Dt. Sonal Mehta

Best Nutritionist/ Dietician in Hubli, Karnataka, Hubli, India

http://sonalmehta.zest.md

About Me

If staying healthy,staying trim,getting your body to work at its optimum has never been optional, then this is an adress for you.I will change your concept of weight loss and dieting. My diet clinic will help you modify your lifestyle and is a remedy for better living.

It is not about weight loss its about 1. Eating smart, 2.Eating many more meals per day, 3. Eating right, 4.Being active, 5.Staying hydrated throughout the day.

My Diet Clinic will change the way you look at food and your own lifestyle forever.

I am Sonal Mehta Diet Counselor and Nutritionist with 5 years of experience and have consulted more than 1500 clients. 

I am Graduate, with distinction in Nutrition & Dietetics, from St Ann%u2019s college for women Hyderabad, and Post Graduate in Dietetics and Food Service Management from IGNOU and also a Life member of Indian Dietetic Association Bangalore Chapter. A full time Consultant, presently working with diet and diet related health problems like Underweight, Overweight, Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Gastric Problems, Cancer, etc. and has counseled many about a healthy lifestyle.

And working as freelance diet counselor in Hubli.

I conduct talks and presentations for various associations and for NGO's on topics of interest in health and nutrition. I have intrest to create consciousness among the people to stay healthy and stay fit, with my venture  %u201CFIRST STEP NUTRITION%u201Dand my online consultation through zest.md,Uclap,Dr.Lybrate.

More and more people are falling prey to crash diet programs available online and they are not aware of harmful effects of crash dieting and therefore i will counsel them through audio or video options online as i fell nutritional counselling is most important before we enroll them for any diet program.

In this fast-paced, high-stress society, where everything going online, why not the diet? My e clinic; Weight loss Diet Clinic of Dietitian Sonal Mehta helps you attain optimal health by personalised diet plans and motivating diet counselling sessions. Looking after your health today gives you a better health for tommorow!  

So if you are looking for a weight loss and wellness program in hubli Dharwad or in North karnataka region then do connect!! Not in these area, no problem! I provide online weight loss program and by registering on this eClinic you can get started.

NO Fad / Crash Diets, NO Starvations, No Gadgets and No Unsubstanciated claims! Sonal%u2019s diets aims at overall nutritional correction with comprehensive individual assessment,  with long term results and  benefits

You can view our reviews and experience of our clients who have successfully reduced weight through healthy weight loss diet charts. 

My clinic %u201CFIRST STEP NUTRITION%u201D provides nutrition care and counseling with health issues such as:

Obesity and underweight
Cardiac problems like hypertension, atherosclerosis (plaque formation in arteries), dyslipidemia or cases with high cholesterol levels
Diabetes both Type 1 and Type 2
Renal diseases like Renal failure, Kidney stones, Dialysis
Food allergies like Lactose intolerance
Liver diseases like liver cirrhosis, jaundice or hepatitis
Gout and osteoarthritis
All digestive disorders like Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer, Constipation, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, malabsorption syndrome
Anemia
Pregnancy and Lactation

 I believe that a little care to eat healthily, a little effort to exercise regularly and a couple of liters of water a day will keep most of today's diseases at bay

"It is your God given right to be Healthy, Wealthy and Beautiful - don't give it away!!".

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My Blogs

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    Infused water

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Hello, friends! I receive a lot of questions about the health benefits of infused waters, especially the nutritional value of each recipe. The truth is that the main health benefit of infused waters is HYDRATION. While you do gain some nutrition from each infused fruit, you do not ingest the same fiber, nutrients, and vitamins as you would when blending fruits/veggies and drinking them. In addition, measuring the exact nutritional density of infused waters is also difficult because of how long, at what temperature, and in what amount of water you infuse your ingredients. That being said, please don’t dismiss infused waters simply because they are not vitamin powerhouses. Hydration is absolutely critical to healthy functioning of your body and brain! Drinking ample water on a daily basis helps to: Transport nutrients and oxygen Protect your organs and keeps them functioning optimally Keep your skin looking young and soft (yay!) Regulate body temperature (important for staying warm during winter) Counter dehydration from coffee, alcohol, medications, and exercise Lubricate joints Energize muscles Keep your bowel movements regular Make you to feel full (and lose weight) Think more clearly What makes infused waters so great is that you are supplying your body with pure water that has been slightly flavored by fresh fruits and herbs, both of which naturally contain water! Infused waters are superior to “vitamin waters” that are made with artificial coloring and chemical vitamins and, of course, far superior to diet sodas that are loaded with caramel coloring and aspartame. Infused waters are also great for those of us who get bored of plain water, which sounds spoiled to say, but does happen if you are committed to drinking a lot of water every day.  

