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Gaining Weight Tips

Best Dietician in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Dietician in Mumbai!

With so many diets, diet tips and hoax dietitians around, it may become difficult to choose the best dietician. Here is a list of few best dieticians in Mumbai who have years of experience, are well qualified and can customize your diet as per your disease or goal. While choosing a diet you must understand that it is a is a lifestyle change and needs to be adapted for a longer run, so the diet should be flexible and sustainable. Best dietician in mumbai are: 

1. Dt. Neha Suryawanshi

Masters in Dietetics and Food Service Management, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, B.Sc.- Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

Dt. Neha has 13 years of experience and is known for her expertise as a clinical nutritionist with expertise in weight loss and weight management, management of diabetes, PCOD, lipid and liver. She is also known for her knowledge of sports nutrition. She is also experienced as a Corporate Nutritionist and has worked previously with VLCC and Snap fitness, before opening her own clinic- Neha's Diet Clinic.

Consultation fees:  ₹1000

2. Dt. Charmi Gala

BSc - Dietetics / Nutrition, PG Diploma In Dietetics & Hospital Food Service

Dr. Charmi Gala is an experienced dietitian with 10 years of experience, including her work in hospitals like P.D. Hinduja Hospital. She is known for her customized and flexible diet plans that are easy to stick and give long term results. You can consult with her for lifestyle related problems like weight, diabetes, thyroid or PCOD at Human Touch Clinic. 

Consultation fees:  ₹1000

3. Dt. Khushboo Sahijwani Matta

BHSC. In Dietetics, Msc Dietetics & Food Service Management

Dt. Khushboo Sahijwani is a certified nutritionist and a Reebok Certified Fitness Instructor. This gives her an edge as her diet plans are a mix of diet and fitness exercise, that help you achieve your fitness goals. In 10 years of career she was associated with some reputed gyms and has been part  of the medical care team for bariatric and cosmetologist surgeries. Her clientage varies across all age groups and patients from metabolic or lifestyle disorders. She has also written many articles for leading magazines & newspapers and health websites.

Consultation fees:  ₹1200

4. Dt. Janvi Chitalia

ACSM Qualified Personal Trainer, ISSA, ACSM, Diploma In Weight And Shape Management
Dt. Janvi Chitalia holds many national and international certificates and degrees in the field of nutrition. She is known for holistic approach balancing nutrition and exercise along with use of natural home remedies to boost metabolism. More than emphasizing on following a diet plan she lays stress on educating about choosing the right foods and combination of foods for sustainable and long term diet.

Consultation fees:  ₹2000

5. Ms. Sweta Shah

BSc - Dietetics / Nutrition, MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition

Dt. Sweta has 9 years of experience and practices at her own clinic- Holistic Nutrition. She specializes in diet plans related to weight loss and weight  gain and weight management. She is great at counselling and her approach is very practical which allows you to follow the plan, giving the desired results.

Consultation fees:  ₹1500

6. Dt. Geeta Shenoy

Registered Dietician, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics

Dr. Geeta Shenoy is a registered dietician in Mumbai. She is practicing from last 27 years. She understands your body type, its metabolism and then plans a customized diet for you. She is known for her clinical knowledge especially cases related to kidney, heart, thyroid and diabetes. Her practical approach yields good result in weight loss and weight management as well.

Consultation fees:  ₹1200

7. Dt. Amreen Shaikh

P.G. Diploma In Dietetics & Nutrition, BSC - Zoology

She is a well recognised dietitian with 10 years of experience. After gaining experience from major hospitals, she currently runs her own clinic with the name of Right Bite Clinic. Areas of clinical interest to her are diabetes, high Cholesterol and high Lipids, antenatal (Pregnancy), Post-Pregnancy weight loss, weight management and diet for thyroid and PCOD. She focuses on a balanced diet as a medium to gain and restore the health and doesn’t focus on supplements.

