Monday, January 11, 2010

Book Review - Don't Loose your mind - Loose your Weight

Health is wealth. That is one aspect of our life we want to risk with. We really want to be healthy. We really want to eat healthy food. But with such conflicting advice in the market it is really difficult to know what is good to eat and what is not. If there is one book which will let us know what is good and what is bad, and if you want to eat and stay healthy, this is the book.

Don't Loose your mind, Loose your weight is a book written by Rujuta Diwekar- The dietician of the stars. She has worked as the dietician of Anil Ambani, Amrita Arora and the famed zero figure of Kareena Kapoor.

Rujuta talks of two important things in the book. One is not to loose your mind in thinking that there are magic potions or magical foods or magical diets that can cure your problems of overweight. So she systemically writes about all the nutrients required by our body as well as giving interesting anecdotes of people who have followed various 'magic diets' and their problems.
She writes the book in conversational style and is very easy to read.

She writes - "We put all sort of things into our stomach and expect it to work very well. But we take better care of our car."
"Why do we pay so little attention to our stomachs? Is it because it never attacks us?"
You can expect the book to contain such witty lines to get attention to her point.

The next part of the book contains the four important rules of eating well which she calls is the core of the book.

This book is not just another diet book or eat this and all your problems go book. She says every food is good and promotes moderation in diet.

She promotes that you can even eat fried foods and high cal foods but advocates a very sensible view of how and when to eat them.

It is a must read book for all of them who want to be fit, eat and stay healthy.

As she asks us not to loose your mind, she continuously makes us understand the basics of eating right and by the end of the book we can really appreciate what eating right is.

Finally a must read book. I will write a summary of important points of the book in my book reviews blog.