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Dt. Shikha Mahajan  - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

Dt. Shikha Mahajan

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Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi

3 Years Experience  ·  1200 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dt. Shikha Mahajan 88% (113 ratings) Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nu... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
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Shikha Mahajan is a Certified Nutritionist, Certified Metabolism Specialist and an Intuitive Eating Counsellor, with a private virtual practice. An alumni of Lady Shri Ram College, she decided to change fields to follow her dream career in Nutrition and Health. After training in Holistic Nutrition under a homeopath doctor, she started her own freelance practice. Today, she uses her skills in Nutrition and Holistic Therapies to run her practice, where she helps people improve their relationship with food and learn how to eat intuitively, so they can focus on nurturing their bodies without the need to count each calorie. Applying the knowledge of nutrition to real world is a multi-faceted task and unique for each individual. She is a strong believer in health at every size and understands that her work goes long beyond bringing the numbers on the scale down. Her philosophy is that a healthy diet is not about staying thin, strict diet plans or depriving oneself of their nutritional needs. Rather it is about optimum health, healthy weight and mental wellbeing. You can read about her on shikhamahajan.com

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Certificate In Clinical Nutrition - Iolen - 2016
Cert Child Health & Nutrition - Iolen - 2016
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How To Keep Your Appetite In Control During Day?

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How To Keep Your Appetite In Control During Day?

Many people feel hungry throughout the day. They are lethargic until they lay their hands on food. These bouts of hunger go on like a vicious circle and if not resisted, it can lead to health issues.

1. A high- fiber diet can prevent unnecessary hunger - Your diet should be rich in fiber. Body takes a longer span of time to digest fiber rich food. It also makes you feel full for hours together. Having fiber will keep your bowel movements in control and is, therefore, healthy. Remember to add extra fiber to your bowl of cereals or salad to keep pangs of hunger at bay.

2. Divide one heavy meal into two smaller meals - Eating heavy meals and that too less frequently is really bad for your health. This can make you feel hungry time and again. To control the constant rumbling inside your tummy, you should divide one big meal into two or more smaller meals. For instance, if you were supposed to eat sandwiches, boiled eggs and soup for lunch, you should probably eat sandwiches at noon and eat the soup and eggs any time later in the day.

3. Never be a fast eater - Jumping on your food is the worst way of tackling things. Research studies show how a human brain takes more than twenty minutes to tell your body it is full and satisfied. If you don't wish to overeat throughout the day, you must consume your food slowly. This way the brain takes more time in realizing it is full and thus, it takes further time in feeling subsequent hunger.

4. Eat sufficiently during mealtime - Many tend to eat inadequately during mealtime and as soon as they are done with their food, they feel hungry. It is important to fill yourself sufficiently when you are already eating. A person snacking on carrots and corns can keep away from binge eating.

5. Drink more glasses of water - Every person should drink around three to four liters of water every day. Drinking water half an hour after a meal can keep your gustatory concerns in check for long. Water keeps you hydrated, helps in digestion and controls unnecessary hunger.

6. Eat a good amount of protein - Protein makes you full in very little time and thus, doesn't need to be consumed in great quantities. It will make you feel content for long as your blood sugar levels are in balance through protein consumption. Protein takes time to be digested.

Hence, the above mentioned methods can be of great help in curbing irregular and unnecessary munching which may lead to further complications in your life.

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Processed Food Or Natural Food - Which One To Go With?

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Processed Food Or Natural Food - Which One To Go With?

As experience teaches us, 'sin is indeed tempting'. You are aware of the ways in which your health and quality of life would improve and similarly attentive to factors that can harm your biological system and yet you give in to the trap of temptation. Not just once, but repeatedly. Processed food can be extremely injurious to your general health. A huge mass of people have processed food items after being familiar with its ill effects. The reason propelling them to do so is perhaps the good taste and easy accessibility of these kinds of food. They live up to your cravings at odd hours and are extremely satisfying.

Kinds of processed food you generally intake:

1. Snacks to savor: Binge eating can make you have some of the savory snacks. In the middle of the night, you might want to munch on chips, flavored and coated nuts, or on microwave popcorn. These packed snacks may have dangerous effects on a person's health and hence, should be avoided.

2. Processed meat: Bacon, salami or corned beef should be strictly kept away from as they include the threat of artificial hormones.

