Mind Your Gap Master Plate

One of the biggest hurdles there is to eating healthy is figuring out the how.

For developing a habit of eating healthy - as with any other worthwhile habit - it is critical to first figure out the right things to do and then do them consistently. As simple as they seem, it takes understanding the basics and then putting in the effort.

Simple doesn’t mean easy!

  • Should I give up rice?
  • Are potatoes fattening?
  • Is my dhal not enough of a protein?
  • What exactly does it mean to cook healthy?
  • Should I be switching to olive oil now?
  • How do I cope with nosey people, their questions and unasked for advice?
  • I ate salads for 5 days. I had to attend a wedding and it's gone downhill since then!
  • My new healthy habits last for 3-4 days. And then ... never mind, less said the better!

Are you grappling with situations like these?

And hesitate to ask because you feel they may be too "basic" to get clarified??

"Of course, Girija! Eating and food are like A-B-Cs of life. As an adult, I must know it."  

It doesn’t help that you see and read conflicting information everyday in the media! It further adds to your confusion and wearily you resign saying, “whatever!”

But your inner person within gnaws away at you, and the voice grows louder when you do not pay attention.

Girija has worked in the field of Nutrition and Health Education for over 14 years at some of the premier institutions in India. She has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition, has trained in Diabetes Education, a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell and Culinary Rx from Rouxbe.

You can take your decisions confidently when you teach yourself the principles.

It is near impossible actually, even needless and often injurious to chase after trends, especially when it comes to food.

The wisdom lies in giving yourself permission to learn. World over, grown adults take lessons to learn vital yet, extremely "basic" techniques such as breathing, eating and even sleeping. 

  • Understanding the basics

    Example - how carbs work in our body

  • Addressing your own beliefs

    Example - milk makes our bones strong, may be your belief. Looking at the scientific evidence is the process to address it efficiently

  • Interpreting what you learn

    Example - cooking lessons to take into your kitchen

Mind Your Gap Master Your Plate is a step by step program to help you identify and bridge your gaps in understanding and practice.

It gives you a blueprint to support you in:

- making food decisions rationally and independently
- assess yourself and articulate goals to constantly improve yourself.

It puts the power of cooking and eating healthy where it rightly belongs: in YOUR hands.

Who is it for?

It is for Indian women who would like to understand principles of Nutrition without having to acquire a degree or go to college for it.

It is for women committed to put in the work it takes to cook, eat and be healthy.

Who is it NOT for?

It is NOT for you if you are pregnant or a lactating mother.

It not for you if you are on medications for chronic conditions. Not that it can't help you, but you will need the support of your medical team and it is slightly complicated to co-ordinate that.