Book Review - Don't Lose Your mind, lose your weight by Rujuta Diwekar3:48 PM
My BFF (we all should remember her from one of my February posts, Click here) recommended that I read this book Don't lose your mind, lose your weight because she thought it sounded a lot like me! And I have to say Rujuta (the author) saved me a lot of time by writing this book (:P). Jokes aside, I loved the book!
Mostly, I read health/fitness related books to increase my knowledge and stay motivated. They help me reinforce my beliefs and stay on track. Besides, reading different point of views and experiences gives one a complete picture, really! So I ordered the book through Amazon as it's an Indian Publication and read it cover-to-cover in less that 2 days.
The book (like most health-oriented books) focuses on about all aspects of a human body (from waking-up-to-going-back-to-sleep), nutrition, eating-right, awareness, etc. However, what makes it different from all the others books I have read is it's ability to connect with the reader. It's written in very simple & basic english and explains what you should do (or not) with practical reasoning. A lot of times while reading the book I went, " Aaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Now, that makes sense".
Steps she recommends to stay healthy:
- Wake up close to sunrise - [I do. Yay! for me.]
- Eat within 10 minutes of waking up - [I started eating from TODAY, because her reasoning convinced me.]
- Within an hour of Meal 1, eat a nice, home cooked breakfast - [I am working on it.]
- Eat every 2 hours after meal 2 - [I do. Double Yay! for me.]
- Eat your dinner within 2 hours of sunset - [I do. That's a hat-trick, Yay!]
- Sleep at a fixed time - [I do. Is there a prize, or something?!?!, besides good health?]
Her book has motivated me to -
- Pay more attention to my breakfast
- Plan 8 meals to eat in a day (of course small portions)
- Say NO to chocolate ice creams (I was having them WAYYY too many times)
- Take up Yoga again!