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Why You Need a Nutritionist to Help You with Your Diet

Some people say eggs are good for you. Others will tell you that they add to cholesterol problems. And then there are those who will tell you which part of the egg to eat and in what quantity. Do you really want to be a guinea-pig for every new diet that you read on the internet? We at Ranka Hospital show you a number of reasons why you need a nutritionist to help you with your diet.

 Reason #1: Weight Loss

Perhaps the most common reason why people begin to pay attention to their diets is to lose weight. But how many diets have you tried? And how many have been successful? The problem with fad-diets is that they don’t take into account an individual’s body type. A nutritionist will be able to prescribe a diet that actually works at losing weight while keeping you healthy as well.

Reason #2: Digestive Issues

You’re so used to feeling stuffed after a meal; you begin to think it’s normal. You take an over-the-counter digestive medicine and feel better. What if it’s not normal? Just because it doesn’t appear to be bothering you much, doesn’t mean it isn’t doing damage internally. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is an extremely common and overlooked disorder. It could involve diarrhea, constipation, heartburn or even acid reflux. Only a trained nutritionist will be able to pin-point the cause of your digestive issues.

Reason #3: Pregnancy

Wanting to bring a bundle of joy into this world is a great thought. What’s not a great thought is that bundle of joy being born unhealthy. When you start planning a pregnancy you need to plan your diet according to your babies’ health as well. And this needs to be done in consultation with a nutritionist.

Reason #4: Chronic Conditions

Your doctor just diagnosed you with a chronic condition. It could be anything from diabetes to cardiac issues. There’s so much you need to learn about your condition that you begin to feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath. The one thing you can do to control your condition is to control your diet. Your doctor may have suggested a few dietary changes but having a nutritionist on-board at all times will help you maintain eating habits that complement your condition and any changes in it.

Reason #5: Physical Activity

Whether you run 10miles a day or you take a stroll around your neighborhood, you want to do it better. You don’t want to tire out half way through and neither do you want your workout to knock you out for the rest of the day. Eating the right food can make exercising easier. Isn’t that reason enough to see a nutritionist?

Reason #6: Mental Health

Do you crave sweet when you’re upset? Do some foods just keep you in a good mood all day? Studies show a correlation between the body and the mind. Meaning, what you eat can actually determine how you feel. If you have been feeling moody, anxious, depressed or even overly happy, a consultation with a nutritionist can bring your mood to where you want it to be.

Reason #7: General Health

With everyone talking about eating healthy why wouldn’t you want to do it as well? One reason why people don’t make an effort to eat healthy is because they don’t know where to begin.  Compared to the internet and its information overload, consulting a nutritionist is a far more feasible option. S/he will give you practical advice on how you can take simple steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

At Ranka Hospital we believe that food is one of the strongest forms of medicine. Medical nutritional therapy is an integral part of our care process. We use it to both treat and prevent disease.

With medical nutritional therapy, we try and keep lifestyle diseases at bay. Lifestyle diseases can range from diabetes to hypertension to heart disease, kidney problems, obesity, osteoporosis, malnutrition, cancers etc. We also use this therapy during our pre and post operative care. It helps keep away infection and accelerates the recovery process.

Not only do we assess our patients’ nutrition, we even have an OPD for dietetic consultation. So the next time you have the urge to change your diet, walk into Ranka Hospital and find out how to make the right changes. Remember, ‘Every time you eat you are either fighting disease or feeding it!’