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Dt. Punita Srivastava - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

Dt. Punita Srivastava

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M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

7 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dt. Punita Srivastava 84% (28 ratings) M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies D... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
7 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dt. Punita Srivastava is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Sarita Vihar, Delhi. She has over 7 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has completed M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator . You can visit her at Sustainyourweight.zest.md in Sarita Vihar, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Punita Srivastava on Lybrate.com.

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Education
M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics - Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribag Jharkhand - 2011
PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator - Project Hope - 2014
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Dietician at ST. John Medical College & Hospital Bangalore
Senipr Nutritionist at Healthifyme
Incharge & Senior Nutritionist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
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Weight Gain in PCOS - What Causes It?

M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Weight Gain in PCOS - What Causes It?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Polycystic means “many cysts,” and PCOS often causes clusters of small, pearl-sized cysts in the ovaries. The cysts are fluid-filled and contain immature eggs. PCOS affects one in 4 women.

What are the causes behind it?
While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role. Women are more likely to develop PCOS if their mother or sister also has the condition.
Overproduction of the hormone androgen may be another contributing factor. Androgen is a male sex hormone that women’s bodies also produce. 

PCOS Symptoms
PCOS is a syndrome disease defined by a collection of signs and symptoms. The symptoms of PCOS that one patient experiences can be very different from the symptoms of another patient. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, you need to have a thorough checkup to determine if you need PCOS treatment:

  • Irregular or missing menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Excess or unwanted body or facial hair growth
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Weight problems, often including weight gain around the waist
  • Skin problems, including skin tags, darkening skin and acne

Does PCOS increase weight?
The answer is a ‘YES’. Most PCOS patients are overweight and are asked to exercise which helps control the symptoms but a lot many people have a completely normal body type.

What are the risks associated with PCOS-related weight gain?
No matter what the cause, weight gain can be detrimental to your health. Women with PCOS are more likely to develop many of the problems associated with weight gain and insulin resistance, including:

Many of these conditions can lead to heart disease. In fact, women with PCOS are four to seven times more likely to have a heart attack than women of the same age without the condition.

Benefit of Weight Loss with PCOS

Modest weight loss will not cure PCOS, but it will help. Weight loss can restore the normal function of the ovaries and result in normal hormone production. This may, in turn, lead to improvements in symptoms of PCOS, such as excess hair growth, acne or scalp hair loss.

Protect Yourself From Weight Gain

  • Eat Right: A healthy diet low in complex carbohydrates, moderate protein and low fat is important, as this can help regulate blood sugar levels. 
  • Exercise: Start doing low-to-moderate activities like walking or swimming for 30-to-90 minutes per day because exercise (even without weight loss) has been shown to lower or get rid of insulin resistance.
  • Lose Weight: The more overweight you are the more likely you are to be insulin resistant whether you have PCOS or not. Losing just 5% of your bodyweight will help lower your insulin resistance.
  • Avoid Stress: Don’t over stress yourself as it increases the blood pressure level in your body and can’t help to resist with PCOS. So, try to stay as calm as possible.
  • Get more sleep (at least 7-to-9 hours in a day): Not getting enough sleep can also make your insulin resistance worse, which in turn acquires you the weight.

DIET:

  • Cereals: Barley, quinoa, oats, oatmeal, muesli, bran flakes, whole wheat porridge, brown rice, multigrain bread
  • Pulses: Yellow moong, green moong, chana dal, beans, whole pulses
  • Dairy products: Skimmed or toned milk, soy milk, tofu, paneer, yogurt
  • Fruits: Berries, plums, peaches, oranges, papaya, pears, watermelons, apples
  • Nuts: Walnut, almonds, flaxseeds
  • Vegetables: Carrots, peas, broccoli, lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, onions, cauliflower, celery, spinach

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Hi, Please suggest Sir for reducing weight what diet I take in my lunch and dinner.

M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi, Please suggest Sir for reducing weight what diet I take in my lunch and dinner.
You have to follow ahealthy balanced meals with more of fibres like salad, proteins like curd/milk/buttermilk/dal with some carbs.
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Cholesterol - 10 Foods That Help You Lower The Levels!

M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Cholesterol - 10 Foods That Help You Lower The Levels!

