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Dt. Alka Gandhi

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dt. Alka Gandhi Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dt. Alka Gandhi is an experienced Dietitian/Nutritionist in Kandivali East, Mumbai. You can meet Dt. Alka Gandhi personally at Marvel Medical centre in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dt. Alka Gandhi on Lybrate.com.

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I eat alot but still i m very skinny n my friends say that it due to my habbit of masturbation everyday . What is the reason?

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Whats your age sanju. Your weight has nothing to do with your masturbation. See a physician or dietetion will advice you, diet to gain weight.

How to gain weight? I have tried doing all the eating, following the tips provided on internet but nothing works. What should I do? Also I did go to the doctor once. As prescribed by him did the thyroid tests and nothing came up. The doctor was not further interested so please help me out.

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How to gain weight? I have tried doing all the eating, following the tips provided on internet but nothing works. Wha...
Dear Priya.. Relax....!! Your BMI (Body Mass Index) IS 18.75. so it is normal. You need balanced diet chart. Add Fresh fruits, Green Vegetables,Egg, Chicken Breast, Skin less fish and Milk or milk product in your diet . Take two whole fruits like ( Banana, Pomegranate, Pear, Guava) daily. Regards..

I do field job and I am a pure veg man, from couple of month my weight has been increase to much. Can I get diet chat for a day or a solution to loose my weight in less time. My height: 5'10" Weight: 84.

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I do field job and I am a pure veg man, from couple of month my weight has been increase to much. Can I get diet chat...
Hello, Check, your vitamin B12 levels. You might be deficient. You should Ideally weigh 70-71 kgs. The slower the weight loss, better it is. Carry some high fiber fruits, dried fruits, liquid which will help in sustainable energy. Sip on water frequently that will help keep your appetite under control and also help boosting metabolism.

My body mass is less I eat well but still my body mass can not increase much so what diet helps me get out of it?

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My body mass is less I eat well but still my body mass can not increase much so what diet helps me get out of it?
1. Protein is the key for the muscle building. Without adequate protein, muscle gain and growth is not possible because weight training demands for amino acids (which comes from protein). You should daily eat about 2.2g of protein per kilogram of your weight. For example, if you are 50kg, then you should eat 50x2.2=111g of protein spread over 5-6 meals in the day. Include high protein foods in your diet. Your protein intake should be from foods rather than from supplements. Good protein foods: beans, soybeans, whey, fish, dairy products (low fat variety), meats, nuts and seeds (almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds), peanut butter. Many of these are easy digestible foods. Milk is one of the best muscle foods. The milk contains two high quality proteins, about 80 percent whey and 20 percent casein. Whey is quickly broken down into amino acids and absorbed into the bloodstream. Whey is very good to consume after workout. Casein is digested more slowly and provides the body with a steady supply of protein for a longer period of time. Cheese is concentrated milk, so it is high in protein and calcium, fat and cholesterol. Include healthy skim yogurt in your diet, which can give you as much as 120 calories. 2. Eat custard apple (saripa, sitaphal) to put on some weight. This fruit is high in calorie. 3. Healthy fats: avoid fatty foods. Most mothers, especially in india give too much ghee or butter to their children, thinking they will put flesh fast. But ghee is mostly saturated fat which is not a healthy fat for any body. Healthy fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Good fats: cold pressed oils (olive, sunflower, linseed, canola). 4. Drink pure fruit juice. It is full of sugar and added nutrients so it is a healthy and nutritious way to gain some pounds. 5. Complex carbohydrates are also needed for gaining weight. Corn bread is also full of carbohydrates, one piece gives approximately 328 calories. Potatoes are rich sources of carbohydrates and complex sugars, eat baked or as grilled potatoes. Pasta is a calorie rich cereal carbohydrates. 6. Eat bananas. These are rich in carbs and nutritious, one banana contains approximately 100 calories. 7. Some people think that drinking beer helps, but it is not true, it accumulates in your abdomen, making it fatty. 8. Don't take protein supplements for gaining muscles. Consult your doctor for protein supplements. 9. Non vegetarian foods some of the non-vegetarian foods that help increase weight are given below: 1. Red meat lean ground beef, lean steaks. 2. Pork, ham, lamb 3. Fish: eat two portions of salmon, cod, or tuna every day. 4. Shrimps: the nutrients and necessary acid content present in shrimps gives healthy calories. 5. Turkey 6. Chicken breast chicken breast, is supposed to be the healthiest and non-fat part which has approximately 78 calories for each serving. 7. Whole eggs: eggs are loaded with protein, vitamins a, d and e.--

