Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar - Paperback
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This is a health and nutrition book from bestselling author Rujuta Diwekar. Bring back the tone in your body, the glow on your face and the sense in your head. Stop the weight loss tamasha. The nutritionist who taught us that simply eating (pun intended) is the key to a fab body is back with a comprehensive book on women, food and everything in between. 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, maid, etc.) and how what we do (or don't) during these phases affects our overall well-being. Building on her four principles of eating right from Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, she goes on to share her four strategies (Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Relationships) for each of these phases and especially the lifestyle disorders of PCOD, hypothyroid and diabetes. Rujuta, in her usual indomitable style, debunks (rubbishes rather) myths related to food, hormones and workouts, forces us to rethink our belief that pregnancy, menopause, hypothyroid, etc, come in the way of losing weight and reveals just how easy it is to remain healthy, strong and fit through one's life. How different is this book from her first one. This book is different from her first in several ways. First, she concentrates solely on women as her subject. She covers issues and diet predicaments that are specific to women. She gives very specific advice on what girls/women can do to remain healthy/strong in each phase of their life. Her chapter on lifestyle disorders is extensive as we now know, PCOD and hypothyroid have become rampant (Outlook is currently doing a story on endocrine disorders) and there is no information out there for Indian women on why these disorders affect us and how simple changes in diet, exercise can make such a difference. While in Don't Lose Your Mind Rujuta spoke about the four principles of eating, here she moves on to explaining her four strategies for a healthy lifestyle. She moves beyond food to also cover exercise, sleep (again, a crucial aspect to health which is not spoken about) and relationships.