stomach, after eating triphla chooran eat jeera after 40 minutes for your gas problem, how to eat? put 1 teaspoon jeera in 1 cup water and boil it until the water is left to half, now drink that water and eat the jeera. Do this for 3 months for permanent cure, do not take medicines, doctor will only give you a long list of medicines which will harm you more. Note: do not give a gap in eating jeera & triphla other wise it will not benefit. Thanks.
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I have started gym workout since 2 months and taking whey protein twice a day. I go to gym empty stomach. My goal is to srhed excess lower abdominal fat consequently gaining muscle mass without losing weight as I am satisfied by my weight. Please suggest me proper diet menu that I can follow strictly for immediate results.

B.Sc - Dietitics/Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition, M.Sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Meerut
I have started gym workout since 2 months and taking whey protein twice a day. I go to gym empty stomach. My goal is ...
You should never do any work out on an empty stomach. We need to take pre work and post work out meals. Pre work out meal is important to provide you some energy to start your work out regime and also it gives you quick energy to cope up the exercise stress. Also post work out meal is important for the recovery of muscles. Have protein rich diet after gym and have fruits or nuts before gym.
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How To Reduce belly fat

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How To Reduce belly fat

Don't eat sugar and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages

Added sugar is extremely unhealthy.

Studies show that it has uniquely harmful effects on metabolic health.

Sugar is half glucose, half fructose and fructose can only be metabolized by the liver in any significant amount.

When you eat a lot of refined sugar, the liver gets flooded with fructose, and is forced to turn it all into fat.

Numerous studies have shown that excess sugar, mostly due to the large amounts of fructose, can lead to increased accumulation of fat in the belly.

Some believe that this is the primary mechanism behind sugar's harmful effects on health, it increases belly fat and liver fat, which leads to insulin resistance and a host of metabolic problems.

Liquid sugar is even worse in this regard. Liquid calories don't get 'registered' by the brain in the same way as solid calories, so when you drink sugar-sweetened beverages, you end up eating more total calories.

Studies show that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to a 60% increased risk of obesity in children, per each daily serving.

Make a decision to minimize the amount of sugar in your diet, and consider completely eliminating sugary drinks.

This includes sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices, various sports drinks, as well as coffees and teas with sugar added to them.

Keep in mind that none of this applies to whole fruit, which are extremely healthy and have plenty of fiber that mitigates the negative effects of fructose.

The amount of fructose you get from fruit is negligible compared to what you get from a diet high in refined sugar.

Btw if you want to cut back on refined sugar, then you must start reading labels. Even foods marketed as healthy foods can contain huge amounts of sugar.

Bottom line: excess sugar consumption may be the primary driver of belly fat accumulation, especially sugary beverages like soft drinks and fruit juices.

2. Eating more protein may be the best long-term strategy to reduce belly fat

Man sticking knife through meat

Protein is the most important macronutrient when it comes to losing weight.

It has been shown to reduce cravings by 60%, boost metabolism by 80-100 calories per day and help you eat up to 441 fewer calories per day.

If weight loss is your goal, then adding protein to your diet is perhaps the single most effective change you can do.

Not only will it help you lose, it can also help you avoid re-gaining weight if you ever decide to abandon your weight loss efforts.

There is also some evidence that protein is particularly effective against belly fat.

One study showed that the amount and quality of protein consumed was inversely related to fat in the belly. That is, people who ate more and better protein had much less belly fat.

Another study in denmark showed that protein, especially animal protein, was linked to significantly reduced risk of belly fat gain over a period of 5 years.

This study also showed that refined carbs and vegetable oils were linked to increased amounts of belly fat, but fruits and vegetables linked to reduced amounts.

Many of the studies showing protein to be effective had protein at 25-30% of calories. That's what you should aim for.

So make an effort to increase your intake of unprocessed eggs, fish, seafood, meats, poultry and dairy products. These are the best protein sources in the diet.

If you struggle with getting enough protein in your diet, then a quality protein supplement (like whey protein) is a healthy and convenient way to boost your total intake.

If you're a vegetarian, check out this article on how to increase your protein intake.

Bonus tip: consider cooking your foods in coconut oil, some studies have shown that 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil per day reduces belly fat slightly.

Bottom line: eating enough protein is a very effective way to lose weight. Some studies suggest that protein is particularly effective against belly fat accumulation.

3. Cut carbs from your diet

Carb restriction is a very effective way to lose fat.

This is supported by numerous studies, when people cut carbs, their appetite goes down and they lose weight.

