Weight Loss Diet Counselling is an advisory treatment aimed to help you lose weight. Being overweight increases your risk of disorders like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. A weight loss Diet Counselling program involves making dietary changes to maintain your weight at optimal levels.
Dietary changes not only involves what type of food you should eat but also when and in how much quantity. To lose weight, you will generally be recommended a plan that includes carbohydrates, fats, protein and other essential nutrients in the right measure.
Losing weight is a slow process, so you need to be patient with the treatment. Weight loss diet plans revolve around making the right choices when it comes to food. The objective of the diet plan is to create a calorie deficit by making sure that you consume fewer calories that what you are expending. In this regard, the dietician will also take into consideration your activity level while designing the diet plan.
In the beginning, the dietician will ask for your medical records to take into account if you have any condition/disorder. Your physical measurements like weight, height and waist circumference will be taken into account.
Once this is done, the dietician will enquire about your lifestyle to judge your activity level. Depending on your activity level, he/she will chalk out a diet plan. The diet plan/chart will include the recommended foods. You will also be told about the meal timings and what to include in each of the meals.
You will also be asked to provide a report on your progress on a periodic basis so that the dietician can track your progress.
Anyone who is overweight and has a high body mass index is eligible for a Weight Loss Diet Counselling treatment. In some cases, diabetics or people with high blood pressure may also be eligible for this treatment.
Anyone who is underweight is not eligible for this treatment.
If the diet chart is not made well then it can lead to –
It is recommended to stick to the diet chart and avoid binge eating. Consult your dietician if you don’t make reasonable progress after a period of time. Exercise on a regular basis is also recommended to keep the calorie deficit high.
This treatment does not have a recovery period.
The price of a diet plan varies from Rs 500 – Rs 1000.
The results from this counselling can be permanent if the diet plan is strictly adhered to.
The alternatives to this treatment are Liposuction (a surgical procedure where the fat is removed from the body) and bariatric surgery (the size of the stomach is reduced through surgery).