I HAVE ITP DISORDER FROM 4 YRS. I TAKE MEDICINES FOR IT. PREDNISOLONE -5 MG EVERYDAY. MY WEIGHT HAS INCREASED ONLY IN MY STOMACH AREA. I TRY TO EXERCISE AND ALSO DO YOGA AND SURYA NAMASKAR , BUT NO USE. I TEND TO EAT A LOT. SO CAN U SUGGEST A GOOD DIET PLAN FOR ME, WHICH WILL HELP ME TO STAY HEALTHY AND MAINTAIN MY WEIGHT AS WELL. CAN U HELP..???
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Hello,,, the common side effect of taking long term steroid is Cushing syndrome (iatrogenic), which causes other symptoms along with weight gain. Talk to your docter for alternate medicines for ITP. Here is about your diet. Certain guidelines that need to be considered for weight loss are: 1. Have 4 to 6 small meals and snacks everyday rather than 3 large meals. This will help you in controlling your hunger and the nutrients are also utilized effectively. 2. Plan your diet chart in advance. Hasty and incomplete planning can make you confused and can increase the temptation towards fatty and junk foods. 3. Chew your food properly as this can help you in reducing weight. 4. Plan your food items effectively. Include whole grain cereals, pulses, legumes, vegetables, fruits and water in your everyday diet. 5. Avoid fatty foods or high caloric foods. Avoid sugary foods, pastries and sweets. 6. Include large amounts of fruits and vegetables. Try to eat a total of 5 fruits and vegetables per day. The diet chart is just a plan. How well you execute this plan and achieve maximum benefits is important. A sample diet chart that can be beneficial in losing weight is: 1. Early morning - a cup of skimmed milk without sugar 2. Breakfast - whole bread with low fat spread, cereal mixture, a glass of fruit juice 3. Mid morning - one raw vegetable like carrot or cucumber. 4. Lunch - A bowl of clear soups without cream added. Wheat pancakes with mixed vegetables that are boiled or baked, low fat yogurt, a small bowl of brown rice with pulse preparation. One fruit. 5. Early evening - Sprouted salad 6. Late evening - Protein powder mixed in a cup of skimmed milk and crackers. 7. Dinner - Wheat pancakes with lean meat preparation or legume preparation, a bowl of green salad, low fat yogurt. You can substitute the foods given in the diet chart with healthier options.
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