You can lose weight by consuming a low-calorie and a high-fiber diet. Thirty minutes of physical exercise like walking, swimming, aerobics, etc. will help lose weight. Usually, by reducing the intake of processed foods, which are high in saturated fats, salt and sugar, and exercising, weight loss can be achieved.
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What can I do to reduce my weight?
Query: Hi doctor, My weight is 293 lbs, height is 5.6 feet, male, suffering from obesity problems. Kindly help me in reducing my weight. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most important thing is to balance your eating and drinking with a good physical activity. Start the day with warm water with lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey. Followed by another glass of warm water. Then, have breakfast, toast with boiled egg, or rice. Have so... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight gain may be partially due to hypothyroidism. You can get online doctor's prescription refill for 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 ag... Read Full »
Is it common to gain weight and then lose weight with Metformin?
Query: Hi doctor,I was told I have PCOS after a scan but after telling the doctors something was wrong as I kept gaining weight. I was put on Metformin but I started gaining even more weight so I stopped taking it. My facial hair increased and I still had very slow weight loss. I then started taking it aga... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Yes, it is common to have weight loss with Metformin therapy and it is actually very good for you. You see Metformin decreases insulin resistance whic... Read Full »
I have thyroid problem and weight gain problem. I want to lose my weight.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a thyroid problem and weight gain problem. I want to lose my weight. TSH is 7.63. I am taking Thyronorm 100 for last three years. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few things that you need to know. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is slightly high and therefore you have sub-clinical hypothyroidism and therefore there is no need to take any treatment. Your cholesterol is high. You must do diet and exercise t... Read Full »
I am 6 feet tall with 209 lbs. How can I lose weight?
Query: Hello doctor, My height is 6 feet 1 inch, and weight is 209 lbs. My TSH level is 16 and T3, T4 levels are normal. I want to lose weight. Please tell me how much carbohydrates and protein I need to take. I just started exercise couple of days ago. Can I take whey protein? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism, dyslipidemia and raised liver enzymes. Firstly, you must take tablet Thyronorm (Levothyroxine sodium) 75 mcg once daily early morning on waking up and then avoid eating ... Read Full »
I am unable to lose weight although I eat less and be active. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I am having pretty bad acne, slight periods (almost like spotting), unable to lose weight. I gained 10 lbs extra in the past year. Although I am eating 1000 to 1200 calories a day and I am active, I am not losing. I did some blood and saliva tests and here ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw each one of your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have more or less normal test results. A slightly low cortisol is acceptable. You certainly have low vitamin D levels and you must take vitamin D su... Read Full »
I am pre-diabetic and have a fatty liver. Could you suggest me a weight loss diet?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and my weight is 99 Kg. What should be the ideal weight? I have fatty liver, pre-diabetes or minor diabetes. My uric acid level is high. Can you please suggest a diet for weight loss? I have taken Metformin and Crestor tablets for the last six months, but no wei... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Firstly, your BMI (body mass index) should be less than 24, preferably less than 22.5. More chicken will not help you lose weight. Your problems like impaired blood sugar levels, fatty liver, dyslipidemia, and raised uric acid are likely rela... Read Full »
Which vitamins cause water retention?
Query: Hi doctor, I am obese despite doing yoga thrice weekly and eating healthy diet. I have the problem of water retention in legs and inflammation. Also I continue to gain weight. Please find the root cause. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many conditions that can cause water retention like low protein levels, kidney problems, reduced blood flow to leg or thyroid problems. I recommend you to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. CBC (complete blood count), serum albumin, ser... Read Full »
I am 24 years old and weigh 250 pounds. How to reduce my weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and my weight is 250 pounds. I have attached the other details. I need suggestions to reduce weight. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the stress you would have due to increased body weight and difficulty in losing it, after going through the attached details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 48. BMI is nothing but a derived value from the wei... Read Full »
I am overweight and feel depressed if I do not lose weight. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and I am overweight. I want to reduce my weight. I have fear of gaining weight and feel depressed if I do not lose weight. What should I do?Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. You have major depressive disorder due to underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. I suggest you to follow ... Read Full »