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Dt. J.Maghitha

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai

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Dt. J.Maghitha Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
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Dt. J.Maghitha is an experienced Dietitian/Nutritionist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can consult Dt. J.Maghitha at Hindu Mission Health services in Nanganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dt. J.Maghitha on Lybrate.com.

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He is terribly underweight. He eat lots but he still same weight. Please tell what should he do.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi 1. Eating 5 to 6 meals a day in order to gain weight, start eating 5-6 meals a day by breaking them into parts. Eating a lot at once may cause indigestion if the body fails to absorb all nutrients. Eat in small amounts, even if you are not hungry and there will be an increase in appetite from day to day. The aim should be to have a generously portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as two to three snacks in between. 2. Start weight training if you build your muscles through weight training, it will convert the extra weight into lean body mass and also stimulate your appetite. The extra muscle increases the rate of metabolism. When you start exercising you will often experience extreme muscle soreness but it goes away in 3-5 days. 3. Load up on protein besides weight training, a protein-rich diet can help you gain mass. Eating a meal heavy in protein shortly after finishing exercise can be highly effective in adding extra pounds to your body. However, a diet focused only on lean protein is not helpful. It is important to make sure that your diet has plenty of fat in it. Eat foods rich in protein like cheese, meat, eggs, etc to gain weight in a healthy manner. 4. Workout your entire body a lot of people focus only on training the muscles on their arms, chest and shoulders and this is a grave error. Firstly, it will give you a disproportionate body; and it will make you prone to injuries. Therefore, it's important to work out the entire body for a complete and balanced look. 5. Drink your calories to reach the calorie requirement only by eating may be tough. Drinking milk, milkshakes or protein shakes with little or no sugar can be an effective way to load up on the calorie requirements. 6. Be patient and believe in yourself gaining weight quickly in a healthy manner is unrealistic. Every body type is different and it takes months to gain weight. Living healthy by eating the right diet will increase your strength. It is also important to keep following the routine even if you don't see any gains. Caution: junk food and fried foods must be avoided; although have a tendency to add more fat to your body but are very low in vitamins and minerals which are essentially required to keep you really fit. Related tip: the most powerful way to put on weight - snacking right.
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Myth on weight loss

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Myth on weight loss
Myth on weight loss
More sweating means more weight loss: When you sweat your body releases water and sodium due to which you feel that you have lost weight. This illusionary weight loss is only temporary and comes back when you rehydrate yourself. Sweating is a mechanism of body for cool down and hence don't count more sweating as more weight loss
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Am becoming very fat from one year am not able to maintain diet regularly. please help me to focus on my diet.

