Rujuta Diwekar diet is the best thing that happened since sliced bread. A tall claim you might say but here is why. Rujuta has answered the trillion dollar question – How to loose weight and keep it off.
The answer according to her lies in the simplest things – eating locally sourced nutritious food, frequent meals and strength training. Her approach to health and nutrition is scientific and rooted in common sense. So in order to benefit from her advice one has to let go of preconceived notions – know that white rice, bananas, mangos and clarified butter (ghee) are not fattening but are super foods which will not only help you loose weight but also supply your body with dense nutrition.
Rujuta thru her many books has busted myths that surround weight loss, diet and exercise. She comments extensively on these myths – some which are so ingrained in our culture and psyche that we take it as the gospel truth. For example – walking every morning will cure all ailments, doing cardio on an empty stomach will burn more fat, eating carbohydrates will make you fat, dairy is not good for you, spot exercise is best to reduce inches, doing weights will make you bulky, running is bad for your knees, protein is bad for your kidneys etc. – None of it true!!
Apart from busting myths surrounding food – in her newest book “Don’t Lose Out, Work Out!” Rujuta Diwekar a trained sports nutritionist and exercise science professional focuses on the right way to exercise and get the maximum out of your time weather strength training /cardio or both. She emphasizes more on strength training (weight lifting) than cardio – namely walking or running. According to Rujuta cardio complements a strength training routine but on its own is not an effective way to increase muscle and endurance. Hence lifting weights will make you a better long distance runner or a speed walker.
She writes about the importance of strength training to burn more fat, build muscle, arrest bone loss, increase bone density and in doing so slow the aging process thereby giving us a fit and toned body at any age. The other “side effects” of strength training are improved heart health, reduced blood pressure and lowered diabetes.
I particularly liked her encouragement for women and people of a mature age to take up strength training. She explains in a scientific manner as to why women of all ages and even ones who are pregnant will gain immensely from doing so.
Rujuta has sincerely shared ‘secrets’ of weight loss or as I would rather call it fat loss which she has learned over the last 14 years working in this profession. She is very result oriented and this shows in the fantastic and fit bodies her celebrity clients flaunt! Good for us that we have access to all the ‘gyaan’ without being a millionaire or even a billionaire. A must read for all fitness enthusiasts.
By Richa Kaura
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