Celebrity nutritionist Nupuur Patil is dedicated to bridging the knowledge gap for people and changing the perception of the word diet. She is a believer in sustainable holistic nutrition which is a homemade balanced meal.
Being an athlete she herself lost 30kgs by following the diet plan she prescribes to her clients. She caters to homemakers, corporate professionals, senior citizens, and people from all walks of life. Her clientele includes politicians, Bollywood celebrities, cricketers, sportspersons, and kids.
Read on as the Nutritionist, Nupuur Patil walks us through her personal weight loss journey & tips to achieve optimum fitness.
You started off as a trained pilot but as of today, you are a renowned nutritionist. Share the series of events that lead to this major shift in career.
I started off as a commercial pilot I was flying as a co-pilot in the Philippines but because of the schedule my health had taken a toll I was unhealthy, I had gained weight, I had depression, and I had PCOS. For some personal reason I took a three-month sabbatical when I came back to India and just being at home and eating good and home-made food made me feel so much better in three months I was feeling so much better and I realized that I am doing something right and that’s when I developed an interest in the nutrition field. That’s when I started studying nutrition and then I got my degree and that’s how slowly and steadily I applied it to my family members, my self and then I had a few clients initially, and then when they also saw the changes that my diet brought about for them, the progress that they achieved, they started recommending me to their friends and family and that’s how my journey as a nutritionist began.
As shared by you “I used to be heavy or obese as an adult. Unfortunately, I added EVEN more weight about the time I became a co-pilot. The sedentary lifestyle of spending lengthy flying hours as a co-pilot and eating fat-laden junk foods all contributed to the weight I never wanted.” What motivated you to lose unwanted weight and that too 30 kg? Also, share the challenges you faced to achieve a desirable body & weight.
My motivation to lose the 30 kgs that I had gained, was very simple. I wanted to be fit. I wanted to feel good. I wanted to look good, but more than looks I wanted to feel good I wasn’t feeling good at all I was feeling lethargic I had so many health issues like I said earlier like PCOS and depression so I just wanted to get rid of what I was feeling.
My goal was never set out to lose 30 kgs initially, it just happened because of the diet that I made for myself, a sustainable diet that I made for myself. Yeah, of course, there were many challenges along my journey and some of them were yeah insulin resistance which I had used PCOS another challenge that I faced was sugar cravings because of the unhealthy lifestyle I was so addicted to sugar that I used to crave sugar a lot but these challenges are very easy to overcome once I started eating healthy started following the diet that I have now converted into a transformation program so that I can help more people like me I felt much better and the cravings reduced now they’ve completely gone and my insulin resistance has been completely been cured so these were some of the challenges but it was not very difficult to overcome them with lifestyle and diet changes.
Apart from being a nutritionist, you are also a runner, cyclist, and an open water swimmer. Being certified by the Olympics committee as a sports nutritionist, you are also involved in the training of participants for the world’s toughest competition – the Ironman. Share 5 tips that are a must when one is training for any competition.
Actually, most people think that because I train for A triathlon is the reason that I lost weight but that is not true I lost so much weight I feel so much energy that I started running I started cycling started open water swimming so it’s it all happened before after I lost weight not before.
5 tips for someone who is training for any competition
1.) focus on recovery that’s how you progress
2.) not every time you have to train hard, slow and aerobic training is more important if you want to keep playing the sport for a longer period of time or maybe for a few years and maybe for the rest of your life
3.) Do not undermine the importance of nutrition when it comes to sports, nutrition is everything. Focus on nutrition, protein intake, and micro and macronutrient intake.
4.) your sleep will decide how quickly you recover so sleep is also very very important when you’re training for competition audio playing any sport in general or even if you’re going to the gym sleep well decide how will you recover and how much of your training will benefit you yeah
5.) water intake if you’re an athlete or if you’re exercising more than an hour every day you should be drinking a lot of water if you do not drink water your gonna be dehydrated you’re gonna feel tired you will see that your body is not gonna respond very well to training.
If you follow the steps I think you will also benefit from the training that you’re doing for the competition.