In Health Tips On 11 April 2016
BENEFITS OF ABOUT GREEN TEA About Green Tea- Green tea originates from China. Green tea has been shown tostimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate. Research documented provides many benefits of green teasuch as lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure, lower stress hormone levels, weight loss, contains anti-cancer properties. Benefits of Green Tea 1. Lose Weight with a Delicious cup of Green Tea every day- Green tea polyphenols can boost up the metabolic rate. 5 cups per day would burn up extra 70-80 calories. Green tea catechins and EGCG (epigallochatchin gallate) can help to reduce body fat by preventing movement of glucose into fat cells. To get the benefits you can drink a cup of green tea with each meal. 2. Green tea improves exercising capacity- Green tea catechins and polyphenols stimulate the burning of fatty acids. Subsequently, this process decreases the rate of burning of carbohydrates getting more ability to exercise for longer period. 3. Lower Cholesterol Levels with Drinking Green tea- Green tea lowers bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and improves good HDL cholesterol. 201CFlavonoids 201D which are powerful antioxidants lowering bad cholesterol naturally.
In Health Tips On 17 April 2016
What is diabetes? Types of Diabetes & Symptoms-By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) According to International Diabetes federation by 2025 India is going to be the capital of diabetes world population. Currently upto 11% of the India's population and 3% of the rural population above the age of 15 have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Types of Diabetes- Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and is usually diagnosed in childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are older than age 20. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. It was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes - The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. In this type of diabetes either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women. Symptoms 1. Always tired: Due to inefficiency of the cell to metabolize glucose, reserve fat of body is metabolized to gain energy. When fat is broken down in the body, it uses more energy as compared to glucose; hence body goes in negative calorie effect, which results in fatigue. 2. Frequent Urination: Increase in urine production is due to excess glucose present in body. Body gets rid of the extra sugar in the blood by excreting it through urine. 3. Weight loss: Factors like loss of water, metabolism of body fat and protein may lead to weight loss. Few cases may show weight gain due to increased appetite. 4. Always thirsty: Concentration of glucose increases in the blood, brain receives signal for diluting it and we feel thirsty. 5. Poor wound healing: High blood sugar resists production of WBC, (white blood cell) which are responsible for body immune system. When these cells do not function accordingly, wound healing is not at good pace. 6. Always Hungry: In order to cope up with high sugar levels in blood, body produces insulin which leads to increased hunger. 7. Infections : Because of the fluctuation in blood sugar the body gives few signals by frequent infections 8. Blurry vision: Due to high glucose levels body fluid is pulled out of tissues including lenses of the eye, which affects its ability to focus, resulting blurry vision. If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.
In Health Tips On 05 May 2016
4 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower- By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 1. Lose weight- A number of studies by many researchers have confirmed that just by eating slower, you will consume fewer calories in fact, enough to lose 20 pounds a year without doing anything different or eating anything different. The reason is that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register that we are full. If we eat fast, we can continue eating past the point where we are full. 2. Enjoy your food- It's hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quickly. Make your meals a gastronomic pleasure, not a thing you do rushed, between stressful events. 3. Better digestion- If you eat slower, you will chew your food better, which leads to better digestion. This can help lead to fewer digestive problems. 4. Less stress- Eating slowly, and paying attention to our eating, can be a great form of relaxing. When you eat, you should eat. This kind of mindfulness, I believe, will lead to a less stressful life, and long-term happiness. Eating quickly leads to poor digestion, increased weight gain, and lower satisfaction. The message is clear: Slow down your eating and enjoy improved health and well-being. Article written by Best Dietician in Bandra, Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi
In Health Tips On 05 May 2016
What is fatty liver? Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the build-up of excess fat in the liver. While its normal to have some fat in your liver for its regular functioning, when fat makes up at least 5% of the liver its termed as fatty liver. Fatty liver can be a completely benign (Not harmful) condition and usually does not lead to liver damage. However, once there is a build-up of simple fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to further injury, which may result in inflammation and scarring of the liver. Causes of fatty liver include: 1. Alcoholism- Most common cause 2. Obesity 3. Hyperlipidemia, or high levels of fats in the blood 4. Diabetes 5. Genetic inheritance 6. Rapid weight loss 7. Side effect of certain medications, including aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, and tetracycline.
