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Dt. Amit Prabhakar

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

Dt. Amit Prabhakar Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
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Dt. Amit Prabhakar is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Vikas Puri, Delhi. He is currently associated with Vedic Diet & Lifestyle in Vikas Puri, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dt. Amit Prabhakar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I want to lose my weight because it's gained very much nd my stomach is came out little bit nd I hv lack of stamina plS give me the solution to lose my weight. Thank.

Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I want to lose my weight because it's gained very much nd my stomach is came out little bit nd I hv lack of stamina p...
Dear Lybrate User, Modifying your lifestyle... is the best way to lose fat. However losing 17 kilos in less then one month is unrealistic . so, try ma king small, practical and achievable targets like 4-5 kilos a month . Try following the following tips: 1) Have small and frequent meals. It helps in increasing BMR and helps in weight loss 2) Cut down on sugar intake. Avoid mithais, sweets, icecreams, puddings etc 3) Drink at least 2 litres water in a day. But make sure not to have water immediately after a meal 4) Have more green leafy vegetables and whole fruits. Eat natural foods. 5) Avoid fried and fatty foods and foods with preservative such as samosa, pakoda, chips, namkeens etc 6) If you eat non veg, then avoid red meat and include more of leans cuts of chicken, fish etc. Don’t eat yolk. Have egg whites only. 7) Avoid aereated drinks and juices…even the fresh fruit juices. 8) Don’t drink alcohol as it has nothing but calories 9) Include more fibre in food as fibre keeps you full for longer. Whole fruits, vegetables, whole or sabut dals all have fibre. Try including more of fibrous cereals too such as dalia, oats, add bran to atta for making chapattis, brown rice etc. 10) Have good breakfast and light dinners. 11) Include physical activity like walking, swimming, cycling etc.
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My 2 years kid having type 1 diabetics. Any final solution to remove complete insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My 2 years kid having type 1 diabetics. Any final solution to remove complete insulin?
This is t1 dm needs insulin for life. So only treatment is insulin injections daily. It is tough but there is no other way this can be managed. You have take help of a good local pediatrician.
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Sir, My mother is very weak, She always suffering from many kinds of doses, stomach pain, launch pain, allergy etc . We showed her to many doctors, using medicines too. But she doesn't feel well yet. So please give me a solution that how to treatment her and where etc?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Sir, My mother is very weak, She always suffering from many kinds of doses, stomach pain, launch pain, allergy etc . ...
Please give her five phos 4 tabs twice daily balance diet. Fruit juice once in evening a morning walk continue treatment.
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She is having her foots always burning they are too hot we have consulted many doctors about that but there is no solution yet.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
She is having her foots always burning they are too hot we have consulted many doctors about that but there is no sol...
Get blood sugars and Thyroid profile tested , return here with reports , she is 46 and going through a change in levels her hormones, and may be heading for a menopause. Get an ultrasound abdomen also done. Write back with the reports.
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I am 24 years old after sezrian delivery my weight is 65 kg and my tummy looks very big I have tried many ideas To rid out with that but no effects please tell me what should I do.

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old after sezrian delivery my weight is 65 kg and my tummy looks very big I have  tried many ideas To r...
- there is excess fat deposited during pregnancy in the tummy. If you continue exclusive breastfeeding to your baby, it will burn that fat very fast. Also muscles of the tummy gets lax because of the growing fetus. To increase the tone of these abdominal muscles, you need to start brisk walk or jogging daily for 4-5 km and increase your protein intake. This will burn fat very fast reduce the size of your tummy. Also one can do exercises like sit-ups.
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I am 51 years old my weight is 100kg and height is 5. 8. How can I reduce my weight to 80 kg ?

