Yes South Indian meals helps in overall wellness and weight loss if we plan a proper balanced diet . Mostly clients from Kerala or India and abroad join for weight loss program by seeing a dietician who promote local low cost Kerala foods . It was a surprise for one of the client from England to note the fact that when she changed her breakfast from cereals to Iddli / dosa suddenly she started reducing weight. Iddli sambar like many other meals is a proper balanced diet with all nutrients in proper proportion . Portion size is also a major factor , while planning the meal . Personal preference is also to be considered and a fibre rich diet have all its goodness . What are your questions regarding dieting and South Indian foods ?