In Health Tips On 09 May 2016
Nutrient of the day: Calcium 1. Calcium is one of the most important and abundant minerals in the human body. It plays an important role in the development and maintenance of the bones. Calcium is also needed in tooth formation and is important in some other body functions too. Calcium performs a number of basic functions in your body. 2. Your body uses 99 percent of its calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong, thereby supporting skeletal structure and function. The rest of the calcium in your body plays key roles in cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. 3. Dairy products are the major source of calcium. Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, legumes, nuts, and whole grains provide calcium but in smaller amounts than dairy products. 4. If we do not have enough calcium in our diets to keep our bodies functioning, calcium is removed from where it is stored in our bones. Over time, this causes our bones to grow weaker and may lead to osteoporosis as a disorder in which bones become very fragile.
In Health Tips On 23 May 2016
6 Health Benefits of Fiber What is Fiber? Fiber is a wonder boon as it has so many health benefits, but I am addressing a few of them. It is an important component of a Healthy Diet. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. Types of Fiber: There are two types of fibers- A. Soluble and, B. Insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance. It is found in oats, citrus fruits, vegetables, barley, apple, bananas. Insoluble Fiber binds with water to swell in size. These are found in the bran layer of grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. Six Health Benefits of Fiber- 1. Fiber improves digestive health prevents & relieves constipation and helps to keep our colon healthy. 2. Fiber prevents weight gain. Right intake of Fiber helps to stop our weight gain. 3. A healthy heart. keeps our heart Healthy and wise. 4. Keeps our skin Healthy. 5. Fiber lowers your cholesterol. 6. If you have diabetes, having the right amount of fiber will help you to enjoy a variety of foods as fiber manages blood sugar levels effectively.
In Health Tips On 23 May 2016
Hangover A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to have a hangover the next day. But there's no magic formula to tell you how much you can safely drink yet still avoid a hangover. However unpleasant, most hangovers go away on their own within 24 hours. If you choose to drink alcohol, doing so responsibly can help you avoid future hangovers. Alcoholic beverages contain ingredients called congeners which give many types of alcoholic beverages their flavor and which can contribute to hangovers. Congeners are found in larger amounts in dark liquors, such as brandy and whiskey, than in clear liquors, such as vodka and gin From pulling your hair to drinking sauerkraut juice, home remedies for hangovers abound. Pharmacy shelves are often stocked with hangover remedies as well. But in the end, time is the only sure cure. Here are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better in the meantime: Fill your water bottle. Sip water or fruit juice to prevent dehydration. Resist any temptation to treat your hangover with more alcohol. It'll only make you feel worse. Be careful with caffeinated beverages, too. Caffeine acts as a diuretic, which may increase dehydration. Additionally, caffeinated beverages may make you think you're alert when you're really not. Have a snack. Bland foods, such as toast and crackers, may boost your blood sugar and settle your stomach. Foods and drinks that contain fructose, such as honey or fruit juice, may help your body burn the alcohol faster. Take a pain reliever. An over-the-counter pain reliever may ease your headache. But there are a few caveats. Aspirin can irritate your stomach. And if you sometimes drink alcohol too excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage. Go back to bed. If you sleep long enough, your hangover may be gone when you awake.
