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Shri Krishna Kunj, Beside State Bank Of Mysore, 1st Cross Adarsh Nagar Hubli - Dharwad
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First Step Nutrition is known for housing experienced Dietitian/Nutritionists. Dt. Sonal Mehta, a well-reputed Dietitian/Nutritionist, practices in Hubli - Dharwad. Visit this medical health centre for Dietitian/Nutritionists recommended by 49 patients.

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Hubli - Dharwad, Karnataka - 580032
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Dt. Sonal Mehta

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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"Prompt" 1 review "Well-reasoned" 6 reviews "Helped me impr..." 5 reviews "Practical" 1 review "Thorough" 1 review "knowledgeable" 8 reviews "Sensible" 2 reviews "Caring" 3 reviews "Very helpful" 15 reviews "Inspiring" 2 reviews

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Sep 26, 2016

I found the answers provided by the Dt. Sonal Mehta to be very helpful, inspiring, helped me improve my health, well-reasoned and sensible. Share feedback in your own words...

Sep 14, 2016

I found the answers provided by the Dt. Sonal Mehta to be knowledgeable. thank u so much, madam. some doctor confused me unnecessarily that if one's weight is reduced due to stress or chronic anxiety, the LDL iis also reduced too. now I'm clear. bad fat will be reduced only by proper diet and exercise.

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My husband is 35 year old & diagnosed with mild aortic regurgitation please suggest ideal daily diet chart for him he is overweight.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
My husband is 35 year old & diagnosed with mild aortic regurgitation please suggest ideal daily diet chart for him he...
He should eat small meals with less oil and less spices and should avoid sleeping immediately after meals.
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Recovering from Fracture - 6 Foods You Must Consume

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Recovering from Fracture - 6 Foods You Must Consume

An orthopaedic fracture is a serious issue that will require lots of care for the bones to heal and re-join. A broken bone is usually plastered so that the tissue may grow back together by fusing eventually, over a period of weeks. When these bones begin to rebuild in an effort to come together, the new bones are called soft callus. This will require lots of energy, which primarily comes from calories. This ensures that essential proteins like amino acids can be taken from the right type of food which would stimulate good blood flow.

So, let us take a look at the best diet that one can follow in order to recover from a fracture.

  1. Kale: Leafy green vegetables and herbs like kale can help in supplying good amount of protein and iron as well as calcium, which is highly important for good and strong bones. One can also find plenty of calcium in salmon and other kinds of sea food like sardines; consuming these can speed up the process. Sea vegetables like seaweed can also help in the process.
  2. Yogurt: Calcium can be supplied by various other kinds of food including yogurt, which has two kinds of amino acids. These amino acids are lysine and glutamine, which can assist the bones in swift calcium absorption for better recovery of the broken bones.
  3. Spinach: This is a very important ingredient in the bone healing process thanks to its dual elements of calcium and zinc, which come together to cause the appropriate chemical reaction for bone rebuilding. Other zinc heavy food items include pumpkin seeds and wheat germ as well as red meat.
  4. Broccoli: Ingredients like broccoli are rich in Vitamin K1, which is known to very good for the bone recovery process. This vitamin helps in mineralisation of the bone so that they may fuse with each other and form a new mass. One can have up to one cup of this green vegetable per day for a quick and effective fracture recovery process. Other ingredients like cheese and raw dairy products are known to have plenty of this vitamin as well.
  5. Green Bell Peppers: High on vitamin C which helps in producing the skin and tissue structuring element called collagen, green bell peppers are an excellent ingredient that can help you in your fracture healing process. Vitamin C can also be found in citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries as well as tomatoes.
  6. Milk: While milk has plenty of calcium, it also has another important ingredient called vitamin D. When calcium and vitamin D come together, the bones tend to heal much faster as vitamin D helps the bones in absorbing the calcium at a much high rate. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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My weight is 82, age is 18. I want to reduce my weight in one month. Please suggest me solution.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
My weight is 82, age is 18. I want to reduce my weight in one month. Please suggest me solution.
Nothing can happen in 1 month as you did not gain that weight in one month You need to have patience. With diet and exercise you can loose 4 to 5 kg in one month.
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Hello im 17 years old and my weight is only 45 and I tried many things but I can not gain a kg. I increased my diet but seen no effect. So today I want to know which weight gainer and capsules should I take and I those are safe or not for my health. So please suggest me im waiting for your answer sir. Thank you.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello im 17 years old and my weight is only 45 and I tried many things but I can not gain a kg. I increased my diet b...
Any capsule will not help you need to eat good balanced diet with high calorie and protein diet with good exercise.
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Sir/madam, I am the diabetic patient can I use lemon with water, watermelon, cheese and patica bellam (like a sweet item).

