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Weight loss is gradual

Leena Mogre answers queries and gives tips on how to lose weight.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 16, 2010 15:43 IST
Leena Mogre
Leena Mogre
Hindustan Times

I am 20-years-old, 5’6” tall and weigh 60 kg. I’ve been working out for three months but haven’t got any results. Please guide me on how I can lose belly fat.
Shradha Yennam
Your query is incomplete, so we can’t help you. To lose weight, you must combine the right diet with exercise. Secondly, fat loss
happens on an overall basis and spot reduction is not possible. Send us a detailed schedule along with your detailed diet pattern so we can advise you.

I am 20-years-old. I am 5’4” tall and weigh 56 kg. Is there any chance of increasing my height? If yes, please suggest the diet and exercises I should follow.
At the age of 20, it’s impossible to increase your height with diet or exercise. You can only correct your posture if it is wrong by doing the right exercises. Improving your posture will increase your self-confidence and make you feel good.

I am 52-years-old, 180 cm tall and weigh 60 kg. I have chronic constipation. I have to take some sort of laxative 2-3 times a week, which gives me temporary relief. As a result, I have deep depressions on both sides of my face, which makes me look older. I badly need a suitable remedial treatment. Please suggest one.
Your problem is a complex medical issue and should be tackled only by a qualified doctor. We only provide fitness and nutrition guidelines.

I am 35 years old, my height is 5’6” and I weigh 75 kg. I need advice on how to lose weight. I work night shifts, so my eating habits are not ideal. Due to my work pattern, I get very tired when I try to go for walks.
Your ideal body weight should be around 65 kg. Make the right choices of food at work, since you are bound to snack while working night shifts. Start carrying home food and healthy snack options. Restrict the amount of tea and coffee you drink. Avoid sweets, fried food, refined flour, cheese and butter.

First Published: Sep 16, 2010 15:38 IST