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Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is the founder of Digestive Health Institute. He is also the Chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. In his career of 15 years, Dr Lakdawala has conducted numerous surgeries, in India, and abroad; a trained laparoscopic surgeon, he specialises in Bariatric surgery and GI Oncology surgery. He is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of scarless Bariatric surgery and is a keen researcher in the field of diabetes surgery. A graduate of the prestigious Grant Medical College in Mumbai, he earned his Masters in Surgery from BYL Nair Hospital. He went to train further in bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and at University of Ghent Hospital in Belgium; he has also trained in Advanced Colorectal Cancer surgery in Seoul, Korea. He has many publications to his credit. Dr. Lakdawala is on the board of Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF). To add another feather in his cap he is the President of IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter.
MBBS - Grant Medical College - 1987
Silver Medal at Shirin Mehtaji Oration
Humanitarian of the year' Awarded by the All India Human Rights Association'
Rotary International Award for Young Achiever
Maharashtrian of the year
Gold Medalist in Anatomy at First Year M.B.B.S.
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Asked for male, 25 years old from Hyderabad
Hello my weight is 105 kgs. And I am 25 years old. I can't even walk for 5 minutes. I want to loose weight immediately? Please help me.
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
You have to look for thyroid disorder first of all .You need to have diet plan based on your BMI & activities. Whatever we eat is metabolised by the body for the energy needed to do daily work and the excess is stored as fat. Abdomen is the first place to gain weight and last to disappear. In brief, Weight reduction can be achieved only by reducing the intake of food 1/3 of what you take now. And by appropriate exercise plans for each part like belly, thighs, legs / chest etc. To burn off fat. Some tips 1) Drink three or four cups of water whenever you feel hungry and just before eating food 2) Take boiled or raw vegetable like cucumber, carrot etc. As half of your diet. Then take 1/2 of your total diet as sprouted pulses / proteinaceous food like roti, cooked pulses and remaining with rice or other carbohydrates. Oil or ghee etc. Should be just bare minimum. And do aerobic exercises, running, jogging or at least walking briskly 3-5 KMs and swimming if possible, and in a gym if feasible. The most important is to burn off the energy intake by exercises. There is no short cut or medicines without exercise & dieting to take just as mush food as needed for your activities. The food we eat is utilised for our energy needs and the remaining will be stored as fat which leads to obesity. It is better to do some tests. A DIET CHART TimingFoods To EatCalories Early MorningLukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass0 Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits90 Breakfast2 Rotis + 1/2 cup Paneer Curry330 ORBrown Bread Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup300 Mid-Morning1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon/20 Grapes50 LunchBrown Rice 1 cup (195 gm) + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl345 EveningButter Milk 1 cup35 Dinner2 Rotis + Vegetable Soup 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl370 Total1220/1190 Cal To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. One pound equals 3,500 calories. If you cut 500 a day from your diet, you'll lose a pound a week. People who lose weight slowly, about 1 to 2 pounds per week, are more successful at keeping the weight off. You'll also burn additional calories if you increase your physical activity. You weight-loss plan should do all of the following: •Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. •Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. •Contain foods low in saturated fats, avoid trans fats, and limit cholesterol and salt (sodium). •Avoid refined sugars and processed foods. Some tips to help you lose weight: •Keep a food diary. Writing down everything you eat is critical! Noting how you feel when you eat will help you identify emotional triggers that may cause you to overeat. Emotional eaters tend to overeat. •Eat when you're truly hungry rather than when you're tired, anxious or stressed. •Eat slowly. If you eat too fast, you eat more than you need to satisfy your hunger. Your brain needs time to catch up with your stomach. •Plan your meals ahead of time so you make healthy choices. When dining out, check the menu online and decide what you will order before you sit down. Ask for dressings on the side. Opt for foods that are baked, broiled or steamed versus fried or swimming in creamy sauces. Avoid chips and bread baskets—they add unnecessary calories. •Stay hydrated. People often mistake thirst for hunger. •Eat breakfast. If you skip this meal, you'll be starving by lunchtime. You'll have more difficulty making healthy choices throughout the day. Find resources to help you keep track of your food choices and nutritional values and that can offer additional support when you need it.