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
10 Steps to Prevent Heart Diseases-: 1. Have control on your portion size. 2. Consume more vegetables & Fruits. 3.Reduce unhealthy fats like Saturated & hydrogenated vegetable oils, cheese, Butter, Margarine, Palm oil. 4.Reduce Sodium intake in food by avoiding table salt, salt & seasonings. 5. Have more Fiber Rich Food Whole Grain cereals, pulses, sprouts, Fruits, vegetables, nuts & dry fruits. 6. Quit Smoking. 7. Manage stress. 8. Maintain a healthy weight. 9. Have salads. 10. Have Home cooked food more often. Note: People who consume a healthy diet with regular physical activity have a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
How to Get Flat Abs in the kitchen- By help of Famous Dietitian Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Every person hitting the gym for an exhaustive workout has the goal of getting into 6 pack Abs or flaunting one. The Human body has well toned muscles, however, its the layer of fat which causes the muscles to hide. Thus fat loss is the biggest concern. Daily diet contributes to 70% and workout contributes to about 30% towards your fitness. What you eat in 23 hours is more important than banking on that 1 hour spent for a workout. Having said that the role of diet is very clear, however your workout is also an important aspect as 30% missing cannot complete 100% fitness goal
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments by Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Clinical Nutritionist in Mumbai Arthritis means Joint inflammation caused due to stiffness, swelling, pain in the joints. People from all the ages, sexes, races can and do have arthritis. The most common type of Arthritis is A. Osteoarthritis and B. Rheumatoid. Best food for Arthritis- 1. Low Fat Diary products like Milk, Yogurt, and cheese are packed with calcium and vitamin, both are found to increase bone strength. 2. Have oily Fish like Tuna, Salmon, sardines for Arthritis. Having marine life for your meal could calm arthritis- Inflammation. 3. Onion, Garlic, Leeks have been proven to fight inflammations. 4. Have unsalted nuts & seeds. 5. Have fresh fruits, especially pineapples, cherries, oranges, kiwi fruits, berries. 6. Have fresh vegetables like carrots, beets, and zucchini. 7. Whole grain cereals. There are few types of food to be avoided during Arthritis which can worsen Arthritis symptoms- Aerated Beverages, Eggplants, Caffeine, Read meat (Fatty meat), Tomatoes, Whole fat milk, Junk food, Alcohol, Food with high sugar Exercise- It was thought that people with arthritis should not exercise because it would damage their joints, when the arthritis is under control people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise, without hurting their joints. It can give you more energy, help you sleep better, control your weight, make your bones and muscles stronger, decrease fatigue, If you have arthritis, you have more reasons to exercise: Keep your joints from becoming too stiff. Keep the muscles around your joints strong. Keep bone and cartilage tissue strong and healthy. Improve your overall fitness. What happens without exercise? If you don't exercise, your muscles become smaller and weaker, and your bones can become more brittle. Many people with arthritis keep their joints in a bent position because it's more comfortable. If the joints stay in one position for too long (without movement) they can become stuck in that position. If this happens, you may even lose the use of those joints. Exercise moves these joints and helps keep them as flexible as possible.
In Health Tips On 28 May 2016
13 Health Benefits Of Eating Salad- By Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 13 Health Benefits Of Eating Salad are given below- 1. Salad contains various types of Vitamins, calcium, folic acids, fiber that helps to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart diseases. 2. Salad helps in improving digestive health. 3. Eating salads is a great way to increase your vegetable intake and vegetables contain anti-oxidants which helps in boosting immune system. 4. Raw Foods in salads means no loss of vitamins and minerals due to cooking- When you are eating uncooked foods you are giving your body the maximum vitamins and nutrients available in various foods. 5. Almost every salad is fat-free and good for the skin and health. 6. Salad can increase your hydration level most veggies are majority water, so when you eat them you naturally hydrate your body. 7. Salads are low in calories, so eating salads instead of fatty foods helps you slim down your waist. 8. Eating salads helps to reduce cravings, for other fatty Foods. 9. Initially, eating a small amount of salad before a meal will help to prevent over-eating. 10. It works great for the persons with diabetes and Vegetable salads keep weight down. 11. Sprouted salads keep your nails strong and hair lustrous. 12. Salads keep the diseases away from our body. 13. Green salads are extremely low in calories and help to regulate metabolism in the body. The Above article is written by Best dietician in Bandra, Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Clinical Nutritionist in South Mumbai Charni Road for Weight loss, weight Gain, PCOS, Obesity and other diets of all Diseases.