3. Veggies in a tin: Tinned or canned vegetables could be a feasible option in your fast paced life, but it clearly is not good for your health.

4. Carbonated drinks: Carbonated drinks are enjoyable but they do interfere with a person's physical fitness.

5. Instant noodles, soups or other meals: Ready mixes and packed noodles seem to be a simple way of making tiffin or an evening snack, but the health hazards they cause should alarm you. Processed food items such as these can lead to cancer as well.

Natural food substitutes that can be equally gratifying:

1. Boiled potatoes sprinkled with cucumber, tomatoes, chili flakes and salt should always be preferred over potato chips.

2. Consume fruits, especially citrus fruits regularly. Try to maintain a safe distance from packaged fruit juices as they contain preservatives and a great deal of sugar.

3. Tofu that is made from soya is high in nutrients and should be a great substitute for chicken nuggets.

4. One can deal with his or her cravings for mayonnaise by switching to hummus. Though the two food items don't taste the same, hummus doesn't contain animal fat that is actually harmful when stored or preserved.

How To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Against An Occupied Routine?

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Against An Occupied Routine?

"I don't have time" is one of the most common excuses heard for living an unhealthy lifestyle. When you're working full-time, it is often easier to order from a restaurant and spend the evening watching television and cooling off instead of cooking a healthy meal and hitting the gym. However, a busy lifestyle does not necessarily need to be unhealthy.

Here are a few simple tips to live a healthier life.

1. Cook one-pot meals

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Experiment with your microwave settings and recipes to find quick meals that can be made in under a minute like a quiche in a mug or steamed salmon. Making pasta can be as easy as putting all the ingredients together into a pot and letting them cook. Find recipes that require minimal grocery shopping and preparation.

2. Take the stairs

Elevators are definitely convenient and cannot be avoided if your office or home is on the 10th floor. To balance convenience and health, get off the elevator a floor or two below yours and climb up the remaining stairs. Obviously working up a sweat by climbing stairs at the beginning of your day at work isn't a good idea, so, time your stair climbs at the end of the day or when a shower is nearby.

3. Avoid snacking

Eat proper meals instead of mindlessly snacking through the day. Keeping a food diary can help you recognize your eating habits and rectify them. If three meals a day do not satiate your hunger, break your meals into smaller portions eaten at more frequent intervals. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped.

4. Drink plenty of water

Often we snack not because we're hungry but because the body is dehydrated. Water can also boost your energy levels and aid digestion. However, avoid filling your stomach with water before a meal to make you eat less. This can hinder your digestion process and keep your body from receiving its necessary nutrients.

5. Cut back on packaged foods

Packaged food is never really all that good for you. In most cases, it is loaded with sugar, sodium, preservatives and artificial flavouring. If you cannot avoid packaged food, pick the one with minimal ingredients.

6. Interval training

Spending an hour at the gym is not the only way to exercise. If you cannot find time for a full workout, try interval training. Get off the couch during intervals while watching your favourite soap or take a quick five-minute break from your desk to exercise. Regular exercise will also help you sleep better and make you wake up feeling refreshed.

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Pregnancy - Dietary Tips You Must Follow!

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Pregnancy - Dietary Tips You Must Follow!

When you are expecting, you are eating not only to nourish your body, but also to nourish the foetus growing within you. This has led to the common saying that when pregnancy, ‘eat for two’. However, more than the quantity you eat, it is important for you to make the right choices when it comes to what you are eating. Here are a few foods you should include in your diet to have a healthy pregnancy.

  1. Fruit and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals essential for your baby’s growth and development and to give you the energy you need. They also add fibre to your food and help prevent constipation thereby helping the digestive system function smoothly. To get the most benefits from fruits and vegetables, try eating them raw as much as possible.
  2. Starchy foods: Cereals and grains are essential carbohydrates that are needed when pregnant. To avoid excessive calorie intake, stay away from processed carbohydrates and instead pick whole grains, potatoes, unpolished ricemaize, millets etc to be part of your diet.
  3. ProteinProtein helps build muscle tissue and promotes development in the growing baby. It also helps with the development of the baby’s brain. Meat, fish, eggs, legumes, pulses and nuts are rich sources of proteins that should be essential parts of your diet. However, avoid excessive protein as it can lead to indigestion. Pick lean meats without skin and ensure that they are cooked properly before eating them. Avoid raw preparations such as sushi and raw oysters when pregnant.
  4. Dairy: To build strong bones your baby needs plenty of calcium. Calcium also helps regulate the use of fluids in your body. For this, it is essential that you have plenty of milk and milk products when pregnant. Wherever possible, choose fat-free variants to avoid excessive calorie intake.
  5. Lentils and nuts: Dried beans, lentils and nuts are rich sources of folic acid. Folic acid helps prevent congenital defects like spinal bifida etc that can affect the development of the baby’s spinal cord and brain. The liver is also a rich source of folic acid.

