Pooja Mansukhani, R.D.
Pooja Mansukhani is a Registered Dietitian and fitness enthusiast who works with clients to help them feel their best physically, mentally, and emotionally using individualized nutrition approaches.
Food and nutrition was always a personal interest of Pooja’s since she was a kid, but she was not aware that her interest could transform into a career until she met a registered dietitian while studying Economics at the University of Waterloo. Shortly after, Pooja decided to follow the dietitian route and completed her 4-year Nutrition and Food degree at Ryerson University followed by a one year practicum in Toronto at various hospitals, universities, and a public health unit.
In her spare time, Pooja teaches spin classes and volunteers with the Sport Nutrition Network of Dietitians of Canada and in various capacities with undergraduate and graduate Nutrition programs in Ontario. Pooja received a Member Recognition Award in the category of Innovation from Dietitians of Canada in 2016.
Pooja enjoys cooking, but is a minimalist in the kitchen and is always on the lookout for quick, easy, and nutritious recipes. She and her fiancée prep almost all of their meals including breakfasts on the weekend so that they don’t have to worry about dinners when they get home late from work or lunches the next day. One of her favourite quick breakfasts is a mix of coconut and almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds, nuts and fruits that she prepares the night before, and no matter, what she always has a green vegetable on the side. Yes, you read that correctly, vegetables for breakfast is one of Pooja’s number one tips for feeling great throughout the day, but if that’s not your thing, there are alternatives!
Pooja believes that good nutrition should not only nurture the inside of the body, it should also be reflected in one’s overall mood and energy levels. She seeks to empower her clients to manage rather than control their food choices as they navigate their daily lives. Pooja is continually amazed and inspired by the way the human body adapts and recovers when exposed to various nutrition and exercise stimuli. She believes that results come from individualized training and coaching which is why she works with her own personal fitness trainer and trains at Body InVest weekly. Pooja is excited to work with clients to help them achieve their health and well-being goals through customized nutrition coaching that complements Body InVest personal training.
Bachelor of Arts
Group Fitness Instructor
First Aid & CPR/AED-HCP