International Women's Day- Sheela Krishnaswamy

07 March 2018 | Interviews | By NFS Correspondent

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Sheela Krishnaswamy, National President, Indian Dietetic Association


Registered Dietitian with over 34 years of professional experience in the clinical, corporate and communication spaces.Trained in India and overseas. Active in national and international dietetic associations.  Media presence for the last 21 years. A successful nutrition entrepreneur, an editor, a public speaker and a blogger. Currently an independent Diet, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant in Bengaluru, India.


On the occasion of International Women's Day, Sheela Krishnaswamy shares some personal space with NuFFooDS Spectrum-


My daily routine-


I have no fixed routine when it comes to professional work.  As an independent consultant, my schedule varies and sometimes changes at the nth hour. 


My idea of nutrition and fitness-


Very important.  Whenever I’m not traveling, I’m regular with my exercise routine – it could be a morning walk in the park or lifting weights in the gym or a few yogasanas.  Needless to say that eating healthy is a part of my lifestyle!


My favourite cuisine-


I have more than one favourite cuisine – South Indian, Thai, Mediterranean, Mexican.


My favourite holiday spot-


It’s hard to pin point one favourite holiday spot when I have travelled widely across India and the globe.  I must say that the diversity in culture and cuisine that India offers is hard to beat.  Each state in our country is unique and worth a visit.  Outside India, my favourite destination is Europe.  I could visit any of European countries any number of times and at any time of the year. 


My idea of balance between of professional and personal life-


That’s easy.  Time management is the key.  Also saying ‘no’ to things beyond my ambit, and prioritising my activities. 


My role model-


None.  Don’t get me wrong.  I admire and respect a lot of people in my professional and personal life.  But I believe in carving my own niche rather than treading on another person’s path.   



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