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Loss of Appetite Tips

Tips For Good Appetite!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 90% (14865 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Tips For Good Appetite!

A healthy appetite refers to a positive sign of a healthy wellbeing. Many factors can contribute to loss of appetite, such as emotional disturbances, mild illness or severe health problems. 
Loss of appetite can cause depression, appendicitis, thyroid problems, infections, poor nutrition and some types of cancer.

The following are a few tips to maintain a healthy appetite-

 Daily breakfast:
It is the most important meal of the day. Consume a healthy balanced breakfast like sprouts, roti, idli, dosa, upma, egg, milk and fruits to help your metabolism get active after a long night fasting. Breakfast will give more energy so that you will be more active throughout the day. It should be full of vitamins, proteins and minerals.

 Eat small frequent meals:
Eating small frequent meals rather than three meals a day is an excellent way to build a healthy appetite. It also helps in lessening bloating and sluggishness after eating. Try four to six small meals a day to avoid feeling overly full.

Use aromatic herbs and spices in cooking:

Foods that have very pleasant or fragrant smell might enhance your appetite. Try to add herbs and spices of nice aroma like cinnamon, basil, oregano, asafoetida, etc.

 Water:
Drinking 4 to 5 liters of water daily is the best for body's temperature regulation and keeping it cool.

Snacks between meals:
Try a small bowl of your favorite snacks like nuts, roasted chickpeas, fruit salads, popcorn, etc. Just remember that snacks are not meant to be eaten instead of meals but in addition to them.

 Pick your favorite food items:
Consume those foods, which give satisfaction and that you enjoy.

Eat less fibre food:
It is present in fruits, vegetables and whole grain food and it is an essential component of any healthy diet. It feels like fullness, so the best is to use in moderation.

Exercise:
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. So, go for a daily brisk walk for approximately 45 minutes, exercises, yoga, meditation, cycling, swimming and always be relaxed.
 

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How Exercise Conveys To Your Brain To Curb Appetite?

Dr. C.S. Sidana 87% (90 ratings)
MBBS, DNB, Indian Diploma In Critical Care Medicine
General Physician, Gurgaon
How Exercise Conveys To Your Brain To Curb Appetite?

Exercise is an essential part of our daily lives because staying fit is the ultimate objective of every individual. When we exercise, our bodies become warm and we start feeling a bit jaded. From a layman’s point of view, generally after a round of workout or normal exercise, our appetite should increase. There should be an urge to have something to eat to replenish the burned calories but reality is totally different.
Researchers have proved that actually one’s appetite tends to decrease after exercise.

Why Does This Happen?
No matter how much you do aerobic exercises like running, cycling, swimming, your level of appetite would come down as it changes the level of hormones, which driver people’s state of hunger. The question remained of those biological mechanisms which lie underneath remain active and ensure that our bodies to secrete less number of hormones which drive hunger. In search of getting the exact answer, a member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York got fascinated by the fact that despite his runs for 45 minutes on a daily basis, his craving for food remained a lot less than what it is under normal circumstances. 

Let’s Look At The Reasons
There are specific reasons for which people feel less hunger even after doing workout:

  • Heat Sensations In Our Bodies Lower Appetite: Generally when we have spicy foods by using too much hot chilli peppers on them, automatically our body temperature goes up and we do not feel like eating anymore. This loss of appetite is due to the presence of a compound called “capsaicin” in chilli peppers, which brings about the sensation within a person of being hot and flushed. So, similarly, when we exercise, the heat that is felt in our bodies is due to a substance which not only burn calories but also ensure that we feel less hunger.
  • Feeding Regulated Through Neural Receptors: There are a set of neurons called proopiomelanocortin neurons which coordinate suppression of appetite. The neurons are found in a particular region known as “arcuate nucleus” and some of them are not intercepted by brain-blood barrier. It is a membrane which prevents most of the cells in the brain from being susceptible to the fluctuations in blood plasma composition, hence protecting neural function.
  • More Activity Leading To Less Hunger: The more people indulge themselves into different kinds of exercises, resulting in quite heavy amount of calories getting burnt; their individual appetite would automatically adjust to help one’s body function better. Burning of calories does not necessarily mean that a person would gobble up anything which comes in his way. Rather the opposite happens as the heated body is reluctant to have absolutely no or minimum intake of food till it cools down.

