Weight Loss with PCOS | Khyati Rupani – A Nutritionist turned Entrepreneur
We have someone, who triumphed her weight loss journey even when she was diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome). Today Khyati Rupani helps people around the world lose weight through healthy means. Her own story of weight loss from 88 kgs to 56 kgs inspired her to start Balance Nutrition to help everyone else struggling with weight loss. And that is Khyati Rupani!
Khyati is a Post Graduate in Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Service Management from IHMCTAN and B.Sc Applied Nutrition from SNDT. She was the youngest Chief Dietitian at Lilavati Hospital & authored a book ‘Getting rid of Obesity’ when she was just 23.
Balance..weight loss & more is an online weight loss & lifestyle management clinic. It is the brain child of KhyatiRupani, a Renowned Dietitian with an experience of 9 years in the field of health, food and nutrition.
What is the story behind Balance Nutrition?
After having a lovely baby, she resigned from the post of chief dietitian at lilavati hospital and was consulting a few corporates. The executives there were extremely busy to follow a text book diet chart and had many health disorders.
It got her thinking that the traditional diet charts shall have to be modified and a more practical approach shall have to be used.
1. DIETS ON EMAIL – no one had the time to come for a consultation, hence began the emailing of the nutritional assessment sheet and preparing diets and emailing them. All details and recipes needed to be attached too.
2. RESTAURANT AND ALCOHOL GUIDE – no executive was ready to skip a board lunch meet J hence I had to give options from the things available. The restaurant guide today has 36 cuisines from chaat to fining dining and can be used even when travelling globally.
3. TRAVEL/AIRPORT and HOLIDAY GUIDE – on similar lines she made a food guide for frequent travelers and those on a holiday.
So the entire base of balance nutrition started developing and to surprise, she had her 1st NRI client in JAN 2014!! She had read her updates on facebook page that she had made as a hobby.
She is working towards making balance nutrition a full fledged company with a solid back end foundation.
She says “It shall have a CRM for managing clients and prospects. I wish to expand and have teams for website administration, social media and marketing ,accounts, admin, dietitians handling clients and senior dietitians doing latest research on health and wellness, planning menus and developing recipes.”
They also plan to start child nutrition and corporate nutrition too. So her current team of 12 shall be a team of 50.
She says “For me the passion led to everything else and the business just grew out of it. The current online business again took shape when I shut my clinic due having my own child and the passion and love for the profession led me to explore doing it online through emails.”
” Do not underestimate yourself and don’t let your domestic duties be an excuse for not being an entrepreneur. They are your strength. Being a working woman makes me a much better wife and mom. I am happy and hence my home is happier.”
Written By: Vaishnavi Anil