I am 20 years old now. Want to gain weight .now my weight is 58 kg and my height is 5'6 .pls tell me what is the right weight for me.

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I am 20 years old now. Want to gain weight .now my weight is 58 kg and my height is 5'6 .pls tell me what is the righ...
Hi, Your weight should be between 61kgs to 70kgs as per your height. Gaining weight is a slow process which requires patience and dedication! It not only depends upon the amount of food you consume daily, but also about eating Sensibly, depends upon your genes, your body's proper metabolism, assimilation and absorption, the levels of stress/ tension in your life, and any underlying medical condition you have! The food what and how you eat, makes the difference! For increasing your weight, concentrate on the below points ( if you don’t have any medical condition) which helps in gaining weight in a right way without harming your body. - Consume more healthy fats. Foods containing healthy fats are full of nutrients and also high in calories, making them a great option for weight gain. Foods containing plant fats should be your first option - this includes items such as nuts, seeds, peanut butter, avocados and olive oil. Foods containing healthy animals fats include lean meats and full fat dairy products - although if you have high cholesterol, you should probably stick to low-fat options. -Eat more protein. Good sources of protein include lean meat, fish and poultry, in addition to eggs, whole grains, dairy products and legumes. -Drink more calories. Try drinking a large glass of orange juice in the mornings (along with your normal breakfast). Drink a glass or two of full-cream milk throughout the day. -Have 6 small and frequent meals in a day. -Gain muscle mass. It's a good idea to continue to exercise while you attempt to gain weight the healthy way. Strength training includes working with weights and performing exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, bicep curls, crunches, chin-ups and leg curls. Just keep in mind that the more you exercise, the more calories you will need to consume to replace those you lost while working out. -Quit smoking. As it suppresses the appetite. -Stay healthy. The most important thing through the entire weight gain process is to stay healthy - eating a balanced diet and continuing to exercise throughout. -Take enough of rest and sleep for rejuvenation of the cells and tissues. -Think Positive which will help you in achieving your target of gaining weight. -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos., both thrice daily ½ an hour before meals for 3months. Revert.

He is having a diabetes how he should control that and which medicine should be given to him can you please help me out of this issue.

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He is having a diabetes how he should control that and which medicine should be given to him can you please help me o...
Mr. Lybrate-user, please clarify who is having diabetes? age of the patient and type of diabetes? these details are not clear. Anyway, if some one has diabetes then treatment has to be started with appropriate drugs. Plus diet control and regular exercise also are required. To suggest any treatment there is a need to know fasting, pp sugar level and hba1c%, dietary pattern and extent of exercise being done daily. It will be better if these details are given. Thanks.

Super Fact of the Day: Yawning cools your brain!

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This involuntary behaviour performs the important function of cooling your brain down. When you yawn, the cool inflow of air ventilates the sinuses to facilitate brain cooling.

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Super Fact of the Day: Yawning cools your brain!

I am having belly want to reduce it Go to gym daily Do cardio as well as weights Please suggest me what I should do.

