The word diet simply means what you eat or scientifically your energy intake to be fit and healthy. Nowadays all are well known about healthy and unhealthy food items, but they don’t know about which is good for us. What should be the perfect time to eat, how much quantity to eat.
We all are going to school from childhood to read ABC…, we can read the basics at home but what’s the purpose of going to school? Because a teacher can give us proper guidance. So, a Nutritionist/ Dietitian can give you proper guidance about the meal.
What is good for you and what is not good for you? If we start to take a proper diet plan, we will decrease the chance of getting ill.
There are lots of people who follow the weight loss diet plan which is available on the internet, without knowing is it beneficial for him or not.
We should go through the root cause of gaining weight. If we want to reduce weight, for this, we should go through, what is the root cause of increased weight, it should be due to lack of diet, sleep, water intake, stress or physical activity. A dietitian can guide you according to your current status of health like if stress is the main cause of weight gain, she can plan a stress reliever diet plan for you.
We always count calories: A dietitian focuses on such food which you would not add on calories like If we eat an apple, it contains approx. 90 kcal but to digest it, breakdown its sugar and fiber, our body
expends 120 kcal.
The different systems in the body are interconnected and their combined effects give us optimum health. Our body systems work together and affect our weight,
1.Liver: It is the most important organ when it comes to weight. This organ is not only responsible for filtering everything that goes through our body, but it also has a huge impact on how to metabolize and store food as energy. A dysfunctional liver is caused by a lack of nutrients and an imbalanced diet.
2. Hormones: It regulates the body’s growth and metabolism as well as sexual development and function. In case of weight loss, if even one hormone is out of balance, then others can be affected and restricting the body’s ability to burn fat.
3. Adrenal: It is responsible for managing our body’s stress levels. When we are in stress our body produces a different set of hormones because our energy requirements are different, this directly affects fat storage.
4. Thyroid: It regulates our body’s metabolism, means it controls the speed at which we burn fuel like the accelerator in a car. An under-active thyroid means weight gain and overactive thyroid means weight loss. To boost thyroid function, we need nutrients rich diet with regular exercise.
What should be included in a balanced diet plan:
*Include varieties of foods from all food groups: A diet plan should include all nutrients. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the main nutrients that our body needs to function. They work together to provide energy, growth, and repair. When eaten in the right amounts, and from the right sources, they provide us with protection from disease, slow down the aging process, and give us vitality and longevity. Generally, we should have 50% from Carbohydrates which includes vegetables, fruits, cereals, grains and 50% from Fats and Proteins which includes dairy, eggs, meat, oils, beans, and pulses.
The amount of each nutrient by an individual varies and is determined by your activity levels, age, and gender and current health status.
*Diet should be based on science: Nowadays, people are cutting carbs or eating more protein and fat, usually in the context of dieting and losing weight. Do you know, certain aspects of this regime are helpful, but if taken to extremes, they can be terribly harmful. The protein contains nitrogen, which the body converts into ammonia and then urea; this is excreted by the kidney. The highly acidic process can be undertaken safely while the correct amount of protein is being eaten, but if the diet is consistently high in protein the kidneys can begin to suffer from the effects to do extra work. This can be felt as anything from a slight backache to at worse full kidney failure.
A Nutritionist can help you understand your condition to create a diet plan that has the nutrients needed to achieve your health goal. Let’s consult our Nutritionist now!!