Richer we get, the lesser we move

Richer we get, the lesser we move

Says Rujuta Diwekar, well-known nutritionist who believes that when we become rich, we become lazy

Celebrity Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar addresses FICCI Ladies organisation gathering in Hyderabad recently. Rujuta Diwekar is India's leading nutrition and exercise science expert. Don't' blame on the Hormones or even genes.

Blame your own habits. Instead, combat hormonal imbalance with food, exercise and stress management, she tells packed full of 300 plus FLO members. Food is fuel only.

It is not therapy, the organisers of the talk informed. Beginning her talk, Rujuta said weight loss is 70 per cent about your nutrition management and 30 per cent excercise.

Rujuta told her audience to celebrate the way they look now. Stop weighing everyday morning and stop worrying. No single man ever depressed looking at his weighing scale. It is only women constantly concerned about their fat and weight.

Instead you worry about things such as quality of sleep, telling excuses to avoid exercises and eating rich food. You need to stand on your own feet and do your own things yourself.

Don't have assistants. This is the problem of the moneyed and rich. The richer you get, the lesser we move she said.

The definition she gave for rich food was food that is time tested, the food our grandparents ate, which is local, seasoned and traditional.

Long ago kitchen used to be the center stage of our house. Today we hardly get into kitchens and order food on apps, she said.

Some of her clients include Kareena Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Karisma Kapoor, Richa Chadda and Shahid Kapoor etc.

She is also an author of the book "Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight". She has authored several books. He online presence –Twitter and Youtube, are in excess of half a million. She is an advocate of cooking "Indian food the way our grandmother cooked them".

She advocated eating rice for dinner. All film stars that I work with eat rice for their dinner. Rice is easy to digest, light on stomach, she told.

Eat meals sit down at least once a week, she added.

Maintain diversity in whatever you eat. Diversity in food keeps you young and metabolically rich.

Consume coconut, drink coconut water including dry coconut which is rich in essential fats.

She is a strong advocate of consumption of homemade ghee. Think of ghee as jewellery. You need to eat ghee to increase bone mineral density. Even people with diabetics, heart conditions are advised to consume ghee. She is also referred to as Goddess of Ghee.

Exercise minimum three hours a week, told.

Drink according to your body and not your buddy, she says. If you drink, do so along with your meal, not before or not after.

Consume water adequately. The regular intake of water must be all through the day will not only help you curb your hunger but also helps you cleansing the body and flushing out impurities.

Your body needs wholesome meals. You need everything in proper quantities. Avoiding some make you crave for more.

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