Rita Chandani, a friend from Mumbai, was facing serious health issues because of her long night shifts, absence of a fixed routine and a lack of proper rest and food. She started putting on weight and became tired easily. Although she was only 26, it began to impact her work and her mental and physical health. She visited several doctors, but without result. A common friend asked her to follow a ‘Keto diet’ and advised her to get in touch with Dr Siddhant Bhargava’s Food Darzee and hey presto! life changed for her.
Food Darzee: Food and fitness for fun
Food Darzee, a health and nutrition company that began its journey from Mumbai in 2017 launched its new chapter in Delhi on March 29, 2019. Thus, Food Darzee, one of the most pre-eminent start-ups in the health and nutrition industry, has formally set its footprints in Tier 1 cities of Delhi and Gurugram. It prepares customized meals based on individual dietary requirements, coupled with fitness goals. The company comprises a group of passionate nutritionists, doctors and culinary experts who have come together to create an organization that provides a unique customer experience churning out nutrition, food, fitness and an impeccable customer service to help people achieve their health and fitness ambitions.
Food Darzee is the brainchild of four young food and health enthusiasts from Mumbai — Dr Siddhant Bhargava, Anirudh Ganeriwal, Devaj Jhunjhunwala, and Anik Bhandari. The brand introduces you to a highly specialised programme, where you can lose 10% of your body weight or more in 40 days or less. Mentored by one of the first female fitness gurus in India, Shalini Bhargava, the team at Food Darzee came together to make sure your body is tailored to the right fit. They believe that ‘to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art’.
The company will leave no stones unturned in carrying forward its overwhelming Mumbai experience to its new address. While Delhi has always been known for its wonderful food, over the past few years, the people’s awareness and resolution over strengthening their personal health has grown by leaps and bounds. People are eager now to invest in their health and embrace a healthy living.
Talking about the new milestone they want to achieve, Dr Siddhant Bhargava, co-founder, Food Darzee, says, “Delhi is a foodie’s paradise and business opportunities for the F&B industry are soaring. We’re a brand that promises to help you achieve your health goals while serving meals that are rich in flavour, nutrition and quality — a concept that’s pretty unheard of. To start with, we aim at serving at least 1,000 clients a day in Delhi and gradually take it forward from there.”
Food Darzee goes that extra mile to ensure that no dish is repeated for at least 30 days, so that one enjoys eating different kinds of food every day and is not dissuaded from staying fit. So, with Food Darzee’s mantra of ‘Tailor-Made Nutrition at Your Doorstep’, it is time for a fitter Delhi and Gurugram.
In a world rife with fad diets and trendy workout regimens, it can be overwhelming for the layman to make an informed choice about a healthy lifestyle. There are, however, those who aim at decoding diets and putting an end to formulaic fitness. This is where Dr Siddhant Bhargava, Ketogenic diet specialist, celebrity nutritionist and co-founder of Food Darzee excels. The son of an internationally renowned performance enhancement coach, Shalini Bhargava, Dr Sid (as he is fondly known) is a disruptor in the truest sense of the word. He has shaken up conventional nutrition ideas and affirms that there is no one-size-fit-all policy when it comes to meeting fitness goals. Till date, he has dealt with close to 4,500 clients, leading them to shed around 20,000 kg of stubborn body fat, thus supporting their weight loss goals.
After completing his MBBS from Nair Hospital in Mumbai, Siddhant went on to co-found Food Darzee. Adding another feather to his professional qualifications, Dr Bhargava is also a certified personal and Stott Pilates trainer at JG’S Fitness Centre, one of the most well-equipped fitness stations in Mumbai. His fitness credentials from the Indian Fitness and Aerobics Institute add to an already unique skill set.
His first-ever stint with fitness came after he was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition at a young age. Back then, Dr Bhargava experienced weight gain as a side effect of his treatment. The young go-getter, instead of being disheartened, embraced it and channelled it towards improving his lifestyle choices. This led to the birth of an all-consuming hunger (quite literally) to seek out the best in nutrition and fitness.
Dr Bhargava functions in consultation with over 3,500 clients, who include some esteemed celebrities, such as Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Sarah Ali Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Subrata Roy, Amit Sadh, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Roy, Sonakshi Sinha, Sohail Khan, Esha Gupta, Prince Narula, Minisha Lambha, Sharman Joshi, Samir Soni, Harman Baweja, Sweta Salve, Yuvika Chaudhari, Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Archana Kocchar, Rohit Verma, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, Jubin Nautiyal, Rahul Vaidya, Helen and Anita Hassanandani.
Dr Bhargava brings a unique perspective, as well as medical legitimacy, to the brand and is undoubtedly the driving force behind its success story.