The country has a new magician. One who can help you lose inches, magically. She is called Rujuta Diwekar and she's proved herself in the best way possible - by helping Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor attain size zero. While you might not want to go all out and attain that very size, her recently launched diet book - Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight - seems to have become the new-age bible for all those aspiring for a slimmer profile.
Recently, actress Rani Mukherji made it to the headlines for her new look - again thanks to a great diet plan teamed with yoga. Interestingly, nutritionist Sheela Krishnaswamy feels Indians find it hard to stick to diet books as they tend to get confused with the numerous options on offer. "Diet books are popular across the world. One must realise that certain diets only suit certain body types. It is advisable to consult a nutritionist before one starts dieting," she says. "I would recommend the book Dietary Guidelines For Indians, which is devised by the National Institute of Nutrition. They don't sell at regular book stores, but one can order a copy by mail," she adds.
Vidya Virkar, co-owner of Strand Book Stall, says, "A lot of people are buying holistic health and yoga books lately. We used to sell diet books and the most popular ones are Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar along with The Harvard Medical School Family Health Book and The Atlas Of The Mind, Body and Spirit by Paul Haugham."
Actor Sharmila Mandre believes that The Atkins Diet works wonders for non-vegetarians. She says, "It's not just about losing weight, it's also about building muscles so that you don't accumulate fat. I found this to be a good diet chart which non-vegetarians could follow. There's a detailed explanation on how one can eat certain quantities of chicken and fish to build muscle. One could even take tips and devise their own diet chart." The actress also feels that it is important to eat smaller, more frequent meals during the day. "My last meal is consumed by six in the evening. I also make it a point to eat food with carbohydrates before three in the afternoon as one can digest carbohydrates only during the day. I do cheat on the diet plan once in a while with chocolates, but one important aspect of staying on a diet is to avoid sleeping immediately after a meal in the afternoon," she says.
For actor Vijay Raghavendra, an article featuring an interview with actor Rajnikant was what defined his diet chart. "Rajnikant spoke extensively about his diet and exercise regime. I decided to follow the same. My meals included egg white, chicken and fish, vegetables such as cucumber and carrots, and several fruits. With regular work outs, I was able to lose 22kgs within three months. The drop in weight was drastic and came with its share of side effects. But that's no excuse to give up on dieting," he says.
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