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Shonali is India’s only practising Counsellor/Chef and Instructor in Macrobiotics and that is her USP. She is a celebrity counsellor and chef to some of the hottest and fittest Bollywood beauties. Her clients include Hema Malini, Neha Dhupia, Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Bedi, and Dalip Tahil.
She is a graduate of the Kushi Institute, USA. Her tryst with macrobiotics began in 1998 when her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she wanted to help him with an alternative approach to recovery. She sought a diet that would enhance one’s ‘well-being’ from within, focussing on changing blood-condition and using food as a tool to change any kind of imbalances in the body and mind.
She has been featured in The Times of India, Vogue, Elle, Hindustan Times, DNA, and so on.
She meets her clients needs not only on the health counselling level, but goes beyond that, wherein she equips them with recipes and cooking classes, and helps source products. She is soon to launch her own line of retail products of ready-to-eat snacks and treats under her brand name ‘Soulfood’. All of these products are vegetarian, organic, and free from dairy, gluten, yeast, sugar, and white processed flour, and are non GMOs.
She lives in Mumbai. This is her first book.