An inspiring journey of weight loss and resilience!!

As a dietitian, I’ve had the privilege of working with many incredible individuals who have shown remarkable, resilience, strength and determination in the face of adversity.

While some tend to lose hope and give up if they hit a roadblock.

One such client, whom I’ll call Ankit for privacy, has an inspiring story that, I’m excited to share. Despite being on bed rest due to a spinal cord injury that resulted in loss of sensation in his lower body, he managed to lose 10 kg and significantly accelerate his recovery.

Here’s how he achieved this remarkable feat.

The story:

Ankit approached me for weight loss and we started the journey, he was all determined and ready to lose weight,  a dream client for any dietitian as he followed whatever I asked him to follow !!

Within a few months he lost a good amount of weight and inches too, he was happy as people started to notice his weight loss.

But his journey took an unexpected turn after an accident left him with a spinal cord injury.

The initial prognosis was daunting, a long recovery period with limited mobility and a high risk of weight gain due to prolonged bed rest.

But he was determined to defy the odds and maintain his health, even under these challenging circumstances.

The Journey:

The cornerstone of Ankit’s weight loss and recovery was a meticulously crafted nutrition plan tailored to his unique needs. Here’s what we focused on:

Caloric Intake Management

Given Ankit’s reduced physical activity, we needed to adjust his caloric intake to prevent weight gain.

And also ensuring he received adequate nutrition to support his body’s healing process.

High-Protein Diet

Protein is essential for muscle repair and recovery.

We included lean proteins such as low-fat paneer, tofu, mushroom and legumes in his meals to aid in tissue regeneration and maintain muscle mass.

Also a plant-based protein supplement was added to compensate protein requirement

Nutrient-Dense Foods

To maximize the nutritional value of his diet without adding extra calories, we emphasized foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

This included plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats like avocados and nuts.


Staying hydrated was crucial for overall health and recovery. We aimed for at least 8 glasses of water per day, incorporating herbal teas and water-rich fruits to help meet this goal.

The Results: 10 kg Lighter and a Faster Recovery


Ankit’s dedication paid off. Over several months, he over 10 kg, which not only improved his physical health but also boosted his confidence and mental well-being.

His doctors noted that his proactive approach to nutrition and physiotherapy contributed to a faster recovery than initially anticipated.

Ankit’s story is a testament to the power of determination and the right guidance.

Even when faced with significant challenges like a spinal cord injury and prolonged bed rest, it’s possible to achieve remarkable health improvements.

By focusing on a personalized nutrition plan, incorporating safe exercises, and maintaining a positive mindset, he not only lost weight but also accelerated his recovery.

If you give up easily, especially during the health journey, always remember its only YOU who can reach the destination smoothly but with the right support and a tailored approach.

As a dietitian, I’m continuously inspired by my clients’ resilience. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Together, we can navigate the path to better health and recovery.



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