Healthy Eating Habits

There are two types of people on earth, those who ‘ live in order to eat’ and others who ‘ eat in order to live’. The choice of type put the people under the category of a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle and leads them towards either negative or positive consequences, the outcome of the choices they made.

Does ‘healthy eating habits’ really make any difference in our lives?

Let’s go step-by-step to understand the topic of concern affecting one and all, through the importance of food, advantages, and disadvantages of healthy and unhealthy eating habits respectively.

Why does human being require to eat food?

The human body requires energy to perform all the basic functions of the body like; breathing, digesting food, keeping it warm, helping repair the body, inducing growth and maintaining a healthy immune system. The energy substances are already there in the form of nutrients in a variety of food. A calorie is a basic unit of energy that we get from the food we eat. In other words, you can say that calorie is a fuel which is stored and burnt by our body as per requirement or habit we have cultivated.

Disadvantages of unhealthy eating habits

  • Following unhealthy habits like; eating junk food regularly leads to the risks of obesity, Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, liver disease and certain types of cancers too!
  • Poor diet habits can compromise the capacity to work and gradually develop tiredness and stress which contribute further to the risk of being overweight, high blood pressure, tooth decay, and some other illnesses.
  • Processed or packed foods which are frozen or canned contain much extra sugar, salt, oil, calories and preservatives which increases the food’s shelf life but collectively all these increases the risks of hypertension, high sugar levels, heart disease etc.

Advantages of healthy eating habits

  • By following healthy eating habits, The first advantage you can see is lowering the risk of heart diseases.
  • It will help you to boost your mood and reduce the stress levels, and also will help you to perform all daily physical activities well.
  • Food with good nutrition combined with physical activity will help you to lead a healthy weight and lifestyle and reduces the risk of chronic diseases like cancer.
  • Diets rich in fibre such as vegetables and fruits may reduce the risk of obesity, health problems and type 2 diabetes.
  • Healthy eating habits, overall, helps you gain the benefit of weight loss, stroke prevention, building better mood, efficiency, and better memory.

So by this time, you understood the importance of healthy eating habits type of food intake and the disadvantages of unhealthy food habits. Sometimes even unconsciously you follow such unhealthy habits under certain circumstances.

Environment or conditions that foster unhealthy eating habits, you need to avoid

  • In a corporate culture or such meetings, people never pay attention or are not aware of which types of low fibre calories or bad fat foods they consume. Even during the functions or party, people over tend to overlook the amount of food they consume.
  • People working late night, the majority of times fall into the habit of nighttime noshing, the habit of eating late night just to keep them awake. This habit contributes to more weight gain significantly.
  • Working mothers, sometimes in the absence of time, often send their children to school with junk foods like salty potato chips, bread or sandwiches, cookies or fruit juices available as tetra packs.
  • Generally, the people or children who work continuously on computers, watching TV or playing a video game, they often follow the habit of mindless snacking or consuming food more, which results in weight gain very easily.
  • People who are always in rush hours conditions are used to finish their breakfast, lunch or dinner in hardly 10 or 15 minutes. This habit doesn’t allow your brain to signal that you are full and you gradually, following such habits, gain more weight.
  • Extreme emotions whether good or bad and in stressed out conditions, people eat more and over the period, gain more weight unconsciously.

Steps to healthy eating habits

  • First, you need to understand, how much calories your body needs to perform basic metabolic functions and daily physical activities using online calorie calculators.
  • You need to understand and know the type of food and how many calories per gram, it contains.
  • Apart from Calorie concern, it would help if you even focused on the portion control and choosing nutrient-rich foods which are of prime importance. Your food should be the mixture of carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins. You need to choose the portion very wisely and as per your body’s essential requirement only.
  • Have the habit of keeping more fruits, low-fat dairy products, fresh vegetables, whole-grain foods in your diet plan.
  • Cultivate the habit of having home-made food at home or work.
  • Don’t skip or delay your meals, as later on you will end up eating too much or choosing an unhealthy snack.
  • Take a small plate and serving in the beginning, chew your food well; this time, consuming process will help you eat the right amount of food your body requires.
  • Drink water instead of high-sugar drinks.
  • Resins or fibre-rich foods will help you feel full and achieve satiety value so you would eat less and consume fewer calories.

These are the few points or steps you can follow to plan out your balanced diet, however, if you are still not sure about this calculations and pattern of developing a healthy eating habit, consult a good dietician. If you are really over-weight and failed to follow healthy habits or not succeeded in stopping the weight gain with related health issues, you should consult a good obesity expert.

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Do you get tired often? Want to know why? If you’re overweight, there is a pretty good chance that it is behind your fatigue. Ask yourself: are you obese and tired all the time? Being overweight and tiredness has a deep relationship. Your body is structured to carry a certain amount of weight. When that specific threshold is exceeded, you put too much strain on your body. Your knees and back have to carry that extra weight making them wear out. And by carrying that weight, you also expend your body’s energy too quickly. It seems like there is a direct relationship between obesity and tiredness. But the link is much more complex than you imagine.

First thing to understand is what obesity is. A concept called body mass index (BMI) calculation comes into picture at this stage. When this index is over 30, you are considered obese and it brings a lot of problems with it. They can be type 2 diabetes, high BP, heart disease, arthritis, depression, etc. So what is the exact relationship between bodyweight and getting tired? Let’s see how higher bodyweight contributes to fatigue.