Hence we see the specific scientific reasons as to how after exercise, body itself sends signals to brain, which brings in reluctance to have food right after workout. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Weight Loss

Dr. Akanksha Tayal 95% (3372 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Know More About Weight Loss

The weight loss "industry" is full of myths.

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.

Over the years, however, scientists have found a number of strategies that seem to be effective.

1.  Drink Water.

  • It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss, and this is true.
  • Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories .
  • One study showed that drinking a half liter (17 oz) of water about a half an hour before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight .

 2. Drink Coffee (Preferably Black)

  • Coffee has been unfairly demonized. Quality coffee is loaded with antioxidants, and can have numerous health benefits.
  • Studies show that the caffeine in coffee can boost metabolism by 3-11%, and increase fat burning by up to 10-29% .
  • Just make sure NOT to add a bunch of sugar or other high-calorie ingredients to it. That will completely negate any benefit you get from the coffee.

3. Drink Green Tea

  • Like coffee, green tea also has many benefits, one of them being weight loss.
  • Green tea contains small amounts of caffeine, but it is also loaded with powerful antioxidants called catechins, which are also believed to work synergistically with the caffeine to enhance fat burning .
  • Although the evidence is mixed, there are many studies showing that green tea (either as a beverage or a green tea extract supplement) can help you lose weight )Cook With Coconut Oil
  • Coconut oil is very healthy. It is high in special fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than other fats.
  • These fats have been shown to boost metabolism by 120 calories per day, and also reduce your appetite so that you eat up to 256 fewer calories per day .
  • Keep in mind that this is not about adding coconut oil on top of what you're already eating, it is about replacing some of your current cooking fats with coconut oil.

 4. Cut Back on Added Sugar

  • Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet, and most people are eating way too much of it.
  • Studies show that sugar (and high fructose corn syrup) consumption is strongly associated with the risk of obesity, as well as diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and others .
  • If you want to lose weight, you should be cutting back on added sugars. Just make sure to read labels, because even so-called health foods can be loaded with sugar.

 5. Eat Less Refined Carbs

  • Refined carbohydrates are usually sugar, or grains that have been stripped of their fibrous, nutritious parts (includes white bread and pasta).
  • Studies show that refined carbs can spike blood sugar rapidly, leading to hunger, cravings and increased food intake a few hours later. Eating refined carbs is strongly linked to obesity .
  • If you're going to eat carbs, make sure to eat them with their natural fiber.

 6. Go on a Low Carb Diet

If you want to get all the benefits of carb restriction, then consider taking this all the way and going on a low carb diet.

Numerous studies show that such a diet (or "way of eating") can help you lose 2-3 times as much weight as a standard low-fat diet, while improving your health at the same time .

 7. Use Smaller Plates

Using smaller plates has been shown to help people automatically eat fewer calories in some studies. Weird trick, but it seems to work .

 8. Exercise Portion Control or Count Calories

Portion control (eating less) or counting calories can be very useful, for obvious reasons .

There are also studies showing that keeping a food diary and writing down what you eat, or taking pictures of all your meals, can help you lose weight .

9.  Keep Healthy Food Around in Case You Get Hungry

Keeping healthy food close by can help prevent you from eating something unhealthy if you become excessively hungry.

A few snacks that are easily portable and simple to prepare include whole fruits, a handful of nuts, baby carrots, yogurt and a hardboiled egg (or two).

 10. Brush Your Teeth After Dinner

Although I'm not aware of any studies on this, many people recommend brushing your teeth and/or flossing right after dinner. Then you won't be as tempted to have a late-night snack.

11. Do Aerobic Exercise

Doing aerobic exercise (cardio) is an excellent way to burn calories and improve your physical and mental health.

It appears to be particularly effective to lose belly fat, the unhealthy fat that tends to build up around your organs and cause metabolic disease .

 12. Eat More Fiber

Fiber is often recommended for the purpose of weight loss. Although the evidence is mixed, some studies show that fiber (especially viscous fiber) can increase satiety and help you control your weight over the long term .

 13. Eat More Vegetables and Fruits

  • Vegetables and fruits have several properties that make them effective for weight loss.
  • They contain few calories, but a lot of fiber. They are also rich in water, which gives them a low energy density. They also take a while to chew, and are very filling.
  • Studies show that people who eat vegetables and fruits tend to weigh less . These foods are also super healthy and nutritious, so eating them is important for all sorts of reasons.

