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Shilpa Joshi, RD

Shilpa Joshi RD is one of India’s leading dietitian and diabetes educator. With over 20 years of experience, she is known for her expertise in clinical nutrition. At her clinic, she uses the principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for preventive and therapeutic care of health problems.

Director, Mumbai Diet and Health Centre

Practicing Dietician, Diabetes Educator

Vice President 20192021 Indian Dietetic Association

Hon Secretary-All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity

Master Trainer-"Diabetes Conversation Maps"

Eat Right Not Less

A healthy lifestyle includes getting exercise every day along with eating a healthy diet. A healthy lifestyle may lower disease risks, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and cancer.


  • Mark Carneiro

    After I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I found that the simplest of meals affected me adversely. I decided to see a dietitian that would me with my diet while my body healed. Shilpa Joshi, RD was highly recommended by a well-renowned doctor. As I got to know Shilpa, I began to realize the depth of her knowledge about nutrition, diet, and exercise. She has a strong desire to find different ways to help patients be healthier and to solve difficult health problems. I was impressed with her drive to find holistic, healthy ways to help our bodies heal and to prevent further problems. With Shilpa’s program I learned how to understand the food I eat and how my body works with this food. Shilpa did not restrict my eating habits but showed me how to read labels and introduce healthier things into my diet. I am grateful to Shilpa for having helped me on my path to recovery. I would highly recommend consulting Shilpa Joshi, RD for all your dietary needs.

    Mark Carneiro
  • Dr. Nishita Rana

    Shilpa Joshi, RD is a highly knowledgeable Dietician. She has been guiding me from past two years for peg tube feeding. Very few Dieticians can give their best advice about peg feeding on opd basis. Her knowledge about nutrition, diet in relation to tube feeding patients is highly appreciable. Her recommendations would mainly focus on balanced diet, proper calorie counts and home preparations as much as possible. Thank you for keeping us on healthy track!

