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I am having trouble loosing weight, I have a very controlled diet wherein I take only 1200 calories a day. I think my metabolic rate is low. I am an IT engineer where I work 1-9. Help me suggest a solution for this. I also work out 3 days a week.
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Dr. Anmona Gupta
Dietitian/Nutritionist 2 yrs exp Delhi
Hi Its good that ur counting on ur calories..but that's not all..when n what to eat n drink is also important Get started with luke  warm water empty stomach each morning Go for small frequent meals.. No empty stomach Breakfast shud be full n dinner shud be in minimum No package food n cold things Reduce liquid after sunset Drink water before meal n after an hour of each meal..preferably luke  warm Exercise regularly not only for weight loss but it shud be a habit for healthy living. For further query pls feel free to contact me
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Dr. Harsha
General Physician Bangalore
Hello there...I can understand your concern. Ideal weight for your height is around 77kgs. Only diet won't help you lose weight. First and foremost you must understand losing your weight is a very gradual process. You should have strong determination and patience if you want to lose weight. And it cannot happen suddenly. Losing too much suddenly is also not good for health. You have to follow a strict diet and exercise schedule. Regarding diet - have small multiple meals instead of 3 big meals, eat food rich in proteins and fibres like egg white boiled chicken vegetables fruits pulses, avoid carbohydrate rich foods like rice curds oily foods sweets ghee and other junk food. Regarding exercises - start slowly with brisk walking, then change over to jogging, running and other abdominal exercises. Never over strain yourself. And always keep yourself well hydrated and enjoy whatever you do. Also consult a dietician at any hospital who will be able to give you a proper chart regarding the same
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