What to look for in a Healthy Weight Loss Diet Program -8 Tips

What to look for in a Healthy Weight Loss Diet Program - 8 Tips

By Shalini Singhal  on: 29 December 2017
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People spend a lot of money each year on weight loss programs and products, and yet obesity rates continue to increase. People are being fooled in the name of weight loss with slimming powders, herbs,supplements, decoctions and the web is full of these. With so many options available, how can you choose the right weight loss program that will help you lose weight safely and keep it off ? To make it simpler, we’ve put together a list of key program elements to look for.

8 questions you need to ask yourself before seeking advice of a dietitian / nutritionist / health coach for WEIGHT LOSS 

  • Will I lose weight healthily?

 Wouldn’t it be better to seek help for weight loss / obesity related disorders  which is based on wholesome diets with interesting food options rather than a pill as breakfast, a drink with some powder for lunch and a decoction for dinner after a boring Soup.


  • Hope I won’t develop any deficiencies ?

 Do you trust a diet program for weight loss or health  betterment which needs to put you on multivitamin tablets or injections so that after following the so called 'DIET' , you do not develop any deficiencies? Beware of counsellors who plan diets which are low in ‘protein’ or ‘essential fats or extremely low carbohydrate diets trying to justify that foods rich in them do not ‘suit’ you.

You should look for a dietitian who counsels you towards a genuinely healthy diet regime so that you need not have to put yourself on mulitvitamins during the program.


  • Will I improve on my stamina and have a toned body alongwith weight loss ?

Would you like to take up a weight loss diet program with any DIET EXPERT who asks you NOT to exercise/ Gym else weight will get stuck  ? This is bizarre ? Good and regular exercise are an essential part of a wellness program. It helps improve metabolism, stamina and makes you gain lean body mass and shed fat. You should aim fat loss and not a reduction on muscle mass

  • Will a Quick Fix Solution or  Short Cut help ?

Would you like to join a 'Dietician' or health expert who claims to make you lose 10 kgs in just 1 MONTH ( this weight took you 2-3 years atleast to pile up ) ? You would find videos or health articles on the internet and social media  which claim to make you lose 10 kilos in a month and 5 kilos in a week. Should you trust them ? Absolutely not. Weight loss varies from person to person and such claims have no basis and are probably using very short term measures which aren’t scientifically proven.


  • How sustainable will be the diet program ?

Would you like to seek counselling from a Nutritionist who claims that your weight will never come back after completion of the diet program ? Is this real?  No, it can only happen if you continue to follow a healthy regime and do not go back to your faulty eating habits. If weight loss is being done with a good, healthy diet regime clubbed with exercise and behaviour modification, weight loss would be sustainable


  • How enjoyable would be my weight loss journey ? Will it be too heavy on my pocket ?

Would you enjoy following diet plans which make you order some fancy health food online or keep running to expensive food stores ? Would you not enjoy a diet planned on the basis of your staple food ? Whats the point having quinoa when you have very nutritious home grown millets in our country ? Whats the need to have  ‘lettuce ‘ when you have methi, bathua, mustard greens in plenty in the local market. Why buy expensive ‘avocadoes’ when you get all benefits from local seeds and seed oils.

  • Just to shed few kilos quickly ,should I go in for a Crash ,Crappy Junk Food Diet ?

Would you also wish to take a program which makes you shed 8 to 10 kgs in a month because you only had 1 Apple, 1 Burger ( Junk)  , 1 -2 cup green tea and chewing gums to curb hunger the whole day ? How healthy is this ? Seriously , do you think you can risk your own inner health for few kilos of weight loss ?

  • Do I actually need weight loss ?

And what if you are mislead to believe that you need to be 50 kilos weight without even bothering to ask what your height is. To calculate ideal body weight - age, height, physiological status,etc all need to be considered. Also there is no benefit in shedding Lean Body mass / muscle mass to lose weight. What you lose should only be ‘fat’ and ‘excess water’


Would you like to be driven away by FALSE PROMISES , QUICK FIX Solutions which are not going to help you in the long run. Please click on the link below to enrol in a  SCIENTIFIC, TRIED , TESTED , TAILORED DIET PLANS FOR WEIGHT LOSS & HEALTH  BETTERMENT .

Do look into the credentials , qualifications , experience and the general feedback of the Expert Dietician/ Dietitian/ Nutritionist you are consulting.


.......................................................................................................Dr.Shalini Singhal







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Chief Nutritionist in Delhi NCR, India 

Dr. Shalini Singhal (Dietician & Nutritionist in Dwarka, Delhi NCR, India) is a Doctorate and PG Gold Medalist in Nutrition, an eminent healthcare professional with over 20 years experience in Nutrition Solutions Industry. Dr. Shalini Singhal brings in expertise from the world's best,scientifically proven and WHO endorsed wellness programs from USA, Pritikin Longevity Centre and also from other reknowned slimming & fitness companies like VLCC Health Care Ltd. She has headed Pritikin India and VLCC Nutri Diet Clinic and other Wellness Projects and spearheaded R&D initiatives in the field for several years. She has extensive experience of handling people who desire to lose weight and who have other associated problems. Her endeavors are focussed towards providing the most advanced and scientifically proven diet therapy for weight & disease management.Dr. Shalini Singhal (Dietician & Nutritionist  in Dwarka, Delhi NCR, India) has been an Educator and Trainer for dieticians and nutritionists pan India. She has written and published several original and review articles in various national and international journals on health, diet & nutrition. She has been participating in various conferences and is the Panelist of Nutrition & Wellness Club of various public schools in New Delhi NCR, India. Dr. Shalini Singhal has been promoting lifestyle modification programs for health and wellness at various events in schools in Dwarka & Gurgaon, colleges, clubs and corporate houses.
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