M.Sc. - Home Science (Food & Nutrition), B.Sc. - Home Science (Food & Nutrition)
100% (113 votes)
Dt. Pradnya Padhye is a Registered Dietitian and has been practicing for the last 17 years, helping people “Get Healthy the Right Way”. She is the Founder and the Chief Nutritionist at Balcal Nutrefy. Pradnya is an avid marathoner and has done her Masters in Food and Nutrition. She has worked with prestigious hospitals like Lilavati Hospital & Bhatia Hospital in Mumbai and has a sound foundation in clinical nutrition.Her motto has been to “Educate people about the importance of developing the right eating habits to stay healthy & nourished”.
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I started my journey focusing on health improvement. I was 90kgs and was feeling heavy and unhealthy. I wanted to change that. Once I was clear only way was to work hard and work it out, I started with 1 km walking. It was around this time my friend suggested to slowly increase the pace and distance and go jn for wholistic approach of including diet in my schedules. Till then for me diet therapy or counseling was about starving and I was not ready or in agreement with it. Pleasantly on connecting to Pradnya as suggested by my friend it turned out the sessions n suggestions were all about eating and eating right.After a month of trial and being skeptical, I liked the suggestions , followup and was enthusiastic about the engagement, my following , results and more importantly my comfort in following suggestions. I extended the program by 3 months as I wanted to learn and continue to a point of being independent.
Although I had consulted few nutritionists in the past but the experience here was of a different level . The patient hearing that the doctor gave to understand what I was looking for & then determining what was right for me was truly commendable. The efforts that they take to explain why the condition exists & how it can be dealt with without bringing any real changes in the regular itinerary is in my view a game changer. Many many thanks to Doctor Pradnya and particularly Ms Manik, my counsellor, for turning the clock back for me. It wouldn’t have been possible without her perseverance.
Hi I’m Sonu Sahani; I lead a normal active life of a housewife;I was careful about my exercise, eating habits n the like; I was putting on weight in spite of my active lifestyle, which was worrying; In the course of my exercise class at Joints n Motion, I kept on hearing the name of Dr Pradnya n how she was instrumental in shaping many of our members health n weight issues; These people were right in front of me: part of my daily life; I decided to visit her; was a bit apprehensive initially as I had heard tales of how some nutritionists change the entire diet n introduce new fads; I was completely wrong;Dr Padhye sat me down n first explained about weight, fats, n the body n areas it affects; I was put at ease; I was in my menopausal age n perfectly understood the fact that the metabolism slows down;I wasn’t overambitious of going back to the weight of my 30 year old self; this was explained to me very well by the Dr.I took a sesdion of 3 months first; I was completely at ease since the diet plan wasn’t something that required too much planning, it was the daily Indian food but tweaked a bit; ;I felt the difference in 3 months n later decided to extend it by another 3 months; I religiously followed the diet, exercised regularly; n felt lighter n more active;I needed to eat the right things at the right time which Dr Pradnya initiated;I yet follow the pattern of healthy eating along with exercises;I’ve got back into my old trousers; I am maintaining my weight between 56-57 kgs n keep fit; Dr Pradnya is always there at a phone call when I need n happily keep on recommending her; My only advice to all is - Follow her diligently n U will feel n see the difference!
Hi. My journey for weight loss goes back a few years and that is when I met Dt Pradnya Padhye on the recommendation of my acquaintances. She is very good at making you realise the importance of good health without being pushy. She knows very well that different people take different time to make the modifications and she is very patient when it comes to this. Apart from weight loss, I also realised that diet is about eating the right food and the importance of overall nutrition in our daily lives. However you enjoy the benefits of her easy to follow diet plans only if your compliance is good ( which is not a problem most of the times 😀). She and her team at *BalcalNutrefy* are always available for any doubts that you have. If I ever have to consult a nutritionist or a Dietitian, it will always be Dt Pradnya without a doubt.
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.