Rujuta – Her profound impact on my life

I have to start off with Rujuta Diwekar – A celebrity nutritionist (Dietician).

I was always a healthy (read chubby also ;)) girl. When I was a kid, it never posed a problem. But once I started taking sports seriously or rather my dad took sports seriously for me, my chubbiness became a bother! for both him and me 🙂

My dad is a fitness freak and a sports lover. I was never pushed once to study by him, but pulled all ways to go to the ground.

Now if I think back those were the best times I ‘ve had with him, the morning walks(I was made to walk a minimum of 3 km along with him at the age of 5 😉 ), football with my brother and father. My father owes my brothers swiftness in sprints to those simple kicks and chasing the ball. 🙂

Even today as I wake up at 5 AM just for the crisp mornings and fresh air, I thank him 🙂

Ok now that’s another story. When I was in +1 and sweet sixteen, I sprained my ankle and though it was not a major injury, I had to rest.

Now during this injury, though I had to stop my strenuous  training, I failed to stop hogging on to food and the end-result was a fat me at the end of 2 years 🙁

It had a very demoralizing effect on me, I started stooping with inferiority unconsciously. I wouldn’t say hate, but I definitely disliked my body. #ConfusedMe

First things first, i started dieting, (avoid sweets, mangoes, chocolates – everything fattening according to the world around me). I definitely lost weight, but not as drastically as I have put on 🙂 I have to say I have not included exercise.

That was when I came across Rujuta’s first book “Don’t lose your mind Lose your weight” and trust me it changed my thinking completely!

I would not tag this book under diet/nutrition books only, I will, like many others place her book under Self-Help, Motivational Books. It’s a pleasant eye-opener and a bible for many!!

Some key points which impacted me:

  • She first insists on exercise along with diet.
  • Eat local, Think Global is another tagline
  • Your grandma’s wisdom knows more than any of the so-called dietitians out there
  • Your body deserves utmost respect and love!

I started understanding and respecting my body, stomach after reading her book.

My complete perspective changed. Weight is not the only criteria or measurement for a better you is what I figured out 🙂

Also that the various traditions, mouth-to-mouth wisdom is more valuable and reliable than the patented knowledge of the WEST!

Over the years I realized that this very ancient wisdom is more helpful and accurate with personal and logical experience.

Thanks to Rujuta 🙂 She always mentions her favorite client is Kareena Kapoor and she actually earned my respect after Rujuta’s mentioning about Kareena’s unconditional respect towards her body. 🙂

My body does even more than just for others to see. It functions perfectly well and helps me in resisting the many ailments and diseases common in this world. Should I not be thankful to it?

Also I started relishing mangoes guilt-free! After all my year long nutrients are provided only during the summers 😉

Bananas, peanuts and all my favorite foods found their right place back in my diet. I relish better 🙂 I also feel better!!

She sends a lot of positive energy and info around with her books, blogs, outlook columns, open days and Facebook page.

Rujuta Thank You 🙂 for making me realize the most wonderful creation of GOD is a human’s body 🙂

Thanks a ton!

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  1. mansi

    July 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    did u lose fat ? im struggling as well…im following most parts of her book.

    1. Gayathri

      August 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Yes I did 🙂
      But frankly speaking I am happy that I am healthier. I really am not bothered about the weight anymore. If I am not feeling well and am skinny, its not worth it 🙂 but even if I am plump but still healthy, I am totally for it!

      Good luck 🙂

  2. Ritika Sahni

    July 31, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Lovely blogpost.. I wrote about my fitness journey too (just like you.. after reading Rujuta’s book)!! You may want to check the post here

    1. Gayathri

      August 2, 2014 at 8:43 am

      She does influence thousands like us 🙂

  3. Neha

    December 19, 2017 at 4:14 am

    I like Rutujas moto and the way she is promoting healthy living. In times when body shaming is a big problem learning to love ourselves is the first step

  4. Aesha Shah

    December 19, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I follow Rujuta too. I have read all her books and if we follow her guidelines it does give amazing results without starving ourselves. All her theories are scientifically supported and her diet plan in tune with natural eco system. I love her work.

  5. Geethica

    December 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

    I agree to this. Our grandparents know better than today’s dieticians. They have the experience that tells what suits your body and what not.

  6. Zainab

    December 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I loved her book and I agree dieting and not enjoying foods that you like is a waste of life! She sure knows how to win people too:)

  7. Dine Delicious

    December 20, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Rujuta always provide practical approach on hiw to be fit and your experience of being healthy following het tips, proved it too.

  8. Deepa

    December 20, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I agree with Rujuta..being healthy is important than being skinny and unfit. Exersice and diet both are required for weight loss. Balanced eating is helpful.

  9. mahekg

    December 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Your post is sending a lot of positive vibes to me as well. I listen to her talks. Not followed her throughouly though. Need to do it

  10. Shruti Shankar

    December 22, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I have a book by her, lose your weight not your mind. She has put some great insights in there. She is for sure a motivator,

  11. Neha Sharma

    December 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    This post is an eye opener and I am now definitely going to check Rujuta’s book and blog.

  12. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    December 28, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Rujuta talks abt eating locally and according to seasons. She is fantastic and breaks myths about bananas carbs and bananas. Peanuts are good fats to be eaten. Great you gained confidence.

  13. The Kardashian Clan

    December 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Your journey is really inspiring and motivating me to take up the path of fitness really soon.

  14. dhanyasuresh

    January 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Got to read her many goid reviews. This year is a beginning to a healthier lifestyle for me

  15. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    January 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Its great that you are taking the path of health.Any thing which helps us is gold.Thank you for sharing this

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