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Overweight male with poor diet and lifestyle

This patient stands at 6”1 and weighs 160kg. He parties a lot, and each time he does, he would have 7-8 glasses of beer plus additional glasses of liquors like Vodka and Whisky. He has a bad habit of smoking at least 5 sticks of cigarettes every day. On bad days, it can go up to 10 sticks.

His main staple of food is rice, having it with chicken, pork or beef. He doesn’t eat salad or vegetables simply because he doesn’t like the taste of it.

Ever since he came to Singapore for work, he has been feeling depressed, stressed, feeling lonely, and missing his friends back in Manila. Being overweight, he feels embarrassed about his weight. He hopes to lose weight and run a marathon one day.

He claimed he has always been heavy since birth. It was said that when his mother had him and two other siblings, they were all heavy during birth and his mother had to go thru LSCS.

His brother worked hard in shedding the weight off and is now a gym instructor. His sister has lost weight too and is slim today.

According to Tim Ferris’s book – 4Hour Body, genes do not matter. Genes do not play a role in excessive weight gain.

His lifestyle when he was in the Philippines was bad. He was very careless. Being unemployed, all he did was eating, drinking and smoking.

When he came to Singapore, his lifestyle has changed a little. He may not eat, drink and smoke as much but loneliness has affected him on the emotional level.

He has very poor diet, starting off in the morning with at least 2 glasses of cold water. He would snack at least two packets of crackers. If there was nothing to snack on, he would make himself a mixture of Coffee and Milo together.

For lunch, he normally would have a huge bowl of rice with chicken, pork or beef. Other days, he would have noodles.

He drinks a lot of water before, after and in between meals.

He eats a lot mainly because he loves food. He enjoys trying the variety of food available and he eats as much as he could. He would normally feel hungry in the afternoon, at about 3pm. He will have some tidbits and make himself a regular cup of coffee mixed with Milo.

On top of all that, he drinks a lot of water.

On weekends, his days start off with a heavy breakfast, rice with two hard boiled eggs, chicken, pork, beef and hotdogs with cheese. He enjoys eating French fries a lot.
Over the last year where he was partying a lot, he would drink and smoke heavily. He would sleep at midnight and sometimes, 2 am the latest.

His favourite sport was basketball, but now he doesn’t play anymore.

He is determined to lose the weight and go on the Subway Diet. He attempted to exercise and lose weight many times but gave up halfway on all of them due to the lack of motivation.

After he started taking Yogic Slim for two weeks, he noticed there were some changes to his bowel movements. He visited the toilet more frequently and decided to stop taking it.

Dr Kirti Says

This is a typical case of obesity (sthawallya). His diet and lifestyle are very bad. There is lack of healthy diet and exercise in his lifestyle. His drinking habit definitely worsens the condition.

Now, we will work on his diet, exercise and lifestyle.

My advice is to put a stop to drinking cold water early in the morning. Have warm water after food instead. Substitute staple diet of white rice to brown rice.

There is a need for greater concentration on the diet.

  1. Eliminate white rice completely. Start consuming brown rice.
  2. Begin with Ayurtox supplementation for detoxification.
  3. Instead of taking the public transport, walk to the Subway place. If possible, have a subway every day. Strictly brown bread only, no cheese and no condiments.
  4. Begin drinking lukewarm water, reduce the daily intake of water and drink with a straw.
  5. Encourage him to drink Ayurveda tea.
  6. Encourage him to include fruits in his diet.
  7. Learn to self meditate.
  8. Perform the 4 Hour Body workouts twice a week at the gym.
  9. Keep a daily record of body measurements.
  10. Introduce him to different cuisines like Indian, Chinese, Korean, and encourage him to have more vegetables.
  11. Attend support groups at the church for at least 2-3 weeknights.

 

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Dr. Kirti Paik-Inkar
  • Dr. Kirti Paik-Inkar

    Specialty: Physiology

  • Dr. Kirti received her Bachelor of Ayurveda and Medical Science from the University of Pune in 2002 and her Doctor of Medicine in Physiology from the University of Nagpur in 2005. In addition, she earned a Masters Degree in Health and Social Care from the University of Worcester (UK) in 2008 as well as a Diploma in Massage (Abhyanga and Mardana) in 2000.

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