Don’t lose your mind, lose your weight: Rujuta Diwekar

19 Mar

If you are overweight, have tried various diets (General Diet/Atkins diet/De-toxic diet and other various forms of starvation diet) and are fed up of eating soups and salads, this book can be your salvation. Go ahead and buy the book… it is a good and light read. And it tells you to EAT. Not just salads and soups but yummy stuff like peanuts and cheese and paneer. I tried the diet guidelines for 10 days and realized that I was feeling more energized. Finally I signed up with the lady herself. It cost me an arm an leg – 45000 Rs. for two months but it is money well-spent. I have been on the ‘diet’ with her for 1 month now and am simply loving it. I have also signed up at the gym. Am working out thrice a week with a personal trainer. He too was recommended by Rujuta. She runs a gym at SIES college and RUIA college and you can sign up at either of the gyms and train under her trainers. Or you can ask the trainer to come to your gym and train you.

Diet recommended by Rujuta:

On wake-up : 1 banana

9:30 am: Post work-out : 1 glass of protein shake + 1 boiled potato

10:30 am: Any home-cooked breakfast (like poha, egg white omelette, upma, idli, dosa, paratha, etc.)

1 pm: 1 bowl legume (cooked: like chole, rajma etc.) + 1 glass of buttermilk

3 pm: nariyal pani (tender coconut water) with malai

5 pm: 1 slice of cheese

7 pm : 1 cooked green vegetable + 1 roti with 1 teaspoon ghee on it

Have been asked to have 5 litres of water everyday (although I manage only about 3-4).. Am also taking various dietary supplements along with this:

– on wake up : multivitamin

– post work out : flax seed 1000 mg, Lymsee 500 mg, Bio E 400 IU

– at 7 pm: Selace forte

-at bed time: Supracal

I have put up my diet chart just for reference. Your diet will be based on your likes and dislikes. Thats the best part about Rujuta. The first time I met her, she asked me to have an apple in the morning. I hate apples. So I told her that I don’t want apple because I can’t see myself eating an apple first thing in the morning for the rest of my life. So she asked me what I liked and when I said banana, she said ok, eat a banana. It was that simple! Same thing for curd. She said eat curd and I said I hate curd. “How about buttermilk?”, she asked.

You must be wondering why I am raving about Rujuta and her diet and her book….. you see its not about her. Its about me! She prescribed it, but I followed it. You have to love yourself enough to want to change and you have to put in the effort to do it. She is there only to help. I decided to blog this because when I first found out about how expensive she is, I was wondering if the money would go down the drain. But it was worth every penny. My skin is glowing, my hair feels soft and my body looks lean. I look good and feel great!

If you need info about how to contact Rujuta or where to buy the supplements (the flax seed is not available at all drug stores) do feel free to write back. Any other questions about the diet and the book please feel free to ask. I will put up an excerpt of the book shortly on my blog. Once I finish the diet, I will write more here….so keep visiting!!!


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929 responses to “Don’t lose your mind, lose your weight: Rujuta Diwekar

  1. Nam

    March 19, 2009 at 10:54 am


    I am sorry, can’t personlise it as you haven’t left a name.

    My friend, can’t thank you enough. I am in the same boat but sadly can’t afford the Rs 45,000 to get a diet chart from her. Plus, I am in Melbourne.

    I have started eating every two hours but I have a feeling I might be eating a bit more than required 🙂

    Do you mind emailing me a response. I am hoping to get some help from you.

    I need to discuss with you what am I doing different to your diet.

    -Thanks heaps!

    • anu aggarwal

      August 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

      hey!!! can u tell me if we are suppose to follow the same meal every day or it different everyday … and whats the kind of workout … ineed to go 20 kgs down..

      thanx anu

    • Sonal

      March 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Hey dont be so gullible. You think anyone will spend 45k on diet counselling. Wake up. This lady Rujuta quotes lakhs of rupees as her diet counselling fee but check out the fee for her gym/marathon training–its in average. You know why she does this? To make ppl think that if she is charging lakhs for diet counselling, she must be getting that much and if she is getting that much, then she must be excellent. Thing is RD is neither a real dietitian and neither doing well (she lives in a small low grade flat in mumbai with her family). Its all hype-thanks to the media. Read more:

      • Vikas

        May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        I think you are being harsh in your criticism. What does it matter as to where she stays? As to being a real dietician, I have read enough articles to realize that modern science is yet to make up its mind as to what is really good. It has done its flip flops on Carbs, Proteins, fats, etc. Even now, no two dieticians agree on all aspects of a diet. Humans have been eating since evolution. One only needs to study the same, adapt to the cultural preferences, and be reasonable in their approach. If RD has done all of this then good for her. If you are paying for it, still good for her :-). If you get free or better advice, consider it. If you like it, follow the advice. If you differ from RD or anyone else, express your views politely.

      • Varsha

        November 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

        She’s charging a fee for counselling! But she’s not forcing you to join her programme. Her diet seems sensible to me honestly, never tried it though. I don’t know about her qualification, do you? And where she lives is her choice. You may criticize her if she lives in a bunglow too, right? That all the fame has gone to her head, or that she’s living off our money..Get a life

    • Vikas Varma

      June 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

      kinldy let me know how to eat Flax seeds ???? Please help

      • sagar

        September 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

        flax seed to be grinded in coffee grinder and mix it with water, curd or with your food. that is the best way to have it. if you feel u can not do all these on rugular basis, u can buy flax seed oil capusles soft gels and have it 1-3 per day.

      • nupur

        June 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

        you can sprinkle flax seeds in your curd or salad else you can grind them and keep in air tight container and eat i tsp daily.

  2. myhometruths

    March 23, 2009 at 1:02 am

    A few tips to the above diet:
    – eat a fruit within 10-15 minutes of waking up.
    – Do NOT wake up to a cup of coffee, tea, etc. Preferably remove caffeine from your diet altogether. If you must have, try cutting down to two cups. You can have this between meals.
    – Do not eat any fried food or junk food. Again if you have to have it, limit it to maybe once a month and have it in between meals.
    – Eat dinner at least three hours before you sleep. Let 7:30 pm become your deadline to eat.
    – Eat at the same time everyday
    – Wake up and sleep at the same time everyday.
    – Choice of foods for those in-between meals – fistful of peanuts, tender coconut water, slice of cheese, glass of soy milk, glass of buttermilk, curd, etc.
    – Drink plenty of water. 5 liter a day is the recommended amount.
    – Exercise. No diet can help you without this.
    – Maintain a diary of what you eat, if you review this everyday you will know what you are doing wrong.
    – Carry food with you if you are on the go, eat at frequent intervals.

    I am no expert. Remember, you know your body best. Listen to it!!!

    -Mumbai Yummy Mummy.

    • garimadalal

      July 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm


      guys its been long time im not on the right track i guess….. i need help… but then im not so used to with blogging….. so can any of u help me with ur mail id’s to talk up ? if convenient…. i guess its taking me time to understand where am going wrong….
      i need help big time …. coz i want to lose wt. n keep it off too…

    • Smita

      March 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      Hi Yummy Mummy,

      thanks for sharing your experience with Rujuta’s diet. I have an uphill task of losing post pregnancy weight and somemore. I hv 3 months old daughter and have been breastfeeding her and plan to do that for atleast 6 months.

      Was wondering if I follow the deit chart you have been following will that be good. would be great if you could share some experience…

      infact i hv started doing this since last couple of days, but some cheating as feel quite hungry after every feed session…but target is following
      – 7am – apple + multivitamin for breastfeeding mom
      – workout – 8 – 9 am
      – 9 am 9.30 am- i glass milk + 2 spoons of proteinx
      – 11.30 am – poha/upma + 1 cup of tea
      – 1.30- 2 – i bowl of dal, sabzi, salad+ 2 roti
      – 3.30 pm- buttermilk
      – 5 pm peanuts + tea
      – 7-7.30 pm – sabzi + 1 roti + salad
      – 9.30 pm- 1 glass milk

      i am also trying to follow the same vitamins that u mentioned- i guess most of them are multivitamin should be ok…….do suggest /share what you think of this..given that I am breastfeeding etc

      also tried looking for protein powder and found Proteinx is it good or do you have any other suggestion…trying to find whey protien
      also is there email id i can connect you?
      looking fwd for your reply..

      • Vaibhav

        June 16, 2010 at 7:01 am


        The diet plan which you are following is OK.Let me what kind of exercise routine you are following ? No diet plan is complete without exercise + Diet pattern.Follow a sample diet plan :

        1> get up at 6 AM.
        2> The first thing one should have is a full glass of water, if not a liter.I suppose you are a normal person without any illnesses than start with stretching (10 minutes),Sun salutations 12 with bijamantra,Kapalbhati / Anuloma-viloma/ Bhastrika.(This is my recommendation,you have the freedom to design your own exercise routine)
        3> Dont eat half hour before and after any excercise .

        4> Breakfast — eat Banana / Apple/ 2-3 Dates (must) and poha,Upma,(no sabudanakhichadi) etc.We must eat our breakfast inbetween 08.30 am to 10.30 am as digestive power of the body is at its peak also it gives you energy through out the day.

        5> A glass of milk (cold as hot milk my have chances of acidity if you are not following routine),Buttermilk.

        6> Lunch — at 1 to 1.3 pm — Take 2 chapati / 1 bowl brown rice/ must have Dal for protein intake or for protein you can have Soybean in the form of vegetable / 1 bowl Curd etc.

        7>evening time 4-5 pm— Buttermilk / Milkshake / Protein shake etc. (stop taking caffeine intake in the form of Tea / Coffee etc.all carbonated,aerated food / drinks such as cola / health drinks / sugar free items,health foods as the y the production of some sharp brain to promote their products.Be natural.

        OR you can have salad too.

        8> Take dinner at in between 7 to 8 pm and maintain this pattern.Dinner again should be a light affair.2 roties / Dal / Pane er ,2 pieces,or any seasonal vegetable with less oil and masalas.

        9> Sleep only after 2-3 hours after taking your dinner.

        Happy health

    • PYT

      May 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      I read your menu plan given by rujuta and somehow eating just a bowl of rajma for lunch doesn’t sound right! In her book she talks about eating a roti plus sabji or an egg and has a complex carb at main meals but in your plan you eat only one roti the entire day????? Whatever happened to all her talk of complex carbs being good for you etc.

    • Sano

      May 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

      I like it very much. U listen to ur body that is only ur best dietician No need to pay huge amts Its only simple that people do not pay attention to their body signals

    • deepa

      July 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      flax seed supplement is thre a company tat u would prescribe n and pls advice abt lymsee pills as well n whre can v get thm from?

    • sheeba

      June 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      hi so u don’t have any carb for lunch..isn’t lunch too small.. because her book says u shuld eat proper lunch

  3. Keshana

    March 25, 2009 at 8:34 am


    i have bought that book.. i’m confused which protien shake shall i take after my workout.. i workout at 7 in the evening..

    • myhometruths

      March 26, 2009 at 7:02 am

      You can take any whey protein shake. There are many brands available in the market. Try the nutrition/sports stores in your area and you should be able to find it. If you tell me where you live, I might be able to help you locate a brand and store. You can mix it with either water or skim milk. Don’t forget your protein shake has to be taken within 10 minutes of finishing your workout.

      • pallavi

        June 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm

        hi myhometruths,
        Well i hve started doing power yoga since 1 month. My diet includes:
        6:10 wake up
        6:25 have 3 glasses of lukewarm water and a fruit
        7:00-8:00 Power yoga
        8:30 milk+mueseli and melon/ threptin
        10:30 toast+egg white/ upma/poha
        12:30 pomegranate
        2:30 dal,vegetables salad n curd
        4:30 roasted channa
        6:30 sandwitch
        8:30 soya milk
        11:30 raw paneer
        12:30 sleep
        Plz suggest any alternative diet for me….My height is 5.5 and weight is 59 kg…….want to lose inches……looking forward for a portfolio shoot…..plz help

  4. rama

    March 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    thanks for the info. i need to know where can i buy protein shake in Hyderabad?. thanks Nami for recommending this article. Good Luck everyone.

    • myhometruths

      March 30, 2009 at 3:54 am

      Hi Rama,
      I don’t know Hyderabad that well but know of two stores that sell protein supplements. The first one is in Abids- Big Bazaar. You can locate it on the first floor. The Reliance Store at Somajigura also sells it. Actually if you go to any big departmental stores like HyperCity, etc. you should be able to locate it in the medical/nutrition/sports section.
      I use low carb Isopure. Please make sure that you have your carb and the protein supplement immediately after your work-out. Remember, this is just a supplement, you still need to have balanced meals throughout the day. Will try to log on sometime during the day today and share more details on Protein supplements.
      Hope this helps!
      – Mumbai Yummy Mummy

    • pooja

      February 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      amway protein powder is considered pretty good.
      u can mix it in almost ur just dial facility for local amway supplier

  5. Sudha

    April 6, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Hi, Thanks for your post, that was very interesting

    You have posted a diet plan – did you follow this for all the days? Or did she give you a different plan for each day of the week? Can you share some of the other options?

  6. myhometruths

    April 6, 2009 at 5:53 am

    The diet plan changed every 15 weeks. The morning fruit, breakfast and post work-out meal remains the same. The multivitamins also remain the same.
    Lunch has either been dal or chicken or legumes like chole, rajma, etc. Sometimes i have one roti with a tea spoon of ghee on it & sometimes I skip the roti as well. For the 3 and 5 pm snacks its been peanuts/tender coconut water/soy milk/ cheese slice/ buttermilk. Right now, for instance, because of the heat in Mumbai I have buttermilk at 3 pm. At 5 pm I prefer to have peanuts because it keeps me going till dinner time. Dinner so far has been chicken/paneer/green vegetable. Sometimes with roti and sometimes without.

    If you look at it simply, morning fruit, regular breakfast (poha, idli, upma, dosa, paratha, egg white, sandwich), high protein lunch (with zero or low carb), nutritious snack and high protein dinner (again with zero or low carb) have been what has been advised so far.

    Hope this helps!

  7. Keshana

    April 7, 2009 at 5:42 am


    i follow this diet is it good to loose weight. i ahve to loose around 10-15kgs till august.
    morning 1 banana.
    9:00 1/2 cup tea + 2 brwon bread toast with peanut butter
    11:00 roti+sabzi+dal
    1:00 peanuts
    3:00 buttermilk
    5:00 tea
    6:00 tea
    7:30 to 9:00 is my workout
    after workout i have 1 sugarcane jucie and for dinner as it becomes late i have only watermelon

    • reetu

      September 24, 2009 at 11:20 am

      r u mad or wat?? peanut butter n peanut u r having and u wanna loose weight? u’ll never.. don touch peanut at all. u can hav butter once in a week. try havin idli/sada dosa/upma, poha all dis stuff n u must eat ur dinner 3 hrs before u go to sleep. don drink sugar cane juice ta all.. u can have mosambi(sweet lemon) juice without sugar.. u should hav home made soup/dal, veg at around 7:70pm or max 8:00pm after tat don eat.

      • Kirti Dua

        February 27, 2015 at 9:43 am

        peanut doesnt let u gain weight dear..and sugarcane juice even reduces weight..its a myth..u can have one glass of sugarcane juice coz it contains jaggery and glucose which helps to flat ur belly..try it…:)

    • Vaibhav

      June 16, 2010 at 7:16 am


      Your diet plan is ok.However, stop taking tea at 5 and 6 pm as infact stop taking tea / coffee / all tin packed health foods and drinks /Aerated drinks /Jams and jellys as they are not good for the body in the long term.

      Instead of tea in the evening take peanuts / Buttermilk / brown bread Vegetable sandwich etc .


  8. myhometruths

    April 7, 2009 at 6:23 am

    You are not having anything from 3 pm to 9 pm! You need to have something to eat at 5 pm (maybe a sandwich or a slice of cheese). I would recommend that you cut down on your tea intake. If you have to have it, have it between meals. Have it at 4 pm instead of 5. Try to skip the 6 pm cup. If you want to have something hot, have a cup of milk instead.

    Post work-out, you must have a protein shake + some form of carbs (like boiled potato).

    What time do you go to bed? That will pretty much determine what you eat at night.

    Wish you luck.

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

    • bk

      March 10, 2010 at 4:59 am


      Thanks so much for your tips abt Rujutas diet….cud you tell me which protien shake to have and which is the best place to get it? am based in Delhi.

      Also if you eat dinner by 7.30pm and are up till late or going out wat r the options that Rujuta suggets??

      Thanks for your help.

  9. Nam

    April 7, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Can I ask you Keshana, why are you having that sugarcane juice ? That too, so late in the night ?

  10. Rishi

    April 7, 2009 at 10:44 am

    i have lost around 5 kgs in a month ..
    just by reading rujuta’s book ..
    i din blow 45000 or even 199 …. got her book @ rs.80 heh from the streets …
    i have been cheating a lot …
    from malai peda’s to waffers to all the other sorts of farsan …
    but i have it after an hour after i have had my morning fruit within 10 mins of waking up … i eat koki (thick sindi roti type thing with asli ghar ka ghee and curd with it ) rest i follow it with peanuts , salads , fruits , dal , rotis , frankies , vada pav;s …. only mantra :- eat handful any of what u like whatever is pallatable to ur taste buds .. @ every 2 hours …
    and have an early dinner – include soup salad paneer etc ..
    i prefer avoiding carbs like bread roti or rice for diner …
    shit the squatting indian stye … ive started and i sigh when downloading

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      Hiiiiiii Rishi, u r so gr8. I read ur comments . They r so motivating and also U hv a gr8 sense of humor. thanks yaar. Rishi, its gr8 to know u lost 5 kgs in month by following diet in the book. Even i want to lose weight. Can u pls mail me?

    • gita

      April 20, 2010 at 5:19 am

      From where did u got that book at 80Rs. pls us also know…Pls!!!


  11. ko

    April 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    hey…this is really helpful…
    im detrmined to follow this diet from tomm

    i need to loose atleast around 15kgs to b my close to my ideal weight.

    I am a vegetarian thou…!!

    also like post workout u have mentioned 3 supplements…so do u need to take all 3 or 1 of the 3??

    can u tell me if there is any particular paratha tht im supposed to avoid??
    can i have aloo paratha? paneer paratha?

    and the 1 boiled potato u have written?? how ru supposed to take tht?? like wat can u have with it? i mean i dont think i can have jus plain bolied potato!!

    thanks a lottt..

    also i really wanna noe…how much weight loss have u been successful at within how much time??

    im sure with all the blessings u will get coz of helping every1 so much ur 45k is worth every penny!!

    hoping to hear from u soon!!

    thanks agen!! tc

  12. Keshana

    April 8, 2009 at 5:11 am

    thanks .. for the suggestions.. will chessee be fine all throught the week. lets say i have a slice of cheeze at 5pm and a cup of tea by 6pm.. i come from my workout at 9:30 so i’m confused if i have a PROTINE SHAKE i mite not put on weight because i already weigh 73kgs and jus 22yrs and single. and my height is 5’3 so..
    my sleeping is ardound 11:00. can u gimme a diet plan pls

  13. Keshana

    April 8, 2009 at 5:12 am

    hey nam..

    i read in the book any juice post work out is good. so i thought as sugarcane jusice is seasonal why not that m i doin sumthin wrong.. i have it 2 times a week.

  14. ko

    April 8, 2009 at 9:22 am

    hey rishi…

    i am a sindhi too…n lovee koki…i was wonderin how will i resist it?? ru serious u have all tht u have mentioned and lost 5kgs in a month? i wanna noe more…did u follow any exercise regime??

    i have read jus positive responses to rujutas diet…it sure must work im guessing!!

  15. Nam

    April 8, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Hello Rishi,
    Yes we all would like to know what exercise regime did you follow?
    Please enlighten us and comprehend your diet schedule a bit more 🙂
    Thanks from all us ‘weight watchers’ :))))

  16. rishi

    April 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yo yo yo guys ….
    Im 5’8 – 25 yrs … was 80 kgs a month back (march-2009)…. Now im fluctuating between 74-76 kgs …
    😛 …
    not that I was ever interested in dieting or fasting ..but my peers would always speculate about diets and names like savita davre , geeta shah , vijaya venkat.
    When I realized my love handles could be man handled I started researching on this so called eat right stay light mantra …
    Guys ur body structure- figure / physique – kudrat ki deen hai ….so got damn do the full monty and love thy flesh and fat …
    Fat part should eventually subside though..
    Before ur born …. Ur mom has fed u for 9 months which is y uve taken shape …
    So if ur a south Indian u must have got idlis … marwadis must have got ghee dhokla … sindi’s – koki , curry chawal ..kachalu lola … jeeze man sinful indulgence ..
    So never stop eating anything that ur genes are used to ..coz they assimilate and digest it faster than unknown cuisines .
    Also eat a fruit within 10-15 minutes of waking up. Y coz when ur hibernating (sleeping) u need to kick start ur metabolism .. so give it some fibre ful fruits glucose will jump start ur metabolism ….and in the mornings ur metabolism is at its peak ..
    .. Say no to juices. Eat the whole fruit instead…coz the more the cut surface of the fruits exposed to the air … the more loss of nutrients … now u know y apple starts turning red immediately after uve chopped bite and have the fruits … if its papaya or water melon cut them long and indulge ..
    do NOT wake up to a cup of coffee, tea, etc …
    they’ve got caffeine so u get the instant stimuli … it will activate ur mind not ur digestive system ..we need to loose weight .. so we will focus on accelerating and making optimum use of our metabolism …
    lets not know about Basal metabolic rate BMR or body mass index BMI …for now
    do some google search urself …
    have tea / coffee after an hour uve had ur fruit ….
    Please atleast drink 2 glasses of water … preferably warm … before slurping ur tea/coffe …
    Im a total tea – totaller ….
    I needed 1 humongous cup chai … ekdum kadak …. Adharak … tulsi ka pataa ..elaichi maar ke ..when I used to wake up and atleast 10 biscuits …with it … I had been practicing this since I guess I was in the womb …..
    Now I follow what I have prescribed above … and yea I don’t eat biscuits …..
    I eat wafers … farsan coz I cant live without them … a handful though …so my mind is at ease …and metabolic rate is high so it doesn’t get converted and stored as fat rather used up till I eat my lunch after 2 hours ….
    That’s cheating …..and I proudly cheat ..

    Remember that ur body keeps releasing hydrochloric acid … so if u give ur nervous system too much of food at once … it indeed gets nervous and stores it as fat the excess amount …
    Toh apne pet pe itna atyachaar ek saath mat karo …
    Eat every two hours …. Ample enough …. Don’t binge …
    If u do that the acid shall keep on picking whatever inserted and immediately helps breaking down into various carbs , proteins ,calcium blahh ….
    Also Take note the entire day drink plenty of water. 5 liter a day is the recommended amount.
    I drink only 2-3. I forget to quench my thirst coz im not thirsty ..

    As for my work out ….
    I do iyengar yoga – i.e Saturdays and Mondays ….
    Rest of the days brisk walk and ultra light drilling and warm up exercises ..
    Sundays I am regularly irregular at swimming …
    Always remember that you have to take any whey protein shake.Don’t forget your protein shake has to be taken within 10 minutes of finishing your workout.
    If not protein shake then it should be banana or soy milk … oats or mueslii …kuch bhi
    When u work out … muscle undergoes wear and tear … lots of glucose it needs to consume ..
    For muscle to build and repair the wear and tear
    So protein within 10 minutes of finishing your workout. Very very very important.

    And it’s a request guys …
    Please don’t go on diets which advocate fasting …. Unless for spiritual purpose …
    Fasting means u loose muscle …. You loose bone density … so u loose weight
    Our aim is to loose fat .. not muscle and bone density ….

    now its got too long …
    shall hit back if need be

    Cheers guys …hic hic … Burp .. ~

    • Duhita

      January 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm

      HI rishi i really like ur diet plan……….Could you please suggest me something…..I belong from a gujrati family so loadz of ghee n oil!
      My height is 5.5 n i weight 78…….I’ll tell my whole schedule
      I wake up at 11
      den i have my breakfast 1 bhakri
      i have my lunch at 2.30
      deb at 6.30 i have 2 khakhra’s
      n i have m dinner at 10.30 which consist sabzi,2 roti and rice…………..Plz suggest something which helps me reducing m weight as fast as its possible

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Rishi, I m Pinky…pls can u suggest me a diet plan. Its gr8 that u lost 4-5 kgs so fast. Can u pls mail me?. I would like to discuuss / chat / mail a diet plan for me. thanks in advance n Regards,

    • Sowmya

      April 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

      Hi Rishi,
      I have started my dieting after reading Rujuta’s book 1.5 month back . I have been gymming (alternate days gym and aerobics) too. My diet:

      5:45am- wakeup – any fruit-grapes/ orange/ pear/ mango.
      7:am-8-am/8:15am: workout->
      8:30am-Soya Milk (Staeta which we get in super market– natural flavor)
      9:30am-10am: Breakfast– Mostly upma/ dosa/idly
      12pm – Half of my lunch usually it will be brown rice with boiled veggies– cabbage, carrots,peas or with dal
      1:30-2pm– Rest of t my lunch + one glass butter milt

      3:30 pm : boiled corn/ fruit juice

      5:30pm-6pm — 1 veg sandwich with whole wheat bread with cucumbers cheese tomatoes / dosa

      8pm-8:30pm – Dinner – Daliya / oats with veggies…

      It’s been like 50 days I have been working out and I have lost jus 1 kg… Please suggest any changes in my diet required….



      • Sowmya

        April 22, 2010 at 3:42 am

        And yeah height 5 feet 10″

      • Sowmya

        April 22, 2010 at 3:49 am

        Oops I meant 5 8″

      • Vaibhav

        June 16, 2010 at 7:42 am


        your diet seems to be ok however some changes requires and they are as following :

        1> while working out do more practice of suryanamaskar (24 at least with bijamantra for holistic approach (There is nothing like suryanamaskaras.its a complete exercise,one round in 20 seconds can burn 13.5 K CAL.People are fools spending thousands of rupees in going gyms and have consultation.Follow it and within 3 months you will see noticeable change in you.and Kapalbhati initially start with 100 rounds than gradually increase it upto 500 rounds but under proper guidance only otherwise it may damage your lungs and diaphragm,if not done properly).

        2> after getting up in the morning take one galss of Limbu-panni everyday.

        3> Divide your meals 5-6 times a day.Do your breakfast like a king and have dinner like a Pauper because in te morning inbetween 8 to 10 am our digestive powers are at its peak hence you must not skip your breakfast.

        4> Stop eating latenight as our digestive fire is in sleeping mode unce the sun sets, eat light and before 8 pm at the Max.

        5> Drink 1 glass of water atleast after every hour and reduce it as the evening comes.

        Happy load-shedding.


      • Sowmya

        November 22, 2010 at 3:50 am

        Hey I lost about 7-8 kilos… with the diet…and Iam about 72 now… I have got more confidence that I can lose upto 65…:) Thanks everyone and to my aerobics and gym instructors…;) And thanks Vaibhav… will surely try yoga!

      • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

        November 22, 2010 at 4:07 am

        Wow! That is great news :)) keep it up!!

    • nisha

      June 1, 2010 at 7:03 am

      hi rishi ,

      read your views on the website. i also want to loose weight (i a healthy way). please suggest me your diet so thst it could help me also



  17. Nam

    April 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    OMG!!! Thanks Rishi!! you sure have elaborated it quite well. You seem to be doing well. Good luck with it and do keep sharing any more findings.

    Its a long post but the wit makes it interesting. Good job!

    Thank you.

  18. ko

    April 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    wow…thanks thts a lot of knowledge!! thanks rishi

  19. Keshana

    April 9, 2009 at 4:55 am

    hey!!! m still waiting for my reply.. can any1 pls reply me back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. rishi

    April 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Keshana ji ….. its very good that u have only ½ a cup of tea in the morning …
    Please have 2 glasses of warm water before u gulp chai …
    Like how u dilute alcohol with water or soda … like wise
    helps ur bowel also
    and shit the indian style …
    ever wondered y many muslims do nota have a pot belly ..coz of the posture when they offer namaaz ..
    and the primitive conventional style of excreting puts pressure to move out the waste from the waist .. cures “varicose veins and numerous other advantages etc ..
    And welcome amigos –here is yet another victim of marketing gimmicks …
    Keshana ji … find out what the difference between white and brown bread ?
    If its calories u shall say …. Bingo … uve hit the right tab …
    How much may I ask ?
    20 gram bhi nahi hota hai ….
    Also pizza , pasta , bread etc have only carbs ….
    Wheres dosa’s upma idlis uthapa , paneer are fermented ..
    They have lots of carbs as well but also many nutrients along with them too …
    So cut bread and have anything mentioned later ..
    I have koki with asli ghee ….mmmmmm mmm …
    Well it doesn’t melt in ur mouth … and it wont melt if u have it for diner either …
    So when metabolic rate is high in the morning … at breakfast u can have it …
    So it doesn’t stick to the cellulite ( charbi) …
    And ghee for lubrication of joints….i insist coz health is wealth … jaan hai to jahaan hai …
    Wazan kam ho na ho …. Sehat durust honi chahiye … and aapki khurrak ko oiling greasing toh mangta hai …..warna ull get lethargic … rest is rust …. Y rust coz ur not givin ur self enough lubrication …
    And 1 assurity is that ur body will digest it if given earlier in the day …
    Else. … ur having tea at 5 and 6 …
    Have only half a cup after atleast 1 glass of water before ur kick
    And have it only once @ 5 and avoid at 6 ….
    Rather with tea eat some fruits also so that u have enough fuel for ur work out and that eating threshold will not set in after ur work out …so u wont feel like binging …
    As ur belly and psyche both are fed …
    For dinner … do not have sugar cane juice … high insulin munni ….. glucose fructose etc ….
    Heard of cheeni kum ?
    Instead immediately after ur workout within 10 mins … have a protein chocolate bar …protein shake …soy milk …. Oats …

    And diner … have dal .. rajma …or salads … can include soup …. Without any carbs …no roti no paneer no bread …u can have khayali pulav …. And feast on it till u eat and fart ur heart out

    And I am anti juice – rather than squashin it in the mixer squash it with ur jaws …
    Fibre kachra samajke mixer mein reh jayega
    And it will be used as manure …so imagine the kind of healthy growth ur parting away with.
    Heard of icing the cake with the cherry on top ?
    That’s the cherry oh deary … !!!!

    1 more thing for all the hippies ..
    if u have a humongous thighland …
    lie on ur back … and start cycling … half an hour a day … 1 week – 1 inch girth loss …
    can write it in blood and give it ….
    Any donors ?
    Also when u cycle lying down … fat asses don’t put pressure on their knee joints …and by doing that ur working against gravity so ull see u are simultaneously melting ur arse’s thighs paunch …
    Cycle in 3-4 sets … slowly ur endurance shall increase … and remember don’t stop till u sweat …
    And if u sweat ….. HOORAYYYY … cellulite is surfacing and evaporating … and u just managed to caress and kiss ur fat good bye …

    ……cheers …
    rish – ( – msn id ..
    please note … im not certified or authorised …
    u all can pursue me but not sue me … heh

    • andy

      May 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      hey rishii dere r few confusions.. in breakfast rujata suggested to have any hng paratha also… but dear paratha tou mera dushman hai i mean parathay k paas say guzer b jaoon tou mjay motapa char jata h… n i dnt eat idlii,dosa etc coz i dnt know how to make it coz m not indian… so plz can i replace dis wid bread.. i dnt find any other option.. other wise breakfast wid parathaan den in lunch again 1 rotii… i mean its 2 much.. n rotii made of eat??? chakki ka ata or regular attah? n can i use real home made butter in my diet? as i hav heard its not at all fatenning coz its not processed n real food actually burns ur body fat…. n can i replace soy milk or butter milk wid normal milk? plz do repy me coz i wanna start dis diet as soon as i can.. coz i wanted to loose inches frm my body

    • sana

      October 30, 2013 at 5:38 am

      thanks rishi. I need some advise for losing weight on my tummy.height 5′ 6″ age 30 weight :ranges between 60kg-65kgs.

  21. Nam

    April 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Rishi,

    May I just say, you are very funny. You’ve got the gift of wit and you sure put it to good use!!

    Thanks again.

    Always lovely to read your posts. Please keep up the good work!!


  22. rishi

    April 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    thank a heap namita ….
    true knowledge alone liberates ..
    and with humour it penetrates …
    good show and appreciate it …
    happy weight subsiding ….

  23. Nam

    April 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Well said!

    I am looking forward to a big weekend due to Easter. So i am trying to talk my body into indulging big time. Hopefully its all in moderation. Or so I will try! hahaha.

    I have promised myself to be back on tracks as of Tuesday. Gym, personal trainer, diet – the works!

    Have a good Easter everyone.

    Bye for now!

  24. rishi

    April 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    dont cheat man namita ….
    u are the patient and u are the doctor …
    if u over indulge … its sinful …
    no 1 else is gonna digest ur intake …
    khudka khudko bhogna padega …
    u gotta be selfish if u have to shed…
    i can make u loose 500 calories just now …
    imagine a pastry black forest – all deforested sugar coated mellow
    … just dont eat it … and uve lost that much …
    any day a good bet than feeling guilty and binging …
    eat to live … dont live to eat .. 😛
    cheat in the mornings … not on ur hubby …. ..heh

  25. Nam

    April 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    OK. Advice taken on board. Thanks Rishi. You are absolutely right!!! OK, i’ll be good 🙂

    Ciao for now!

  26. Keshana

    April 10, 2009 at 6:20 am

    thanks rishi!!! it was really kool.. but dude i belong from a gujju family so u knw wat ma whole food style has sugar name it a sabzi or dal or watevr..
    wat i was thinkin was to have daliya wid milk in d morning say ard 9ish.. thn by 11ish peanuts or salad?? by 1is my luch wud be of 3 bhakris or rotis wid ghee or peanut oil + sabzi n dal sometimes.. than m all confused wat to eat throughout d day… :((
    i jus have a 3 months in mas hands and m not loosin.. :((
    wat do i have my pre wokouts and post workouts..
    how abt a banana shake for pos tworkout..
    and i have huge arms not hippies.. 🙂 wat do i do for ma arms????

  27. rishi

    April 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Diet chart for keshna …
    Follow this for 2 weeks …. Blindly ..religiously with faith …
    Get up 8:am – eat 2 oranges or papaya or watermelon or 1 apple or grapes or strawberries handful within 10 mins then.. after 30 mins have 2 glasses of warm water
    Hit the washroom @ download Indian ishtyle
    9: -9.15am: daliya wid milk
    11 am: do not have peanuts or salad ..
    have ur lunch -2 bhakris(3 minus1) or rotis wid ghee or peanut oil + sabzi n dal small portions
    1 pm have salad … 1 big bowl
    3 pm: have ur peanuts only if ur gonna workout .. or have fruits if ur not gonna workout
    5 pm: peanuts or fruit any 1 which u have skipped accordingly
    7 pm : before u start ur work out have narel paani with patla malai … eat the malai …
    after ur work our immediately within 10 mins have soya milk or oats or museli or protein shake ..cut the banana shake coz it wont shake thy fat that late .
    diner – – – lots of khayali pulav … go for a drive .. hawa khao …. And for dessert 1 small bowl of dal or boiled vegetables .. do not remove the warm water .. drink it …or any fruit – no mangoes ..… have a mango before 3 p.m as a meal by itself if tempted ..diner should be ultra light … at times once in 4 days skip it …
    10 kgs in 3 months guranteed …
    for ur biceps … arms or armour …
    dog pose – bend ur arms up and down …
    circle clockwise and anti clockwise
    do gomukhasana – stay in the pose for atleast half an hour … 3 sets ..slowly ur biceps and tri ceps will start vibrating …. Meanin fat evacuation .:P

    • onlyican

      April 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm

      Does it necessary to have water 30 mins after waking up can’t we have water as soon as we wake up and have fruit after that. then after cleasning do yoga for 30 mins then have protein shake. so when can we have the breakfast. Is not brown bread good. cld u send me your email id. thanks….

    • sapna

      June 5, 2011 at 1:39 am

      Hi guyz , i read everyone’s view over here , i guess everyone i just struggling to loose weight , be healthy n look good. well i am an Indian but settled in canada, i am proud to be indian as when i visted this site i saw toones of people helping each other , i really liked it ,. well my concern is i m turning 30 soon and for sure overweight by 28 pounds which means 12.5 killos approx. , and couldn’t find Rujuta Diwekar’s book, Don’t Loose Mind but Loose Weight . so if any one could help me please, with the diet plan , because i am true india i wanna stick to indian food, do not waana indulge myself in westeren diets, well there is nothing wrong in western diet but my problem is i m a vegetarian , and i diet book i buy from here r all full of fresh meals, i would really appricate if U could help me out, Thanks

  28. Keshana

    April 11, 2009 at 5:00 am

    thanks rishi!!!!!! lemme tell ya m so relived.. 🙂 thanks dude. me weighin 73.80 so 74kgs now.. i’ll try thiss till 24th… lets see how much i go down!!!

  29. Keshana

    April 11, 2009 at 5:03 am

    but rishi i come back from my workout at 9:30pm so milk or shakes+ dinner kuch zyada nahi hojayega??

