Monday, April 12, 2010

A Review : Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight

Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight
Rujuta Diwekar
Random House
Price : Rs 199

 Reviewed by : Smitha Verma

Rujuta Diwekar shot to fame when Kareena Kapoor’s size zero became a national obsession. The media dissected Kareena’s super glam figure with the zeal that was till then reserved for Indo-Pak dialogues. So, it came as no surprise that her dietician went on to cash on the mileage and wrote a book on weight loss.

The fitness industry, which is growing by leaps and bounds, sees almost one gym launch a day in one part of the country. In the milieu of fat loss books and diet guides, Diwekar’s book became an instant pickup owing to its glam association. But the book is not just another run-of-the-mill stuff. It is packed with information, loaded with real-life examples and could be an inspirational guide for many fighting the battle of the bulge.

Diwekar sprinkles her book with not just observation but also reasoning beyond fads and myths. So if someone told you how drinking hot water after a meal would lead to weight loss, ask him the principle behind the theory. This is one dietician who will tell you to eat more to lose more. By now, we all know the need for small meals, but Diwekar would also explain to you how it aids your body’s metabolism.

Diwekar knows her subject thoroughly. She could give you scientific explanations on old wives’ tales and would also tell you how to recognize good fat from a bad one. Pardon her for her ‘Chalu Mumbaiya’ language and this book is a sure-shot hit. A on-time read for anyone who wants to know the principle behind eating right.

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