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CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES
Age- 38 years
BMI- 23.7 kg/m2
Case History- Vishal is an IT professional from the USA wanted to lose 20 pounds and sustain weight loss by following a healthy meal plan. He was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, his lipid parameters were out of range, and frequently suffered from bloating, indigestion, and lethargy. Vishal and his wife have a very active social life and travel around the world.
Approach by the best nutritionist for thyroid in Telangana, Hyderabad, India- His dietary and lifestyle recall showed that he began his day at 5 am, Cross fit or 5-mile runs were a regular part of his exercise regimen at least 5 days a week. The exercise regimen was followed by a whey protein shake. He is an eggetarian and his meals were largely Indian and grain-based. He would have rice, dhal, curry, and curd for lunch when he would work from home and have south Indian tiffin like idli, dosas, upma for dinner. He would choose options like egg whites or grilled chicken available in his workplace and followed by a stroll. By late noon he had a bowl of fruits and would come home from work feeling extremely hungry and tired. His blood reports showed he was an insulin-resistant body type and therefore we gave him meals that supported the reduction in insulin resistance. We replaced whey protein with soy isolate-based meal replacement shakes as whey protein increases insulin resistance especially if it is taken as the first meal of the day. We gave him a balanced meal comprising of whole grains like hand-pound rice, steel-cut oats, brown rice, quinoa, and bajra, a variety of “not so cooked” vegetables in the form of salads, stir-fries, soups, smoothies which comprised 40% of his meal. We also gave him adequate protein through the day to match his physical exercise regimen and good fats like ghee, butter, nuts, and seeds. He preferred chicken when he went for work and helped him choose take-away options that suited his body type and calorie consumption. Since he was feeling hungry in the evening, we gave him a nutritious snack that comprised of vegetables & hummus/ yogurt/ eggs and nuts before he left work depending on his workout schedule and his plans for dinner. Since he had weak digestive health and he is an insulin-resistant body type, we gave him probiotics in the form of hung curd and hemp milk which suits his body type. We advised him to do short but out-of-comfort zone exercises and not exceed the intensity more to cause carb burning rather than fat burning. Whenever he had indulgences, through our detox plan he was able to lose the weight he gained in a few days.
Results- Vishal lost 20 pounds in 5 months and improved all of his health parameters. His triglycerides had reduced from 254 to 78 mg/dl, his cholesterol reduced from 186 to 137 mg/dl, and his HbA1c from a pre-diabetic range reduced to 5.4. The hypothyroidism condition also improved significantly and therefore his thyroid medications were reduced to 75 mcg. He was now energetic throughout the day and did not have any hunger pangs. He has been able to sustain his weight loss despite extensive travel and very active social life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile +91 9381525943
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