Consultation fees:  ₹500

8. Dt. Archana Desai

P.G.Dietetics, BSc - Dietetics / Nutrition, P.G.in dietetics

Dt. Atchana is a dynamic nutritionist, with an experience of 15 years. She specialises in weight management, clinical nutrition, child nutrition, & sports nutrition and DNA Diets. She believes eating right can cure every problem. Her diet plans are a reflection of same. She currently practices at Weight Loss & Management Clinic.

Consultation fees:  ₹1500

9. Dt. Megha Jalan

Msc - Dietetics

Dt. Megha, has 6 years of experience and has known to deliver excellent result when it comes to diabetes & high Cholesterol control through diet. Her other area of special interest is weight loss and weight management plans. She practices at Vedumrut Clinic Crystal Centre.

Consultation fees:  ₹1000

10. Dt. Ms. Malika Kabra Rathi

Msc - Clinical Nutrition

Dt. Rathi holds an experience of more than 10 years and is known for her results in weight management and therapeutic conditions like diabetes, cholesterol management. She is associated with many well known clinics and hospitals. She has excellent knowledge for conditions like PCOS, diabetes, healthy heart, cholesterol management, anemia and childhood obesity

Consultation fees:  ₹2000

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Maintaining Diet!

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur

To slow down your metabolic rate and put on weight quickly, you can make sure that breakfast, lunch and dinner are huge and well spaced out.

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Healthy Weight Gain - 7 Foods For It!

Dr. Heera Bharat Singh 91% (10 ratings)
Bsc - Microbiology, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
Healthy Weight Gain - 7 Foods For It!

Sometimes, gaining weight can be very tricky. Many people might want to gain weight due to a variety of reasons; the more common of them being health issues, to increase energy by gaining healthy weight and also to look good.

Gaining weight gradually also helps to ward off certain medical complications, such as osteoporosis which is a condition characterized by brittle and weak bones. It is not advisable to gain weight by eating junk and unhealthy food; intake of too much fat is also very harmful for the body. It is better to gradually increase the intake of food.

Healthy foods to eat for gaining weight:

  1. Nuts: These are very high in protein and fiber and contain 150-200 calories per ounce. Seeds of pumpkin and sunflower are also packed with calories, which help you put a few kilos.

  2. Peanut butter: 100 grams of this delicacy contain about 550 calories; you can also consume almonds or almond supplements to gain weight in a healthy way.

  3. Dried fruits: Raisins, figs, dates and prunes are very healthy because they provide a steady supply of energy throughout the day. A handful (50 grams) of these dried fruits contains about 150 calories.

  4. Starchy vegetables: Vegetables such as corn, peas, potato and artichokes have healthy calories, which help you to gain weight safely. 100 grams of these vegetables on a daily basis also help to enhance your metabolic rate thus, increasing your energy reserve.

  5. Healthy fats and oil: 100 grams of mashed potatoes have about 90 calories whereas, the same portion of oatmeal has about 70 calories. Smoothies can also serve as the perfect food for healthy weight gain, owing to their measured calories (about 42 calories per 100 grams); and also considering the fact that they are a treat to your taste buds. A tablespoon of olive oil has 120 calories. It is advisable to consume food cooked in olive oil to gain weight faster.

  6. Wheat germ and flax meal: Apart from the healthy calories they pack, wheat germ and flax seeds are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,which help keep a number of cardiovascular diseases at bay.

  7. Beverages: Drink a milkshake made of vanilla yogurt and whole milk. You can also add nuts, olive oil and avocados to your smoothie to add a few more calories. A high calorie diet containing protein powder, banana and yogurt can also help you gain weight without putting on unhealthy fats or calories.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tips To Maintain Optimum Hormonal Regulation!

Dr. Ravindra Chhajed 88% (335 ratings)
MBBS, FCPS - Medicine, DNB - General Medicine (I)
Diabetologist, Pune
Tips To Maintain Optimum Hormonal Regulation!

Hormones do everything in your body. They determine almost everything — from growth, mood, and behavior to digestion and fertility. Your hormones are responsible for ensuring that you function properly and stay healthy. 

For some people, whatever exercise and diet they follow, they struggle to lose weight. Do you wonder why? The answer is hormones. There are many hormones that control your metabolism and hunger and decide whether to store or burn body fat. The fact is that they actually have the capability to make you gain or lose fat. However, the good news is, hormonal imbalances can be regulated with simple lifestyle changes and exercises.

