About-Shonali-logo Shonali’s contribution and mission for India are to create a market for the Macrobiotic diet lifestyle. She started her Macrobiotic meal business in 2008; and has written three books The Beauty Diet, The Detox Diet, and The Love Diet. Shonali is clear she needs to educate the Indian public to accept this unique approach to health and lifestyle. She has a flourishing Counseling practice and applies her core skills as a health practitioner. She is trained in the art of Oriental facial and meridian diagnosis (of all organs in the body) and is a Macrobiotic health Chef. With this skill set, she helps you to apply the Macrobiotic diet principles to your daily living. She has worked with ailments (over 1000 different cases) and helped reverse or keep them in remission. Through her workshops, Shonali also seeks to educate you in creating and supporting a healthy fuller life. She will also be introducing a range of health products.


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Organically grown, whole grain is recommended. These are mainly: brown rice, barley, millets, whole oats, whole wheat or gluten-free grains (if gluten intolerant) and buckwheat. A small portion of the recommended percentage of grains may consist of noodles/ pasta (whole grains not refined) and bread with no yeast. Some partially processed grains like semolina (suji/rava), bulgur (dalia) are allowed 2-3 times a week.
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Local and organically grown vegetables are recommended, with an emphasis on leafy greens daily,the majority being cooked in various styles such as lightly steamed or boiled, sautéed with a small amount of unrefined, cold pressed oil, etc. A small portion may be used as fresh salad seasonally.
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The most suitable beans for regular use are all whole beans such as kidney beans, chickpeas, green mung and split dals (lentils). Fermented foods are recommended as a part of the daily diet at every meal with an emphasis on pressed salads, quick pickles, non-dairy probiotic drinks and other preparations.



Locally available fruit or fruit desserts, made from fresh, dried fruit, or plant-based sweeteners may be served two or three times a week. Recommended fish include fresh white-meat fish. Herbal, de-caffeinated beverages, and condiments are allowed.



“The Macrobiotic approach is ideally suited for the Indian environment as well as intrinsically in tune with its ethos”.

Shonali Sabherwal is India’s first Graduate and practicing Macrobiotic Counsellor/Chef/Instructor from The Kushi Institute (USA). She started her training under Mona Schwartz, one of the pioneers of the Macrobiotic Diet. This happened after Shonali’s father contracted prostate cancer and she was looking for a dietary practice to help him. The mantle of being a ‘cancer curing’ diet was given to Macrobiotics in the mid 70’s as it helped people recover and stay in remission from the most aggressive cancers.

She decided to study Macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute in the USA. She spent the years 2006 to 2010 finishing all four levels of the Kushi Institute Graduate Program. She started her Macrobiotic work in India in 2008, with India’s first Macrobiotic meal service.

Macrobiotics as an approach avoids foods that make for an imbalance in pH levels i.e., it seeks to achieve a balance between acid and alkaline blood condition and works towards creating strong immunity.

It does help one keep their health condition stable, as it sticks to the principles of high fiber, low saturated fats, high mineral/vitamin content, low glycemic index foods, balance of sodium/potassium and acid/alkaline foods, inducing a whole variety of digestive enzymes with good fermented foods. Apart from all of this, a practitioner can diagnose the health of your organs and condition; and suggest a unique approach for you.

Shonali is on the advisory Board of Ecole Mondiale World School and is in phase two of their healthy canteen project. She has started her ‘Healthy Macro Kids’ program for schools all over Mumbai and Delhi, wherein she gives talks to parents on raising healthy children. She has introduced a ‘Wellness Food’ menu as part of her repertoire of services for Wellness Health Spas and Restaurants; where she conceives, curates the menu and trains Chefs.

Books by Shonali


The Detox Diet

With the detox diet, Shonali helps unravel the secrets of weight loss, anti-ageing, beauty, skin, hair, autoimmune issues, and reversing every health problem that she believes arises when bad bacteria outdo the good ones in your system – thus causing an imbalance. Available in January 2017.


The Beauty Diet

Eat Your Way to a Fab New You, authored by Shonali Sabherwal, is a book that helps readers to look better and acquire much better health by choosing the right food habits.
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The Love Diet

Discover the secret of staying in a state of Love 24X7, and improving happiness in relationships by expert dietician Shonali Sabherwal.
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