  30. myhometruths

    April 11, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I am so sorry guys for not being able to respond earlier. I have put up another post on post workout nutrition which will hopefully help. Rishi, you have added some wit to my otherwise boring blog, so thanks a lot 🙂

    Difference between white bread and wheat bread/multi-grain bread : White bread is pure maida. We all know how bad it is for our health. Wheat bread/multi-grain bread on the other side are actually good forms of carb. Use white butter (home-made) a slice of cheese, some veggies like tomato, cucumber and make yourself a healthy sandwich. Have it anytime of the day you like. This is a yummy and nutritious snack.

    Keshana, drinking sugarcane or any other juice after your workout is fine. It is actually good. So go ahead and have it. But don’t forget your protein shake. Yes, I know you workout at night but you still need to have protein shake. Read my post workout meal post, I really hope it will clarify your doubts.

    For all those who come from gujju land, add jaggery instead of sugar in your sabzi, this adds iron to your meal. If you have grown eating sweet sabzi, your body will digest it just fine. So quit worrying about this !!!

    On fruits, have a fruit first thing in the morning. Or you can have it after physical exercise. You can eat whatever you like – including mango and banana! Seasonal fruit is best. But please do not eat fruit any other time of the day. Fructose (the sugar you get from fruits) gets converted to triglycerides ( a type of fat which circulates in our blood stream. High levels of triglycerides are responsible for heart disease, insulin insensitivity and lead to bigger fat cells. We avoid sugar don’t we? Fruits are good for you, right? Yes of course they are, but only if they are eaten at the right time.

    Look guys, weight loss is not a miracle. Don’t rush it. Don’t try to lose 15 kilos in 3 months. It is not sustainable. You want your skin to glow, your hair to shine, don’t you? You don’t want to look sick at the end of this weight loss. So, change your eating habits, hit the gym thrice a week. You will lose inches, you will lose fat and gain muscles. I promise you that. I have lost 3 kilos in 2 months but I have lost 4 inches around my abs and 2 inches on my waist (and haven’t worked out abs yet – my trainer says that the lower back needs to be strengthened first). My trousers are falling down, and shirts have become loose… my skin glows and my hair has never looked better.

    Btw, paneer is good for you. I have been eating it everyday for the last 15 days at night (in form of stir fry, sabzi etc. etc.). So if you are a vegetarian, gorge on it :))

    On exercise, I would recommend asking your trainer about this. Most of today’s youth have back problem (thanks to stagnant lifestyles). Unless you workout under supervision you will have a medical problem on your hand, so PLEASE take care of this.

    – Once again, sorry for the delay. Promise to be regular from now on

    • andy

      May 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      wat kind of cheese shud b consumed dear???? dere is a verity of dem…

    • Fitnfine

      September 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Yummy Mummu,

      Could you please suggest where do you buy paneer from ? Because when I attend one of Rujuta’s learning session , she suggested to have paneer made from cow milk.

  31. Keshana

    April 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

    thts ok 4 the delay!!! thanks a lot 4 replyin :).
    did you check out the diet which rishi gave me.. he’s given banana or watermelon in d morning thn daliya+ milk for breakfast thn by 11: roti+ sabzi+dal now wat i’ll modify is at 1:00 i’ll have buttermilk with salt. than 3:00 wud be nariyal pani 5:00 2 toast with peanut butter abd b4 gym say ard 6:30 cup of tea gym wud frm &;30 to 9:00 -9:30. protein shake as u said.
    i went to a store there i foung BRITISH NUTRIOUS WHEY PROTEIN SHAKE ISOLATES is that good?? if yes how do i take it?? and how much quantity??
    if i take shakes at 9:30 u think dinner is a must??? i doubt….
    thanks ppl for helping me so much…. 🙂

  32. rishi agicha

    April 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

    hey myhometruths … cant address u by ur name coz unaware of it …
    thanks again for enlightening and supplementing with more scientific know how …appreciate it …
    and keshana u seem quite erratic in ur head …
    buy the book … there r theree examples in it…
    co-relate to them and u are the patient and u are the doctor …
    so spoon feeding will only amplify ur apetite … heh
    acknoweledge myhometruths and otherwise ..draft ur own chart
    cheers all for the weekender … !!!

    • andy

      May 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      every one is talking abt wat to b eaten in lunch nd dinner.. can plz any one help me tht da meal v prepare like reguler saalan, bhoona hoa salan… is ok to consume da same way as we do during our diet plan.. i mean regular oil to cook… or only boiled stuffs are suppose to b taken… m confused in dis… plz help me as we use to eat daal id tarka, chiken stew, saalan, cholay ka salan…? how to cook food plz help…..

  33. myhometruths

    April 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Hey Keshana, Rishi. Yes, I did read the diet that Rishi recommended. Like him, I am no expert but can give you my feedback.

    For the early morning fruit you can have whatever you want. Since this is a mango season (and I love mangoes) I eat a mango 🙂 yes, you are allowed mangoes 🙂

    Breakfast and lunch are fine. For lunch, eat max 1-2 rotis with a tea spoon of ghee on it. If you get fed up of dal, have legumes ( rajma, chole etc.) preferably with a serving of vegetables.

    Buttermilk is good but salt is not! Table salt is absolutely no no. Not in salad, not in sandwich not in buttermilk or curd. Add few leaves of chopped pudina and grated Ginger in your buttermilk. You can also add other spices like bhuna jeera powder.

    Do eat the Malai of the nariyal pani alongwith the pani.

    Peanut butter and toast is also fine.

    Protein shake is a must. Carbs post workout is also a must. And yes darling you can and should have dinner. Eat a light one since it is so late. Eat after one hour of working out. You can have a bowl of paneer/ mushroom/veg stir fry. Alternatively have a bowl of green sabzi along with one roti.

    Never skip a meal… Not even once in four days Rishi 🙂

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  34. myhometruths

    April 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Keshana, there are many whey protein powders that are available. Pick what you like. Take a heaped spoon (normally there is a big spoon that will come in the box itself) or measure 5-6 tb spoons and add this to a glass of cold water/skim milk. Shake well. Serve.

    Watch out for the new post on Whey Protein. Will try to upload within the next 3 days.

  35. sonia

    April 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    hi I need rujutas contact detail pls

  36. Keshana

    April 13, 2009 at 5:56 am

    thanks 🙂
    i’ll surly start it from 2day… 2day is 13th april n i weigh 74kgs.. lets say i’;; weigh again on 27th jhope i’ll go dowm by 2-3kgs… how do i make a stir fry wid paneer? can i add baby corn instead of mushroom as i don like thm..

  37. Keshana

    April 13, 2009 at 6:03 am

    hey!! rishi well i don seem i have got as every person i meet they like get slim babes n tht really takes me off big time..
    well i have tht book already wid me.. :@
    n yea fo acknowlding myhometruths it goes widout sayin.. he knws how much i do..

  38. rishi agicha

    April 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

    hi again bimboes …..
    BREAKING news …..
    i melted 1 more kilo …. heh :P:P:P:P:P:P:P
    and myhometruths -i am against diets which advocate fasting …
    but not if u fast for spiritual pupose ..
    ur stomach is considered as the havan kund …
    and anna which u partake i.e food … is ahuti ….
    so let agni – for a day burn ur karmas …
    to me its a divine thing /penance …

    also 1 more thing …
    myhometruth:- says :-“” drinking sugarcane or any other juice after your workout is fine ??????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Fructose (the sugar you get from fruits) gets converted to triglycerides ( a type of fat which circulates in our blood stream. High levels of triglycerides are responsible for heart disease, insulin insensitivity and lead to bigger fat cells.””

    and its a strange thing ….
    when people diet .. all they talk about is food ….
    heh …
    BUrpp ..!!!

  39. rishi agicha

    April 13, 2009 at 9:36 am

    and keshana if guys get slim babes why does it take u off ?
    why dont u take that weight off instead … so guys could take off with u instead ..?

  40. myhometruths

    April 14, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Hi Rishi, you have raised a good point about fasting. I couldn’t agree more. Fasting for reducing weight is disastrous. But people all over the world do it for spiritual/religious reasons. Personally, I dislike fasting in any way or form. But to each its own 🙂
    If you read my post on post workout meal you will realize that post workout the body needs protein and carbs. Sugarcane juice is rich in carbohydrates and iron. Keshana still needs to have her protein shake to fulfill her protein requirements.

  41. Namita

    April 14, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Hi Guys!

    I am back 🙂

    I was away for the long weekend and GOD!!! I ate like no tomorrow. I am very guilty of it and I know I haven’t done the right thing 😦

    Anyhow, great to read through all the posts. Its great to see everyone so motivated. Good going guys! Rishi, well done on the extra kilo and good luck Keshana – you sure are getting a lot of help 🙂

    Allright guys, keep posting and I will let you guys know how i am succeeding or not 🙂

    Take care!

    Ciao for now

  42. myhometruths

    April 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Rujuta’s e-mail id :

  43. Keshana

    April 15, 2009 at 4:24 am


    good morning guys.. hows sheddin weight goin?? myhometruths can i have ur mail id?u think rujuta’s gonna reply??

  44. myhometruths

    April 15, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Keshana, I don’t think Rujuta will respond to individual queries on diet. You can try though. However if someone wants to sign up with her, they can e-mail her on this id.
    My id is

  45. Nam

    April 15, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Hi Guys!

    I’m excited!! Becos i got myself a personal trainer today. I had one back in 2006 and it was a huge help. He helped me loose abt 7 kilos, but it all came back to me :))

    Nonetheless, I am excited to start the sessions as of monday. Taking 4 sessions of 45 minutes each. I don’t reside in india, so these trainers are pretty expensive, but well worth it i guess.

    Out of curosity, I wonder what PT’s charge in india for a one-one session ? Also what’s a good gym membership worth these days ?

    Anyhow guys, i hope you all are travelling well. I sure am looking forward to being a new me as of Monday – Amen!!! 🙂

    Keep writing guys!

    (I wrote to Rujuta once and got a response from her in less than an hour!)

  46. myhometruths

    April 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Hey that’s cool Namita! Like you I prefer training under a personal trainer becoz then I don’t have to worry about whether I am doing the right thing. It has been a great 2 months of workout (I have become size S from L) 🙂

    My trainer is a bit on the expensive side – he charges Rs.10000 per month. But then I can call him anywhere in Mumbai for my workout!

    I am not sure what personal trainers at other gyms charge. I go to the Bombay Presidency Golf Club’s gym (am a member and its got a great gym). Most gyms charge around 10-15000 per annum for membership.

    How much are you spending on the PT? Also, how long does your session last? My PT started me with 45 minutes and now keeps me at the gym for almost an hour and a half. I workout thrice a week.

    Three cheers to all gym-goers 🙂

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  47. Nam

    April 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm


    You seem to be doing exceptionally well. Good going girl!! Keep up the good work and keep inspiring.

    I have the gym membership of the chain Fitness First (i hear they r v popular in India now too) for a few years now, costing me AU$60 a month. The PT’s can only train me in fitness first as they r dedicated.

    I was contemplating getting a one-one session or teaming up with a friend for a long time, as the costs goes down substantially. So i did, i got a friend with me and now we both will train with our GOOD LOOKING trainer ;). It will cost us AU$80 together for a 45 min session. We will take 4 sessions in a week, which my PT says is ample. So it will end up costing me AU$160 a week. Its a lot of money, but if I loose my weight, its money put to good use 🙂

    AU$1 = INR 30-35(roughly)

    I know the feeling of loosing weight and the changes it brings in you and your lifestyle and I am really looking forward to experiencing it yet again. How i wish for the day to come, when i can fit back in my size 8 pants – wow, one day!!!!

    I have a session with my PT tomorrow, where we discuss the diet and the workouts in detail. It will be a challenge to explain my diet and what and how our daal n subji’s are made, but I am sure we’ll get through it (No indian PT’s here). I am planning to discuss in detail Rujuta’s take on eating well and her 4 principles. Will be interesting to see how he responds to the diet. Will let you all know. We will set a target of loosing half a kilo a week. He reckons this is pretty easy to achieve abiding the diet and workouts. But we all know each body responds differently.

    So that’s it guys – CAN’T WAIT to get started!

    BTW, i am still following Rujuta’s 4 principles as much as I can. But I will be following it to the T, come monday.

    Take care you all.

  48. jess

    April 16, 2009 at 4:53 am

    i was jus surfing throught some links where i found this bolg and found it pretty interresting. it seems people out here are really solling to loose weight so let me be 1 part of you all HEALTHY people. 😉
    i have a farewell in sep and really want to fit in to reallty kool out fits but my weight doesn allow me.. i dont know how to start from.. i jus statred a gym a week back but don know wat kind f diet i should follow. coz the gym i go thy take charges for a diettian and i cant afford as i saty aweay fron home and leave on pocket money. so can any 1 help me pls. i a strict vegitereian. i saw few of u have mentioned a diet chart of urs.. so can u give me also. by the end of this onth i’m plannin to buy that book of rujuta.. i’ve heard it changes ur concept of eatin totally.. awaintg for a +ve response
    till than bye

    • myhometruths

      April 16, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Hi Jess, welcome to my blog 🙂 I would recommend you buy the book and not spend money on the dietitian. Even if you don’t buy the book, it is okay really. The simple principles that you need to follow are as follows: 1. On waking, eat a fruit (any fruit). Try avoiding tea/coffee throughout the day. If you must have them, have them between meals. 2. Eat every two hours (refer earlier post and comments for suggestions). 3. Eat more when you are more active and less when you are less active 4. Finish you dinner at least two hours before you sleep (latest by 8 pm).

      It is simple. Divide your day by 2 hours and eat as many meals (if you wake up at 7 am and sleep at 10 pm, eat your first meal (fruit) at 7, the next one at 9 am and then everyday two hours thereon, totaling to 7 meals. The last being at 7 pm). You can have whatever you want as long as you avoid sugar, caffeine, fried foods, etc. Eat healthy, eat what you have been eating in your growing up years. Eat homemade food as much as possible. Drink plenty of water. Take your vitamin supplements. And last but not the least, EXERCISE.

      Feel free to ask questions, even if you think they are inane.

      Happy weight loss 🙂

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

      • Anubha

        June 21, 2009 at 5:45 am

        I am from Hyderabad.i bought the book around a week back and read it in 2 hrs. Found it very useful and hilarious.i am a mother of child.
        i am trying to loose weight since feb have lost around 7 kg.And feel much better after following the diet.As in more energetic and less pains and aches and following all the four principles.earlier too i use to follow atleast one thing that was not eating after 8pm and i use to break my luch in 2 parts(one at 1.30 and one at 4)rest i started following just a week back onward(but i m cheating more). but i feel i can loose more weight and add some more supplements to my diet.for which i want to consult Rujuta but can’t afford so much is there any way of getting in tch with her.
        thanks anubha

      • Amrita

        January 12, 2010 at 9:23 am

        Hi, This is Amrita here. Love your Blog…It motivates everyone to loose weight. Reading Rujuta’s book. I am 26 and weigh 59 kg. My height is
        5 Feet. Can u guys please help me to loose weight. I need to loose
        around 6 kg.

  49. rishi agicha

    April 17, 2009 at 7:44 am

    hey BIMBOES ….
    tip to reduce weight ….
    turn ur head to the left …. and then to the right ….
    now repeat that everytime ur offered to eat something ….
    shall release ur cervical as well … heh …

  50. Nam

    April 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Hey Rishi!
    Who gives you the liberty of addressing as as ‘Bimbos” ???? Specially when you don’t know much about any of us.

  51. Nam

    April 17, 2009 at 10:21 am


  52. Nam

    April 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hi again!

    Don’t mind my earlier post Rishi. I detest the use of the word ‘bimbo’.

  53. keshana

    April 18, 2009 at 4:33 am

    hey!!! ppl m not even sheddin 500gms god knws y???? 😦 shalli modify ma diet stuff or wat do i do?

  54. myhometruths

    April 18, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Did you measure yourself? You might have lost inches. Also did you check out how much fat and muscle % you have? You might have lost fat and gained muscle.

    Losing weight is not indicative of good body, what is indicative is fat loss (and muscle gain) and inch loss.

    Also, are you working out? Any kind of exercise?

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  55. keshana

    April 18, 2009 at 8:33 am

    no iahvent.. all i have measured is ma weight..
    yes i do workout in a gym 5 times a week

  56. rishi agicha

    April 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    hello namita …
    i din mean to be profane ….
    seems like u took it literally …
    accept my apologies even then ….
    just thought i might provoke people profusely which might just instigate them in turn ….
    any which ways … hope all are not binging …
    happy fat subsiding … cheers

  57. ko

    April 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    hey rishi…

    ive added u on messenger…do check my request….


  58. keshana

    April 22, 2009 at 5:14 am

    hey ppl…
    me back… n guess wat ma frds came over after couple of months and all they had to say is ” kesh u lookin bit SLIM” 🙂 yyyaappiiieee!!!!!!! finally… but d prob is m weighin same but i guess it wud be a inch loss.. n i started ma workout in d mornin from this monday hope this has changed a bit… thnaks myhometruths, namita n rishi….

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      hi keshna, pls tell me hw did u lose ur weight??? i want to lose it too. thanks.

  59. keshana

    April 22, 2009 at 5:15 am

    hey i even bought flax seeds how do i take thn.. as when shall i in which form n how much??

  60. Nam

    April 22, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Hello Keshana,

    Well done!

    I am not sure what Rujuta’s take is on flaxseed oil.

    However, I am told to take flaxseed oil just an hour before sleeping. I take it with my protein shake. So what I do is, in my shaker i put one scoop of whey protein, water and 1 tsp of flax seed oil. Shake it and gulp it down (you can’t take the damn thing by itself, takes yuck!) This apparently is the best form of having it. If you have the capsules, you take that with water and then have your protein shake.

    Having a protein shake before sleeping is strongly recommended by my PT as it help build muscles while we sleep. Also,another scoop right after workout with a piece of fruit or potato (as Rujuta suggests)

    Rishi, please don’t apologise. Its all good 🙂


  61. keshana

    April 22, 2009 at 6:06 am

    hmm… arre u know i asked ma trainner here n he was mad at me.. me was like protein shake legi toh full jayegei.. i;e i’ll blow up ma self.. aarrrhhh!!!! so me not takin it.. well nams i have in form of seeds so m confused how do i take it? as in shouild i powder it n have in form a powder medi or wat.. 😦

  62. Nam

    April 22, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Hi Keshana,

    I’m am not sure 😦 I can ask my PT though and let you know tomorrow about the flax seeds. Will write back tomorrow.

    I think our very own ‘yummy mummy’ might be able to throw some light. Give her some time, she’ll respond to your query too.


  63. keshana

    April 22, 2009 at 6:39 am

    thanks.. shall wait for it…
    yea m sure she wud have some thin… 🙂 after all mums have all d soultions rite..

  64. myhometruths

    April 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Hi guys, posted a whole thread on the blog on flax seed oil. A lot of people advocate taking the oil instead of the the capsules. Personally I take the capsules coz of the convenience factor. Am doing more research on the best form of consumption. Will keep you posted. But do read the post on flax seed oil supplements and leave your comments related to the supplement there. Ciao

    – Cheers,

  65. rishi agicha

    April 22, 2009 at 11:08 am

    heyloh “ko”
    … havent got any request ….
    hit back again …
    and fitness freaks …. hope the calories are loosening up ….
    i was at a seminar where this guy was carrying buckets full of water in both his hands …
    after dropping them he started walking around freely obviously … so .. !!!
    then he looked at the over weight clan ….and said …
    ” i dropped the buckets and lost 10 kgs outwardly ….
    imagine the kind of luggage which has stuck on u and u all flaunt it around … ”
    Imperative ….. isin’t it ….

  66. Annie

    April 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hi There,

    Im glad I came across your blog. I do not live in India and have been contemplating signing up with Rujuta. I read her book, tried to follow the basic pricipals but feel, weigh the same. Maybe its just that half-knowledge and half-ignorance factor 🙂

    Any useful tips before I go ahead? are you really really happy you signed up? I live a crazy schedule so am a bit hesitant to commit for2 months 🙂

    plz help

  67. keshana

    April 24, 2009 at 6:45 am

    hey!! is idli good for postworkout???
    and abt flax thin i have seeds so how do i take thm???

  68. keshana

    April 28, 2009 at 6:06 am

    hey guys!!!!!!!!!! where are u all??

  69. namz

    April 28, 2009 at 7:19 am

    wish to know-whether it is safe to have whey protein powder after ur gym workout?as mentioned in one of the posts-protein powder khaye gi tu phool jayegi i.e.u will blow clarify it.flax seed supplement is available in market as it is or with some other name.i am having mega 3 with celin and bio it ok? pl do the needful.

  70. myhometruths

    April 28, 2009 at 8:41 am


    I was happy with my experience with Rujuta. I have lost considerable weight and inches. But exercising is a must. You can’t just follow the diet and lose weight. So as long as you are willing to do that, I would encourage you to sign up with her.

    She will give you the same advice that is in her book but I think when you pay and sign up, you are a lot more committed and that helps. In 2 months, her advice will become a lifestyle for you.

    To be honest, I am losing weight very fast now. My last session with Rujuta got over a month back and I think I have lost more weight than ever. Thats because I am eating everything I want but following the basic principles of her diet.

    Before you sign up, I’d advise you to follow the book for a week and see if you can do it.

    All the best

    • garimadalal

      June 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

      Hello there.. am amazed to be here.. my first blog so do bear with me as am new to blogs! Just got over with the book and started hunting for more information to get it all started….an i did somehow start with a fruit finally…. other than a usual glass of milk with coffee/proteinX.

      Wanna thank myhometruths ,Nam,Keshana,rishi… and all the others here for wonderful questions and suggestions… I read what sandhya wrote and dear am sailing in the same boat…

      wanted to share something.. i was taking my diets from north india’s well known dietitian … n after slow wt loss with good eating habits n a balanced diets which would as told give JERKS to the body and that’s how i lost a good 10 kgs in 10 months…. but with NO Exercise ! and then after keeping the wt constant i regained it all back now :-((

      Also I figured out while reading rujuta’s book that I was kept on High Protein diet with full day eating non-veg etc etc … n to some extent a mix with Atkins too… hehe ….
      But here I am to get started.. though I have been exercising by brisk walking 30 mins to one hr 6 times a week and stuff but now I am going on 4 basic principles…. just wanted some information …will be glad if u can help.. and hope i stay on to improve my lifestlye.. as its v much needed… the only poblem is im working 7-7 so… timings r a major issue …

      1. how do i know what portion size in enough when am eating .. ?
      2. where do u get flax seeds ? and do u eat peanuts/flaxseeds etc alone ? but how much and how ??
      3. the cheese referred in not paneer/cottage cheese…. then .. which one.. !
      4… i forgot… lots of queries.. will keep adding as soon as i get in the groove.

      so here it is … am beginning at 76kgs with 5’6….. on the road to my soul 🙂


      • myhometruths

        June 12, 2009 at 11:52 am

        Hi Garima,
        -Portion sizes differ from person to person. The thumb rule I follow is to stop just before you feel full (It takes the stomach some sign to send a signal to your brain that it is full).
        -Flax seeds are available at all the health stores. Check any big chemist otherwise. Flaxseeds I have after workout. Peanuts to be eaten as a meal by itself (fistful).
        – Cheese is cow cheese.

        – MumbaiYummyMummy

    • Nithya

      February 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Hi All,

      I just started reading Rujuta’s book from yesterday and I started to follow few simple things. Eating slowly enjoying food with 5 senses, Eating smaller meals, drinking a glass of water every hour etc. I will start going to Yoga in the evening from next week.

  71. myhometruths

    April 28, 2009 at 8:42 am


    Eating idli post workout should be fine. How are you going to carry it to the gym? If you have flax seeds, you could add them to your salad. Or just roast and chew them.

  72. Namita

    April 28, 2009 at 10:41 am


    Thanks for the jerk….sorry have been a bit out of touch 🙂

    Keshana, so your PT reckons that protein khayogi to phool jayogee ?? …lol…actually, this is what a lot of people believe, but sadly it ain’t true. My PT stresses a lot on having whey protein shake too and he encourages me to eat a lot of protein in our diet by having chicken, tofu, eggs, ricotta cheese(our very own paneer) etc..

    Do invest in a good branded whey protein. See if you can go to a GNC outlet may be.

    So guys, this is my second week with my PT!!! God, its been tiring but a lot of fun. This week I am actually enjoying it. First week I was dead tired and every muscle in my body was aching..thanks to the epsom salts i am able to walk again!

    But guys got a confession to make here…my food habits are still not in order. I really wish It was. I am slowly getting into the swing of things, but its taking a little time. I do feel very guilty on not following the diet, which is a good thing. Slowly I am getting on track…not having any carbs after lunch as recommended and having a lot of protein.

    Wish me luck and please feel free to tell me off for not falling the diet. C’mon guys!!! I am being very silly, i know. But i promise you i’ll get there.

    Annie, I am in the same boat as you. Rujuta will charge Rs. 45,000 for two months diet chart, but as advised do follow the diet religiously for a week prior to signing up with her. Lots of help available here. God bless our yummy mummy.

    Keshana have you lost any weight/inches since ?

    Keep writing and happy pumping the weights at the gym!


  73. Annie

    April 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm


    Thanks for all the advice.

    I tried following the diet and to my horror have put on 2-3 more kgs (
    I am hitting the gym almost 4 times a week for 45 min in all, maybe something wrong im doing 😦

    myhometruths – Could you elaborate on your exercise plans plz..

    but im glad to have found this blog and all your honest opinions.
    I will keep you all posted for more.

  74. Namita

    April 29, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Annie, how about you post what you’re eating. May be your food diary for the past two days or something. This way we can have a look and point out what could be going wrong.

    How long has it been since your are working out and eating well ? Every body reacts differently. But I m still wondering, why have you put on weight. Strange.

    What are you doing at the gym – cardio, weights, cross-trainer, rowing, treadmill?

  75. Annie

    April 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Namita, here is the diet that I follow
    7am- Wake up
    7.15am- 1 Banana
    7.30-8.15am roughly- GYM
    8.35am- 3 idlis with very little chutney (these are medium sized idlis)
    10.30am- 1 Katori sprouts
    12.30pm 1.5 rotis+ 1 veg sabzi
    2.30pm 1/2 roti + sabzi
    4.30pm- Peanuts (roughly 2 handfuls)
    6.30pm- 1 orange
    7.30pm- I roti + chicken curry/ sabzi
    10.00 1 or 2 jim jam biscuits (Basically I have craving to eat meetha at this time)
    12am- Sleep

    At the gym-
    10 min on the tradmill, no incline usual walk
    10 mi basic strtch exercises
    10 min weight machines ( we have 3-4 machines only, use those), sometimes I skip this also.
    20 min on the elliptical ( roughly 200 cals here)
    5 min walk treadmill again
    Its harsh winters here but am planning to go for a walk around 4pm once it gets better.

    Please suggest what am I doing wrong here. In the past 3 weeks, I have bloated 2-3 kgs more…:(
    could it be because of the harsh winters??

  76. Namita

    May 1, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Hi Annie,

    Are you in Australia ? That’s where I am, and It’s FREEZING.

    Apparently, in cold weather you do burn added calories because the body tries harder to keep you warm. So, no I don’t think its the cold weather that’s making you put on weight 🙂

    OK, lets look at what you eating. Its good to see you are putting Rujuta’s principle in place. However, I feel you are eating a lot of carbohydrates and very less protein. You need to introduce a lot of protein in your diet ie – chicken, eggs, tofu, paneer etc. and cut back on those carbs. You want your body to work smarter and turn to the stored fat for energy. If you give it that much carbs, the weight loss won’t be effective. Trust on this one!

    That sweet tooth in the night isn’t helping either – is it ? 🙂 So those jim-jam biscuits are a big no-no.

    Now after your workout how tired are you ? Do you sweat ? You have to be tired after the gym session.

    As soon as the gym session ends, please do have your whey protein shake within ten minutes. Can’t stress enough on this. You need to have protein, they are proven to burn fat. If you don’t have that yet, please go and buy yourself some whey protein. I bought mine from GNC. This is non-negotiable :

    This is a modified version of your diet. See if you can follow it :

    7am- Wake up

    7.15am- 1 Banana/apple/pear/any stone fruit – try not sticking to a banana

    7.30-8.15am roughly- GYM – give it all you’ve got.

    8:15-8:25 – one scoop whey protein with water, with that you can have your idli, or a peice of fruit, or a bolied potato – any high GI stuff

    10.30am- 1 Katori sprouts/poha/daliya – whatever u like here (this is a good time to have your carbohydrates. Since I am a big foodies, this is the time where I indulge and have my poha, parantha etc)

    12.30pm – 1pm – 1.5 rotis+ 1 veg sabzi/daal

    2.30pm yogurt/salad/tofu/sprouts

    4.30pm- Peanuts ( handful – they r loaded with calories and high in saturated fat, so not too many of these)

    6.30pm- Cheese – Brie, camembert, blue – whichever u like – just a wedge/buttermilk/glass of soy milk

    7.30pm- chicken curry/ sabzi/daal/paneer

    10.00 – half scoop of protein shake with water

    11-12 – sleep

    Annie, I just like to add, I am no expert. I have a lot of time in hand these days as between jobs so have educated myself and also invested in a personal trainer. This is how I know what I know.

    Can you get yourself a trainer ? Its a great investment. Think about it. Its expensive but worth it.

    Rashmi will be able to shed some light on your diet as well.

    Do buy some flaxseed oil and have that with your shake in the night. Also multivitamin in the mornings are a must.

    Is that too much information ?? Probably is. Sorry about it. If it doesn’t make sense, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Good luck

  77. Namita

    May 1, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Annie, I have just gone ahead and read my post AGAIN.

    I have a feeling that by following the above diet, you are taking in a lot of calories.

    I’d really like Rashmi to point out what she has to say about it. She has been there and done that, so its best we get her advise as well.

    I strongly feel you are eating more than you are burning. You gym sessions have to be longer and harder girl!!! C’mon!! 🙂

    Will wait for an update from Rashmi.


  78. keshana

    May 1, 2009 at 6:24 am

    hey guys!!! how are u all?? exams were on so cudn be in touch!!! me too happy coz of the diet which u guys gave me i was following through ma exams times as cudn hit the gym n i’ve nt put on. m same the way i had last hit d scale.. yyuuppiii!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and wat about the flax seed.. shaould i carry thm to ma gym i finish ma wrkout by 9:00am so while cumin back home i can chwe while driving wat say?? how much should i take??

    • garimadalal

      June 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

      yeah seems like a good option to me…… myhometruths too said.. afterworkout they r gr8.

  79. Pammi

    May 2, 2009 at 5:29 am


    I have found the portal very informative and helpful. I am 5 ‘1 and weiking around 62-63 kgs,I want to reach my ideal weight and I am following the following, can you help me whether this is correct and I am suppose to get results.

    Morning- 1 banana (7.30 A.M)

    After Half an hour exercise – one glass of soya milk.

    9.15 A.M – breakfast (poya /daliya)

    10.30 A.M- Tea.

    1.00 P.M – Lunch (two roti and one small bowl of sabzi)

    3.00 P.M – Narial pani and one cucumber

    3.30 P.M- Tea and 2 biscuit.

    5.00 P.M – One slice of cheese.

    Evening walk 6.30-7.30 ( approx 2 km)

    8.00 P.M – Dinner.

    Can you please help and let me know, will this diet help me in loosing weight………..


  80. Sneha

    May 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm


    What is the best way to contact Rujuta? I’ve just read her book and would love the chance to work with her. I live in Singapore and was wondering if she could help me via the phone or email in adjusting my diet. Thanks!

  81. anu

    May 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm


    Your blog and the following dialougue is very instructive. I am thinking about consulting Rujutha as a nutritionist but the hefty fees make me think twice. So I thought i would try to follow the principles outlines in her book and and see if it works for me.

    The chief principles seem like:
    – discipline (wake up, sleep and eat at approx the same time every day)
    – small meals every two hours
    – regular excercise

    I had three questions:
    – for lunch/dinner is there a suggestion on how much dal or sabzi to eat?
    – are there recommendations, apart from excercising, for leading a more active life?
    – when and what supplements should I take?

    Thank you people. anu.

  82. Pammi

    May 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm


    I found dis blog very helpful.I am 5’1 and weighs 64 kgs. I am following a diet plan for 2-3 months, and has lost around 2 kgs.

    The diet I am following:

    7.00 A.M – 1 banana

    Post 1/2 hr workout.

    Soya milk

    9.30 – breakfast (poya/or daliya or a sandwich)

    10.30 – Tea

    11.30 – Two biscuits

    1.00 – Lunch (two rotis + sabzi)

    3.00 – One cucumber

    5.00 – One bowl moori.

    6.30-7.30 (walk)

    8.00 – dinner (two roti and sabzi)

    PLEASE PLEASE tell me if this diet will help me to loose effective weight.


  83. sandhya

    May 5, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    hi guysss….( rujuta, myhometruths, rishi, nam) and everyone else

    i just happen to come across this blog today… lots of posts by such wonderful weight watchers….

    i know there have been many queries and many answers.but please would need some help with my diet.
    parents are looking out for a boy for me bbut being overweight is being a big hindrance. all i get to hear is she needs to loose weight to get married etc etc.
    im sure u guys know how it is.
    please help me with some inch loss guysss please.i want to hear that my god she’s lost so much(atleast 5 inches) and looking fab .
    hope u guys will definitely help me out.
    after reading a few posts i thnk maybe this would definitely help me towards my inch loss.
    please i need to loose all the extra flab i have around my stomach. thats my main area of prob.
    im 27 years old and weigh 65kgs and height about 5″4.
    if u guys could just suggest a daily meal plan which would help me loose all the extra inches around my stomach.
    donno but cnt seem to diet,do have a sweet tooth, drink 2 glasses thin buttermilk everyday, have a glass of milk
    at 5 in the evening. these are the main aspects of my everyday meal so thought must let u guys know…

    pleaseeee guyssss help me out before i get to hear some more from everyone about my weight and feel awful…..

    thanks… would appreciate some help

  84. keshana

    May 6, 2009 at 5:06 am

    hey!!! where r u guys??? its been ages heard frm u all??

  85. rishi

    May 6, 2009 at 8:14 am

    guys im stuck on 74 kgs …..
    ive been cheating a lot i admit ….
    i lost 5 kgs in less than 2 months
    seems like after all the froth has subsided …. the cellulite is too hard to melt …
    ..i think i will give my self a refresher by re-reading the book …
    my spirits are high -cheers

  86. myhometruths

    May 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Hey everybody,
    Sorry for the delay in replying (and in approving new comments). I was on vacation in Goa 🙂
    – has there been an inch gain as well as a weight gain? Please do check that. Stop worrying about weight loss, start thinking “fat loss and muscle gain”.
    – you really should go to bed earlier like 10 pm
    – do avoid food post 7:30. if you are v hungry have a glass of warm milk
    – add the protein shake and some form of carbs post workout
    – for one of the in-between meals have a glass of buttermilk (no salt/sugar)
    – avoid fruit except early morning and post workout
    – avoid jim-jam biscuits (throw them out)
    – go back and read my post again. I have mentioned supplements which will also help with sugar craving
    Not giving any advice on exercise coz frankly I do whatever my trainer tells me. Ask your gym instructor for advice and follow it. I normally do 10-15 mins cardio and then extensive weight training.

    I think you are too worried about the weight loss thing, lighten up and enjoy life!! BTW, what do you do during the day? What you should be eating is really depended on what activities you have!!

    Take care,
    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  87. myhometruths

    May 6, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Pammi, I would advise you to eat something at 11 am as well. Maybe a handful of peanuts?

    Anu, please go back and read my original post for supplements. As far as exercise goes, the more active you are the better off you are 🙂 I lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle but make sure to workout thrice a week. I also go for brisk walks in the evening before dinner as far as possible. As far as the portions are concerned, eat small portions, like 1 roti and 1 bowl of sabzi. If you eat every 2 hours you will realize that this is more than you can eat 🙂 But if you still feel hungry, go ahead and eat another roti or take another helping of sabzi. As long as you eat nutritious, I don’t see why you should deny yourself. I like to stop just before I feel full!

    Keshana darling, you can have your flax seeds on the way back in the car also. Don’t worry so much about it… long as you do it, its okay!!

    Sneha, you can contact Rujuta on

  88. myhometruths

    May 6, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Sandhya, please go back and read the main post. I am sure it will be helpful. To lose your stomach flab, you have to exercise lady, there is no other way. No amount of diet control is going to help you lose that. If you don’t want to go to the gym, put on your sneakers and go for a run every morning. And no, a walk or a jog is useless. For diet advice, please go back and read the main post, I’m sure it will help. Feel free to write back if you have any questions.

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  89. keshana

    May 7, 2009 at 5:35 am

    hey!!!!!!!! i lost 2 kgs… m 73 now.. yea……. okie.. i shall start eating ma flax seeds coz i guess ut wud help me to break ma weight.. so cumin back from the gym..

  90. Namita

    May 7, 2009 at 8:50 am

    That’s great Keshana. Super news.

