Weight loss authority Ajita Ratanjee is a registered dietitian in Pretoria. She completed her BDietetics degree and graduated from the University of Pretoria. Her professional career started at the state hospital Steve Biko where she consulted a variety of patients for 3 years and assisted in undergraduate student training. She decided it was time for change and started consulting in private practice.
“We educate and equip our clients about good food and nutrition choices enabling them to lose weight, sustain weight loss and enjoy a healthy lifestyle” – Ajita
We break the consultation into 2 parts.
Before we can give you your custom plan for the future, we need to get a feeling for your dietary and lifestyle history.
This means an easy discussion with your highly trained consultant regarding your current dietary habits, exercise pattern and any medical history that may be relevant to the prescription of your diet plan.
A state-of-the-art body composition analysis on the Tanita BC 1000 scale that provides valuable info to both you & our team regarding the different components of Total Body Weight eg… % Body Fat, % Water, % Muscle Weight, Basal Metabolic Rate, Visceral Fat Reading, and Waist to Hip Ratio.
Your current diet will be analysed and compared to blood results available and your reading from the Tanita BC 1000 scale – this helps you to see “where am I now” and then have the insight to understand what changes need to be made to achieve your goals.
Your eating plan will be calculated, your follow up visit scheduled, and we will then be at your side to assist you on your journey to safe & sustainable weight loss and doing what we are very passionate about – Educating and equipping you to make positive lifestyle changes.
Your consultant will also educate you on what supplementation may be required based on your current dietary intake, and a safe supplemental dose will be recommended.
We have a range of high quality snacks we can recommend to fit into your program for your convenience.
Follow ups will be done weekly and a range of nutrition and lifestyle topics will be discussed with your consultant.
A body composition is done weekly on the Tanita BC 1000 scale to monitor progress.
On achieving your goals a maintenance plan will be discussed.
I have been severely overweight for the last 18 - 20 years of which the last 10 were the worst. My health also started to deteriorate and was on chronic blood pressure medication. I was well on my way to develop Type 1 Diabetes and already was taking medication for type 2 diabetes. The weight also affected my ability to enjoy life, do simple things and be successful in life and work. The less I did, the worse I felt physically and psychologically. After a visit with my Financial Adviser to look at ways to invest money for my retirement, I actually realised that I will not be able to enjoy the benefits of the investments if I carry on like I did and not start looking after my health. It took a while to realise that the biggest investment in life is actually your HEALTH and not WEALTH! It was then that I made the decision to see a Physician who in turn referred me to Easy Health Wellness.
The consultations were always friendly. Not once did I feel embarrassed or felt intimidated by Ajita. She respected you no matter what you looked like and went on the journey with me always encouraging and supporting with a smile. She applauds every little success, even if it is 1 kg or 1 cm. This was great. The food was easy, practical, real food. I enjoy the food and never ever felt “deprived” or hungry. I actually eat more now than before – just the right stuff and it is really nice food. She taught me about the different alternatives to look for and also the importance of Carb counting, drinking enough water and exercise as a combination. Consuming less alcohol also helped a lot!!
I feel Ecstatic, overwhelmed, impressed, proud, relieved, confident about the way I look and many more……. From barely being able to walk 300m with a cane I easily now do 6km (running and walking) 5 days a week (without a cane). It took me 14 months to reach the 6km mark. I started gradually by walking 300m for a month every weekday then increased it to 800m for a month and so on till I reached my current distance. It takes time and one should never give up. Keep walking; it is the best thing ever to do. No Gym fees! People in the neighbourhood, young and old, still stop at least 3 times a week complimenting me and expressing their surprise with my commitment, dedication and weight loss over the past 20 months.
Workwise things have also changed for the positive. People from work sometimes don’t recognize me, I have to re-introduce myself. The look on their faces is priceless. So many people said I was the inspiration to their weight loss journey and that makes me proud in turn. People tend to look at you differently and in a more positive light if you are not so overweight. Unfortunately that is life and if anyone tells you this is not true, I am living the truth!!
