Book Review - Don't Lose Your mind, lose your weight by Rujuta Diwekar

3:48 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:
  1. Wake up close to sunrise - [I do. Yay! for me.]
  2. Eat within 10 minutes of waking up - [I started eating from TODAY, because her reasoning convinced me.]
  3. Within an hour of Meal 1, eat a nice, home cooked breakfast - [I am working on it.]
  4. Eat every 2 hours after meal 2 - [I do. Double Yay! for me.]
  5. Eat your dinner within 2 hours of sunset - [I do. That's a hat-trick, Yay!]
  6. Sleep at a fixed time - [I do. Is there a prize, or something?!?!, besides good health?]
What I liked the most about the book was the message that it passes on. Focus on healthy living (eating) and weight-loss shall consequently follow...!

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!
It is a very good and motivating read for anyone looking for right direction, especially Indians!

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10 comments

  1. ..and thanks to you, Blogger-T, I no longer have to spend hours reading the books. I can just listen to their best parts in a more delectable manner :-D

    Keep on reading (and of course writing)!! Yay! (that's the fourth one for you..;-P)

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  2. i hope BFF doesn't mean Big Fat Foodie!!!
    :-) Being Funnily Foolish? (by still eating in spite of being motivated!) Whatever it is... soon it shall represent Big-time Famished Foodie! Glad you enjoyed the book. One of the things I picked up is "eat your fruits, don't drink it!"

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  3. Tanvi, sounds like a great book. I love your summary. Will have to check it out in Del.
    We are expecting your book to best this one, so in between the 2 hour meals, I am hoping that your keyboard is clicking away :-)

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  4. I feel i cant follow ne ones rules where food is concerned.I understand my body nd love to eat what i like when i want.(2 keep the mind intact).
    But thanks for giving the summery of the book.I always lov to hear that from u,instead.

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  5. with all the eating, when do you find the time to work out? :) i wish i had as much self control as you do!

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  6. A - You shld read too! Sometimes ... :o)

    BFF - I am glad you are making some amends towards your food at least!

    Meetu D - I can give you the book if we meet .. or you can just read the one write... when I write :P

    Maa - Thanks!

    Amy - You just gave a great topic for my next post.

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  7. i've also been meaning to get your opinion on the p90x program. it seems to be all the rave and i know quite a few people who have started it (but no one that's finished it). have you heard anything about it? is it worth it?

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  8. Tomorrow i am picking this book. Promise. Thanks for motivating me.

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  9. Kiran - Let me know how you liked it :o)

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  10. hey i too read this in 2 days n ya absolutely loved it...even i made notes on all the points she wrote in the book..it opened my eyes in more than a way!!n i accept on that ppoint that u resemble a lot with her...yay!!thats fifth for u

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