What is the treatment?
A diet chart is basically a guideline of what you should/should not eat. A wide range of disorders in the body can originate from making the wrong choices with respect to food. Lifestyle disorders like diabetes and obesity are prime examples what eating the wrong type of food can do.
In order to prevent such disorders or simply bring your weight to optimal levels, you can visit a dietitian who can design a diet chart for you. It will include the type of foods that you should eat and in what quantity. The scheduling of your meals is another aspect that can easily be overlooked, so a diet chart also addresses this aspect. It is generally designed based on the disorder/condition that you may have. Based on a thorough examination of your medical records, the dietician will make a diet chart accordingly.
It is recommended to visit the dietitian on a periodic basis so that he/she is aware of your progress.
How is the treatment done?
Initially, the dietician will check your weight and physical fitness. A thorough examination of your medical records will be done to see if you have any disorder. The diet chart will then be designed according to the disorder/ condition that you may have. This can be better illustrated with an example, where the patient has high cholesterol levels.
This is a sample diet chart for a patient with high cholesterol levels –
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
A diet chart can be recommended if you have the following conditions –
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Everyone is eligible for a diet chart, irrespective of their age or health condition.
Are there any side effects?
A diet chart can only have side effects if it has been prescribed in the wrong manner. Some of the side effects that a diet chart can have are –
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
The post treatment guidelines regarding a diet chart are –
How long does it take to recover?
The recovery period is dependent on the type of illness or condition that you have.
What is the price of the treatment in India?
The price of a diet plan varies from Rs 500 – Rs 2000.
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
The results of a diet plan can be permanent if you stick to it.
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
The alternatives to a diet plan are condition/illness specific.