  91. sandhya28

    May 7, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Hi guyss…

    could you please tell me what could i have for dinner and if i finish dinner by 7:30 and feel hungry later what can i have.. can i have a fruit? or anything else if u guys could suggest

  92. Namita

    May 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Hi Sandhya,

    A glass of warm milk with no added sugar should do the trick.

    See how you go.


  93. Annie

    May 7, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks all,

    I think the inches have also gone up, am now again reading through the book and your post and getting a fresh start. I am a housewife with a pretty sedentary lifestyle but manage to hit the gym 3-4 times a week for about 45 min.

    Lets see if it helps,
    Good luck all,
    ps- have thrown out my jim jams 🙂

  94. keshana

    May 8, 2009 at 5:50 am

    hey!!! i nams it feels soo goog!! 🙂 i had ma flax seeds today as in grind it n had it with water hope it helps!!! thanks a tons guys!!!

  95. sandhya28

    May 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hi guyssss….. rujuta, myhometruths, rishi, nam

    pls help me out with the diet.. ive just written down my everyday diet.. please do let me know what chnages do i have to bring about.

    9:30 A.M – breakfast (poya /daliya/idli/cereal with milk apple/chilla)

    10:30 A.M – buttermilk wit jeera

    12:00 A.M – juice

    1.00 P.M – Lunch (two roti and sabzi and buttermilk)

    3.00 P.M – juice

    5.00 P.M – a glass of cold coffee witout sugar + moori/chilla/poha

    Evening walk

    8.00 P.M – Dinner(two roti and sabzi)

    also i have a sweet tooth. so can i have any kind of sweet? maybe jaggery or something… plssssss help guysss

  96. vimmi gulia

    May 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    hi,i am really impressed the way u are helping people to lose weight. i have also gone through the book,(don’t lose your mind,lose your weight)
    recently… i am highly motivated to lose weight! plz help and reply soon!


  97. rishi

    May 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

    yo sandy …
    get up … eat a fruit within 10 mins ….
    at 12 pm and 3 pm … skip juice ….
    have fruits instead ….wholesome ….
    after ur evening walk …. take ur proteins
    and at night be sweet to urslef and others ….
    that shall suffice ur sweet deacyed apetite tooth ….
    RE-READ THE BLOG …..u could urself chart a diet for urself …

  98. Namita

    May 12, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Hi Rishi,

    I see you haven’t lost your humor 🙂

    Hi Sandhya, he is right! Re-read the blog and u’ll know exactly what u doing wrong. And remember to eat less on less active day. Clearly, you are right now consuming more than you are burning. That won’t help. Have fruit in the morning, after that no good for the rest of the day. Juices a big no-no. Extend the time you spend on brisk walks – make sure they r brisk!

    Eat lots of proteins if you can!

    Let us know how you traveling.


  99. yashashree

    May 12, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    hi i m following the diet for 3 months lost 8/9 kgs but many to go
    i wokout in evenings say after 6.30/7 so bit worried what to have before and after can u help

  100. Reena

    May 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Great blog!! Thank you Myhometruths for getting momentum going.

    I am going to follow a plan based on what the blog has suggested and I’ll feedback how it goes!!

    How many people here have taken up yoga? I get a sense that for whole lifestyle change, which is the ultimate aim, yogo would be good to incorporate…

    Will report back soon,


  101. sweetie

    May 14, 2009 at 8:49 am

    hie i just came across this blog.its so nice of u ppl to help each other.i really want to loose weight.can u ppl pls suggest me is this diet perfect.

    On wake-up : 1 apple

    8:30 am: poha/upma/oats+milk/koki/sprouts

    10:30 am: fruit(orange/watermelon) or bhuna chana(handful)

    1 pm: dal, sabzi and 1 roti

    3 pm:peanuts

    5 pm: 1 glass buttermilk

    5:30 pm-6:30: workout(6 days a week)

    6:45-a glass of milk or banana

    7:20-sabzi and 1 roti or sandwich.

  102. Namita

    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Hi Sweetie,

    Looks good. Incorporate protein pls.

    Are u loosing weight?

  103. namz

    May 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    hi,my diet is as follows:
    8.30am-gets up
    8.45am-one mango
    11am(post workout)boiled potato+whey powder
    2pm-2 rotis+dal+sabzi
    4pm-curd+flax seed
    6pm-soy milk
    8pm-grilled fish/chicken+vegetables or brown rice with vegeies
    if up late then glass of skim milk
    pl help me in my diet.if i am not losing weight,pl let me know what i am doing wrong.thanks.

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 8:06 am

      I am sorry, I seemed to have missed your question several times.

      Try this diet and see if it helps :
      – Wake up, have an apple. Don’t have any other fruit. Just one apple.
      – Post workout 11 am meal, continue what you are doing
      – 12 pm : have two egg whites + 1 wheat bread toast
      – 2 pm : 1 roti + dal + green subzi
      – 4 pm : have roasted chana.
      – 6 pm : soya milk is fine.
      – have dinner latest by 7:30. Eat grilled fish or chicken + veggies. Don’t have brown rice or any other carb.

      Can you elaborate on your workout as well?

  104. rishi

    May 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

    heh .. thanks namita….
    lot of people over here need spoon feeding ….

    all what could be fed here is a tip or gratuity in return for some FAT LOSS …. in turn benefitting themselves …
    eat light stay light !

  105. Namita

    May 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hey Rishi,

    How’s your weight loss happening ?

    I am stuck at the moment. The scales wudn’t move..but i am not giving up. Have incorporated brisk walks along with my personal training sessions and of course lots of protein in my diet and eating frequently to kick start the metabolism. What else can u do – eh ?

    Hopefully i see some results soon. I better!


  106. rishi

    May 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    hi namita …
    fortunately even im stuck @ 74 kgs …. + – 1 …
    ive been cheating a lot though …
    seems like i will abstain from having rich carbs after the 3rd meal …
    but im feeling cool ….
    jelly belly has gone in …and i feel much lighter …
    working on amplifying this effect : P ..
    i guess with a personal trainer and all that proteins … u will chisel yourself well ….
    and dont bother about the scale ….
    we shall nail it with time …
    hic hic ….

  107. keshana

    May 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

    hows every1!!!! feels good to see new ppl cumin in… even m stuck to now.. no more weight loss.. 😦 how do i break tht amy idea???

  108. sweetie

    May 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    hey by doing this diet i have lost 2 kgs in 1 week.i workout like a dog !!!!
    lots of weight training !!!

  109. namz

    May 17, 2009 at 6:19 am

    hey,yummy mummy/my hometruths/namita etc…
    pl help me with my weight is stuck at 70 +/ let me know where i am wrong?pl reply soon.thanks.

  110. yashashree

    May 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    thanx ater readind ur blog i lost 1 kg in a week but i m not working out heat and summer holidays
    thanx again

  111. Megha

    May 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    How many hours do you guys work out when on dis diet??

  112. sumathi

    May 21, 2009 at 6:27 am

    hey i loved reading here and want to share what i did after reading rujuta’s book . I cant afford her. but it works very well no doubt. i brought my weight from 71 to 58 but now its not budging any further can anyone help??

    • garimadalal

      June 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

      I think thats bcoz its ur ideal weight…. dont worry bout it … it will go… u r fit n thats the most imp thing to take care of….. so what did u do after the book… enlighten us all… plz


    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      Hello Sumathi, I am Padmini. (pinky). I congratualte U for losing weight (13 kgs) i.e from 71 to 58 kgs. can u pls give me ur email id?

      Thanks n Regards,

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      Hello Sumathi

  113. sweetie

    May 21, 2009 at 7:55 am

    my home truths pls can u tell me when can we drink water…i mean it should be before eating anything,in between meals or after ??

  114. Megha

    May 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    which whey protein shake shud I buy..any suggestions.

  115. mandy

    May 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

    hi there..
    good to read all,n just finished with Rujuta’s book.Rishi though i ‘ve gt plenty of knowledge after reading the whole blog,thn also can u help me with laying my diet plan,as i do aerobics for 1 hr 5 days at 7.30 in d morning and suffer from constipation,dull face,aging skin.your help is really i dnt want to get old so early & I contacted Rujuta as well..she’s very expensive…kindly help

    • alishbo

      April 20, 2010 at 1:34 am

      for dull face, constipation and aging u can use Apple cider vinegar 2 tsp in 8oz of luke warm water but the vinegar has to be organic and high quality.

  116. jaya

    May 25, 2009 at 11:19 am


    I would like to follow this diet but I cannot have nuts as it has high arginine(type of amino acid) content which results in painful cold sores around my lips. So I want to know if I can follow this pattern but without including nuts? Have any of you done the same and gotten results?

  117. sweetie

    May 26, 2009 at 3:08 am

    hie jaya.i guess intead of nuts u can snack on cheese,yoghurt.buttermilk

  118. mandy

    May 26, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Hi Guys….still waiting for any reply….

  119. mandy

    May 26, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Sumathi….Its great u have lost too much .can u tell what did u follow…I am really looking forward to loose weight and after reading her book I ve started eating every 2 hrs but stil confused what to leave nd what to take…acting like a spoon feeder i guess…can u help as I m asking Rishi but he’s not replying..and what to take after workout ..not whey protien..anythin from home milk muesli or…plz help

  120. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Hi mandy,
    You can have soya milk the flavoured variety if you dont like whey protein I have that. Whey protein is too expensive and there is so many in the market that u never knw what to buy. I personally like choclate flavoured soy milk after my workout. Eating every two hours is a sure way to lose weight it worked wonders for me. But going to rujuta is surely out of reach for many of us. Her rates are really high. Tell me your whole diet from morning to night and also when you wake up and when you sleep. Mayb we can exchange our ideas then.

  121. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 7:34 am

    hi mandy …. my apologies for acknowledging late …
    my advise …. stop aerobics …follow it at your own discretion ….
    and take my advise …. i dont use it anyway …. heh …
    dudette ur shaking that havan kund for an hour in the morning so vigourously and giving ahuti to it … later on …
    so may be ur body cant take it and ur left constipating ….
    start brisk walk …. andl light drilling exercises … or yoga is by far the best …patanjali has a book in which he explains vatha – kapha – pittha …
    there are 6 kinds of tastes … go fetch that book and read it. …
    might help u resolve ur constipation …
    eliminating waste from ur body is a part of loosing weight ….
    so shit the indian style …
    and u are the patient and you are the doctor ….
    what ever ur lifestyle patterns are …. analyse it and see where ur going wrong …
    and supplement urself by reading the blog and the book …
    i also strongly recommend people to read this book …
    and this blog is about losing fat …
    i dont think people here are skin specialists or dermatologist
    all these are side effects …. once u follow the diet … one can by themselve rectify thier defects …
    beauty is just 2 mm deep …. below that we are just bones ,water etc …
    im off to goa tomrw …..
    cheers …..

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Rishi, what kind of exercise should be done do lose weight? I cant afford a gym. So pls tell me can yoga classes help me lose weight.
      Thanks n Regards,

      • Ooky

        May 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

        You might wanna chk on google there are lotsa videos on power yoga !!!

  122. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Hi rishi,
    I live in chennai where do you get this book Prakriti?? whats it all about ??
    sounds interesting!!

  123. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:35 am

    at crossword / landmark ….
    any good book store ….

  124. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:38 am

    hey Rishi!! since your so good at this weight loss advise me how to go further m stuck at 58kgs. From 71 to 58 was a great journey but now though m not cheating weight is same last 20 days

  125. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

    hi sumathi ….
    whats ur height ? weight ?
    where is the most fat deposition ?
    whats ur diet / lifestyle like ?
    and what have u “not” been following mentioned above … ?

  126. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:46 am

    my diet is as follows:
    5am 1 small banana

    5.15 to 6 am workout at gym

    6.30 watermelon or any fruit

    9am 1 wholewheat bread, 2eggwhites ,1cup cofe without sugar

    11am 1/2 cup yoghurt hommade with 1 tsp sugar

    1pm 1 roti , 1 cup vegetable , 1 cup dhal

    3pm 1 cup sukhe bhel homade

    5pm soyamilk flavoured

    7 pm 1 roti and vegetable 1 cup

  127. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:49 am

    my height 157 cms weight 58kgs

  128. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 9:49 am

    i know i have reached a normal weight range and bmr but would like to get to 55kgs

  129. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

    hi sumathi ….
    after ur work out at 6 am u need proteins ….
    U delay half an hour – @ 6.30 u have fruits which are not protein rich…
    Within 10 mins u should have ur soya milk @6.10 a.m….
    which u have at 5pm instead
    @ 3 p.m ur having sukhe bhel …. Have it with lunch and substitute ur dal with this meal …
    metabolism is at its peak so ur fried kurmuras will get deep fried in ur belly …
    @ ….. no carbs allowed …..
    no roti / bread / etc …@ 7pm …. Have vegetables and soup …no roti ….
    I wldnt advise this to any 1 else…. But since people wanna push it …. So be it ..
    U have given urself enough carbs during the day …so skip roti at the last meal when ur metabolism is low …. It shall only get stored as fat if consumed since it is rich carbs.. !
    Rest ur diet is fine …
    And eat more when more active and less when less active …
    If u see ur diet chart urself …. U can make out that ur eating less when more active
    And vice – versace …
    Indeed a designer appetite …. Heh …
    I bet u will subside a kilo in 9 days …. If u follow this …
    Remember that the end cellulite is hard to melt and takes time to get toned into muscle..
    But aint impossible …its like swimming in molten chocolate with a snorkel … without opening ur mouth to even getting tempted to taste it …
    slurp slurp ….

  130. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:34 am

    hey rishi! i agree that roti in the night is extra i was thinking about it myself but sometimes i go for aerobics in the evening(3days a week) so feel hungry but still will try. The sukhe bhel has no fried stuff man its just plain murmura with one tablspn peanuts and raw cut onions nothing else. But i thought you could have fruit soon after your workout thats high in carb na?? what if i carry fruits to the gym and have it soon aftr workout??

  131. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

    rishi you think i should invest in whey protein ?? i dont know which to buy and how expensive is it??

  132. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:45 am

    hi sumathi …
    do u give oxygen to a dying man when hez panting ?
    or when hes dead ?
    likewise whenever u work out immediately after it within 10 mins have ur protein intake …. muscle needs it … since u have soy milk ..its the best
    and fruit is high carb s??? ????? ??????? ?????? ??????
    and u need carbs or proteins after ur workout ?
    and plain murmura ‘s … how are they made m’am ????????
    man u need to pay me now … heh
    where can i send u my bank a/c no. ?
    or rather i charge u 5 kilos … u can deposit it in ur flush tank …

  133. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:50 am

    goto sahakari bhandar …. u have 9 grains mixed packets ….
    dip them and have them as sprouts …
    i dont do supplements ….so i dont know ….
    the more natural .. primitive … conventional … raw u are in ur approach … the better ….

  134. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

    thanks rishi ok ok i wont ask anymore questions if u think m getting too much. Sorry

  135. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 11:01 am

    questions are always welcome and well gone ……

  136. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

    so u think murmura needs to go from my diet??

  137. sumathi

    May 26, 2009 at 11:14 am

    rishi if i workout 2wice a day should i have soy milk twice then??

  138. rishi

    May 26, 2009 at 11:29 am

    i din say quit mumura’s … i asked u to substitute it ….
    and if ur using too much energy from ur body …. dont u need to fuel it ?
    YES …. Have it TWICE …. or thrice if u will work out 3 times …..

  139. fatman

    May 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    hyyy … where “sahakari bhandar” ?

  140. sumathi

    May 27, 2009 at 4:42 am

    hi rishi!! no roti last nite only soup u bet it feels better and grt. Thanks for the advise lets c what happens after 10 days???

  141. Annie

    May 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Sumathi,

    Over how much span did you lose weight?

  142. sumathi

    May 28, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hi Annie,
    it took me a good nine months. But i did it slow and steady enjoying my meals. Though somedays in the middle of it all it was not moving ultimately it did move kilo by kilo.
    But it was lotsa hardwork, trial and error .

    • Namita

      June 8, 2009 at 5:38 am


      Whenever, you have some time, could you please explain what exactly you ate and which exercises you did to loose 13 kilos! Its a significant weight loss and good on you for doing it!

      Only if you don’t mind. Was it post-natal fat ? Also do you have an apple shaped body. I do. I have well toned butt and legs – the entire fat comes on my tummy, face and upper body. Hate it!

      Anyhow, hope you do enlighten us all a bit.

      Thanks in advance!


  143. sumathi

    May 28, 2009 at 11:41 am

    hey rishi!! m feeling very bored and tired with the diet feel like cheating and eating. Hahaha

  144. sumathi

    May 30, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Hi everyone!!!!
    no one seems to be moving forward or writing anything??? are all bored??

  145. Megha

    May 30, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Can anyone suggest a diet for someone who doesn’t wanna work out!!!Hate wrknn out!!

    • myhometruths

      June 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm

      Sorry Megha, no pain no gains !! No matter what you eat, you cannot lose and maintain weight loss if you don’t work out.

  146. Sam

    May 31, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Can you please see my diet chart what I m about to follow after reading Rujutas’ book. And correct me where I m wrong.

    Age- 30 yrs, Male.
    Body structure: large,5ft 11inches, I weigh 104 kilos, Thank God I don’t look that fat because of my large body built. Have got tummy and large thighs which I hate the most. Need to get rid of those flabs.
    Profession: IT Consultant
    Activity: almost nil often take a walk in the car parking lot in office after breakfast. Once a month when I feel sinful I work out.
    Drinking habit: Twice a week. Friday night or Sunday 1/2 Bottles of beer and on Saturday I have good drinks say 3-4 pegs of whiskey. I smoke only when drinking. Not many cigarettes. But once I ll start your diet I make sure I ll drink less and drink a glass of water after each drinks to safeguard my body.

    Fat history: Joined VLCC 2 yrs back. Lots 11 kgs. Was visible to all. Didn’t do much diet. I maintained for an year or so. Due to some depression I started eating huge amounts of desserts/sweets from diwali to new year everyday. And I gained back 15 kilos and now I look pathetic. I don’t want to blame VLCC but I don’t want to join back. Its too expensive and I want to do something real like your diet or maybe yoga.

    I have read the book 3 times and chalked out a diet for myself. And I cant afford 45k for Rujuta’s consultation.

    I go to work very early in the morning at 5 am. I work till 2.30pm and I feel VERY HUNGRY between 12pm-4pm. Here is the diet that I have made for myself after reading your book. I will ONLY follow it after you say YES to this

    6.30am- 1 ltr of water
    Meal 1 7am an apple/banana
    Meal 2 8.30-9am- Wheatflakes/cheerios/wheatbrix with milk with 2 sugarfree tabs or half spoon of sugar.
    Meal 3 11.00 am- One veggie s/w or 2 multigrain breads with 2 egg white omelette
    Meal 4 1pm- Handful of peanuts/brussel sprouts/chana/Wheat puffs/watermelon
    Meal 5 3.00 pm- Idli/plain dosa/rawa dosa/whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce or with shrimps/brown rice with Mexican chicken or fish curry
    Meal 6 5.30pm- Green tea/tulsi tea/Earl grey with 2 hobnobs or Marrie light
    Meal 7 Noodle soup/cornflakes with milk/a bowl of dal cooked with sabji/any other soup with sticks/
    Meal 8 (not possible I m already tired and sleeping), if I m up I can have a glass of soy milk or some fruits.

    Due to my odd shift timing I sleep in breaks. I sleep from 4pm to 6pm and then again from 11.00pm to 4.15am. If I miss my afternoon sleep then I sleep as early as 9pm.

    I can do exercise on home. I live alone in a very small apt so I can either do onspot slow jogging or yoga. Or join some yoga classes outside.
    Once in 15 days I can go on saltfree but I don’t know what to eat. I didn’t see any salt free diet in your book.
    Also recommend something for my bone. I guess my knee cant take this heavy weight of mine so after a long walk or slow run it aches.

    Waiting an early reply.
    Also mention which protein shake do I buy and from where in south Delhi?

    Please reply at or here in this blog

  147. Nimisha

    May 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Hi everyone….
    Im glad all ur diets are working for u…
    I have a one and a half year old son.My weight just does’nt seem to drop….Im 87Kgs n 5’1”….Yeah rite…..I was already overweight when i got pregnant…I was 82kgs then and was 95 kgs till my 9th month…I have a bad sciatic pain in my left side too coz of my weight.I do yoga for half an hr,walk about 5-7kms per week….can’t afford a trainer n my weighing needle wud’nt budge….in the negative….someone help me with this weight loss…Tell me something i shud be doin n i’m not aware of…im an extremely good looking woman…but weight gain has left me sooooooo down….I work from 9 am to 8 pm….Have normal meals with very lil sugar n oil….but i guess my fats have become stubborn n lazy…jus like me!!!!

    • myhometruths

      June 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Nimisha,

      Hey don’t be depressed. Your little one is still little…. give yourself time and I am sure you will get there. Same advice for you… eat every two hours. Eat small meals. Eat lighter as the day progresses. Exercise seems to be a part of your life so all you need to do is focus on the diet. Start your day with a fruit. End with a light meal. Drink plenty of water. Eat homemade as much as possible. Chuck out the fried, the sweets, the maida from the diet. Can you tell me what you eat generally? It will help me help you 🙂

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  148. Sam

    June 1, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Read the book 3 times. Cant afford 45k Consultation fees at this moment so am here to you yum-mummies to help me out.
    I need to be slim so that I can fit into the most fashionable clothes in this world. Plus I want to feel better, move freely and be happy aboveall.

    Age- 30 yrs, Male.
    Body structure: large,5ft 11inches, I weigh 104 kilos, Thank God I don’t look that fat because of my large body built. Have got tummy and large thighs which I hate the most. Need to get rid of those flabs.
    Profession: IT Consultant
    Activity: almost nil often take a walk in the car parking lot in office after breakfast. Once a month when I feel sinful I work out.
    Drinking habit: Twice a week. Friday night or Sunday 1/2 Bottles of beer and on Saturday I have good drinks say 3-4 pegs of whiskey. I smoke only when drinking. Not many cigarettes. But once I ll start Rujuta’s diet I make sure I ll drink less and drink a glass of water after each drinks to safeguard my body.

    Fat history: Joined VLCC 2 yrs back. Lots 11 kgs. Was visible to all. Didn’t do much diet. I maintained for an year or so. Due to some depression I started eating huge amounts of desserts/sweets from diwali to new year everyday. And I gained back 15 kilos and now I look pathetic. I don’t want to blame VLCC but I don’t want to join back. Its too expensive and I want to do something real like Rujuta’s diet or maybe yoga.

    Could you please correct me and guide me. I want to follow Rujuta’s diet to the T and want to get a fabulous slim and sexy body.

    I go to work very early in the morning at 5 am. I work till 2.30pm and I feel VERY HUNGRY between 12pm-4pm. Here is the diet that I have made for myself after reading Rujuta’s book. I will ONLY follow it after you guys say YES to this.

    6.30am- 1 ltr of water
    Meal 1 7am an apple/banana
    Meal 2 8.30-9am- Wheatflakes/cheerios/wheatbrix with milk with 2 sugarfree tabs or half spoon of sugar.
    Meal 3 11.00 am- One veggie s/w or 2 multigrain breads with 2 egg white omelette
    Meal 4 1pm- Handful of peanuts/brussel sprouts/chana/Wheat puffs/watermelon
    Meal 5 3.00 pm- Idli/plain dosa/rawa dosa/whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce or with shrimps/brown rice with Mexican chicken or fish curry
    Meal 6 5.30pm- Green tea/tulsi tea/Earl grey with 2 hobnobs or Marrie light
    Meal 7 Noodle soup/cornflakes with milk/a bowl of dal cooked with sabji/any other soup with sticks/
    Meal 8 (not possible I m already tired and sleeping), if I m up I can have a glass of soy milk or some fruits.

    Due to my odd shift timing I sleep in breaks. I sleep from 4pm to 6pm and then again from 11.00pm to 4.15am. If I miss my afternoon sleep then I sleep as early as 9pm.

    I can do exercise on home. I live alone in a very small apt so I can either do onspot slow jogging or yoga. Or join some yoga classes outside.
    Once in 15 days I can go on saltfree but I don’t know what to eat. I didn’t see any salt free diet in Rujuta’s book.
    Also recommend something for my bone. I guess my knee cant take this heavy weight of mine so after a long walk or slow run it aches.

    I have not started anything what I have written above. I WILL only start once you guys say yes to this diet/lifestyle.

    Sam, NeW DELHI

    • myhometruths

      June 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Sam,
      Sorry for not replying earlier. My daughter’s birthday is on the 5th and was busy with the preparations…
      I don’t know where to start with your diet. Okay, first of all, don’t gobble down a litre of water any time during the day in one go. Sipping is the best and the only way that you should drink. Thats the only way the body will absorb it. Sip it through out the day. 5 liters a day. Fruit at 7 is fine. With the cereal, skip the sugar altogether (sugarfree is worse than sugar…if you must add sweet, add pieces of fruit). 11 am- have the peanuts ( your activity is nil, your food consumption needs to be low as well). 1 pm have lunch (homemade- i would say eat roti, dal and sabzi). 3 pm – have a glass of buttermilk. 5 pm: have a soy milk. 7 pm : have your dal cooked with sabzi. This can be your last meal. No need to eat anything after this. Just decide on the exact menu and then put it on your fridge. Don’t budge from it for 2 weeks and lets see what happens.

      Can you promise to not smoke and drink for two weeks? Can you go for a run in the morning? Just half an hour? Walking/strolling is useless. Or better still go for a yoga class thrice a week. Take the vitamin supplements that I mentioned in earlier posts. Don’t worry about how much you have to lose, just get started. Take small steps everyday and you will soon be there. I promise to reply to your posts within a day. We are all here to help, but you have to put in the effort.

      All the best.

      • Namita

        June 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

        Look who’s here!!
        Good to see you back Rashmi!
        Hope you’ve been well.
        Advance wishes to your little one. God bless!

  149. sweetie

    June 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    hey hie everybody…pls can u tell me if this diet pattern is the same for ppl who work in the nights ???

  150. mandy

    June 2, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Rishi…ur answer was really rude,i was asking looking for a really gd support and i never meant tht here people are derma or docters watever..i ws just sharing,coz i thnk n knw blog is 2 share …all health coz of poor diet …wat i m suffering nd dnt knw from where to start…so be a little cool n help me if u can..and surely for the book advice …i willl for sure read it

  151. mandy

    June 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Sumathi..

    I normally get up at 6 in d mrng bt nwadays kids vacations so get up at 7.15 am n den at 7.30 go fr aerobics class till 8.30 by 8.45 back hme and take a glass of fresh lime water wid honey.
    after like 15-20 min take tea with nutri choice biscuit or rusk
    breakfast at 10-10.30 -poha,dalia or whole wheat bread sandwich or a stuffed parantha
    around 12 noon i take fruit
    den around 2.30 i take either 1 roti with little vegetable or dalia or poha again
    4.30 -5 pm tea
    then dinner or no dinner only a bowl of papaya
    and wen i take dinner its 1 roti wid dal or subzi
    and then finally some medcation for constipation like dulcolax or kayam churna.
    I knw i take very poor diet but thats all i could do on my own nd following some dieticians diet(i dnt want to take name) ,but they belived in mono diets nd stopped my milk like 3 years back.
    so plz guide and Rishi if you are also reading this plz dont critisize rather help…

  152. sumathi

    June 3, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Hi Mandy,
    first of all i recommend you take fruit as soon as u wake up before u get to aerobics. Thats very imp and produces great results. Even just a banana would do. Then after you finish aerobics have a glass of soymilk if possible .
    Then have your usual breakfast. Have your tea or coffee with breakfast not early morning. Mid morning have a cup of curd. Avoid fruit.
    Lunch you have a roti with 1cup vegetables and one cup any dhal. Try to make them without oil. Infact you can have a tsp ghee on your roti.
    around afternoon have a slice of cheese or handful of peanuts with cut onions and tomatoes. Around 5pm have a tender coconut water or lime juice or tomato juice.
    Diner have a roti with subji or dhal any one only.
    Have lots of water. Take supplements. I have a vitaminc, vitamin-e and flax seed oil capsule after my workout. Dont have fruit at odd times in the day except early morning. You will surely see fabulous results. First of all dont take dulcolax too often its not good instead you could try having 2tsp safi syrup in the night before u sleep. You will not have constipation. Moreover once u regulate ur eating habits you will not have any constipation at all. Takecare all the best.

  153. Vikas A

    June 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hi sumathi..
    i m here writing my diet chart.
    Wake up at 6 am
    at 6:10 one banana + 1 glass of milk
    6:15-6:45 am – jogging which involves 25 minutes non stop running
    8 am brkfast – parantha / omelette / upma / dosa
    after that i leave to office.
    i am a site engineer so sometimes it is difficult for me to eat at every 2 hr. i try to eat after every 2.5 hrs.
    10:30 am – 1 banana / sprouted grams
    1:00 PM lunch – 2 roti + sabji + curd + salad
    4:30 – peanuts / banana
    7:30 – at this time i reach home – 1 glass of nimbu paani + fruits like mango / date etc.
    8:30 PM – dinner – 2 roti + sabji + dal + sweet (sometimes)
    i have started only 5 days back

    looking forward for suggestion m u..

  154. Namita

    June 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Guys!
    Thank you for flooding my inbox 🙂 hahahah
    I am tempted to write so much in response to your queries. You could probably read through some of my posts earlier on under Namita or Nam.
    I have exams coming up soon and I can’t afford to spend any time on this blog at the moment.
    I do ask you all to read and re-read this blog. You will certainly be able to get a lot of info from it that you can put to use and also read the book a few times. Trust me, its no rocket science.
    I shouldn’t really comment as I am perplexed with my weight myself as the hard fat isn’t melting – but i’m hopeful. I have a trainer who can’t figure it out as well. Will go check on my thyroid and do some blood tests.
    Anyhow, all the best guys with your quest. I’m sure you will get there, but remember you HAVE TO WORK OUT!!! NO OTHER MEANS WILL GET YOU TO THE END!
    Good luck!

  155. mandy

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  158. mandy

    June 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    MY HOME TRUTHS…where are you ..I want to start with the diet which i ve read in this blog..
    1)Start day with a fruit
    2) workout
    3)post work out milk+boiled potato or idli or fruit
    4)10.30 breakfast..stuff parantha,idli,poha,upma,daliya muesli,brwn bread sandwhic or 2 egg white with one toast.
    5)12.30 hand full of peanuts
    6)2.30 lunch 1 roti +dal+i cup veg
    7)4.30 buttermilk or nariyal paani or bhuna channa or sweet curd
    8)5.30 tea
    9) 7.30 -8.00 pm dinner stir fry veg + dal or soup
    and then if still hungry then a warm glass of milk..

    and where to insert supplements,salads and non veg.

    so that even i can benefit…
    and safi also for constipation at night..plz guide

  159. myhometruths

    June 4, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Hi Mandy,

    -The diet that you have put up above seems fine to me. Personally I prefer taking whey supplement to soy milk (post workout). Read another post by me on post workout meal – it should clarify your doubt about what to eat post workout. Stick to this diet, I am sure you will be satisfied 🙂
    -About not eating fruit post afternoon, fruit contains fructose (sugar) and therefore consumption should be limited. Eat it in the morning or post workout when your body metabolism is high.
    – I have no clue about Safi. Heard of it, tried it once many years back….tastes so horrible I have no desire to revisit that idea! Frankly, if you eat right, you will never have constipation problem.
    – The list of Supplements is as follows:

    on wake up : multivitamin

    – post work out : flax seed 1000 mg, Lymsee 500 mg, Bio E 400 IU

    – at 7 pm: Selace forte

    -at bed time: Supracal

    Hope this helps!!!

    – MumbaiYummyMummy

  160. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Hi Vikas
    I would recomend you avoid banana except in the morning and incorporate dhal with your lunch.

  161. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Hey My Hometruths,
    Whey protein is the best but so expensive not all can afford it. Moreover you have not clearly stated which brand to use. There are so many in the market totally confusing.

  162. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I agree safi doesnt taste very good but i quite got used to it and it works for me. Otherwise as a temporary measure you can try himalaya laxa tea. Its a herbal laxative tea thats very soothing. But as she says once your diet is regulated u will not need it.

  163. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 6:23 am

    no sweets please that too in the night. Also i dont think you should have dhal and sabji in the night. Have any one. M sure around your workplace u should be able to find tender coconut water. Try having one each day in the aftrnoon. U should slowly increase your exercise.

  164. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Hi My Hometruths,
    Listen m stuck after a 13 kg weight loss my weight refuses to move. Though m not cheating and following all principles working out like crazy. Could u give me some ideas that are workable??

  165. Mandy

    June 4, 2009 at 6:35 am

    My home truths,Namita..
    thanks for your approval on my above laid diet ,i will follow it frm tdy …fingers crossed.
    But where to include non-veg..and salads
    and wat on days when nt going for work out like on sundays..
    is protien+ carb required at post workout time on that day also…
    And plus i have lot many outings..dinners,lunches..what to do on those days
    And guys I drink n smoke as well will i be able to loose weight ..

  166. Mandy

    June 4, 2009 at 6:59 am

    My home truths..can u plz specify any whey name as there are so many at Modern confused,i rather got choco flavoured soya milk..& i liked it…

  167. myhometruths

    June 4, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Okay guys, if you can’t afford whey protein it is perfectly alright to avoid it in favor of something else. Basically anything with high protein is fine. I use low carb Isopure. Buy whatever is easily available near your house. Coach’s formula is not very expensive and is available in small boxes as well. On days when there is no workout, you can still have the protein shake but not the carb. But if you want to save, limit the protein shake to just the workout days and have anything else like buttermilk at that time.

    Regarding constipation, how about taking Isabgol with a glass of water? It is natural fibre and won’t harm you. Take it thrice a week (alternate days) and eventually taper it off and stop taking. If you are comfortable with Safi, I guess that too works. Just don’t know enough to recommend or not recommend it.

    For those who want to add non-veg to your diet, chicken is good protein. Add it for lunch/dinner. Fish is also great. Red meat is a no no.

    Salads can be had in-between meals (as a meal by itself). Don’t use dressings. Eat whole cucumber/carrot. Or have sprouts. You can always squeeze some lemon juice and add flax seed powder, jeera powder etc. for flavoring.

    For all those who smoke and drink, yes it will affect your health both mental and physical. Till about 3 years ago I used to smoke half a pack of Marlboro lights a day. Also used to drink twice a week on avg. (vodka tonic, wine, etc.). One fine day, I decided to quit smoking, and just like that flushed all the packs down the toilet. Threw away the lighters and match boxes at home. Told the local panwala to tell me to go away if i went to buy a pack. Also banned my husband to smoke in front of me or in the house. The first month was not easy. I didn’t go out with people who drink/smoke. Stopped having parties at home. And everytime I wanted to smoke I’d eat a piece of gum. Now I can’t stand the smell of smoke. My husband also quit about 6 months back. He sneaks a smoke every now and then (especially when drinking) but I think he has also stopped enjoying it. I still drink occasionally but limit it to a glass or two of red/white wine. So yes, I know it is not easy to give up smoking/drinking. But I have done it and so can you.

    Guys, forget the freaking weight, you eat right 9 out of 10 times. Give yourself a break and enjoy the occasional chocolate/sweet etc. and you will feel good about it. This is not a diet plan. It is a lifestyle. Go adopt it!!!!

    Lotsa love to all of you,

    • Namita

      June 4, 2009 at 12:18 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Its a lifestyle change.

      I met this french lady at the gym today and she said something wonderful that i’ll quickly share with you guys. She asked me if I was getting results from my personal training. With a sad face, I said ‘No’. She asked me, why do you think that is ? I replied that its gotto to do with me not following the diet as I am expected to. In her response she said “Its like you are shoplifting or stealing, you know its wrong, but you still do it. How different are you from those pickpockets ?”

      Hmmm…some food for thought guys. I hope it fills you up 🙂

      OK gotto go..

      Behave and have fun with your diet, look forward to the workout.

      Even though I haven’t lost weight, I feel so much more confident about myself and trust me, my skin is glowing and I feel better overall.

      Hopefully, one day I will be back on this blog to share with you guys that I have finally lost a kilo or two …some day!

      Rishi, how are you ? Long time. Hope you had a good vacation in Goa!

      Alright guys, gotto go now!


  168. Nimisha

    June 4, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hi…Myhometruths….I’d rather call u Angie(from Angel)
    Well….My diet is as
    I wake up…..have 2-3 glasses of water
    Then i have half an apple+1/4th of a papaya/watermelon half/guava….
    followed by 1/2 cup of tea after half an hour(with equal)
    An hour later I do yoga,crunches,floor cycling…..stretches for 30-40 mins
    I have oats/corn flakes for breakfast
    After 3 hours i have my lunch….2 chapattis,veggies
    2 hours later i have curd…
    Then i have boiled chana’s/sprouts//peanuts/puffed rice with onion n green chillies(any one)
    Then i have tea with a sandwich(with a salami n mustard sauce/cheese)
    I go for 2-3 kms walk every alt day
    For dinner i have dal and veggie n 2 chapatti n salad/occasionally chicken or fish
    As for eating crap-i take a cube or two of chocolate occasionally, i love butter on my toast,an occasional cream biscuit…yea….that’s it!!!
    I guess its the junk i ate as a youngster that has piled on me…..