BAMS, MD (Panchkarma)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hello lybrate user, thanks for writing. If you want fast, permanent weight loss, you can try our research oriented holistic medicines for assures results. You can lose up to 10 kg weight per month, without crush dieting, with out side effect, without gym, without surgery. Tips for you: 1. Eat plenty vegetable and fruits. 2. Drink 9 glass of water per day. 3. Avoid dieting for weight loss. 4. Avoid oily thing. 5. Have 5to 6 servings of food per day. If you have any questions you can contact us by lybrate.
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I want to become fat? I eat a lot but I am not able to gain weight. What am I supposed to do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Try to do more exercises like yoga, jogging and take a controlled diet in time. Avoid junk foods and cold drinks. Drink more water as it clears the systems. An egg with a glass of milk once daily. Take care.
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I'm 20 year old and my weight is 50. How can I gain my body please give me advise.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Do regular exercise for better health.Increase eating.Eat more frequently.Use bigger plate.No water before or during meals.Use dense fruits like chikoo,banana,apple,grape,mango. and dense vegetables like sweet potato with white potato,peas,carrot etc.Use cake,pastries,chocolate,ice cream,jam,jelly.Add cream with tea or coffee.Use weight gainer supplement.Take more protein foods in diet.Add extra fat in cooking.Eat nuts and seeds more.Avoid smoking,alcohol.Water 3lit/day.Don't skip meals.These will help to increase weight.
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I am male, 22. I am very slim and skinny. I think that my bones won't grow any more and i would be like this only. I want to be healthy and normal. What should i do?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear,People who are underweight and do not have fat deposits on their body may not be getting enough calories to fuel their body. This could have a direct impact on all of their organs and may eventually lead to a variety of health problems.There are ways to get into the shape we desire and to gain weight fast. This would require understanding the reason for low weight and maintaining a diet for weight gain. In weight loss, the simple formula is to burn more calories than you consume, but to gain weight you have to also find out if there is something in your body that is preventing you from getting to the weight that you desire.
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I am 19 years old and I have no proper diet in my hostel this year and my body get loose as filled with fat. Can I reduce it by running or by something else.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi lybrate-user 1. Add fiber to your diet constipation distends your belly, add veggies and fruits to your daily diet to relieve you of constipation, reduce intakes of refined cereals like maida, noodles, pasta and whole grains instead add dalia and oats. This would relieve you of constipation and bloat to give you a flat tummy. 2. Decrease sodium intake sodium retains water in the body and hence your belly swells up, reduce intake of junk food as it contains a lot of sodium. Stop adding extra salt to dishes, also packaged and processed food contains a lot of salts so better avoid it. 3. Increase potassium foods rich in potassium help you get rid of balancing sodium, fruits are very good source of potassium, adding them to their daily diet not only provides this nutrient but also increase the fiber content of your daily intake 4. Avoid sugar alcohols we do not completely digest these low-calorie sweeteners usually found in flavoured low-calorie drinks, diabetic and sugar-free foods. Bacteria in a large intestine ferment during gas and distension so check food labels and avoid sorbitol, xylitol and lacitol. 5. Increase liquids drinking plenty of liquids helps flush out toxins from the body. Keep yourself hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water, also include lassi, coconut, water, lemon water in your daily routine. Make sure to include homemade soups only, as packaged soups are not that nutritious and contain added sodium in them. 6. Carbonated beverages and alcohol these give you extended bellies and your dream of flat tummy falls flat. Alcohol gives you empty calories with zero nutrition. 7. Probiotic curds include low fat curd in your diet regime as it contains live bacteria which tame bloating by increasing intestinal motility. 8. Method of cooking no doubt salads and sprouts are good for our health but if experience distension with them then saute, blanch or steam them also fried foods are best to be avoided not only because of their high-calorie content but also because frying leads to changes in oil composition which may result in bloating. 9. Avoid chewing gums and candies while chewing them air enters our digestive system, giving us feeling of bloating, also candies are zero in nutrition but contain loads of calories. Also, eat slowly as gulping down increases air passage to the digestive system 10. Individual tolerances some individuals are more intolerant to certain foods like radish, capsicum, tea, cauliflower etc, so with your own personal experience omit them from your diet.
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I eat all vegetables and pulses with daily routine and exercise daily , running at morning but my weight is still same as before 3 years 53 kg. And my age is 19 yrs. I want to be healthy! Please suggest me how I can gain weight.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The reason of not gaining weight are * improper diet * indigestion (disease of stomach, loose motions) * worms in intestine * thyroid disorder * diabetes *addiction (smoking or alcoholism) dear you can easily gain weight and get a healthy muscular body by following these best things - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly. If you have any disease of digestive system you should treat disease first. For proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calorie food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. 6. You can try protein powders like endura mass, milk powder, soya protein. And creatinine for weight gain by taking 1 tea spoon added in milk once a day. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy
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6 Food Combinations That Can Be Harmful

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
6 Food Combinations That Can Be Harmful
Hogging on what comes to your platter affects your body like nothing else. All foods have different characteristics and what a lot of people don?t know is that some foods cannot be paired with each other. Foods are either acidic or basic. And if both the types are combined, it will make a sludge in your system which will rot inside for hours or days. The harm it causes is invisible, but irreversible.

Here are some hazardous combinations you must avoid.

1) Proteins and carbohydrates or starch - Proteins esp. Red meats should never be eaten with starch or carbohydrates, while it is okay to have white meat with carbohydrates. Mixing proteins and starch in a single meal slows the digestion process.

2) Fruits with other foods - Most fruits do not mix well with vegetables, carbohydrates, other fruits or fats and therefore must be eaten either on an empty stomach or separately from other foods. Sub-acid fruits like apple, apricot, kiwi, grapes, lichee, mango, papaya, peach, pear, plum etc. Have an approximate digestion time of 30-40 minutes. Acid fruits like blackberry, sour grapes, cranberries, cherries, lime, orange, pineapple etc. Have an approx digestion time of 20-30 minutes.

3) Milk and other foods - Milk does not go well with any of the other food types. If it is combined with anything, it slows the process of digestion.

4) Aerated drinks and other foods - Carbonated drinks or their diet counterparts, both are equally harmful, esp. When consumed with your regular meal. Plus, the added baggage of sugar that goes in this can be harmful for our system in the long run.

5) Desserts right after meals - Sweets are tempting right after a meal but it is advisable to space them out and wait for an hour or two before you enjoy the dessert. This is because sweets don't gel well with other food groups.

6) Alcohol and Dinner ? Alcohol slows the digestion process of food esp. Indian food which is usually greasy. If you cannot avoid it, stick to a glass of wine maybe, preferably red wine. And to take care, you can drink a cup of green tea before and after drinking the wine. The green tea will cleanse your system of the toxins.