 14. Chew More Slowly

It can take a while for the brain to "register" that you've had enough to eat. Some studies show that chewing more slowly can help you eat fewer calories and increase the production of hormones linked to weight loss .

 15. Eat More Protein

  • Protein is the single most important nutrient when it comes to losing weight.
  • Eating a high protein diet has been shown to boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day, while helping you feel so satiated that you eat up to 441 fewer calories per day .
  • One study also showed that protein at 25% of calories reduced obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, while cutting the desire for late night snacking in half .
  • This is the single most important tip in the article.
  • Simply adding protein to your diet (without restricting anything) is one of the easiest, most effective and most delicious ways to lose weight.

 16. Don't Drink Calories, Including Sugary Soda and Fruit Juices

  • Sugar is bad, but sugar in liquid form is even worse . Studies show that liquid sugar calories may be the single most fattening aspect of the modern diet.
  • For example, one study showed that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to a 60% increased risk of obesity in children, for each daily serving .
  • Keep in mind that this applies to fruit juice as well, which contains a similar amount of sugar as a soft drink like coke .
  • Eat whole fruit, but use fruit juice with caution (or avoid it altogether).

 17. Eat Whole, Single Ingredient Foods (Real Food)

  • If you want to be a leaner, healthier person, then one of the best things you can do for yourself is to eat whole, single ingredient foods.
  • These foods are naturally filling, and it's very difficult to gain weight if the majority of your diet is based around them.
  • Keep in mind that real food doesn't need a long list of ingredients, because real food IS the ingredient.

 18. Don't "Diet," Eat Healthy Instead

  • One of the biggest problems with "diets," is that they almost never work in the long term.
  • If anything, people who "diet" tend to gain more weight over time, and studies show that dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain 
  • Instead of going on a diet, make it your goal to become a healthier, happier and fitter person. Focus on nourishing your body, instead of depriving it.
  • Weight loss should follow as a natural side effect.
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20 snacks that will curb your appetite

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 90% (14865 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
20 snacks that will curb your appetite
20 snacks that will curb your appetite

1. Oranges
Calories in this fruit is more filling than a steak.

2. Yogurt
Yogurt cups are only 150 cal.

3. Popcorn

4. Banana

5. Almond

6. Oatmeal

7. Watermelon

8. Grapes

9. Sunflower seeds

10. Carrot

11. Edamame

12. Apricot

13. Protein bar

14. Hummus

15. Cottage cheese

16. Whole wheat bagel

17. String cheese

18. Pretzels

19. Kale chips

20. Fruit smoothies

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Know How Appetite Hormones Affect Your Body!

Dt. Divya Kinjalkumar Patel 89% (233 ratings)
M.Sc - foods and Nutrition, B.Sc - Foods and Nutrition, certificate in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
Know How Appetite Hormones Affect Your Body!

Are you aware of the function of appetite hormones in your body? Appetite hormones or hunger hormones are the hormones which are responsible for making you feel hungry, and also account for a decreased appetite, which is common for all of us at times.

Leptin and Ghrelin are the two primary appetite hormones, which are produced in your body.

About Ghrelin
Ghrelin is your body’s appetite increasing hormone, which gets released in the stomach. It is responsible for signaling hunger to your brain. It is said that the ghrelin levels in your body play an important role in how quickly you feel hungry after having a meal. Usually, the ghrelin levels increase before you eat. This signifies that you are hungry. They go down for almost three hours after your meal. It is believed that ghrelin plays a more important role in the regulation of your body weight, which is a much more complex procedure.

About Leptin
Among the two appetite hormones, leptin accounts for being the appetite suppressing hormone. It is considered to play a more important role than ghrelin in maintaining the energy balance of your body. It is also believed that leptin is responsible for the regulation of ghrelin. Leptin helps in signaling the brain that your body has enough energy in the form of body fat. It is considered that the more fat you have, the more amount of leptin is present in your blood. However, the level varies based on factors such as when you took your last meal, and your sleeping patterns.