Ways To Achieve Hormonal Balances:

The endocrine system is a complex system that we will probably never completely understand, but there are some basic things you can do to boost your body’s ability to create and balance hormones. Some of the techniques to maintain optimum hormonal regulation include the following:

  1. Eat healthy fats: Our bodies need a variety of healthy fats to keep hormones balanced. Without fats as the building blocks, hormone production stalls and the body begins to malfunction. When our diet is lacking fatty acids, the body fails to absorb certain key vitamins and minerals for hormone production as well.
  2. Eat enough protein at every meal: Consuming an adequate amount of protein is extremely important. Dietary protein provides essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own and they must be consumed every day in order to maintain muscle, bone, and skin health. In addition, protein influences the release of hormones that control appetite and food intake.
  3. Eat a balanced diet: Diet is one of the best ways to influence a healthy balance in your lifestyle. Be sure to include a variety of whole grains, leafy greens, and an unlimited amount of veggies, fresh fruits, proteins, legumes, nuts, and seeds in your daily diet. These foods provide vitamins, minerals, necessary fatty acids, and protein, which are all needed for a healthy endocrine system.
  4. Exercise regularly: According to fitness experts, the right level of cortisol is necessary to increase your body’s metabolism of glucose. Therefore, to balance the hormones and get better results, a regular exercise is a must.
  5. Learn to manage stress: Stress can create a havoc on your hormones. Today, stress is usually triggered by people’s busy, often overwhelming lifestyle. Try to devote at least 10 to 15 minutes per day to stress-reducing activities to maintain your hormones at a correct level.
  6. Skip the junk: Sugar, alcohol, and even excess caffeine are all bad for the endocrine system. They weaken the blood, liver, and the adrenal glands and as a result, can lead to disrupted hormone function. The body needs real fresh food, which it automatically knows how to process whereas junk food products only confuse it and your body hormones at the same time.
  7. Prioritize sleep: Without adequate sleep, hormones will surely not be in balance. While you are sleeping, your body is extremely active removing toxins, recharging the mind, and creating hormones. Skipping your sleep schedule even for one night can have a tremendous impact on hormones.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ways In Which You Can Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy!

Dr. Ruchi Malhotra 90% (477 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Ways In Which You Can Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy!

Are you gaining excessive amount of weight during your pregnancy, well you are not alone.  Most of the pregnant women tend to be overweight or obese. You are viewed as overweight, if your pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is approximately between twenty-five and twenty-nine. Your BMI is the relationship between your height and weight. You are considered obese, if your BMI is thirty or more.

However, here are some ways with which you can control the weight gain during pregnancy:

  1. Eat a solid, yet less-calorie dietUtilize a convenient pregnancy food journal to ensure you are getting enough supplements and drinking a lot of water every day. The journal is additionally helpful for keeping track of your mood swings and appetite levels, so you can spot patterns you may need to change. Since you realize that you have to take after a particular eating regimen, the following are very solid for you:
    • Crisp leafy foods
    • Oats and bread made with whole grains
    • Low-fat milk and dairy items
    • Foods rich in folate such as strawberries, spinach and beans
    • Unsaturated "good" fats such as olive oil, canola oil, and shelled nut oil
  2. Regular exercise: In case you are a relative newcomer to work out, you can start with pregnancy exercise for beginners. You can practice low-impact exercises; for example, walking, swimming and light heart stimulating exercises. Never begin an exercise without first talking with your medicinal services supplier or doctor. Furthermore, make sure to you adhere to the thirteen principles of safe pregnancy work out. A few women do get in shape during pregnancy in case that they roll out solid eating regimen and make way for life improvements, so make sure to check in with your specialist if this happens.
  3. Comprehend your calorie needs: As specified before, not all pregnant women have to put on equivalent measures of weight. Thus, you have to know precisely what number of calories you require. Talk with your specialist to get the correct number.
  4. Eat frequent, small meals: This is true when you need to deal with your weight, pregnant or not. Eating successive little dinners is particularly helpful when you are pregnant. Eating a full feast makes you wiped out.
  5. Taking prenatal pre-natal vitamins: This is something your specialist will recommend in any case. Yet, in case that you require an extra motivation to take your pre-birth vitamins consistent, then this is it. As you most likely are aware, your body needs additional food and nutrients during pregnancy. In case that you need to deal with your weight and take in the supplements without stacking yourself with calories, take your vitamins.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Did You Know Under Eating Won't Help You Lose Weight?

