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      Diet plays an important role in the genesis of obesity hence diet control can help in helping shed excess weight in the overweight and borderline obese people. High fiber diet which includes salad, green leafy vegetables and fruits should be consumed. Drinking plenty of water and low calorie fluids should be taken. Junk food should be strictly avoided so should the commercially available preparations. The problem with dietary control is that it needs to have a lot of determination and one needs to be persistent with it else rebound of weight is very common. Studies have shown that only 2-8% people can achieve persistent control of their with non-surgical means. One should lose some weight with diet before starting to exercise.

 

 There are various dietary plans which need to be individualized. Our Nutritionist & Dietitian can help with it.

  



Diet Quality and Quantity 

          It's no secret that the amount of calories that people eat and drink has a direct impact on your weight: Eating the same number of calories your body burns over time and the weight is stable. Eating more than the body burns, the weight increases. Less, the weight goes down. But what about the type of calories: Does it matter if specific nutrients come from fat, protein or carbohydrates? The specific foods-whole grains or potato chips? What about when or where people consume calories: Does eating breakfast make it easier to control your weight? Does eating at fast food restaurants make it more difficult. 

      Conventional wisdom says that since a calorie is a calorie, regardless of origin, the best advice for weight control is simply to eat less and exercise more. However, recent research suggests that some foods and eating patterns can make it easier to keep calories in check, while others may make people more prone to overeating. There is extensive research on food and diet patterns that protect against heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic conditions. The good news is that many of the foods that help prevent the disease also seems to help with weight control foods, like whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts. And many of the foods that increase the risk of disease-chief among them, refined grains and sugary drinks are also factors in weight gain.