  169. Nimisha

    June 4, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Hi Angie….
    Im planning to go to the gym at least 3-4 times a week…wot workout shud i do…..keeping in mind my frame 5’1” and 87 kgs……….n if not whey….can i take sattu(dry roasted n ground chana) powder with sugar n water….That’s protien rite!!!

    • Namita

      June 4, 2009 at 12:23 pm

      Good idea Nimisha.
      Any workout that keeps your huffing n puffing for good 45 minutes. Remember to take break intermittently for 30sec to 1 min in between.
      If I was you, I would cycle, cross trainer, rowing, treadmill…
      See if you can sweat – not everyone does, so that isn’t a sure check. But keep in mind, you have to be out of breadth. See if someone can give you a hand with some weight training. Its very effective in weight loss and overall toning.
      Chalo good luck.
      Report back on how you go with it

  170. rishi

    June 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

    hi guys …. i guess this blog is becoming fatter by the hour …….
    great guns … !
    just a take on supplements ….
    how does chywanprash sound ?
    im gonna try it …. coz its a supplement anyway
    also every 1 is hush hush about thier diets …
    im sure not many are following patterns while eating …
    every 1’s earning for the belly …
    so please guys pray before eating … let the belly be stationery atleast when ur hogging …
    eat in harmony with legs crossed …
    no talking while eating …
    this will help in digestion as well as assimilating food …

  171. rishi

    June 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Hi mandy …
    I guess u need to treat ur constipation first solve the problem you must understand why it is occurring….there are many reasons that culminate to constipation which include not eating on time and not eating the right food.
    Junk food always has a great hand in it so stop eating it with immediate effect….no roadside yummies too. You have to eat fully cooked food made in hygienic conditions.
    If you are a heavy non-veg eater, give it up for some time because the germs in the food also lead to constipation and raw foods like salads and charcoal grilled corn also add to the pain.

    Now take a look at your lifestyle too.
    do you sleep late or get less sleep, stressed out at work or have a personal problem you cannot deal with. Smoke in excess, non-stop coffee and tea or taking non prescribed medication or illicit drugs all lead to damaging your own body.
    Give up non-veg, deep fried, dried fruits, cabbage, cauliflower and a few pulses like dal for some time as they lead to gas and toxins…..

    you also need to drink enough fluids to keep your body hydrated. By skipping out on enough fluid, you are causing your feces to become hard, which makes it painful when it passes through your body. Make sure you each fiber-rich foods or a fiber substitute and drink eight glasses of water per day. Fluids make bowel movements softer and easier to pass.
    watch your consumption of alcoholic beverages and caffeinated beverages such as coffee and cola drinks, which can be dehydrating.
    Do not mix too many kinds of foods in one meal.

    And for the time being I insist u stop ur aerobics ….
    Try bunking it for a week ….
    Do go for brisk walk in the morn and eve…. Brisk walk and not stroll !!!!!!!!
    Try this for 4-5 days atleast and im sure it will benefit.

    Cheers … !

  172. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hi guys,
    good to see so many people here with their respective diet plans. Hi Rishi!! gud to have you back this blog was boring without your expert comments

  173. sumathi

    June 4, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Hey myhometruths,
    My weight is not moving i agree its not only about weight but it was going so well so far and its come to a standstill was wondering if you could help though rishi gave me ideas . I have already posted my diet previuosly. I would like your opinion too.

  174. jaya

    June 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I was on some low calorie and only papaya for dinner diet as instructed by a dietitian in a fitness centre. I had to chuck it even though I was losing weight because I developed severe bloating, constipation and and piles as well. After that I read Rujuta’s book and have been following the four principles. Its been 10 days and I haven’t lost any weight or cms. I don;t have constipation now but I still cannot downlaod in the morning and have to go some 2-4 times in a day at odd hours. So, I want your suggestions on whether what I am doing is right or not.

    I am a 23 years and am 60kgs and 5’4″. I do 45-1 hr of beginners yoga 5-7 days a week. I work from 10-6 pm which doesn’t involve much moving around. But I cook,clean, wash and do other household work myself.

    My Diet:

    7:15- banana/mango/papaya

    7:45-8:45- yoga

    9:00- museli with skimmed milk/ 2 chillas/ a slice of brown bread with 2 egg white omlette

    11:00- slice of cheese/carrots/sprouts

    11:15- tea without sugar

    1:00- one chapati/brown rice+ dal+sabzi

    3:30- roasted chana/yogurt/sprouts/glass of soy milk

    4:00- coffee with sugar

    5:30- a slice of brown bread with peanut butter/glass of soy milk

    7:30 to 8:00- one chapati with little ghee+ dal/sabzi

    I drink about 3-4 litres of water everyday and do not take any supplements.

  175. Mandy

    June 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Thanx my home truths….ur suggestions are really good…it seems as i ‘ve got a true friend on this blog…3 cheers to RUJUTA..!!!
    I just drink occasionally …that too Vodka,which frankly i dont want to leave..regarding smoking..i did d same several times,but u knw whn i have to shit has become my habit,i take just one Benson & Hedges lights in a day..thats all..and drinks only on gathering or dinners like once or rarely twice in a week….i will for sure try again…thanks again
    I will for sure try isabgol 3 times a week…and whey protein i will buy whch u have mentioned…Thanx again..

  176. namz

    June 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    hey hometruths,

  177. Mandy

    June 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Rishi for that wonderful knowledge about constipation…I am sure thats of great use..and many others will be benefitted from it…

  178. Mandy

    June 4, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Hi guys…My home truth…
    today was my frst day i followed the diet …but God at the end of the day i was really hungry…but thn also i just took dal and subzi and an hour later a glass of warm toned milk…but lemme tell u ..i have headache tday coz i really want to eat ….but going 2 bed night ..n tomm after my workout I dnt have soy milk either protein shake at home…wat will i do ..i dnt know may be i will eat some muesli or wat abt kellogs???

  179. sumathi

    June 5, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Hi Mandy,
    if u ate correctly every 2hrs its a rare chance that u shld feel hungry. If u do mayb u could munch on some sprouts or have a glass of skim milk.

  180. Mandy

    June 5, 2009 at 7:15 am

    hi Rishi

    read ur post again…true i sleep late ,but no much smoking..and coffee very rare…hardly 2 tea a day.but yes my eating style was wrong..whch i m trying to correct now after being in contact with people here…and most af all reading Rujuta’s book….GOD BLESS HER!!! apart from giving a correct figure she is giving us a good life style…I am somehow planning to join her for 2 months…as u said they are worth…so may be i will be helped tooo…..
    MYHOMETRUTHS whats ur say in this

    and by the way guys wat exactly u mean by handful of channa or peanuts…the amt which comes in ur folded palm or how many gms.

    and guys wat abt Dryfruits…nowadays so many of those green badams are there in the market??? I love them..

    • Namita

      June 8, 2009 at 2:26 pm


      I think MYHOMETRUTHS have already answered that question before when somebody asked her what were her thoughts on joining Rujuta.

      If you can afford Rujuta (Rs. 45,000 for two months), why not ? She’s definitely helped MYHOMETRUTHS and is a success story with many many people. But here’s an affordable solution – save that money, read her book, read this blog over again, hit the gym, discuss your diet and loose weight – how’s that 😉

      Since MYHOMETRUTHS has had first hand experience with Rujuta, we have the advantage of drawing on that experience.


      • garimadalal

        June 11, 2009 at 8:45 am

        I totally agree with u here… read the book is like ur getting ur own personalized diet….. 😉

    • Namita

      June 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

      Yes, a handful is exactly that – a fist full. Chana is a better option these days due to the heat in India. I’m not sure where you are located.

      I’m not too sure of green badam, but normal almonds are good for you. Low GI too.


    • NK

      June 10, 2009 at 2:18 am

      Hey Mandy,

      Rujuta also has nutritionist on her team that you could consult for almost 25,000.

      Good luck

  181. mandy

    June 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm


  182. SJ

    June 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Hiie you wonderful people. First of all many many thanks to yummy mummy. And the other applaude. Wonderfully motivated people i must say.

    Ok my query is that instead of working out twice a day and eating just the right diet as mentioned above i have put on 8kilos in last one month and now i feel like commting suicide. I am going bonkers.

    Whats goin wrong? Is this because of protein shake?? I would like to mention i havent lost any flab as well. also id like to mention that this is for the first time in my life that my weight is increasing . Ever since i have know my weight has been stagnant on 56kgs and has only gone down 2-3kgs once or twice but never increased and im really worried now.

    Also since i am not living in india can anyone help me finding a substitue for selcae forte and supracal . Please let me know their benefits as well.

    Thanks nd Best wishes !!

  183. SJ

    June 6, 2009 at 10:56 am

    im sorry i meant ** inspite of working out twice a day..

  184. mandy

    June 7, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hey Guys…where r u all…no one here ..everythin’s alright??

  185. sumathi

    June 8, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Hey guys!!!
    Discovered something new thought would share with u. My dietician at the gym spoke about something called bean vermicelli or glass noodles. Its available at departmental stores that sells thai ingredients. She said a handful of it in boiling hot water for 10 mts swells up into thin strands of transparent noodles. Its made out of bean and doesnt have much carbohydrates and can be added to soups or stirfried vegetables. It really fills you up. Tried it yesterday and loved it . I made a stir fry on my nonstick pan with mushrooms , carrots, capsicum, cabbage(thin shreds) and some glass noodles with a dash of olive oil and pepper. It was awesome and very filling. Try it guys and let me know.

    • Shilpa Jain

      January 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Sumathi,

      I live in mumbai. and cannot find glass noodles somehow.. any places that you can suggest i find these.. just name a few, i would go there then..


      • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

        January 4, 2011 at 5:58 am

        Hi Shilpa, try Crawford Market for glass noodles. Most hotels procure from there.


  186. Namita

    June 8, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Thanks Sumathi.

    That’s good info. Had no idea that the glass noodles are low in carbs. I love them!

    Right now, since I am studying, my eating has gone haywire because I am constantly eating fattening and carbohydrates as they seem to work well when I am stressed. Not a good excuse, but that’s the way it is for now. My priority is to pass the frickin exams! Doing in head-in completely.

    After my exams, I will get back in order and tips like what u gave today, will come in handy.

    Guys, please keep sharing – remember, sharing is caring 🙂

    OK, catch u all later…

    Come 20th, you won’t stop hearing from me 🙂

    Till then, look after yourself!

  187. sumathi

    June 8, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Hi Namita,
    yeah even i never knew about this glass noodles. It really made a great meal. More than lunch u should try it for diner because thats the time we all go home after a hard day and feel like eating. Infact u can even make it into a nice soup with baby corn, shreded chinese cabbage , mushroom, red pepper and a handful of glass noodles it makes a complete yummy meal. I was so excited with the result made me so full.
    My weight was not post natal it was just lack of activity and overeating . All of a sudden i had gained so much but it took me 9 months to shed that weight.

    • Namita

      June 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Sumathi. I’m impressed. Well done on your efforts and super result.

  188. mandy

    June 8, 2009 at 7:11 am

    no reply to my post…MYHOMETRUTHS where r u ….

  189. Shal

    June 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Hi guys,

    I have been following this blog for sometime now.
    It took me a while to join in though. The reason is my weight – 112 kgs ( Thanks to Polycystic Ovaries) 😦

    Rujuta’s book inspired me and further search on the net landed me here.
    I have been trying to follow Rujuta’s principles for about a month and a half but see no change in me. I am trying to keep myself motivated by reading all the experiences in this blog.

    The work out I follow is only brisk walk for about half an hour. I have a strained ligament in my right shoulder which stops me from going to the gym. I did try Yoga for sometime but I am unable to do asanas that require me to put my weight on my arm. Eg – Suryanamaskar. I plan to get back to Yoga as soon as I can.

    I do have some doubts that I will get back with. Today just wanted to say Hi before I changed my mind 😉

    Thanks to all for all the info !!!

  190. sumathi

    June 9, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Hi Namita,
    Thanks for your compliments. Though i wish i had found this blog earlier i would have had u guys to share. It was tough though but i love cooking so i keep trying to make exotic food that makes it interesting. I think thats the key to success. But now m stuck and weight not moving .

  191. Nats

    June 10, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Hi , i have been reading this and now i want to start this diet. i live in aus and cant find this book so i found it on I cnt wait to start reading it. THanks heaps for the help. Can i ask how much i start be excercising and wat form of excercise? i just joined the gym and started yoga….thanks lots….hope to hear from you all soon

    • myhometruths

      June 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

      Hi Nafiza,

      I work out thrice a week for an hour and a half. Don’t do yoga but I would love to start on the days that I don’t go to the gym. I do both cardio and weight training. But its best to seek help from a trained expert as to what exercise and how to do.

      • Nats

        June 15, 2009 at 1:09 am

        thanks heaps!!! this is a great forum

  192. Swapna

    June 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I would like to compliment for the generous work of giving the diet in an easy format.
    My problem is when I eat something in the morning I feel like eating the whole day, in the bargain it could be wrong things and more quantity to. I dont know where to stop. Secondly when I am depressed I keep eating choclates and icecreams, they are handy and available easily. My third problem is sweet craving at 10.30 in the night.
    I dont care for fried stuff
    and can stay without food the whole day too.

    • myhometruths

      June 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

      Swapna, sit down and make a chart of food that you are going to eat for a week. Throw away all the chocolates and sweets and ice creams from the house. If you eat every two hours you will not feel hungry. Your body will get used to the new schedule. Eat at the same time everyday.
      Hope this helps.

  193. mansi

    June 10, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    interesting blog!!!!

    so can anyone put light on whats the right time to eat salad and have water??

    • myhometruths

      June 12, 2009 at 11:54 am

      I eat salad as a meal by itself. Water should be sipped through out the day.

  194. mandy

    June 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Thanx Namita …i thnk u r right i must read the book again..and blog also…thnx but whereare all..the blog has become very slow..

  195. sumathi

    June 11, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Hi Mandy
    Yes this blog has become dull and boring because there is no participation from people. They ask questions ask for help and then disappear. This will work only if on a regular basis everyone makes small effort periodically to share with one another how its going.

    • PINKY

      February 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      I agree with u sumathi. there should be adali basis effort. I appreciate u for that. thanks.

  196. Swapna

    June 11, 2009 at 5:11 am

    came to know about this blog only yesterday. want to be part of the blog. starting my diet today. thursday being a fast day for me instead of regular sabudana with loads of ghee opting for pumpkin and potato vegetable with some peanuts and geera. We can opt for pumpkin soup with some ginger and lime. pumpkin is a good vegetable allowed in regular fasts with loads of iron dose.

  197. mandy

    June 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Myhometruths…in ur first blog..u said u will write more abt ur diets given by Rujuta once u r over…Are u still working with her diets …and what was ur next weeks diet?
    plus i am not getting any flax seed capsule in the market..can u tell me the name of the same

    • garimadalal

      June 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm


      I was looking for flaxseeds n walla I found them at a normal shop…so from tomorrow… flaxseeds it is… u too will find it in any pansari/grocery store…

      why take capsules when u have something raw .. its always higher in its nutritional value

  198. sumathi

    June 12, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Hi Mandy,
    I got flaxseed capsules at my health store here in chennai. I am giving you the address of the manufacturer you may write to him or chek in the net and get it ordered in your city.
    Vishal Organnix
    C-15, Gangawadi CHS, LBS Marg
    Ghatkopar (W)
    Mumbai 400086
    They come in 1000mg dosage of 60 capsules per bottle. Cost is 240Rs. Hope this helps u.

  199. namz

    June 12, 2009 at 10:56 am


  200. garimadalal

    June 12, 2009 at 3:59 pm


    Got the flaxseeds n concept of cowcheese… thanks a pie 🙂 like rishi says only in ur dreams.. hehe

    ok… I cant have fixed timings coz they vary from day to day.. am a professor… v young to b one tho.. hehe
    but like i have lectures n other work in btw… plus 3 hrs in the day im driving going n coming roughly1-1.5 hr…. so that makes things v v messy.. plus 7-7 job how much do i carry to work n plan after coming back n working out too ?? ….. im stranded… Help Help .. suggestions plz.

  201. mandy

    June 12, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    garimadalal…see its alright if u work u can carry…while driving u can have acc to chart u follow n whn in lectures its only for 5 min u have to move out of class…c even i have clients coming in all the time but theres always a word…EXCUSE ME..n that too only once in 2 hrs soo cheer up…and try

    • garimadalal

      June 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm

      hi mandy wish i could…. but problem is in our college rules r so strict that i am not allowed to take breaks….if i get 2 mins late to take a lecture i get a deviation.. imagine… but /….. i guess with the spirit everyone has here id manage…..
      got a few more questions…. hope everyone will advice….ive been on the diet since last 2 days n i figured out most of the times i dont have a selected schedule for the day so the timings vary .. is that okay ? also is 2 hrs .. 2 hrs exact… plus….
      when is the best time to eat 1. paneer 2. chicken 3. flax seeds 4. peanuts .. i got them they taste fine though but id prefer to put in the cereal before eating… also…

      MAJOR problem is that im a born milkaholic… so i have to have 2 glassful of milk everyday one morning n one evening… plz tell me is it ok… also that i love curd…. is that why am overweight ?

      myhometruths & all the lovely ppl here can u plz tell me if im on the right way ??

      morning 6 am: fruit – seasonal…. can i have more than one fruit at this time ?


      7 am M1 : 1 glass milk

      7 drive to work (40 kms) 8:15 reach workplace

      9 am M2 :breakfast : missi/dal roti/sandwich/cereal(wheatflakes/oatmeal with milk- no sugar)

      11 am M3 : SUGGEST …..1 cucumber/

      1 pm M4:Lunch : 2 roti+ veg/dal

      3 pm M5 :1 cup curd

      5 pm M6:fistful of peanuts/chole bune hue

      5 drive back home (40kms)…6:30 reach home

      6:15 pm M7:1 glass milk

      this will be post workout
      8-9 am : what to have ???? Omlette? chiken/paneer/proteinshake/dal with 2 tsp curd

      11pm off to sleep….

      WOrkout is ….

      30 mins brisk walking.. cardio…. on my treadmill as i dont have time to go to gym…. 30 ins – 200 cal.. dont matter acc to rujuta i guess.- 3 kms roughly….

      10 mins floor exercises… 100 counts of kapalbhati pranayam
      sometimes do Art of living 20-25 mins meditation..

      Am confused…….Am i going the right way .. any corrections required ?
      am 28+ yrs… 5’6 ht…. n 76kgs…..

  202. pavani.V

    June 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    hey Sumati, Can U plz tell me where can V get flaxseeds capsules in chennai? Thanx in Advance.

  203. mansi

    June 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Hi guys…good suggestions…lets share some good recepies here …like low cal salads..stir fry veges..and raitas…n other things

    • garimadalal

      June 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

      i think its a gr8 idea… usual quick n easy for all low cal etc recipes…..

  204. mandy

    June 12, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    listen guys…wat is the diff between apple shaped and pear shaped book….as i got the yellow one…?

  205. mandy

    June 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Hi guys …what is d diff betwwn apple shaped and pear shaped book…as i got the yellow one…??

    • myhometruths

      June 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

      Only the cover is different… the content is same in both the books.

      • garimadalal

        June 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

        plz see my schedule…. am awaiting ur crucial comments too… rishi’s as well… alll of u… help yaar. pretty pretty plz 🙂

  206. sumathi

    June 13, 2009 at 7:21 am

    hi pavani,
    you get the flax seed capsules at ” The Econut” health store , besant nagar ,Adyar

  207. aa

    June 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Sumathi,
    can u ask your vendor of flaxseed to tell where these capsules are available in Delhi..

  208. mandy

    June 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    my hometruths …u didnt reply that are you still with Rujuta’s
    and how much did u loose?
    all the blogs here i’m reading are telling about loosing weight with the diet above in the first week or mnth..but not after that ,everyone is for sure Rujuta must have given you sumthin very diff in the second plz share with us
    as from long time now im only eating what u have told in your first blog,this way i am not able to have anythin else…will I be deprived os everythin else?? PLZ DO REPLY

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:56 am

      Mandy I signed up with Rujuta for 2 months. My protein intake before joining was not adequate so she gave me high protein diet in the beginning and then eventually balanced it out. When I started with her I was 58 kilos (I am 5’4″). I lost two kilos in two months. But I lost a lot of inches. My shirt size came down from L to S in just 1 month.
      I checked with Rujuta whether my weight would continue going down with her diet and she said that it will eventually come to a standstill at around 50-52. I have maintained the weight since then coz I have stopped going to the gym due to personal reasons. Am starting back again on Monday. But in the last two months I have not gained any weight despite not working out at all (and despite cheating ;))
      You have to understand the basics of the diet. The 4 principles. You can adapt it as per your liking. My post has a sample of it, thats all. For instance you can have a green vegetable with your roti for lunch. Or have chicken and roti, Or egg curry with roti. If you have green veggie for lunch have protein for dinner. I hope you understand this. If you need help, let me know.

      • Teshara

        July 4, 2014 at 3:01 am

        Hi, i am also 58kg, but my height is 5ft., since we both have the same weight, i think your diet will work for me, pls pls do gv me a sample lunch and dinner idea., i have read her book but im still confused whether to HAVE or NOT to have carbs for dinner??

      • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

        June 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        Try to avoid carbs for dinner 🙂

  209. Nishita

    June 14, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Hi all,

    This is a great post…

    I have just started Rujuta’s diet. Fingers crossed that it will work as well for me as it does for all of you.

    I checked at the medical store, but could not find Isopure, and I am not very sure about other protein drinks. How about Protinex? Any idea whether that would be a recommended drink?

    Btw, you can read my post about Rujuta’s book at :

  210. SJ

    June 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Myhometruths u havent replied to my post plz do.. looking forward to it…

  211. sumathi

    June 15, 2009 at 5:52 am

    I feel you are having no diner at all according to ur diet . Mayb u should eat something in the night like veggies stir fry??

    • garimadalal

      June 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm

      o … right …… yes i feel so … thats coz am scared that watever i eat then will make me fat… i dont know why ive got to this notion … also .. am a lille worried if the portion sizes that i have are not the same.. ofcourse depending on different food items one eats.. but … i hope i dont over do it… just a lille u know…..
      i love veggies …. am scared of having cow cheese also ….. especially the cubes that come… i feel i might gain wt. ! 😦

      but …. yes u r right in ur pt of view… i can have veggies… coz am really v v hungry n i dont have then i get hunger pangs n i end up eating non-sense !

      thanks sumathi

      • Namita

        June 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm

        Garima, you need to lighten up girl! You are taking it too seriously. Enjoy the experience. Take it easy, and enjoy the food. Remember to indulge once in a while – its v healthy and important for your metabolism.

  212. kum

    June 15, 2009 at 7:02 am

    i am not getting flaxseed plz tell me the alternate in Delhi..

    • garimadalal

      June 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm

      o where in delhi are you ??? u will find it anywhere in a normal grocery shop…. even i think fabindia will have… big bazaar… else the usual pansari … i found my pack at a normal grocery shop in ashok vhr…. ask around else tell me where u r …


  213. Kiran

    June 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Hi guys…. I do kapalbhati in the morning when i wake up and it has to be done on an empty stomach. It takes me bout 20 mins and then i do some leg exercises. But rujuta emphasises on eating as soon as you wake up. So what should i do?

  214. sumathi

    June 16, 2009 at 3:47 am

    My opinion not eating or being scared to eat makes it worse u actually gain more weight when u dont eat. That was my observation i found that i was fat when i didnt eat once i read rujuta”s book i slowly startde eating and found i lost loads of weight very easily and felt great too. Hence firstly dont be scared to eat only see that u eat every 2hrs even a handful of something good so that u dont get hungry and overeat. cheese is good provided u dont eat other things along with it.

  215. sumathi

    June 16, 2009 at 3:49 am

    If u dont find isopure go into the net and checkout the GNC outlet at google. They have a telephone number there u can call the guy and he would courier u the whey protein. It costs 3200Rs for isopure low carb.

  216. Swapna

    June 16, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Just checked the rate of whey protein. Rs1450 for 2 pounds pack!!! What is the reasonable rate? Will check the rate in Alfa too before buying…

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:46 am

      Whey protein does tend to be expensive. Check out different brands…some of them are more economic than others. I buy Isopure low carb which costs about 3000.

  217. rishi

    June 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Hi garry dalal….. here’s my take ….
    Since ur schedule is an organized mess …much like mine …here’s what u could alter …
    In the morn u have a fruit. … u could have more than one ….
    U lecture so u drain ur vocal cords which consumes a lot of energy …
    So initially in the day I think u should brim yourself a little.
    Morning u have milk which is fabulous …
    Please add kesar to it (saffron) …. Milk is hard to digest … blend of saffron helps the digestive fire to assimilate it quicker than usual …also u could blend PROTINEX in it …
    So u have enough fuel in you to play your raga in the lectures

    Also u like curd … which is a great digester …
    Make sure u mix ur curd with water 1:3 if u like it light or @ 1:2 proportion if u like it that way …
    AVOID milk at night ….. ABSTAIN from it totally …
    Now I would not boldly highlight those alphabets
    At 3pm you have 1 cup curd ….
    5 pm you have :fistful of peanuts/chole bune hue
    reverse this ….
    i.e At 5 pm you don’t have 1 cup curd ….you have buttermilk as prescribed above …
    you could sip it when ur driving uourself crazy when u hit the gears @ 5
    3 pm you have :fistful of peanuts/chole bune hue
    Rest all is thums up…
    But when u reach home and u feel like binging …this time when u grab a glass of milk …. You can’t say cheers … so milk is out …
    Instead have sprouted moongs …. Best for proteins … highly rich ..
    And since ur gonna hit the gym in a wee bit …. Protein intake will fuel up ur work out …
    After ur work out u can have ur protein shake or flax seeds and blah …
    … If u maintain the kind of decorum in your college with ur body
    Im sure u shall subside fat soon …
    and u do art of living …. so remember that ur body is a temple …
    cheers ….

    • Namita

      June 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      That’s great advise, Rishi. How are you ?
      Garima good luck with it!

  218. Namita

    June 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Quick question – how are you all eating your mung sprouts ?

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:43 am

      -I have them by themselves. If I am at home when I have them, I normally add finely chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves and very little black salt and lemon juice.
      – I also make curry out of this-(with matki sprouts it tastes better)
      Heat oil. Add cumin seeds for tempering. Add the sprouts. Add salt, turmeric powder, grated ginger, dhaniya powder, red chilli powder and roast a little. Add water. Cook till the sprouts become tender and the gravy thickens. Add kachri powder (available only in Rajasthan) but not necessary. Add lemon juice before serving.

  219. gargi

    June 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    congratzz on ur blog!!
    i am 19, i go to college ………being a dental student i have long practs hours and is not possible yo eat every 2 hrs………
    even thogh i eat less i tend to put on wt cause i remain hungry for hours and hours 2gether!!
    i travel a lot everyday…. using all means of transport…literally! 4m car to train to ricks to cabs…by the end of it i am super drained …but still i go for a jog for an hour or so….resulting in me being 2 tired and hungry in the night…..
    i leave at about 6:30am and return by 6pm
    pls pls pls suggest a diet and an exercise plan for me…i really need to loose wt…i am about 20 kg overwt

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:38 am

      The principles of eating are the same for everyone. You can not afford to have big gaps between meals. Carry stuff with you. A cucumber, a soy milk packet, a sandwich. You are putting on weight due to the long gaps.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  220. sumathi

    June 17, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Hi Rishi
    good to see u here. Are u back or going to dissapear again??

  221. Namita

    June 17, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Hi Guys,
    How many of you agree to not eating white rice wen you want to loose weight ?

  222. sumathi

    June 17, 2009 at 4:39 am

    i agree that white rice is hard when u want to lose weight

  223. mansi

    June 17, 2009 at 6:28 am

    yes ..rice can be hard if not boiled and if they are brow rice..nothin like that..

  224. mansi

    June 17, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Guys.. is flaxseed capsule bottle worth Rs 1200 in the market??

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:36 am


  225. lavanya

    June 17, 2009 at 7:20 am

    hey guys…..this is a very informative blog…..a step towards healthy lifestyle….

    can anyone please tell me how to make buttermilk at home

  226. Mini J

    June 17, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hello every1,

    just came thru this blog 2day as i hav been googling a lot to find out how can i loose weight.

    I am 5’2″ weigh 66 kgs nd my age is 24. i started gaining weight coz i wrk sitting the whole day in the office.

    i see that every1 recomends eating every 2 hrs but i cannot do that as i sit in the office wid 10 ppl around me nd cnt go to the canteen after every 2 hrs.

    my diet is something like this:

    wake up-8 AM

    get ready 4 office..

    9 AM- breakfast-poha/upma/sabudana with half a cup tea

    1 PM lunch-subzi 2 roti/ rice with chana/rajma etc(wat is availaible in the canteen)

    5 PM -snacks-dosa/bhel/vada pau/samosa

    8:30 PM-dinner -2 roti+subzi cooked in Olive oil with curd
    weekends: i have rice in dinner in weekends and 2 parathas for is same.

    9:00 -walk in my hall for 10-15 minutes

    10:30 sleep

    i am planning to hit the gym by next month.cnt do before that 😦

    Please can someone suggest changes to all of this looking at my mum is so tensed coz of my weight, i really want to make her happy.i have started geeting a belly also 😦

    please yummymummy, myhometruths please help.


  227. Nish

    June 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

    One thing to be very careful of while buying protein shakes and flax seed supplements is to ensure that they do not contain soya.

    Why not soya, you ask? It is healthy after all.

    However, soya does not suit all constitutions, and sometimes it can affect the hormonal balance of the body. It also interferes with thyroid functioning and can lead to thyroid disorders.

    If you doubt what I am saying, read the experiences of the women here:

  228. Nish

    June 17, 2009 at 7:49 am

    I think a little rice in the afternoon is okay…but definitely not at dinner time

  229. Mandy

    June 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi All !

    I recently read this book and was fascinated. Then while searching for Rujuta\’s contact details, found this blog … this really has lot of good stuff …

    Can any one of u please guide me ? I am 40+ working woman with hectic software job and some mental stress due to bad in-laws … I have started following somethings from Rujuta\’s book – but can u also give me some tips ? shd i have more proteins ? can i use B protien with water / milk as protein shake after exercise ? if not where can i get protein shakes in Pune ?

    Thnx – bye

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:35 am

      If you have not had a protein rich diet in the past then yes make it protein rich in the beginning. But eventually you need to have a balanced diet.
      You can have whey protein with either milk or water. Whey protein is available at all leading health stores/department stores/chemists.

  230. llavanya

    June 17, 2009 at 10:28 am

    hi guys….this is very informative blog……a step towards healthy lifestyle

    can anyone please tell me how to make buttermilk at home

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Take two large tablespoons of curd. Add chilled water, a couple of mint leaves and a little roasted cumin seed powder. (I avoid it but most people add a pinch of salt as well). Shake it well. Serve fresh.

      (for variations you can add grated ginger to it. You can even add curry leaves once in while.)

      • lavanya

        June 21, 2009 at 11:18 am

        thanka a lot myhomethruths for the buttermilk recipe

  231. mandy

    June 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    My hometruths where r u??

  232. Kiran

    June 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hi guys….thanx for all these wonderfull ideas. I just have one question…i do kapalbhati in the mornin along with some leg exercise. It takes me approx 40 min to finish. It has to be done on an empty stomach but rujuta emphacise on eating within 10 min of wake up so wa should i do? should i avoid that rule and continue with my exercises?

  233. rishi

    June 18, 2009 at 7:01 am

    i namita …. ive been no different .. how about urself ?
    hows the diet going … and hows your PT sculpting you ?
    and my take regarding rice ….
    ive been reading this book
    he says rice is any day better than roti …
    prefrebly khichdi .. with moong …
    and then he compares all the south indians and west bengalis / nepalis whose staple diet includes rice meals twice a day … against rajasthanis punjabis whose mainly include roti /paratha etc ….
    and regarding their body structure … it goes without saying whose is leaner and healthier …
    rice is a fermented carb …
    its good to live that shorter like king than to live that longer like a slave …
    so u see sumathi … im very much playing MR.INdia ….
    i shall reappear when need be … heh ….abrakadabra …..
    INPUTS anyone ?

    • Namita

      June 18, 2009 at 12:16 pm

      Hey Rishi,

      I am good. Thank you. Yeah, i haven’t subsided any weight yet. PT is unaffordable anymore. He’s put a big dent on my savings – plus i am between jobs and studying. So yeah, no more PT.

      I will be back on monday and giving it all i’ve got with this diet and gym.

      Seriously i have been mucking around too long now. Its heartening to see so many of you so inspired to loose weight and get healthier.

      How are you going ? Are u loosing or stuck ?

      So yeah girl!!! LETS DO IT!!

      You will not stop hearing from me as my exams are finished…yippeeee

      Take care!

      Be back soon..

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:31 am

      About the rice thing, it depends on which area you grew up in. You are talking about Bengalis’ eating rice- yes they do but their staple is the unpolished rice. Par-boiled rice and not basmati etc. And they grow up eating that and therefore are able to digest it. So yes, if you grew up eating that go ahead and eat it.
      I am a Rajasthani, grew up eating Rotis with ghee on it. But I have been skinny all my life. Ghee and wheat doesn’t affect me at all. I only put on weight post pregnancy. Have lost most of it. Just got a little belly to show for my daughter- and that only workout can help!!
      – My take on this- eat what you grew up eating.
      – MumbaiYummyMummy

      • Arnab

        March 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

        Loving this blog as I read it down!

        Couldnt agree more with you myhometruths. I am a Bengali and have had rice all my life,when I left for my studies in Maharashtra at the age of 19, I started pounding on ghee roties in the college mess. No wonder my weight shot up to 92 kgs,and I always thought rice was reason for being obese.
        To mention I was 75 kgs ( I am 5’11”)when I left Kolkata.Would you believe I used to have close to 100 grams of rice for lunch and the same amount for dinner!

        I feel,the mantra is to eat whatever your body knows to digest since birth, but maintaining the principle cited by Rujuta :eat less at a time, and eat multiple times!

        I have read the book and have started to follow the same to have a healthy lifestyle and no, I am not paranoid about loosing weight!

  234. Mini

    June 18, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Please help me with your reply.
    i want to start on this as early as i can.

  235. Namita

    June 18, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Mini, whats your question????

  236. Mini

    June 18, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hi Namita,

    just came thru this yesterday as i hav been googling a lot to find out how can i loose weight.

    I am 5′2″ weigh 66 kgs nd my age is 24. i started gaining weight coz i wrk sitting the whole day in the office.

    i see that every1 recomends eating every 2 hrs but i cannot do that as i sit in the office wid 10 ppl around me nd cnt go to the canteen after every 2 hrs.

    my diet is something like this:

    wake up-8 AM

    get ready 4 office..

    9 AM- breakfast-poha/upma/sabudana with half a cup tea

    1 PM lunch-subzi 2 roti/ rice with chana/rajma etc(wat is availaible in the canteen)

    5 PM -snacks-dosa/bhel/vada pau/samosa

    8:30 PM-dinner -2 roti+subzi cooked in Olive oil with curd
    weekends: i have rice in dinner in weekends and 2 parathas for is same.

    9:00 -walk in my hall for 10-15 minutes

    am planning to hit the gym by next month.cnt do before that .

    Please can someone suggest changes to all of this looking at my mum is so tensed coz of my weight, i really want to make her happy.i have started getting a belly also

    please help.


    • Namita

      June 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Mini,

      OK. Thanks for sharing.

      Have you read the book yet ? or have you bought it yet ?

      I think the first step is to buy the book and read it back to back to clear the concepts of loosing weight in a healthy way & without loosing the glow of your skin, hair and getting your skin sagged.

      Once you read the book, I would then ask you to go and read this blog a couple of times and also the comments as there are quite a few handy tips given out which is useful information.

      Remember, every body has a unique pattern so you have to work that out first and see what works best for you.

      Please do join the gym when you can – you can’t achieve much being reliant on the diet alone. Well, you’ll learn all this in the book.

      Take care! and happy reading!
      We’ll see you back here soon…

      • Namita

        June 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm

        Once you read the book, Mini you’ll find that eating every two hours is no big deal at all. It takes less than a minute sometimes. So yeah, don’t worry about that yet. You first read and get the information to get started..


    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:25 am

      Hi Mini,
      – Step 1 : Eat fruit on wake up. Eat an apple. One of the best fruits that is around.
      – 9 am : eat breakfast. have your tea post breakfast (try to cut down on the portion and eventually try going without it)
      – 11 am : how about carrying a soy milk in the bag and drinking it? Flavored is also fine. Or fill a bowl with chana and keep in the office. Munch on this.
      – 1 pm: Carry a dabba from home? Avoid rice altogether. Once you loose weight you can have brown rice if you want. Have a roti/sabzi, dal/roti, rajma/roti
      – 3 pm : eat something. Nariyal pani available closeby? buttermilk? A cucumber? A carrot? any one of the above is fine.
      – 5 pm : What you are having is junk. Please avoid all of these. Have any of the options mentioned earlier. if you have not had buttermilk/nariyal pani, have it now.
      – Dinner- when is the earliest you can eat this? Eat light. If you eat roti for lunch try skipping for dinner for atleast a month. You will lose weight quickly.

