Weight and Watch

"I am a working woman, and a mother of two. I need the energy to multi-task and crash diets make me feel low," says Rashi Chugh, a banker, who strives to shed 15 kilos and has also decided to get personalised attention for the task. Specific diet plans that suit her working hours and constant encouragement have helped her get back into her old pair of jeans.

More and more people here are now walking in for counselling. "We all know what's good for us, we just need reaffirmation," says city-based naturopath Sonia Dhiman, whose diet plans are guided by natural principles — no processed food, no refined oils and deep breathing for detox.

Dr Sandeep Jassal of Live Life More, a lifestyle management clinic in the city, feels that stress, long hours at work, sedentary lifestyle and fast food take a toll. "Diabetes, blood pressure, joint pains and obesity — Punjabis are at a high risk,'' he says, adding, "Only a customised diet and nutrition programme can help."

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