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CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES


Name: Anisha

Age: 18 years

Gender: Female

Profession: Undergraduate Student

BMI: 34

Location: Hyderabad

Case History: Anisha, a college student, was struggling with obesity and tried various diet techniques to lose weight but couldn’t lose further and was stuck at 97kgs. She was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago. Her doctor asked her to lose weight and improve her lifestyle in order tomanage PCOS and improve insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin resistance. she was also on metformin medication thrice a day. She faced frequent hunger pangs and cravings throughout the day and would end up hogging midnight snacks. She felt lethargic, irritated due to poor sleep leading to low energy levels during college hours. She was looking forward to improve her eating patterns, lose weight and manage PCOS. Her blood reports suggested poor vitamin d, b12 scores and borderline anemic conditions.


Approach by the best weight loss dietitian, in Hyderabad, Telangana

By analyzing her dietary recall and blood reports, we saw that she had poor and erratic eating habits and lifestyle behavior. Her diet consisted of a lot of simple and quick digesting carbohydrates with poor protein consumption leading to lot of cravings and mood swings. Inadequate nutrition was making the PCOS condition worse and hampering her metabolism and mental health. Hence we started with correcting her vitamin D and B12 levels through food and supplementation. We suggested her macronutrient ratio of 50:20:30 as per her health goals and lifestyle. The protein advised was 0.8-1g per kg body weight. Good quality efficient proteins like eggs, tofu, paneer, whole moong, chickpeas were suggested.3 vegetables servings of all together 500 grams were given to her and 1 portion of low glycemic fruit was advised in order to meet micronutrients need and help manage PCOS, improve insulin sensitivity and achieve hormonal balance. Vegetables were included in healthy and appealing form so that she can consume it adequately such as green rotis, in omlette, sautéed form and in soups so that she could consume it comfortably. Fruits low in sugar such as guava, papaya, pomegranate was suggested. Healthy fats like hung curd, almonds, pistachio, walnuts, ghee was given. Complex carbohydrate to control insulin spikes were suggested such as moong dal khichdi, bajra, rajma, pesarattu which also provided fiber and vitamins. Her meals were customized as per workout and college schedules. Her favorite foods were given in a healthy way and we educated her regarding when and how to consume her favorite foods such as pizza, cookies and hot chocolate. We gave her meals adequate in proteins to eliminate her cravings. Healthy midnight snacks during exams were advised. Continuous monitoring and constant support was provided.



Results:

She lost 7kgs in 4 months. Her mood swings vanished and her cravings significantly reduced. She learnt to enjoy her favorite foods with mindful eating. She would get slight cravings before the onset of periods. Her insulin sensitivity got better. In a recent scan, the size of cysts had reduced.


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 deepika.chalasani@gmail.com or Mobile +919381525943





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