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Weight Loss Diet Counseling - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

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.

How is the treatment done?

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.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

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.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Anyone who is underweight is not eligible for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

If the diet chart is not made well then it can lead to –

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Deficiency of important nutrients in the body

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

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.

How long does it take to recover?

This treatment does not have a recovery period.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of a diet plan varies from Rs 500 – Rs 1000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results from this counselling can be permanent if the diet plan is strictly adhered to.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

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).

Popular Questions & Answers

My fiancee recently had got full body test results and found with Thyroid/Diabetes. She gained 10 kg's wight since last 8 months and looking forward to work on that. (80 kgs now) She recently joined a gym and its been 15 days so now but not fairly motivated unless she seemed to get a personal trainer. She sometime feels having dizziness sitting at the office and she sometimes having stomach uneasiness. Looking forward to work on weight training program and diet on a serious note.

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Dear Dr's can you please help me for the best treatment for loss my body weight as my present weights 94 kg and suffering with severe gastric please can any one help with best diet and exercise.

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I have wrinkles all over my body which I feel were developed due to fluctuations in my weight (or may be lower muscle mass). Now I'm trying to take good nutrition and maintain my diet. How do I get rid of those wrinkles. I also have very very dry skin (irritates in winter's and itches every time)

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weightless diet for me mam. I have restricted my food habits but hav cravings for sweets so please help me I am a breastfeeding mom.

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