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Dt. Shimpy Srivastava - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow

Dt. Shimpy Srivastava

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow

10 Years Experience  ·  500 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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Dr. Shimpy Srivastava is a well-established Dietician/Nutritionists with a vast experience of 9 years. She is determined to spread awareness about basic health care, treatment plans and insurance coverage amongst her patients. After completing her Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Jupiter Ayurved Medical College, Nagpur, she pursued M.Sc in Nutrition from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Since then she has been advising people on health and fitness. Her simple and easy to follow diet plans along with weekly tips have helped a lot of people to stay fit.

She offers services which include weight management, botox treatment, Treatment of Hypocalcaemia, Treatment of Chronic Fatigue, Treatment Of Restenosis, Treatment Of Foot Infection, sports nutrition etc. at her clinic Diet Mantra in Viraj Khand, Lucknow. She can be reached at the clinic between 10 AM to 6.30 PM from Monday to Saturday. She also provides online consultation to her patients.

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) - Jupiter Ayurved Medical College - Nagpur - 2008
Msc. Nutrition - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - 2015
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow

 

Five rules for winter food.

  1. Choose your white foods carefully

    It is tempting to reach for comforting "white" carbohydrate foods in winter such as cakes, cookies, white pasta, rice and breads.

    These refined foods promote weight gain as they are digested quickly and cause your blood-sugar and insulin levels to spike. Making the switch to wholesome wholegrain varieties will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you full for longer, as they are rich in fibre and help keep your blood-sugar levels balanced. Nutritious wholegrain choices include whole oats, quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat, wholegrain pasta and grainy breads.

    Other "white" foods to avoid include cream, butter and cheese – they are heavy on calories and rich in saturated fats. Instead, go for dishes made with antioxidant-rich tomato or vegetable-based sauces.

  2. Drink 2.5 litres of water a day

    We often forget to keep our water intake up during winter, yet it is important to drink plenty of water all year round for good health.

    Try to drink at least 2.5 litres a day. Herbal teas count too. There are many wonderful health-promoting teas to choose from such as ginger (great for improving circulation), green (a powerful antioxidant and can help promote weight loss), rosehip (rich in vitamin C), peppermint (good for digestion) and chamomile (helps calm your nerves).

  3. Eat protein with every meal

    One of the best ways to maintain a healthy weight is to eat good-quality, low-fat protein at each meal. Protein foods have a low GI and help to stabilise blood-sugar levels, which in turn will help curb sugar cravings and prevent you snacking on sugary carbohydrate foods. A good guide is to keep protein servings to the size and thickness of your palm. Some healthy protein choices include nuts, seeds, legumes (and legume-based foods such as hummus), eggs, fish, lean meat, chicken, low-fat dairy and soy products. Protein foods also help to create a feeling of fullness, preventing you from overeating.

  4. Fill half your plate with fruit and veg

    At least half of your diet should be made up of fresh fruit and vegetables (including legumes). Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, folate, iron and calcium.

    Purple, red and orange varieties are particularly high in potent health-promoting antioxidants. However, if you are watching your waistline, don't overdo higher-GI vegies such as potato, sweet potato and pumpkin.

Five Rules For Winter Food!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow

Choose your white foods carefully

  1. It is tempting to reach for comforting "white" carbohydrate foods in winter such as cakes, cookies, white pasta, rice and breads.

    These refined foods promote weight gain as they are digested quickly and cause your blood-sugar and insulin levels to spike. Making the switch to wholesome wholegrain varieties will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep you full for longer, as they are rich in fibre and help keep your blood-sugar levels balanced. Nutritious wholegrain choices include whole oats, quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat, wholegrain pasta and grainy breads.

    Other "white" foods to avoid include cream, butter and cheese – they are heavy on calories and rich in saturated fats. Instead, go for dishes made with antioxidant-rich tomato or vegetable-based sauces.

