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I am a 17 year old south indian girl and I am vegetarian. I am from Andhrapradesh. My height is 5.5 and I am 77 kg.I got one of my discs in vertebral column bulged due to continuous sitting and studying iand also I started putting on weight.Bulged disc was noticed in the middle of May month. Now I am taking homeopathy medicine and it is reducing. I cannot do tedious exercises for 6 more months.After that I will begin YOGA.After three months I can walk every day and do small vertebral column related exercises. In the mean while I started dieting following doctor's advice. This is my diet plan . 4:00 AM -three glasses of water , cup of green tea without sugar[ can I add some sugar to it. It is horrible without sugar] 6:00 AM - one glass warm water with lime and honey 8:00 AM - Ragi powder mixed in water , a carrot or an apple or vegetable salad 10:00 AM - Sprouts or some vegetable 12:00 AM - 1 big bowl Brown rice or some flour like thing made from wheat made ravva with a lot of curry without oil, rasam or sambar ,one chutney with two spoons of gingely oil , butter milk 3:00 PM - an apple with glass of fat free milk[withou sugar] 7:00 PM - Two chapatis without oil and buttermilk 9:00 PM - bed time Till one month I should not even sit for long time and it is paining even if I walk for a long time.But it is healing very soon as I am sleeping on wooden plank and following doctor's suggestions. Then I will walk and begin physiotherapy. So please suggest me best way to overcome both the problems.My aim is reduce weight by atleast 12 kg with this before I begin YOGA. Is that possible?What changes can I make for that diet plan?At present I am findin no difficulty with it.

Answer: Hi, Having noted the contents, there is nothing to much change since you cannot exercise for a while.I hardly doubt that you are covering 1200 calories. little changes 6:am Mix some cinnamon powder with the lime and honey water which regulates blood sugar levels which will stabilize metabolism and help you start the day active internally . 8:am Ambali can be taken mixed with buttermilk being the first caloric meal of the day it will help you replenish with electrolytes in buttermilk. Dont strain yourself much looking to lose weight in these circumstance .Your diet will take care of it .Wish you a speedy recovery.

so I want to become a vegetarian but my mom says is not safe I will gain wieght instead of losing it? is that true? is this a good healthy diet plan? I'm trying just to eat 1200 calories each day .how do I keep myself from eating a after school snack?because I would eat a full lunch and when I come home from school I would eat so much. diet plan /vegetarian plan Breakfest half a bagel cream cheese lunch: salad and apple dinner rice and whatever my mom cooks that night and a cup of orange juice and a pear cardio: 2-4 miles on stationary bike thanks everyone best will have 10 points I'm 13