    Dr. Nishita Rana
  • Dipti Raut
    I am Dipti Raut from Mumbai, I used to be 92 kg. Health issues were my primary reason and hence I decided to lose weight. Firstly I consulted dietician so that I could plan a proper diet. And I was so lucky that I got the best dietician, who helps you to lose weight by making you eat and stay healthy, thanks a lot Shilpa Joshi, RD ma'am. Along with gym sessions, I also started reducing carbohydrates in my diet. I lost weight gradually but steadily and went down to 72kg. I think what worked is a combination of sustained and regular exercise with a healthy diet. It was not a miracle but my discipline and support from family, dietician, and friends that yielded results. Hard work with true dedication is always rewarded with delicious fruit.
    Dipti Raut
  • Hamir Asher
    I was appr 97 kgs when I started seriously thinking about weight loss. I took up to playing badminton, to begin with, and as a result, lost 7 kgs in the next few months. While I continued to play, the weight loss stopped. I got a recommendation to consult Shilpa Joshi, RD and that would turn out to be a key trigger for me. The key issue she had was to ensure that I have enough energy to play and also reduce calorie intake to ensure weight loss. She ensured that the diet plan will provide me enough energy to continue to play and also lose weight. The diet plan involved eating normal stuff which is available at all households and no powder or food was recommended which was a quick fix or medicine to burn fat. I am happy to say that today I weigh 80 kgs, have enough energy to continue playing my sport and also eat enough to fill my stomach. All credit to Dr. Joshi to have helped me in achieving this goal."
    Hamir Asher
  • Ashok Thakkar
    First time I visited Shilpa Joshi, RD in Jan 2018 my weight was 92.7 kgs and I had high blood pressure and cholesterol.She made the necessary change in my diet and suggesting walking since I was not much into physical activity.I lost 3 kgs in the first month and with regular follow-up and necessary changes in diet plan based on my weight loss I lost 15 kgs in 10 months. Now I weigh 77.7 kgs ideal for my height of 5 ft 10 inch. My Blood pressure and cholesterol are normal now and am feeling very energetic. I would like to thank Shilpa Joshi, RD for patiently guiding me to healthy food habits and teaching real mantra to maintain weight rather than going for a fancy diet.
    Ashok Thakkar
  • Madhvi Vaswani Chhabra
    Shilpa Joshi, RD was referred to me after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 30. Right off the bat she was immensely comforting and reassuring that my life is going to go back to the way it was. Through the course of 5 sessions, she taught me how to count carbohydrates and how to accurately determine my carb-insulin ratio. She also focused on the characteristics of a lot of Indian foods for which you can’t readily find information online. Through these sessions and a few follow up ones, she has geared me into tackling the daily food decisions that come with Type 1 Diabetes without overthinking it. She’s comforting, approachable and always available when you need her. I am grateful to have met her and am better off because of it.
    Madhvi Vaswani Chhabra
  • Saloni Suri
    I am a type 1 diabetic who has done the carb counting course with Shilpa Joshi, RD Post my learning sessions with her I find myself better equipped to manage my BSL's. The key to managing Type 1 diabetes is understanding the impact of the food you eat on your sugar levels. Shilpa explains it well as her knowledge base is vast and experience is exemplary. She is a teacher who understands you and advises you on a food plan best suited to your lifestyle.
    Saloni Suri
  • Suniana More
    I was having GDM around 6th month of pregnancy and I was referred to Joshi ma'am for diet as I was not willing to take medicines to control sugar. The diet she prescribed was easy to follow and with 10days the sugar was normalized. I continued the diet plan till my delivery. It helped me to Maintain the weight too.
    Suniana More
  • Tehzeeb Mohammedi
    My experience with Shilpa Joshi was amazing and still amazing, yes the best dietician I know since I have kidney issues which is a kind of chronic kidney disease... Because of the medication I was suffering from diabetes and her diet plan and constant assistant help me to control my diabetes... She gives you proper guidance in terms of food and does not deprives you from the food and dishes you like to eat... The best I like about her is you can reach out to her at any time...
    Tehzeeb Mohammedi
  • Sankalp Shah
    I have been living in US/Canada for the last decade and working in Diabetes- so as my mum's control deteriorated I began to worry anticipating comorbidities. I strongly believe that the right diet is crucial for bringing control to T2 patients. Knowing fully well that patient adherence is strongly linked to the patient understanding I was looking for a credible dietitian with the ability to explain concepts to someone like my mother (very basic understanding of the disease state and limited attention span). This is when my colleague, a former president of the ADA recommended that I take my mum to see Shilpa in one of my trips to Mumbai. Shilpa Joshi, RD explained the basic diabetes principles, the impact of Carbs on Glucose levels, and gave her a diet based on her glucose readings that were simple, flexible and very local. My mum still goes to her for quarterly follow-ups and has seen better results. I would strongly recommend anyone to Shilpa
    Sankalp Shah
  • Urjita Sheth

    I have faced the issue of being overweight since I was a child and there was never an explanation for it as to why was I gaining so much weight. Thereafter the issues piled up so much that it messed up with my menstruation cycle. A few years later a word came in my life “PCOS” which went onto become the answer to my every problem but doctors and dietician had no solution to it other than me starving myself, losing my glow and hair along the way and losing weight the wrong way until Shilpa Joshi, RD was introduced to me. For years I followed diets like they were some sort of punishment for me but with Shilpa’s diet, it is like I finally found solutions to my every problem while still eating the most healthy but the most stomach filling food. The diet not only helped me lose weight but also helped me with my menstruation cycle, my skin glow and my hair shine. For the first time, the diet has become a part of my lifestyle and a part of my daily diet other than just following it for the sake of weight loss.

    Urjita Sheth
  • Deepika Lalwani
    2 years ago when I came back from my holidays I was falling sick very often sometimes with a headache nausea frequent thirst hunger and the urge for frequent urination so my doctor told me to go for a full check-up and to my surprise my blood sugar was about 500 fasting and I was prescribed medications to bring my blood sugar under control but still my fasting sugar would go up to 145 and post meals to about 175 till I met Shilpa Joshi, RD under whose guidance and a proper diet my fasting sugar is always under 100 and post meals maximum to 130 but I am under no medication for diabetes at all ,a well-controlled diet and exercise actually reversed my diabetes
    Deepika Lalwani
  • Kalashree Bandekar
    I had consulted her during my pregnancy. She gave me a very practical diet plan which could be easily incorporated into my schedule and availability. Her dietary advice helped me sail through a wel nourished pregnancy with no excess weight difficult to shed off post partum with me back to my original weight post partum. Her daily nutrition whats app updates are something i look forward to! Highly recommended!
    Kalashree Bandekar

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