Asked for male, 21 years old from Bhopal
I'm 20 years of age and want to know. How to reduce fast issue from stomach. After talking rice in preferred food item.
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi Lybrate user Eat few these things for avoid over weight gain and fat. Apples: They are super foods that you can take three to four times a day as a substitute to carb-rich foods. Almonds: Rich in Vitamin E and has high fiber content that will make you feel full and reduce your hunger. Green Leafy Vegetables: They are rich in fiber and very low in calories. They will help in preventing water retention. Avocado: They are rich in high fiber and have high monounsaturated fatty acids that help in reducing belly fat. Cucumber: Cucumber is a vegetable that has high water content and is very low in calories. Watermelon: It is a fruit that has 80% water content in it and very few calories. They help in easily attaining desired waistline. Beans: This vegetable helps in improving digestion, as well as strengthening muscles. It will help in toning the belly by reducing hunger and prevent you from overeating. There are few good exercise for reducing belly fat. I. E. Crunches, Reverse Crunches, Twist Crunches, Vertical Leg Crunch, Side Crunches, Bicycle Exercise, Rolling Plank Exercise, Lunge Twist, Side To Side Bending, Stomach Vacuum, Captain’s Chair, Walking, Jogging, Running, Cardio Exercises, Swimming. Take sleep 8 hours per night helpful in health. Avoid spicy / oily meals / fatty meals. Avoid more non-veg. Avoid more alcohol. Avoid stress. Avoid constipation. Take also dalia in morning. Take salad, low fat meals, low calories meals, eat whole grain foods. Use rice bran oil for cocking foods. Over weight may be due to hormone imbalance so pl. Also checkup thyroid profile, lipid profile, blood sugar fasting and consult with Endocrinologist.
Asked for male, 27 years old from Mangalore
I'm 27, Standing 5.6 and weighing 58-60 kg from last 3-4 years. I want to come up in good thick muscle and I want to know why I am my weights been remain constant the same from years. Talking about genes my mother is lean and I share the same body type. Is it all genetics. I do yoga at time but not a frequent doer. Please help.
Hi, If you’re aiming to gain some strength and build muscle, you must follow the points mentioned below: •Start exercising. If you’re a beginner, focus on bodyweight exercises like push up, pull up and squat. The basic push up and chin up are invaluable exercises you can do with very little equipment. Increase their difficulty by adding reps or affixing weights to your legs. •Consume a balanced diet. It's important to eat big meals to fuel muscle growth while you're training. You’ll need to eat healthy, whole foods that will nourish and restore your muscles. Consume all types of fruits, vegetables, grains, oils and dairy products. •Take adequate rest. Many people take this step lightly, but it's absolutely essential when it comes to gain strength. That means you won't be able to work out as hard or lift as much as you otherwise would, not to mention you'll be more prone to injury if you're feeling sleepy. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night, possibly more depending on your individual needs, during heavy workout periods. •Increase protein intake. Protein proves to be the most essential nutrient when it comes down to gaining strength or building muscle. Therefore, consume all types of protein from both veg and non veg food items. Chicken breast, egg whites, fish, pulses provide you all the protein you need without containing any unnecessary fat. •Focus on compound movements. Compound movements are those which engages more than one muscle group. Exercises like bench press, squat, dead lift are great examples of compound exercises to gain strength quickly. •Lift heavy. If your main aim is to gain strength, you’ll need to lift heavy weights in the gym and thus, lower the repetitions of your sets. Moderate-rep sets are important when training for muscle size. However, to build strength, you're going to have to train with heavier weights, meaning you'll do fewer reps. •Limit cardio to once or twice per week. Cardio exercises like running, swimming, and biking are great ways to keep your endurance good and your circulation healthy. However, they aren't the best exercises you can do if your goal is to gain strength. Weight training requires loads of energy, and if yours has already been used up by a long run or bike ride, you won't have enough left over to give weight training your best shot. Limit cardio to once or twice per week so your energy reserves are ready to expend on building strength.
Asked for female, 58 years old from Thane
How to make weight less? I eat more of chappatis sometimes fish veg is always there? Rice only sometimes morning exercise for 20 mins legs pain when I get up but after sometime it goes. Bp cholesterol diabetes is normal.