How to control your hunger hormones?
There are certain ways by which you can control your appetite hormones. It can be done primarily by avoiding food items that contain high fat. When you eat, messages are transmitted to several parts of your body, indicating that you have had enough. While consuming fatty food, this system does not send messages as effectively. Consuming fat makes you consume more calories, which in turn lets you store fat and gain fat.

It has been proven that either a diet which is rich in good carbohydrates or a diet which is high in protein, suppresses your ghrelin production more effectively than a high fat diet. It is important for you to get proper sleep for controlling your appetite hormones. Studies prove that sleep deprivation is associated with an increase in your ghrelin levels, appetite, and hunger, compared to people who get 10 hours sleep on a regular basis.

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Pomegranate And Weight Loss

Dt. Vaishnavi Satheesh 91% (639 ratings)
Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Pomegranate And Weight Loss

Pomegranate enhances satiety, appetite control and prevent over-eating

Dietary fiber has a great physiological effect on satiation because of its properties of bulk addition and viscosity impartment.

These fibers prolong the intestinal phase of digestion and absorption. This provides a good time for macronutrients to trigger the signals of satiation and thus prevent in over eating. This property of dietary fiber is highly beneficial in weight management.

Pomegranate is a great source of dietary fiber. They consist of around 11.3 g per fruit providing 45% of the daily need of dietary fiber.

Dietary fiber withdraws water and holds on to it. This results in expanding of dietary fiber in stomach enhancing the satiety. As a result, food is absorbed slowly preventing the intake of unnecessary calories. 

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BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

PG diploma in clinical nutrition and hospital food service, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
RAGI
The natural fat content in ragi is lower than all other cereals. Also, this fat is in its unsaturated form. Thus, substituting it for wheat and rice is a good choice for people trying to lose weight. It also contains an amino acid called tryptophan which reduces appetite.


BROWN RICE
Brown rice is low in energy density.

This means that brown rice can make one feel full while consuming fewer calories. Its water and fiber components make it low in energy density. It will help lose weight as it makes one eat less since it fills one up fast.

Brown rice is rich in fiber.

Fiber aids in good digestion. This translates to regular bowel movement which helps to consistently dispose of what has been eaten. It also optimizes the metabolic function which is beneficial if one is losing weight. Brown rice stabilizes the digestion and prevents constipation, too.

Brown rice helps lose fat.

Being whole grain, brown rice is not stripped off its nutritional components compared to refined grains such as white rice.



PULSES AND LEGUMES :-

SOYA :-
A significant number of research studies support claims that soy protein consumption can help lose weight due to its following benefits :

1) Soy protein helps one feel full and satisfied.

2) Soy protein has a low-glycemic index.

3) Soy protein is a complete protein.


LENTILS :-
Lentils are low on the glycemic index, scoring a 28 on a scale of 100. The glycemic index measures how quickly the body digests carbohydrate-containing foods. Any food that ranks below 55 is considered low-glycemic, or a “slow carb.” Carbohydrates that digest more slowly, like lentils, release glucose into the blood in a steady stream instead of a quick spurt. This keeps the blood sugar levels on an even keel, which means one feels full longer and are less likely to binge on unhealthy foods when trying to lose weight.


EGGS :-

Low in calories :
One hard-boiled egg contains 78 calories, making a good addition to meals if the goal is to lose weight. Also, remember that to lose weight, one must burn more calories than one consumes; therefore, following a diet made up primarily of low-calorie foods, including eggs, is a sensible way to achieve this.

Low in Fat :

With about 5 g of fat each, eggs are appropriate for weight loss, as they make it easy to stay within the recommendations, but don’t forget that fat content increases when eggs are fried or scrambled.


FISH (SALMON):-
Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Fishes like salmon, contain docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA. Salmon will reduce the amount of triglycerides in the blood and increase the levels of HDL, which are known as “good” cholesterol. HDL works to transport fatty substances out of the body. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids will correct abnormal blood lipid levels, if used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.


RICE BRAN OIL :-
Rice Bran oil contains Gamma Oryzanol and this helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol, and is also high in Omega 6 and vitamin E. Studies have determined that foods high in Omega 6 fatty acid actually help reduce excess body fat. They are also beneficial because they help reduce inflammation.


OLIVE OIL :-
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), which promote heart health by decreasing “bad” LDL cholesterol without reducing the “good” HDL cholesterol. The invisible healers within this “liquid gold” also work to prevent cancer, inflammation, and may even play a helpful role in diabetes and weight loss. Several other studies indicate that monounsaturated fat enhances the body’s breakdown of stored fat.


