Some Diet Myths Busted @ HelloMeets Health Meetup

We at HelloMeets recently organised a meetup on The Ultimate Nutrition Guide to Women’s Health with Tina Sapra, Dietician & Founder of Doctor Diet& Avni Kaul, Senior Nutritionist at Fitness First. This was the first meetup of a new series that we’ve begun this year called HelloWellness.

In this series, we’re focusing on health and general wellbeing of an individual.

The discussion at the day of the meetup began with everyone’s introduction and some Q&As with the audience. The most common thing that we all ended up discussing was the fact that there are so many theories and different view points regarding nutrition, that it becomes almost impossible for some one to understand what is essentially important for their health.

Here are some key takeaways from the event:

  • The Indian diet specifically requires food supplements

Generally speaking, the Indian diet consists of vegetarian food and we all know that the quality of the vegetables that we get these days, lacks the required nutrition. Hence, it becomes important for us to include supplements like- Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, B12, Omega 3 in our diet

  • Flax seeds are a great source of Omega for the body. They can be roasted or grounded before intake
  • The best way to lose weight is to use a combination of exercise and diet. Diets like the Keto diet, GM diet are only short term solutions with repercussions
  • An individual should have atleast 2–3 litres of water daily
  • One should not eat post 7 pm —

We’ve all heard this many times and even try to follow it. But what we fail to understand is that this is applicable for people who sleep at 10 pm. If you’re someone who sleeps late in the night, then this is not for you!

Even if you eat by 7 pm and sleep late, try and eat something (roasted nuts or some roasted seeds like Flax, Sesame)

  • Stick to a workout regime that you can easily follow. Choose an exercise that you love — be it cycling, dancing, running etc. That way you’ll be able to push yourself and do it even on days when you don’t feel like, because you’ve chosen what you love
  • A lot of people nowadays have intolerences & allergies to some foods. It’s important to identify if you’re allergic or intolerant. An allergy may or may not be reversible but an intolerance can easy be reversed with proper nutrition and care

That’s all from our end!! Do leave in your comments below — We’d love to hear your thoughts about this piece

Also please share your suggestions about what kind of events you’d like to attend under the HelloWellness series! Email us at sahiba@hellomeets.com/ayushi@hellomeets.com