Looking good by eating healthy

What’s important is to understand is that we have everything available with us in our own country that is absolutely rich in nutrition

With the erratic schedules that Indians are surviving each day and hitting the gym and consuming lot of protein and artificial gainers and muscle toners; it has become unsustainable to manage a relaxed and healthy life. The point to ponder upon is  how would fighting against stress all day, having ridiculously annoying eating habits and hitting the gym at the odd hours would help you stay fit and have a lifestyle that you want. S

How nutrition has been mixed up with the word diet and staying healthy with following foreign routine? Another question to throw light upon is why run after the west when we already have the best?

`The Great Indian Diet’ by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, an actress, a businesswoman, and a fitness enthusiast, and Luke Coutinho, an acclaimed nutritionist, a speaker and a fitness consultant, is the latest published piece of health and fitness guide that touches upon a path of healthy living and looking good by eating healthy. The combined experience of a professional nutritionist and an uber-fit celebrity who lives by the diet will open your eyes to why Indian food is the best in the world.“Everybody is so weight-obsessed that they forget about focusing on health.”

“The Great Indian Diet” exploits several taboos associated with Indian food.  In today’s time when the entire world is running towards the west for every little thing, fitness and diet are no exceptions. What’s important to understand is that we have everything available with us in our own country that is absolutely rich in nutrition. The only trick is to know is the right food in the right quantity can do wonders to the lifestyle of people. Your habits, discipline in life and your regime play a crucial role in keeping you fit.

The book has been divided into five parts.  The first part explains the ways in which Indian food helps us stay healthy without having to follow unnatural ways and how our very own food is rich in every way. The second section of the book deals with exactly where the problem lies, the trouble with various kinds of food that are bad for health and the various diseases that these lead to. While the initial three chapters deal with blasting the taboos that Indians majorly face, the last two chapters guide you on exactly how to work out a healthy diet and lose weight at the same time.

I don’t diet. Yes, it is true. The word diet makes the mind believe that the body is deprived, this deprivation leads to cravings.

For a healthier life all that is required is a simpler approach that does not ask you to spend endless amount on answers in the west but to have faith and understand what Indian food has to offer.

This book is for people who are weight obsessed instead of health obsessed and also every person who looks at being healthy and fit as a way of living. It not only lies back upon what you eat to hitting a gym and following a diet but to understand the complete cycle of your day and night; how much you sleep, where you live, your body type, the kind of work you do, how much physical activity you do and your stress level along with your mental and physical health.

Good food, real food, adequate exercise and restful sleep are the key words to adhere to in order to stay fit. Yoga and meditation are the key to manage any stress and stay positive in every situation along with understanding the need and equation of your body type and its needs.

Shipla shares, “My inspiration would have to be my grandmother who made me fall in love with Indian cooking with her skills (who I’ve dedicated my book to) and my mom who always encouraged us to eat ghee and a wholesome Indian diet that is not overcooked. She taught me to value what we have in our country, as it suits us genetically too.”

Shilpa says, “I live by the Great Indian Diet and it will open readers’ eyes as to why Indian food is the best and most nutritious in the world.” The aim is to inspire every child, politician, children, parents, actors and every human being to embrace healthy food and lifestyle. The idea behind bringing out this book is to dispel myths about Indian food.”

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been in the news for her devotion to fitness several times. First, it was her Yoga DVD released in 2008. And now more recently, the actress has published The Great Indian Diet. Wishing the stunning lady lots of luck and success in the year to follow!