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    Detoxification

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Fasting ,an ancient way to detoxify your body and soul. The art of fasting is an ancient tradition practiced for thousands of years for curing illness of all kinds, rejuvenation, clarity and decision making, cleansing and strengthening. Have you noticed that when we are sick, our appetite diminishes? Similarly, when animals are ill, they lie down and do not eat or drink. Our innate wisdom does this so we can fight off germs and heal quickly. Energy goes towards healing our bodies instead of digesting food. This inherent clue has led our bodies towards restoring and maintaining health. Fasting also allows for our bodies enzyme systems to focus on detoxifying and breaking down toxins in the body quickly and efficiently without the job of heavy food digestion. During fasts, toxins are being circulated in the body in order for our organs to de arm them. Therefore, it is not always wise to detoxify quickly because a flood of toxins being released at once can cause serious distress to the body that can do more harm than good. Effective ways to fast Although the idea of missing one meal may put most of us in a state of misery, fasting does have many benefits for the body. Give your body a rest We take vacations, we have weekends off from work, we rest our tired bodies through sleep, and we “take a break” to rejuvenate from stress. One thing though that we hardly ever do, is take a break from food for longer lengths of time. Our digestive system is a very hard-working and busy system which requires high amounts of energy; in fact, the digestive system can even drain energy needed for healing, repair and general maintenance of the body. Therefore, it makes sense to give our digestive system a vacation once in awhile.  Fasting is a message to your body that you are embarking on a new beginning, flushing out the old and bringing in the new. Make a commitment for change! Fasting is the perfect way to introduce new healthy habits and foods into your life. It can give you that jump-start, boost clarity, and clear your body towards shifting things in a positive direction. If you have never fasted before, and would like to experience a fast, please have no fear. Fasting should be gentle and nurturing and can range from a one day fast to longer durations such as a week. More rigorous fasts such as a water-only fast should only be done by those who have experience with fasting and detoxification. A gentle fast is great way to start - without even having to go hungry. Here are some ideas to get you started: eating a raw food diet of fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts eating a “mono” diet of one food (for example a fruit or rice gruel consuming mineral-rich bone and vegetable broths drinking green smoothies drinking only fresh pressed vegetables/fruit juices eating salads exclusively eating kichadi ( a traditional Indian rice/vegetable dish full of healing herbs and spices) having an early dinner and refrain from food for a 16 hour period before eating breakfast

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    Healing wonders of SAFFORON

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Healing Wonders of SAFFRON: 1.Disease Prevention: Saffron contains the compounds crocin and crocetin that promote learning, memory retention, recall capacity, and are beneficial against fever,flu and cold. It protects the central nervous system from oxidative stress keepingAlzheimer’s and Parkinson’s at bay. It also helps in protecting against kidney, liver, and urinary bladder related diseases. 2.Anti Depressant: Saffron contains 5-hydroxytryptophan, which boosts blood flow to the brain, and produces serotonin, which helps in elevating the mood, reducingdepression and anxiety. 3.Digestive properties: Saffron improvesblood circulation in the digestive system, coats the membranes of stomach andcolon, soothing gastrointestinal colic andacidity. Saffron is considered as a blood purifier and anti convulsant  

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    LAUKI A WONDER VEGETABLE

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Lauki is known as nutritional guard of human body. Some of the benefits of lauki are: 1.Containing high potassium levels, lauki is an ideal vegetable for the hypertensive patients. 2.It is good for the digestive system as it is rich in water and fiber. 3.As it is alkaline in nature, it helps in curing urinary disorders. 4.As it is low in fat content and calorie, it is an ideal vegetable for people suffering from obesity. 5.Regular intake of lauki juice can help reduce both hunger and thirst, and keep you energized for a long time. 6.It helps to lighten skin complexion and bring back the glow to the skin. Bottle gourd juice helps in breaking down stones called calculus in the body.

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    Golden rules to boost BMR

    By: Sonal Mehta

    GOLDEN RULES TO BE FOLLOWED 1. Do not eat cereals such as wheat,rice, jowar, bajra, brown rice, oats, millets. 2.  Eat Legumes and Pulses such as chickpeas, green gram, lentils, beans. 3. Nuts and Seeds like walnuts, almonds, and flax seeds CAN BE TAKEN IN MODERATE QUANTITY 4. Beverages like water, green tea, soy milk, lime water, raw vegetables juices should be taken liberally. 5. Vegetables like bottle gourd (lauki),cluster beans(gauvar),capsicum, green tomatoes, karela should be taken. 6. Herbs, Spices, and aromatics like coriander, ginger, curry leaves, cumin seeds can be taken liberally. 7. Animal products such as Egg whites, fish, chicken, skimmed milk, buttermilk, and yogurt can be taken.

