World IVF Day: Things first-time parents should know

“In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a long and tiring process that includes a series of doctor visits. As part of the same, the first step for an IVF  patient is to get the hormones injected which help in producing multiple eggs instead of just one. Before the retrieval process, however, the patient is administered a series of injections that help ripen the egg and kickstart the ovulation process begins,” said Dr Nishi Singh, HOD of the Department of Infertility & IVF at Prime IVF Center. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price According to Dr Singh,...

How does gapping meals impact your metabolism?

Eating habits or scheduling meals in a day is a subjective choice and differs from person to person. While diet plans may differ, there are preconceived notions regarding healthy eating habits and the required gap between each meal. There are two major schools of thought: “Eating three or fewer large meals a day” or “eating frequent yet smaller portions in a day.” The meal frequency is often considered a catalyst for weight loss and is believed to influence the amount of weight a person sheds or keeps. There have been suggestions in conventional dietary knowledge that eating frequent and controlled...

Simple lifestyle changes that will help lose belly fat

Maintaining a trim waistline will benefit you in more ways than one. It can help you live longer by reducing the chances of getting heart disease, diabetes, and, in some cases, even cancer. Abdominal fat, also termed visceral fat, is the fat that is stored deep beneath the muscle in the belly, around organs such as the liver, intestines, and stomach. The reasons for the accumulation of this fat may be many — poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Additionally, insulin resistance, hormonal abnormalities, and most importantly, a sedentary lifestyle also contribute to the same. But, to lose this...

Starve and hunger: Know the difference

Ever wondered why you don’t feel full even after eating? Or that you feel hungrier after eating? This is because we often confuse ‘hunger’ with ‘starve’, Dr Rohini Patil, nutritionist and founder of Nutracy Lifestyle, pointed out. “Hunger is the feeling of being hungry. Starving, on the other hand, is when a person has lost all sense of hunger and even though they are eating, they don’t feel satisfied. When you are hungry, it’s because your body needs food. When you are starving, it’s because your body can’t process or store enough food,” explained Dr Patil. She further highlighted that...