M.D in Ayurveda, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Jalna
As you are 51, and weight 100. Its not good for your health. Do exercises, low calorie diet, and with the help of my ayurvedic weight reduction formula you can reduce weight.
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I am going gym on regular basis. So will you tell food items name which I HV to eat to build more muscle mass?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am going gym on regular basis. So will you tell food items name which I HV to eat to build more muscle mass?
To gain weight you should eat more calories than you burn. Plus not only you have to eat calorie dense food but you have to keep in mind that what you are eating is healthy too. In the process of weight gain you do not want to put weight in an uneven manner and look unhealthy rather than looking bright and healthy. 1.Start with changing your lifestly. Start working out if you are not active. The biggest myth that prevails now a days is that thin people do not need to work out. This is wrong. When you challenge your body, it is forced to grow. But this growth can only be possible if you are eating enough food to let the body absorb and grow in size and muscles. 2.Eat Healthy – Stop drinking and smoking too much if you are indulged in it. Limit your intake of junk food, pepsi, sugary stuff etc. Do not at all starve yourself. Make it a habit to eat something healthy every 3 hours. This means you have to eat 6 small meals in a day. Your Daily food intake should ideally consist of – a.Have plenty of nuts, dry fuits and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, figs, dates and raisins. They are full of healthy fats needed by a human body. B.Good amount of fruits and vegetables – Bananas, apples, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables helps in absorption of food in the body and together, completes your daily nutrition need. C.If you are a non- vegetarian - Eat eggs, chicken etc. D.Eat whole grains – Try to have multi grains spread throughout the day. Wheat, brown rice, oats, bajra, daliya etc should be taken in multiple meals in a day. E.Eat Sprouts – Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. F.You can supplement your diet with good quality multi-vitamin capsules. If you are lacking in protein, you can buy a high quality whey protein and have it with banana shake twice a day. G.You can take natural food items like wheat grass which is full of essential nutrients which helps in weight gain. Try to be patient while you are on the process of weight gain. Results take time to show. Just follow the regimen of weight gain religiously and you will soon start seeing the results.
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By birth I am having one kidney. It in good condition. Pls suggest me Which type of diet. Can I take. & which should avoid. For kidney health.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
By birth I am having one kidney. It in good condition. Pls suggest me Which type of diet. Can I take. & which should ...
Hi, simple, non-irrtant, easily digestible diet on tims. Avoid, caffiene, nicotin, alcohol, junkfood, & much amt of protein. Tk, plenty if water to eliminate toxins and hydrate yourself go for meditation, yoga to nourish cells, tissues & your kidney to keep you fit & fine. Tk care.
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I use protein supplements. I wanted to know that does these supplements has any effect on our body.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Please take natural protein sources like cow's milk in night before sleeping. This has no side effects in comparison to artificial supplements which may be financially motivated.
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I am 45 years old and for the past 14 years I am consuming Eltroxin to control my hypothyroidism. The problem is I am not able to loose weight although the thyroid results are normal. I am regularly going to the gym and exercising and also following the diet given by the nutritionist What should I do to reduce weight?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 45 years old and for the past 14 years I am consuming Eltroxin to control my  hypothyroidism. The problem is I a...
For a hypothyroid condition there is no specific or special food. And it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the thyroid levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar if having insulin resistance. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into lowered metabolism. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline. But don't give up. A good diet and exercise will help keep metabolism going.
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I exercise at evening so after workout I eat dry fruits and after 15-20 min of that, I used to have dinner. So is it ok to have dry fruits before dinner.

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General Physician,
I exercise at evening so after workout I eat dry fruits and after 15-20 min of that, I used to have dinner. So is it ...
it is excellent to have have work out every day you should take drybfruit at least half an hour after work out same with the water do not take water immediately afterafter work out have light dinner. another thing you can add have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. you can have papaya and tomato in any form it will take care of your health and skin healthyvand bright.
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I'm 19 year 5 feet 11 inch but my weight is only 50 kg what can I do. Without taking any medicine?

