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Women today are doing multiple roles in the society which are bearing household and family responsibilities and working outside the home thereby causing poor dietary and nutritional status. Nutritional counseling with emphasis on the intake of a balanced diet can result in the enhancement of nutritional status. Hence the present study“A Comparative Study Of The Impact Of Counseling On The Anthropometric Measurements Of Women (Professional And Non-Professional) deals with the improvement in the anthropometric measurements of women after counseling for six months. Three hundred women from different age groups, professions, economic and marital status and hailing from various districts of Haryana were enrolled for the study. Nutritional counseling was carried out individually followed by group contacts for a period of six months through modules, lectures, demonstrations, leaflets and visual aids. However, counseling did not bring any significant change in the body weight and BMI of the subjects from different groups. For women to be accepted as efficient homemakers as well as employees, they have to make use of effective stress management techniques, appropriate coping patterns and consume a nutritionally balanced diet.