Dr. Mittal’s Blog

  • Mindful Eating: 8 Ways to Eat More Intuitively

    Do you sometimes wonder why you made a certain food choice? Have you ever eaten to a point of physical discomfort? Have you ever had that experience when you looked down and you had eaten a whole bag of chips when you had intended “just to eat a few”?

    The common thread in these scenarios is often that we were distracted while eating. What is the opposite of distracted? Being present, or mindful of the present moment.  

    What do we know about mindful eating and how can we apply that to our lives so we can foster a healthier relationship with eating? Let's take a look.

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  • Creating Lifelong Healthy Habits- Do you have Goals?

    If you are looking to create life-long habits, you know that it can be challenging!

    Have you ever become overwhelmed?

    One way of accomplishing goals is to break tasks into small mini- goals and make them less of a daunting task. Have you tried this technique? For this month, I challenge you to pick one goal from this list of 6 goals and work on your mini-goal until it becomes part of your routine. 

    It is okay if you are not perfect! We should aim for progress, not perfection, right?! 
     

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  • What are healthy snacks for diabetics

    The words needled in Bob’s brain as his doctor handed him a prescription for Metformin, advised him to monitor his blood sugar regularly and provided him dietary guidelines to follow.

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  • Lose Weight Naturally: 6 Effective Strategies to Shed those Pounds

    If you're trying to lose weight, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 percent of US adults struggle with obesity according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2017. Although most people know that reducing calories, eating healthy foods and exercising regularly will promote weight loss, many find it difficult to shed the pounds. This article addresses effective strategies to lose weight naturally.

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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Weight Loss Doctor’s Perspective

    Many people may not be familiar with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but if you are a woman who has dealt with the symptoms or are someone who has had problems with infertility, you are all too familiar with the many problems that go along with PCOS. Is it possible to improve this condition and in turn, improve your long term health? As a weight loss doctor, I am here to tell you that it is possible!

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  • Why Do Doctors Talk About Weight Loss?

    A healthy weight, in most cases, is closely linked to health. Many health conditions, like diabetes to name one, are a consequence of excess weight, and many conditions can worsen from the extra weight we are carrying.

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  • BPA (Bisphonol-A) - Is it safe? Answers May Be Coming Soon

    A study due to come out with final results later this year, called CLARITY-BPA hopes to shed more light on this chemical.

    Preliminary results of this 7 year collaboration study have been mixed, and scientists and endocrinologists involved with the study are disagreeing on whether the results will actually help clarify once and for all if BPA is indeed harmful at the low levels that the FDA currently says are safe.

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  • Why Should You Consider Specialized Wellness Blood Testing?

    “Could there be something going on with my metabolism?”

    “How do I know if I am at risk for developing diabetes?”

    “I have a family history of heart disease. How do I know if I am at risk?”

    I often hear these questions being asked.  

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  • Diabetes Prevention: An Important Factor in Reducing Heart Disease in South Asians

    Diabetes Prevention: An Important Factor in Reducing Heart Disease in South Asians

    As a woman of South Asian ethnicity, this is deeply personal.
    Did you know that South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali and Sri Lankan) have high rates of heart attack and stroke?
    60% of the world’s heart disease patients are South Asian and we have the highest death rate from heart disease in the US compared to other ethnic groups. Sadly, risk factors also seem to occur at a younger age in South Asians.

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  • Coffee - The Magic Bean?

    The history of coffee goes back possibly to the 10th century in Arabia. The modern version of roasted coffee made its way out of Arabia in the 1600s, into Europe, and slowly made its way to Asia, and then eventually the New World.

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