Q. Kindly suggest the diet to improve my health.

Answered by
Dr. C. Elanchezhian
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on May 31, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

My height is 165 cm, and my body weight is 79 kg. I want to start doing exercise, and I want to become healthy. I want to know about what diet I must follow to improve my health. How many proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fats do I need to consume daily, and what diet I must take?



Welcome to

An average man needs 2500 calories to maintain, and 2000 to lose one pound of weight per week. At present, you are overweight BMI is 28.7. You have to reduce, but healthily. Choose whole foods instead of processed food, and avoid sugary drinks. Keep healthy food readily available. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, and nuts. Eat more fish than meat.

Use whole grain flour in baking recipes and eat in smaller plates. Calculate 2000 calories. That means eating the equivalent of six ounces of grains each day, which includes 2.5 cups of veggies, two cups of fruit, three cups of dairy, and 5.5 ounces of protein-rich foods. Divide your food out over five meals like three slightly larger meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and two smaller snacks.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Kindly advise the proper diet chart for a 6-month-old baby.

I am looking for a complete diet chart for an infant ... Can you please help me get a diet chart and how to make the baby food for my baby, please ...   Read full

Kindly suggest a diet chart for a kidney transplanted patient?

Please explain me the diet chart ... I am initially guiding you, but I always advise you to take a personalized diet plan ...   Read full

Kindly suggest a diet chart for my 6 months old daughter.

She has started with solid foods but because of being new mother I am mainly rely on books for her nutrition or diet ...  Please suggest a good diet chart for her ...   Read full


Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Management of Coronasomnia
Coronasomnia refers to increased sleep problems among people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the below article to get...  Read more»
Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.