Ankita Gupta: Leading the Charge of Nutritional Revolution with Innovative Dietitian Strategies for Healthier Lives

 Ankita Gupta,  Director & Chief Dietitian

Ankita Gupta

Director & Chief Dietitian

Ankita Gupta is the Director and Chief Dietitian at Nutriediet. With 15+ years of experience, she holds a Master's degree in Food and Nutrition. Ankita is renowned for her award-winning expertise in promoting holistic wellness through personalized nutrition plans.

In today’s time when people are conscious about what they eat and how they can be fit, dietitians and nutritionists plays a key role in encouraging health and well-being by providing tailored nutritional guidance to individuals seeking to improve their lifestyle. Ankita Gupta stands out as a leading name in the dietician industry. Director and Chief Dietitian at Nutriediet in Hyderabad, Ankita has over 15 years of experience and is passionate about empowering and promoting individuals to lead healthier lives through the right diet and lifestyle choices. Her success is evidenced by the countless testimonials from her satisfied clients, highlighting her profound impact on their health and well-being. Ankita's commitment to achieving positive results for her clients, particularly in weight management programs, reflects her exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to promoting holistic wellness through nutrition. Lets hear more from her.

What is your core philosophy regarding health and nutrition as a Dietitian and Nutritionist?

My fundamental belief as a dietitian and nutritionist centers on finding equilibrium and temperance in health and nutrition practices. I advocate for a balanced diet rooted in whole foods, incorporating a diverse range of nutrient-rich foods from all food categories, with a focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Encouraging mindful eating habits and urging people to tune in to their body's signals of hunger and fullness while fostering a positive relationship with food are cornerstone of my approach. This means being mindful of portion sizes, enjoying meals without distractions, and relishing the tastes and textures of foods.

I also stress the importance of personalized nutrition guidance, considering individual factors like age, gender, activity level, medical background, and personal preferences. Recognizing that there's no universal approach to nutrition, I emphasize that what suits one person may not suit another. Moreover, I highlight the significance of lifestyle elements such as regular exercise, sufficient sleep, stress management, and hydration in achieving overall well-being. A holistic view of health and nutrition acknowledges how these factors inter connect and influence overall health outcomes.

Tell us about your academic and professional background and how it has influenced your career journey this far?

I have completed my Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Food and Nutrition from Rani Durgavati University in Madhya Pradesh. Over the past two decades, I've dedicated myself to meeting the dietary and nutritional needs of clients. My journey includes establishing Nutriediet, a nutrition-focused business in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, which has successfully served clients for fifteen years. I
have expanded our services by opening clinics in multiple locations in Hyderabad, allowing us to cater to a wider range of clients. Additionally, I lead a skilled team of nutritionists at Nutriediet, overseeing their operations and providing guidance to ensure high-quality services.

In collaboration with various hospitals, I have also been able to offer specialized clinical nutrition services to patients, contributing to their overall health and wellbeing. Moreover, we have extended our reach globally by providing online consultations to numerous international clients, further expanding our impact and influence in the field of nutrition.

As part of our efforts to promote healthy living, I have conducted informative Healthy Lifestyle Sessions at several corporate organi-zations, educating individuals about the importance of nutrition and lifestyle choices in maintaining overall well-being.

Furthermore, I have had the privilege of serving as a guest lecturer at Loyola Academy in Secunderabad, where I had the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise with students enrolled in the Diploma in Nutrition program, contributing to the development of future nutrition professionals.

Ankita's commitment to achieving positive results for her clients, particularly in weight management programs, reflects her exceptional skills & unwavering dedication to promoting holistic wellness through nutrition

Can you describe the various obstacles you've encountered in your role as a Dietitian?

One of the primary challenges is encouraging client compliance with dietary recommendations, especially when clients face motivation issues, cultural dietary practices, or lifestyle constraints. Additionally, creating personalized nutrition plans tailored to each client's unique needs, preferences, and medical conditions can be time-consuming and demanding. Addressing prevalent nutrition misinformation in society, such as fad diets and pseudoscientific claims, is another significant challenge that requires constant education and clarification for clients. Continual professional development is essential to stay updated with the latest research, guidelines, and advancements in the field, albeit this can be demanding while managing work responsibilities. Lastly, prioritizing self-care practices is vital to prevent burnout and sustain enthusiasm for helping clients achieve optimal health through nutrition.

What sets apart your method of diet planning from short-term diets? How do you ensure that your approach to nutrition counseling is successful?

Our approach is centered on assisting clients in developing a sustainable lifestyle through gradual dietary changes like portion control, prioritizing quality sleep, managing stress, and incorporating cardio and weight training exercises, aiming to establish enduring habits. In our counseling sessions, we uphold several core principles. Firstly, a Client-Centric Approach ensures we understand each client's unique needs, tailoring our services accordingly for heightened effectiveness. Secondly, our recommendations are grounded in Evidence-Based Practices, drawing from the latest scientific research to offer reliable guidance for clients' health goals. We also prioritize empowerment, equipping individuals with knowledge and resources to make informed health decisions, fostering a sense of control. Lastly, our commitment to Integrity is paramount, maintaining the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct to build trust and transparency with our clients.

What innovative strategies are you planning to introduce in the future? Additionally, share some of the awards and recognitions you've received throughout your career?

We are actively exploring innovative approaches such as personalized digital platforms, virtual reality nutrition education, telehealth services, meal delivery options, nutrition coaching programs, and corporate wellness initiatives to enhance our clients' health journeys and provide them with comprehensive support.

As for awards and recognitions, I am honored to have received several accolades such as, Winner of the Best Nutritionist in Telangana award at the Healthcare Excellence Summit and Awards in 2015 being nominated for the Business Woman of the Year Award by TV5.

Additionally, I also hosted a Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition weekly talk show for six months on Big FM (92.7), reaching and educating a wide audience. I even contributed articles on Health and Nutrition for Telugu Weekly Andhra Prabha, furthering public awareness and knowledge in the field.