      Mini, walk in the hall is useless. You might as well stop it. Hit the gym. go for a run, play a sport- do something about this!!! You want to be fit you need to exercise.

      All the best!! Any problem with the schedule, mail me.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

      • Mini

        June 19, 2009 at 11:50 am

        thanks a ton myyummymummy.

        Can i take daliya with skimmed milk 4 breakfast with 1 tsp sugar..thus il avoid tea.

        nariyal paani and buttermilk is not availaible here so can u suggest an alternate plz for 5 PM..3 PM il hav cucumber

        i dnt carry a dabba to the office but will try on the lunch menu u gave me.

        can i adjust a peanut butter wid brown bread sandwich /cheese slice sandwich somewere as i can carry that to the office as well.

        in dinner can i hav subzi with dahi?il skip the roti.Earliest i can hav dinner at 8:30.

        Please start on this diet ASAP and let u know as soon as i join the gym, u can suggest changes accordingly that time also.


  237. Nishita

    June 18, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Hi Mini,

    Samosa and vada pav are highly calorific in nature. Avoid that as a snack. Try dahi/ buttermilk, or even one of those Horlicks nutrition bars. Don’t have peanuts (as of now) as your exercise does not seem to be much.

    You need to eat something within 10 minutes of getting up in the morning- try a piece of fruit.

    Your exercise is not enough at all. 10-15 minutes walking will definitely not burn any calories. Instead of walking, try running in the park / treadmill. There is no point dieting when the exercise is so little.

    Get a health check done. These days a lot of women get a thyoid problem at a very young age, and thyroid issues cause women to put on weight. Go to an endo and request a blood-test for thyroid. This is important because if there is an uncontrolled thyroid issue “NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO”, you will continue to gain weight.

    Some other blogs that you can refer for ideas to lose weight:

    All the best in your weight-loss efforts 🙂

    • Mini

      June 19, 2009 at 7:10 am

      Hi Nishita,

      Thanks for the info yaar 🙂
      I have already got a thyroid test done and its negative, so that relieves me.
      i am a lil on the anaemic side so i get tired very easily and start panting, that is the reason i was avoiding gym,but now i guess i have to hit the gym.
      i will start reading the buk 2day and also getting enrolled to the gym.

      will keep u posted.
      thanks again.

  238. sumathi

    June 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

    hey Rishi,
    i bought the book prakriti today havent yet started reading it . By the way the cost of the book is 175 there’s another one that costs 680 but out of stock. Tell me which one are u talking about??

  239. Mini

    June 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Hi Yummumummy; myhometruths,

    Please can you also suggest me on my above queries.

  240. Namita

    June 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm


    Girls if you don’t mind please tell me what you’re having for dinner ? I’d appreciate it big time. As dinner is a big locha with me..


    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:15 am

      Dinner is the simplest and my favorite meal of the day. I vary it a lot coz otherwise I get fed up of the same thing
      – Paneer stir fry
      – Veg stir fry
      – Chicken curry + 1 roti
      – Green Veggie + 1 roti
      – Egg curry + 1 roti
      – Paneer curry + 1 roti
      Basically its either roti and curry or stir fry with lots of veggies and paneer and mushroom.

  241. sumathi

    June 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    you can have 2 bowls of thick soup with a little oats and a dash of milk in it . Mayb with 2 slices of wholewheat bread

  242. sumathi

    June 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Rishi ,
    please answer on the book question i asked you.

  243. sumathi

    June 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    sorry that dinner menu was meant for u i said rishi by mistake

  244. sumathi

    June 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    you can also try a vegetable stir fry with a dash of olive oil and mayb a few strands of tofu and if ur very hungry have a roti or a slice of wholewheat bread

  245. Mini

    June 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Namita,
    please answer my query also

  246. Namita

    June 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Are you from Sri lanka ?? Only they spell my name with a ‘H’ as in Namit’H’a…lol
    Just kidding.
    Hey thanks for your input. Do you make your soup yourself ?? Do u mind sharing the recipe ?
    Thanks very much!

  247. Namita

    June 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Mini, i’ve replied to your post. Scroll up and its right under your message.

  248. Mini

    June 18, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    thanks Namita, i will start reading the book 2mrw..i let u know after that.

  249. rishi

    June 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    hi nams ….. im not stuck … im + 1 kg now …. heh ….
    im eating like a goop …and blending it with exercise … and not depriving myself of anything ….. i guess my supressed threshold has boomeranged ….but im fitter and endurance levels have increased ….
    and im liking it like that ….
    and after all the knoweledge we possess … in due time with all seriousness we will adhere to it ….
    and sumathi its the rs.175 book ….. green coverpage with trees @ background

  250. Kiran

    June 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Hi guys….i just came acroos this site and i think its gr8…i just have one question….i do kapalbhati and some leg exercises in the morning which takes me approx 40 mins and it has to be done on an empty stomach. But Rujuta emhasise on eating w/i 10 min of waking up. But i do drink warm water w/ lemon n honey so is that ok

  251. mansi

    June 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    hi guys…why is there no one replying to my query …I thnk the whole blog is about ..Namita,Sumathi and Rishi…
    My hometruths u started it …n u r invisible???
    I am not getting any whey protien nearby in ashok vihr delhi..can anyone guide? Protien x is that the same..and flaxseed bottle is rs 1200/-…is that right?? plz reply my hometruths

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:10 am

      Hi Mansi,
      Sorry for not answering earlier. Work pressure has been immense the last few days..
      – Flaxseed bottle is around 1200, yes.
      – From what I know Proteinex is a predigested liquid protein. Its not the same as whey protein. I am not 100% sure on this so please double check on the label. Why don’t you just look for whey protein at any nearby departmental store? Or ask your local chemist to get it for you. If you still can’t find it let me know.

      – MumbayYummyMummy

      • shelly

        October 6, 2009 at 11:44 am

        in the sample diet posted by you, i am trying to figure out the veggies, fruits and dairy u r having or for that matter protein from your food (protein shake is not actually natural) – 1 serving each of fruit (banana, is nariyal pani really fruit in the truest sense?)and dairy (buttermilk is half serving and 1 slice cheese is 1 serving) and then you are making up for all your lost nutrients thru supplements, now what kind of diet is that? the diet is forever? which means u going to be on supplements for ever? supplements cost a lot, u can buy fruits n dairy with the bill youd run up paying for the supplements. Perhaps thats a lazy persons diet – for those who want to lose weight, there r no short cuts – u got to put in atleast 90mins of high intensity exercise (gymming, aerobics, weight training, yoga all mixed up)or about 2-2.5hrs low intensity workout (long walks, dancing, yoga, dumbells, walking and walking whenever possible, taking stairs etc) – anyways, i guess success matters, if u r successful on water alone, people would just rush to survive on water not thinking for once, the damages that will stem from such diet on the long term

  252. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 3:36 am

    initially its hard to eat soon after you wake up but u must get into the habit you can have your lemon and honey after u eat your fruit. Infact you will find that once u get into the habit you will begin looking forward to that fruit first thing in the morning. Your insides will really feel clean and your skin glows. Do try it your effort will be worth it.

  253. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Hi no m from chennai haha sorry for adding that h to your name.
    Sure will give u the recipe infact i wanted all of us to start posting one diner recipe per week so this blog gets more interesting and we get new ideas.
    I make my soup myself but do have a maid who helps me cut and clean veggies.
    I use a piece of pumpkin . a cup of shreded cabbage , tomato and carrot.
    pressure cook these for just 2 whistles with mayb a couple of garlic pods. I mash it sometimes with hand and sometimes with mixie.
    I boil a cup of water add a tbsp of oats to it and when that cooks ( it just takes 2mts) then i add the mashed vegies and a small cup of skim milk to it. some salt and pepper.
    You can even add finely chopped red pepper on top but dont cook after adding the capsicum. The oats gives a good body to the soup and the red pepper gives it a lovely color and crunch. A big bowl of this after u get back at 7 in the evening is the most filling dinner u could ever imagine. The milk makes it so tasty and u never get hungry.
    If u get very hungry mayb u could have one toast wholewheat bread along with your hot soup. I use this as the basic recipe and keep changing the veggies each day. Infact even red pumpkin tastes great. Do try it its a great way to loose weight. I will try and post more recipes for all of you since m very fond of cooking . You guys can add ideas to it and give your comments too.

    • Namita

      June 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Sumathi,

      How are u going?

      I love the recipe already. Let me try it out this week and I will let u know.
      Do u follow the same diet on the weekends ? What when u have friends over or when you go out to friends place?

      Yeah sharing recipe is a great idea. OK, I will share a lentil soup recipe with you guys which I love and is so filling. I will post it tomorrow. Do try and let me know.

      U love cooking ? WOW…I’m sure u do as this recipe sounds very exciting and fresh. Must try!



  254. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Rishi ,
    thanks !! i think i bought the right book. Let me read it mayb wll take me a few days. Rishi we all enjoy reading your advise on this blog y dont u also get serious and knock some weight??

  255. Kiran

    June 19, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Hi Sumathi…the problem is not about eating the fruit…i just wanna know if i can skip this step n follow the regular diet cuz kaplabhati has to be done on an empty stomach and there is no other time 4 me to do it. If i do eat n e thin i will have to wait 1 hr for it to digest but i have to reach work at 8.

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 7:00 am

      Hey Kiran,

      I think you can do the kapalbhati and then eat after that.

    • Swapna

      June 19, 2009 at 10:04 am

      hi kiran,
      I was in the same dilema! Since we have half an hour in hand, it should suffice for kapalbhati and rujuta’s diet funda.

  256. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 4:31 am

    I agree kapalbhati has to be done on empty stomach but u can eat even half an hour after you wake up. Rujuta does mention that in her book too. So mayb wake up a little earlier finish your kapalbhati and have ur fruit.

  257. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Hey my hometruths,
    u seem to be having roti for diner so do i but last one month inspite of being strict not an ounce of wight is going. I was wondering if roti in night shld be avoided. But i feel hungry sometimes. If having paneer what paneer do u use and what quantity??

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

      You can avoid it if you are having carbs for breakfast/lunch. Otherwise have one for lunch and one for dinner. I use regular paneer available in the local dairy. I can’t eat more than a katori of anything….my portions are naturally small. I think it should be adequate for you too.

  258. rishi

    June 19, 2009 at 9:28 am

    hi sumathi … i lost 6-7 kg’s ….
    so im happy … im not heafty or over weight ….
    i shall pull down more 5 to get leaner…
    but in a while ….
    and ppl ..good to see the spirits high ..
    cheers ….

  259. Mini

    June 19, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Hi people,

    i will start gymming for the 1st time and i guess i leads to a lot of body ache for the first few days, please can you suggest anything to avoid medicine etc.


    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 11:24 am

      Drink lots of water. Stretch out your muscles. And go back to the gym the next day… only working out can make it better. Try not to take painkillers but you can take a crocin if you can’t bear it at all.

      All the gym goers call it “good pain”. So enjoy it!!! It means you are on the right track!!

      Welcome to the world of fitness…. nothing better you can do for yourself.

      • minzz

        June 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

        hey rishi n all the lovely ppl i m 72 kgs and want to lose weight atleast 13 kg’s i cant leave tea in the morning and i cnt wake up early i wake up at 12 since my da starts at 3(my studies) plz advice me a routine or a lifestyle wich will help me in losing my weight i cant even buy rujuta’s book as i can’t find it and she’s so expensive 4 a visit please u ppl r angels and humanitarians please help me in becoming a size zero…do reply

  260. mansi

    June 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Thanx my home truths… But can i buy flaxseed in place of capsules…they are quite cheeper…rs 30 for 250 gms nd i bought them also..but dnt knw how to eat as they are very lacy…starch types and hard to bite also?

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm

      Of course you can. Roast them and powder them. Add it to your curd, buttermilk, salads, etc.

  261. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks my hometruths that was sweet of you to answer so many questions after a long time. Yup portions have come down and a katori of anything is morethan enof. I have been having dhal , roti , sabji for lunch and only sabji roti for diner. Mayb thats y m not losing. I find that you are eating any one only for lunch. Mayb m eating too much then??

    • myhometruths

      June 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      When I started my diet, I was avoiding roti at night altogether. Actually if you can avoid carb post 7, nothing like it. So for some time, have just one roti for lunch and avoid for dinner. If you feel hungry, have one for dinner as well. Don’t starve yourself though.

  262. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    good show!! as long as you are happy thats the key!!

  263. sumathi

    June 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    you know you can powder the flaxseed in your mixie and add a tablspoon everyday to your cup of yoghurt. It tastes great. Try it with even a dash of honey and flaxseed in your bowl of yoghurt

    • garimadalal

      June 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm

      Sumanthi… i guess u r right .. sometimes the flavour of flaxseeds is not v good in the cereals i eat so its best to powder..

  264. Kiran

    June 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Thanx guys… appreciated!!!!

  265. mansi

    June 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    But in the diet above mentoned by u hometruth..u said flaxseed have 2 be taken with in 10-15 min of workout..with other can i have curd at that time ?? and my hometruths can u tell plz what to eat after a week of eating plan as mentioned by you in the first post?? as i am already taking that plan for last 9 what now??

    • myhometruths

      June 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

      Ideal time to take flax seeds is post workout but if you are unable to take it then you can take it any time of the day. Mixing it in curd and eating it is just one idea… it really depends on you how you take it. Have it any time of the day.

      As for changing the menu, darling, what i had posted was a sample menu. You cannot stick to it and you shouldn’t. That was based on my lifestyle based on my likes and dislikes. You have to make your own variations to suit your own body requirements. I hope you understand.

  266. Aanchal

    June 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    hey alll….im a 17yr old who has lost 17 kgs in 1.5 yrs….now from past 2 months ive been following rujuta diwekars diet(by reading her book)…..and hav lost 3 kgs(from 59 to 56)…..i go to d gym 6 days a week….but i manage to work out only for 1 hour(i know dats way too much dan wat rujuta reccomends but i feel lyk a pig if i dont workout)…..

    dis is my diet and routine lyk(my vacations r goin on so everythings goin gr8 but once skul wil start everything wil be a mess)

    15 mins after wake up(b/w 8:30-9:00)-2 anjeer soaked overnightand a fruit(i hav been recommended by a doc to eat 2 anjeers bcoz i am suffering from constipation from past 1 yr)

    10-breakfast- its either porridge/roti subzi/paratha/moong sprouts

    12-cup of warm milk wid haldi,no sugar

    2pm-1 roti and 1 kaori dal/subzi(i canthav dal and subzi along with roti,it bcums toooo heavy for me)

    4pm-peanuts/curd/tomato and cucumber/coconut water

    from 5-7pm its my tuition tym(i go to d tuition by a rickshaw,takes 7-10 mins)

    6pm-soy milk(flavoured)

    then from 7-8:30pm i go to gym….i mostly do cardio bcoz i hav got neck problem so d trainer has advised me to stop weight training though once a week i do weiht training for legs

    9pm-i hav my dinner wich consists of 1 roti and 1 katori subzi

    and after dat i study till 2-3 am as it is my class 12…i do feel hungry while studying but i dont eat anything wich is causing probs and frankly speaking i feel my diet is not up to d mark….plz i need sum advise.

    also once my skul will i wont b able to follow dis diet coz i cant carry meals with….no tym to eat in between classes…..i will have my fruit at 5am and den breakfast at 6am but den after dat lunch brak is at 10:30am and i reach home at 3pm… deres alot of gap dere……im terribly confused as to wat to do….plzzz plzzzz plzzz plzzzz help…..

    • myhometruths

      June 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

      Enjoy your life. Watch what you eat. And continue working out. The whole world doesn’t eat every two hours 🙂 You are young and you really shouldn’t be stressed about this. But if you still want to do it, the only option is to carry small stuff like cereal bars, peanuts, etc. which you can eat anytime. Also, try having your dinner as early as possible.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  267. Raghav

    June 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    im not understanding why are some of the people against walking as an exercise? it is considered to be one of the most effective ,easiest , comfortable and cardio exercise , as long as you are brisk walking 5-6 days a week, with a healthy eating plan u will still lose weight , but yes make sure ure brisk walking , i myself lost 13 kgs in a year simply by walking and eating healthy.

    • Vikas A

      July 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

      I read an article in readers digest which state that to avoid a cardiac arrest a person should at least run for 7 mins per day with heart beating at least at 120 beats per minute (normal rate is 60-72 bpm). As i hav observed u can achieve this only by running n not by brisk walking.

      So mixing this with Rujutas advice i think it is very necessary to run rather than hav a brisk walk.

  268. sumathi

    June 20, 2009 at 3:44 am

    if u want to eat flaxseed soon after your workout take the capsule or the oil its hard to carry curd around to ur gym.

    • garimadalal

      June 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm

      I agree…. even though initially i carried curd to my workplace i figured out that it cant last the day .. it goes bitter in the weather we stay.. though i have AC in my staff room… but still… so its better to have curd when its in good condition …. it is hard to carry curd… but i suggest if u really need to ..1… use tupperware n close the lid properly so it never leaks..2…. incase it will take u longer… semifreeze the curd a lille…. 🙂

  269. SJ

    June 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Dear my hometruths

    i wanted to ask are we suppose to eat the same thing everyday?? what i mean is that are we required to follow the same diet plan for a week?? or can we eat different healthy things . for eg like uv mentioned that in lunch you take legumes and buttermilk. so can u only take this in your lunch or can u swap it with something like adal or chapati one day or maybe khichdi another day . or is it that you change ur menu only weekly !! to be able to loose weight.

    • lavanya

      June 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

      Dear Myhometruths, could you please clarify

      1) what is the best time to have curd in the day?
      2) can curd be had post 7 pm also?
      3) should curd be taken along with meal or as an independent food item between meals ?

      • lavanya

        June 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

        please reply myhometruths…..waiting for your guidance

    • garimadalal

      June 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

      I have the same question running in my mind too…. though i feel we can make variations.. else if u get bored ur likely not to follow anything anymore… so eating healthy is top priority.. right guys ?


    • garimadalal

      June 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      Hey sorry this was for u …

      I have the same question running in my mind too…. though i feel we can make variations.. else if u get bored ur likely not to follow anything anymore… so eating healthy is top priority.. right guys ?


    • myhometruths

      June 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

      You can change your diet everyday or every meal if you want. However to make life easier you can decide on a menu for a week (this way you will also plan your carbs and proteins and fat intakes) and stick to it. But here too you can change what you eat everyday.

  270. garimadalal

    June 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Hi everyone…. hope everyone is great …
    Guys guess what I want to share with u … i started with all u lovely ppl out there helping me out… and I am DOING GREAT…. I feel better… i stick to all 4.. tho I sometimes fail by the end of the day … n sometimes on the workout due to some personal/work/family commitments…. But I have started looking better.. even to myself.. i feel i have lost a few inches.. may be.. am not too sure.. but whats most imp is my body is communicating its needs for food to me…. i know when am hungry ,when i need to eat… how much ka tho abhi bhi thoda tuning is left … but i had some medical problems n they seem to b subsiding… i dont get hunger pangs all day long becoz 1st of the day am eating properly.. yes u have to pre-plan… sometimes they do fail but i have some alternate or the other… if not… whats most imp.. is take no tension whatever is convenient have it … n love the food thats nourishing u …
    my energy levels have improved so i dont lose my temper on ppl around… n yes i feel the glow on my face too… no its not the stupid anti-age.. age perfect blah blah… its the real me …. so guys keep posting n asking queries…

    n yes….. best bit is…. i was all day constipated… now the downloading indian style works wonders thanks to…. 1st fruit platter…. is simply amazing …
    Rujuta.. n u guys hats off…. now i wanna go on the journey endless n explore more.. n help more :-)… cheers

  271. mansi

    June 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    my home truths …still waiting fr reply..

  272. Aanchal

    June 22, 2009 at 7:18 am

    plssssss guys….help me out….plsssssssssssssssssss……eagerly waiting for ur responses

  273. sumathi

    June 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    My funda on this diet is actually to be more careful on weekends than on weekdays. Because we mostly tend to get very lazy about watching our diet on weekends and undo all the good things we did throughout the week. So as a principle i insist on having only soup on sunday night so i wake up light on a monday morning. Also even if i miss gym anyday during the week i make sure every sunday i run atleast 40mts on the treadmill. That makes my weekends fruitful.

    • Namita

      June 23, 2009 at 5:34 am

      Hi Sumathi,

      I am trying your soup tonight. Can’t wait to let u know how i went with it. Have just told the husband to expect the soup for dinner tonight. He is big on ‘no-carbs’ dinner so that’s a huge help.

      Can I please ask you to share your dinner recipe. I mean, more of these soup kinds which are low/no carbs.

      Thanks Sumathi. You’ve been a great help!


  274. Mini

    June 23, 2009 at 5:59 am

    my home truths …still waiting fr reply…please let me knw on my query

  275. Namita

    June 23, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Hi Guys,

    Sharing a recipe i found on the net..enjoy. Look at the tips at the bottom to make the recipe healthier.


    A creamy soup of mixed vegetable which is very nutritious.

    Preparation Time : 1 minutes

    Cooking Time : 15 minutes

    Servings : 4


    Cabbage, chopped 1/4 medium
    Carrot, chopped 1 medium
    Cauliflower, grated 4-5 florets
    French beans, chopped 6-8
    Potato, boiled and chopped 1 medium
    Spinach, shredded 1 small bunch
    Butter 1 tablespoon
    Onion , chopped 1 medium
    Refined flour (maida) 2 teaspoons
    Vegetable stock 2 cups
    Salt to taste
    White pepper powder to taste
    Cream 2 cups


    Heat butter in a pan, add onion and sauté for two minutes over medium heat.

    Add cabbage, carrot, cauliflower and French beans. Stir and cook on high heat for three to four minutes.

    Sprinkle refined flour and cook for two minutes, stirring continuously over medium heat or till flour starts giving a cooked aroma.

    Stir in the vegetable stock (or water) and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Add potato and white pepper powder and cook till the vegetables are cooked.

    Add spinach and simmer for three to four minutes. If the mixture is too thick you can add a little more vegetable stock and adjust the consistency.

    Add cream and switch off the heat. Serve hot.

    Recipe Tip

    You can add whole wheat flour (atta) instead of refined flour (maida). You can add skimmed milk instead of vegetable stock and then there is no need to add any cream.

  276. Namita

    June 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Sumathi,

    I tried the recipe. Thank you. It was yummy and yes, very fulfilling indeed. I liked it a lot.

    Can you tell me what other vegies could I add to it.

    Thanks very much.

  277. sumathi

    June 23, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    M glad u liked the soup. Red pumpkin is a grt substitute. Tastes good too. You could add brocolli, cauliflower , cabbage, zuchini, lauki………

  278. Mini

    June 24, 2009 at 6:44 am

    can i have dahi for dinner wid veggies i hv…also i have’nt started gymming yet..can i eat peanut butter wid brown bread in between..


  279. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Its better to avoid dahi for diner but u can have it if ur having early dinner. That would be around 7 to 7.15pm. Regarding peanut butter u can have one but i would recommend making peanut butter at home. The readymade ones have too much sugar and fat in it. I make mine by grinding in the mixie some roasted peanuts without skin . Once its powdered add olive oil little by little till you get a creamy texture . Dont add too much oil it should be just enough to give it a creamy texture. You may add some crushed pepper but no salt. It tastes great with wholewheat bread.
    good luck

    • Namita

      June 24, 2009 at 8:24 am


      U are quite a cook. You make your own peanut!!! its amazing.

      I am making sambhar today for dinner with lots of vegies. Of course no chawal, no idli..just sambhar cooked in only one tsp of ghee. Will eat it like soup. How does it sound ?

  280. Mini

    June 24, 2009 at 7:06 am

    thanks try this recipe…i have my dinner around 8:30..cnt eat b4 …i cnt have widout dahi as i am only having veggies and no try cutting down.

    Thanks again

  281. Mini

    June 24, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Hi Sumathi,

    this is wat m havin for now..suggest if i need to make any changes:

    8 AM-apple-on gettin up


    11:15-soy milk

    1:15- 2 roti wid lil ghee+subzi

    3:15- 1 cucumber

    5:15-roasted chana-handful

    7- was not having nething but start havin peanut butter sandwich wid brown bread

    8:30- dinner- cooked vegeatable bowl with curd


  282. mansi

    June 24, 2009 at 7:46 am

    my home truths….where are u ..
    tell me is whey protien good for kids also…12 yrs
    and what else shld be included in kids daily routine??

    • myhometruths

      June 26, 2009 at 8:57 am

      Sorry Mansi, was out whole of last week and hence the delay. Go up and you will see my reply.
      From 2 years of age, children are supposed to eat the kind of food that adults are supposed to eat. So yes, whey protein is good for them as well. Although it really depends on each individual…. My daughter is just 2 so I don’t know much about a 12 year old. But my rules for food are very simple for her – she has to eat atleast 1-2 fruits a day. She also has to have her green vegetables. I have given her brown rice from the beginning so it doesn’t matter whether she has roti or rice. I also make sure that she has curd everyday. After this, I don’t care what else she eats. She is allowed to have chocolates, ice cream, cookies…anything that she wants. Kids are much more active than us and they burn it all up quickly. Also, she is a kid, so I let her be a kid 🙂

  283. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

    You can have one roti for lunch instead have a cup of dhal and a cup of subji. I feel you require more protein. Peanut butter sandwich u can have around 7 but dont use more than 2 tsps of peanut butter because u want to have dahi at 8.30. It mayb too much to eat after 7pm.
    You havent mentioned wether u workout or do any kind of exercise?? Thats imp to know if u exercise.

  284. Mini

    June 24, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Hi Sumathi,

    il start gng to the gym 4m july,so no exercise as of now…still shud i go ahead wid peanut butter sandwich?

  285. Nish

    June 24, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Posted a link to an interesting article on why we overeat here at:

  286. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 8:34 am

    since m a south indian i cant imagine having sambar without rice. Since m on a trip to avoid rice i dont make much sambar. Its a good idea to have it like a soup provided you added lots of veggies and less dhal. The typical southindian sambar has less veggies and loads of dhal. Depends on how u make ur sambar. Yup m very fond of cooking and never trust most of the things made at the health stores. They claim fatfree etc but i find some of them are loaded with sacharin and so many other things that sometimes cause bloating. Infact i even make my own wholewheat bread!!! will post u the recipe sometime.

    • Namita

      June 24, 2009 at 8:54 am


      I can imagine how it wud be for you without idli or rice. I might have an idli tomorrow morning, but for now only sambhar will suffice. I make my sambhar with almost no daal, actually very less and loads of veggies. Comes out perfect and I love the taste.

      Sumathi, since you are so good in the kitchen – do u eat non-veg ? If u do, do you mind sharing a chicken soup recipe sometimes. I’d love to try your recipe because its tried and tested an healthy.

      Thanks Sumathi. You’ve been a great help and support with your comments.


  287. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 8:46 am

    if your not doing any workout as of now i feel you should be careful with your carbs. eat your sandwich for now. I would recommend you first start your workout and slowly after that you can start changing diet according to your needs.

    • Mini

      June 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

      thanks b careful wid let u knw once i start my gym.

    • Mini

      June 24, 2009 at 9:32 am

      so wat wud u suggest i can alter in my diet b4 i start working out??

      Please suggest.

  288. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 9:39 am

    m not saying alter your diet m saying you will see 100% results only when ur diet and exercise are in order. Thats y i say once u start your workouts your diet will undergo changes automatically. There are some things you will be able digest easily when u workout. Right now just stick to what you are doing and make changes slowly one by one. Dont cut all carbs from ur diet right away do it patiently.

    • Mini

      June 24, 2009 at 9:55 am



  289. sumathi

    June 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    if u make sambar with loads of veggies then m sure it must be fun. I do eat nonveg but dont cook at home hence i wouldnt be able to give u the chicken soup recipe. But will post lot more recipes soon. M posting a cereal bar recipe you can make and keep for those days that you want a change or feel lazy to make breakfast.

    oats 2cups
    skimd milk powder 1/2cup
    wheat germ 1/4cup
    almonds choped 1/4cup
    walnuts choppes 1/4 cup
    raisins 1/4cup
    honey 1 cup
    peanut butter 1/2cup
    olive oil 1tbsp

    In a bowl stir the oats , wheatgerm, almond, walnuts, raisins and milk powder.
    In a heavy saucepan over low heat mix peanut buttr ,honey and olive oil. Dont overcook or it will burn.
    Preheat your oven to 160c and coat a pan with some olive oil and pack the mixture into it tightly without gaps and bake for about 20 to 25 mts dont overdo it
    cool for 15mts and chop them into cereal bars during summer u can store these bars in ur fridge and lightly defrost before u eat. It makes a grt breakfast if ur in a hurry or travelling.

    • Namita

      June 27, 2009 at 6:57 am


      Thanks for this recipe. Can you please explain the process a little more after the heavy saucepan. In the saucepan you are saying (over low heat mix peanut buttr ,honey and olive oil. Don’t overcook or it will burn). When do we add the mixture in the bowl to the saucepan ? (In a bowl stir the oats , wheatgerm, almond, walnuts, raisins and milk powder)

      Can you pls may be give a step by step as this sounds interesting and will definitely give it a try.



  290. muniza

    June 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    hey homethruth,rishi,sumanthi and awl da lovel ppl out dere yar iget up late in the morning like 11,11:30 coz i sleep late but in da blog most ov u get up 1t 5,6,7 in da morning so is it necessary to get up early?? and and da fact is i dun hav da book bcoz its not availabe here but i know da chores of rujuta’s 4p’s plz help me wid this

    • myhometruths

      June 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

      Early to bed and early to rise….. I believe in it firmly. Before I had my daughter I used to get up at 9 am. I never realized what I was missing out. Now I am out of the house by 8 – 8:15, either to the gym or to drop her off to school….the world looks different in the morning.

      So yes, unless you work night shift or something… please do wake up early.

  291. Mini

    June 25, 2009 at 6:49 am

    i have noticed that after eating those bhuna channa’s my stomach starts aching…dnt know y..earlier also i used to have these chana once a while par tab kuch nahi hota tha.

    wat can i exchange this wid den?


  292. A

    June 25, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hello everyone

    The diet prescribed is very low.Yesterday I tried to follow & felt so hungry in the evening that end up eating too much.

  293. sumathi

    June 25, 2009 at 8:11 am

    you could try peanuts or a slice of slim cheese or a few almonds or walnuts.
    Try buying your channa from a guy who gets fresh stock each day since old stock or channa roasted in sand and not cleaned properly can give u stomach ache.

    • Mini

      June 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

      thanks sumathi..will try this..basically till dat time i feel like havin something will try


  294. Aanchal

    June 25, 2009 at 8:32 am

    plsssss people help me out…….plssssss its a request…… skl is startin nxt week…………plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  295. amruta2rme

    June 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

    hi guys,

    i just spent around 1 hour reading the whole page right from the 1st post of myhometruths till mini’s last post today morning…. its really amazing….
    i wanted to just find out the reviews of rujuta divekars book, so that i could purchase it….. but it seems, that the blog has almost answered all my querries…… thanks a ton guys and gals….. just one pointer…….
    ENGLISH NAME– FLAXSEED… INDIAN NAME– ALSI … U CAN GET IT IN ANY KIRANAWALA SHOP OR THOSE SHOPS SELLING DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF GRAINS….. i wanted to mention it, coz, i read some where in ur posts about flaxseed capsules and bottles orth rs.1200… why to waste so much money..???
    i am working in shifts… have little or no time to do any exercise i am 78 kgs and 25 yrs ……. want to reach to atleast 70……..
    so am joining this place… hope all u guys will help me and keep in touch…

    Thanks n regards

    • garimadalal

      June 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

      ur right about flaxseeds….. welcome…. n now.. get going… 2 hrs n ur next meal awaits.. hehe

  296. sumathi

    June 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Try having a flaxseed capsule after your breakfast or lunch it reduces craving for sweets and salty food.

  297. Mini

    June 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    thanks Sumathi..this will help

    • lavanyalavanya

      June 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

      hey guys is it a nice idea to have carbs one day and protiens one day…i mean alternatively

      • myhometruths

        June 26, 2009 at 9:21 am

        I think it is better to have a balanced meal everyday….. i prefer to taper off on carbs towards evening though.

  298. POOJA

    June 26, 2009 at 5:32 am

    hi. i was just going through this blog. found very interresting. i’m 5’3 and weigh around 76kgs. i have treid hell lot ogf gym but ntg came up. i agree i love food but only pani puri and all.. i have my engaggement in september. i some managed to join gold gym. but iwant a diet if u guys can help. i wrk and my job profile is sedentry. i don have much of phyical activity apart from gym. pls help me with diet. i’m a pure vegeterian

  299. sumathi

    June 26, 2009 at 9:17 am

    pani puri is a certain no no if u want to loose weight. The poori is deep fried and is stuffed with loads of potato. Till ur engagement just keep a strict vigil and u will surely look grt.

    only u need to furnish more details about the kind of food you love and what time u wake up and sleep . I think for a height of 5 3′ a weight of 76 is high. But if u really want to u could get v slim.

  300. parineeta

    June 26, 2009 at 11:12 am

    can i eat moong sprouts with a lil salt as a meal itself??????????

    • garimadalal

      June 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm

      Yes dear you very well can.. add some chopped tomatoes, lemon ,dhania fresh, onions if u like… and its v high protein….. its equivalent to a meal but its missing carbs etc… … go ahead have it, but have it as a snack.. or may be late evening snack…7ish i say….

  301. yashashree

    June 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    h h Hi

    Do we become stagnant on same diet after
    some time i have lost nearlyb 9/10 kgs on on rujutas diet and following ur blog blog but i m not losing any more more
    please help

    • myhometruths

      July 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

      maybe you can increase the activity level….

      • yashashree

        July 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

        hey thankx

  302. sumathi

    June 27, 2009 at 3:48 am


    we all go thru that. I also lost 12 to 13 kgs following this diet but m stuck now for almost a month on the same diet. But i have understood that its not about losing weight all the time. Sometimes you keep losing inches too which makes you look much slimmer than eight loss. But u must keep changing your menus more often it prevents boredom and also prevents your body from getting into a rut of eating the same thing over and over again. I wuld say even maintaining the same weight is equally hard so as long as u maintain the same weight just relax. After a few weeks of making certain changes your weight will move again.

  303. garimadalal

    June 27, 2009 at 1:25 pm


    Sorry guys but ive been trying to follow up on the diet… n working out too.. havent lost a single kg by now.. but yes I feel more energetic and look leaner…. but i really want to make sure am going the right way or not ! coz i wanted to lose some inches as well.. wt… who’s gonna put me on a scale like a veggie to weigh me… but i NEED to know if im on the right way or not!

  304. amruta2rme

    June 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

    dear myhometruths,
    plz help me out….. give me a diet plan which i can follow… i work in shifts …7 am to 4 pm, 1pm to 10 pm n 9 pm to 730 am…. i have no time to exercise …please help me out… as u have an hands on experience with ms. rujuta… please …looking forward for a positive reply fr u……

    sTuCk at 78 kgs

    • myhometruths

      July 2, 2009 at 9:12 am

      follow the four basic principles as mentioned earlier in the post and threads. Eat a balanced diet and try sticking to a schedule as much as possible. You will need to exercise though. No expert on weight loss…am just sharing my own experiences.

  305. mansi

    June 29, 2009 at 7:44 am

    my hometruths…my weight is stuck nt going down even a single kg…

    • myhometruths

      July 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

      try dropping carbs from ur diet and see what happens.

  306. sumathi

    June 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    the ingredient i have mentioned have to be mixed together and put on a pan under slow heat to prevent burning.

  307. sumathi

    June 29, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Guys out there,
    M tired of being on 58kgs last one and half months. M planning to change my diet by making a meal with fruits for breakfast.
    Roti and subji for lunch. Only soup and salad for dinner with narial pani and buttermilk as inbetween snacks. Planning to shut out peanuts, cheese, etc for a month . But not drastic just a few changes here and there. What do u guys suggest??? Any ideas??

  308. Nishita

    June 29, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Looking for exercise ideas, why not try running? It is simple, requires no equipment as such, and it is a great tool for weight loss.

    See my blog post about how to get started with running here:

  309. am_2rme

    June 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

    hi guys …. i really want to start losing weight …. please check my earlier 2 posts n try n help me out…. esp.. nams, rishi, namisha, sumati, myhometruths…u guys have great experience …. i dont exercise … plz plan out a menu 4 me as soon as possible …
    awaiting ur reply…..