  2. Drink 2.5 litres of water a day

    We often forget to keep our water intake up during winter, yet it is important to drink plenty of water all year round for good health.

    Try to drink at least 2.5 litres a day. Herbal teas count too. There are many wonderful health-promoting teas to choose from such as ginger (great for improving circulation), green (a powerful antioxidant and can help promote weight loss), rosehip (rich in vitamin C), peppermint (good for digestion) and chamomile (helps calm your nerves).

  3. Eat protein with every meal

    One of the best ways to maintain a healthy weight is to eat good-quality, low-fat protein at each meal. Protein foods have a low GI and help to stabilise blood-sugar levels, which in turn will help curb sugar cravings and prevent you snacking on sugary carbohydrate foods. A good guide is to keep protein servings to the size and thickness of your palm. Some healthy protein choices include nuts, seeds, legumes (and legume-based foods such as hummus), eggs, fish, lean meat, chicken, low-fat dairy and soy products. Protein foods also help to create a feeling of fullness, preventing you from overeating.

  4. Fill half your plate with fruit and veg

    At least half of your diet should be made up of fresh fruit and vegetables (including legumes). Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, folate, iron and calcium.

    Purple, red and orange varieties are particularly high in potent health-promoting antioxidants. However, if you are watching your waistline, don't overdo higher-GI vegies such as potato, sweet potato and pumpkin.
                                                                                        

3 Good Dietary Habits That Might Harm You

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
3 Good Dietary Habits That Might Harm You

With the vast amount of available information, ranging from age-old wisdom to health magazines and health sites, most people are prone to misinformation when it comes to what to eat and what to avoid.
From drinking copious amounts of water to eating a light lunch, it is the time that these commonly known health tips are debunked.
These 3 habits that may seem healthy on the surface but are actually harming you!
1) Drinking large amounts of water
It is advisable to drink a healthy dose of water each day, but you should drink water only when you feel thirsty and not otherwise. If you drink water beyond your level of thirst, it can lead to excess water intake. This excessive intake can be the cause of conditions like obesity, skin and digestive problems among other health conditions. An average person consumes 8 glasses of water each day. But you are advised to drink that much, only if you are thirsty enough. It is also recommended not to drink cold water or ice-cold drinks.
2) Eating uncooked foods
It is essential to preserve the nutrients of the ingredients you eat, but it is equally important to make them digestible. Cooking involves subjecting the ingredients to heat, which helps to remove and kill certain impurities and bacteria in them. Cooked foods are easily broken down, and hence, digested with ease. Some vegetables and foods are even more beneficial when lightly cooked. Vegetables like Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and kale should not be consumed raw.

3) Eating a light lunch
The ideology behind eating a light lunch may be to keep your weight in check and to stay healthy, but if the food you're having is not nutritious, it can still cause you to gain weight. Some food joints even offer a lunch menu of light proportions while the dinner menu may be packed with heavy amounts of food. This is wrong. It is advisable that people have larger proportions of food in their lunch while dinner should be meager as your digestion slows down as the day progresses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Sugar - Why Do We Become Addicted to It?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Sugar - Why Do We Become Addicted to It?

Are you addicted to sugar and all sugary items? Have you tried cutting down your sugar intake, only to realize how tough, and sometimes impossible it is? These facts make it evident that something in your brain does not function normally, or in its usual way when it comes to sugar and sugary food items. This occurs because of several factors.

  1. Sugar addiction is caused by the overstimulation of your brain’s reward center
  2. Sugar is fattening in a unique way because of its high fructose content. There are various ways in which sugar causes you to overeat, leading to weight gain. The primary reason for developing an addiction to sugar is because of its impact on the brain’s reward center.
  3. When you eat sugary food, a large amount of dopamine gets released into the Nucleus Accumbens, which is a certain area of the brain. When you consume these food items frequently, the dopamine receptors become slow in regulating. As a result, the receptors for dopamine get lessened. This indicates that the next time you consume these specific food items, the effects of the receptors become blunt.
  4. For receiving the reward of the same level, you will be tempted into eating more sugary food. Sugar rich food function quite similarly to drugs of abuse such as nicotine, cannabis, amphetamine and cocaine. Similar centers of the brain come into play in both these forms of addiction.
  5. People having some sort of predisposition towards addiction are likely to get more addicted to such sweet and sugary food items, having no control over consumption.

