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Aug 04, 2010 07:02 PM 9523 Views
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Just finished reading this excellent book by Rujuta Diwekar. Although this had been around for some time but I always thought it would be one of those cliched "Loose Weight" books so never rushed to buy it. But it was only after I heard recommendations from a couple of my friends that I finally decided to pick this. To my surprise, this came as a whiff of fresh air.


Apart from the excellent thoughts, principles and diet plans, what shines out is the humor and the amiable dialogue that the author strikes with the reader. Not only is this a big breather for all the foodies out there with a flare for fitness yet unwilling to part with their favorite delicacies, this also defies a lot of myths we've all been carrying in our minds regarding exercising and dieting. Few areas which were bang on for me( this is also a summary of the entire book):


1) A fact which we've been hearing for ages - Have breakfast like a king. This book also emphasizes on the importance of having a hearty breakfast, no matter what. The author also talks about the importance of eating within 30mins of waking up and why not to start your day with tea/coffee.


2) The second was to eat at regular intervals(every 2-3 hours). Now this may seem a bit tough to do given our schedules and lifestyles but once practiced can definitely become a habit.


3) The third and the most difficult one I believe is where the author stresses for us to be cognizant of our hunger signals and to eat more when the body is active and eat less when the levels of activity and low. Now this is a tricky one and will need practicing principles 1&2 to be able to reach this stage of discipline. Still trying to figure this out.


4) The fourth one again is something that can be practiced: Eating last meal at least 2 hours prior to sleeping and sleeping at the same time everyday - not later than 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm - so that one can get up around sunrise as well for a healthy being.


Apart from these principles, what makes the book interesting is the heavy dose of conversations she's quoted with her clients( most of which are quite funny I would say), the experiences she's shared and the sprinkling of yoga principles quoted in between. Not only does she tell what to eat, she also tells how you can do that which is the best part as most of us contemplate more on the HOW part of it. For example, a 6-7 pm dinner would seem impossible to most of us which she suggests can be broken down to 2 meals - one at around 6 pm(which can be packed from home or bought - iterating options) and the last one at around 9 pm which should be the lightest with no carbs.


All in all, an excellent read. Would strongly recommend to all age groups for awareness of our own-selves than anything else. Definitely a must for all!:)


Happy Reading!


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