Body pains & joint pains is a sign of low grade inflammation. Give your body anti-inflammatory diet.
CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES
Age: 52 years
BMI: 29.33 kg/m2
Case History: Pushpalatha had severe body pains and her ankle would her hurt even when carrying out minimal physical activity like pursuing her daily chores. As she was overweight her doctor advised her to lose weight as her excess weight was creating a stress on her ankles thus, leading to pains. So by following the diet from some other program she lost 10 kgs of weight. Even after losing the weight her pains were still persistent. She then approached us with the pains and wanted a diet that was sustainable which she could follow for lifetime, lose another 6 kgs and give her relief from body pains, joint pains and ankle pains.
Analysis: Blood reports, dietary recall and lifestyle. Her blood reports indicated adequate calcium, her vitamin d and b12 were in the sufficient range and her insulin parameters were also fine. The only score that was way outside of the range was her HsCRP levels which depicted that she is suffering from inflammation which was causing her pains. From her dietary recall, it was evident that she had lost weight due to a purely calorie deficit diet, and the program did not consider other good health parameters like muscle gain-fat loss or inflammation. Overall, it would take care of weight loss by reducing the calories but would make someone malnourished as well.
Approach by best clinical nutritionist: We analysed her food diary and saw that she her concept of eating salads was just having cucumber and carrots which led to nutritional deficiencies in her body. We started by giving her an anti-inflammatory diet that ensured an adequate intake of variety of vegetables in every meal, sufficient omega 3 food which comprised of nuts, seeds and an omega 3 supplement and worked on her protein energy malnutrition. We provided her whole-grains in a portion controlled manner, included proteins in all her meals along with lots of vegetables in order to reduce her inflammations and curb her nutritional deficiencies.
Results: After making lifestyle changes, in first 3 months, she could observe that she lost weight and her pains reduced significantly. She was able to do daily household chores and was able to walk 10000 to 15000 steps in a day comfortably without any pain or issue. She joined the program with us before festive season thus, during Diwali time she was able to work more efficiently without any body pains. Later after few months, she got the test done and saw that her CRP levels reduced from 6.1 to 2 in just 3 months. After following the program, consistently she felt more energetic and didn’t feel tired at all. We incorporated her pleasure foods occasionally such as sweets in an appropriate manner and time that was suitable for her body which made it quite easy and comfortable for her to follow the plan and even sustain it.
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organisation for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well-being. Deepika, best nutritionist in Hyderabad for weight loss and online dietician can be contacted via email email@example.com or Mobile +91 9491011202