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Name : Dt. Shefali Chakke
Clinic Name : Foodies Health Solution
Experience : 3 Years of Expertise
Specialization : Diabetes
Foodies Health Solution - Dt. Shefali Chakke's online diet founded 1st time in Bangalore and now running online and offline by her for all the diet counselling one might need.
1. What would you call the Turning point in your life (How did the idea of getting into this field come about? What made you choose this? And what would you say sets you apart?
I left my medical seat where I was practical in not investing so much of time in studying and then struggling later in life to be doctor. Hence my cousin came up with nutritionist field where I thought as the years go people will be aware of food and what it does to ones body in long run. How can you take of yourself with healthy eating than popping medicines. Later I realized that on my maternal sided of family has cancer trait and many family members came up with having diabetes, hypertension, cardiac issues. That was the turning point in my life where I wanted to help people understand the connection between food and body. I believe in ," what you eat makes your body and mind".
2. In layman’s terms could you please tell me what is it that you do as a nutritionist ?
I consult patients, where I understand their daily routine, make diet chart from them according to their condition. I follow holistic approach in changing person's habits and than work on food and health.
3. Where is your startup located? What are your plans for expansion?
I consult my patients online. I am from Mumbai but currently in Bangalore. I have patients from all over Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, pondicherry, Noida, Delhi.
4. When was the eureka moment when you decided to have your startup?
When I kept seeing virtual clinics are growing everywhere in the world. Hence the eureka moment was when I decided to have my own website where I can start sharing all my articles written till then and give online consult.
5. When and why did you decide to take up Nutrition as your career?
I decided to take nutrition as my career because of my family. I wanted to take dive in knowledge of nutrition to understand it's mechanism in body, like when you eat how does your body works around it.
6. What keep you excited about this startup?
I meet have diversity of patients to consult from different background. My job excites me every single day because I am the reason people come looking for really help, whether to loose weight, maintain healthy lifestyle, correct the measure to control non communicable diseases. I have flexible routine work and I have the power to run my own online clinic.
7. Who are your competitors and how you see yourself competition?
I don't feel the urge to have competitors. When you know you can help people around you and keep them healthy is the biggest achievement for yourself. Hence I believe that there are no competitors but you need to work on yourself to improvise and be better every single day.
8. Where do you see your brain-child in next 2-3 years from now?
Currently I write health based articles for medlife international company. So I would like to get my articles publish on larger scale and plans to open restaurant in coming years.
9. Top 2 regular practices that have helped you
My routine where I involve in walking or running helps me clear my thoughts helps me quiet well. Secondly Having green tea 1 cup daily, it has helped my boost my metabolic rate.
10. Motivational factor (What keeps you motivated)
My family keeps me motivated, where they always push me to learn something different everyday. They always encourage me to take online course in field on nutrition where I can increase my knowledge everyday and help people understand their mechanism of body. I keep reading books, researchers and keep myself well updated with current affairs happening around.
11. One relationship that helped (Who has been your biggest support in this journey ?)
My family and my life partner. Theses are the people who encourages me everyday to faces problems of life and take it with smile. Eventually the problem will fade away with time but it will make you stronger.
12. What is your definition of Success?
For me success is a piece of word. I will be successful only when I constantly keep myself up with the knowledge of my life. I believe the day you stop learning is the day you die forever. So success is in learning and helping people with the knowledge you have.
13. Anything that you would like to say to our readers
Think judiciously when you eat. Understand your hunger and eat accordingly. Food is what makes your body and soul healthy.
Best Food There is no best food. Every person will have their best food (likes or dislikes). So understand your body type and eat accordingly.
Best Book Dream with your eyes open- Ronnie Screwvala Becoming- Michelle Obama The Art of Happiness- Dalai Lama Eat.Delete- Pooja Makhija
Best song or music Any kind of calm and relaxing music.
Best Destination Koh Samui
Any personality/Celebrity who inspires you Pooja Makhija
Life motto Be kind always and Live life for better present and best future.
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