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
It appears that the body is not able to absorb the nutrition got from the food. Take cinnamon powder a teaspoonful with honey in the morning in empty stomach. Take dates and badam with milk in he night before going to bed. Consult after 5 days.
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Hello sir my self alok Sharma from Kolkata am very slim so facing problems in marriage please suggest me some effective medicine for gain weight. Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir my self alok Sharma from Kolkata am very slim so facing problems in marriage please suggest me some effecti...
Hello, To, gain height, weight & energy you need to follow the under noted tips.         •       You should take, 1200-1600 calories through dietary regulation         •       Tk, apples, carrots,cheese, ripened mangoes, soya been, peas, potatoes,rajma, papaya,bananas, milk,pumpkins, tomatoes,spinach, almonds,walnuts, chicken soup, to provide amino acid, omega-3 to feel healthy.  *  Tk, banana with hot milk and butter in d breakfast. - * Add, ghee in lunch with sprouts, salad, & fruits, providing adequate nutrition. - - * go for aerobics for 30 mnts. - * Go for meditation ,yoga to reduce your stress and to nourish cells, tissues to enshape your body & to restore your energy, lost.         ⁃       *go for cycling, jogging,skipping, hanging on a bar in a garden, either.         ⁃       * Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, preventing constipation vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body, preventing constipation. - *Tk, your diet b easily digestible, simple, non - irritant, on time. - *Tk, Homoeo medicine which r gentle in use, acts rapidly without any adverse effect, thereof @ AlfalfaQ-10'drops, thrice with little water. Ensure, sound sleep, for 7 hrs, at least in d night.         •       Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up, please. Tk care.
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I have a desk job in the last 2 years my weight is gone up to 58 to 78 and I have lose the weigh pleas help.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
I have a desk job in the last 2 years my weight is gone up to 58 to 78 and I have lose the weigh pleas help.
Increase in weight is because of your sedentary lifestyle. Follow these steps: exercise for 30-40 mins daily. Cut down your daily calories. Avoid oily/sugary, packed processed food. Drink 3-4 ltrs of water daily. Sleep for 6-7 hours daily. Avoid stress.
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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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My son on his 2nd birthday weighs 14.5 kg, while his height is 91 cm. Considering his 1st birthday weight of 9.5 kg, is his weight within normal limits?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son on his 2nd birthday weighs 14.5 kg, while his height is 91 cm. Considering his 1st birthday weight of 9.5 kg, ...
Hello, He is absolutely into the normal category. Weight gain hits a plateau after 1st birthday. You need not worry.
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What I used for my health? I used many things for my health like mushrooms powder etc. So how is this possible?

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Ayurveda, Ambala
What I used for my health? I used many things for my health like mushrooms powder etc. So how is this possible?
Dear, you can easily get fitness and health by following simple and very important tips: 1. To get fitness, 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. Or take 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper (kali mirch), 1/ 2 tea spoon of jeera (cumin), 2-3 slice of ginger. Boil it in one glass of water for 2-3 minutes. Drink 5-10 teaspoons (15-20 ml) in morning and evening for strong digestive system. Or you can take amla powder 1 teaspoon with water for strong digestion. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. 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 fitness, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid soft drinks, western fast food (burgers, french fries, pizza etc. They disturb your digestion. 6. Do meditation daily to calm down your stress level. Do pranayam daily. You can take long and deep breaths atleast for 10 minutes in calm and peaceful environment. I assure you that you definitely get fitness by applying these tips and lifestyle. Be healthy.
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I want to lose a weight from my body. But the problem is I am not getting a diet. Please I need a proper veg diet toh reduce my fat from body and belly.

B.Sc., B.A.M.S., C.C.Y.P., M.D. (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Aligarh
I want to lose a weight from my body. But the problem is I am not getting a diet.
Please I need a proper veg diet toh...
Hello I understand your concern. If you really want to get reduce your weight then you have to follow exercise and yoga specially kapalbhati. It helps to regulate your body metabolism. You mention fibrous food like whole grain and fruits in your diet. further if you need diet chart you may feel free to revert back. good luck.
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