Join thousands of people in India and around the world who will Kickstart their health beginning June 4! Kickstart India provides a research-based roadmap to jumpstart weight loss, boost your health, and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. And you'll have fun and enjoy tasty Indian foods along the way!
India’s traditional vegetarian cuisine is packed with nutrient-rich, disease-fighting legumes and vegetables. But the influence of Western diets—loaded with oil, high-fat dairy products, and other unhealthful foods—has led to India’s diabetes epidemic.
More than 62 million people in India have diabetes. And according to a study commissioned by the Indian Council for Medical Research, the number of people with diabetes increased by 11.6 million last year. 77.2 million have prediabetes.
“It’s easy to eliminate milk, ghee, and yogurt from an Indian diet,” says Dr. Nandita Shah, a Mumbai-based physician who developed delicious and healthful recipes for the program. “The Kickstart offers healthy, dairy-free versions of traditional favorites like Carrot Halwa, Palak Paneer, and Navratan Kurma. There’s no deprivation involved—just sensible eating.”
Kickstart India provides 21 daily e-mail messages that give participants an all-access pass to healthful, plant-based, dairy-free versions of traditional India favorites and cooking demonstration videos by Dr. Shah:
There’s also an online community forum where PCRM nutrition experts will answer your nutrition questions and nearly 20 celebrity coaches, including:
Amala Akkineni, actress and philanthropist
Celina Jaitly, Bollywood star
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, United Nations peacekeeper and member of the Indian Parliament
Jackie Shroff, star of more than 150 Bollywood movies