WEIGHT LOSS DIET PLAN IN MUMBAI
Being overweight could be the result of various reasons, but it is an indicator that the body is not in balance. Weight is, therefore, a byproduct of that imbalance.
What is Shonali's USP (Uniqueness)?
On a Macrobiotic diet for weight loss, Shonali does not follow a CICO (Calorie In and Calorie Out) approach. Her endeavour in weight loss is to first check and balance why you have extra weight and if the digestive system is working well, followed by restoring the balance. She then impacts weight loss as the body is restored to its normal set point. She works with some portion control and strict adherence to basic macronutrients and micronutrients.
Shonali’s unique Macrobiotic philosophy makes her stand out as the best nutritionist for weight loss. She uses the oriental system of ‘facial diagnosis’ and touch meridian diagnosis (if needed) to analyse the strength and health of your organs. Her framework (like Ayurveda) relies on using the foundation of analysing your constitution (that which you were born with: blueprint from your parents) and condition (that which you have created growing up). Macrobiotic philosophy uses the ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ elements of ‘energy’ or ‘prana’ to help her diagnose everything you are or do. This is her training and USP and how she actually zeroes in on your diagnosis and further prognosis.
How does Shonali help?
She uses the food tools and the principles of the Macrobiotic approach to aim at strengthening your gut, detoxifying you of all the accumulated toxins (‘ama’ in Ayurveda plus any accumulation of bad gut bacteria causing ‘dysbiosis’, i.e., when bad bacteria outweigh the beneficial ones) and balance the body’s pH. Her approach is to make you identify the toxins you are consuming from foods, the environment and your lifestyle and get rid of them. Plus, bring in food elements to clean up your gut to help you detoxify. She then layers this with holistic, natural everyday foods, using her knowledge of balancing the ‘foods’ and ‘cooking styles’ to give you the required strength to overcome your ailment and encourage balance.
Shonali is based in Mumbai and is presently working online in over 35 countries. She is the only one who works with you, and there are no assistants or other nutritionists between you and her. She conducts her own follow-ups and meetings personally, as she believes turning your health condition around is a ‘personal’ business, and only she has been trained to diagnose your condition and monitor the progress one-on-one. The macrobiotic approach is integrative and alternative and comes under the branch of lifestyle medicine, using foods as medicine to reverse and cure your health ailment/disease.
“I met Shonali through her workshops, her enthusiasm and passion for health is contagious. I was overweight by 10 kilos; she came in like a fairy with her magic wand. I enrolled for her 4-month plan. Not only did she give the diet, but a strict menu plan to follow monthly. I stuck to it, what I liked about her was her dealing with my cook and getting involved with the staff that managed my kitchen. It took me 3 months to lose 10 kilos, and I looked amazing. She is the best.”
“I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, with a tendency towards Crohn’s disease. I approached Shonali to help me resolve this crisis, my stomach was bloated and hard; I looked pale and my weight was not budging. Her approach of isolating foods and elements that did not work for me was truly amazing. She also found out I was histamine intolerant. Like a scientist she worked with me, asked me questions, followed up, went into my kitchen and spoke to my cooks. She came up with a plan, that started restoring gut health and it took me 8 months to go into complete remission from this ailment. It was like I had an Angel for those 8 months watching over every step I took.”
I was suffering with H. pylori, had a bloated stomach and was feeling very uncomfortable. I followed her (Shonali) diet and it made a huge difference, great.
I have lost weight…and feel more energetic. Anybody who wants to lose weight without starving should read Shonali’s book.
“I am 45, with a 9-year-old hypothyroid condition. As a result, weight gain was easy but shedding even a kilo was a mammoth effort, despite being active and regular with my exercise. After several failed attempts of losing weight I stumbled upon Shonali’s webpage from which I gathered that diet is not about abstaining and suffering for a period of time, but to correct your daily eating that lasts a lifetime. I went for a consultation to Shonali around mid-November 2014. The consultation was an eye-opener to all the small mistakes that I was making which jeopardised all my weight loss efforts. I followed Shonali’s method of eating (yes! not dieting!) religiously since I was enjoying the steady cleansing that was taking place within. For the first time, I was more bothered about what goes in rather than desperately keep checking the weighing scale. In 2 weeks, my friends started noticing inches being lost and in a month and a half I was feeling lighter. At the end of 3 months when a friend asked me to check my weight I was thrilled to have lost 8 kilos. I recently went for my thyroid check-up and the readings were far below normal that the doctor has cut down my dose. Well moral of the story – I am eating well, feeling light and on the road to be off medications. Guys go for it and enjoy the glow on your skin for the body is too intelligent and starts reciprocating directly to what goes inside.”