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Can we have flax seeds with warm water daily with empty stomach? To reduce weight?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Yes, Flax seeds can be taken both empty stomach or after the meals to improve digestion and help reduce weight
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I am 20 year old boy and my muscles are very thin and weak to grow them what should I do ?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Increase your appetite by eating more to gain weight. But do it step-by-step and not by stuffing yourself too much at one go. Add one extra chapatti or more rice than you normally consume, or you could even start with fruits by eating an extra one every day.? Including the following foods in your diet is also a good idea. Foods are Milk. Egg Banana Oats Breads Puffs Energy bars- Energy bars like granola bars might not be healthy if you are trying to lose weight, but it?s a good option for those trying to gain it. They are loaded with nuts and calories, and if consumed in moderation, they can help add some weight.
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I am a guy of 18 year. My weight is68 kg which max according to my hight and BMI. My weight is stable since 6 month. Should I lose my weight.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello lybrate user- you are clearly over weight. At this stage you need some ayurvedic treatment along with the diet plan to achieve expected results. Try these modifications- a) wake up early in the morning and practice kapalbhati pranayam, it will benefit both in obesity and in diabetes. B) avoid junk food and excess use of potato. C) avoid excess water intake and over eating. D) add oat sattu in your diet daily two times. E) use arogya wardhini vati 1 tab twice daily after meals.
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Hey I am irfan I am 19 year old and my weight is 80 kg its my wait its fine or I have to loss my wait telk me please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,your appropriate weight can be measure according to your height.so please mention your height also.Thanks.
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How to keep fresh and healthy body in the early mornings please suggest me some good exercises?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello if your goal is to keep your body healthy and fit, then your workout should comprise of cardio, body weight exercises and weight training. 1. Before commencing your workout, do a light jog of about 2-3 kms at a decent pace. 2. Never skip the body weight exercises which are mainly push ups, pull ups and squats. 3. And weight training is very helpful to gain strength and keep your tendons and ligaments strong. Best of luck!
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I am 20 year old. My height is about 175 cm and weight approx 58 kg, I look thin. What should I do to gain some weight.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
high protein and high calories diet will help to increase your weight.take milk nd milk products,paneer,egg,soya milk,banana shake,strawberry shake,sprouts.do stretching exercise.
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I work out in a gym. Though being punjabi. I'm pure veg. I'm a little above average (5.4 ft/80 kgs. Just about starting with my diet regime of bran oats, protinex.no chapatis/rice in the night. Need your guidance on how I should take all this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, -to reduce weight you have to combine a diet plan with a exercise programme to make it more effective -for diet consume more of fruits (2-3 servings) & vegetables (5-6 servings per day) these two are the main stay in loosing weight as they have less calories & more of fibre which keeps one full combine these with a protein like yogurt, milk, paneer which reduces hunger & helps keep you on track to achieve your weight loss goal, this is especially helpful for breakfast -the basic principle for a meal is that half your plate should contain fruits & vegetables, one fourth whole grains & rest lean meat & other protein foods -restrict your portion size, avoid fried, processed foods, have fruit & vegetables as snacks -have 5-6 small meals rather than having 3 large meals, do not skip meals, keep regular timings, have 8-10 glasses of water -for a detailed weight loss diet plan consult a dietician on forum.
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I am putting on weight day by day can you please suggest me simple tips to loose weight.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Beans are inexpensive and are a rich source of protein. They are high in fiber that can slow to digest. This means you feel full longer, which may stop you from eating more. Beans are simple, cheap and protein oriented food. They also play a similar role to nuts in making us feel full for longer hours and don’t push us to take the food in huge amounts.
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Hello sir my height is 178 cm and weight is 82 kg. The deposition of fats around stomach so it looks so.Please suggest me how to reduce that excess fats.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You are very obese. You do abdomen shaping exercises to tone up abdominal muscles. You can read my article on obesity in health tips column in the site, weight gain is the result of sedentary life and overeating do aerobic exersises, jog, skip and run. Eat only half of what you eat now. Avoid or reduce sweets and butter, ghee and food containing these. You need to check for hypothyroid state. Go to lab and test tsh and send me the report in ask private option.
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Hii I am 19 years old my weight is 82 kg and height is 5.4 How cam I reduce my weight give me some helpful advice.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi lybrate-user this can be done in a few steps: eat less chapatis, less rice, i. E. Less carbohydrates. Take more pulses and pulses products. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid taking creamed milk and milk products. Also avoid eating fried foods, junk foods, canned foods, etc. Must take salad with your every main meal. Drink plenty of water. Take green tea instead of normal tea but not more than twice a day. Walk at least for half an hour after dinner at night. Take exercises daily as it helps in better absorption of food.
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Hello I want to know is Himalaya Tagara safe for a diabetic patient. Age is 53 and diabetes on the border line. Is it ok to have the pill?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, tagara, is supposed to be helping in calming down the mind and also inducing sleep. It seems to be fairly safe, from various reports that are published. But my advise is better not to go in for any medication for sleep induction. If one exercises regularly for over 1 hour a day, maintains blood glucose levels well with in normal limits, practices pranayam and simple relaxation techniques, then there is no need for such medications. Thanks.
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