PROFILE: Ms. Charu Bhardwaj, metabolic balance® coach and nutritionist, AktivOrtho™
Ms. Charu Bhardwaj, M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition) and MHA, joined AktivOrtho™ as metabolic balance® coach in December 2013. Since then, she has guided and helped many clients to adjust their weight and live an active life. metabolic balance®, the well-known and highly successful nutrition and weight management program from Europe, is exclusive to AktivOrtho™ in India. Dr. Gerd Mueller (MD), founder and chairman, AktivOrtho™, holds its national license for the country.
Ms. Bhardwaj is now the main coach at recently-opened Gurgaon branch of AktivOrtho™. Equipped with nearly 6 years of experience as a dietician and nutritionist, she is very suitable to take metabolic balance® to new heights in that region. Before AktivOrtho™, she had worked across many nutrition-based platforms, most notably as corporate nutritionist, a nutrition lecturer and a dietician with prestigious organisations.
Being not only expert in addressing individual problems of obesity and nutrition, she is also frequently seen at various health and nutrition-based conferences and seminars, sharing her experiences and success stories, thus contributing for a cause i.e. fighting obesity from the front. She loves spreading nutritional awareness by conducting health workshops and one-to-one counselling.
Some of her participations include: a 3-day seminar on ‘Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’ held at AIIMS, New Delhi and, a seminar on ‘Lifestyle Problems and New Research’, held at HGS, Ahmedabad.
She has been an active participant in several nutritional awareness programs and taught at schools and colleges, enhancing the knowledge of the students about the principles of nutrition, hygiene, food safety and basic principle of food microbiology.
She has also done case study on: 1) weight gained and other lifestyle problems in adult female living in hostels; 2) impact of diet on cardiac disease after 40 and other associated health condition.
Her varied nutrition-based experiences also include:
- Was a part of several nutritional awareness sessions, food audit, diet planning, diet counselling of patients.
- Have expertise in nutritional product research and menu planning of different zones.
- Expert in devising corporate health programs, planning and execution along with food hygiene audit.
Known for her corporate health program skills, she has made many corporate presentations with ‘nutrition and active life’ as main theme. Her corporate activities include observing food hygiene and preparation in corporate kitchens (brands include: IOCL, BPCL, NTPC, EMAAR and ITC), training of corporate staff for healthy cooking, living and eating.
At AktivOrtho™, she is responsible for diet counselling, observing patient’s old diet or what he/she is following, keeping an eye on the diet suggested and whether it is compatible with the disease summary, preparing diet charts as per the patient’s health and what suits him/her the best, and above all, motivating them to achieve desired results within a time frame. AktivOrtho™ is proud to have her as its metabolic balance® coach.
Before AktivOrtho™, she had worked as a corporate nutritionist at Dr. Shikha’s Nutrihealth System; lecturer at the Institute of Hotel Management and nutritionist with McCann Health (New Delhi).
Her educational profile includes: M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition), MHA (Master of Hospital Administration) and B. Sc. (Food and Nutrition), all done from the pioneering institutions. She had also completed a 45-day internship at Fortis Hospital.
Ms. Anjali Gopalan
“In May 2014, I joined AktivOrtho™ for the exercise session and then learned about its weight management program, metabolic balance®. I was suffering from diabetes and facing issues of blood pressure, uric acid and thyroid. Earlier, I did many weight loss programs and lost almost 7 kgs but gained back soon. At the time of joining metabolic balance®, my weight 92 kg. I lost over 10 kgs in just 2 and1/2 months!
I have found so much improvement in my system. I am glad because metabolic balance® coach, Ms. Charu Bhrdwaj, who is such a competent and caring nutritionist, is giving me almost everything I usually eat and like to eat. So, no craving actually and that is the best part of the program. I also liked the way my plan has been devised.
Now, I feel more energised and my sugar levels have dropped with an improvement in my blood pressure. Even, my skin has shown a lot of improvement. My sleep is better and I awake fresh in the morning. I also observed alleviation of depression and enhancement of mood.
My doctor is also very happy with my improvement brought forth with metabolic balance® diet program because this has substantially reduced my dependence on cholesterol-lowering drugs”.