  310. pallavi

    June 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    hi myhometruths,
    Well i hve started doing power yoga since 1 month. My diet includes:
    6:10 wake up
    6:25 have 3 glasses of lukewarm water and a fruit
    7:00-8:00 Power yoga
    8:30 milk+mueseli and melon/ threptin
    10:30 toast+egg white/ upma/poha
    12:30 pomegranate
    2:30 dal,vegetables salad n curd
    4:30 roasted channa
    6:30 sandwitch
    8:30 soya milk
    11:30 raw paneer
    12:30 sleep
    Plz suggest any alternative diet for me….My height is 5.5 and weight is 59 kg…….want to lose inches……looking forward for a portfolio shoot…..plz help

    • myhometruths

      July 2, 2009 at 9:10 am

      You stay up pretty late, don’t you? 6 hours of sleep is not enough for anyone. Please do try to sleep earlier. And finish your last meal 2 hours prior to sleeping.

  311. shaguftha

    July 2, 2009 at 6:53 am


    I stay at hyderabad. Please tell me how to contact rujuta diwekar.

  312. amruta2rme

    July 2, 2009 at 7:54 am

    hey guys please…. assist me… i wanna start loosing weight pretty soon… but, yes, i dont excersie……… i waana be healthy……..
    could you guys plan out a menu fr me… come on, namz, rishi, sumathi, nishita…..i want u ppl 2 help me out…!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    pleaese….. ;-(

  313. sumathi

    July 2, 2009 at 9:02 am

    u certainly need to do some exercise to keep in shape . Even if u dont want to gym u could work on some other mode of exercise. Write your weight height , time u wake up and ur activities thru the day that wld help work a chart for u.

  314. amruta2rme

    July 3, 2009 at 5:25 am

    hi sumathi, thanks fr ur reply….
    i work in shifts …7 am to 4 pm, 1pm to 10 pm n 9 pm to 730 am…. i work for a hotel…. it is pretty hectic… can u imagine, i dont get adequate time to take breaks to drink water or even go to the washroom…. i am weighing 78 kgs….. and my height is 5.6…. i am fine on my upper body…. the problem are is my lower body… waist down…. and i own a pair of precious love handles which i dont think are going to leave me for the rest of my life… HATE THEM !!!!! ;-x…
    i walk once in a while… when i have time… mostly use public transport…. my job includes walking sitting and blabbering.. so its not very sedentary…. but i am a bit lazy too…. i know its bad for me… if u ask me, when ws the lat time that i ran, then i would have to check my calender…… ‘coz that was not part of my recent past….. could be the lost past.. !!

    i would be great if u could help me with ideas abt exercising at home or some thing like that…… along with the diet part…..


  315. sumathi

    July 3, 2009 at 6:12 am

    whatever be your work schedule u can work your diet and exercise around it according to me. Where there’s a will there’s a way!!!! We all get out of proportion with our lower body so dont worry. Since u have erratic work hours i would recommend u buy a few workout dvds which u can work in the comfort of your house any one hour of the day to begin with. Since going to a gym each time ur shift changes mayb difficult for u to begin with. It is hard to workout alone than with a group or with friends but nevertheless its good for you and remember constantly that your work timings are diff from the rest so u need to workout differently too. U will never see any great results till you exercise.
    Next plan your meals well from 6am in the morning. Mayb you can begin with a fruit. Since ur in a hotel job u can keep the small snacks in your handbag like cheese cubes , walnuts, peanuts, roasted channa etc. Tell me wether u carry food from home or eat at workplace. Then will workout a diet for u. Veg or nveg??

  316. amruta2rme

    July 3, 2009 at 6:20 am

    pure nonveggie…… hehe.. fish/ chicken/lamb… no prawns or shell fish.. i have allergies…

  317. sumathi

    July 3, 2009 at 6:25 am

    mayb a fruit at 6am, 8am breakfast a toast , eggwhites, and 1/2 cup milk.
    10am a cube of cheese, 12pm lunch 2 rotis, sabji and dhal, 2pm a cup of curd/channa handful, 4pm a few walnuts, 7pm diner mayb grilled chicken with a soup.

  318. amruta2rme

    July 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

    i eat my meals… at work…
    i eat the following frm the available options…
    lunch- 2 rotis, 1 sabji/nonveg dish, salad, dal.

    dinner is similar..
    tea breaks- tea/coffee(machine) plus 3-4 biscuits… tiger/parle-g

    when doing night shifts, we have a break at 1:30 am- tey have the worst food choices… but i m soo hungry,(i have my dnr at 07:30 pm) that i try and eat this when i require…
    choices- veg sandwich, noodles(hakka), upma, poha, bhajjia(i dont eat) samosa(i dont eat) vada pav(i dont eat), pav bhaji(homestyle bhaji-potato+chana)


  319. amruta2rme

    July 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

    but isnt cheese fattening…?? how can we eat all this?? any more items like these??

  320. sumathi

    July 3, 2009 at 8:04 am

    you can eat whatever i have mentioned i have lost 13kilos following rujuta’s diet so dont worry. I suggest u eat non veg at night and avoid it for lunch. Start avoiding t or coffee especially from those vending machines. Biscuits are a big no no. Instead you can have buttermilk or handful of peanuts/cheese/roasted channa/cucumber. None of the dinner options are worth eating if u work nights u can eat similarly as you would eat during the day but little bit every 2hrs. when u eat every 2 hrs u cant eat big quantities thats the first thing which will make u win battles.

    • garimadalal

      July 11, 2009 at 4:33 pm


      I have been on the diet… but I think i seem to have missed some crucial details somewhere… i eat 2 hrs… no no buiscuits etc… but sill my wt. doesnt move up or down … i feel my meal quantities need t be controlled ? is it ??

      help na .. plz

      • myhometruths

        July 13, 2009 at 9:23 am

        are you working out? are you avoiding carbs after 7 pm?

  321. Jane

    July 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Can anyone tell me the recipe for buttermilk Please.

    xxx J

    • myhometruths

      July 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

      Add a glass of chilled cwater to about 2-3 tb spoon of curd. Shake well. Add salt for taste. (although personally i avoid adding salt.)

  322. pikki

    July 4, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Hi guys
    very interesting blog…eat and loose .
    ok tell me what has to be avoided if u have drinks in the noon occasionlay…the later on food has to be avoided. or shoukd be taken as mentioned above every 2 hrs..??

    • myhometruths

      July 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

      Drinks as in alcohol? Please specify what you are drinking.

      • pikki

        July 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

        yes drinks as in alcohal

  323. mandy

    July 4, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Hi Hometruths …from long u didnt reply my post…Is Rujuta also a part of this blog..??
    plz tell what has 2 be the next plan…now i am bored of eating what u have given in ur first blog…

    • myhometruths

      July 10, 2009 at 6:12 am

      Hi Mandy, no Rujuta is not a part of this blog. Although she has visited the blog and e-mailed me about it. Mandy, I have written in several comments that do NOT eat just one thing for several months. Your diet has to be balanced and needs to change atleast every 10 days. The diet that I posted was just a SAMPLE diet.

  324. amruta2rme

    July 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    thanks sumathi… i will definitely try this thing out…

  325. Kamakshi

    July 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    can i hav sprouts or paneer along with boiled potato after workout instead of protein shake?????????????????

    • myhometruths

      July 10, 2009 at 6:12 am

      Protein shake has whey protein. It absorbs faster in the body. Better to stick to it.

  326. POOJA

    July 6, 2009 at 7:27 am

    hii everyone.. ma dates has been finalised m getting engaged on 5th sep.. i have to reduce any how pls suggest a diet for me..i get up at 8. 9:30 office.. its only sedintary job.. no stress nothing.. very chilled out life style/.. i started gymin frm a week.. pls give me a diet.. i love southindian food..

  327. Nita

    July 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I just stumbled upon this blog and i am so glad that i did. I have put on a lot of weight after my wedding. I am 25yrs old, 5’7″ and weigh 82 kilos 😦 . I want to lose 20kilos of excess weight i am carrying around with me.
    Anyway I am going to stick with the weight loss plan you guys have chalked out.

    I only have one problem. I leave work at 6.00pm and make it on time for my 7:30 aerobics class [which i have joined since 2 weeks (finally!!)] It is 9.00pm by the time i reach home and by then i am famished and hungry.

    Can anyone suggest wat are the possible options to eat then? Can I eat a piece of fish or chicken and some steamed veggies then?

    • myhometruths

      July 10, 2009 at 6:14 am

      Yup all three options sound good. Stick to a small portion though. Having a light dinner is the best thing you can do to yourself.

  328. amruta2rme

    July 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    dear all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    any medicines or any vitamins that i shold take when i m doing this diet…. i dont excercise.. i will do home excercises..

    • myhometruths

      July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

      Please refer earlier comments. All the supplements and time are listed.

  329. priyamvada_85

    July 6, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    heyyy guuys…i have a few queries….plzzzzzz help me out

    1. i workout in the gym on sat and sundays only…..from mon-fri i jog/run for 40-45mins and do 15 rounds of surya namaskar and i finis my workout by 8:30-9:00… after workout can i have fruits+protein shake coz eating bolied potato everyday becomes quite boring.

    2. can i have a glass of protein shake at around 12 noon as a meal?or shld i opt for a protein bar?plzz suggest sum good protein bars and protein shakes..

    3. also suggest sum good muesli brands…

    plzzz reply asap….its a bit urgent….thnks in advance :)))

  330. priyamvada_85

    July 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    also instead of having a mornal atta roti for lunch can i have bajra roti wid a teaspoon of ghee???????????

  331. priyamvada_85

    July 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    plus how are horlicks or kellogs special k bars as a meal in case i am not able to find protein bars???????????

  332. priyamvada_85

    July 8, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    plzzzzz guys help me out….waiting for ur responses

  333. NS

    July 9, 2009 at 11:04 am


    Like most of you here i too bought rujuta’s book and after goin thru it got really inspired…and while searching for more information on her came across this blog…must admit that i havnt ever got so engrossed in blogs!

    i have put on 7 kgs in 5 mnths..thanks to my sedentary lifestyle and ofcourse erratic eating habits. it was only when my scale pointed 60, i realised that its time to get started. i have manged to lose 3 kgs in 1 and a half month. i managed it by morning walks and the combination diets. but now im stuck on 57 kg.

    can i get some help too? looking forward to hearing from you..

    thanks and regards,

  334. amruta2rme

    July 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    are the medicines or any vitamins really required to be taken??
    plz help….

    • myhometruths

      July 10, 2009 at 6:21 am

      Our diet normally does not supply our body with adequate nutrients and therefore the vitamins. Its your choice, its not a must.

  335. Jane

    July 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    myhometruths thank you for the reply.

    Just got the book and quite excited to see how it turns out. Will give it a week, if it doesn’t work then back to weight watchers.

    Fingers crossed

  336. Jane

    July 9, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hey, what if you feel hungry before two hours gap period. Can you eat something in between if yes then what?

    I snack on apples, steam vegetables, carrots and ryvita and drink a lot of water and now I am worried that if I eat a slice of cheese or may be something small like that then I wouldn’t feel full and satisfied as the foods I am eating now that have loads of fiber and are quite filling for longer.


    • myhometruths

      July 10, 2009 at 6:16 am

      If you think cheese won’t be enough, have a wheat bread sandwich. As long as you eat healthy and eat every two hours, you will not feel hungry.

  337. Parul

    July 13, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Hi guys,
    Have been following the blog for quite sometime after reading rujuta’s book. I have been trying to follow the 2 hr diet but its not been easy to follow the clock the whole day will a 11 month old daughter and ofcourse a few binges here and there. Result: post pregnancy i’m up to 95 kgs (height 5’6”). i’m over what i weighed during my pregnancy as well. but enuf is enuf now, need to get back in shape and lose atleast 30 kgs.

    Now to come to the point…I need a little help. Would somebody know of a good gym in the powai hiranandani or raheja vihar area; and how much does a personal trainer cost you on an average? Will be able to go to the gym only on sat and sun and will go for a morning walk(rain permitting) or exercise at home on othr days. another Q: is it advisable to skip rope with so much of weight or is it not good for the knee joints? Looking forward to a response from all the yummy mummies out there….

    • myhometruths

      July 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

      Hey, I hope you are not eating all those laddoos after pregnancy. I am wondering how you gained after delivery??? Are you nursing? It is the fastest way to lose weight. I also hope you are continuing your vitamin supplements….
      I don’t see why you still can’t have a meal every two hours.. eat stuff that doesn’t need much preparation….like buttermilk/nariyal pani, soy milk, chana, peanuts, cheese slice, cucumber, carrot etc. in between meals.
      Diet alone won’t do the trick, you will have to exercise as well. The good thing is that with a small kid you will get a lot of it at home itself. Don’t know that area too well… but a personal trainer costs anywhere between 4000 to 10000 rs. per month based on gym. I would recommend you ask your trainer/doctor about skipping. I have personally never tried it.
      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  338. NS

    July 13, 2009 at 10:12 am

    hi looking forward to your reply..please help me with my weight loss..

  339. SV

    July 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Myhometruths,

    first of all thanks a lot for all your info and congratulations on the spectacular effort and weight loss.

    Ok so i recently read the book and have already started the diet and joined a gym. i had a few questions and may be you can help me with those? firstly i am a bit confused bout the pre-workou meal? what should i have before workout and how long before the workout? does this vary depending on the time of the workout as well? also again what should I have post workout, i know u talk bout protein powder and boiled potato within 10 minutes. but which protein powder should i use (i am based in UK) and wat qty should I have? also is it necessary to have it within 10 minutes? also should i have the pre and post workout stuff regardless of wat sort of workout i do (for eg pilates, yoga, aerobics) or is it only to be taken if I do weight training. to be honest i am a bit scared of putting on more weight by having protein powder. also are the flax seeds to be taken right after workout, again what qty?
    sorry to bug u with so many questions. it’ll be a big help.
    thanks a lot!

  340. Parul

    July 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Hey thanx for the reply, but you know how all elders are after you to eat properly (read: all heavy stuff, with ghee) post delivery. I had lost all the prgnancy weight in the first couple of months but i guess, i also got a little carried away and overdid the parathas etc.

    Am a fulltime mom now after 6 years of working so that also added to the whole thing. Sitting at home all you think of munching on something. I know even to myself they sound like tall ‘bahanas’… but now I have a cousin’s marriage coming up in end of october so need to get a little in shape by then so as to fit into my old clothes.

    Am making prgress in the 2 hourly meals, should get used to it in a few more days, i have started putting alarms every 2 hrs to remember to eat. but will join the gym positively this week so that the exercise bit comes on track. Thanx for the suggestions, will keep you posted on my progess….

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

      All the best, Parul

  341. pikki

    July 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    my home truths

    though i am following 2 hrs diet but i have not lost even a single inch or kg..plz help its been 3 weeks now.plz i taking more qty..or what??

  342. pikki

    July 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    plz help people…i really need to loose weight

  343. Nishita

    July 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Those who are on the 2-hrs diet and not losing weight…you must take adequate exercise, just eating every 2 hours is not enough.

    You must build up enough of a calorie-deficit, so that you actively burn more calories than you eat.

    To lose weight, you MUST burn a minimum of 500 calories a day. If you are not doing that, weight loss will be very minimal.

    I am working out and following this diet, and so far, it is yielding good results.

  344. namita basrur

    July 17, 2009 at 9:58 am

    hi everybody,
    i am weighing 75 kgs. height 5.4 need to shed atleast 15 kgs .. anybody can give me a good diet..
    i get up at 5.00 .. so plz suggest.. i am web designer so most of time i on comp. which itself is harmful..
    i need to be mobile.. but then thinking of joining a gym. i love yoga .. suits me also.

    thanks ya.. once again..

  345. SV

    July 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Myhometruths,

    first of all thanks a lot for all your info and congratulations on the spectacular effort and weight loss.

    Ok so i recently read the book and have already started the diet and joined a gym. i had a few questions and may be you can help me with those? firstly i am a bit confused bout the pre-workou meal? what should i have before workout and how long before the workout? does this vary depending on the time of the workout as well? also again what should I have post workout, i know u talk bout protein powder and boiled potato within 10 minutes. but which protein powder should i use (i am based in UK) and wat qty should I have? also is it necessary to have it within 10 minutes? also should i have the pre and post workout stuff regardless of wat sort of workout i do (for eg pilates, yoga, aerobics) or is it only to be taken if I do weight training. to be honest i am a bit scared of putting on more weight by having protein powder. also are the flax seeds to be taken right after workout, again what qty?
    sorry to bug u with so many questions. it’ll be a big help.
    thanks a lot!

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 7:02 am

      Hi shalini,
      Thank you, I am glad the post and blog is helping 🙂
      I try to eat a fruit etc. before the gym session- about an hour to two hours before. I depends on what time of the day you are working out though. Do read my post workout meal post on this blog. It will answer all your questions about post workout meal. You can have any whey protein powder that is locally available. I promise you that you won’t put on weight. It is ideal to have this within 10 mins but if not have it as soon as you can. Workout does not necessarily mean weight training- yoga and aerobics are also workouts.
      Flaxseed supplements is what I recommend – take one tab every day.
      Hope this helps
      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  346. vaishali

    July 18, 2009 at 6:15 am

    hi all,
    i am here for the first time.
    this is really one great blog i have ever seen. u guys r doing great job.
    i am very hopefull i will get some help from here.
    actually i am hypothyroidisum patient. does anybody know what special to do in this simple diet plan?
    being hypothyroid patient it is very difficult to lose weight 😦
    one more my big problem is i can not drink 5 liter water a day. can anybody suggest me how to improve that.
    waiting for help

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

      Hi Vaishali,
      I think you should consult a dietitian for your diet chart. Sorry, but I think you need help from someone who is qualified to do it.
      As far as drinking water is concerned, set yourself an alarm for every half an hour, drink water every time it rings. Put up post its everywhere to remind you. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Once you do this for a week or 10 days, your body will automatically remind you.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  347. vaishali

    July 18, 2009 at 6:26 am

    hi myhometruths,
    i am in USA. i am really interseted in buy rujuta diwekar’s book.
    i think it is available only in india.
    do u have any idea if i can get here?

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:54 am

      order it online and have it delivered to your address. It is available on

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  348. nandi

    July 18, 2009 at 9:42 am

    every BODY is can 1 diet suit everyone…and also a lot of tests have to be done to show wat ur body lacks or has in can u guys just diet without guidance?

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:51 am

      I agree with you that every Body is different. But the principles of eating don’t change. As mentioned in earlier comments, one needs to eat a balanced diet based on one’s lifestyle. But having said that, people are here to share what they are doing and taking suggestions from others. No harm in that, is there?

  349. Reet

    July 20, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Hi guys,

    The entire thread seems really interesting…

    Would appreciate your suggestions on my diet too…

    I’m 26 years old, 5 feet tall and weight 56 kgs. I have read Rujuta Diwekar’s book too like most of you here and quite buy what she has to say…

    Here goes my diet…

    5:45am: Wake up
    6:00am: Apple / Banana / handful dryfruits
    6:30am – 7:30am: Gymming
    Post work out: 4 Threptin biscuits or nothing sometimes when I dont get enough time… (I’m working)
    9:00am: 2-3 egg white omlette / Corn flakes / Museli / Chutni-Butter bread
    11:00am: Green Tea
    1:00pm: 2 chapatis + sabzi
    3:00pm: 1 bowl dahi
    5:00pm: Apple / Banana / handful dryfruits
    8:00pm: 1 chapati + sabzi / chicken
    10:00pm: 1 glass of milk

    Which multivitamin / supplements should be added to this?

    Thanks & Regards,

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:49 am

      Hi Reet,
      I am glad you like the post and the related comments and hope they add value to your life.
      My suggestions – Post workout meal is not appropriate. Please do read my post on “post workout meal” on this blog. If you still have questions, please feel free to write.
      – 11 am : Can you replace the green tea with buttermilk or soymilk or peanuts?
      – 5 pm: Try to avoid fruits post noon. They do have natural sugar, you know. You can have peanuts/cheese/salad etc. instead.
      – Everything else seems just fine.
      Supplements : Multivitamin, Supracal, Bio E 400 IU, Selace Forte and flax seeds to be taken daily. Please see earlier comments and posts to see time for each.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  350. shweta

    July 20, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    i hav read rujuta’s book..nd i try my best to follow d diet..but d only probs is dat am a medical student…nd i hav to continously c patients btwn 9-12.30 and den 1.30 to 4.30…so i do not get a chance to eat anythin btwn 8.30 to 12.30…which leaves me hungry fr straight 4 hrs…n den i binge on food in afternoon….i also cant go to ym regularly…bt i can manage 4 days a wk…. i need to lose atleast 20 kgs…also i stay in hostel which gives me very ltd options of food…plz help me wid my problem…nd plz do tell me hw can i cntact rujuta…i stay in mumbai.

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:44 am

      Well frankly Shweta, can’t you squeeze in a glass of buttermilk in between patients? Or a fistful of peanuts? You gotta do it.

      you can contact Rujuta at

  351. Priyamvada

    July 20, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Guys………………..found this bog really interesting……………………..could u all hep me with my diet……….I m an IT Consultant by profession and travellibg 25 days in a month………….I do not get home made food and also cannot be regular to gym………….the fat tends to acumulate around my hips and thighs………..I have tried to follow this diet for the past I WEEK………….COULD U JUST SUGGEST WHETHER it is ok…………….
    6:30 a.m – Mousami

    7:00 – 7:45 – Yoga……….25 rounds of surya namaskar and some more asanas

    8:15 – Banana

    9:45 – Breakfast (one aloo paratha with curd/ 2 idlis and papaya/ 2 egg white and papaya)
    12: 00 – Cheese
    2:00 – Lunch in a restaurant (2 roti with dal and subzi)
    5:00 – Peanuts
    7:00 – 7:30 Dinner (Dal/ Vegetables or Paneer)

    PLZ PLZ suggest whether this diet is proper or not

    • myhometruths

      July 21, 2009 at 6:42 am

      Hi Priyamvada,
      It is great that despite being away from home you are trying to watch your diet. If you travel to the same places every month, the hotel guys would know you by now and should be willing to make simple homemade style food for you.
      Anyway, based on your diet chart things do look fine. Maybe you can add a buttermilk sometime during the day (maybe at 12 instead of cheese). You can also take a portion of salad rather than the sabzi for dinner (coz hotel made sabzi tends to be oily). Please do add supplements to your diet.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

      • SB

        July 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm

        Hi Myhometruths, your blog is AWESOME. Its so informative and encouraging. I follow it every single day. Thank you for all the inputs.

        You are an inspiration.

  352. Smriti

    July 22, 2009 at 2:28 am

    This is really interesting blog and i am reading it from past 3 days and quite a informative one too rather than lots of myths and crash diet Rujutas plan is good and balanced one .

    i have lost about 15 kgs (although not on this diet it was a combination of diet+vigorous exercise)and still 10 more to loose but now i am struck up from past three months so just looking for breaking into this plateau and stumbled on this blog so will try to follow this diet and lets see how it goes

    Vaishali . regarding your water intake i also faced this prob when initially i started wt loss slowly you will get used to it if you don’t like the taste of water you can try adding few drops of lemon juice to change the taste.

  353. Mini

    July 22, 2009 at 6:42 am


    Can we put a thin layer of cheese spread on a wheat slice instead of the cheese slice?

    • myhometruths

      July 22, 2009 at 6:54 am

      I think cheese slice is better but no harm in the occasional spread.

      • Mini

        July 22, 2009 at 10:50 am

        thanks for the reply

  354. Reet

    July 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Thanks Yummy Mummy!! Appreciate your quick response.

    I have refined the diet basis your comments. Please have a look…

    5:45am: Wake up
    6:00am: Apple / Banana / handful dry fruits
    6:30am – 7:30am: Gymming
    Post work out: Soy milk + boiled potato
    9:00am: 2-3 egg white omlette / Corn flakes / Museli / Chutni-Butter bread
    11:00am: Cheese Slice / Some fruit
    1:00pm: 2 chapatis + sabzi + Flax seeds
    3:00pm: 1 bowl dahi
    5:00pm: Nariyal paani with malai / roasted chana / peanuts
    8:00pm: 1-2 chapati + sabzi / chicken
    10:00pm: 1 glass of milk

    Can I add some salt or chaat masala on boiled potato?

    When do I have green tea?

    Which multivitamin to have? I take Supradyn, is that ok?

    I understand, Supracal should be for calcium; Bio E 400 IU for Vitamin E. (Please correct me if I’m wrong) What is Selace Forte for? What time should they be taken? Are you sure these medicines can be consumed by anyone or an expert opinion is required?

    Did Rujuta change your diet occasionally? or the same diet throughout?


  355. vaishali

    July 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

    thanks a lot to myhometruths.
    this is one great blog. really encouraging.
    can anyone tell me what is power yoga? what exactly they make u do?
    like what kinds of asanas?

  356. foodnfitness

    July 23, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Viashali . regarding power yoga i think this will help you

  357. sumathi

    July 24, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Hi Myhometruths,
    had been travelling and not been to the blog. Tried my best to keep to the diet as much as i could and managed pretty well except some small slips here and there. M back and read the blog i liked your idea about alarms for drinking water have started since yesterday and it feels grt. Want to get back to a strict regime. What if i follow the diet chart u had first posted?? The sample one?? I felt it will be a good begining after a long travel . Pleae advise

  358. SV

    July 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Myhometruths,

    thanks a lot for ur reply. I have not lost any weight on the diet so far. but the thing is i have not been able to work out. joined a gym but unfortunately had some medical issue and so can not continue to workout till all is checked out. any hope of losing wt on this diet even without workout? 😦

  359. vaishali

    July 26, 2009 at 5:31 am

    hi Myhometruths,
    I want to buy book of rujuta diwekar but confued. there is one apple photo book and another one is with pear. are they two different books?
    do i need to buy book according to my body shape? apple shape or pear shape?
    if possible please reply me soon. book is on hold.
    thank u very much.

    • poonam

      July 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

      same boos, only cover is different

    • poonam

      July 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

      same books, only cover is different

  360. Roopali

    July 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Could any one help me as to were can i find the protein shake,(the name )i stay in Baroda…
    I need to lose weight , so pls recommend a diet for me , i’m pure vegetarian

  361. Parul

    July 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Hi Myhometruths,

    Have finally joined a gym and got a personal trainer. Need a little help with the timing of dinner. i go to the gym from 8:30 to 9:30 at night; only once hubby dear is home to look after the little one. As per Rujuta’s book and you post on post workout meals, i’ve got protinex to be had post workout. but is it ok to have a full meal with white rice etc. at 10:00 pm at night; we sleep by around 11:30. please help, little confused!

  362. Prinitti

    July 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    is it alright to work out for 4.5 hours in week???????

  363. SSB

    July 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Hey guys…. is popcorn an allowed snack in between meals? any responses/ suggestions welcome…. thanks a ton!! awesome blog.

  364. Zoya

    July 31, 2009 at 10:01 am


    could you please let me know of an alternate name for supracal and selace forte, which i can find abroad i.e. I dont live in India. I’m not able to find the supplements here.


  365. Lucky

    July 31, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Hi yummy Mummy,

    I been going through all the queries and the answers from your end. And its really helping me.

    I would like to know when can I have my green tea ?

    And my diet goes like this –

    6.00am – wake up

    6.15 am – apple

    6.30 – 7.30am – workout

    9.00am – Breakfast ( idli , dosa, bread omlette or so) + milk

    11.00am – green tea and peanuts

    1.00pm – lunch – 2-3 rotis with sabzi

    3.00pm – one bowl of curds

    5.00pm – green tea & boiled chana or boiled rajma or sprouts

    7.30pm – Dinner – 2 rotis with subzi and one glass of buttermilk.

    Please let me know if the above diet chart is fine.

    Thank you so much in advance.

    – Lucky

  366. shruti

    August 3, 2009 at 1:28 am

    i read all of ur comments and would really appreciate it if u could help me out as well …
    i am 19 yrs old, 5’7 – weigh 61 kilos and want to weigh 52 instead by the end of this yr !!
    i am starting this diet today –
    please hav a look at it and tell me if u think it will help me achieve my goal weight of 52 kilos…
    6:45 – wake up
    7:00 – parantha with sabzi/poha/idli/dosa
    9:00 – soy/handful of roasted channa
    11:00 – brown bread and two slices of cheese
    1:00 – 1:30 – soy/hanful of channa or peanuts
    3:30 – slice of cheese
    5:30 – soy milk/ roasted channa
    6:30 – 7:30 – workout – aerobics/pilates/yoga with instructor
    7:40 – soy milk/whey protien shake
    10:30/11:00 – sleep

    i was wondering if calories make a difference here … please help me out .. i would be so grateful!!
    thank you
    eagerly waiting for ur reply

  367. Sweta

    August 5, 2009 at 3:39 am

    This is a really fantastic forum for people who want to lose weight. I read Rujuta’s book and found it fantastic. But I am not able to lose weight. I am 34 yrs old, 5’4″ and weigh 65 kgs. I am a diabetic too, so actually quite confused as to what I should eat.
    This is my diet right now.
    8 am – Apple/pear/papaya
    9 am – oats/muesli/ idli/upma/poha
    10-11 i go for aerobics
    11:30 – fistful peanuts
    1pm – 1 roti with subzi and dal
    3pm- 1 bowl of curd
    5pm – tea with rusk/ muri
    6:30 pm – i get hungry , dont know what to eat
    8 pm- roti/ upma with veges

    I am a vegetarian. Could you pls suggest as to what I should eat, as my workout is at 10am.

    Awaiting your response…

  368. garimadalal

    August 5, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Hi everyone …. Nam,rishi,myhometruths,mandy,sumathi

    guys its been long time im not on the right track i guess….. i need help… but then im not so used to with blogging….. so can any of u help me with ur mail id’s to talk up ? if convenient…. i guess its taking me time to understand where am going wrong….
    i need help big time …. coz i want to lose wt. n keep it off too…

  369. namz

    August 6, 2009 at 9:13 am



  370. sumathi

    August 7, 2009 at 9:41 am

    since you are a dieabetic its not safe for any of us here to advise you on your diet. Its best you check with a qualified practitioner and get your chart made mayb even a good nutritionist in your city. Good luck

  371. namz

    August 7, 2009 at 11:27 am


  372. sumathi

    August 8, 2009 at 3:46 am

    instead of bio e u could take evion its easily available

  373. namz

    August 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    i have send my diet details earlier but no one has do soon.whenever i take evion instead of bio-e i get pimples.evion doesnt contain only vit-e but has wheat germ oil and reply soon.thanks.

  374. manasee

    August 17, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Hi yummy mummy,
    can you please let me know if you have signed up with rujuta or one of the dietitians in her team?


    • myhometruths

      August 17, 2009 at 6:40 am

      Hi Manasee,

      I signed up with Rujuta herself.


      • manasee

        August 17, 2009 at 6:49 am

        I checked her website and she now charges 70,000 for 2 mnths.

  375. Lakshmi

    September 1, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Many thanks for the article, informative comments by Namitha, Rishi and others. Will be following this regime regularly from now 🙂

  376. neha

    September 3, 2009 at 6:10 am

    hiii everyone……..
    i really seek ur advice fr getting thin…
    i weigh 66kgs….m 5’1….i want t know whether i could jus follow walking as my workout routine….
    plz reply…..

  377. Sonal

    September 5, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Hello all of you guys did such a wonderful job. Thanks everyone. the advices are great. I just had one question regarding Rujuta’s book. I would really appreciate if yummy mummy or anyone answers. I would be forever grateful 😀 I live in the USA, but I do eat desi food mostly as in I cook myself. My question is if I buy Rujuta’s book, the foods mentioned there will it be too hard to find in the usa? Roti, rice, daal those I can find but are there too Indian food mentioned that will be difficult for me to follow here? Thanks.

  378. yatin

    September 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    god knows what she thinks of herself…she has given diet to Anil Ambani and Kareena Kapoor..she thnks she has become a star herselff…..look at the rates she’s charging 70000 …not thinking of middle man at all….good technique ,good mind really..first published the that people become curious to join her and then increases the rates to this level.You know before she gave diet to kareena kapoor she was charging only 5000/- for a month and now 70000/-.

  379. maggie

    September 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I am hypothyroid and following rujutaz diet plan. I feel gud abt it but i wana know wch whey protein supplent should i take being hypothyroid. N where can i buy Flax seeds.

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      September 10, 2009 at 7:21 am

      Hey I think you should consult a doctor before you change your diet.

      – MumbaiYummyMummy

  380. maggie

    September 8, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I also wana know….. I am 54kgs n my height is 5 5’…..i juss wana loose 4 more kgs… being hypothyroid is it ok dat i take peanuts n less salt. m soooooo confused….plz help…..

  381. neelam

    September 9, 2009 at 7:09 am

    my husband have serious problem of acidity
    can you give me a diet chat for him

  382. Subudu

    September 14, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I have heard rave review on Rujika D. and decided to to buy her book online as i am based out in America. I go her idea of eating a mini meal every 2 hours and have been following it every day. Though weekends are a total mess…i end eating just 3 meals a day.
    I am 5’6″ and weigh in around 70kilos (156lbs), I have been trying to shed some weight but it been a nightmare. I work out three times a week and diet like Rujika mentioned but its been a yo-yo game all along.
    Unfortunately i have a massive craving for chocolates esp during that one week every month!!…if you get my drift…(its been a craving that came about ever since i came here to America).I can totally resist a chocolate other weeks of the month though but I feel this is where i loose the battle every time with my weight.
    this has been my diet for the past 2 weeks
    6:15am -wake-up
    6:30am – banana or apple
    6:30am off to work
    8:30 am- 2 egg whites with whole wheat bread toasted
    10:30 am- handful of peanuts
    12:30am- a cup of pasta or sushi or 1 cup brown rice with chicken curry(Thai cuisine )(lunch is usually bought from outside)
    2:00 pm (usually i don’t feel hungry at this time but if im aware of the time i eat) a glass of whole milk
    4:00pm -cheese stick
    6:00pm- flavored curd(blueberries)
    7:00pm (alternate days) gym
    8:15pm- protein shake (during workout days) kerala rice with chicken curry and vegetables with one spoon of ghee
    10:30 or 10:45 pm off to bed
    I have a huge water bottle (67ounces) at work on my desk everyday to remind me to drink water….i always aim at finishing it before i leave work
    Weekends i always end up getting up at 9:00 or 9:30 and i start of with a fruit or scrambled eggs lunch usually happens very late usually by 3:00 and a dinner at 6 or 7 in-between i end up snacking on chips or biscuits-bad i know!!!
    Please help!!!

  383. rashmi

    October 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Hiii Yummy Mummy….thanx a lot for all your tips.. looks like i should kick start instead of starving. Im 24 and my current weight is 57 with a height of 5’4″. I really want to shed some extra fat in my mid area. Going to try your way now. But i had a doubt… when you say have dinner by 7-730 p.m are we not supposed to eat anything at all till bed time. According to my lifestyle i usually sleep around 12.30 am. So i feel that 7.30 is too early to stop eating. My stomach growls and desperate to grab some sweet. I recently started to goto the gym..tring for atleast 4 days in a week. Another doubt was can i have badam or pistachio as a snack, but in how much quantity? Is there anything other than whey protiens or other shakes?..Some homemade juices as soon as we finish workout??….waiting for your suggestions.

  384. rashmi

    October 1, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Hiii again…..another quick question..??….i hope i dint get you wrong. Fruits to be eaten once in the morning as soon as you wake up,then can i have fruits as a snack?? between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner??

  385. momi

    October 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    thanks for this blog. can u tell me about moong sprouts. i am living in london. i know about moong daal but not sprouts. and can i have ricotta cheese.

  386. sara faisal

    October 5, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Hi, i m sara from pakistan…i watched rujuta show on tv and become a big fan of her diet plan …her book is not available in pakistan…my weight is 65 kg and i m 32 years my height is 5.3 i m following that plan like i wake up at 7 20 then i eat 1 banana at 9.30 i brown slice with1 low fat cheese slice and a cup of tea …11.30 1 apple….1.30 1 roti with 1 tsp of desi ghee on it and any vegetable cooked….3.30 handful of peanuts….5.30 low fat milk ….7 30 2 brown slice with daal and then in the end of the day when my kids go to sleep i went out for walk at 8.30 and do 30 min walk then 10.00 i go to sleep please help me i dont take any mulitvitamin my vitamin D is 14 which is sewer deficency help me where i am wrong is it fine meal plan …thanks

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      November 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm

      Sara, sorry for responding so late. If you send me the address i will send you a copy of the book. Or you can buy it only through

  387. Admirer

    October 7, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Hi YummyMummy (Sorry could not find ur name),

    The dietary supplements given to u by rujuta shd I take it without consultation. I can’t afford her. Please suggest. Thanks.

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      November 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm

      i think you can safely take them.

  388. uma

    October 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    i am 50yrs old. My height is5ft.Weight is59.I Have blood pressure.My right knee always has pain.I am doing yoga for 45 mins in the evening.Walking sometimes.
    Please can u suggest me diet and my exercise.Ihave afat stomach.Weight is to the maximum in that area.I want to reduce upto 5 kgs and maintain myself.
    I am always doing some sort of dieting and maintaing myself.But now it is not comind down.So please help me .thankyou.

