Customized meal plans can improve thyroid, lipid parameters and support healthy weight loss
CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES
Age – 56 years
BMI- 30.77 Kg/m2
Location- Hyderabad, India
Case History- Jagath was overweight and struggled with losing weight for the past several years. He tried various methods, such as intermittent fasting with one meal per day, and was able to lose 7 kg. However, post covid, when he began socializing and touring, he gained the weight back. He also tried numerous other methods to lose weight, such as no-grain diets and rigorous exercise programs that include daily walks of 10 to 12 kilometers. He lost weight, but because of high demands of his job, he was unable to maintain the strenuous physical activity, and therefore gained weight. Over time, not only did he continue to be overweight, he also had abnormally high levels of triglycerides, thyroid, Apo-B, and cholesterol levels. Additionally, he also experienced digestive problems like bloating and was tired all day, which he managed by drinking many cups of tea each day. He signed up for a personal trainer for 1hour of physical activity but was not able to pull through the whole 1 hour as he was feeling very weak and tired.
Analysis by the best dietitian for thyroid in Hyderabad, Telangana, India- His blood tests revealed that he had a worsening lipid profile, was pre-diabetic, and that all of his heart-related indicators, including LDL (193 mg/dl), Apo-B (142 mg/dl), and hs-CRP (16.01 mg/L), were well over the safe range. His most recent testing revealed that he had low vitamin D and B12 and increased TSH levels.
Approach by the best dietitian for thyroid in Hyderabad, Telangana, India- Initially, we reduced his tea consumption by replacing it with green tea and then gradually reducing it to 1-2 cups a day. He is an insulin-resistant body type so we planned a metabolic flexibility program that will put his body in a fat-burning mode and boost his energy naturally. We switched his meals from being refined carbohydrate-centric meals to a balanced wholesome meal that comprised of salads, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, millets like ragi and bajra, and good fats like nuts, seeds, and ghee. Since he was a vegetarian, we suggested good proteins like whole dals, tofu, hung curd, cheese, paneer, and a protein shake. We recommended supplements like Vitamin D and B12 that improved his overall nutrient requirements. We advised him on healthy eating habits while traveling and during special occasions, which allowed him to maintain his weight loss the majority of time. On some of those occasions when he gained weight, we provided him a detox plan. Because of time restraints, he exercised in the evening but on the weekends he managed to incorporate morning walks for 45 minutes.
Results- In less than 4 months Jagath lost 10 kgs and improved all of his conditions. Cholesterol decreased from 273 to 163 mg/dl, triglycerides from 260 to 131 mg/dl, and LDL from 193 to 94 mg/dl. Additionally, his TSH also came down to a normal range. He feels energetic throughout the day and was able to wear clothes that didn’t fit him before. He used to get exhausted during his evening workouts, but now he is not only able to stay energized after his workouts with his trainer but is also able to fit in a 30-minute sprint after his 45-minute session of intense training. He no longer feels bloated or gassy after meals and is able to sustain the weight loss even after traveling and attending social events. He is satisfied as he is able to successfully improve his overall health.
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 9381525943
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