In Best Tips On 09 February 2017
Right Diet for Students during Exam Time- By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Our school and college days play a vital role in our lives and the exam time is the most dreaded part of the year. Our parents tend to take special care of our health at this time as they don't want to us to get down with some sickness and not give our best in exams. Research has proved that the food we eat directly affects our performance in exams. There are some food items that have to be taken and many that have to be avoided at this time. DOs 1. Drink lot of water and drinks that make your body cool as studying late into the night will increase the body heat. 2. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits. 3. Almonds, other nuts and sprouts are a must in your diet. 4. Try Having Mixed Balance Diet- Moderate CHO, High protein with essential fats, this will help you to be more alert and avoid sleepiness during studies. 5. Include good quality proteins like Fish, Eggs, Milk products, Sprouts etc. 6. Munch Fruits and Vegetables in between as to keep going for long hours. Don't 1. Avoid outside food till the end of exams. 2. Junk food and oily food slows down your body, so avoid it. 3. Do not take too much of coffee and tea for staying awake as they can cause acidity and heat burn. 4. Do not forget any meals but eat only for half your appetite or we will feel sleepy. 5. Avoid long gaps between meals. 6. Don't try any new meals. These food habits are to be followed on a regular basis, but if it is not possible make sure it is followed during the exam time.
In Health Tips On 14 February 2017
Right Diet along with Daily Exercises would keep PCOS at Bay- By PCOS Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Mumbai Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the most common diseases that are faced by the women of today and the major reason for this is the lack of healthy balanced diet. PCOS is a disease that prevails most commonly in obese or over-weight women. Women with PCOS have higher level of insulins than normal and this causes your ovaries to produce excess androgens. The PCOS diet consists of food high in fibre and protein. High fibre food can help combat insulin resistance by slowing down digestion and reducing the effect of sugar on the blood. High fibre food includes beans, lentils, leafy vegetables, almonds and sweet potatoes. Lean protein plays a crucial part in the PCOS diet as it ensures that it is filling and is a health dietary option for women. Lean Protein is concentrated in food such as tofu, chicken and fish. The diet should also include food reducing inflammation such as tomatoes, kale, spinach and almonds and olive oil. There are certain food items that should be avoided if you have PCOS. They include foods with refined carbohydrates such as white bread, snacks and drinks with high sugar levels and inflammatory food such as red meat. PCOS like many other diseases is positive to proactive lifestyle. Weight loss dieticians state that a healthy diet along with daily exercises would keep PCOS at bay. To know more details, call us on 9869192070 / 7678050636 / 69961000 / 40101797 Dietician Geetanjali AHuja (Mengi)
In Best Tips On 21 February 2017
Role of Dietician in todays time- Best Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) With the whole world running towards a fitter and healthier tomorrow, dietitians and nutritionists have become sudden super stars. There are many nutritional clinics that are cropping up in every corner of our country and claim to change our lifestyle and us for the better. These clinics are supremely attractive for all those who would love to lose their weight and look trim as they offer a number of effective programs. 1. Junk food and fast food has become a way of life for most of us, but the past few years have seen an adverse change in lifestyle by many. The awareness for healthy eating is spreading like wildfire and thousands of people are changing their eating habits for the better every day. 2. Diet is something that differs for every individual. It is not advisable to download some diet plan from the internet and follow it without any guidance. 3. Every one of us have different metabolism, lifestyle, calorie requirement and activity level. All these factors have to be analysed in depth before a diet plan is drawn out. This shows the importance of a professional dietitian or a clinical nutritionist. 4. Sometimes even if the conditions for two people are similar their diet plans might vary according to the environment they belong to. It is always advisable to eat food that is cultivated in your ecosystem. Hence a professional, well experienced dietitian is a must when we start a diet. 5. Today, well certified online nutritionists are present who can help us have a personalised diet plan after analysing our body requirements and medical history. 6. Eating healthy is not a standard plan for all. We should eat right. Hence it is essential for us to take help from qualified people and make ourselves fit and healthy Article Purely Written by #Dietician #Dietitain Geetanjali Ahuja #DietExpert in Bandra #Mumbai