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I am having belly want to reduce it
Go to gym daily
Do cardio as well as weights
Please suggest me what I should do.
The best way to get a flat stomach is to try high intensity cardio. This is because it burns a larger number of calories than low intensity cardio. Playing sports such as football, basketball, cricket, tennis and other sports is also helpful in promoting weight loss. You should perform cardio exercises each day for 60 minutes. Brisk walking is considered an effective cardio workout for those who suffer from joint problems, as it does not place much stress on the joints, compared to other cardio exercises such as running or cycling. The most important aspect of any weight loss routine is diet. Even if you workout for several hours in a day, but have a bad diet, it will hamper your results. You need to include clean foods in your diet that contain lean protein, essential fatty acid as well as complex carbohydrates. Lean sources of protein include chicken, egg whites, whey and legumes. You should consume at least one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight for maintaining muscle mass, when losing weight. Complex carbohydrates are excellent for weight loss as they provide you with energy slowly. Complex carbohydrates are present in foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Consuming essential fatty acids may prove effective in enabling you to lose weight from your stomach. This is due to the fact that they help in promoting weight loss, contrary to saturated fats.

I am a bodybuilder m 3 saal se protein le rha hu Maine suna h ye jada time tak nhi Lena chahiye ap bta skte h aisa kyu?

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Hye. Proteins are not stored in the body like other nutrients. Your body will utilize only as much protein it needs and the rest will be broken down for energy purpose which is it's secondary function; main being building/repairing muscles. Depending on the exercise (ie. Strength training/cardio or activities like gymnastics or weight lifting) your body's needs for proteins varies. Although whey is natural and the most easily and quickly assimilated form of protein - it is not needed to be exclusively included in your diet. You have to have a balanced healthy protein rich diet for the supplement to be utilised.       Protein need totally depends on your present food intake & activity levels. Protein needs have to be assessed. Most often we depend only on supplements and don't know how much is actually needed and take it randomly. So, side effects are less if you are taking a balanced diet and protein intake is not exceeding your body's needs or you have no inherent medical condition.

As a sugar patient I am doing yoga and walking daily. Without medicine is it enough.

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As a sugar patient I am doing yoga and walking daily. Without medicine is it enough.
Enough or not will depend on your sugar targets acheived or not, meaning your hba1c less than 7%and fasting and pp blood sugar within control.

How to make body without using supplements. Suggest me some diet.

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How to make body without using supplements. Suggest me some diet.
Eat right. Ensuring that you're getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height. Take a supplement targeted at your age group with breakfast each morning, and try to incorporate certain foods into your diet. Here are some specific suggestions: ? Make sure to take in an abundance of carbohydrates and calories for that is where the body gains its energy to grow. ? Get plenty of calcium (found in dairy products and green vegetables). Calcium promotes bone growth, and can help prevent osteoporosis. ? Taking 500 mg of niacin has shown to significantly increase growth hormone levels only when taken on an empty stomach. ? Get sufficient vitamin D (which can be obtained through eating fish, alfalfa, or mushrooms, or spending enough time in the sun). Vitamin D promotes bone and muscle growth in children[, and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls. If you don't like fish, consider a purified fish oil supplement (purifying removes mercury). ? Take in lots of protein (from meat, eggs, tofu or legumes). Proteins provide an essential building block your body needs in order to grow. At least one (preferably two) of your meals each day should include a high quality protein. ? Up your zinc intake (oysters, chocolate, peanuts, eggs, peas, asparagus and supplements). A zinc deficiency can cause stunted growth in children . The best way to make sure you meet your body's daily need is by taking a vitamin or supplement that includes zinc. ? Eat on a regular schedule. You should be eating 3 meals a day, with small snacks between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. Try to schedule these events at roughly the same time each day.

Hi doctor. My age is 16 year 9 months I want to build muscles so I am going to gym. So finally it safe to do gym at this age. I want your suggestion.

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Hi doctor. My age is 16 year 9 months I want to build muscles so I am going to gym. So finally it safe to do gym at t...
with proper warm up exercise ,proper diet,healthy food, calcium & protein rich foods,proper rest,sound sleep

Hemogram test is for how many diseases analysis.

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Heamogram is a basic test for hb mcv mchc heamatocrit. It is a basic test and there are numerous diseases which can alter heamogram likly anemia thrombocytopenia pancytopenia megaloblastic anemia etc and many more.

I want to lose weight. Should I use garcinia cambogia extract capsules or homeopathy remedy? Suggest me along with the remedy please! Thank you!