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Hi lybrate-user You have to be regular with what you do in terms of your diet and exercise/daily walks. Kindly consult a dietitian for following a regular balanced diet. You should start with eating less at a time and eating frequently than usual. Break your meals from 3 times to 6 times. Do the brisk walking daily for 25-30 minutes initially. Cut down on your oily fatty meals.
Asked for female, 28 years old from Bhilai
Hello Sir, I recently read an article regarding bariatric procedure called "Gastric Balloon" My BMI is under 35, so is this process suitable for me? Where can we get this procedure done in India? I am thinking to get this procedure done for a year max? Please suggest the pros and cons of this procedure and also hospitals or clinics in India, where this procedure is best sorted. Thank you.
Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FACRSI (Colo-Rectal Surgery), Ph. D - Gastrointestinal Surgery, FAIS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MBBS
Asked for male, 23 years old from Sivasagar
I am a 23 years old male and I have a problem of excessive fat in my entire body so I am taking Green Tea at every evening. Is Green Tea aids in weight loss?
Asked for female, 20 years old from Hyderabad
Am becoming fat mainly my hands thighs back and stomach, am eating rice at afternoon and chapatti at morning and night, ill get vomiting by oats, am on my diet still am becoming but not gaining weight as am 75 from 6months, I have urine infection, am not able to wear jeans n all fashion one because of my stomach and back and I can not wear sleeves because of my hands please suggest me tablets which have less side effects or with no side effects n please say the side effects too, thnks
Hi firstly, start doing surya namaskar in morning and start eating triphla chooran (natural medicine) in morning empty stomach with luke warm water. Start a fruit dieting every alternative day, means you have to eat fruits every alternative days & normal fruit every other alternative days. Avoid late night dinners and try to eat nothing after sunset. Sit in vajrasana after every meal you eat for 10 minutes. Walk atleast 30 min in morning.
Asked for MALE, 22 years old from Gandhinagar
I wanna loss my weight as fast as possible so please can you give me some tips for exercise and most important can you make me a diet chart for that? please it's important so give me answer.
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.
Asked for female, 32 years old from Delhi
I have a lean body not too much fat but my stomach seems to be not reducing. Is there a way just to reduce the stomach. Thanks.
Have you had any surgery? whats your weight? well, eating small balanced meals and core workout should help.
Asked for Female, 29 years old from Chennai
Hi am 27 woman, 14 weeks of pregnancy. Recently I supposed to do blood test and every thing is normal expect thyroid result its shows range of 3.606 which is above range doctor advised me to take tablets but before marriage when I do regular check up my thyroid range is 2.5. Why it has been increased now and will it continue even after delivery, is there any food to avoid for these, please advise.
FICMCH, Diploma In Laproscopic Surgery, Certified in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Hi lybrate-user, thyroid levels may change in pregnancy & it is advisable to take proper medications to control them as they may affect the baby's brain & other organ development. Please follow your doctor's advise.
Asked for male, 29 years
I want to loose weight. I have been tryng to loose my weight from 4 years but did not get any positive change.
