I help Desi women with type 2 diabetes overcome meal planning mayhem and find food freedom with results-getting culturally inclusive diet guidance. With credible science-backed diabetes education, I support health seekers make smart and mindful food decisions and uplevel their confidence to control blood sugars and reduce risk of diabetes complications. Forget everything you've told about giving up desi cuisine.
Exhausted with ongoing battles of what to eat to control out-of-whack blood sugars
Perpetually anxious about your food choices increasing your risk of diabetes complications
Like you’ve had your fill of fad diets and conflicting nutrition information
Lost finding healthy desi recipes that are tasty and easy to pull off
Frustrated by long lists of forbidden desi foods
Fed up hearing that the only way to health is cutting out all your favourite cultural foods
Frazzled by food guilt and food fear — desperate to bring back the joy in eating
That even with your best efforts, your A1C (average blood sugar reading) is a let-down
Drowning in diabetes food myths and healthy eating messages imposing you should give up “unhealthy” desi cuisine
Exasperated by self-proclaimed health gurus on social media telling you that “eating clean” is the only path to a healthier lifestyle
MY DESI SISTERS, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
If you’re drained, confused, and frustrated — it isn’t your fault. Millions of brilliant, hard-working Desi women have got hooked into a nightmare I call the "Desi diet ambush." Chronically exhausted with food restrictions, struggling to get a grip on surging blood sugars, and debilitating symptoms — without success.
But here's the problem...
The answer isn't to abandon Desi cuisine or fall into diet jail, it's about embracing a brand NEW health-optimizing approach that emphasizes mindful eating, traditional cooking methods, cultural foods, spices, and herbs to joyfully nourish you and gain control over high blood sugars.
If you're not seeing the results you desire to be healthy and well, simply repeating the same ineffective strategies isn't the answer.
"Standard" diet guidance for type 2 diabetes won't create a vibrantly healthy life — not for the long haul.
Living a healthy life YOU want requires you to reframe, re-learn and recognize the power of Desi cuisine.
But the roughest part is this: even the most remarkable Desi women with diabetes get sidetracked because they feel tangled in a dysfunctional relationship with food.
Seeing first-hand the enormous impact of type 2 on my father's life and our family was a formative piece of my personal history. This ignited the fire to learn all I could about nutrition and diabetes, along with an internal GPS that pushed me towards helping others live their healthiest lives.
I have sat down and documented my signature diabetes teachings as a Desi registered dietitian, and all I've learned over two decades about nutrition and Type 2. Result? A tried-and-true science-backed and adaptable approach that shows you step by step how to take back control of your blood sugars, health, and life — while escaping the "Desi diet ambush" most of the world is trapped in.
Because your health is one of your greatest assets and can make a critical difference between a life of joy and vitality - where you can do all the things you love...or one that's full of stress, despair, and exhaustion.
Find food freedom, regain blood sugar control, and be on top of your game - every day.
Yes, you can attain your best health and have a happy life too — without adhering to a list of banned foods and Desi diet warnings that leave you feeling anxious.
Learn more about Shahzadi.
Shahzadi is on a mission: to get rid of the Desi diet drama that keeps South Asian women with type 2 diabetes from living their healthiest lives. Quite simply, she shows health seekers how to eat for health, nourish mindfully and control volatile blood sugars — without sacrificing Desi cuisine. Her revolutionary program, D-School, helps make that happen, serving up culturally inclusive, practical and evidence-based training on nutrition for type 2 alongside Desi~licious recipes and dietary plans to drop A1C and fasting blood sugar levels...while ending the confusion and frustration around food. To date, Shahzadi's helped thousands of people achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle over the course of her career as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.
As a food and nutrition leader in media, she frequently appears on TV, on CTV's Your Morning and The Marilyn Denis Show, where she shares her love for cooking and breaks down food science into digestible health snacks. Her commentary has been featured on Forbes, Healthline, Oprah magazine, NPR, Huffington Post, NBC, as well as other national and international media outlets. Shahzadi earned her Bachelor's degree in nutrition and postgraduate diploma in dietetics in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Master's degree in global public health nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Shahzadi is regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and approved by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board.
THIS COULD BE YOU...
"My A1C has dropped considerably - blissfully eating Desi dishes."
"No more stress about out-of-whack blood sugars!"
"Sticking to this way of eating is easy for me now that I've learned how."
"I can't believe that 'healthy eating' isn't breaking the bank."
"No more food fear and food guilt - I eat with peace and joy again."