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir/madam, I am the diabetic patient can I use lemon with water, watermelon, cheese and patica bellam (like a sweet i...
You cannot take anything with high Glycemic index Watermelon ,chicku ,sitafal ,grapes, banana ,maida sugar ,sweets, potato and rice are some of the foods which you should avoid.
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Eating With Freedom This Diwali and Look Fabulous

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Eating With Freedom This Diwali and Look Fabulous

Eating with freedom this diwali and look fabulous

Yes, you read it right. It's the time of the year again when our phone beeps every few minutes, the message is the same, it's a happy diwali message; and images of sweets and savoury which tempt us. But the irony is that now we want to look skinny and not healthy and also we teach our children not to eat them and instead buy them cakes, pastries and chocolates.
We need to understand the secret behind our traditional foods prepared specially on some occasions like chikki and wheat pongal during sankranti festival, thandai during shivratri and ladus during ganesh festival which teaches us what to eat and when to eat and how to eat. So here's where I simplify things for you

The five ground rules

Rule no. 1: go local
Going local will automatically mean that you are eating seasonal produce. The benefits of what you eat seasonal are manifold for example you are eating kiwis which are not produced in india and by the time you eat that fruit, it is dead. Instead eat local guava or oranges which would have some nutrient value. Fresh foods are living foods they have energy and in turns give us energy. So, when you eat good, feel good and look good.

Rule no. 2: go traditional 
Earlier most of our meals were home cooked and reserved for special occasions. So, I suggest to eat all the home-made mithai, namkeen and goodies during diwali. I suggest, pick the best ingredients, involve the entire family in preparations, cook with laughter, share what you have prepared with dear ones and relish every bite as it melts in your mouth rather than buying them from 

When you eat good, feel good and look good.

Rule no. 3: eating correctly
Our lives are more hectic and in this process we lose our balance, and our body react to it by throwing up ailments such as minor cough and colds, migraines, pains etc. The way you eat reflects things about you as person. You want to make sure you eat with freedom and no restrictions. So there is no denying yourself, be mindful of your food. So set aside your meal time and eat in peace.
Eating with freedom this diwali

Rule no 4: vary your food
Make sure your food has different textures and colours and taste for example our very own indian thali. Stay away from processed foods. Say no to colored foods and artificial flavours and sweeteners. Eat home cooked food.

Rule no. 5: stay hydrated
With so much going on during diwali, most of us forget to drink enough water. Low fluid intake can make you feel weak. Many a time's people replace water with sugary beverages or aerated drinks. I advise to include healthy beverages such as nimbu pani with less sugar, iced green tea, buttermilk, and infused water.

