Friday, June 19, 2009

Dont lose your mind, lose your weight

Author: Rujuta Diwekar
Pages: 280
Genre: Health/Fitness/Nutrition
My Rating: 4.5/5

I am not the kind of person who usually buys books on nutrition/health/fitness. Google has always been my source whenever I needed any information regarding this aspect. But this is one book which I was very curious to read, coz I had heard a lot about the author (Rujuta) and also how she helped Kareena Kapoor achieve the 'size zero' figure had made a big news. Rujuta was also Anil Ambani's personal trainer at one time...

Rujuta doesn't fall into the conventional league of fitness experts/dieticians/nutrionists. Her book is not just about crash diets to lose weight or how to cut down on certain kinds of food to lose those kilos. It's all about eating & eating more (yeah, u heard it right!) but eating right. Kareena Kapoor claims in her interview that after meeting Rujuta, she didnt go on a diet but she was made to eat more than usual!!

Rujuta practically explains how dieting is misunderstood. It's not about giving up food and going on a salad and lauki juice diet. It's not about just cutting down carbs and fat and junk food but a good diet is something that we need to follow through out our life. Like she writes -

There is no such thing as going 'on or 'off' your diet. Eating correctly is a lifelong commitment, and the diet should be a reflection of this."

"Eating right" should become a part of us which in turn will help us maintain the right body weight...So you can still indulge in your favorite food and not worry about your weight/health if you follow her 4 basic principles of eating right...

Her style of writing may be very local, simple & conversational but when you see the depth of knowledge and insights she has to offer, you'll just ignore everything else!! Enough said, pick the book today and find out for'll definitely come back and thank me for recommending it :)


Shona said...

I have been read out loud parts of this book my health conscious younger sister who feels I survive on junk for most part of the day. She has been pushing this book on my table since she finished it. Guess I must give it a try at least.

Pratima said...

@Shona - It's one of the best books I've read on health/nutrition. you should definitely try reading it. Trust me, it will surely change the way u eat and your outlook towards health/fitness!