By Madhulika Gandhi  on: 24 October 2017
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I am sure that you will want to argue with me saying that you buy only fat free products and never compromise on the health of your family. But allow me to clear this misconception. Sugar , artificial ingredients and chemicals are often used to replace the flavour that is lost when fat is removed . 

FAT FREE DOES NOT MEAN CALORIE FREE. So all so called fat free , light, low fat , reduced fat products are still loaded with calories( mostly with more carbs) which directly target your insulin. But the greater concern with insulin is not the spike or rise but the drop that follows a spike which leaves us feeling tired and hungry and wanting to eat more. Unfortunately the drop , makes us want to eat something else with high sugar content. And when we do so , the cycle starts all over again .The chemicals they use create a hormonal imbalance , and in fact , makes losing weight much more difficult for us !

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 Dietician Madhulika Gandhi, a nutritionist in salt lake Kolkata believes that taking care of the body is very important as it is the only place one lives in . Staying  healthy and fit, will automatically make  a person  more confident, happy and independent. It will shape him  and his life life. Eat well be well eat better feel better. Madhulika  graduated  from st. xaviers college kolkata, and then became a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of chartered accountants of india . But her consciousness towards health and fitness was so much that out of passion and interest  she took up a course on dietetics and nutrition  in VLCC Institute there after. she enjoyed the course so much because it taught her good food, good health and good nutrition is the key to overall wellbeing. she stood first in all her semesters, it was so interesting  that she professionally took it forward and specialised in weight management .
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