Diet Plan

A diet plan is the list of food the person can eat to manage their health and weight. A diet plan is tailored to the individual's health condition, weight, and other factors. Such a plan includes food items that are low in calories but are nutritious and provide the essential nutrients required by the body.

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My son has small blisters on his thigh and buttocks due to HFMD. Can you suggest a proper diet for better healing?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is two years old and is affected by hand, foot, and mouth disease. He has developed small blisters on his thigh and buttocks, making him difficult to lie on the bed. As I want to give him the best and healthy food, can you suggest any diet for better healing? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection. I suggest you give soft and easily digestible home-cooked food, fruits, etc., to eat, boiled water to drink and avoid giving junk foods. I also suggest you give antipyretic. Better assessment can be done if you send...  Read Full »

Please suggest a few measures to reduce creatinine levels and sugar levels.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law is 56 year old. For the past 10 years she is having diabetes. Since 5-6 months, her sugar levels are very high. She is using insulin Actrapid 20 units. Three years back, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Underwent operation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and cancer ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother-in-law has been diagnosed with acute pyelonephritis that is there is infection in the kidneys. Her random blood sugar is also increased, which suggests that insulin dose should be increased. But, that depends on the treating doctor after assessing all her par...  Read Full »

I am a vegetarian. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a  26 year old male. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. My height is 164cm and my weight is 54kg. I am a vegetarian and I do not take eggs. I am a software engineer and my work does not involve much physical movement. Please suggest me a suitable diet plan and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, It is very important to gain weight in a healthy way (i.e, gaining muscle and not fat). For this, both diet and exercise play a major role. DIET: Include a lot of protein in your diet in the form of nuts, seeds and sprouts. Protein drinks like Protinex are also helpful. Instead of 3 major mea...  Read Full »

What are the foods to eat and avoid in PCOS?

Query: Dear doctor, People with PCOS, can they drink apple juice? Does it help? What should people with PCOS eat and should not eat?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People with PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome) usually are obese or overweight. However, there are lean people with PCOS also. People with PCOS will usually have insulin resistance. So, try to avoid sugary foods and keep a check on your weight and follow a regular exe...  Read Full »

I have a very lean body build. I want to increase my muscle mass. Give me a diet suggestion

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very lean body build. I want to increase my muscle mass. What should I do? Shall I take any medicine or any diet suggestions? Age 23, male, weight 59kg, height - 179cm.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must take a high protein diet. And to aid better protein absorption, include acidic foods like lemon, orange, etc., in your diet. I am mentioning here a sample protein rich diet. You may modify the same as per your taste. Breakfast: 4 boiled/scrambled/...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism. I want to reduce weight. Please advise me the diet and exercises.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism and I am on medicines for it. Also hysterectomy was done 3 years back. I want to reduce my weight now. Please advise appropriate diet and exercise for me. Age - 52 years/ female.Weight - 75kgs, height - 5'4".  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight gain may be partially due to hypothyroidism.You may start with brisk walking for 20 minutes daily and gradually increase it to 45 minutes daily. Please do not lift heavy weights at this age. This may cause more harm than benefit. Try oats, muesli, brown ...  Read Full »

My husband is 35 years old. He is under medication for high BP and cholesterol. Kindly help with the diet.

Query: Hi Doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is on medication for high BP and cholesterol. BP being 145/100, HDL-46, LDL-117.6, TGL-212, VLDL-42.4. Kindly help with the diet plan. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diet plan for your husband is as follows:Do not use table salt, i.e, avoid using salt for him over and above what you use in cooking vegetables and other dishes. Avoid pickles/white bread/soups/noodles/any kind of food requiring excessive preservation/lentil cakes (papad ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a diet plan for reducing weight with PCOS.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am a college student. Few weeks back, I was told that I have PCOS because of which I am facing difficulty in reducing weight. My weight is 65 kg and I am 5'4" height. It would be really helpful if you could suggest me a diet plan.  Read Full »


Dr. Yelamanchili Alekhya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can give you some guidance which might help you reduce weight with PCOS (polycystic ovaries). Try to drink at least two liters of water daily. You should have a bowl of soup between breakfast and lunch. Eat lots of vegetables and white meat for lunch. Have some ...  Read Full »

My son takes more meat than vegetables. Is this something to worry about?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 and a half years old and his weight is 14.5 kg. Since he started going to school recently, there is a change in his diet. He eats eggs from the age of one and he likes to eat non-vegetarian food. As my husband is on a paleo non-vegetarian diet, my son takes more meat now and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. His weight is fine for his age. The diet chart is quite alright, except for the following minor changes: He should be given a variety of fruits to improve the fiber content. Try to include at least one more glass of milk. It would be best to take it on days he does ...  Read Full »

Will dieting to become slim when not overweight cause dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 23-year-old. She has a 3-year-old baby. She is healthy only. For the past two months, she is on a diet to reduce weight. She is not overweight. But she wants a slim body, so she is trying to reduce it. But for the past two days, she feels dizziness frequently (two hours, once di...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Many reasons can make you feel dizzy. Dieting may lead to a deficiency of certain nutrients leading to general weakness. It can also cause reduced blood sugar levels, which can manifest as dizziness. I ...  Read Full »

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