I gave this book a 5-star for being a really entertaining, fact filled and motivating non-fiction read.
Women and weight loss have become like two sides of a coin. We just seem to always be stressing about it and almost never getting it right. I haven’t read Rujuta’s first popular book on this subject – Don’t lose your mind, lose our weight, but now that I’ve read this book, I’m surely going to read her first book too.
Here are the reasons I enjoyed this book and why I would recommend it:
1. I read the audible version, which is narrated by Rujuta herself, with a foreword by Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rujuta is an absolute delight to listen to. Her voice, her anecdotes, the way she speaks certain words in our Hinglish way, seems really endearing and doesn’t feel like a boring nutritionist giving you lecture. It feels like a friend giving you good advise. I liked her way of advising so much, that I look a page from her book and started advising my own mother and sister to pay more attention or at least equal attention to their health, as they give to other aspects of their lives! 😀
2. As an Indian woman, I found it hard to relate to or follow the advise provided in other diet or weight loss books. Since a lot of them are written by non Indian authors, and their diet recommendations specialize in local food available more readily abroad than in India. Actually, based on what Rujuta constantly stresses in her book, theyre not wrong either. It is all about eating local and what you’ve been eating most of your life growing up. So if you’re living and working in say UK or US, grab those salads, local fruits/berries, avocados. If you’re living in India, eat your chapati, chai, and vegetables cooked with spices.
3. This book doesn’t just talk about diet or weight loss. In this, she talks about a plethora of subjects that impacts a woman’s body, her weight and her well being in total, because as she rightly says, women are mysterious creatures and no two are the same. We can’t have a one diet fits all rule for us women. Women are strong and sensitive, creative and hard working. We need to eat a variety of food, based on the age we’re in life, based on our occupations, stress levels, hormonal levels, so many things!
In a nutshell, I felt like I was a better person after reading her book. I felt better about my eating habits and was motivated to include more fresh and home made local food in my diet. I was motivated to try out exercising daily. And since last week, I have been trying out her advise and although I haven’t lost weight, I have noticed a change in my moods and overall behavior and I’m loving it 🙂
Note: Although the book is written and narrated mostly in English, I do feel that the target audience for this book would mostly be Indian women 🙂