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Tips To Control Obesity!

Dr. Puneet Aggarwal 89% (19 ratings)
M.B.B.S, MD - Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mohali
Tips To Control Obesity!

These seven rules are simple enough that most can follow them:

  • Avoid Dieting: By dieting, you're setting yourself up to gain more weight than ever.
  • Avoid Fat-free: Fat doesn't make you fat; you need fat in your diet to help you process certain nutrients.
  • Sit down to eat: Eating more slowly and savoring your meal boosts levels of two hormones that make you feel fuller.
  • Plan your meals and snacks: Planning your responses to hunger helps you shed pounds faster.
  • Eat protein: Those who eat moderately high levels of protein (including organic animal protein) are twice as likely to lose weight and keep it off as those who don't eat much protein.
  • Move around "fit people stay fit by having fun"
  • Watch less tv: nearly 30 percent of people who watch more than four hours of tv a day have a BMI of 30 or higher.
     

Diabetes And Obesity - Find A Link!

Dr. Preeti Jaiswal 93% (421 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Nutrition & Diet Planning , ICR, M.D. Alternative Medicine
Homeopath, Thane
Diabetes And Obesity - Find A Link!

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) and high waist circumference, as well as a high waist-to-hip ratio, are said to be at much greater risk of type 2 diabetes. Essentially, abdominal fat is caused by a sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in carbohydrates, full-fat dairy products and saturated fat from red meat. 

Obesity And Infertility!

Dr. Preeti Jaiswal 93% (421 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Nutrition & Diet Planning , ICR, M.D. Alternative Medicine
Homeopath, Thane
Obesity And Infertility!

The prevalence of obesity and overweight are increasing and have become an epidemic worldwide. Obesity has detrimental influences on all systems, including reproductive health. The prevalence of obesity in infertile women is high, and it is well known that there is an association between obesity and infertility. The relationship between obesity and reproductive functions is still being explored. Overweight women have a higher incidence of menstrual dysfunction and anovulation. Overweight and obese women are at high risk for reproductive health. The risk of subfecundity and infertility, conception rates, miscarriage rates, and pregnancy complications are increased in these women. They have poor reproductive outcomes in natural as well as assisted conception. These poor reproductive outcomes include assisted reproduction such as ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI), and ovum donation cycles. Weight loss has beneficial effects on the reproductive outcomes in these patients.

No Sugar, No Worries!

Dt. Mitali Gupta 88% (64 ratings)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jammu
No Sugar, No Worries!

Say no to sugar to lose weight
Added sugar is one of the worst ingredients in the modern diet. Most people consume way too much.

Studies show that sugar (and high-fructose corn syrup) consumption is strongly associated with an increased risk of obesity, as well as conditions including type 2 diabetes and heart disease 

If you want to lose weight, cut back on added sugar. Just make sure to read labels, because even so-called health foods can be loaded with sugar.

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Drinking Lemon To Lose Weight!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 97% (15574 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
Drinking Lemon To Lose Weight!

Drinking Lemon To Lose Weight!

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Quinoa - How It Aids Weight Loss?

Dt. Ritika Dua 92% (150 ratings)
BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Quinoa - How It Aids Weight Loss?

Quinoa pulao is good for health, Quinoa has protein, it helps in weight loss.

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Olive Oil - Buy The Right Type For Your Family!

Dt. Rajat Jain 89% (20 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Olive Oil - Buy The Right Type For Your Family!

Today, olive oil is known as one of the healthiest oils for cooking food because of its low level of saturated fats. Olive oil is also said to be able to aid in weight loss, reduce cholesterol, lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, slow down the ageing process and protect against certain types of cancer. However, not all types of olive oil are the same. Olive oil is extracted by crushing olives and is categorised on the basis of the type of pressing, acidity levels and extent of processing undergone.

Some of the common types of olive oil available are:

  1. Extra virgin olive oil: This refers to oil produced by the first ‘pressing’ of olives. This oil is extracted using only mechanical or other physical means and does not involve the use of heat or chemicals. The only processing is subjected to is washing, decanting, centrifuging and filtering. The maximum acidity level of this oil is 0.8%. Extra virgin olive oil has no added flavours or aroma and is said to have a superior taste.
  2. Virgin olive oil: This is the second grade of olive oil. It has slightly higher level of acidity than extra virgin olive oil. It may seem to have a slight flavour imperfection as compared to the earlier oil. This is most commonly used type of olive oil.
  3. Refined olive oil: Oil that is produced by subsequent pressings of the remaining olive flesh is known as refined olive oil. It has a lighter colour and is less viscous as compared to virgin olive oil. Unlike virgin olive oil, refined olive oil is bleached and deodorised. It may also be mixed with a little virgin olive oil. This type of oil has the same levels of monosaturated fat, but has very little antioxidants.
  4. Olive pomace oil: The crushed flesh and pits left over from the extraction of olive oil is known as pomace. This may further be used to extract oil known as pomace oil. Pomace oil is an inferior oil that may be mixed with olive oil to improve its taste and texture.
  5. Unfiltered olive oil: As the name suggests, the unfiltered olive oil contains bits of olive flesh. While this may enhance the flavour of the oil, it also causes a sediment to be formed at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment may become rancid over time and lower the shelf life of the oil. Unfiltered olive oil should ideally be used within 6 months of being bottled.

Apart from the above, there are a number of other types of olive oil such as early or late harvest olive oil, hand picked olive oil, single estate olive oil and flavoured oil.

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All About Weight Loss Surgery!

Dr. Neeraj Rayate 94% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
All About Weight Loss Surgery!