"I'm totally clear on what to eat to prevent yucky diabetes symptoms."
"I feel strong and healthy in my body and mind."
"Now I wake up energized and feeling focused."
"Heck, I'm finally not starving and going bonkers fighting food cravings."
"It's easy for me to eat out without dread — I know exactly what to do."
"Now when I look at my plate, I'm no longer anxious. Actually, I feel excited to eat! (How is this even possible?)"
"I feel empowered to make the best food decisions for me since I have a wealth of easy-to-understand trustworthy and practical information at my fingertips."
"When I sleep, I'm not afraid of dangerously low/high blood sugars."
"My cooking wars are over! I'm amazed how quickly I can whip up nutritious Desi~licous meals — without breaking a sweat."
"My loved ones are delighted! We can finally enjoy time together without worrying about diabetes."
"I'm super-confident in my ability to nourish my body — without obsessing over erratic blood sugars and dealing with horrendous symptoms."
"I'm spoilt for choice with an arsenal of easy and tasty Desi recipes that the entire family loves."
"Goodness gracious me, besides my blood sugars, my cholesterol levels, and blood pressure are also on-point."
"Good riddance to yoyo diets and restrictions! I finally feel liberated knowing I can do this permanently and feel my best."
"I feel confident and motivated to be in charge of my health."
IT'S TIME FOR...
D-School. Beating Type 2. Desi~licious style. By Shahzadi Devje
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIET TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF TYPE 2 DIABETES - AND YOUR HEALTH.
The only way to get there is with a solid proven plan. D-School is a dynamic online coaching program that will equip you with formidable knowledge and skills to fast-track your health transformation.
Get off the diabetes diet struggle train and into the driver's seat of your health by quitting restrictive habits that don't work and embracing new health-optimizing ones.
QUIT OVERWHELM & GAIN CLARITY
No more getting distracted by social media gurus and WhatsApp aunties. You'll learn proven diet and lifestyle practices that shift the needle for better blood sugars over time — with credible easy-to-understand insights.
REMOVE THE "HARD" FROM HEALTHY & BOOST CONFIDENCE
Banish food guilt and gain key skills with mindfulness-inspired guidance to skyrocket your health, and accelerate your momentum with ease and freedom.
TRANSFORM YOUR ENERGY, JOY...AND HEALTH
Worry less about blood sugar swings and nasty diabetes symptoms. Become savvy with an arsenal of thoughtful and gentle tips, amplified with lip-smacking Desi recipes to master your motivation and have peace of mind.
The D-School Curriculum
D-School will give you Desi~licious tools and tactics you need to supercharge your health with type 2 diabetes.
Find Your Foundation
Lesson 1:1: Your personal health revolution
Lesson 1.2: Lies you’re told about Type 2 diabetes - Instagram advice vs. Dietitian advice
Nutrition Fundamentals for Healthy Blood Sugars
Lesson 2.1: Diabetes nutrition concepts made simple for your life
Lesson 2.2: Deep dive into carbohydrates
Lesson 2.3: Unpacking protein and fat
Lesson 2.4: How to build a blood-sugar-friendly (and satisfying!) Desi plate
Meal Prep Mastery
Lesson 3.1: Quick-cooking wins
Lesson 3.2: Creative ways to repurpose Desi~licious recipes into new meals you'll devour
Lesson 3.3: Spicy must-haves and salt-free flavour boosters for a diabetes-friendly pantry
Lesson 3.4: Satisfying your sweet tooth
Beyond the Plate
Lesson 4.1: Finding your best portions
Lesson 4.2: The fundamentals of meal timing for blood sugar control
Lesson 4.3: Surprising lifestyle habits that spike blood sugars
Lesson 5.1: What is food freedom? How to cultivate self-compassion during mealtimes
Lesson 5.2: Re-discovering the joy in the eating experience
Lesson 5.3: Bringing mindful eating into everyday life
Lesson 5.4: Beating meal planning mayhem with tactics that actually work
Cultivate lifelong healthy habits
Lesson 6.1: Putting it all together - holistic strategies to joyfully live a Desi~licious life
Lesson 6.2: Make your personal health revolution life-long
You’ll unlock D-SCHOOL training videos and effective tools in your private online Member Area
WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE
Food & Recipe Demos
Dietitian-Approved Meal Plans - complete with nutritional analysis
Done-for-you grocery shopping lists
D-SCHOOL IS EVIDENCE-BASED AND EFFECTIVE This coaching program is not about binging on endless hours of material. It’s about doable strategies that help you jump into healthy action and experience better health.
