Are you looking to weight lose ?
Whatever may be the reason- whether you have gained some kgs during lock down due to snacking more while working from home or have knee pain or diagnosed with certain health condition or feeling sluggish or just want to reduce your cloth size, there are many options around you.
From slimmings spas, gyms, pills, varied diets such as juicing- detox diets, carb cutting, and other fad diets like keto diet, GM diet to name a few. Confused, from where to start.
Before starting a weight loss program, ask yourself if you can do it forever. If not, find another way.
Losing weight is a long-term investment, and don’t look for quick fixes for long term success. You may find it easier to have bulletproof willpower for just part of the time than to eat more moderately all of the time.
The downside: The fast you lose, the fast it bounce back.
This is because the extreme calorie restriction/nutritionally imbalanced diets lead to muscle loss as a result your metabolism slows down, making it easier to regain weight.
Ask yourself- struggling with hunger, low energy, mood swings for temporary success- is it worth?
Losing weight only to gain it back isn't just frustrating—it can be harmful to your health.
Repeated crash dieting can lead to metabolic damage. In the long term, these diets may increase the risk of a person developing vitamin or mineral deficiencies as most of them do not provide enough nutrients resulting in dull skin, loss of hair, brittle nails, low energy, low muscle mass, slow metabolism, hormonal imbalance & the list goes on.
Now, can you imagine these fad diets are a great way to wreak havoc on your body?
But the role of a dietitian in weight management often remains a mystery to many of us!
A dietitian brings their in-depth knowledge about the physiology of the body together with the latest evidence, to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We translate this information into practical guidance to enable you to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
We, Dieticians, make sure that you lose weight (fat weight) in best possible healthy way.
We help you realign yourself hormonally, metabolically, and behaviorally.
Understand, skipping a meal or a food group means you are losing all the nutrients that you
were supposed to get in that particular meal.
Nutrients = Nourishment
Are you devoid of nutrients?
● Carb cutting leads to sluggishness, lack of concentration & more cravings
● Less protein in your diet is responsible for low lean mass, slow metabolism, more
appetite, dull skin, brittle nails, hair loss.
● The high fat content in diet and especially the high level of unhealthy saturated fat — combined with limits on nutrient-rich fruits, veggies and grains is a concern for long-term heart health. Other complications include kidney stone, gall bladder stone & fatty liver.
It is also important to remember that “yo-yo diets” that lead to rapid weight loss fluctuation come at health cost- that’s not worth it.
Try to embrace change that is sustainable over the long term.
Follow A lifestyle diet – that is balanced, unprocessed rich in very colourful fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, healthy oil, and lots of water.
A diet that is creating a lifestyle that’s sustainable and isn’t restrictive. Believe it or not, it does get easier over time! Take your time and be patient on your journey to healthy weight loss.
Book an appointment with experienced & renowned dietician to customize your meal plans that will benefit health, not just weight loss.