NUTS AND OIL SEEDS :-

NUTS :-

ALMONDS :-
Almonds are actually low in calories with ten almonds costing one approximately 78 calories. Other than that they’re packed with useful nutrients like Vitamin E, mono-saturated fat (‘good’ fat) and fibre, which is highly satiating and provides bulk to food without adding calories. They are also full of B vitamins and zinc, which helps stop sugar cravings, plus the oleic oil in the nuts cuts hunger very quickly.


WALNUTS :-
Walnuts can form a part of weight management diet as an ounce of walnuts contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fibre that help provide satiety. Any successful weight management plan must include satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if one is into a weight management program.



OIL SEEDS :-

FLAX SEEDS :-
Flaxseeds is very low in carbohydrates and contains high amount of B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. This helps one feel full and keeps one from being hungry for longer periods of time.



CHIA SEEDS :-
Chia seeds are rich in fiber and antioxidants, as well as essential minerals like calcium and iron. Chia seeds are also thought to help keep your waistline trim, by sucking up 10–12 times their weight, forming a gel in the stomach that can curb the calorie intake by making one feel full longer. They also slow the digestive process that breaks down carbs and converts them to sugar, which means fewer carbs feeding the fat cells around the midsection.



AVACADO :-
Research has shown that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA’s)are more likely to be used as slow burning energy than stored as body fat.

This slow burning energy and the feeling of satiety or satisfied fullness that one gets from eating an avocado is one of the reasons they are known for reducing hunger and appetite.



APPLE CIDAR VINEGAR :-
Apple cider vinegar helps in control of hunger cravings. 1 to 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar should be taken with water right before a meal. This helps to reduce appetite because of a fiber compound found in the vinegar called pectin. This substance mixes with the water and expands in the stomach, which causes appetite to be decreased.

BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
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Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Sapan 89% (1360 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MBBS, Fellowship in Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Udaipur
Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is unarguably one of the most regularly discussed topics around the world. A major section of the world's population is suffering from a variety of obesity related problems. There are a number of natural methods to check obesity; however, several medical surgeries are gaining popularity among the masses with instant results to reduce weight.

Here is a list of the most common types of weight loss surgeries:

1. Gastric sleeve surgery: This surgery is performed where removal of a large part of the stomach takes place. A long pouch is created, which connects the small intestine with the oesophagus. The pouch gets stapled and after that the other parts of the stomach are reduced. In some cases, an additional step is taken for reinforcement of the staple line.

Gastric sleeve reduces the size of the stomach and a patient will feel full after eating lesser amount of food. Because a portion of the stomach is reduced, lesser amount of hunger causing hormones are produced. The patient will therefore feel less hungry.

2. Gastric bypass surgery: This is another effective weight loss surgery, which reduces the patient's stomach size, resulting in reduced appetite. The intestines are rearranged, which makes the body absorb fewer minerals. While performing this surgery, the stomach is cut and stapled to create a pouch. 

The remaining stomach is attached to the small intestine's top portion, and the small intestine is cut and attached to the pouch as well. After this, the end portion of the small intestine is connected with the non-pouch part of the stomach and is attached to the roux limb bottom. This makes the stomach's digestive juices to meet the food present in the intestines.

3. Duodenal switch: This surgery reduces the stomach size in patients, which leads to decreased appetite or craving for food. Fewer hormones, which cause hunger, are secreted and the rearrangement of the intestine causes the body to absorb minimal minerals or calories.

A part of the stomach is removed and a pouch is created. The small intestine's top portion is cut off, but the duodenum is kept attached to the stomach. The small intestines are cut, and the part attached to the large intestine called colon is connected with the duodenum. Finally, the loose end of the small intestine gets attached to the small intestine to enable digestive juices to mix with food.

4. Lap band surgery: By this surgery, a band is wrapped around the upper middle section of the stomach which squeezes the stomach. Thus a smaller section of the stomach is created above the band which fills up very quickly while having food. The patient feels full by eating less. A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is used.

There are many different weight loss surgeries. Most of them aim at reducing the capacity of the stomach, so that the person eats less food.

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Weight Loss Surgery And It's Types!

