A few years ago one of my friends asked me, “Have you seen Kareena Kapoor lately? I said, Nope! Then she said, She has become so skinny as her dietitian had put her on veg only diet”. According to my friend Kareena looks horrible now. But I hadn’t had the time to watch any of her movie back then.
Later I saw her on TV and thought, hmm… she has shed some kilos and she is looking beautiful. Then she became so famous for her size zero and all that. I am not going to go gossiping about all the filmy news. What I really want to talk about is a book written by Rujuta Diwekar, the nutrition consultant who according to my friend put Kareena on veg diet.
I have been devouring the book for the past two weeks and the book is the biggest reason I haven’t had the time to blog for sometime. It is not another weight loss book which will ask you to go on a special diet to loose your weight in short time.
In the book, “Women and the weight loss Tamasha” Rujuta Diwekar tells you to stop hating your body and start eating if you really want to loose weight.
Yep you have read it right, start eating to loose weight!
It was not Kareena’s personal note that made me buy the book but these words at the back cover did,
From puberty to marriage, from pregnancy to menopause, Rujuta explains in detail the changes women go through (and God knows as Indian women we go through way beyond just hormonal — husband, in-laws, children, career, etc.) and how what we do (or don’t) during these phases affects our overall well-being.
Though I am not an Indian but these words are so true even for women living in Pakistan.
In her book she stresses the need to eat right at right time. For this she has devised four principle to get a healthy and fab body. The principles are,
- Eat something within the first ten-fifteen minutes of getting up.
- Eat every two hours.
- Eat more when you are active and less when you are not.
- Finish your last meal at least two hours prior to sleeping.
She has busted many myths regarding food, hormones and workouts. She has also explained in detail PCOD, pregnancy, menopause, diabetes and hypothyroid are in no way an excuse for your over weight and nutrition deprived body.
She tells you off for becoming the victim of society’s pressure to become thin, fair and tall. Whether you are a teenager, soon to be married, married or not married, a mother, the only way you can look good is by getting thin. That is actually what we are told. So to get this goal we torture our bodies with different types of diets and starvation.
The pressure is so huge that knowingly or unknowingly we continue to wreak havoc upon a body that is designed to perform daily tasks efficiently but we have reduced it to merely a show piece. That is why all the time we are complaining, “food these days are not as pure as it used to be”. Of course pesticides have polluted our food but we cannot single out just this factor for our deteriorating health.
We conveniently overlook the fact that overcooking a food and eating it at the wrong time makes it just empty calories doing nothing for our health and just adding dead weight to our body.
If you love to eat?
if you are in a mood to do yourself a favor then grab a copy and do read the book. You can buy the book from amazon or any other book shop of your choice.