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My age is 24. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. What are the symptoms of vitamin b12 deficiency?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 24. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. What are the symptoms of vitamin b12 deficiency?
A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia. A mild deficiency may cause no symptoms. But if untreated, it may progress and cause symptoms which can weekness, tiredness, or lightheadedness Heart palpitations and shortness of breath. If you have pernicious anemia or a problem with its absorption, you'll need to replace vitamin B12 by injection initially and then continued injections, high doses of an oral replacement, or nasal therapy for life. If the issue is that you don't eat animal products, you can change your diet to include vitamin B12-fortified grains, a supplement or B12 injections, or a high-dose oral vitamin B12 if you are deficient.
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I'm too slim and weak I want to gain weight what should I do. I'm eating too much but sometimes I'm skipping breakfast is this affect on weight gain?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm too slim and weak I want to gain weight what should I do. I'm eating too much but sometimes I'm skipping breakfas...
Never skip on breakfast. To gain weight, aim to eat at least 6 calorie dense meals throughout the day without fail. Your body can store fat or increase muscles only if you feed your body with more calories than you spend in a day. Depending on your height, weight and metabolism you may put on weight easily or will take some time. I can help you plan your diet.
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I recently took a dianabol cycle for around 6 to 7 weeks. Starting from 1 tab a day to increasing upto 4 tabs per day. Also followed my high carb diet with additional protein powder and creatine. Now I am feeling little uneasiness and I am feeling like not to eat anything. What would you suggest me to do? Home remedies are preferred.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
I recently took a dianabol cycle for around 6 to 7 weeks. Starting from 1 tab a day to increasing upto 4 tabs per day...
I suggest you to stop supplements and go in a natural way using natural products like soya or paneer or eggs or fish to gain your muscle.
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How do I gain weight? Inspite of doing gym regularly, eating bananas, milk, proper diet, hardly any difference. My digestion is very fast, food gets digested instantly. Do I need to do something or take homeopathy for slowing the digestion thing?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
How do I gain weight? Inspite of doing gym regularly, eating bananas, milk, proper diet, hardly any difference. My di...
Gaining weight is not an overnight process. To gain weight, aim to eat at least 6 calorie dense meals throughout the day without fail. Your body can store fat or increase muscles only if you feed your body with more calories than you spend in a day. Depending on your height, weight and metabolism you may put on weight easily or will take some time. The biggest notion that prevents people from gaining weight is that thin people don’t need to exercise as they are already thin. On the contrary, exercising increases calorie requirements of a person and even those who tend to eat less start eating more which gives them some quality muscles and a lean, attractive physique. A well balanced diet rich in protein, carbs and fats plays a key role when you are on the journey to gain weight. Strength training exercises should be performed for 30 minutes daily to challenge your body to grow and increase stamina at the same time. To get a diet chart customized especially for your weight gain consult me personally.
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Am 21 years old boy only 52 kg My friend recommend a medicine dianabol tablets for getting muscles and become mass Is there any problem with it? Please tell me if it have problem then tell me how to get weight quickly.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Am 21 years old boy only 52 kg My friend recommend a medicine dianabol tablets for getting muscles and become mass Is...
Gaining weight is not an overnight process. To gain weight, aim to eat at least 6 calorie dense meals throughout the day without fail. Your body can store fat or increase muscles only if you feed your body with more calories than you spend in a day. Depending on your height, weight and metabolism you may put on weight easily or will take some time. The biggest notion that prevents people from gaining weight is that thin people don’t need to exercise as they are already thin. On the contrary, exercising increases calorie requirements of a person and even those who tend to eat less start eating more which gives them some quality muscles and a lean, attractive physique. A well balanced diet rich in protein, carbs and fats plays a key role when you are on the journey to gain weight. Strength training exercises should be performed for 30 minutes daily to challenge your body to grow and increase stamina at the same time. To get a diet chart customized especially for your weight gain goals, consult me personally.
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Live to a 100! (Just Drink This Delicious Beverage)

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Live to a 100! (Just Drink This Delicious Beverage)

Contrary to all the negative reviews you have been perpetually receiving about coffee and its innumerable ill effects, latest studies have emerged with some good news for the world's most loved beverage. Now being hailed as the elixir of life, coffee is said to improve cell regeneration besides increasing immunity and stamina, thereby increasing life expectancy for compulsive caffeine addicts. That does not mean indulging in an indiscriminate drinking of coffee. The consumption must naturally be kept in check as well; the harmful side effects of drinking excess coffee still stand.

The fact that coffee is the most delicious beverage and preferred by young and old alike in all its forms and shapes, makes it even better.

  1. Coffee however is also endowed with the power to prevent certain chronic diseases that affect people in their advanced age- Parkinson's disease, Diabetes, prostate cancer, liver malfunction, even dementia and Alzheimer's.
  2. It also helps in easing movement problems common in old age. This is the primary reason why coffee enables you to lead a longer life.
  3. Another factor working in favor of coffee is its beans consist of some extremely useful elements, including antioxidants and antibacterial substances that help in fighting viral pathogens.
  4. Besides increasing life span, well up to hundred years of age, coffee is also reputed to decrease the risk of premature death in adults by a total of 8 percent. Drinking coffee regularly is therefore a good habit to inculcate for more than one reason.