  389. Molly78

    October 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Dear fellow bloggers
    Does age affect metabolic rate ? If yes what combination of exercise is best
    dont have a diet plan as such …
    a cup of milk – (9.30)mornings
    2 rotis + vegg – (2.15) ,
    1 cup milk (5.00) evenings
    brisk walk 5.15 to 6.15)
    dinner 10.00 – 10.30
    i have an aching knee due to a swimming injury … cant do any exercise involving the rt leg for more than half hour … had hit the 80 mark during pergnancy lost some naturally n some wid exercise. have in all lost 16 kg in six months ….. ht 5 ‘4 current weight 64 … want to loose 7 kg more ….. till december – suggest ions please

  390. molly

    October 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    good stuff …….. inspired

    will try it out

    lets see wish me luck

    got to loose 7 kg

    by end of december

  391. Pooja

    October 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm


    i wanna loose weight.. I’m 25 the age of getting married, but nothing happening… Cuz im over weight, Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me
    wake up : 11:30 am
    Break fast: some times oats{ not sweet}/ roti or upma
    Lunch: dal roti n rice
    evening: tea wilth snacks
    dinner dal roti n rice….

    I cant stay with out chocolate n i eat chocolate i put on weight within no dayssss n dnt exercise, plz tell me how can i work on this…. Waiting or for your reply…

  392. Fari

    October 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    hi i m new user here..:)
    i really started to focus of lossing wieght or get in shaped plz help me guyz:( i m really a disapointment of my look:(…
    i live in canada and really wanted to get in shape…
    <My age is 21 and my height is 5'2.5"…75kg and a mother of a 2 yrs old boy..i gained weight after pregnancy..which still didnt go so plz tell me my diet plan…
    i can follow any diet chart just plz help me:( …thanx in advance:)

  393. Fari

    October 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    addition…i do excercise but not regularly and i m a house other activity

  394. Admirer

    October 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Hi Rashmi,

    Is it safe to take multivitamin and other supplements?

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      November 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm

      yes it is

  395. Zeena

    October 23, 2009 at 9:04 am

    This is Zeena i am 19 yrs , a college student and also a
    professional dancer, i weigh 57.5kgs recently i have put on weight. I
    have a flab tummy which i want to reduce as i am in a dance
    profession. I have read your Book and started following it to some
    extent i eat after every 2 hours. I am giving my diet below which i
    have recently started , But most of the time its impossible for me to
    follow the diet that is eatting after every two hours . i travel a lot
    and i am always into rehersals . days when i am free and i dont have
    any shows i cant follow the diet because i have to go to college early
    in the morning, which is upto 12.30 in the afternoon. i have also
    started going to a gym its been 42 days but i cant see any changes in
    me. i Gave up all me tea, coffee, biscuits, junk food, jucies and
    Non-veg and also Sweet dishes but no use at all.

    My Diet:

    1) 5.00am wake up
    2) 5.15 am 1 apple
    3) 5.30 am i leave my house for College
    4) 6.15 am Dalia ( porridge ) Small quantity when in train
    5) 8.30 am Channa after my second lecture.
    6) 10.30 am one Chappati and Mattki ki sabji. when in train coming
    back from college.
    7) 12.30 pm Again Channa
    8)2.30 pm Some milk or curd one Bowl
    9) 4.30pm Again Channa
    10) 6.30pm One Chappti with Mattki ki Sabji.
    11)8.30 pm Cucumber and Tomatoes if Feeling Hungry.

    12) 8.30 pm is my Deadline to eat and i dont eat after this.
    13) 11.30pm i go to sleep.

    This is my daily diet plan, but most of the time i am unable to follw
    it and when i go outdoors for my dance shows my whole diet goes wrong
    as i dont get the proper food and i am compale to eat what ever given
    to me. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i wanna go down to atleast to 50kgs because
    my profession doesnot allow me to put on this much weight . kindly
    reply to this mail as soon as possible. Hope to here soon from your
    side you are my only Hope.

  396. Upasana

    October 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    hi mam….i hav read rujuta’s book…..i started the diet and lost 3kgs in around 1 month(Even less)….my wt nw 56….ht 5-6… i guess m all cool……bt i still want a bit better shape… diet is…as this
    6.15 apple…….6.30 to 7.10 …yoga
    7.15 Low fat milk + walnuts or flex seeds
    9.30 1 roti sabzi(At college)
    11.30 1 roti sabzi (At colg)
    1.30 Brown bread + tomato sandwhich ( At colg)
    3.45 Lunch: 1 roti sabzi dal or rice dal dahi and so on….3 things..:)
    5.45 cheese sandwhich
    7.45 Elaichi milk….no sugar…


    6.15 banana…………….6.45 to 7.30 yoga
    8.15 Low fat milk + walnuts or flex seeds
    10.30 1 roti sabzi(At college)
    12.30 peanut and chana (At colg)
    2.30 Lunch: 1 roti sabzi dal or rice dal dahi and so on….3 things.
    4.45 Milk:mostly elaichi nd sugar
    7.00 roti sabzi or soup bread or cheese sandwhich…sometimes paneer bhurji nd roti(or bread) .

    exercise:power yoga…….18 -20 still increasing….
    Pls let me kno if there’s ne thing dats nt rite….
    i have two diet plans as my colg timings depend on the practical timings….so either back at 2.30 or 3.45.
    pls do reply….thanks for this blog…..its cool….

  397. rahul

    November 5, 2009 at 4:51 am

    dear i belong to a punjabi family ,, or i can say i belong to ghee itsself…
    i m 6″4 at height n my weight is 105kgs ,,, which shld be around 90kgs

    plz help me in reducing it yaar , n i need to reduce inches too…
    yaar its too tough to even thing abt the fasting n all…. plz help me guys

  398. kavita

    November 9, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    hi guys

    i m following 8 meals a day ….but i dont know whatz happening with me.. instead of loosing weight i think its increasing ….
    please help me… can any one give me the correct meal plan …. i m a pure vegetarian

  399. sana

    November 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hi,have just read Rujuta’s book and must say that i am thoroughly impressed by what she has to say,basically we all know that this is what our body really needs and should be a healthy way of loosing weight instead of going on crash diets,am trying out what she recomends but would like to know that for exercise i walk around 3.25 km every morning and do yoga,is that enough or do i need to increase my workout,I am a housewife and there are no good gyms in our town……..

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      November 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm

      I think a long brisk walk is just fine. Yoga is also great so no gym required.

  400. anjali

    November 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Hi every one,
    I would like to know about flax seeds. where do I get them and how to eat them.

    • MumbaiYummyMummy (mYm)

      November 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

      Flax seeds are available at the local grocery store. You can dry roast them and use them as a seasoning in raita etc. or just chew.

  401. Snighdha

    November 17, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Hi MumbaiYummyMummy, How do you suggest I curb my chocolate cravings. This happens soon after I haev had my lunch or dinner… Your blog is great and I enjoy reading all the tips and inputs everyone has been sharing here. Thanks for putting this together.

  402. sana

    November 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Thanks,will get back to u once i start getting results, ur blog is real good and have learnt a lot more reading it

  403. sweety

    November 24, 2009 at 5:55 am

    i am 22year old and of 5’8″ height.i am frm visakhapatnam. i am 85kgs now and i would like to loose 20 kgs atleast 15 so that i would be apt to my height. i hav long hair and now i am suffering with hair fall also. my skintone is also becoming little lesser from fair complexion. i hav many fans for my glowing skin and i am afraid of loosing it. so please advise me a diet so that i could follow and loose some weight.
    i love fruits and raw vegeies, but i dont like boiled green leafy.
    i am a vegetarian but i hav egg.
    u hav specified some multivitamins, r they important and should we hav all four?
    wat abt the protein drink? where do we get it frm?
    everyone who saw me tells that my body is a water body, can u tell me how much time will it take for me to reduce weight and suggest me a gud diet
    so u r using ur 45k in a very gud manner

    my diet at present is as follows
    soy milk
    ragi mault
    brown rice with curry,dal and curd
    soy milk
    2rotties with curry

    i dont drink tea or coffee. i drink areated drinks occasionally and i do like spicy food

    i am sorry as i didnt specify time as i do not follow certain time and i feel bad about it

    i go for obesity yoga for one ehour in the mrng and gym for 2hrs in the evening

    please give ur valuable suggestions and help me out in grooming me well

    will be waiting for ur reply

  404. sweety

    November 24, 2009 at 6:16 am

    i am 22yrs old and of 5’8″ height. i am frm visakhapatnam. i am 85kgs at present and want to loose 20kgs. i hav long hair but now i am suffering frm hair fall. i am of fair complexion and i hav many fans for my glowing skin but i am gradually loosing it. so please suggest me a diet so that i loose my weight and gain my glowing skin back.
    i am a south indian,vegetarian but i eat egg
    i love fruits and raw vegetables but not gree leafy even they r boiled also
    i dont drink tea or coffee but i hav milk,buttermilk, juices and shakes also

    i will tell u my diet at present

    soy milk
    ragi mault
    soya beans(boiled with pinch of salt?
    brown rice with curry,dal and curd
    soy milk
    2rotties with curry or dal

    sorry i didnt mention time as i do not hav them at certain time and i feel bad about it

    i go for obesity yoga for 1hr in the mrng and to gym for 2hrs in the evening

    u mentioned about the multivitamins, is it complusory to hav them and where do we get them? should we hav alll the four?
    wat abt the protein drink? where do we get it? is it compulsary to hav it and is there any alternative for this?

    i hav to loose my weight and gain my fairness back by april 2010 most probably, so please suggest me a diet

    people who see me tell that my body is a water body, can i reduce weight?

    i hav to groom myself very well so please help me, i will be waiting for ur valuabe reply

    thank u

  405. sweety

    November 24, 2009 at 6:25 am

    sorry i thought my response was not posted first time so i posted it second time

  406. Amit

    November 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm


    I think eating every 2-21/2 hr is critical to this diet(Eat Right) plan. So you make sure that you follow a set pattern on a regular basis. This would enable your body to learn that you would feed it with required energy and nutrients at al the time and it would start feeling relaxed and the result would be no nervousness and no storage of extra fat.

    Timing is important with a CAPITAL ‘T’. All the best.


  407. Amit

    November 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I am taking Multivitamins from Bayer. They are available Over the Counter(OTC). Flax seeds (ALSI in Hindi and Alshi in Marathi) is available in general stores/ Kirana. Roast them, and use them as powder for raita, salad etc.


  408. sheena

    November 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Hi All

    a few days back i read this blog. really this is very much informative, helping, guiding, for all of us.

    i am 36, female, 4 years back when i came Saudia and after birth of my 3rd baby (he is 3 years now), i started gaining weight. i was 54 before entering to Saudia, touched 72 during 4 years. i consulted Dietician here in Saudia but could get success to reduce to 67. I want to come back on 56 again. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee give me a diet plan which should give me definite result.

    i am fond of tea with little milk and sugar.

    can i follow diet plan of Sumathi………..

    kindly note i hate peanuts, bhel, etc.

    requesting a simple plan without joining a gym. i have running machine at home. please advise the must walk time.

    thanx to all.

    waiting for prompt reply before i got depression!!!!!!!!

  409. Amit

    November 27, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Hi Everyone,

    It is great to see so many wanna be healthly people at one place.

    I have read the book twice now(I may be a tube light – two times read to understand Fat, Carb, Protein etc completely) in last fifteen days and now started eating right. Lost 1 Kg in flat 7 days so on the track.

    My exercise is limited to Walking and only Walking. I want to explain a few things on it. Walking is highly underrated exercise, all over the world, in India it is overrated I believe – Rujuta also writes and explain this in her book.

    To come to the point, any aerobic exercise that can make the heart rate to increase to 65% to 85% of maximum is the ideal exercise. Now, making it simpler.

    Max heart rate is – 220 – age(33 in my case) – 187
    Now, 65% -85% range is 120 to 160 pulse per min for me.

    You can calculate for urself like above for yourself.

    Now, when you choose walking as an exercise – make sure you walk brisk that is above 3 miles per hr (4.8 Km/ hr). The brisk walkers can then try n achive aerobic walking to speed of 4 miles(6.4 Km) per hr or above. Professional walkers(competive sport that Chinese and Russian are excellent at) actually clock 6-8 miles per hr.

    A simpler test, is called Talk test, When you are barely able to talk and walk together – probably u r in the range of ideal heart rate and walking brisk enough to be called a good exercise.

    Now the benefits of Walking –

    Injury free, Invest in good shoes though
    Simple: anyone any age can do it
    Can be done almost anywhere
    Can adopt it easily, Human are designed to be walkers, just need to increase the speed and treat it as complete exercise / sports – so wear clothes like sports guys/ gals and dont walk in sleepers/ sandals etc.
    Invest in good shoes, good tracks etc. They all make you feel good and motivate.

    General data-
    Walking speed ————- Calories Burnt per min – —— Heart rate
    3miles or 4.8 km/ hr —————– 5 cal per min——– 57 %
    4 miles or 6.4 km/ hr —————- 6 cal per min ——- 67%
    5 miles or 8 km/ hr —————— 9 cal per min ——- 88%

    My speed of walking is 3.75 Miles/ hr for 4 miles ( 5days a week) now and would like to go beyond 4 as that is the ideal walking speed for heart range. I have adopted walking as an exercise and “Eat right” plan of Rujuta for rest of my life and I am loving.

    As Rujuta says, the wight loss is a byproduct so I believe in it and I am seeing it happen, may be just one kg but this is first time in last 10 years that I have lost any gm/ kg. I think the best part of this eat right plan is that I feel energetic, more positive and lost obsession for SAMOSA, WADA PAV, and PANI PURI and now I dont feel like having any of these at all.

    For further reference, you can read the book – Aerobic Walking, by Casey Meyers. It is well written by a 79 year old guy who has obsession for walking and started walking at an age of 44 yrs when he was diagonosed with Heart problem, and knee problems. Quite an inspiration and good analysis.

    Rujuta and Casey Meyers have changed the way I see diet and exercise. Thanks a not to them.

    All the best to all of You.

    Excuse me for the long post though.


    • Hanny

      December 21, 2009 at 10:05 am

      I had read rujuta’s book and lost about 12 kgs in 5 months and i used to walk 3 hours a week…but i never realised that i was supposed to take proteins immediately after ma exercise…anyway i hav given up walkin and stopped followin the diet but didnt gain any weight back fortunately…jus wanted to know that is it necessary 2 follow the diet after the weight loss as wel and i wanna lose 3-5 kgs more but am bored of walkin…i do a lot of household work like sweepin, moppin the floor etc…is it enough or shud i resume walkin and da diet as wel? and if at all i need to take whey protein can i consume it immediately after ma household work? thanx

  410. Gulrulz

    November 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Can somebody lemme know how to reduce tummy fat.
    I am 6 Ft tall build is ok but due to my profession ( Banker) I spend most of my time sitting.
    Donot go for workout even.
    Need your help.


  411. Gulrulz

    November 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm


  412. shaguftha

    November 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Hi all,

    Its a great site. I live in hyderabad, mehdipatnam. Can you please tell me which book stores sell this book “Dont lose your mind, lose your weight” by rujuta diwekar because i cannot buy it online.
    Thank you.


  413. Amit

    December 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Lost one more Kg now. – In ten days, 2 kg off and one inch shrink the body. I am just feeling too good and enthusiastic. It feels like some kind of Magic to me.

    With this speed, I would meet my yearly target of losing 6 kg in 3 months. Thanks to Rujuta, her book and this blog.

    Let the good news continue from your sides as well.


    • Snighdha

      December 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm

      hi Amit, you seem to be doing really well for yourself. congratulations. so what is the typical diet you follow each day? thanks a ton for all your inputs.

      • Amit

        December 2, 2009 at 5:46 am

        Hi Snighdha, Thanks. Here is my diet and activity chart:

        5:00 AM wake up
        5:15 Fruit – either apple or banana or orange (1 medium size)
        5:15 to 6 – Meditation
        6:15 to 7 – Brisk Walking (3.5 Km) – read my post on walking to get details
        7:00 Whey protein shake(20 g of protein) and one fruit
        7:45 Breakfast – Mostly Paratha(Being a Punjabi, just love them all – Mooli/ Aloo/ Paneer/ Mix veg/ Dal paratha etc)
        8:15 Off to office
        9:30 Walk to office from Rlwy Station (3.2 km in around 30 min)
        10:00 Whey protein and Sugarcane juice
        10:45 Snack – Peanuts/ Curd/ Cucumbur/ Carrot/ Cheese sandwitch etc)
        1:00 Lunch – two chapati, sabzi and big bowl Dal
        3:00 Tea – cant avoid – i just love Tea
        3:30 Snack – Curd/Cheese/ Peanuts
        6:00 Cucumbur/ Carrot – easy to eat in Bus/ Train – rujuta suggest eat as such – dont peel or cut just wash – so I do it
        8:15-8:30 – Dinner – 2 Chapati, Sabzi and Dal – Half bowl of brown rice and Dal (moong/ masoor/ urad/ tuar etc)

        10:30 Sleep

        Supplements: Multivitamin, Calcium, Vit E and Vit B after breakfast and made a flax seed powder at home and use it with curd and sabzi/ dal every day.

        No cheating in last 10 days as such – weekends I eat brown rice and Rajma(another favorite of mine)and dinner outside with family but stick to roti sabzi etc and in moderate quantities. I dont like sweets/ icecreams much. My problem area was excessive fried food snacking – Pani poori and Samosas being favorite. I have not eaten them for last 10 days by choice and not by force.Want to continue the same way.

        I am now 88 kg with 5,10 height. Ideal weight is 73-75 kg so quite a long way to go. But, I am just loving this whole experience now.

  414. Ruchita

    December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Have been following Rujuta’s diet from last 3 days….to my surprise lost 1.4kgs in 3 days….thrilled guys…this is gr8………

  415. sweety

    December 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

    hey amit, congrats and all the best, where do u get this protien drink? can we compensate this with any other drink? should we hav all these multivitamins? i dont get flax seeds here? i am frm visakhapatnam

    • Amit

      December 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

      Hey Sweety, This protein drink is called “Whey Protein Isolate” and is available across the cities Hypermalls like Bigbazaar, Hypercity, DMART etc. or selective sports shops. Remember just one thing that it should provide u with 20 g or more protein in one serving which is around 22-25 g.

      I am sure you can get it there. I am at Mumbai and bought it directly from a sales manager – Mr. Sandeep Shetty (Sells Whey protein all over Mumbai and gave me a 10% discount on MRP). People interested can take contact no from me.

      Flax seeds in Telagu are called – Avise Ginjalu, in Hindi called Alsi. Try these words at a good general stores(KIRANA). U cant expect them to know Flax seeds. It worked for me here in Mumbai when I used Marathi word Alshi for it.

      Hope it works.
      All the best for ‘Eat Right’ plan.

      • Snighdha

        December 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

        Thank you so much Amit. Wow you have a great diet chart chalked out for urself.. way to go!. Your post on the benefits of walking is also so great. Keep writing encouraging posts.

      • Snighdha

        December 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm

        Also, tell me Amit, how do I avoid chocolates… they are my weakness…. specially soon after dinner…….i tried mint/ brushing teeth and all those ways out but to no avail…… ur advise please……

  416. Shilps

    December 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Hi everyone….

    I read Rujuta’s book and googled stuff…reached here…found it pretty interesting…everyone’s helping each other to loose weight…v nice…

    I am 5 3″ weighing 64 Kg’s. Need to loose weight for april, there’s a family function n I will be the centre of attraction…wanna look good…ppl plz help!!!!!
    I work on rigs…away from civilization and diffiult to hit the gym regularly…so plz reckon excercise I can do by myself…
    also diet plan if possible…
    looking forward to replies frm all the people who have lost weight…


  417. sumathi

    December 3, 2009 at 5:02 am

    please take your vitamins and supplements correctly that helps ward off cravings.

    • Snighdha

      December 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Sumathi. so nice to see you back on the blog. how is ur weight loss coming along?

  418. Ruchita

    December 3, 2009 at 5:17 am


    I really not much aware about flax seeds’ uses and benefits. Could some one please help me out.

    It has been great to follow this blog….


  419. Amit

    December 3, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Hi Snighdha,

    I can tell you my experience. One month earlier, before I read books by Rujuta(Loose Weight) and Casey Meyers(Walking), I was hogging SAMOSA, Pani Puris, Pizzas, Toast Sandwitches and unlimited quanitities of white Rice. I could never control beyond a day or two of not eating fried stuff. It all changed suddenly when I started eating ” Nutritional stuff” every 2 hr and started exercising. The body has responded very well and I dont take these things any more. Suddenly, I feel no afinity for fried stuff – so kind of works very well.

    So, I donot know what is your diet and exercise schedule. But, if u start exercising and eat right with positive mindset – your willpower would increase and your body would respond posititvely for sure.

    I belive mind works on the principle of substitution – you replace bad food with good food and it works. If you try to compress it, it will rebound stronger. That is why dieting doesnot work and Eat Right works. So, make a perfect deit and exercise plan and follow it for 3 days to start with and feel the difference and see if it reduced affinity towards Chocos.

    BTW, Flax seeds reduce affinity towards sweets as well. So, include them in your food daily.

    All the best to you!

    • Snighdha

      December 3, 2009 at 2:02 pm

      wow awesome. makes sense… i guess u are right.. being at work between 8 and 5 and having the easy access to the chocolates i guess gets me going at chocs. i will include flax seeds. have read too many benefits in this blog and think its high time i include them… please tell me is there a set amount i shud include or any amount is fine? we do get powdered as well as whole golden flax seeds.. which ones better than the other? and when you say u put in curd or salad, just powder and mix? there is no chewing involved if it is powdered? it does tend to smell wierd. what about that part 😀
      thanks for all your tips and your patience while I learn this new lifestyle.

      • Amit

        December 4, 2009 at 4:46 am

        Flax seeds have Omega 3. At the moment, there is an imbalance in the body of Omega 6 and Omega 3 (generally 10:1 – right balance is 1:1). So, take as much as you can eat. Take seeds and roast them in a pan like u do it for Jeera and powder in a grinder. I find it absolutely taste and odour less(may be roasting makes that difference) so add it in Vegetables/ Dals/ Dahi/ Butter milk.

        And for 8 to 5, and other time of the day just replace Chocos with any nutritional food that u like and as much as you want. For eg. I like peanuts so eat it at snack time. After a few days, chocos would remain in the drawer and u wont eat it. But, you need to adopt a perfect diet plan and most important 3 hr a week exercise plan.

  420. sumathi

    December 4, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Hi Snighdha
    was travelling and busy with work comitments. Moreover this blog had become boring not many people were here too often. Well my weightloss had become a bit boring and stale but want to get back to excitement and enthu again. Lets hope we can all make it interesting again.

  421. sumathi

    December 4, 2009 at 5:42 am

    u seem to be a great cook !!

    • Amit

      December 7, 2009 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Sumathi.

  422. Amit

    December 8, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I was reading through some article on Water Soluble and Insoluble Dietary Fiber and its role in the weight loss. Some of the foods that I know are important are as follows:

    Water Insoluble Dietary fiber – Wheat/ Brown rice etc
    Water Soluble – All Fruits

    As I understand, water soluble is better as they slow the digestion and stay longer making you feel full.

    MYM, Rishi and other experts – Would like to know your views on dietary fiber and also what other foods one should not skip during weight loss plan.

  423. sumathi

    December 8, 2009 at 4:36 am

    you are right but we cant live on fruits alone. Fruits according to me have to be eaten on an empty stomach. They somehow dont do much good when u eat them with or after a meal. hence its imp to include both kind of fibres in your daily intake to help you keep satisfied from various cravings. I believe all food groups must be included to make diet interesting otherwise u get bored and binge.

    • Snighdha

      December 8, 2009 at 4:21 pm

      I liked both your thoughts on fruits. However, what about fruits as in between meals, I mean 1 small apple or something after 2 hours of eating the previous meal? at that point is it good or only ‘first thing in the morning/ after exercise’ principle is to be stuck to when it comes to fruits?
      I absolutely love this plan (more to be called lifestyle). I did binge on sweets (being my weakness) last night though. Being CHristmas time, someone or the other is bringing food in at work and there is always some sweet or the other. its hard. or may be i am not trained enuf yet to know when to stop… Sumathi/ Amit what wud u do if u were in my place. when the sweets are yummy and give out signals like ‘i must have it’ 😦
      Please advise. I know u said supplements/ vitamins help but ….

  424. sumathi

    December 9, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I know what your going thro. A few years ago i started this rule and it worked for me. I started telling people around me that I hate sweets. Frankly i was never really crazy about them but you know for birthdays and occassions when people give u sweets its hard to refuse them u feel guilty of hurting them and end up eating . So my hate sweets plan !!! I kept telling myself and people around me that i hate sweets. The other thing i did was every time sweets were distributed for any reason i would pick my share to avoid offending people and immediately donate it within the time i would count 10 in my mind. Whoever was near me would be given the sweet. Slowly people stopped giving me sweets there would automatically be someone ready to take my share too since they knew i hated sweets. Slowly i lost the interest and craving for it. I know its hard but not impossible. Just count 10 in your mind and donate it to the watchman, sweeper, maid , peon anyone that u see as quickly as possible.

    Eating fruits inbetween meals is not such a great idea but my argument is if u want to eat a fruit to cut your craving for sweets then its better u eat that fruit than eat the sweet. once u loose interest in sweets u would not need that fruit to substitute. The best way to remove your craving for sweets is keep a few soaked figs in ur handbag in a small box and eat it whenevr you feel the urge for sweets . It will satisfy your sweet tooth. But this is a temporary thing maybe in a month or two you will be done with the cravings.
    The other mistake many people make is remove sugar completely from their diet . If your doing that then dont do it because it constantly trigers your craving for sweets. Around 11am i eat a cup of curd with a teaspoon of sugar and a few sunflower seeds and a few strands of kesar , elaichi in it. That gives me the feeling of eating a dessert. Try it !!!

    • Snighdha

      December 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Sumathi, wow that is great advise. Perhaps I should keep telling myself that i hate sweets and chocolates and tell everyone around me I hate it too. good idea. I like it. it ofcourse will take me time to get convinced myself, but, i know i can do it. Your idea of yogurt with sugar sounds great. actually today i did bring a fruit flavored yogurt for 1 of hte in between meals… will tell u how it goes the whole day.
      I should see where to get the figs here in the supermarket. sounds like a good idea. I know dried apricots are available here. havent seen any figs yet. may be i dint look closely.
      wow.. i really like all the inputs/ advise u give me. appreciate each bit. Keep writing more…

  425. poonam

    December 9, 2009 at 4:23 am

    It seems that protein shakes/whey protein shakes are absolutely required for weight loss. Is it so? Amit Ji, looking for your response/ comment on this.
    I am also feeling that Rujuta is suggesting a high protein diet for weight loss. Correct me if i am perceiving it otherwise.

  426. Amit

    December 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I am sorry to disagree here that Rujuta suggests High protein diet. She recommends a balanced diet. Simply speaking – if you are having 1g per weight kg protein every day then dont increase it to higher levels. But, in my case, (may be in most of the cases), diet was low on proteins and high on carbs.

    So, if you are eating enough of Protein, dont bother. Check urself. If you weigh 55 Kg, every day diet plan must have 55g protein.

    Now why whey protein, it is one of the best source – 25 g would give you 20 g or more protein – much better than any other source. But, you need to include whey protein, in the post workout meal, for sure as it would quickly give your body the required protein and is utilized for the best of the purpose.

    All in All, it is a Eat Right plan – that is the best for your mind, body and soul. Weight loss is a byproduct – it will happen – so think beyond it – dont bother enjoy the food you take, enjoy the life that you have – every moment and bit of it – efforlessly.

    • Snighdha

      December 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Amit, Wow this is awesome information you shared. Thanks. Now the question: our protein needs stand the same for each day. so lets say i work out or exercise only 3 times a week, and i take whey protein, what about hte other days i dont work out. am I ok to drink the whey protein shake on the non-workout days as well?
      i did read that some high GI carb + protein is a must after exercise what about other non=workout days?

      • Amit

        December 10, 2009 at 5:18 am

        It is like Must have and good to have situation. On work out days – it is must have situation (simply speaking – work out is of no use without it). On other days – good to have. But, it is difficult to even take it for 3 days forget 7 days a week – It tastes horrible even in chocolate flavor.

        I do it this way – On non workout days( they are only 2 in a week as I go for walks 5 days a week) snack on paneer, cheese, soyamilk, curd instead of Carrot/ cucumber/ nariyal pani etc.

        When u work out, your body has gone thru wear and tear, and quick supply of protein is essential (mandatory) to build lean body mass.Whey protein dissolves quickly. On non workout days, there is no hurry – u take care of your daily quota required that is enough.

        Hope that helps.

  427. sumathi

    December 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

    would like to have the contact for whey protein if u dont mind please.

  428. Amit

    December 9, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Hi Sumathi.

    The contact is an Area Sales Manager – Mumbai.
    Sandip Shetty – 9892950223.

    Insist on 10% disc. and delivery at a place of your choice.

  429. sumathi

    December 9, 2009 at 8:41 am

    i live in chennai would he supply?

  430. sumathi

    December 9, 2009 at 8:50 am

    that number is not going thru does he have any other contact?

  431. Amit

    December 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Oh No, that is my mistake.

    This person can give you a local contact in Chennai or you can try the co directly at Mumbai:

    Plethico Pharma
    Tel: +91-022-66988301, +91-022-66988302

    See if this works for you.
    Alternative is to buy from a local hypermall – Saravana Stores in T Nagar, Centrecity mall – Sports shops

  432. Rims

    December 10, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Hey Guys –

    I am tryin to lose 10 kg by March/April which is about 4 months, so I think its doable. But my problem is I reside in US and my working hours are pretty bad to cook at home. I normally leave home by 7 and come back by 10 (after completing gym), so ideally I sleep by 11:30 because I have to get up by 6 hence my dinner goes really late: Please suggest what shoudl I eat for dinner since I end up coming home so late…This is my diet chart which I have been following past 2-3 days:

    Leave home at 7:15sh:

    7:45am – An apple

    9:30am – oatmeal with 1/2 cup coffee

    11am – Pear/some other fruit

    1pm – Lunch (Chicken salad from Cosi or Wheat Bread sandwitch/ Bean soup/Chicken noodle soup) – all from restaurants
    1:30 – Flavored yoghurt (dahi)

    3pm – Fruit/a small bowl of dahi or beans salad

    5pm – Fruit/a small bowl of dahi or bean salad – whatever I didnt have earlier + Leftover coffee from morning

    6pm – Fruit

    7:30pm – Gym

    10pm – come back from gym and eat either some cereal or oatmeal again or make some quick salad at home

    10:30 – chai with 1/4 cup fatfree milk….

    Please help me with my diet chart. I know I am trying to reduce my coffee/chai intake. i do workout almost an hour or more sometimes depending what time I get to gym with almost 2 hours of drive getting from work to gym!

    I really really need to lose weight otherwise I will get under super depression! Please suggest!

    • Amit

      December 10, 2009 at 10:50 am


      U are following eating every two hrs, eating fruit first thing in the morning and also doing to gym regularly, and have a minset to loose weight. So, many things are going right in youyr case. You need to make a few changes though in the diet plan:

      1) Fruits only in the morning or post workout only – othewise they would hinder your weight loss – so replace 11am, 1 Pm/ 3Pm/ 6Pm fruits with something else like Bean salad/ Cheese/ Peanuts/ Carrot/ cucumber – should be easily available I believe
      2) Tea / Coffee to be minimum – all varieties – Green/ sugar less/ fatfree milk etc; Please avoid 10:30 tea ;
      3) finish your dinner two hrs before you sleep – look if you can have part of your dinner at 6:30 – 7, when u leave office at any joint near your office and drive down(2 hrs u mentioned) to gym by 9 and reachhome and have a very little food again at 10:00 and sleep by 11:30.
      4) U should eat your fruit within 20 min of getting up so take it at 6:15-6:30 and breakfast within 1 hr so have your oatmeal with milk / coffee at 7:30 am and leave for office

      Hope this helps!

  433. Rims

    December 10, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Also forgot to mention that I subsititue the fruit intake with cucumber or green pepper(capsicum) or any other vegetable with kala namak on top as snack

  434. sumathi

    December 10, 2009 at 5:57 am

    thanks will try but saravana stores is like a mumbai local train totally crowded haha!! but thanks a ton will get in touch

    • Amit

      December 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

      I have been in both Saravana and Mumbai trains several times. Actually I love to shop and travel with a crowd – being a marketing guy by profession.

      I can imagine u shouting for whey protein in the multi floor crowded SStore in T nagar where people are shopping for weddings. Sounds funny.

      Their food section, however is very decent and less crowded, I feel.

  435. sumathi

    December 10, 2009 at 6:19 am

    finally got to the guy they gave me a contact in chennai and he says he would door deliver 1/2 kg only 699/-. Its so reasonable just wanted to check with u if the quality will be as good?? since the price is so low

  436. Amit

    December 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

    what is the name of the product – any brand?

  437. sumathi

    December 10, 2009 at 9:49 am

    i am talking about the person you recommended he quoted that price

  438. Amit

    December 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

    yes Sumathi, he too has different quality products. So ask for the brand and protein content and then buy.

  439. Snighdha

    December 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Amit, Your inputs on the whey protein is great. thanks. i agree the taste is quite wierd and therefore i wasnt sure i had to take the protein everyday irrespective or work out or no workout 🙂 thanks for clarifying.. I really like Choc flavored Soy milk. its awesome. not so sure about eating a carrot or cucumber as an inbetween meal. I did try it sometime last week, dint last even half hour, immmediately i started feeling hungry again…. does that not happen to you? its like cucumber is water laden and i feel i drank a full glass of water. nothing substantial in it i feel. what do you think? here there is no nariyal pani waala in the US. I’d have to get a canned version of coconut water which believe me tastes yuck!!! 😦
    so i’ve made a list of all other things you guys suggested and try to incorporate those in my in-between meals. going good so far. atleast yesterday i think i kept with a good diet plan. dint look at the chocolate bowl in the office or at home. Sumathi, ur idea of ‘i hate chocolate’ is working… 🙂 worked yesterday. hoping i’ll continue that forever 🙂 thanks guys!!! means a lot when someone travels the journey with you …

  440. Shilpa

    December 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Hi All….fellow weight/nutrition conscious here….feel like sharing views then am on

  441. pal

    December 10, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    just started on sun lets c how it goes .feeling good sofar

  442. sumathi

    December 11, 2009 at 3:35 am

    i am glad its working for you. Its nice to be in a group that shares their ideas and journey. Its a tough route though I have been there before lost 13kgs and i know how much a struggle it meant to me unless i read rujutha’s book. I used to literally starve and punish myself and nearly ruined my energy levels until i finally learned to eat without fear.

  443. poonam

    December 11, 2009 at 4:41 am

    thanks a lot for such an informative discussion on Whey.

  444. sumathi

    December 11, 2009 at 10:06 am


    the guy is recommending coach’s formula. Is that good. But it does contain some amount of carbo and sugar.

    • Amit

      December 11, 2009 at 10:41 am

      Coach formula is ok not among the best. But could be fine to start with. It has around 70% protein.

  445. archana iyyani.s

    December 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    hi all rishi ,namz, myhometruth.

    I m very happy to find this website . im being reading rujuta s book i m to confused abt the crab low and high ???? but what i have done after reading the book reduced the intake of my food and increased the no of mealbut i dont see any difference till i dont iam i doinfg correct or not pls guide me or help if u can please .

    i 28 yrs working as a teacher with kindergarden kids (3-4 yrs kids)
    5.4 hieght and wt 75 kgs

    wake up at 7 am cook food

    8-8.20 bearkfast (omelletwith bread+milk plain or wheat porrige or poha or upma,dosa +milk)

    9.45-10 we have snack break-have snack at school waht we get for kids
    (1 small dosa or 2puri or paratha or upma or apple )

    12.30-1 lunch 2 roti +normal subzi +dal+curd

    3.30-4 khakra or puffed rice or tea with biscuit or 1bread

    6-6.30 banana or little of namkeen ,lots of water

    6.30-7 workout(15mins treadmill ,50 tummy tuks,5 mins cycle ,5 mins normel excercise.

    7.15 i feed my kid dinner

    7.45-8 i have dinner same waht i have for lunch (2 roti , 2 types subzi and curd added with little namkeen in .

    9.30-10 off to sleep

    this my diet from monday to friday )
    once in week we eat sambar and rice and no rotis for lunch and dinner .
    weekends are little diffter get up late and going out but i take less quanity of any food i eat

    please help me what to do any more chages should i do .

  446. sumathi

    December 12, 2009 at 4:09 am

    The guy got me coach’s formula i read the contents and found that it has a lot of sugar and carb content in it. So i refused him. Altho over the phone he told me he will bring a low or zero carb one.

  447. Ruchita

    December 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    hey Amit…. gr8 read ur comments…. will u please guide me…. I have my Dinner at 6 as 7 to 8 is my YOGA hour….what I should eat after yoga- as I don’t feel really hugry at that hour…but hungry around 9.30ish…..


    • Amit

      December 14, 2009 at 5:04 am

      u can check a post by myhometruth – post workout meal. It is detailed and well written.

      For ready reference – u need to follow this:
      Have a high GI and protein rich food within 10-20 min of workout.