Personally I am doing white water rafting, hikes in the Bush, Trails, climbing dunes, do my own garden work, maintenance on the house and much more. I don’t have to fly business class anymore; I fit into the economy class seats. I only now realize what I missed out on all the years. I actually enjoy life for the first time in 20 years and it is SOOOO NICE!!!
The only thing that I regret is that it took me so long to realize what I missed out on, but it is never too late. That I now know for a fact.
I definitely will refer to Easy Health Wellness. I have already referred many people to her who approach me to find out what “magic” diet I have been on.
I am a diabetic and my doctor advised me to consult a dietitian to plan a more healthy diet.
I was impressed with the professionalism of Ajita. The treatment plan was easy and results in a weight loss of 2kg per week.
I am thankful to Ajita because I am feeling much healthier. After one week I already was off insulin. I have lost 12kg and 15cm in 12 weeks. I am in the process to consult my doctor to reduce some of my medicine.
I will recommend Easy Health Wellness to my friends and family.
I did not change my diet after having my gallbladder removed and just kept on putting on weight. It was one of the contributing factors to the depression I’ve developed within the last 6 months. I like having control over what I eat. I could have an ice cream if I wanted one, just by counting it in. It’s great to be able to still go out with friends and eat what they eat by planning for it in advance.I am very happy with my results. I lost nearly 2 clothing sizes. All of my old clothes from before the operation fit me again.Yes, I would recommend Easy Health Wellness to anyone! It helped me a lot!
Being a medical doctor I am aware of how poor nutrition and consuming excessive amounts of unhealthy foods weaken the body and lead to poor health. I had picked up weight and fallen into quite a sedentary lifestyle after the birth of my child. I consulted with Ajita because I firmly believe in enlisting the help of a professional registered dietician when it comes to weight loss. However, the Easy Health Wellness practice has exceeded my expectations!
Ajita provides a completely individualised, excellent and manageable eating plan. The cutting edge technology where you are visibly able to see your results on graphs each week,was extremely motivating. Ajita was able to provide valuable and most importantly practical advice – I learnt something new at each consultation! I found it so helpful that clients receive newsletters with recipes and further advice and there are wonderful EHW products available to purchase in the practice to aid in your weight loss. Ajita has a high level of professionalism and is so sincere in helping people achieve their goals.
I’m 32 and I’m feeling the best that I have felt in my life. Not only have I lost some additional weight but I have learnt how to develop some dietary and lifestyle changes that will benefit me for the rest of my life.
I would definitely refer anyone interested in weight loss to Easy Health Wellness!
I was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2. My right leg was amputated above the knee and my mobility is restricted to walking aids and a wheelchair. I started to become obese due to wrong eating habits and lack of exercise. A specialist physician referred me to Easy Health Wellness for diet therapy. The service was friendly & professional. My eating plan was practical and easy to follow. The nutrition education given by Ajita was excellent. The patience and dearness of all the ladies at Easy Health Wellness is especially great! I feel healthy and empowered to make better decisions regarding my nutritional habits. I also fit into a smaller clothing size while having enough to eat. My sugar and cholesterol are within acceptable levels and I trust dosage of medication will be adjusted soon. I will most definitely recommend Easy Health Wellness to anyone.
The reason I visited the dietitian at Easy Health Wellness was to lower my cholesterol and control my blood pressure. I wanted to stop my medication. I also needed to lose weight. Ajita provides individual care for your specific problems. The eating plan was easy to follow and I did not feel hungry. The service was friendly and lots of encouragement was provided! I learnt a great deal about healthy eating and exercise. I am extremely happy with my results and will recommend Easy Health Wellness to anyone that wants to lose weight and learn to make lifestyle changes.
I was referred to Easy Health Wellness by a friend who was successfully losing weight. I was overweight and did not feel comfortable. The plan was an Easy eating plan . Easy to follow. Lots of motivation from the dietitian Ajita. I feel great and I get a lot of compliments regarding my “ new Figure”. And all my cloths fit again. Certainly recommended!
