I am Dr. Bijal Dave – Obesity Medicine, Metabolic Specialist, Family Physician and Passionate Chef!
I am a medically certified doctor with a passion for healthy eating. I have created this blog to bring forth to you healthy vegetarian recipes from all over the world which are cooked in my kitchen and served to family & friends. Since I am a practicing physician, I have encountered on several occasions that people often times equate healthy vegetarian foods with salads and soups only. Not much variety is expected in a healthy vegetarian diet. I am here to bust the myth that healthy vegetarian food is boring!! My sincere hope with this blog is to add variety for those looking to include more plant based foods to their diet. I heavily use lentils & pulses in my recipes which help reduce bad cholesterol, reduce blood sugar and help with weight management and weight loss when coupled with regular exercise. I do not use white sugar in my recipes except when it’s a dessert and only when substitution with other naturally occurring sweeteners does not yield the best results.
My recipes are approved by my picky teenager & my husband who is a successful Intervention Cardiologist and it’s important to mention that as one would imagine how passionate they would be about heart health. I hope you will enjoy this culinary journey with me.
Dr. Bijal, Bariatrician
Many people have never heard of the term “bariatrician”. A bariatrician is a medical weight loss doctor who specializes in the treatment of obesity and its associated conditions with non-surgical methods. Bariatricians can help prevent and reverse obesity related diseases by reducing body fat responsible for the disease processes while maintaining muscle mass. Bariatricians guide patients through a variety of medically-supervised weight loss techniques.
Weight Loss Methods
As a bariatrician, I employ a combination of methods to lose weight. Based on a person’s current medical conditions and goal weight, I may include any combination of the following methods:
- Optimization of current medications, removal/substitution of obesogenic medications if appropriate
- Prescribe weight loss medication
- Diet advice
- Meal planning (upon request)
- Treatment of phycological conditions that might be contributing to emotional eating
- Employment of intermittent fasting
Ready to Start Your Weight Loss Journey?
I have 3 office locations in New Jersey. If you would like help losing weight, please contact the most convenient office location and schedule a comprehensive medical weight loss evaluation.