This is the way in which sugar hijacks your brain chemistry, making you crave for more and more sugar, and in turn influences your behavior. 

In some people, certain anatomical changes in the brain take place, when frequently exposed to food rich in sugar. It ends up in full fledged addiction in many people. According to the experiences of drug addicts who have been substance abusers for several years, the addiction to sugar and food rich in sugar content is exactly the same as any kind of drug addiction. There are no major differences, except that the substance of addiction and the consequences are totally different.

Several recovering drug addicts have stated that they crave for sugar, junk food, and any sweet food item in the same way they craved for alcohol and other drugs. This proves the level of addictive sugar, and it is recommended for everybody to abstain from consuming too much sugar. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Don't Have Time - 6 Quick Tips You Can Still Stay Fit!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Don't Have Time - 6 Quick Tips You Can Still Stay Fit!

"I don't have time" is one of the most common excuses heard for living an unhealthy lifestyle. When you're working at a full time job, it is often easier to order in from a restaurant and spend the evening watching television to 'cool 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 quiche in a mug or steamed salmon. Making pasta can be as easy as putting all the ingredients in together into a pot and letting them cook. Find recipes that require minimal grocery shopping and preparation.
  2. Take the stairs: Elevators are definitely a convenience 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 does 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 daily 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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Health Constitution - 6 Tips That Will Help You Stay Fit!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Msc. Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Health Constitution - 6 Tips That Will Help You Stay Fit!

People who rarely fall ill and are able to undertake strenuous tasks are said to have a strong constitution. When talking in terms of health, constitution refers to a person’s physical and mental strength. The stronger your constitution, the healthier you are. Having a strong constitution also makes treatment more effective in case you do fall ill. Here are a few tips to help build a strong constitution.

  1. Eat a well-balanced dietMissing out on important nutrients may not have immediate effects, but in the long run, will cause deficiencies and harm your constitution. Not following a healthy diet is also one of the most common reasons for reduced immunity. In a day you must eat 2-3 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables and at least one serving of carbs and proteins.
  2. Drink plenty of water: It isn’t enough to give your body all the nutrients it requires, you must also drink plenty of water so that your body can absorb these nutrients. Water plays an important role in every process of the body from the digestive system to the circulatory system. Water also helps eliminate wastes and toxins from your body.
  3. Avoid processed foods: Processed foods have very little nutritional value but have a high fat content. Jams, packaged juices, breads, cakes etc. are packed with additional sugar that lead to weight gain and other problems associated with it. Instead, snack on fruits and nuts and drink freshly squeezed juice.
  4. Exercise daily: Exercise not only helps you regulate your weight, it also helps tone and strengthen muscles. Exercise also makes a person more flexible and boosts the immune system. Ideally, exercise outdoors early in the morning for half an hour a day but if that isn’t possible, break up your workout into smaller sections. Simple ways of incorporating exercise in your daily life are to use the stairs instead of the elevator or walk short distances.
  5. Meditate: Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Stress has a huge impact on your health and daily meditation is an easy way to deal with everyday stresses. Set aside time at the beginning of each day to quietly meditate and ready your mind for the day’s tasks.
  6. Get adequate sleep: Your body uses the time you are asleep to rebuild muscles and repair tissues. A person should ideally have an uninterrupted sleep of 8 hours a day. Sleep deficiency can lower your immunity, cause irritability and mood swings etc. To ensure you get a good night’s sleep, create and follow a sleep routine of going to bed and waking up the same time every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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