Obesity and low self esteem leading to depression because of it are problems that are increasing in many people around India in young population. Besides leading to an appearance that is less than ideal, it can also lead to severe health problems like diabetes, polycystic ovarian disease(pcod), joint pains, heart disease,and more. While there are many ways to combat being overweight with the help of exercise, a proper diet and even medication, when they don’t work and in very severe cases of obesity; they can also be fixed with a surgical process known as Bariatric Surgery

So, here's everything you need to know about it.

-  Affecting the Digestive Process: As per the normal digestive process, the food moves into the digestive tract while its nutrients get collected with the help of a well functioning system that includes digestive juices and enzymes. This food moves through the digestive tract, passing through the oesophagus, before it goes down into the stomach where it meets the strong digestive acids which break it down, and then it enters the small intestine. While the stomach can hold three pints of food at a time, there is a chance that some of this food may not get properly digested in the small intestine. In this case, the food enters the large intestine. Now, Bariatric Surgery helps in restricting the amount of food that a person can have and hold in the first place.

-  The Process: This surgical procedure may be carried out by cutting the part of stomach and removing a portion of the same. This is called as Sleeve surgery. When this procedure also re routes the small intestine into the gastric pouch or the small stomach pouch its called as gastric bypass. This process is always done with laparoscopic route where a few small incisions will be used to insert a tiny camera and instruments for the process.

-  Ideal Candidates: If your BMI or body mass index is more than 37, then you can opt for this kind of surgery, as mere dieting and exercising will not help you in your weight loss endeavour. This surgery can also help in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The patient also has to have reached the normal adult height in order to qualify for this surgery. For obese people with diseases like diabetes, thyroid, PCOD, joint pains, backache the BMI cut off is 32.5

Once you undergo the surgery, it is important to commit to a proper diet with less food intake and proper exercise besides taking regular micro nutrient supplements on a lifelong basis.

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Weight Loss - 5 Foods That Can Help!

Dt. Monica Kapur 87% (64 ratings)
Certification In Nutrition & Weight Management, B.Com, Certificate In Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Weight Loss - 5 Foods That Can Help!

The key to a healthy and happy life is to keep your body weight under control. Obesity acts as a catalyst to several diseases. People with too many extra pounds are more prone to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and depression. But, what’s the best way of shedding off the unwanted pounds? Well, an effective weight loss programme is not just about sweating it out on the treadmill. A balanced diet is essential for a healthy body.

Besides, there are certain foods that enhance the process of weight loss. These foods have high thermogenic value, i.e. ability to burn a good amount of calories. Here are five foods that can give you the perfect body that you always crave for:

  1. Moong dal: It is every Indian's favourite whichever class he/she belongs to. This dal is full of Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is often advised by dieticians to replace fatty foods with moong dal as it is a weight loss food that is rich in proteins and fibre, so one feels fuller after having a bowl of dal for a long time and curbs your cravings. Along with weight loss, moong dal also benefits the metabolism, immune system and protects against fatal diseases. 

  2. Spinach: This green veggie is rich in fiber, water, antioxidants, vitamins K and A, and minerals like magnesium, potassium and iron. All this just in 10 calories per cup of this amazing weight loss food! One bowl of spinach will make you feel fuller and stab your food craving in your stomach itself. 

  3. Apple: Apple is one of the best weight loss foods, having this great fruit a day not only keeps the doctor away but also makes you skinnier. With 4 gms of fiber in a medium apple, they can make you feel fuller for a longer time as the fiber take time to break down. Apples are a sweet and crunchy snack full of all sorts of nutritional goodness. 

  4. Radish: Like other types of vegetables, cooked radish contains approximately 3 grams of fiber per half cup to help you stay full and satisfied. Radish is considered as starchy vegetables, so it is recommended to be eaten in place of rice, bread or other starchy foods. It works best as weight loss foods. 

  5. Tomato: This weight loss food boosts your energy, stabilizes your blood sugar levels, controls your appetite, detoxifies your body and reduces cholesterol. Tomatoes are also low in calories, a plus for any dieter.

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Weight Management - How Can Online Diet Consultation Help?

Dt. Divya Gandhi 91% (111 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition, Diploma In Dietitics, Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Weight Management - How Can Online Diet Consultation Help?

With growing digitalisation, the types of weight management consultations, which are offered online are also increasing at a rapid rate. These consultations range from being generic and applicable to all too specialised ones designed to suit your body type and lifestyle only.

Availing them online instead of availing them in person comes with a number of benefits as listed below:

  1. Designed to suit your convenience: These particular weight loss programs are available online which is why they are designed in a way to conform to your convenience. You can refer to them at any time when you feel is right, which makes them flexible and more comfortable to avail.
  2. They come with a variety of features: The online weight management courses come with a variety of features to suit your needs. Almost all programmes offer goal setting/target and a daily/weekly planner and tracker. Some also give you the liberty of choosing a free trial, weight loss buddy or interacting with the nutritionists privately in a separate chat room.
  3. Personalised help: Certain weight loss programmes give you the option of availing of personalised services of expert nutritionists via chat rooms or telephone and e-mail. These nutritionists aim to understand the composition of your body and design plans to suit your requirements accordingly. These plans are designed according to adhere to your comfort level and lifestyle which makes it a conducive choice.
  4. Opportunity to learn from a diverse group of instructors: Because these programs are based online, the instructors, advisors and nutritionists who apprise you are versatile in terms of their specialisation, diet planning, country of origin etc. They might have specialised in different forms of planning; for instance, a nutritionist based in Morocco will help you whip up healthy middle-eastern delicacies while someone else who specialises in functional training will be able to explain the various exercises which will help you lose weight.
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