I am 51 years old and weighed 108 kilograms when my Doctor referred me to Dr Ajita Ratanjee, as my cholesterol levels were dangerously high. After an initial appointment she explained to me the principles of human metabolism and the plan she had with me to reach my target weight of 90 kilogram. The plan entailed a reduced intake of carbohydrates, connected with regular portions of food intake and exercise. My lifestyle changed as I understood the effect of my wrong eating habits. Currently I can decide which food to eat or not simply by adhering to the rules she taught me. After a year I reached my target weight of 90kg, after which I was put on a maintenance plan which I still follow and intend to follow for the rest of my life. What I appreciated most of this plan was the fact that I could still eat enough food so that I never had to be hungry, and I could keep on enjoying meat and biltong. My health improved as my cholesterol levels reached the desired level. I have referred friends and family to her, and am highly impressed with her professional services.
Ajita Ratanjee is a first-class dietician! She provides a sterling service with up-to-date thorough information tailored for the individual patient. She listens carefully to all her patient’s needs and then works out a precise individualised program, which she explains to the patient in detail. With each follow-up visit she revises the patient’s eating plan according to his practical implication of it. She motivates the patient in a calm way. I would refer any person to her gladly.
My dokter het my in Maart 2013 na n dieetkundige Ajita Ratanjee verwys omdat ek vreeslik sukkel om gewig te verloor. Sy het my gewys hoe maklik dit is om gewig te verloor deur net jou kos se koolhidrate te tel, water te drink en oefeninge te doen. Dit is nie moeilik om so te eet nie want jy moet net jou kos in die regte verhoudings eet en jy ly nooit honger nie. Ek eet alles wat my gesin eet. Ek het in 10 maande reeds 14kg verloor en 3 rok grootes kleiner geword.
My eating plan is food that I can make every day without having to go shopping for specific things. It’s become my lifestyle and it’s not difficult to maintain. I am more energetic and dropping a dress size has certainly helped a lot with my confidence level. Ajita has helped me alot. She is very friendly and approachable, and listens and gives advice.
"I have experienced problems with high cholesterol and decided to make use of the dietitian service Ajita Ratanjee offers. From the very first visit, Ajita made me feel comfortable and welcome. The assessment was done with care and in such a manner that I knew she was knowledgeable and that I was in good hands. Under her guidance I have managed to shed 7kg and 28cm in eleven months. Not only has she helped me to better my health, she has managed to convince me that the way we as a team have done it, has now become a lifestyle. May I add that I found Ajita professional, friendly, caring and supportive. Ajita is always willing to assist me as a patient with re-scheduling my appointment when needed and offered encouragement when needed. I would like to wish Ajita just the best with all her endeavors!"
"My name is Lara, I met Ajita through Dr. Klopper. After the birth of my child I gained 20kgs which was almost impossible for me to lose, and suddenly it started affecting my health and concentration. I was feeling sleepy and tired so I ran a blood test on myself and it showed that my fasting glucose and cholesterol levels were high. So I asked for advice from Dr. Klopper who referred me to a dietician called Ajita. She explained to me what was going on with my body and by eating healthy I will be able to balance my glucose and cholesterol levels better. After being on the diet for 2 weeks, I lost 4kg. My glucose and cholesterol levels were also back to normal. I was impressed. I am still in the middle of the diet, but I feel healthier, happier, less sleepy and full of energy. I feel motivated to live healthy for the rest of my life! Thanks Ajita."
Aside from the friendly and professional service, easy health wellness (Ajita) gave me what I was looking for so long- MOTIVATION!!! ... I lost a great amount of fat, especially around my stomach (which is my stubborn area) and lost no lean muscle. I feel more toned and healthier... Yes I recommend it to everyone I meet!
When I turned 51, I realised and acknowledged that my clothes were far to tight for comfort. I decided then and there it was time to make a drastic change in my diet and my non existent exercise plan. Apart from a safe and friendly enviroment I was shown how easy it is to formulate and understand a healthy eating plan without giving up on all the goods things in life.
A person is never 100% happy with ones weight especially when you hit the 50 year old factor but what I have come to understand a lot more is what I can and cannot eat and how important “Water” is for oneself. My goal was to fit into my clothes comfortable which has now become a reality thanks to Easy Health Wellness. My eating & exercise plan has become a way of life and not a “Diet: as so many of us label it. I will definitely recommend Easy Health Wellness!