Not everything is good for you. Some things like saturate fats and foods that are high in sugar and salt content are best avoided when pregnant. These foods do not contribute much to your health but lead to weight gain and can increase your cholesterol levels. You should also try and limit your caffeine intake when pregnant.

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Hlo I am a girl of 15 and my weight is 65 kg and I want to make it 49 so what I have to do for that I have tried everything (cardio, diet) but there is no result of that so now I am in 500 calorie diet for 9 days to reduce my weight can I loose my weight in these nine days.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hlo I am a girl of 15 and my weight is 65 kg and I want to make it 49 so what I have to do for that I have tried ever...
Dear lybrate-user don't be in a hurry to lose weight as that will only leave to crash dieting and gaining cycle. However if you are in a hurry to lose weight I will suggest you to get a fast track weight loss plan. You can contact me for the same through private consultation or contact me on

I am 25 year old girl I have uti problem with white discharge flow also my weigh is 32 kg now I really didn't understand why I couldn't gain weight I really want to gain weight and gym is help to gain weight? I want to know the fast remedies so I can gain weight and the wrist thing I am skinny only.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 25 year old girl I have uti problem with white discharge flow also my weigh is 32 kg now I really didn't underst...
Dear lybrate-user, you are extremely worryingly underweight for your height and age. Since you have other health problems, I would avoid giving you a generalised chart and recommend you to get a personalised diet chart for yourself. You can contact me through private consultation for the same. I would request you to not take this lightly and get your weight up-to at least 48 kgs as soon as possible since weight this low can and will cause many more ailments. Wish you good health soon.

Hi, My age is 28 year's old. Weight is 42 kg. My breast size is 30 only. Please can I increasing breast size n weight.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi, My age is 28 year's old. Weight is 42 kg. My breast size is 30 only. Please can I increasing breast size n weight.
Hello, it seems that you have either a extremely fast metabolism or a very small appetite, possibly both. You can gain both weight and breast size, gaining weight will make you have a full figure. I would suggest you to get a personalised diet chart for about 4-6 months. You can contact me for the same through text/call consultation.
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I am female 37 with 2 daughters. I am anaemic, work in the corporate environment. My weight is 64 kg. How can I lose weight by adding nutrition too to my diet.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am female 37 with 2 daughters. I am anaemic, work in the corporate environment. My weight is 64 kg. How can I lose ...
Hi lybrate-user you must eat a diet high in nutrition while low in calories. Eat light frequent meals and drink a lot of water. Have lots of fruits vegetables salads nuts dry fruits seeds etc. Snack on idli dhokla poha milk yogurt etc. Drink chhaas lemon water fresh juices instead of soft drinks. Include dates and figs in your daily diet. If you want you can contact me for a personalised diet chart through private message.

I am taking every diet including fruits, dates, eggs etc etc but my ferritin is low as per test. But I am doing everything that doctor of Dr. told me. But I am helpless for myself. Please help me out.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am taking every diet including fruits, dates, eggs etc etc but my ferritin is low as per test. But I am doing every...
Add pumpkin seeds, nuts, eggs, legumes broccoli quinoa etc. In your diet. Has the doctor given any supplements. They may be of help if taken regularly if nothing works I suggest you take a personalised diet for a month.

I am Ashish from faridabad I am 18 years old and my weight is 95 kg so I have to reduce weight how can reduce my weight.

Certificate In Clinical Nutrition, Cert Child Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am Ashish from faridabad I am 18 years old and my weight is 95 kg so I have to reduce weight how can reduce my weight.
Dear, your weight is extremely high and in morbidly obese category. I'll advise you to take a personalised diet chart, you can contact me for the same through private message.
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