Growing up in a strictly vegetarian Indian household, at home all I had was RDBS: rotli, dhal, bhat, and shak (i.e., bread, lentils, rice, and vegetables). While RDBS sounds and is delicious, try eating it every day; it not only wears on you, but at some point, with its heavy carb-laden base, you wear it.
At the same time, I lived in meat-centric Kansas and all I wanted to eat was McDonald’s burgers. When I had the chance to eat without my mother seeing I devoured every bit (I didn’t dare take home leftovers). I gorged myself and then would come home and eat full servings of the dinners my mom made. Later when I headed off to college, my binge eating led to obesity.
That is my story and it’s the major reason why I am so passionate about parents’ having “the food talk” with their kids and what inspired me to write my first book: “The Food Talk” A Parents’ Guide to Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids Of All Ages
While I believe it is never too late to get on track with healthy eating and exercise, I (and my parents) had certainly made a lot of work for myself. I wasn’t just starting at zero; I had a major negative balance in terms of my health: a lot of weight to lose, a lot of addictions, and a lot of bad eating habits to change. It would have been so much easier to develop healthy eating habits in childhood.
I have taken my passion for healthy living and parlayed it into successful business ventures. I was a former professional MMA fighter, in 2012 I founded Team No Excuses Fitness and Nutrition, a worldwide nutrition and fitness education company to help children and adults achieve their nutrition and fitness goals through education and cutting through all the misinformation. I continue to develop a following for my business and have been interviewed on numerous platforms including radio, national podcasts about my views on nutrition and fitness with more upcoming interviews.
I have degrees in biology, chemistry, and physical science, and for over a decade have served as a medical consultant educating physicians and surgeons on various disease states and surgical techniques using different medical devices.
Last, I am also a professional actor with credits that include two episodes of season four of the Netflix series House of Cards. I also have appearances in six films and other TV/films set to release in 2018 (see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7578668/).
“The Food Talk”
Team No Excuses Fitness
First book in a series of books on Nutrition&Fitness to be published June 2018 titled “The Food Talk” A Parents’ Guide to Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids of All Ages.
Working actor with credits that included a recurring role on the Netflix Series “House of Cards”. Have my first feature film set to release in theaters nationwide in Sept 2018. Have credits numerous credits in Tv/film/commercials and unscripted work. More films&TV shows set to release in 2018
Was a former MMA fighter and am a martial arts teacher with over 25+ yrs experience and am versed in 4 different styles(Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Jujitsu, and Jeet Kune Do)
Owner and founder of Team No Excuses Fitness in 2012; a nutrition and fitness education company dedicated to helping children, families, athletes, and adults of all ages on healthy nutrition&fitness practices.
A) CORPORATE HEALTH & WELLNESS PLANS -
I) Reviewing/augmenting existing corporate health&wellness plans and modernizing them to address work/life balance issues of employees.
II) Defining parameters to create new corporate health&wellness plans that grow and change to with the company and its employees.
II) Educating C-suite and management teams on how to keep employees motivated, excited and engaged in the workplace through positive reinforcement of employee health&fitness initiatives.
B) CHILDREN’S NUTRITION & FITNESS
I) Reducing the risk of childhood obesity through sustainable nutrition and fitness habits
II) Overcoming sugar addiction in children
III) Pushing culinary boundaries and creating adventurous eaters in children – The myth of picky/fussy eaters
IV) Educating teachers/parents/caregivers on nutrition and fitness education for kids of all ages.
V) Creative and fun fitness habits to instill in children of all ages
C) ADULT NUTRITION & FITNESS
I) Age Specific Nutrition&Fitness Education
II) Identifying and overcoming sugar addiction at any age
III) Implementing sustainable healthy habits for adults of all demographics&levels of physical fitness
IV) Healthy habits for busy professionals and road warriors