Dt. Shwetha Bhatia 91% (622 ratings)
B.Sc. In Food Science & Quality Control, Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Did You Know Under Eating Won't Help You Lose Weight?

Many obese people and people who are concerned about their weight, try to follow a very low calorie diet. This is called as under eating as the essential amount of calories are not consumed. It has been proven that under eating does not really help you to lose weight, but in return causes malnutrition as the essential vitamins and minerals which the body requires are not obtained.

Here are 3 reasons why under eating won’t help you lose weight and causes several health complications in the body.

  1. Metabolism slows down along with side effects: When a person is under eating, very few calories are consumed by the body. This makes it difficult for the body to give you power for carrying out your daily activities and more effort is needed. This may slow down your rate of metabolism. You may feel irritable, sluggish and uncomfortable. Fatigue is also likely. In order to rectify this, you need to stop under eating. The body requires some amount of time to recover the normal metabolism functions.
  2. Increased risk of nutrient deficiencies: If you choose a very low-calorie diet and follow it strictly, you are likely to miss out several important food items. The variety of food intake will reduce and you will miss out on many essential nutrients. This can make you prone to several nutrient deficiencies. The type of deficiency depends on the food types you do not consume. Every person who under eats is not likely to have nutrient deficiencies. Anorexia is a type of deficiency disease, which occurs when a person starves for a long period of time or believes in crash dieting. Calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin D and vitamin B are common nutrients, the lack of which can cause health problems and deficiency diseases. Electrolyte imbalance and protein malnutrition may also be caused. Muscle loss occurs with starvation due to depletion of essential amino acids.

Under eating is certainly not a solution to losing weight. Under eating may cause several health complications, which may lead to poor health, instead of loss in weight. Under eating should be abstained from, and physical exercise should be carried out for losing weight efficiently.

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Get Rid Of The Skinny You - Foods That Help You Gain Weight!

Dt. Prachi Jain 88% (66 ratings)
Masters In Nutritional Therapy, Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
Get Rid Of The Skinny You - Foods That Help You Gain Weight!

Sometimes, gaining weight can be very tricky. Many people might want to gain weight due to a variety of reasons; the more common of them being health issues, to increase energy by gaining healthy weight and also to look good.

Gaining weight gradually also helps to ward off certain medical complications, such as osteoporosis which is a condition characterized by brittle and weak bones. It is not advisable to gain weight by eating junk and unhealthy food; intake of too much fat is also very harmful for the body. It is better to gradually increase the intake of food.

Healthy foods to eat for gaining weight:

  1. Nuts: These are very high in protein and fiber and contain 150-200 calories per ounce. Seeds of pumpkin and sunflower are also packed with calories, which help you put a few kilos.

  2. Peanut butter: 100 grams of this delicacy contain about 550 calories; you can also consume almonds or almond supplements to gain weight in a healthy way.

  3. Dried fruits: Raisins, figs, dates and prunes are very healthy because they provide a steady supply of energy throughout the day. A handful (50 grams) of these dried fruits contains about 150 calories.

  4. Starchy vegetables: Vegetables such as corn, peas, potato and artichokes have healthy calories, which help you to gain weight safely. 100 grams of these vegetables on a daily basis also help to enhance your metabolic rate thus, increasing your energy reserve.

  5. Healthy fats and oil: 100 grams of mashed potatoes have about 90 calories whereas, the same portion of oatmeal has about 70 calories. Smoothies can also serve as the perfect food for healthy weight gain, owing to their measured calories (about 42 calories per 100 grams); and also considering the fact that they are a treat to your taste buds. A tablespoon of olive oil has 120 calories. It is advisable to consume food cooked in olive oil to gain weight faster.