In Expert Diet Tips On 03 March 2017
Dont make Stomach DUSTBIN-By Dietitian in Khar Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Dont make stomach your DUSTBIN Eat till you are full is an age old practice, BUT Eat till you are HALF FULL, is modern mantra. Eating should be to satisfy the mind and not the heart. To eat mindfully, pick your food as per your fist and not to feast. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full, so eat slowly. Bigger the better is an old school of thought- eat in smaller portions by picking smaller plates. Eating to finish the food is a popular practice in every household especially the ladies of the clan practice it. Anything in excess is harmful and so is the food. Extra should be given away as the stomach is a food bin not a dustbin. Dustbin can be changed frequently, but food bin stomach is a bin for life so take care THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU EAT ONCE
In Best dietician Mumbai On 06 March 2017
PCOS common as cold these days- By Clinical Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) has become as common as common cold these days. It affects at least one in every ten women aging towards puberty. PCOS is an aftermath of a hormonal imbalance in women wherein the testosterone levels shoots up in the body causing an array of symptomatic reactions. A woman with PCOS is prone to weight gain, pelvic pain, acne, depression and irregular menstrual cycles. But thats only as far as the horror factors go. Firstly, like I have mentioned before, PCOS has become indescribably common among women of a certain age these days. Secondly, with a treatment, proper diet and exercise schedule, PCOS is quite curable. Here are a few tips and tricks for you to keep in mind and compile them with your treatment to stay several steps ahead of PCOS. PCOS and #weightgain. Between PCOS and body weight, its a long, enticing affair that takes place. PCOS makes it difficult for the body to use insulin; a hormone that is responsible for converting food starch into energy. As a result, your body becomes insulin resistant, and stores up the energy as fat instead of burning it out. High insulin levels make it a troublesome affair to maintain a manageable weight. Pcosdiet tips that work wonders with PCOS Carbohydrates are one of those food components that really make your insulin levels tick. But not all carbs are the bad guys. Its the simple carbs that you need to watch out for. Even if you gulp down foods with the same amount of carbohydrate, the effect they will have on your insulin level will vary depending on the type of carb that you have consumed. So, it helps to stay wide awake every time you go grocery shopping. Make a few necessary tweaks to your grocery list and consumption pattern, and before you know your PCOS will be an ancient thing in the past. Next time you go to the departmental store, make sure you pick whole grains over multi-grains. You could switch from cornflakes to wheat flakes or oatmeal as far as breakfast is concerned. Heres another small fix you can pull. Swap your white bread with its brown counterpart and do the same with your rice. Its always more advisable (and beneficial) to eat whole fruits instead of drinking canned juices. And, most importantly let not those fat-free levels laugh it off at you; they are secretly loaded with a truck full of sugar. To further fine tune your PCOS diet; build up on smart snacking habits. Open a packet of unsalted peanuts rather than salted potato chips. Having a tantrum with the sweet tooth? Smoothen it out with tidbits of dark chocolate. Rely on water (and water alone) to quench your thirst. Choose this essential and harmless liquid to curb down your soda and soft drink pangs entirely. Eating a little consciously can take you a long way to get rid of PCOS. Top up your dietary efforts with your regular exercise alongside your treatment, and theres no reason why your hormones wont fall into place along with your life.
