Editors posted on 31st August

The Right Weigh: These 6 Tried-And-Tested Dieticians Will Help You Take Charge Of Your Health

There are those that need dieticians after Diwali, a vacation, or a heavy wedding season and then there are those who have their nutritionists on speed dial – the perennial indulgers. Some get food plans to drop the excess pounds they’ve packed on, while others follow these as a healthy way of life.

While there must be a lot of other great nutritionists and dieticians in the city, this list only includes those tried-and-tested by the LBB crew.

Dr Karun Makhija

Also known as the ‘Miracle man,’ we know so many people who swear by him. Some have criticised him for encouraging meals like pizza and pasta dinners, but hey, if you’re super social or love food and are going to eat this stuff anyway, let him tell you how to eat it. Quantity control and satisfying cravings {so as to prevent over-indulgence}, his food plans work in every sense of the word. Most of the lazy lot might love the fact that he doesn’t insist on exercise {from a weight loss perspective}.

Fee: INR 2,500 per session

Clinic closed on: Tuesday

Tapasya R Mundhra

Encouraging a way of life and not a diet plan, she literally looks after your entire body and well being. We’ve seen her products – not only do they help drop the excess weight, they make your hair and skin radiate a healthy glow. She’ll keep a track on your meals at all hours of the day, and make you drink some rather unfamiliar concoctions, but the food is simple, wholesome, and she just seems to get what the body needs. Her plans leave you feeling lighter and visibly healthier, and teaches one how to manage metabolism.

Fee: Starting at INR 8,ooo for monthly packages

Clinic closed on: Sunday

Dr Anjali Huda

An obesity management doctor who has previously worked with Fortis, Nehru Place, she provides easy to follow personalised programs at her clinic in GK 2. We’ve seen the results of her three month tie-in plan. After assessing any and all medication you might be on, she prescribes a simple, home food diet with options for meals, which are easy to follow and don’t leave you starving or craving more food. But she does stress on regular exercise in order to optimise the benefits of the plan.

Fee: INR 7,500 {single consultation fee} and INR 12,000 {one-month package}

Clinic closed on: Sunday & open till 2pm on Saturday

Sakshi Dhingra

A nutritionist who creates diet plans that are easy to follow, Sakshi Dhingra only includes products that are readily available in the local markets. Herbs like cinnamon, cloves, fruits and vegetables like apple, broccoli, spinach and papaya and also quinoa and double tonned milk are a part of Sakshi’s diet plans. She runs a clinic in Gurgaon called Shape Up and has had an average weight loss result of 4 kg per month.

Fee: 3,000 per month

Available for consultation on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; 11 am – 12 pm

Ishi Khosla

Having started the first of its kind health food company – Whole Foods, this lady is all about healthy living. She generally attends clients once a week, and sends you home with a food diary that you must maintain through the week, which she then assesses at the next meeting. She has also started an online weight management portal – The Weight Monitor, so her services are available to anyone who can’t get a one on one appointment or doesn’t have the time to meet with her personally.

Fee: The prices vary depending on health conditions {heart problems, diabetes etc} but the starting consultation fee is INR 2,000

Available on all days except Thursdays & Sundays

Kavita Devgan

With over 20 years of experience, Kavita offers a holistic wellness packages that includes weight loss regimes, diet changes and lifestyle recommendations. In most cases, she provides weekly consultations at her clinic and also reviews your progress after each week to ensure that you’re always on track. We recommend her because she’s patient, highly approachable {yes, on WhatsApp too!} and tries to work things around your schedule. She also writes for leading dailies like HT, The Hindu, DNA, Mint, has published a book endorsed by Kalki Koechlin and will be releasing her second book too in 2018.

Fee: INR 1,500 per session

Available for appointments only on Wednesday & Saturday