In 1960, when he was a young doctor and professor of Physiology at Bombay Homoeopathic Medical College, sir weighed almost 200 pounds! Even though Dr. Dhurandhar won many prizes at inter-college sports competitions, he severely lacked stamina. He realized then that fitness and obesity could not go together.
Further discussions with his professor, Dr. Murzban Motasha made him understand just how important it was to lose weight.
The next few months saw Dr. Vinod Dhurandhar tweaking his diet, taking controlled proportions of food; and his efforts showed encouraging results. Dr. Dhurandhar lost 60 pounds in just 6 months with no increase in weight for almost 3 years; a turning-point in his life.
Dr. Dhurandhar sir now decided to help others achieve the same goal of fat reduction, marking the beginning of his journey as India’s pioneer obesity consultant.
Dr. Dhurandhar firmly believed that balanced food intake and walking are the only two approaches required for fat reduction. He emphasized on changing people’s behaviour and their attitude towards weight and life, a concept that I practice every day as a Weight Loss and Weight Management Consultant at my specialty clinic for Weight loss, Lifestyle modification and Nutrition Therapy in Kolhapur.
Till date, Dr. Vinod Dhurandhar talks about his work in the field of obesity management with utmost humility. He says – “A smile on my patient’s face and the fact that I could help others is my greatest achievement.”