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    food interaction food and fruits

    By: Sonal Mehta

    . Fruit after a meal. Natural Hygienists have known for a long time that fruit doesn’t combine well with other foods. The reason is that fruit contains simple sugars that require no digestion. Thus, they will not stay for a long time in the stomach. Other foods, such as foods rich in fat, protein and starch, will stay in the stomach for a longer period of time because they require more digestion. So if you eat fruit after a meal, the fruit sugar will stay for too long in the stomach and ferment

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    Food interaction- milk and fruits

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Cereal or oatmeal with milk and orange juice. Acids in orange juice or any acid fruits destroy the enzyme that is responsible for digesting starches present in cereal. Also, acidic fruits or juices can curdle milk and turn it into a heavy mucus-forming substance. To keep your breakfast healthy, try having fruit or orange juice 30 min before the oatmeal. 

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    Food Fads and misbelieve in Diabetes

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Food Fads and misbelieve in Diabetes 1. You cannot eat rice if you are a diabetic: Both wheat and rice have a similar glycemic index which means that they raise the blood sugar level to the same extent. As long as you restrict the quantity, it does not matter what you eat. 2. You can fast if you are a Diabetic: Total fasting is not good especially if you are on insulin or hypoglycemic drugs. It causes acute complications of hypoglycemia which can be life threatening. 3. Carbohydrate should be restricted in Diabetes: It is now known that carbohydrate can provide 60 -65 % of total calories .Complex carbohydrate found in cereals ,pulses, green vegetables are known to improve insulin action but simple carbohydrate present in sugar,sweets,honey and jams can increase blood sugar level. TYPE OF CARBOHYDRATE CONSUMED IS MORE IMPORTANT.

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    Beauty Diet

    By: Sonal Mehta

    There are foods that you can include in your diet in order to improve your skin complexion but these foods cannot guarantee a clear skin. Like all holistic treatments, along with eating well, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle for lasting results. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Any imbalance in the body is manifested in the skin in the form of eruptions and rashes, or a lack or excess of oil. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals improves your complexion and reduces the severity of skin eruptions. These are some of the best foods to improve skin complexion: ·         Green, leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, collard greens ·         Dairy products: cheese, yogurt, milk ·         Protein foods: eggs, fish, meat Fruits also play a big role in a healthy diet. Fruits provide fiber along with vitamins and minerals. Fruits for improving skin complexion are fruits in the citrus family, watermelon, avocado, berries, papaya, cantaloupe and musk melons. You can sprinkle crushed nuts and seeds over your fruit platter to increase its nutritive value.

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    WEIGHT GAIN VS EXERCISE

    By: Sonal Mehta

    Weight Gain from Muscle vs. Fat The scale says nothing about your fitness level or body composition. As noted above, the scale can't tell you how much of your body weight is muscle versus fat, which means if your goal is to improve your fitness level, it's not the best tool for measuring improvements. If someone is trying to improve their fitness, they should ignore the scale and pay more attention to objective measurement tools like body composition to track their progress, While weighing yourself can be one way to track your progress, it shouldn't be the only way. And it certainly isn't worth obsessing over with daily weigh-ins. Don't forget, losing pounds on the scale does not mean that you are more fit%u2014it just means you are lighter, which doesn't mean much at all. And keep in mind that if you're exercising but gaining weight, it could be that your workouts are effective, but you need to get your diet in check to see weight loss results. (That's just one of the reasons you aren't losing belly fat.)  

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    16 Superfoods for Healthy Weight Gain

    By: Sonal Mehta

      16 Superfoods for Healthy Weight Gain The secret to healthy weight gain is increasing the amount of calorie intake with the help of healthy foods. Consuming extremely high-calorie foods that have absolutely no nutritional value does not health in healthy weight gain. Instead, it leads to poor fitness and increases fat mass in the body instead of lean muscle mass. Here are 16 potential superfoods that will help to gain weight in a healthy way. 1. EGGS                           6. MILK                            11. POTATO                         16.OATMEAL 2.LEAN MEAT                  7. BUTTER                      12.AVACADO 3.CHICKEN                      8. YOGURT                      13.OIL 4.FISHES                         9. CHEESE                       14 NUTS AND SEEDS 5.SHELL FISH                 10.BANANA                       15. SOYABEAN  

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