I never knew why I was always bloated, uncomfortable and never lost my weight. Till one day I picked up Shonali’s book ‘The Detox Diet,’ and could not put it down. I only knew that I had ‘inflammation’ after reading her book. All the signs were pointing me in that direction. I also did not know I had candida, till I finally decided to meet Shonali for a consult. If there is anyone who knows about ‘gut’ health and the digestive system, it is her. She knows her stuff at a level that only a person who suffers with such a condition, will know. She is a ‘guru’ on the ‘gut’ – you can call her a ‘gut guru.’ At least she has been mine. I cannot thank her enough I have lost 6 kilos, my skin is glowing, I look like another person. Most of all I feel unbelievable. For me she is everything a true Nutritionist should be all about. She follows up routinely with calls, reminds you that you have to talk to her and is all there when you need her. I kept extending my plan with her, as I knew I was in the right hands. If you can spend on jewelry, expensive clothes and bags. Then why not spend it on your health instead for life-long insurance against any disease. Please do this for yourself. It’s totally worth it!
"I always thought diet food is sad food! But it was delicious."
One word to describe Shonali is AMAZING. I was suffering from pre-menopausal symptoms and migraines. My migraine was so bad that I was not able to function in my day- to- day routine. The doctor recommended a plethora of medications. After seeing my plight, my sister recommended Shonali. It has changed my life. Shonali gave me tools that were easy to use. I have to admit, no dairy and no sugar was hard for a few weeks, but then it was a breeze. I followed her advice religiously, and I lost my belly fat, my weight loss was 9 kilos in just 2 and a half months and my headache has reduced tremendously. So, THANK YOU, Shonali
With SoulFood i learnt that you are what you eat and that your body is your temple. These two things shifted the way I started to think about food. I joined Shonali for her Detox Diet and the extended the plan with her multiple times because the plan helped me get rid of constipation problem that I had been experiencing for a while. Each time I would eat out, I felt I put on a couple of kilos even if I ate the right food. Through the detox diet Shonali helped cleanse my body and restore the good gut bacteria, which helps digestion and boost immunity. The vegan approach has worked for me, my skin felt better, my body felt lighter and my energy levels improved. I would recommend this plan to anyone who is looking for a long-term learning on good food as a way to a healthier lifestyle.
Shonali’s pregnancy diet is a must do. She gives you the best plan ever to keep you fit, weight under-check, and sort out supplementation. She focuses on your baby’s condition while you are pregnant, so imagine it’s a diet for you and your baby’s health. She makes sure your gut health is taken care-off, so you pass this on to your child. I also lost my post-pregnancy weight in just 4 months. I strongly encourage you to do her diet plan, it is so easy to follow, adapt and incorporate. It will become your life.
- ANTI - INFLAMMATION DIET
- ANTI AGING
- ATOPIC DERMATIS
- AUTOIMMUNE DIET
- BREAST CANCER
- CANCER DIET
- CANCER MARKERS
- CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS)
- COLON CANCER
- CONCENTRATION & FOCUS
- CROHN'S DISEASE
- FOOD CRAVINGS
- FOOD INTOLERANCE
- GALL BLADDER AND DUODENUM CANCER
- GOUT / URIC ACID
- GUT HEALTH
- HAIR FALL
- HEART DISEASE
- IMMUNITY DIET
- INSULIN RESISTANCE
- IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
- LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
- LEPTIN RESISTANCE
- LIBIDO ISSUES
- MENOPAUSE / PERIMENOPAUSE
- MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME
- OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
- OVERALL WELLNESS
- PEDIATRIC CROHN'S DISEASE
- POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
- PROSTATE CANCER
- RECTAL CANCER
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
- SKIN GLOW
- SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO)
- SPORTS NUTRITION
- ULCERATIVE COLITIS
- VITAMIN/MINERAL DEFICIENCY
- WEIGHT GAIN
- WEIGHT LOSS