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
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I want to lose weight. Should I use garcinia cambogia extract capsules or homeopathy remedy? Suggest me along with th...
Hi Lybrate User, There are no medicines to reduce weight. No pills or no capsules can resolve this. The magic lies in your hands. Everyday when you get up, you make a choice, whether to have healthy food or Junk Food. If you have healthy food, your weight will come down and you will feel better. If you have junk food, your weight will go up, your health will go down and you will feel sick. So make the right choice...everytime and everyday. The solution is in your hands. The solution is in your mind. Your mind is your medicine.

I am 19 years old guy I want to gain my weight be cause my weight is come please give some tips to increase the weight.

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Homeopath
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I am 19 years old guy I want to gain my weight be cause my weight is come please give some tips to increase the weight.
Please take milk and banana daily. Eat less quantity but too often. Do morning exercises. Include nuts/fruits in your diet daily.

I am 19 years old n I get joint pain n muscles pain more frequently is this the symptom for vitamin D deficiency?

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Orthopedist
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I am 19 years old n I get joint pain n muscles pain more frequently is this the symptom for vitamin D deficiency?
At this age vito. D deficiency is very uncommon. Investigate for arthritis by blood test (arthritis panel) & take good sleep at least 7 hrs. Do more physical activity by jogging in the morning &yoga.

I am a patient of SLE since 2007 by a complaints of fever. Then I be led on steroids. But unfortunately in 2010 my body has edema on my feet & eyes & then comes a new name SLE Nephritis class 3/4. From that time I am on steroid I ask you to give me a solution for stopping steroid or I am taking good medicines that can cause fat in my body. Lol.

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I am a patient of SLE since 2007 by a complaints of fever. Then I be led on steroids. But unfortunately in 2010 my bo...
Hi sle is autoimmune disease. If you want to avoid further complication of this disease and side effect of steroid you can take our research oriented homeopathic medicines for assured result. After starting medicine you will get the result in 15 days. So many patients get good result with our medicines. Tips for sle: 1. Boost your immunity. 2. Eat panty fresh fruit and vegetables. 3. Avoid stress.

My son is 1.3 years old. Doctors prescribed Vitamin D3 400IU every day till the age of 1 year. However, I continued that till present. Is it OK to give him Vitamin D3 or shall we stop that?

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My son is 1.3 years old. Doctors prescribed Vitamin D3 400IU every day till the age of 1 year. However, I continued t...
Please Avoid it Instead Give him daily exposure to mild sunlight avoiding sunburn Do his massage with dabur Lal tel daily Reconsult after 15 days.

I am 21 year old but my weight is only 61kg. I want to increase my weight I m soo thin. What should I do to increase my weight and my body?

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Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I am 21 year old but my weight is only 61kg. I want to increase my weight I m soo thin. What should I do to increase ...
To gain weight you need to combine a balanced eating pattern with regular physical activity. You should be eating at least 6 small meals a day, rather than sticking to 3 square meals. You could divide it as 3 main meals and 3 snacks. You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. Space out snacks during the day so you don't spoil your appetite. Bread, cereal, rice, whole wheat, dalia and pasta: biscuits, and corn-bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Fruits: dried fruits, fruit nectars, and large quantities of fresh fruits vegetables: include, potatoes, peas, corn in your diet. Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, salmon, omelets, nuts, peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas will help you gain weight. Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese: milk, fruited yogurts, hard cheeses, ice cream, puddings, custards, milkshakes. -nuts and seeds make a healthy option for snacks. -roasted channas and peanuts are good -peanut butter on the sandwiches are a great mid-meal choice. -you must know that cereals actually contain some healthy calories. Stay hydrated: drinking plenty of water and other fluids like juices, milk, soups etc, will work in your favour. Do not drink water before a meal and in between the meal as it may make you lose your appetite, thus calorie intake suffers. Sleep: at least 8 hours of sound sleep is a must. Since your body is actually building up muscles, while you rest. Weight gainers have long term side effects
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