Silu Sao Narvekar graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She also attended the International Culinary Center in New York.
I am a Mom, Entrepreneur, Chef, and a Nutrition + Culinary Coach.
For years I thought that having children meant feeling tired. Waking up tired, dragging all day despite Chai Latte injections and going to bed tired. I thought I was eating healthy as I cooked most of the meals I consumed. Then mystery joint and muscle pain set in and I was even more exhausted and began to lose focus and interest in many things I used to love doing. These claims were often dismissed as part of everyday life and stress as a working mom.
Soon after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I quit my job and started culinary school as my passions in life have always surrounded food. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who was an excellent cook; however, everything I had grown up knowing about food changed. I started paying attention to what I ate, how I cooked it, how it affected me, and where it was sourced. I read everything I could get my hands on from old Indian text books to modern current food debates and ultimately put my roadmap to health together. Then magically those extra 5-10 pounds often attributed to aging, motherhood, you name it, somehow disappeared once I figured out my formula for eating. I am pain free and in the best shape of my life now. I don’t believe in diets, so I eat and fuel my body with the healthiest and most delicious foods possible.
A byproduct of reclaiming my health was that my children were helping in the kitchen and absorbing sound nutritional information and eating better themselves (well, except for the picture here! We still do make and eat birthday cake! It's part of life.) Some of our best memories are spent in the kitchen laughing and eating!