More than 90% of the diseases arise from our stomach. Improper intake of junk, not enough sleep, hormonal imbalances and many more. Most of the times even after consuming healthy food on a regular basis, we are not able to achieve the level of fitness we want for ourselves. It is not only important to eat healthy but also to consume foods with necessary fat required for our body and at the right time. Despite of so many advancements made in the health sector, maximum of the population suffers from one disease or the other. And those who want to improve often confuse between being fit and being slim. Being fit has a totally different concept, it deals not only with weight but also with stress management. And Nutri Activania understands this better than anyone else.
Based out of Saket, Delhi, Nutri Activania helps you achieve a fitter version of you with a customized diet plan, taking into consideration both your personal and professional life. Be it a weight issue, skin conditions, hormonal imbalance, thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal and heart diseases, a diet for a senior citizen or a growing child, or for the woman carrying one in her womb, or even an athlete, everyone who wants a personalized diet plan is welcome. They provide a custom meal plan for you based on the SWOT analysis of your body and ensure that you are given the foods you love, and that can help you maintain a healthy metabolic rate naturally, while also giving you cheat codes to uplift your mood every once in a while.
Here is an interview of Avni Kaul, the brain behind Nutri Activania who has been making people’s lives better and healthier, and to whom success would be when each one of us prioritizes our health.
1. What is the Name of Your Venture? Any specific reason for this name?
Name :Nutri Activania #Foragoodlife
A Good Life means NutriActivania. “A Good life” holistically means Balance. It means that your mind, body, and soul are in sync with each other and the surroundings. NutriActivaniaendeavors to bring the focus back to preventive healthcare. Preventive healthcare as a concept has been talked about a lot about, but no gives it the attention it deserves. As most programs are the race of commercialisation, have forgotten the very fact that nutrition means a chemical balance and it becomes counterproductive if you are not happy.
2. Who is your target Audience/clients?
Anyone and everyone who is looking to get a personalised Diet plan from Nutri Activania
3. Where is your venture based (city, state, country) & What are your geographical target areas?
Delhi , India
Clinic Address : M-65 Saket New Delhi -110017
4. What problems does your venture resolve? What are your products or services?
NutriActivania is all about Nutrition and active life to help transform energy from food into positivity to bring joy and happiness to everyone’s life.
NutriActivania Plans are about empowerments. The design of each program is according to individual needs. They are designed keeping the golden rules in mind to match everyone’s different lifestyles. Each program combines information, planning and coaching anyone about the philosophies, strategies, and attitude to maintain a healthy way of life.
• Weight Management
Are you frustrated with pointless diets and tired of random fluctuations in your weight despite doing everything the right way?
You exercise, but the weight keeps coming back? Are you sick of becoming a living walking calorie counter for yourself and everyone in your family? Do you constantly stress about weight gain?
If this is true? Then NutriActivania is just right for you. Over the years this simple yet effective program designed by renowned nutritionist Avni Kaul has helped thousands of people live a healthy & happy life.
Did you know that Stress is the single largest reason for the release of a Hormone that makes you put on twice the amount of weight even when you are doing everything right to lose it?
NutriActivania begins with making you stress-free during the process of weight management and helping you effectively manage your lifestyle with optimum nutrition. Our system ensures that you lose weight happily while making sure that variable weight gain does not happen again.
• Child Nutrition
Children are the future of any country and believe it or not, in today’s competitive environment parents tend to incline towards easier available food options and somehow ignore the fact that the child may be missing on essential nutrients and vitamins required for their overall growth. We also understand that a child needs time to develop a taste towards certain food items.
At NutriActivania we help children get the optimum nourishment to grow and learn in the most critical phase of their lives so that they can grow up and become healthy adults and avoid the pitfall of the mistakes their parents made due to lack of knowledge and resources. It will prevent obesity and weight-related diseases, such as diabetes. We can develop an action plan to begin bringing you closer to your goals.
• Skin Conditions
The common types of Skin conditions and Acne, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Eczema, Keratosis Pilaris to name a few. The way to treating these conditions is to attack them from underneath your skin. If you suffer currently from any of the above skin disorders, then only a NutriActivania program can be your right answer. It’s only program that solves the problem from within and for the long term. Glowing and happy skin is a sign of good nutrition which is turn is the sign of happiness.
• Hormone Imbalances
The most probably cause around the world for ineffective weight management are diseases associated with Hormonal Imbalances causing conditions such as PCOS, Addison’s Disease, Infertility, Menopause, Stress, Insomnia, Hormonal imbalances can happen during any stage of life, and multiple factors affect it, but the primary one above all is Stress. NutriActivania is not just is a fix but the ultimate solution to keep those hormones in check.
Hormone imbalances cause spikes in our energy level causing, even more, symptoms and discomforts like lack of sleep and get worse with aging, and situations like menopause, just to name a few.