1) Having a bad sleep cycle 

One of the prominent links between obesity and fatigue is an uneven sleep cycle. When you’re carrying excess body weight, your physical activity decreases. This contributes to lower daytime energy levels. And this ultimately leads to improper sleep. It is not about low sleep. It is about sleeping at odd times. One more thing that happens because of this is sleep apnea. Higher bodyweight creates a blockage in the airway contributing to this problem.

2) Feeling low throughout the day

Excess bodyweight also leads to feeling low and goes up to clinical depression. There are many reasons behind it, social pressure being the prominent one. It causes lower self-esteem in the person. It also affects the mood of the person which ultimately leads to higher consumption of food. This makes a vicious cycle which is harder to get out of. When you feel low, you feel tired. You crave isolation and sleep. This is how it contributes to fatigue.

3) Getting Inflammation on the body

Many people don’t know that obesity can also be a leading cause of inflammation. Increased bodyweight is responsible for chronic inflammation. It doesn’t work directly towards making you feel fatigued. It rather takes time to set in and after a while the effects show up. This inflammation impacts your cardiovascular and pulmonary health. It is harder to measure the direct effect on fatigue but it does do so evidently. It damages organs and this damage takes energy to repair.

4) Having a prolonged bad diet

It is quite an obvious reason behind getting fatigued. Your lifestyle and diet contributes gravely towards your fatigue. The kind of food you have is very crucial for you. High carb diet leads to lowered quality of sleep. This diet also increases weight substantially. Having a bigger portion size at a time can also increase blood sugar level which contributes to lower energy after the effect wears down. When you have food right before bed, it makes it higher to digest the food and the energy drains because of it.


These are some of the biggest reasons why you get tired because of bodyweight. Weight loss is the only solution for you to feel fit and full of energy. One of the most sought after solution for losing weight is bariatric surgery. Radiance Hospitals has experienced surgeons and state of the art tech for surgery. Contact Radiance Hospitals for bariatric surgery in Ahmedabad now.

Written By : Radiance Hospital

We have reached a count of 8.5 million cases but a sense of relief is that the recovery rate is improving. But is the recovery worth a sigh of relief?

As per studies, it is proven that COVID-19 is just one virus but when it enters the human body it attacks and affects the various organs also apart from lungs.

Therefore, Radiance Hospital has started the first POST COVID CARE clinic in Ahmedabad which offers post covid care to patients who have recovered from COVID.

Read on to know more what the complications that arise after recovering from COVID are:

  • Lung Fibrosis: Corona affects the lungs due to which some patients who have been affected severely, even after recovery need oxygen supply. Therefore, we make sure that we are able to supply oxygen cylinders to the patient’s home even after he/she recovers from Corona
  • Tiredness and Fatigue: We have come across a lot of patients who complain of constant fatigue even after recovering from COVID. So, we make sure to prescribe them the right kind of diet that will help them stay energized and also prescribe a mixture of allopathic and alternative medicines
  • Brain fog: A lot of patients have complained that after recovering from COVID, they are not able to think clearly and feel that COVID has affected their mental ability to a great extent. For such patients, we perform a scan to understand if any damage has been done to their brain or not and continue to take constant follow-ups from them.
  • Cardiac problems: Most of the patients complain of suffering from cardiac deterioration and one of the reasons could be a history of other health problems but for a lot of patients, it is not the same scenario. Despite of having no previous history of cardiac problems, COVID patients face cardiac deterioration after recovering from COVID. Therefore, for such patients, we analyse their health reports and take constant follow-ups for their betterment.

Most of the COVID patients complain of such health issues after recovering from COVID and are referred to as ‘Long-Haulers’ and we as a team under the guidance of Dr. Yogesh Gupta have undertaken the initiative to start the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India

To know more about the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India, click on this link:

Let us all come together and conquer COVID-19 and emerge victorious!

Written By : Radiance Hospital

What is frozen Shoulder?
If you are having stiffness of shoulder in all directions then it is called frozen shoulder.

Causes for frozen Shoulder.
Commonest cause is idiopathic that is the exact cause not known Second commonest is diabetes Third cause is it could be secondary to some injury or operation.

Treatment options for frozen shoulder Apart from physiotherapy, injection of steroid as well as sodium hyaluronate in the joint is one of the commonest modality to treat frozen shoulder.
If the patient does not respond to above mentioned therapy, arthroscopy (endoscopy) is the treatment of choice. In this operation doctor puts endoscope inside the joint & cuts the stiff tissues.

Advantages of arthroscopy guided treatment of frozen Shoulder.
It is precise, day care, key hole procedure which gives instant movements & pain relief.

Causes for difficulty in lifting shoulder You have to consult the doctor as it can be rotator cuff (tissue responsible for lifting the arm) tear. 
Doctor may advise for further investigations like MRI which is a very useful tool to diagnose the problem.

Treatment options for rotator cuff tear.
Arthroscopy guided repair is the gold standard. However one can go for mini-open repair which is cost- effective. It has it’s own limitations that one should consult with the doctor.

What to do if cuff repair is not possible?
Doctor may advise for shoulder joint replacement. It is one of the last treatment option. The cost is the factor in country like India.

Causes for recurrent dislocation of shoulder.
The inside structures like labrum, capsule or other bony problems lead to recurrent dislocation.

Treatment option for recurrent dislocation Arthroscopy guided repair is the gold standard.
However in selected cases open surgeries may be required.

What to do after first time dislocation?
Doctor reduces the joint under short anesthesia usually it is closed procedure but in rare cases open may be required.
If you have any question about your knee & shoulder disease, you can write to on

Written By : Dr. Preetesh J Shah