Fat vs thin man

Over 20 randomized controlled trials have now shown that low-carb diets lead to 2-3 times more weight loss than low-fat diets.

This is true even when the low-carb groups are allowed to eat as much as they want, while the low-fat groups are calorie restricted and hungry.

Low-carb diets also lead to quick reductions in water weight, which gives people near instant results, a major difference on the scale is often seen within a few days.

There are also studies comparing low-carb and low-fat diets, showing that low-carb diets specifically target the fat in the belly, and around the organs and liver.

What this means is that a particularly high proportion of the fat lost on a low-carb diet is the dangerous and disease promoting abdominal fat.

Just avoiding the refined carbs (white breads, pastas, etc) should be sufficient, especially if you keep your protein high.

However, if you need to lose weight fast, then consider dropping your carbs down to 50 grams per day. This will put your body into ketosis, killing your appetite and making your body start burning primarily fats for fuel.

Of course, low-carb diets have many other health benefits besides just weight loss.

Bottom line: studies have shown that low-carb diets are particularly effective at getting rid of the fat in the belly area, around the organs and in the liver.

4. Eat foods rich in fiber especially viscous fiber

Dietary fiber is mostly indigestible plant matter.

It is often claimed that eating plenty of fiber can help with weight loss.

This is true but it's important to keep in mind that not all fiber is created equal.

It seems to be mostly the viscous fibers that can have an effect on your weight.

These are fibers that bind water and form a thick gel that sits in the gut.

This gel can dramatically slow the movement of food through your stomach and small bowel, and slow down the digestion and absorption of nutrients. The end result is a prolonged feeling of fullness and reduced appetite.

One review study found that an additional 14 grams of fiber per day were linked to a 10% decrease in calorie intake and weight loss of 2 kg (4.5 lbs) over 4 months.

In one 5-year study, eating 10 grams of soluble fiber per day was linked to a 3.7% reduction in the amount of fat in the abdominal cavity, but it had no effect on the amount of fat under the skin.

What this implies, is that soluble fiber may be particularly effective at reducing the harmful belly fat.

The best way to get more fiber is to eat a lot of plant foods like vegetables and fruit. Legumes are also a good source, as well as some cereals like oats.

Then you could also try taking a fiber supplement like glucomannan. This is one of the most viscous dietary fibers in existence, and has been shown to cause weight loss in many studies.

Bottom line: there is some evidence that soluble dietary fiber may lead to reduced amounts of belly fat, which should cause major improvements in metabolic health.

5. Aerobic exercise is very effective at reducing belly fat

Exercise is important for various reasons.

It is among the best things you can do if you want to live a long, healthy life and avoid disease.

Getting into all of the amazing health benefits of exercise is beyond the scope of this article, but exercise does appears to be effective at reducing belly fat.

However, keep in mind that i'm not talking about abdominal exercises here. Spot reduction (losing fat in one spot) is not possible, and doing endless amounts of crunches will not make you lose fat from the belly.

In one study, weeks of training just the abdominal muscles had no measurable effect on waist circumference or the amount of fat in the abdominal cavity.

That being said, other types of exercise can be very effective.

Aerobic exercise (like walking, running, swimming, etc) has been shown to cause major reductions in belly fat.

Another study found that exercise completely prevented people from regaining abdominal fat after weight loss, implying that exercise is particularly important during weight maintenance.

Exercise also leads to reduced inflammation, blood sugar levels and all the other metabolic abnormalities that are associated with central obesity.

Bottom line: exercise can be very effective if you are trying to lose belly fat. Exercise also has a number of other health benefits.

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Hi, as it's ramzan month, i'm confused about meal. What should be taken at iftaar time and what should be taken at sehri time? please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Aurangabad
Hi, as it's ramzan month, i'm confused about meal. What should be taken at iftaar time and what should be taken at se...
asalamalaikum, you should continue with your normal diet in sehr what you usually have for lunch and dinner usually as per your wish,avoid over eating,give yourself plenty of time to eat and be relaxed dont be in hurry. at the time of iftar be cautious because its loaded with fried food and junk food instead have varities of fruits that will enrich you with various needed vitamins, drink plenty of fluids altleast 3 liters per day. if you want to discuss in further detail, if you have reflux or acidity or any other problem you can consult me in private i will try and help you in better way, take care, regards thank you
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300 at clinic
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Foods & Nutrition Clinic

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist
Foods & Nutrition Clinic - Koramangala, 
1000 at clinic
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