In Best dietician Mumbai On 09 March 2017
Daily Dose of Brain Boosters- Dietitian in Warden Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Brain is a very powerful machine which controls our thoughts, moment, and sensation. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behaviour. Lying in its bony shell and washed by protective fluid, the brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. The brain is the crown jewel of the human body. Brain is constantly working, even when we sleep. You can boost your brain power at any age. If you are feeling forgetful, it can be many reasons like lack of 7-8 hours sleep, lifestyle and other environmental factors, but at the same Right food plays a very important role in brain health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. Best Foods for the Brain- Almonds Walnuts Flax seeds Peanuts Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Melon seeds Oily fish Green, Leafy Vegetables Broccoli Whole grains, cereals and pulses Berries like blueberries Dark Chocolate Red wine Virgin olive oil
In Best dietician Mumbai On 12 March 2017
Read the Food Label Food labels tell you the nutritional content of a food item. You can compare two different items by using the Nutrition Facts label to choose the healthier option. Use the nutrition Facts label to compare food choices. The example above shows two soup options. The Nutrition Facts labels show us that the reduced-sodium vegetable soup has less sodium per serving than the original vegetable soup -- in this case half the amount. This makes the reduced-sodium vegetable soup the healthier choice, as long as the serving sizes are about the same size.
In Best Tips On 22 March 2017
Why should you Avoid Late Dinner? By Dietician in Nepean Sea Road South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Why should you Avoid Late Dinner? Indian food is a boon to someone who wants to improve the metabolism. Indian ways of eating food is also an advantage because ancient Indians used to eat very timely meals. The meals used to be balanced with carbohydrates, proteins and fats so there was hardly any imbalance of nutrients. This imbalance of nutrients is the major cause of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Being away from native food and food habits is a major mistake that people do. In 1900s, Indians were much healthy than today, though with less medical assistance the life expectancy was low but with right food at the right time helped them survive without any life threatening diseases. Today we are fighting obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other major diseases as a result of fad diets, sedentary lifestyle. Weight loss is a priority in everyones life now a days. There are very few individuals who are appropriate to their height and weight. Timing of dinner differs for everyone. Therefore it leads to the above health issues so, here are some of the reasons why you should avoid late dinner. - The body is like a well-oiled machine. It needs fuel to perform all the functions of the body. - Human body is designed to work in a circadian rhythm, where it burns a lot of calories in the first half of the day and in the later half it slows down. Thus one should eat more in the mornings all throughout and have very light meals from evening to night. - Late dinners may lead to stomach disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerates colitis, pancreatitis and so on. If you can't avoid late night dinner then have a lighter meal high on proteins and fibre which helps to stay full throughout the night. Some stew with beans or egg whites, Stir fry veggies with low fat paneer or Tofu or minced chicken or steamed fish can be eaten to avoid binging on food late night.
In Best Tips On 31 May 2017
Harmful Effects of Self Dieting- Meet Dietician in Grant Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Weight loss has become a challenging aspect of human life. As we have adopted the modern lifestyle the threat of gaining weight looms over our head even more than the previous generations. Finding ways to shed some weight is very common, but deciding on the diet part without knowing or understanding the basics of nutrition science is dangerous. Here are some of the harmful effects of self dieting Starvation mode: Most of the people think that if they eat less they will lose weight which is a myth. You have to eat enough to survive through the day. Once less calories are consumed the body starts getting into starvation mode and it keeps storing essential nutrients more than usual making you look bulky. Slowed metabolism will bring back all the lost weight as you start eating normally. Muscle atrophy: Starvation diets make you loose muscles and all the weight that you lose is only water weight. Losing muscles is the biggest loss of body. Because muscles give tone to the body. Once there is muscle atrophy, your body will look saggy. Even if you look leaner, without toning the body, you will look older. This is one of the major side effects of doing self dieting. Loss of menstrual cycle: If women go on starvation diet, it may result in the loss of menstrual cycle. hair Loss, osteoporosis and other major physical problems. Lack of awareness: It is so important to understand the difference between good and bad carbohydrates. Less carbohydrates lead to less energy and weakness. Only professional intervention for nutrition will result in appropriate weight loss. Fibre Intake: The intake of fibre is very essential for smooth bowel movement. Sometimes in self dieting you may deprive yourself of fibre, resulting in constipation.