Answer: Here's what you need to eat. Please make a note of the pulses and vegetables which I've mentioned. Apart from those mentioned, it would be beneficial to purchase fruits and vegetables which are native to your region so that you can formulate your own recipes in the future. You need to make sure you eat pulses at least three times a week and fruits,vegetables and whole grains everyday. Have a fruit for breakfast(apart from something else of course) and vegetables/pulses for lunch and dinner. Make sure you include ALL varities of fruits, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, seeds and dry fruits in your grocery list. Don't eat mock meat and soybean as mock meat contains sodium and soybean is bad for health. Mock meat is also soy based so too much soy can be bad for health. Actually even a little soy is bad for health. What's wrong with soy? Soy beans are naturally toxic to humans, but they're harmless when they go through a fermentation process, which is how we get tofu. But soy is being used in more and more things these days. Just look through your cabinet. You'll be surprised. Anyway, most companies aren't putting their soy beans through this process because it takes too much time, and time = money. Instead, they put it through a chemical process, but this rarely gets rid of the soy's toxicity completely. Symptoms of a high soy diet are thyroid problems, breast cancer, and other complications. People get these symptoms because the soy they eat isn't fermented. Studies: http://www.alsearsmd.com/this-modern-health-food-may-be-poisoning-prisoners/ http://www.nmia.com/~galenvtp/WAPSoyC3.pdf Mock meat can never be part of a staple diet(food what you eat everyday) as it is highly processed. You CAN have it ONCE IN A WAY. Its a luxury and not a need. Now looking at a staple diet, You'll need to consume naturally occurring FRUITS,VEGETABLES(cauliflower,carrot, potato, beetroot, broccoli, okra, eggplant, radish, turnip, cabbage, bitter gourd, spinach,capsicum(aka bell peppers)),PULSES(chickpeas,kidney beans,black eyed peas,green gram,black gram,lentils,lablab bean,moth bean,horse gram,cow pea,double beans),NUTS(cashew nuts,peanuts,walnuts,pistachios,raisins) and GRAINS. Also, do have figs once in a while as it is good for blood purification. Make something like rice and bread your staple diet. You can have rice with vegetables or lentils/legumes for lunch and bread(I have Indian bread usually) with pulses for dinner. You will get all vitamins and minerals from fruits,vegetables,pulses, legumes and nuts provided you consume them in variety so don't fall for the myth that says vegans/vegetarians need to take multivitamin supplements. Vegans/vegetarians don't need to take supplements as they get all their nutrients from the above mentioned sources. Supplements are supposed to be taken by people with deficiencies so do not take them UNLESS they have been prescribed to you by a doctor. Here are some recipes: http://www.vegiehead.com/index.html http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/subji-vegetables/ http://www.indianfoodforever.com/indian-breakfast/ http://www.thekitchn.com/10-inspiring-vegan-blogs-136662 http://www.easy-indian-food.com/indian-breakfast-recipes.html http://www.indianfoodrecipes.net/vegetarian-indian-recipes/index.html http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/snacks/ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_vegetarian_recipes

I am 268 lbs at 5'7, I had lost 5lbs in a week (I was 273) but then I gained a lb, I am eating about 1200-1400 calories, and making sure i hit my 10000 steps on my pedometer at minimum(Today I did 1300), I'm also doing the insanity workout and keeping my heart rate at about 177 ... I'm not gonna lie and say I don't rest more.. but I'd say i'm staying steady for about 35 minutes of the 45 atleast at 177... but my heart rate is staying between 165-180.. I don't let it drop below that, I am on day 3 for that, for foods, i have cut out soda, and drink about 9-12 cups of water, I'm eating about 3 meals 200-400 calories each with a snack (Fruit or Protein bar) between each meal.. so my question is should I increase my calorie intake..? I'd say im burning about 700-1100 calories a day, i am also trying to lose 95 lbs in 6 months, should i stay at what I'm doing, or increase the calorie intake? ...

Answer: This sounds about right, but if you can afford it, get under doctor's supervision or join TOPS (which worked for my mother very well.) The exercise sounds great for you. If you want a little more variety, try the YouTube excerpts of Sit and Be Fit, which is exercise for older people. They have several types of exercises, too. When you feel comfortable doing it, you could also put on some music & dance slowly or stretch while sitting just to one or two songs. You may be able to find some oldies that you like on YouTube or on other sites. This is just to add some variety to your routine. Once you get your weight down more, you may also feel like taking some walks. Do it in the coolest part of the day if it's summer by then. I'm just thinking of the effect on the brain & the sense of well being reported when people take walks. Good luck with your plan. It might help to keep good records, too, as a motivation. Sounds like you may already be doing that. Also, look at the Mediterranean Diet. It's one of the best for heart disease, in case that's a problem for you. Also, people seem to stick to it very well. Having enough groceries on hand for the suggested 5-6 fruits & veggies a day is a bit tricky, though. Read about it online. See articles in New England Journal of Medicine for Feb 25 & in the NY Times on Feb 26. There are also vegan & vegetarian versions discussed online. Vegetarian is the one for me. Also, I was happy to hear that I can use sesame oil, which I much prefer to the taste of olive oil, although I do like olives. I also like the idea of eating the nuts that they suggest. (almonds, walnuts, & hazelnuts or something like that) Again, it does seem like you're doing really well with this. The calories sound about right, but gradually you may exercise a little more throughout the day to burn a few more calories. Also see the Kapha fruits & veggies in the Ayurvedic diet at mapi.com, which is the ancient Indian health care system.

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