Food plays a vital role in lowering the cholesterol apart from timely medication. Here is a list of 10 foods that contribute to a great extent in lowering the cholesterol level:

  1. Oats: Changing the morning meal is the first action you should take. Oatmeal can bring down the LDL level to a staggering 5.3 percent in a matter of 6 weeks. It contains beta-glucan, which is capable of absorbing the LDL present in the blood.
  2. Red wine: You can cheer to reduced cholesterol with a glass of red wine in hand. A study conducted by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain found that red wine can reduce the cholesterol level up to 9 percent owing to a vital component known as Rioja present in it.
  3. Salmon Fish: Fatty and salmon fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids. They are known to be extremely effective for diseases such as dementia, cardiovascular diseases and much more. A study conducted by the Loma Linda University found that Omega-3 can increase the HDL by up to 4 percent. 
  4. Nuts: Nuts can reduce the cholesterol by up to 9.3 percent, a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed. 1.5 oz of regular consumption of nuts greatly helps in bringing down cholesterol. Since nuts are very rich in protein, portion control is necessary to refrain putting on weight.
  5. Beans: A research conducted by the Arizona State Polytechnic University revealed that adding beans to soup can bring down the LDL up to 8 percent. Owing to their rich fibre content, they effectively absorb cholesterol. Some of the beans that can be tried include kidney, black and pinto beans.
  6. Cocoa: A study conducted by the AJCN reported that the daily intake of cocoa increases the HDL by over 20 percent in 3 months. Due to its high antioxidant content, it streamlines the blood flow and doesn’t let platelets stick together.
  7. Garlic: 2-3 cloves of garlic per day can dramatically reduce cholesterol-limiting LDL into the artery. It can prevent other conditions such as blood pressure, infections and blood clotting. Garlic can be consumed with any regular dish. 
  8. Olive oil: Olive oil has multiple health benefits. It contains a compound known as MUFAs that lowers cholesterol and helps to get rid of abdomen fats. You can use it with salads, roast vegetables and marinate chicken.
  9. Avocado: Avocado contains monounsaturated fat that helps to raise the level of HDL and lower the LDL in the body. It contains Beta-sitosterol that absorbs cholesterol and brings down the count of it in the body. Owing to its high-calorie content, portion size should be looked into.
  10. Margarine: Two margarine can lower the LDL level up to 14 %. They are capable of absorbing cholesterol from the bile. It can be consumed with toast in the morning or as a snack in the evening.

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Hi,I Need reduce belly weight. please suggest daily food habit.for loosing belly weight.

M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi,I Need reduce belly weight. please suggest daily food habit.for loosing belly weight.
Go for omega 3 foods like walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, salmon fish, etc. Include green tea on regular basis.
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I have 31 weeks pregnancy. Before pregnancy my weight was 50 kg. In 25 weeks my weight was 55 kg. During this 5-6 weeks my weight doesn't increase anymore. Please tell me how it will increase.

M.SC IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR
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I have 31 weeks pregnancy. Before pregnancy my weight was 50 kg. In 25 weeks my weight was 55 kg. During this 5-6 wee...
You need to take proper care during this time by including proteins in all the meals like milk, curd, panerr, buttermilk, sprouts, dal, egg, etc. Increase your water intake and give proper rest to your body.
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I am 21. My height is 167 cm. I do exercise for 1.5 hour daily. My weight is 66 kg. I do gym and running in alternative day. I am in armed forces. Please suggest me a diet plan.

M.SC IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 21. My height is 167 cm. I do exercise for 1.5 hour daily. My weight is 66 kg. I do gym and running in alternati...
Sample diet: Meal 1: Breakfast 8 egg whites (omelette) with 100 gm of bell peppers, broccoli and mushrooms 2 pieces wholewheat toast 2 slices fresh pineapple Meal 2: Mid-morning snack 125 gm tuna for a tuna sandwich made with 2 slices of wholewheat toast Meal 3: Lunch 150 gm tandoori chicken ¾ cup cooked brown rice 200 gm sweet potatoes, roasted Meal 4: Mid-afternoon meal 150 gm Indian salmon, grilled 100 gm green vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, green beans or spinach) steamed Meal 5: Dinner 100 gm Chicken Cobb Salad Meal 6: Immediately before bed 1½ scoops protein powder mixed in water to form a pudding ¼ cup walnuts Note: The weight of all meat, vegetables and rice should be measured after they are cooked. Oats should be measured raw.
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I am an engineering student. I am an extremely thin girl but my fully fat keeps om increasing day by day. I want to reduce my belly fat but I can't afford going gym and also I can't keep up with a proper diet required for reducing belly fat. Is there any way I can adopt to reduce it without any medicines. Any exercises which can help me or anything else. Please help.

M.SC IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am an engineering student. I am an extremely thin girl but my fully fat keeps om increasing day by day. I want to r...
As your schedules are so busy so start with leg raise exercise for reducing belly size. Also increase your water intake and start eating at an interval, avoid gaps in your meals.
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