1.What is the ideal diet plan?
Have a well balanced nutritious meal which includes all the 5 food groups, nutrients, vitamins and minerals required to keep your body healthy and happy.

2.What are the 3 things you tell all your patients who want to lose weight?

  • Eat in small quantities at regular intervals.
  • Avoid eating late in the night.
  • Drink 2 glasses of water before every meal.

3.Losing kilos or inches — what’s more effective?
Losing kilos is more effective as it ultimately reduces weight in kilos, improves the functions of vital organs and improves psychological and social behaviour.

4.What is the biggest myth about weight loss?
A high protein diet makes you lose weight faster is a myth. Proteins and carbohydrates provide the same number of calories. Hence, a balanced low calorie diet is the only healthy way to lose weight.

5.Any particular tricky case you have encountered? tell us about it

  • A case of PCOD with infertility. Made her lose 36 kilos, which helped her conceive naturally after 18 years of marriage.
  • Another case of hypertension with Osteoarthritis of both knee joints, unable to move freely. Lost 55 kgs and now drives and moves about without any help. Also gradually reduced the blood pressure medicines.

6.Is there any particular food group that one should avoid while on a diet plan?
No. A balance diet should include all food groups.

7.Is it advisable to start the day with hot water and honey?
No, unless it helps in increasing your bowl movements.

8.What are the most often-made errors while on a diet?

  • Eating only 1 food group eg: high protein diets or no carb diets.
  • Starving the whole day and then eating 1 big wrong meal.

9.Do you recommend weight training while on a diet?
No. Weight training is recommended for muscle toning on a medium lean body.

10.Does eating breakfast help you lose weight?
Yes. As it avoids binge eating throughout the day and keeps your mind body fresh to start a healthy day.

11.Are packaged diet foods healthy?
Not at all.
All preserved and packaged foods should be avoided.

12.Do you advise eating six small meals a day instead of 3 big ones?
Would prefer 3 small meals a day and 2 fruit servings in between.

13.What are the 3 most detrimental diet mistakes to avoid?

  • Starving and detoxifying your body.
  • Eating right for your blood type.
  • Including only 1 food group in your diet.

14.Any particular fruits or vegetables you would ask your patients to avoid eating? and why?
All foods are healthy, only diets need to be well balanced to keep an individual fit and healthy.