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
What is your present weight. Our Daily energy requirements for proper functioning of our body is 1600-2200 K cal of Energy if we want to remain fit and healthy.But there is a misconception that weight is reduced by dieting.But weight is not reduced by only skipping our meals or prohibition from sugars but until we are not aware what are our body energy requirements ,it will be difficult to loose weight.If we restrict ourself from taking daily diet to 1100-1200 Kcalories ,and increases our workouts,only then we can think about reducing our weight and for that we must obtain proper knowledge of exact energy levels in a particular dish we are eating,only then we can achieve our target of reducing weight by means of simple mathematical calculation. Diet Plan for Weight Loss (1200 calories) Food Item Amount Calories (kcal) Protein (g) Early Morning Lukewarm water with lemon 1 cup Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35Kcal 4g Marie biscuits 2 56 Kcal Breakfast Skimmed milk with sugar 1 glass 90 Kcal 8g Brown bread upma 1 plate 205 Kcal 6g OR Besan Chilla 2 290 Kcal 12g Mid-Morning Fruit salad 1 small bowl 40 Kcal Lunch Veg Khichdi 1 medium bowl 202.5 Kcal 9.5g Veg raita 1 small bowl 75 Kcal 3.5g Mix veg salad 1 bowl 30 Kcal 2g Evening Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 35 Kcal 4g Wheat rusk 2 120 Kcal 6g Dinner Missi roti (without oil) 2 200 Kcal 6g Mix veg 1 medium bowl 95 Kcal 4g Curd 1 small bowl 30 Kcal 1.5g Total 1213 kcal 54.5 g
Asked for male, 25 years old from Kolkata
BHOM, MD - Alternate Medicine, Diploma in Weight Loss, Diploma in Nutrition, DNHE
Asked for male, 28 years old from Mumbai
I am over weight currently weighing 128 kgs. I have a blood pressure problem. I am taking eslo 2.5 mg medicine daily. I do not have blood sugar. One of my family cardiologist doctor suggested me to take victoza injections 0.6 oz daily that could help me in losing weight. When I started rhose injections I was 135 kgs. I tried those injections like for 6 to 8 months and started losing weight along with gym. I came upto 115 kgs. After a period of time I stopped those injections and also gym too. I realised I started gaining again due to lack of my routine. And I again came upto 128 kgs currently. Now my question is taking victoza injections can really help in losing a lot weight? I had researched on google that victoza injections r given to patients who have type 2 diabetes and to the patients who want to lose weight. I am very worried that taking these injections can really help me or not. Pls help?
BHOM, MD - Alternate Medicine, Diploma in Weight Loss, Diploma in Nutrition, DNHE
I would suggest you not to take any injections for losing weight. You just have to change your lifestyle and dietary habits and do some exercise. This will give you remarkable change in your weight and in this way you won't gain weight again. You can easily maintain your weight and live your life.
Asked for female, 23 years
I am 21 years old. My weight is 54 kg. How can I reduce my weight. Please help me. What should I do?
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Hi to determine healthy weight for you, knowing your height is also very important so provide that too. If weight reduction is required then a proper schedule of diet and physical activity can be made to help.
Asked for male, 23 years old from Bangalore
I am 22 years old male but butts size is large when compared to others and is their any way to decrease butt size with exercises.
Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health)Preventive Medcine, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, ch. Pain Management
Do cycling 3 kilometers per day with 15 minutes walking and 5 minutes running daily with other exercises which you like.
Asked for male, 31 years old from Hyderabad
Hi, How to set my BMI as normal and what kind of diet I have to taken? Will Please give me directions that how many calories to burn in which way 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.
Asked for female, 49 years old from Vadodara
Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
Asked for Male, 28 years old from Delhi
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
WEIGHT 1. Whole-grain bread. Research shows that people who follow a weight-loss program incorporating whole-grain breads, cereals, and other foods lose more body fat from the abdominal area than those who eat only refined-grain foods, like white bread and rice. 2. Low-fat milk and yogurt. Scientists have found that the more calcium in fat cells, the more fat those cells will burn. In one study, two groups of overweight mice were put on a restricted-calorie diet, but one also got calcium supplements. The no-calcium mice lost 8 percent of their body fat, compared to 42 percent among the mice that did get calcium. 3. Lean protein. Good sources of protein, such as lean meats, eggs, and beans, help keep your blood sugar stable. The result youll feel full longer and get a boost in energy and that will help you burn more belly fat. Consult me in private for detailed treatment and to ascertain your personality symptomatically.
Asked for male, 23 years old from Srinagar
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Improve your fiber intake and also drink lots of water. Fiber intake can be increased by eating vegetables like cucumber, watermelon, etc naturally. If you are not very confident of improving through natural diet foods, then you can take organic supplements which are healthy. These are available with me. But an exercise for an hour with floor exercise is a must and should, else your very soon prone to diabetes,BP etc . Start exercise and diet from today. Moreover a lifestyle change is most important. For detail diet plan you can book a appointment with me or for more information you can ping me through private text.
Asked for male, 23 years old from Jabalpur
What are the most effective workouts for fat loss, both including cardio and weights? What workouts wouldn't be ideal for fat loss?
Strength training i. E working out with weights will help to burn fat more effectively and also give more inch loss plus increase muscle strength and improve bone density. But whatever the type of workout following a balanced diet is more important which will give better weight loss results.
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