NutriActivania can help balance your hormones and keep unwanted weight off, commonly associated with such circumstances. Our program ensures your energy levels are always maintained to their optimum so that your hormones are always in check.
During NutriActivania Program, we test for hormones like Cortisol, a primary cause in disturbing your sleep patterns and in women we check for PCOS to make sure that improper nutrition during Pregnancy, Menopause, etc. is not leading to ineffective calorie management and additional weight gain.
• Thyroid Disorders
Also, know as TDIs, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis are all different forms of an inability of the body to manage energy from calories intakes causing confusion for the body not to know how to handle FAT. It reduces the bodies ability to control its weight and hence makes a healthy lifestyle management for such individuals an even bigger challenge.
AtNutriActivania we begin with understanding the true nature of the problem. We first understand if you Thyroid is over or under active and create a personalized plan to help you effectively manage your bodies Metabolic rate while making sure it does not cause more stress to you in doing so.
• Diabetes Management
Anyone with Diabetes (Type 1 or 2) must join the NutriActivania Programs. The founder Avni Kaul is an expert in managing Diabetes, Increase Glucose, Sugar urges, Improper Energy Balance & Irritable Moods. Effective diabetes management is at the Heart of NutriActivania Program. Avni has dedicated her life’s work to helping people reverse the adverse effects and limitations that diabetes can create in the lives of individuals. The NutriActivania program can not only deliver a metabolic balance rate for those suffering but has the potential to reverse and naturally diminish the effects of the conditions through effective implementation of the program for any individual by understanding their biology.
• Heart Diseases
Do you suffer from Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Hypertension, Arteriosclerosis? Does anyone in the family has ever had a heart-related issue? By embarking on a NutriActivania Program to combat heart disease, you will effectively lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and learn how to increase your HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and actually, manage your triglycerides for healthily looking after your heart.
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
Also, know as GI diseases, Food Allergies/Intolerances, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, IBS are a primary cause of Bloating, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux. Anyone suffering from GI discomforts can benefit a great deal from a NutriActivania Program which can strategically help the individual establish habits that will efficiently assist them in healing the gut and through effective nutritional regime conquer all the GI discomforts they face.
In Conditions like acid reflux, GERD, food allergies, Crohn’s Disease, NutriActivania Program can certainly help. Even for more chronic conditions like Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), leaky gut and GI discomfort, the NutriActivania program can help find the answers a person have been seeking.
• Corporate Wellness
We want your employees to live a happy, enriched and a more active life. Most companies think it’s not possible due to time, lifestyle, and commitments. Nutriactivania is here to support your organisation by understanding your workforces time, lifestyle and commitments to ensure that they become more productive assets for the organisation.
• Sports Nutrition
Right diet can make a huge difference to the life of a sportsperson. Athletes and sportspersons have special nutritional needs. When training, the body of an athlete requires a diet that is suited to their energy and calorie requirements. While the type of diet will definitely differ for each sportsperson, certain principles remain the same when trying to achieve peak training nutrition.
When discussing sports nutrition, it goes without saying that water plays an important role in every sportsperson’s life. Dehydration is something an athlete is most susceptible to if he/she does not consume the right amount of water. Loss of water can amount up to 2.5 litres a day through urine, bowel movement and sweat. This loss can increase depending on the weather, environment, intensity of exercise, gut issues etc. Urine can be a good indicator or signal of reduced intake of water. Some athletes use urine sticks to check concentration levels in their urine to regulate their fluid ingestion. Poor hydration is something an athlete just cannot afford and the overall effect of consuming fluids on the body should be positive.
• Senior Citizen Diet Plan
Eating good nutritious food at every age is as important as exercise and sufficient rest. Eating healthy food becomes more important as we age because all our organs start degenerating. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are some of the lifestyle diseases which affect the elderly. They can be prevented and controlled with the right kind of meal planning.
Ageing is inevitable and irreversible and therefore should not be frowned upon . The degenerative diseases like osteoporosis and dementia can adversely affect the quality of life as we grow older. By making certain lifestyle changes and modifying our daily diet to include more nutritious but light on the stomach meals, we can continue to enjoy healthy ageing.
The physical activity of the elderly decreases bringing down their metabolism too. Therefore, smaller quantity of food is required to compensate the lack of usage of energy.
As the elderly have dental problems, due to which they are not able to chew their food properly, they may not be getting sufficient nutrition.
The digestive system of the elderly weakens and therefore, they are unable to digest their food properly they had always relished. The elderly commonly complain about heaviness in the stomach, gastric problems and acidity.
Meal planning for the elderly is different from the active youngsters and therefore, it is done keeping in mind their changed requirements.
• Pre and Post Natal Nutrition
During pregnancy, the health and well being of the mother has a direct impact on the baby that is growing within herself. The diet of a pregnant woman, in particular, plays a crucial role in ensuring that the baby gets all the vital nutrients for their growth and development. Nutrition is of utmost importance for both a pregnant as well as a lactating mother so that both the mother and the baby enjoy a good and healthy life. With each passing day, the baby within you is growing. Accordingly, the nutritional requirement also changes. Like pregnancy, women who are into breastfeeding should be careful with their diet. Their diet needs to be enriched with foods rich in Iron, calcium, proteins, and vitamins.
5. Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it come to existence? What motivated you to start your own venture?
I had been practicing for a long time. Wanted to work as per my flexibility and the feeling to start something from scratch is a great feeling. I also loved marketing despite not having an MBA, I felt I could create my own brand. It was such an exciting thing yet challenging. Made mistakes but I learned so much more.
6. Who are your biggest competitors and how do you differentiate yourself from them?
I feel I just compete with myself. Rest we focus on personalized diet plans and do not give printouts of pre-made diet plans. We spend time with the person in understanding their eating patterns, taste and cultural preferences.
We conduct this to do a SWOT analysis of your body & mind. While establishing your Strengths and Weaknesses, we can avert threats related to chronic diseases by helping you prevent them and help you focus on opportunities for gaining Benefits from the NutriActivania program.
We will make a custom meal plan for you based on the SWOT analysis of your body and ensure we give you foods you love, and that can help you maintain a healthy metabolic rate naturally.
We also give you cheat codes to keep you happy. We all have a natural instinct to be naughty, and we all deviate from those strict routines every time. We call it having fun, and we make sure that while you are having fun, your body and mind are activated to help you keep your metabolic rate always at optimum levels.
7. How did you identify your co-founder? Tell us some thing about your co-founder/s
“One of my greatest joys is to see people get healthier, to help them exceed their expectations and actualize their goals. All while realizing that wellness is fun”.
NutriActivania Brand is the brainchild of A Quirky coach, Certified Diabetes Educator, A Passionate and Qualified Nutritionist and an Entrepreneur, Avni Kaul who aspires to see the Brand as being synonymous with “ A Good Life”.
NutriActivania is a lifestyle choice, not an alternative to medicine or formula for weight loss. We promise to help you lead a happy and healthy life no matter who you are or how you look and we promise to guide you to make healthy choices consciousness.
8. How did you hired your first team members? What skills do you want in your employees/team?
No team as of now except a Clinic Manager.
9. What expansion plans are you looking for the next 2 years, next 5 years?
A team of Young Bright Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers and Wellness Coaches
10. Where do you want to see yourself in next 10 years?
Still in the Health Industry and making it big
11. What are your immediate goals over the next 1, 3, 6 and 12 months?
To Spread Pan India
12. Have you raised any funding? Or have any plans for the funding?
Yes, have plans.
13.What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
I didn’t face too many problems. I always took the advice of experts so the chances were limited.
14. What was the most challenging part of your journey till now? How did you overcome those challenges?
To be completely on your own. Investing into the business with your own savings. It is hard initially but then you realize it is important. It will give you good results.
15. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
I am a huge fan of Netflix, basically watching movies, documentaries etc is a huge pass time for me. I love travelling as well. I read books occasionally
16. Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
Robin Sharma. I watch a lot of his videos. He is truly inspiring .
17. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
We have to be always on our toes. And think of new ideas, concepts, strategies so I feel it gives you a wider perspective. All this makes me more observant and makes we work harder. I don’t have a monotonous life.
18. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Nothing at all. I learnt everything on the job. I have enjoyed each and every moment.
19. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family & Social life?
It hasn’t affected anything. I manage my time well.
20. Anything, you would like to say to our readers or upcoming entrepreneurs?
Small daily improvements when done consistently over time will lead you to absolute stunning results.
21. Tell us something about your education.
• B.sc and M.sc Food and Nutrition
• Gold Medalist B.sc
• Certified Diabetes Educator from Project Hope and International Diabetes Federation
• Diploma in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition from International Society of Sports Nutrition
• Practiced at Max Super Speciality Hospital in the Endocrinology Department
• Fitness First, Senior Nutrition Consultant.
22. What is your USP which makes it unique & different from other start-ups in similar domains?
Avni prides herself on educating, inspiring, and empowering everyone. Avni also believes in a holistic approach to optimal living and considers other wellness factors such as sleep, exercise, environmental exposures, and stress levels to create an individualized nutrition plan. She does not believe in gimmicks or starvation plans.
23. What do you think is the biggest threat to the success of small businesses & Start-ups today?
Lack of patience. People want quick success with their start ups. But you need to be invested in it. You need to give it a bit of time. Don’t lose passion.
24. Do you consider yourself successful and by what means do you measure success?
Not yet. Work in progress
Success to me would mean when I would have a greater impact on society. When everyone starts to take their Nutrition seriously. We as a fraternity still have a long way to go. Even now people would not visit nutritionists to seek guidance as they would think this is something they already know.
Name : Nutri Activania
Address : M-65 Saket New Delhi -110017
Email id : [email protected]nikaul.com
Contact : +91 9953228642