Usually coffee drinkers are also smokers. If you want to reap the full benefits of coffee, you must quit smoking and use of other harmful substances. This is because people addicted to nicotine and tobacco tend to develop serious disorders with age, which disable them from enjoying a longer life span.

Coffee also helps to keep weight in check thereby keeping diseases associated with excessive body weight at bay.

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I'm drinking 1.spoon alternative days of extra virgin olive oil what effect it will have on my body. Is it safe or not.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm drinking 1.spoon alternative days of extra virgin olive oil what effect it will have on my body. Is it safe or not.
Olive oil is good source of omega 3 fatty acid but as it is said oil is oil and 3tsp of any fat is good per day Any oil or fat more than 3 tsp per day can be harmful
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I am underweight. So I am going to gym. Which protein powder should I use to gain weight instantly and then I can workout properly in the gym.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am underweight. So I am going to gym. Which protein powder should I use to gain weight instantly and then I can wor...
Avoid taking supplements that promise quick weight gain. Many of these are full of additives and ingredients that are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. You can better your results and nutrition with whole foods. Tips Don't drink during your meals -- it can squelch your appetite. Save water, juice and milk for after or between meals. Enlist a workout partner to keep you honest about your workouts and to serve as a spotter.
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My age is 22 years, I have 55 kgs weight just now and joined gym, I need to get attractive muscle and gain my body weight is 72 kgs. So please help me what should I eat and what is more helpful to gain my weight?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 22 years, I have 55 kgs weight just now and joined gym, I need to get attractive muscle and gain my body we...
Be Calorie Smart Do your best to consume nutrient-dense, calorie-rich food. Fats and oils, nuts and seeds, avocado, red meat, whole eggs, full-fat dairy, and oily fish are great choices for getting a lot of calories without having to fill your stomach to the brim. Don't waste your time trying to fill up on oats. they just don't provide enough calories or nutrients to be worth the effort. That said, it's also important that you let go of the mindset that you need to eat 2-4 grams of protein per pound of body weight. No scientific evidence suggests that eating all that extra protein will increase muscle mass—plus, that kind of diet can get pretty expensive.
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Plastic bottles which claims bpa free like Tupperware are free from any harm of plastic chemicals or they also have some effect on water contained in it.

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Plastic bottles which claims bpa free like Tupperware are free from any harm of plastic chemicals or they also have s...
It's an unsettling thought: What if all the BPA-avoiding we've been doing—carefully checking for a "BPA-Free" label before any plastic purchase—has all been for naught? That BPA alternatives are actually just as harmful, if not worse? “Until we have some idea of what chemicals are added in all stages in making a final product, we will not be able to determine the safety of any plastic product,” says vom Saal. For now, sticking to leach-free materials like glass or stainless steel as much as possible seems to be your best bet.
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How to identify whether the reason behind diabetes to me is tension, food, or pancreas?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to identify whether the reason behind diabetes to me is tension, food, or pancreas?
It is not very difficult check 1. with food habits take 3 days recall 2.Check your activity level 3. Check your insulin levels 4. Understand your stress factor And then understand the reason behind you being Diabetic
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As I was diagnosed with deficiency of vitD3, I was recommended vitD3 capsule (1 per week) for 4 months. 3 months have passed but no much difference. I still have pain n tingling in hands n feet in muscle n at times joints (can't really make out if the pain is in joints or muscle) but it's only in hands n feet. So. 1) can I increase the dose from once week to twice weekly 2) is there any side effects of excess of vitd3 capsules?

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
As I was diagnosed with deficiency of vitD3, I was recommended vitD3 capsule (1 per week) for 4 months. 3 months have...
Hi dear See if your Vit D levels are below 25 then you need to take 60000 IU tablets once a week for at least 6 months and then get it checked if your levels are moderate you still need to take 30000 IU Vit D3 tablets for 3 months to maintain it.
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