Dr. Nitin Jha 87% (15 ratings)
FAIS, FIAGES, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Noida
Weight Loss Surgery And It's Types!

Obesity is unarguably one of the most regularly discussed topics around the world. A major section of the world's population is suffering from a variety of obesity related problems. There are a number of natural methods to check obesity; however, several medical surgeries are gaining popularity among the masses with instant results to reduce weight.

Here is a list of the most common types of weight loss surgeries:

1. Gastric sleeve surgery: This surgery is performed where removal of a large part of the stomach takes place. A long pouch is created, which connects the small intestine with the oesophagus. The pouch gets stapled and after that the other parts of the stomach are reduced. In some cases, an additional step is taken for reinforcement of the staple line.

Gastric sleeve reduces the size of the stomach and a patient will feel full after eating lesser amount of food. Because a portion of the stomach is reduced, lesser amount of hunger causing hormones are produced. The patient will therefore feel less hungry.

2. Gastric bypass surgery: This is another effective weight loss surgery, which reduces the patient's stomach size, resulting in reduced appetite. The intestines are rearranged, which makes the body absorb fewer minerals. While performing this surgery, the stomach is cut and stapled to create a pouch. 

The remaining stomach is attached to the small intestine's top portion, and the small intestine is cut and attached to the pouch as well. After this, the end portion of the small intestine is connected with the non-pouch part of the stomach and is attached to the roux limb bottom. This makes the stomach's digestive juices to meet the food present in the intestines.

3. Duodenal switch: This surgery reduces the stomach size in patients, which leads to decreased appetite or craving for food. Fewer hormones, which cause hunger, are secreted and the rearrangement of the intestine causes the body to absorb minimal minerals or calories.

A part of the stomach is removed and a pouch is created. The small intestine's top portion is cut off, but the duodenum is kept attached to the stomach. The small intestines are cut, and the part attached to the large intestine called colon is connected with the duodenum. Finally, the loose end of the small intestine gets attached to the small intestine to enable digestive juices to mix with food.

4. Lap band surgery: By this surgery, a band is wrapped around the upper middle section of the stomach which squeezes the stomach. Thus a smaller section of the stomach is created above the band which fills up very quickly while having food. The patient feels full by eating less. A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is used.

There are many different weight loss surgeries. Most of them aim at reducing the capacity of the stomach, so that the person eats less food. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Surgeon.

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Best Tips For Sustainable Weight Loss

Dt. Deepanki Devi 86% (51 ratings)
Bachelor in food, nutrition and dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Guwahati
Best Tips For Sustainable Weight Loss

The internet is full of various weight loss tips most of which are unrealistic and unpractical. So here I list some practical tips for weight reduction.

1. Set a goal which is realistic- unrealistic goals of losing 10 kgs in a month will lead you to fad diets which are unhealthy and unsustainable. Set a goal which is real. Weight loss of 2-3 kgs is considered practical.
2. Stay away from quick solutions- don’t go for fad diets, mono diets, ketogenic diets etc. These diets are not going to solve your problem but instead might create other health complications. Hence go for balanced diet. The key is to reduce the amount of calorie intake to the amount of calories burnt.
3. Consult a dietician/nutritionist- consult a dietician or nutritionist to get a personalized diet plan that suits your needs and lifestyle. This will help to learn in details about the weight loss process, will help you to stay focused and also learn the caloric values of your home dishes and to control your cravings and how to maintain your calorie intake.

4. Avoid commercially available foods. Opt for homemade foods.
5. Anticipate plateaus- they are common to all. They occur due to accumulation of water as fat is used up. Increase exercise in this period to help get rid of this water and restart weight reduction.
6. Avoid a sepearate menu for yourself, instead adapt your dietary needs from the regularly prepared family dishes.
7. When eating away from home, avoid excesses but do not get upset if you miss your diet plan. Adjust the following day’s menu or the remaining part of the day’s diet to compensate for the occasional excess calorie intake.
8. Avoid use of appetite depressants and such type of medications. The unnatural practices may do more harm than good.
9. Include physical activities in your daily regime. Be it running, jogging, cycling, swimming or any outdoor sport you like.
10. Avoid binging. Your self-determination and mental control will see you through.

Make weight loss a healthy and sustainable process, you are sure to enjoy it lifelong.

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