  6. Wheat germ and flax meal: Apart from the healthy calories they pack, wheat germ and flax seeds are also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,which help keep a number of cardiovascular diseases at bay.

  7. Beverages: Drink a milkshake made of vanilla yogurt and whole milk. You can also add nuts, olive oil and avocados to your smoothie to add a few more calories. A high calorie diet containing protein powder, banana and yogurt can also help you gain weight without putting on unhealthy fats or calories.

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Eggs - 6 Most Amazing Reasons To Consume Them!

Dr. Deepa Agarwal 86% (39 ratings)
Phd In Clinical Nutrition, M.Sc - Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Eggs - 6 Most Amazing Reasons To Consume Them!

Eggs are usually the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a protein source that is cheap and easily available. You can eat them boiled, fried, scrambled or pair them with other foods. They are a powerhouse of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that nourish your body.

Here are the reasons why eggs are considered to be the perfect super foods:

  1. Eggs contain Antioxidants: Eggs contain antioxidants such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin that help in providing nourishment to the eyes. It prevents certain diseases such as macular degeneration and eye cataracts.
  2. They are a nutrient powerhouse: They contain heart healthy fats, protein, Vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients. They are also rich in Phosphorus, iron and Vitamin A. Don’t throw the yolk away fearing its cholesterol content as it contains most of the egg’s nutrients.
  3. They promote satiety: The carbohydrate content in eggs not being excessive, it spares the blood sugar levels from the dreaded spikes. Also, the high protein content of eggs tends to promote satiety. Eating eggs on a regular basis as a part of a healthy diet is known to reduce weight and lead to fat loss.
  4. They are good for your hair and skin: They contain Vitamin B12 and sulphur, both of them being panaceas of skin and hair related woes. Eggs are known to be the best sources of keratin (a type of protein present in nails and hair) in terms of bioavailability. (Bioavailability is how well a nutrient is absorbed by your body.)
  5. Boosts good cholesterol levels in the body: Regular egg consumption has been shown to increase good cholesterol levels (HDL) in the body, which in turn reduce chances of stroke and other heart diseases.
  6. They contain protein in good amounts: Eggs are the cheapest source of proteins and also the most readily available ones. They contain all the 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body. Eggs are one of the most preferred foods to gain muscle as the protein from eggs can easily be absorbed by the body.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Amazing Home Remedies For Weight Gain!

Dr. Sandip Patel 89% (396 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Amazing Home Remedies For Weight Gain!

If you are in that minority group that wants to gain weight rather than losing it, one of the best ways is to look for some home remedies. These are simple and effective, and will have no side effects whatsoever. The best part is that you can incorporate most of these tips effectively in your regular lifestyle without making too many changes, and gain weight easily. Home remedies to gain weight is the way to go!

Banana and Milk

You may not know it, but bananas are full of calories. They give you an instant energy lift. This would explain why tennis players often munch on a banana between games. Eat one banana every day in the morning and follow it up with a glass of warm milk sweetened with a teaspoon of sugar.

Mango and Milk

  • Consume one mango (ripe) three times a day.

  • Make sure you drink a glass of warm milk after eating the mango.

  • You will see noticeable results after a month.

Potatoes

They are packed with carbohydrates, so there is no doubt that eating them regularly will help increase your body weight. Grill or bake the potatoes with butter, or make French fries using extra virgin oil if you like. If you are eating French fries, limit your potato consumption to twice a week.

Nuts

Nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds, are full of calories and make the perfect snack between meals. Munch on them to enjoy their taste, nutrients and of course weight gain. Nuts contain healthy fats and are a healthy way to increase your weight. However, do not stuff yourself with them, as you will not feel hungry for your next meal.

 

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Weight Gain Tips!

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh 86% (115 ratings)
B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow

Bananas Are High in Fiber, But Low in Calories.However, other studies have found that extra fiber in the diet does not affect people's fullness or calorie intake. Bottom Line: Bananas are a good source of fiber. A high fiber intake has been linked to reduced body weight and a number of health benefits.

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