The recent IndoIndians Bookclub meet, had me pouncing on all the books fellow readers had got. I ambitiously took up 4 books and dreamed to complete reading them. Will I be able too? Time will only tell. 😉 The Great Indian Diet by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Luke Coutinho was one of them. Here is my review of the book.
Yay or Nay?
Yay. For the very reason that it opens your eyes to the food you eat every day(If you are an Indian 🙂 ) and how it could aid you in your journey to getting healthy and fit.
The Great Indian Diet is not a book of rocket science, but a book of information. Information and facts that are available even on the internet. But what makes the book stand apart, is the simplicity of it and being on point. Like I said before, it’s a book of information, collated well.
Often, when the thought of diet comes to our mind, we think of the various diet plans, made of various other cuisines. But never does Indian food come to our mind, as it is often associated with being too rich and packed with calories. The Great Indian Diet opens your mind to Indian recipes that, can not just help you lose the weight but also to keep healthy. It explains the various types of ingredients used in Indian cuisine, including pulses, spices and the combinations created. Each recipe is created in a way to include carbs, proteins, vitamins, and minerals essential for your body.
A negative of the book was, the recipes and the diet given at the end, are not everything Indian. The diet plans didn’t have enough options. I think, having a chart of quantities of the various Indian dishes and calorie count would have completed the book. The book would then be a go-to guide. Also, the recipes given could have been of a different variety.
My takeaway from The Great Indian Diet
Being an Indian, my food has to have the various masalas and spices for it to be palatable. No matter, how much I like other cuisines, Indian food is what I come back too. This book is the silver lining with a promise to aid on my journey to fitness and health. I often thought eating lettuce, sandwich and cornflakes are what I needed for a diet. That was wrong! Being aware and knowing it’s okay to eat Indian food, but in controlled quantities, is what was needed. I also had to focus on certain ingredients to influence my well being.
Shilpa Shetty has been an inspiration to me and I do follow her yoga sessions on YouTube. One of the many reasons, I wanted to read The Great Indian Diet. The curiosity to know how she looked soo fabulous, it sure could not have been just the yoga. 🙂 This book reiterated the importance to a well maintained diet.
Why was I looking outside for a diet plan, when I have my own Indian roots giving me a bounty of nutrition and health.
This book has changed the way I look at the food I cook every day. Am aware of the ingredients and am not looking outside for my diet food. The Great Indian Diet is what would be my staple diet. 🙂
Book Details: Publishing year: 2015| Publisher: Ebury Press | Genre: Health & Fitness
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P.S: For the one’s looking for Shilpa Shetty Total Body yoga. Here it is.