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Dt Monisha Ashokan is a certified Nutritionist from VLCC Institute in Delhi. Also, finished an additional Diploma in Nutrition & Health education from IGNOU. Being a fitness and lifestyle management consultant she invigorates her clients to understand how easy it is to incorporate whole foods into their diet. She also specializes in Sports Nutrition, Weight Management, Eating Disorders, Body Image Obstacles, Food Intolerance/Allergies, Immune system enhancement and Digestive disorders. She is extremely committed and has been successful in bringing her patients back to life by reversing diseases like congenital ulcerative colitis, IBS, dyslipidemia and heart diseases. But her expertise goes beyond ‘Just diet’. Being a fitness enthusiast and a certified fitness expert from American Council on Exercise, she continues to expand her reach with growing library of workout plans and extremely nourishing and tasty recipes. Having witnessed the effects of a busy lifestyle on health, she has gained the reputation of the good consultant whose friendly and charismatic style motivates her clients to make positive and meaningful changes to their health without being dull or overly restrictive. Her holistic approach to weight loss program involves goal setting, regular monitoring of progress, unfolding all kinds of road blocks, daily menus, and exercise plans. Her passion for fitness doesn't end here. She is a prenatal yoga expert certified from Swasthik Nature Cure. She is a renowned and accomplished licensed Zumba instructor for over 5 years which connects her passion to a profession of influencing people to lead an active life.Being the founder and Director of "Nourish Me", Monisha has been actively conducting various health, wellness and fitness workshops, and seminars for corporates and schools. She has been published in magazines and newspapers in an attempt to create more awareness on bringing necessary lifestyle changes to live a healthy life. Her expertise is in individual Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition program, Therapeutic programs for various lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Thyroid, PCOD, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular diseases. She has worked with reputed health institutions like 'VLCC' and 'Fitness First' as a senior nutrition consultant. Her struggle with her weight loss journey in her early days of education and attaining a healthy weight through lifestyle modification makes her more compassionate towards her clients. This enables her to help them increase their self-efficacy, rising above emotional eating and instead of guiding them towards mindful eating. She strongly believes that each one of us is gifted with the power of listening to our body and educates her clients about the same, gradually making them independent in all aspects of health!
Monisha is very humble and very friendly. She understands and takes keen interest in every client food like and dislike.
Monisha is quite amicable to talk to. A very positive and approachable person who tries to understand your problem areas, weaknesses and provides solution according to those . She is ensuring that the weight loss journey is not a burden but a step towards healthier way of leading life.
Monisha is friendly n easy to talk with. I was worried I will be advised crash diets or salad only diet but to my surprise she suggested a very much doable diet which u can actually Follow.. hope I make her proud by losing appropriate weight.
I have been talking and consulting with Monisha for almost 4-5 months now and to me she is more a friend than a nutritionist or a dietician.
Q: What does a nutritionist/ Dietitian do?
A: A dietitian/nutritionist is a specialist who is trained to plan your meal depending up on your health and nutritional requirements. He/she can guide you about eating right food in right proportions to achieve your ideal health status and weight.
Q: What is the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist?
A: A nutritionist that gets registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) after qualifying a national level exam may legally declare themselves as dietitians or more precisely, registered dietitians (RDs).
Q: How will a Dietitian/Nutritionist be helpful?
A: Dietitian/Nutritionist could be helpful in controlling bad food habits and planning a right diet to control your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and for achieveing and maintaining the right weight.
Q: When do you need to see a dietician?
A: You can see a dietician when you are feeling the requirement to reduce or increase your weight or keeping a check on some disease.
Q: What to expect on your first visit to a Dietitian/Nutritionist?
A: Dietitian/Nutritionist will analyse your medical history and medicines you take. He will assess how active you are. On the basis of all this data he will plan your meal according to your body requirements.