Wellspo: The Doctor's Kitchen
Rupy is a 32-year-old medical doctor and is passionate about food in medicine. He started ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ to inspire everyone about how what they eat can be very positive for health.
He is a great influence for aspiring doctors and the future of medicine also to everyone to show you how eating healthy can do wonders for you, your body and mind.
He has a book coming out later this year, so be sure to pre-order it.
I was so lucky as to grab a few minutes of his time to ask some questions:
What sparked your interest in health?
Since I was 12 I’ve wanted to be a doctor. I’ve always enjoyed talking and working with people. Being in a position to help is a very humbling opportunity
A typical day on your plate?
I have eggs with greens in the morning and lots of extra virgin olive oil and spices.
At work I’ll have Sweet potato, Lentils, lots more greens and roasted peppers. In the evenings I may have wild rice with butternut squash, a side salad and a quick dressing. Dessert is 85% dark chocolate and a spoon of nut butter with fruit. I snack on nuts and seeds too!
Your top five foods for better health?
It’s a hard one to answer because MOST food in it’s whole form has a functional purpose for your body. My favourites include, broccoli, Rocket, Pumpkin seeds, Sweet potato and Nut butter (almond)
One food you could not live without?
Probably Dark Chocolate!
Have you a motto you live by?
Even when it’s the hardest thing to do, Be positive in mind and be nice to people, always.
Who and/or what inspires you?
I take constant inspiration from My family and the universe.
Your favourite type of exercise?
HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s something you can do anywhere and anytime without equipment. Squat jumps are the best!
How often do you exercise?
Daily, but it’s a variation. One day I’ll do flow and yoga, another few will be HIIT, some strength, some endurance (like a run or a bike ride).
How do you take care of your mental health?
I try to practice mindfulness daily. I do a “Gratefulness everyday exercise” and I practice transcendental meditation.
Some advice to your 16-year-old self?
Keep going. School is the first step in your social life, not the end. Put less pressure on yourself and play more sport.
What are the key things you have learned in your journey into health and wellbeing?
Every single person is unique. No one size fits all exists and helping people recognize and be content with that is the first step.
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