Cravings are often body’s signals of malnourishment, says the best online clinical nutritionist.
CASE STUDY &SUCCESS STORIES
Age: 47 years
Analysis: Blood parameters, dietary recall, and lifestyle choices. 6.6 to 5.4
Case History: Srinivas came to us when his blood parameters like lipid profile, Hba1c, etc. went off the roof. His Hba1c was at 6.6. He was looking for support to get into a healthy weight and improvement in his overall health. His method of portion control was not working as he would end up feeling hungry throughout the day. He would therefore resort to nibbling and ordering for his indulgences from online platforms late in the evening. Additionally, this habit would cause the whole family to regularly indulge in empty-calorie foods later in the night, resulting in unhealthy eating habits for everyone. He was looking for a program to keep him satiated and a sustainable lifestyle method that could lower his blood parameters and help him manage his other priorities with ease, such as food plans and lifestyle changes for travel, stressful work days when he lives in service apartments, healthy food choices in the cafeteria etc.
Approach by the best clinical nutritionist: On analysing his blood reports, we suggested he start with Vitamin D supplements immediately. We asked him to consult medical specialists for suitable medications as such parameters could cause organ damage in the short term. We looked to plan a diet with adequate efficient protein & fiber along with his pleasure food to satisfy his cravings & curb the late-night hunger pangs. We focused on providing an appropriate complex carbs: protein: fat ratio along with a glycaemic load that supported his requirements of satiety and reduced lipid parameters. We included insulin reducing home-cooked meals in his diet to ensure better pancreatic function and fat metabolism. We made sure he consumes nutrition-dense whole foods as close to nature as possible.
Furthermore, we taught him how to maintain weight loss while attending family functions and social events without feeling deprived of his favorite foods.
Results: He was glad to be able to have a better relationship with food. He no longer needs willpower to control his cravings and does not need to resort to binge eating. He lost 4 kgs in 45 days along with noticeable inch loss.
His fasting sugar levels have dropped to 99 mg/dl with medications & Hba1c is now at 5.4. His cholesterol levels have significantly reduced. He is mentally in a better and peaceful place with consequential improvement in energy levels.
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organization 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