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How To Choose A Good Diet Doctor For Weight Loss Plans?

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Dr. Suneet Khanna 87% (85 ratings)
MBBS, D.P.H & H, DFW & CH
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  37 years experience
 How To Choose A Good Diet Doctor For Weight Loss Plans?

For losing weight fast, it is necessary to have a diet plan – and a good diet doctor should make the diet chart. Here are some of the tips that can be followed while choosing a good diet doctor.

  • Necessary educational qualifications

The person should have all the academic qualifications that are required to become a diet doctor. You should not consult an unregistered doctor, as improper medication may create a negative impact on the body.

  • Compassion

A diet doctor has to be compassionate. Many patients struggle emotionally for years due to weight issues. Some of them have serious health problems. Therefore, it is important that the doctor listen to all the difficulties of the patient carefully and empathize with it.

  • Organizational skills

A dietician should be organized. He/she should keep a record of the patient’s medical history, allergies, previous diet plans, etc.

  • Mathematical skills

They have to check calorie counts, percentage of fats regularly so they should have knowledge of numbers.

  • Communicative skills

A dietician should be friendly by nature. He/she should have the ability to communicate everything clearly to the patients.

  • Patience

A patient may find it difficult to eat the same food every day. Some of them get allergic to many food items. Some of them may not follow the instructions properly. Therefore, it may happen that the doctor has to change the diet plan frequently. The doctor should have the patience to deal with these situations.

  • Availability

A good diet doctor is the one who always responds to the patients. You should make an appointment with a doctor who will be available for you if any emergency occurs.

  • Healthy lifestyle

A diet doctor should have good health so that patients are inspired by it.

  • A proper diet plan

To lose weight effectively, it is very important to have a proper diet plan. A balanced diet is one that contains an adequate amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. However, not every person can follow the same diet chart. It is the responsibility of the dietician to prepare a plan according to the height, weight, and age of the person. He/she also has to keep a track of the past health issues of the patients. Therefore, one should go to a diet doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced.

If you follow these advises, then you can easily get a good diet doctor.

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