Health and Fitness

Eat Delete

By Pooja Makhija

According to Pooja Makhija, there are no shortcuts to weight loss, and quick-fix diets don’t work. Weight loss begins by assessing what's on your mind rather than merely what's on your plate. In other words, we must first understand our relationship with food, what role it plays in our life, how we view it, and why we eat certain foods at certain times. Weight gain is a symptom rather than the problem, and hence needs to be tackled right at the source. In Eat. Delete., Pooja Makhija has combined scientific weight loss principles and dietary guidelines along with valuable insights from psychologists to present a holistic mind-body solution to weight loss.

One of the chapters of the book pertains to willpower and busts the common myths surrounding it. The book suggests that willpower exists in each one of us, and is a skill that can be developed or strengthened just like any other. Each time we say ‘no’ to eating a gulab jamun, it becomes easier not to eat it the next time around, and the reverse holds true as well. The book goes on to explain through simple examples, how neural pathways and habits get formed in our brains and how we can apply this understanding to give up wrong eating habits, and adopt healthier eating patterns that help us achieve weight loss that can be maintained over time. Eat. Delete. explains how key concepts such as emotional eating, state of mind, fear and abuse of food, have a significant impact on any weight loss program. Furthermore, it helps readers design effective weight loss strategies and meal plans through the use of interesting questionnaires, comparative GI (Glycaemic Index) charts, a sample diet, and a cheat menu for ordering food at restaurants, and by applying principles such as positive visualisation and reinforcement, formulating the right goals, and mind control. The book includes a mini food diary for keeping a daily record of food intake.

The Great Indian Diet

By Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho

Why run after the West when we already have the best? Join Shilpa Shetty and Luke Coutinho as they tell you just how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are and that there’s no need to look beyond borders to tailor the perfect diet.

The book touches upon various food categories and not only tells you how to take care of your nutritional intake but also how to burn fat in the process. 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.


By Raghunathan

Don’t Sprint The Marathon begins with a foreword about ambition in parents and the subsequent obsession over success that corrupts the necessary capabilities of a growing human being. Raghunathan intersperses the book with a number of models that employs people who achieved success and happiness in considerable measure due to their persistence in the marathon that is life.

Parents push themselves and often, as an extension, drive their children to chase objectives and strive for bettering their performances in academics or sports. But the author dissuades such behavior in this guide and maintains the importance of engaging a more self-paced environment. The book eggs the readers to really live life in a manner more suited to their choices. Although primarily intended to prepare parents for a more responsible upbringing of their children, the book no doubt can be used even for individuals to rethink their own life and its course.

He makes a clear distinction between a sprint and a marathon and stresses on the point of how most individuals lose sight of the marathon and instead concentrate on a number of sprints. Through the book, he strongly recommends bringing up children with a view of long term orientation that shapes a different attitude from one rooted in realizing short-term goals. Coaching the readers through a maze of problems that people are exposed to in living life precariously, the book advocates a more careful remedy to making decisions for their children or in turn themselves. The book engages a number of well-known and relatively obscure people who are living examples of having practiced the tenets of the guide that is being proposed by Raghunathan.

The Telomere Effect

By Elissa Epel

Groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize Winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase and their role in the aging process and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them and slow down disease and lengthen life. Have you wondered why some 60 year old look and feel like 40 year old and why some 40 year old look and feel like 60 year old? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Nobel Prize - winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn discovered biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our DNA Dr.

Blackburn discovered that the length and health of one's telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesized mind-body connection. But perhaps more importantly, along with leading health Psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease-free. This book will help people increase the reader's lifespan and health-span (the number of years during this time that they remain healthy and active), including information on how sleep, exercise and diet profoundly affect our telomeres and how chronic stress can eat away at our telomeres. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for our telomeres, how aging begins in utero - Mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres and how thinking you are young and vital helps keep you that way!

Light on Yoga

By B. K. S. Iyengar

Yoga is not just a physical exercise but is also a way of keeping the mental state intact. Yoga helps in keeping the body fit and fresh and also clears the mind from any stress which indirectly proves to be detrimental when it comes to staying healthy.

The benefits of yoga are immense and hence it is becoming popular across the globe. However, its benefits can be achieved only if it is practiced with proper discipline and order. Hence, this book has been prepared so that readers can reap all the benefits of practicing Yoga in the correct manner.

To give a structured knowledge pattern about yoga, Light on Yoga has been divided in three segments. The first segment deals with the understanding of yoga. In the second part, various yogasanas and kriyas are explained. The third part deals with pranayama, and it covers topics like the techniques of pranayama and its effects.

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