I was quite tensed and was unable to understand how would I handle my husbands diet after a Kidney transplant.
I was very nervous as I was reading too much online and was not able to understand where to start & how to start..
That’s when I realise that I would need a good clinical dietitian who can guide me and help me to ease my stress and anxiety.
I knew Meenu is good at her work as she helped my niece with her weight loss and PCOD issue.
When I met her and shared about my husbands surgery and what exactly am looking for, she completely understood me and she knew what am going through.
She made me comfortable and made me realise that it’s going to be tough but not impossible and it really came out to be like that.
So I shared all my hubby’s report with Meenu and also kept her sending all the latest report until he was discharged from hospital.
With the help of all the reports and the latest reports she made a diet plan where we targeted to keep my hubby on high protein so that he increases weight as he had lost 20kgs and was very weak.
He weighed 54kgs after his surgery which was very less as per his BMI but Meenu was clear that we won’t target his previous weight which he use to have before transplant and said 65kgs would be enough for him and we should target that.
Meenu would send us diet plan for atleast three weeks and would take daily inputs on weight and schedule which we are following for his meal time.
There were times when the reports use to have little ups and down in numbers and we use to get concerned about it.
But as soon as we use to share the reports with her she use to change the whole diet plan for next coming weeks as per the reports and this change use to show up in our next regular checkup test reports.
My hubby is a very picky eater and he dislikes many veggies and this was getting tough for me to follow the diet plan as there were many veggies mention in the diet chart which he didn’t like. I shared this issue with Meenu and to my surprise Meenu came up with other substitutes for those veggies.
Within a Months time My hubby’s weight started increasing and the blood reports and other reports were coming quite good.
Just little here and there but that too was taken care by Meenu by guiding us what to stop in diet and what to start.
Meenu made it a point that she had a word with my hubby personally on regular basis to know how’s he going through the recovery and is he following the diet well or do he need any changes in it.
We had a total of 3 months plan with Meenu and am so glad that I choose her for helping me in this tough situation. In this 3 months journey Meenu always had a new diet chart according to my hubby’s reports and I must say the varieties of recipes she use to offer will never make you feel bored of having your meal.
My hubby went up to 62kgs from 54kgs within three months of diet plan and his reports started coming up normal . And this was only possible because of right guidance and proper diet from Meenu.
I am a very sceptical guy. Even more so when approaching somebody in the weight loss space – an unregulated industry which is a magnet for charlatans, quacks and celebrity latching crooks who even write books. One well known fellow even claims to beat cancer while making you lose weight. If that does not take your goat, nothing ever will!
I took a gamble with Meenu for a 7 month program. I was, as usual, highly sceptical at first. But a month or so into the program I started to understand the philosophy behind Meenu’s work. She is, fundamentally speaking, a honest to goodness nutritionist who knows her craft and, more importantly, who understands human psychology. She may well be great across all nationalities but for Indians specifically she would be hard to beat.
She is professional but not impersonal. She is flexible to your needs but demanding at the same time in a non- threatening way. She takes you down the path that one needs to understand the importance of exercise, the calories that is food, that food can be tasty, varied yet healthy, the way we should eat food slowly and mindfully, the way we should understand our body especially our stomach, the way we need to approach exercise, and the way we ‘give in but not go overboard’ to our desires from time to time.
I have just finished my 7 months program and I am down 7 kilos. That may not sound a lot, but I was a reasonably fit person to start with, and I never missed having a full blown lunch and dinner all through these 7 months … even with Meenu trying to arm twist me a bit. If I was overweight to start with, and a bit more flexible in terms of dinner habits, I am certain I would have been down 14 kilos in 7 months.
Most importantly, I believe a healthy three way relationship between me, my food and my exercise is now a part of my DNA and hence this is more than likely to be a sustainable weight loss. Hell, I may be back to Meenu a few months later to lose a few more kilos!
Keep the great work going, lady. You are a potential blessing to a lot of people out there … and I hope they make use of it. I am sure glad I did!
Last few years I was struggling with my weight loss.I would try to reduce using things that I thought were good to eat, but it never turned out to be the right choice of food.Even after my sincerest efforts, I could not balance out my diet on my own. Moreover,past 2 years annual health check ups, diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism.
I thought of giving myself a try before starting any lifelong medication (though some of my friends suggested it’s impossible).That’s when I contacted Meenu ji. She helped me to understand where I was going wrong. She also taught me a new approach towards exercise & food. Results were amazing, four months guided efforts which reduced a whopping 9 kgs!! I am glad to share that it not only helped me to bring back my thyroid levels to normal but to follow a healthy eating lifestyle !
Credit goes to you, Meenu ji for taking out fear of the word ‘diet’ from my dictionary.🙂
While I had always played sport, over the years, constant travel, stress, eating out and a sweet tooth had resulted in weight steadily going up and related health issues cropping up. Once I hit 50, the realization kicked in that if I didn’t do something now, it might well be too late afterwards.
Going to Meenu and agreeing on a lifestyle change journey with her, was one of the best decisions I took.
Meenu’s commitment to my journey, the diet that was very doable and catered to your personal food likes and dislikes without imposing on you, and daily encouragement, made this change possible. Even after the contracted period ended and weight and health goals had been achieved, she continues to follow up and monitor from time to time to make sure i am on the long-term journey.
While making the change requires commitment, belief that it’s possible to transform one’s life and habits at this age, and determination to stick through it, the journey over the past year has had a remarkable positive impact on both my weight and health – weight is down by over twenty kgs and several chronic health issues have subsided.
I recommend anyone who genuinely wants to take charge of their own health for the better, to have that first meeting with her. It will change your outlook on life.
I discontinued my diabetic medicine after seeing HBA1C at 5.2, and also BP medications, was beyond imagination this about a year back. Thank you so much Meenu for this transformation which was impossible without your guidance and support.