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It’s sometimes difficult to get a prescribed or required diet chart due to distinct reasons such as absence or no idea about the appropriate dietitian or nutritionist, cost involvement, etc.

A list of things is directly associated with the ineffectiveness of a prescribed diet chart which is as follows:

  1. No dietary history was taken.
  2. Personal likings and disliking were not considered.
  3. Individuals’ income as well as the total cost of the diet were not considered.
  4. Cost-effective or cost-benefit were not estimated, etc.

Should I follow a diet chart or have a diet based on personal choices? Which one is more effective and sustainable?

May I take occasionally heavy meals or excess amounts of preferred food?

What about disease conditions?


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By Md. Khurshidul Zahid, Ph.D.

Md. Khurshidul Zahid Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS) of The University of Dhaka (DU) of Bangladesh. He has completed his Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University (TTU), USA. He was a finalist in the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition organized by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Experimental Biology (EB) meeting held in Boston in 2015. He was also awarded a gold medal by “Professor Dr. Quazi Salamatullah trust foundation” of INFS, DU in 2005.

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