Above all else...Your Health Is Profoundly Important. Don't Wait For "Someday" To Prioritize You. Join The D-School Waitlist
Worn out by diabetes visits packed with sucky Desi diet compromises.
Overwhelmed and confused with all the social media diet frenzy and looking for trustworthy and reputable advice.
Desperate to go from meh to mind-blowing diabetes-friendly Desi meal ideas (Heck, you've lost the food joy!)
On the hunt for a repertoire of drool-worthy and satisfying Desi Power Plates, with a point-by-point breakdown of foods, why they work for type 2, and what you should steal.
Seeking sizzling must-have diabetes diet and lifestyle tips to optimize your blood sugar control.
Ready to ditch food cravings with quick and easy snack ideas.
Keen to retire from fad diets and adamant to adopt a sustainable and doable approach — one that doesn't extinguish the food joy.
Feeling burned out by rollercoaster blood sugars and yucky symptoms (in either order!). Here's your lifeline, don't let type 2 hijack your health — take the reins and learn how to live your best life.
WORD OF CAUTION: D-SCHOOL IS NOT FOR YOU IF YOU…
Let fear keep you stuck rather than show up, get your hands dirty, and do the work.
Want to pull your hair out (or mine!) hearing phrases like "carbs are damn fine," let's warmly bid Alvida now.
Aren't fired up and ready to take charge of your diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
Are reluctant to take responsibility for your health journey and transformation.
Constantly tell yourself that you're "too busy!" You can't wrap your head around the fact that you decide what gets your attention.
Unwilling to give the strategies I suggest a go because I don't have 3 sets of twins, a parrot with Alzheimer's, plus aunty Shenaz's entire extended family living with me, or fill in the blank with your unique situation.
Only want to learn from people whose diet, lifestyle, and health status perfectly match yours.
Are hellbent on low carb/high fat, eating clean (what does that even mean?!), detoxing, and don't want to hear anything more, please don't join us.
Are sitting on the fence. I've put a tremendous amount of work and energy into this program and am confident that you will follow suit. D-School is for serious students only.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I've got A's for your Q's
How long will I have access to the training lessons?
You have one year of access! All the freedom to follow along at your own pace...whenever, wherever. Get instant access to the entire library of content.
Do you have a refund policy?
I take your investment very seriously and would appreciate it if you take my investment of time and resources into your success seriously, too. I'm 100% committed to D-School being the ONLY Desi program you need to successfully manage type 2 — and supercharge your health as you advance through the lessons. If you're not satisfied with the Program, email your request along with completed worksheets from your journal to email@example.com by 11.59 pm Eastern Time on the 3rd day after you purchased the program. This deadline is firm. Please note that all refunds are discretionary as determined by Shahzadi Devje, Desi~licious RD Inc.
Will I receive individual feedback, or get to chat with Shahzadi?
While there may be Q+A with me during any possible live sessions, I can't guarantee you'll get personal feedback regarding your type 2 management. I deliver her best strategies, tips, and tricks, from over 20 years of experience, in the D-School training lessons. As such, I can't promise individualized attention as this is not a one-on-one coaching program.
How much time do I need to commit to go through all the Program material?
It's totally up to you. I think you'll get more out of it if you follow through with the lessons, complete your journal and utilize the tools. Being consistent is key. I’ve deliberately designed this program to be easy-to-digest — without any disappointing malarky.
What if I don't have Padma Lakshmi-style cooking skills?
Don't worry! I provide step-by-step directions and demonstrations so you can follow along with ease. My recipes are aimed at busy health seekers who want quick, simple meals. There are no lengthy lists of ingredients or complicated directions in my recipes. Whether you're a novice cook looking to learn or an experienced home chef searching for inspiration, you'll find heaps of nourishing Desi~licious recipe ideas to suit your needs.
What types of meals can I expect from the meal plans?
The meal plans include South Asian-inspired meals. They're meticulously crafted to check off important nutrients and are well balanced to ensure they assist with blood control. Foods that contain specific nutrients have also been included - that have been found in scientific studies to help with type diabetes control. The meals are simple to make, tasty and nourishing. If snacking is part of your routine, you'll also find ideas to sustain you - whilst keeping blood sugars in check.
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Learn how to optimize blood sugar control and find food freedom with results-getting culturally inclusive Desi diet guidance. It's packed with credible science-backed diabetes education to fast-track your health transformation.