      Options: Whey protein (High in Protein) +Boiled potato or White rice/dal or fruit juice (High GI food)

      After that take a very small meal at around 9:15-9:30 preferably low GI Carb – like one chapati(try n avoid) and vegetable/ dal/ salad/ soup etc. of your choice. Good night – Sleep at around 11 Pm.

      • Ruchita

        December 14, 2009 at 5:17 am

        thanks dear!!

      • Ruchita

        December 14, 2009 at 7:36 am


        I get Bloating with white Rice…still I should eat that post workout??

  448. sumathi

    December 12, 2009 at 11:05 am

    u wake up and cook but you are not eating anything till breakfast??? also after breakfast again at 9.45 to 10 you are eating a snack thats a bit heavy poori, dosa,etc instead you can just have a bowl of yoghurt. Since a heavy breakfast also lunch u are eating roti so no need for such a heavy snack again at 10am. Also 6 to 8 banana or namkeen is not a grt idea. u may instead have a cheese cube/sprous/tender coconut with malai. Also for dinner it can be roti and dhal or roti and subji. Also avoid bread at 3.30 that makes it too much carbs.

  449. NJ

    December 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Am really glad to find this blog! I was considering Rujuta D.. but was depressed when i heard 45k.. I plan to be a mummy next year and need to lost about 15 kgs( tats wat my doc says)
    I’m 29, weight about 75kgs, height 5ft 1 inch.

    Like most people i have tried a variety of diets / GM/ only liquids / only fruits etc. Have paid a lot of money to dieticians as well..I lose about 4-5 kgs and then it all comes back. 😦

    I tried the anjali mukherjee diet: (didnt work, too complicate for a working professional and she has some meal supplements which i didnt want to take)
    on waking up – 1-2 glass of likewarm water / wheat grass juice (this was really yucky)

    breakfast – 1 cup tea (no sugar + 2 tbsp skim milk )
    2-3 whole wheat bread toast or chutney sandwich

    mid morning 1 glass cucumber + tomato Juice (with rock salt / jerra powder / lime juice )

    lunch (husk) isabgol 1/2 hour before
    3 high fibre bran roti
    (dough 3:1, 3portion bran:1portion atta)
    vegetable + salad

    evening 1 cup tea (no sugar), jowar puff

    dinner 1 tbsp husk(husk) isabgol 1/2 hour before dinner
    2 high fibre bran rotis , vegetable + salad
    Then i went to a local dietician and followed the below diet for about a month and lost about 5 kgs, but cudnt stick to it coz its too depressing to have the same thing everyday)

    morning: tea without sugar + marie gold buiscuits 2
    midmorning – 1 fruit
    lunch – chappati 1, sabji 1 cup / veg sandwich / 2 idlis with sambhar / boiled sprouts
    evening – tea without sugar + marie gold buiscuits 2 / handful of chanas
    dinner – same as lunch
    last 2 weeks i am trying to pick bits and pieces of wat u guys are mentioning here , i just want to be sure i am eating the right things. can anyone pls design a diet plan for me, something tat i can stick to.
    i have taken up swimming as an activity to lose weight. i go in the evenings after work.
    I love food, i can eat almost every hour even if i am not hungry!!! anyone who knows me says i live to eat and not the other way around!
    I really have to lose the fat around my tummy as my doc says it mite be harmful for the baby and the weight gain then for my knees 😦
    i was never this size, but i guess doing a desk job takes it toll!!!!!!!!
    will really appreciate if anyone can help.. thanks 🙂
    [sorry for taking up so much space here but i really need help 😦 ]

  450. Trisha

    December 14, 2009 at 5:14 am

    i m in real trouble guys “HELP” me…

    I am 24 yr old.
    my weight is 74kg
    my height is 5″4

    i dnt hv any diet plan
    i always stay in home

    plz recommend me a diet plan

    i’ll b highly thankful to you .

  451. Amit

    December 14, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Hi Archana,

    Sumathi has given u very good tips. I want to add my bit.

    A) Fruits should be taken only 1) within 20 min of getting up and 2) After exrcising for 30-45 min – Avoid all other times else weight loss would not happen.
    B) I can see your problem area and that is HIGH GI CARBS –

    Replace all high GI food (need to totally avoid in normal course) like namkeen, khakra, fried snacks – puri, samosa, wada, Bhaji, Pani puri etc. with low GI Carbs. Now, it may look to be uphill task, actually it is not.
    when u eat so much of high GI stuff, u remain hungry through out the day and keep on eating more and more of these items – Namkin/ Biscuit./ White bread/ khakra. On the contrary, when u would start eating low GI carbs(good carbs) – like Poha/ Upma/ idli/dosa/whole wheat bread/ Brown rice/ chapati(chakki da atta), U would start feeling full as they take longer to eat (a lot of chewing) and digest.

    C) For your Curd with Namkeen at night (I guess – it is Boondi to make raita), add other items like – my options are – Cucumber, lauki/ doodhi(tastes awesome), Onion/ carrot/ cucumber. U may learn more recipies on sanjeev kapoor website.

    If you do all above, and eat every 2 hrs, Result would be the same for you as for many of us here on the blog – a move towards the right weight and a healthy body.

  452. sumathi

    December 14, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I finally found a great whey protein product thats reasonable priced and has no sugar or carbs. Only pure whey. Thanks
    Regarding recipes why dont u share some nice recipes with us. ?? I am also sometimes getting so bored innovating new things to keep my diet interest alive!!

    • Snighdha

      December 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm

      I agree with Sumathi. Amit you should share some awesome recipes. Specially working and alll, most of the time I am at a loss of what to eat. please post some easy quick type recipes.
      and Sumathi is the Whey called Pure Protein? or EAS Premium or something. We get EAS premium here. with 23g of protein. Is that good? I feel theres so many brands out there on the store shelves that its easy to be bogged down with which one is best.

      I am still not on track I guess but am getting there. Weekends are usually the pain where I have no idea what I am doing and eating…

      thanks a ton for everything.

    • Hanny

      December 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

      hey sumathi
      whr did u buy the whey protein from and for how much…i live in chennai and checked out a few stores but coudnt find it…so plz help me…

    • Hanny

      December 24, 2009 at 10:34 am

      hi sumathi
      whr did u buy the whey protein from and for how much…i live in chennai and checked out a few stores but coudnt find it…so plz help me…

  453. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 4:45 am


    I found a whey protein after plenty of research its affordable, pure whey without any sugar in it. Mixes well in water and not too bad tasting either. But its made with some collaboration in India and I always prefer to buy indian products for indian weather conditions. So since u dont live here I really dont want to recommend that i wouldnt know if its good for you . I would say u make your own market survey. It takes a little time and effort but its worth it. Read the contents and understand what u need. Your body basically needs good whey protein without sugar and carb contents in it. Hence read the label carefully and google the company on net. There would be a contact number of the maufacturer call them and clear your doubts. They will give u a sample test it and see if it mixes well in water and tastes decent then u could go ahead and buy.
    You will get on track slowly if u make effort in bits each day. U have to work towards progress constantly u will make it.

  454. trisha

    December 15, 2009 at 4:58 am

    i m 24 yr old
    weight is 74 kg
    height is 5″4

    i always stays in home.

    i really need help…….

  455. Nita J

    December 15, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Hey all, amit,sumathi

    glad i found this site! i’ve been struggling to lose weight for the last 2 years. i dont know that i am doing wrong but dont seem to lose more than 4-5 kgs and then it all comes back. am stuck at 75kgs now!!

    i’ve joined several gyms and tried different dieticians but no luck. maybe bcoz i cant get myslf to eat the same boring food everyday..

    look at the anjali mukherjee diet i followed for a while (its too complicated for working pple)
    on waking up:1-2 glass of likewarm water / wheat grass juice
    breakfast:1 cup tea (no sugar + 2 tbsp skim milk),2-3 whole wheat bread toast or chutney sandwich
    mid morning : 1 glass cucumber + tomato juice (with rock salt / jerra powder / lime juice )
    lunch: (husk) isabgol 1/2 hour before 3 high fibre bran roti
    dough 3:1, 3portion bran:1portion atta) vegetable, salad
    evening: 1 cup tea (no sugar), 1 jowar puff
    dinner: 1 tbsp (husk) isabgol 1/2 hour before dinner, 2 high fibre bran rotis,vegetable + salad
    then i went to savita davare
    i lived on veg juices/ fruit / dal for amost 2 weeks with headaches,irritation and depression.
    i finally gave up.
    lately i went to a local dietician, i cud follow her diet for about a month but could not get myself to eat the same thing over and over again.

    morning: tea without sugar + 2 marie buiscuits
    mid morning: 1 fruit
    lunch: 1 chapati+roti/ idli sambhar / veg sandwich
    mid afternoon: 1 fruit / handful of chanas
    evening: tea without sugar + 2 marie buiscuits
    dinner: same as lunch

    can anyhelp help me with a diet i can stick to!!! i am desperate to lose weight 😦

  456. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 6:40 am

    First of all most of us are here because we all have read Rujutha’s book and benefitted from it. All of us or atleast most of us here have struggled the same way u have until we read Rujutha’s book. Hence I would first recommend you buy her book and read and understand it well. Clear your doubts about how u want to go about your lifestyle and what suits u. Then come back to this blog and join the discussions here. Also if u have time read thru the whole blog from the beginning thoroughly you will be able to understand how Rujutha’s diet works for all of us here.

  457. Nita J

    December 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Hey sumathi, thanks for writing 🙂

    yeah i plan to buy to buy the book. i read thru some of the diets discussed here and developed one for myslf but it didnt wrk for me.

    waking up: Apple / Orange / Banana
    breakfast : Poha / Egg white + toast / Upma / Idli / Dosa / Paratha etc
    mid morn :Handful of peanuts or a fruit
    lunch: a) 1 roti + vegetable + dal
    b) Brown rice + dal + stir fry vegetables + fish
    c) 1 bowl legumes (cooked – like chole, rajma etc) + 1 glass
    mid afternoon: Butter milk / bowl of curd / coconut water with malai
    evening: Peanuts / slice of cheese / jhal muri / soy milk any flavour
    dinner: 1 cooked green vegetable + 1 roti with 1 tsp ghee

    guess am not doing something right..

  458. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Ur diet seems to b ok except for fruit mid morning. Dont have fruit any other time of the day. Also i hope ur rotis are made from wholewheat flour?? and the bread in the morning also should be wholewheat.
    The other thing if ur not exercisint then there could be poor results. How much do u exercise??
    According to me its also good to get your blood tested once and check also for any sluggish thyroid. Sometimes there could be other things not related to diet that can slow ur progress.
    U have also not mentioned the timings of your food what time u wake up and sleep.

  459. Nita J

    December 15, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Hey Sumathi,
    wen i wasnt losing the fat/weight i got all the tests done, all ok, sugar is a little high tats it.
    Desperate to lose weight now coz my gynac has asked me to lost about 15 kgs before pregnancy. i’m planning for a baby in feb.
    she says i hav to lose the fat around my tummy else it mite be bad for the baby.
    i do a desk job and am sitting the whole day, probably tats y all the fat is in the middle!
    i am sticking to brown bread and rotis are made from atta packets readily available in the market (pillsbury etc).
    i wake up around 7, eat a fruit, leave for work at 8.30 and am back at 7 – 7.30.
    I used to go for a walk after work but of late have joined swimming. go swimming from 7-745.
    i go to bed by 10.30 – 11.

  460. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Firstly avoid pillsbury grind your own atta in the chakki. Please have a protein after your swim. If sugar is high it can affect your normal metabolism. So check with your doc

  461. Nita J

    December 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    ok wil do that for the atta and wil try whey after the swim, is it ok if i take it half hour after the swim once i’m home? also can i hav an egg instead of whey (i hate the taste of it). As for sugar, i’ve switched to sugar free.

    and thanks sumathi, really appreciate your help.

  462. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Ur welcome! No please take ur whey immediately half hour is late u can carry a small shaker bottle in your handbag. Buy a whey that u like try a few and i am sure something will be to your liking. I found one after so much experiment. Or worst case u can have a tetra pack of soy milk immediately after a swim .

    • Nita J

      December 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

      wow soy is good!! much better than whey! wil make these few changes and let u know in a week how it goes.
      can you tell me what i can substitute for fruit mid morning? i have heard peanuts is a complete no no to lose fat. wat about the 3.30 and 5.30 snack? i was very surprised to see cheese mentioned in the diet!

  463. sumathi

    December 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    soy is good but not a great substitute for whey u can use it temporarily till u source a good whey that u can afford to buy and like the taste.
    Peanuts u can have at 3pm but mid morning u can have a cup of curd with a teaspoon of sugar or jagerry and sprinkle with flax seeds or u may have salad if u like . I personally hate salads. Peanuts are ok as long as u dont overdo it and have only a handful.

    • Snighdha

      December 15, 2009 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Sumathi, thanks for your inputs on the Whey. I’ll do some research.
      Will keep you posted on whatever I find.

  464. Nita J

    December 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks a ton sumathi, i will follow this for a week and write back 🙂

  465. trisha

    December 15, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    i m in real trouble guys “HELP” me…

    I am 24 yr old.
    my weight is 74kg
    my height is 5″4

    i dnt hv any diet plan
    i always stay in home

    plz recommend me a diet plan

    i’ll b highly thankful to you .

    • Amit

      December 18, 2009 at 5:03 am

      Please read the book first – Dont loose your mind, Loose your Weight – by Rujuta Diwekar. Available across India at a take away price. You would become expert to write and follow ur own diet plan – sitting at home. In case you want some opinions and need some extra logic or motivation, come to this blog and share it!

  466. Amit

    December 16, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Hi Nita,

    Peanuts are infact good for you, and as Sumathi says – Moderation is the key. Beyond limit even satvik food becomes Tamsic.

    Here is a piece of article I read. Have a look.

    The link of the source is :

    What are the health benefits of peanuts?

    * Good source of monosaturated fats

    Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy diet. Mono-unsaturated fats are “good fats” as they decrease risk of cardiovascular disease and lower the noxious LDL (bad cholesterol) responsible for transporting cholesterol to the arteries.
    * Good source of antioxidants

    Recent research shows that peanuts contain high concentrations of a compound called p-coumaric acid, and that roasting can increase peanuts’ p-coumaric acid levels, boosting their overall antioxidant content by as much as 22%.
    * Heart healthy nuts

    Peanuts feature an array of other nutrients that, in numerous studies, have been shown to promote heart health. Peanuts are good sources of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. In addition, peanuts provide resveratrol, the phenolic antioxidant also found in red grapes and red wine. Resveratrol is thought to be responsible for lowering the risk of heart strokes.
    * Aids gastrointestinal health

    Peanuts provide enough fiber and water to help keep a person fit. Plant fiber in particular helps keep the good bacteria in the gut well fed so that it can do its job in effectively breaking down the foods we eat. Eating peanuts just a few times a week can prevent the formation of gallstones, and can lower the risk of colon cancer.
    * Good source of calcium

    Peanuts contain small amount of calcium and vitamin D. Together these two promote good bone health, including healthy teeth. Studies have shown that people, who maintain healthy levels of calcium and vitamin D before age thirty, are less likely to develop osteopenia or osteoporosis later in life.
    * Peanuts and Diabetes

    If you have type 2 diabetes, or are insulin resistant, peanuts can help. With a low glycemic index rating, peanuts help to regulate the rate at which your sugar and insulin levels rise, after you eat. According to a recent study, consuming a 25 gram serving of peanuts five or more times a week is associated with a whopping 27% reduction in risks associated with developing type 2 diabetes.
    * Protects against Alzheimer’s and Age-related Cognitive Decline

    Research recently published indicates regular consumption of niacin-rich foods like peanuts provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.

  467. Amit

    December 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Have a look at this article – where Chris in Bangalore has lost 25 kg over last 6 months – you know what – by walking. Good read.

  468. Nita J

    December 16, 2009 at 7:00 am

    hey Amit… thanks yaar… both r interesting articles…. i think my problem wit peanuts was the quatity.. i have a problem with moderation.. kuch accha laga then there is no limit to how much i can eat! and now it shows.. will power bhi zero hain thats y the struggle 😦

  469. Amit

    December 16, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Hey Nita, Everyone has same will(Soul – a drop of Ocean, the Lord) hence equal will power. May be aapka will ke saath connection thoda loose he which will improve if you spend some more time with yourself in silence – I mean Meditation.

  470. Nita J

    December 16, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Hey Amit, i’ve never tried it.. maybe i will. 10 days diet follow karke will update u guys… rice toh full band kar diya hain. sirf office mein follow karna thoda mushkil ho jata hain coz i dont find time to cook in the morning. lekin will pakka try 🙂

  471. Snighdha

    December 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Wow Amit. Awesome articles. Thanks a ton for sharing!!!
    Keep writing more encouraging notes.

  472. Rims

    December 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks a lot amit! really helps with the morning thing but i guess I need to eat while driving otherwise the traffic gets really bad!

    Another problem I have is I come home from gym and showering abt 10:30 and uss time I have to make salad or whatever so khate khate it is already 11pm and I should sleep by 12 or 1230 to get up at 6.
    Do you think just drinking a protein shake or with some fruit / half a glass of skimmed milk should be ok?

  473. Gero

    December 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Eliminating cellulite is not a walk in the park, but the end result is worth the effort! The work you exert eliminating cellulite will also make you look and feel younger so you get a lot more then just better looking hips!

  474. Amit

    December 17, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Nita, aapki takleef ka ek upay he mere paas.

    Aap pehle light dinner kar lo may be between 5-7:30 PM and go to swimming/ gym – and then take whey + fruit juice in gym/ on the way home and then come home and have shower and eat some salad/ cooked veg/ dal/ paneer roasted/ soup at 10 and sadhe gyarah baje tak so jao. 7/8 ghante Sona(aaram) bahut jarrori he – apki achi sehet ke liye.

    Have a look at this article – a study in India.

  475. Lifezing

    December 17, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Hi Nita, as Amit already said it will power to sabke pas ek jaisi hi hai .its just a matter empowering it with positive affirmations . everytime when we say we dont have will power we make it little more weak …

    i have come here after long time thread is becoming longer by the day

  476. sumathi

    December 17, 2009 at 8:10 am

    All u guys out there!!! give me some dinner ideas i normally have a soup and 2 slices bread. But off late m bit bored and want some interesting ideas. Moreover m learning yoga from 6 to 7 and feel hungry just soup is boring. Need some innovative options.

  477. Nita J

    December 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

    hey amit good morning, wat i do now is i hav a sandwich by 4.30, 6.45 – 7.30 swim, come home by 8.15 and coz i’m really hungry at that time, make egg and toast. thats it. dont eat after that. go to sleep by 10.30 max .
    i will start the whey after swimming.

  478. Hanny

    December 17, 2009 at 10:02 am

    hi i read rujuta’s book and lost about 12 kgs in 5 months….hav stopped followin her diet and workin out for the past 3 months and still not regained any of the weight…i want to know wat diet i shoud be folowin during pregnancy and post pregnancy..after how many months of delivery can one start working out? thanx

    • Rima

      March 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Hany,

      I started gym one month after my baby was born. however, you cannot do any vigourous / stressfull gym in that period. Your body recovers after 3-4 months to do anything stressfull with yourself. My doc recommended cardio for the first 3 months.

  479. Shweta

    December 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm


    So I have been following this blog for the last few days…

    I have been following Rujuta’s gyan for about two weeks now… and sure enough i have lost 2 kilos with quite a bit of cheating. (I do refer to her cheat plan a lot!)

    No matter what I follow her principles of waking up and sleeping an hour earlier, fruit and multivitamin in the morning, eating every 2 – 2.5 hours, eating half of what I used to and not eating after a given time at night.

    This week I have also added a yoga routine and skipping in the morning for about 30 min everyday which I plan to increase to an hour eventually.

    How here is a thought….. I want to skip the whey protein shake. I understand the need for protein building as well as Amit saying we need a gramme of protein for every kilo on our bodies.

    This link details out some high protein foods…. how do i integrate it in?

  480. Amit

    December 18, 2009 at 4:49 am

    HI Shweta, Superb Data.

    A wonderful revealing fact.As per the data, for Vegetarians, Cheese has the max ammount of protein ie around 10% of weight. So, if one’s wt is 75 kg, he needs 75g of protein and if one relies on cheese completely for protein, one needs to take 750 g of cheese every day. That is the whole logic of Whey – otherwise Vegetarians like me would never be able to acheive right qty of protein.

    Thanks Shweta for the info.

    The only way u can integrating them in your diet is look at the top 5 and make them part of 4/5 meals out of 8 meals a day. Keep options ready otherwise it is boring to eat just cheese and paneer each day.

  481. LifeZing

    December 18, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Hi Shweta , congratulations on starting an active fitness program

    I agree with Amit here if we eat only vegetarian source of protein we may be jumping over calories limit by a significant amount so taking whey protein supplement makes sense for vegetarians , Being ovo lacto vegetarian i take 2 egg whites daily and still i have to supplement it protein powder as protein is very important part for a person who is starting active fitness routine.

  482. Snighdha

    December 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Amit/ Sumathi, where are you guys? miss all the lovely encouraging words from you folks.

  483. Amit

    December 23, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Hi Actually I m gng on a trip outside mumbai where I feel it is difficult to follow this plan. Things like Cheese may not be available and there are 60-70 people group for this trip. Anyways it will be fun so everything would be good.

  484. sumathi

    December 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Hi Snighda,

    I had 2 pieces of christmas cake and feeling so miserable hahaha!! I dont normally cheat but this time i did!!! so will be back soon after a dull feeling.

  485. Snighdha

    December 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Oh man Sumathi, I’ve been at it from the past 3 weeks or so… cannot control all the yummy cookies/ cakes and stuff coming along here at work.. even now i have a homemade chocolate cup cake looking and smiling at me from my desk. because someone here baked last evening and brought it to work….. and to top it came to my desk and offered it to me… guess what i cudnt say no.. absolutely cudnt say it…. not because he’d feel bad but because i’d feel bad…. GOD this takes a lot of will-power………. and then once i have sugar loaded myself, i’m craving something spicy or salty.. guess whats around, popcorn or potato chips from the darn wending machine….. ouch!!!

  486. sumathi

    December 24, 2009 at 3:36 am

    thanks !!!! what u wrote was very consoling. But u know u actually feel good only for that 5 minutes when u cheat after that u feel so stuffed and sick. Whereas when u keep to discipline u feel so good about yourself. U feel so thin wether u look thin or not is besides the point. Haha!! anyways thats where we all have to understand that we are human beings and its a part of the game.

  487. Nandini

    December 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Hey people…
    Just wanted to know if u need to take the supplements forever….

  488. Snighdha

    December 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    absolutely agree…. the sugar loaded cakes and pastries are like an instant high and then u feel miserable, not just guilty miserable but ur whole body feels lethargic … i agree whole-heartedly with what you said.. the 2 pieces of choc I ate yesterday GOD I was so tired by the end of the day and had a wierd feeling in the stomach….. that only a good ol’ nimbu sherbet did the trick for me….. felt better after the sour/ sweet/ salty taste of this awesome goodness called nimbu sherbet 🙂 chilled and great…..
    keep writing more…..hey Amit hows ur trip going? hey about the cheese i am sure it will not be a problem man… cheese is usually available everywhere … all the best…

  489. sumathi

    December 26, 2009 at 4:35 am

    the whey protein person’s name is Vinay kumar and his number 9600047152. This person handles the south region but u may call him for contact numbers of other regional heads accross the country.

    • Hanny

      December 28, 2009 at 6:49 am

      thanks a lot..

  490. rita

    December 28, 2009 at 7:05 am

    anthing cheaper than whey proteins that can be consumed post workout

  491. simi

    January 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Hi All,

    I drink a lot of water through out & between meals also (I cant sallow food without water) so I need to have it between meals. This habit is since childhood. but I feel very bloated after meal specially lunch. everybody says drinking lot of water is gud, but I dont have any physical activity in my off hours, Its seating job and I sweat also very less (rarely after a gud work out)

    Please suggest if its wrong than whts d remedy.



  492. Snighdha

    January 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Happy New Year guys.. where are you all? Hey my diet was all over the place these past couple weeks due to the holidays.. please help me get back on track with ur lovely encouragement.

  493. sumathi

    January 5, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Hi Snighda,
    I have started a strict diet and feeling good too. the only hassle was a bit lazy at the gym so when i started all over again my body aching all over. Should be back in action by next week.

    • Snighdha

      January 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Sumathi, why dont u share with me the diet.? I agree .. that was my problem too. I was so irregular and lazy about my exercise. So getting back has become my priority now. Help me please.

  494. vinodh

    January 6, 2010 at 1:01 am


    Pl.let me know what is the best carb to have other than boiled potato after a work out and what is the name of the company that is supplying the whey protein. thanks vinodh

  495. sumathi

    January 6, 2010 at 4:44 am

    my diet has already been given previously and i am following the same thing. Go thru it in the beginning there are many .

  496. Snighdha

    January 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    THanks Sumathi., however at some point it gets boring eating the same things. how do you bring in variation? its a challenge to me 😦

  497. sumathi

    January 7, 2010 at 4:46 am

    get into the habit of checking out recipe sites (tarla dalal, sanjeev kapoor, ndtv goodtimes etc) they have plenty of low cal recipes. Whatever kind of foos u like pick the recipe and omit the oil in it . That way u get lotsa variety

    • Dimple

      January 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

      hi sumathi
      i lost about 12 kgs after readin rujuta’s book…my weight’s stuck at 57…want to get to size zero…how do i achieve dis…and wat diet shud i follow once am pregnant…pls lemme know

  498. mahejabeen

    January 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Rishi I am following this diet and want to lose weight desperately. Can you please correct me if i am going wrong anywhere.

    My height is 5 ft 3in and i weight 64kgs and my age is 26 years

    Morning get up at 6.00 am I have 1tbsp ghee with warm water { this i am having it for last two months as Dr Naram{yoga} of zee tv suggested that taking this on empty stomach will solve the problem of hair loss ,and it works and my hair doesnt fall }

    6.30 or 7.00 am banana / apple

    7.30 am -9.00am Gym { treadmill 30 mints,elliptical 20 mints , cycling 20 mints – i do this for five days continously and on weekends i do yoga if i get time }

    9.30 am Brown bread two slices with two egg whites /poha/upma with 1 egg white and one multivitamin , one calcium ,one biotin tablet each

    11.30am 2-3 almonds ,2-3 walnuts

    2.30 pm 2 rotis with dal and sabzi or only dal with 2 slice brown bread

    4.30 0r 5.00 pm buttermilk 1 glass / bhel with curd and onions

    sometimes i feel very sleepy so i take a nap from 6.00 pm to 7.30pm but this is not everyday only twice in a week or sometimes once .

    7.30 or 8.30 pm roti with dal or whatever i had in lunch
    and one calcium tablet {if i dont take calcium tablets i cannot do cycling or go up and down the stairs , i live on the ninth floor and i usually take stairs instead of taking elevator}

    9.30pm or immediately after dinner i take deighters delight green tea {this i need to take it because if i dont take it the other day i will be constipated}

    12.00 am wholemilk 1/2 cup dilute it with 1/2 cup water {occasionally when i feel hungry}

    1.00am or 1.30am I go to bed .I cannot sleep early because i have to put my son to sleep and have to finish other household chores and morning sharp 6.00 am i get up because i dont want to break my habit.

    Rishi can you help me with my diet , if there are any changes to be made in my diet and any changes in my schedule pls guide me .

    Your help in this regard will be greatly appreciated .


    • Sony

      April 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Mahejabeen,

      First of no diet is going to work if you don’t get ample amount of sleep.
      Atleast 7 hours given your morning exercise.

      It is said you should have a fruit within minutes of waking up, because this is the only best time you can have it. So bring it closer to 6:15 am instead of 6:30.

      I personally am not a great believer in gym exercise. Women normally don’t need it. You are doing extreme exercise. Your body will stop responding when you really have to climb those stairs in emergency times.
      Assuming you have a Yoga mat, just buy 2 weights of 1/2 kg each and follow Bipasha Basu’s 25 minute work out regime. It is simple and effective and of course not HARSH on your body. The DVD is just 299 bucks.

      Taking Calcium everyday, when you are not lactating can put pressure on your kidneys. A multivitamin tablet is enough. Have Protienex with milk soon after work out. Eggs are heavy to digest.

      Have subji along with dal in the afternoon. Don’t skip any healthy stuff.

      At night have less carbs and more fibre like salads. If the next day you have fruits as soon as you wake up, you won’t get constipation.
      Try it, it works.

  499. Veena

    January 9, 2010 at 4:26 am

    can you tell me the flax seed should be best taken in tablet form or?>??

  500. Sonal

    January 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi MumbaiYummyMummy,

    wanted to know if one is supposed to take Selace Forte through out the year or only for a few months and then give a break before starting again?

    I am taking Seven seas cod liver oil capsule once a day (300 mg). Can I take Selace Forte alongwith it?

  501. NJ

    January 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

    i am pregnant.. has anyone tried Rujuta’s post pregnancy diet..what is it all about and is the diet same that is there in the book to be followed while feeding..
    thank u..

  502. pria

    January 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    hey ive spent a lot f time reading this blog n i think its gr88
    i juss had i question
    can v hav some other form of proteins as im nt a believer of shakes n all
    will sproust or channa be gud

  503. Sonal

    January 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hello Everybody,

    I have read the book and am trying to follow the “diet” and I seem to have a problem regarding my pre workout meal. I have read most of the blogs and see that all of you can wake up, eat a fruit and can workout. In my case, I usually have a fruit as soon as a wake up, and I work out an hour later (3 days of cardio, 3 days of weight training) but I cant seem to keep my energy levels up throughout the workout if I only have a fruit. I usually have a glass of milk on cardio days before the workout (15 mins before) or a piece of 1 grain bread (half ) on weight training days. I would love your input.

  504. Ghazala

    January 29, 2010 at 4:45 am

    This is Ghazala. I have overweight, 68 KG. Now with 2 months I have reduce weight 2 Kg by YOGA. I thought Yoga is more benifical for everone. Now my Yoga classes has been closed due to some reason, once a week I do Yoga at my home. I want to reduce weight with in 2-3 months plz advice what should I do? and should I follow the above mentioned diet plan.

    I m confuse because you have mentioned the types of diet General Diet/Atkins diet/De-toxic diet and other various forms of starvation diet) but I dont know about the types of diet and which type of diet to suit to my body and metabolism…..

    Could you plz help me……..

  505. Duhita

    January 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    HI rishi i really like ur diet plan……….Could you please suggest me something…..I belong from a gujrati family so loadz of ghee n oil!
    My height is 5.5 n i weight 78…….I’ll tell my whole schedule
    I wake up at 11
    den i have my breakfast 1 bhakri
    i have my lunch at 2.30
    deb at 6.30 i have 2 khakhra’s
    n i have m dinner at 10.30 which consist sabzi,2 roti and rice…………..Plz suggest something which helps me reducing m weight as fast as its possible

  506. Prav

    January 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Hi, following from the sample plans above, is it possible to get some non-Indian food alternatives?
    I don’t live in India, so the food choices vary a lot.
    Typical day will be:

    1. Toasted bread/muffins/bagels and cappuccino for breakfast (sometimes substituted with yoghurt and cereals)
    2. Peanut/fruit snack in mid morning
    3. Lunch will typically be pasta, pizza, white rice, fried rice, thai tom yum noodle, chinese dishes mediterranean food (pitta, felafel), with some fresh or canned juice
    4. Another coffee or mocha or capuccino around 3 or 4 pm
    5. Dinner will be post 8pm with same as lunch options

    Unfortunately, culture of eating home made is not as prevalent, and time also does not premit cooking everyday after coming back from work..

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.


  507. SJ

    February 2, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Mahejabeen can u please tell me where do u get this deighter’s delight green tea … I am the same age and weight and suffer from constipation…

    Also guys can you please tell me the name of a good multivitamin.

  508. Daman

    February 3, 2010 at 1:23 am


  509. Sowmya

    February 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I have read Rujuta’s book a month back or so… Iam looking for Whey protein powder and Flax seeds in Hyderabad. Iam 5 8” and might weigh around 78 , My aim is to lose upto 10-12 kgs. I go for brisk walking, and when I started the diet off, I couldnt continue with rotis and no rice … because I think my body is used to rice. Iam a pakka South Indian, cant be without having rice in atleast one meal… So I started off with brown rice which I believe is better than white rice.

    I would appreciate if someone could help me find the whey proteing and flax seeds. Also Iam looking for a Personal Training …but not really sure whether spending on a PT is worth it or not? Any reviews about Dinaz Banjarahills Hyderabadis?


  510. tahira

    February 9, 2010 at 7:59 am

    hi, mummy yummy.. m glad to read ur diet chart i am confused though about the diet supplements.. can anyone take these?? coz i am suffering with pcod can i also follow the same diet chart n supplements.?? my height is 5’4 and weight 64 i wanna lose inches.. please reply..

  511. anamika

    February 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm


    howz everyone???? i need ur help…. yummy mummy…

    i’m 23yrs 5’2 n weight 75kgs. :((
    i have a very bad life style. totally unorganised.
    i have my engament coming in aug i reallly need to get to 60kgs.. pls help me..
    i’m a total vegetaria.
    my diet is

    9:00 tea and any dry sncaks.
    9:45 tea.
    2:00 lunch [4 rotis+ sabzi]
    4:00 tea
    8:00 dinner anythin.. either home cooked or outside.

    i have a sedeantry life style. i work from 9:00am to 7:00.
    i’m not allowed anything eatable except the lunch timings.
    i belong to gujarati family so sugar is in everything we cook. i love to chats n pani puri n all.

    please help me………. and most importany i hate gymin because i have spent thousands of rupees and not a single achievemt. so i hate it.

    please help me……….

  512. Alisha

    February 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    hey Guyz
    read the blog… ok …im gettin married in 3 months.. i am 61 kgs 5’4 and wana reach 55kgs… since i was 90 kgs earlier and have lost my body is very loose.. i got for aerobic classes 3 times a week and do a step workout the other 2 days. I really wana look on the D day…so please help…
    my routine is as follows.
    – get up at 7:30 – 1 apple with 15 mins
    – 8:30 – 2 idlis
    – 11:30 – cup of coffe with less sugar n less milk
    2:00 – idli/ bajra roti / poha / curd roti
    4:00 – cheese
    6:00- 7:15 – aerobic class
    7;30 – soya milk (plain)
    8:30 – lots of soup and 1 boiled breast chicken/ chana/ moong + dahi + raw salad. (no carbs)
    10:30 – apple/ chana
    Plz suggest if i need to change anything ..will really appreciate..Thanks.

  513. sumathi

    February 17, 2010 at 3:51 am

    we have written so much about whey protein given numbers , addresses etc. Looks like u havent read the full blog properly. Please go back and read the whole thing u will find all the answers to your questions

  514. willbefit

    February 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hello Everyone(Yummy Mummy, Rishi, Snigdha, sumathi et all) and a big Thanks to yummy mummy for starting this blog…I just happened to stumble over this while googling Rujuta Diwekar and man I m Impressed…Well, I have had a good history of loosing weight very quickly and then gaining it all back soon :(. So, I am going to start today/ now with my new diet and exercise regime – following Rujuta’s principles and we’ll see where I get with it. I am excited to take my first steps to a healthy lifestyle…I will keep u all posted on how I am doing :)….And btw, I am a sindhi too and love Koki and sindhi curry 😉

  515. Geeta Joshi

    February 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Could you please help with a diet plan.I have recently joined the gym a week back on 15th Feb’10.I weigh 81 kilos and my height is 5″
    My diet plan is
    9:00am – 1 cup tea with 1 spoon sugar + 3/4 katori poha/upma/2 spoons of corn flakes with 2 spoons milk/3 idlgis with sambhar no coconut chutney.
    11:00am – 1 fruit
    1:00pm: 3 phulkas,1 veg and 3/4 katori dal.
    3to 4pm go to the gym.
    5pm :- 1 cup tea with 4 marie biscuits
    8pm: dinner same as lunch.

    could you please recommend a diet based on rujutas diet plan.

    Geeta Joshi

  516. Geeta Joshi

    February 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Sorry forgot to tell you… that i am 33years. currently have no servant at home and doing all the household work and taking care of my 2 children aged 5 and 2 years.
    I was working till dec 31. and then at home after that.

  517. mili

    February 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Hi All

    Looking for ways to lose weight I stumbled on this blog looks very informative , my height is only 4 ‘ 10 and weight 70 kg I am OVERWEIGHT need to lose atleast 20 kgs I am vegeterian with eggs only . Please help…… I am only 37 yrs and at this rate I may start seeing trouble soon.


  518. mili

    February 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    yummymummy , myhometruths, all
    I have started eating every 2 hours worried if i am doing it right . I have joined the gym and also started basic yoga . proteins are ok by multivitamins make me throw up….? any other way to get these vitamins …….

  519. keshana

    March 2, 2010 at 4:56 am

    hey!!!!! its me back again… how have u guys been??? good to see loads of ppl cumin in… yummy mummy i’ve mailed u on ur personal id.. can u pls revert me back on the same..

  520. Sowmya

    March 2, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Hey Keshana want to know ur weightloss journey… just had a PT session today at Dinaz… There was a time I could day a min of 20 crunches and today i hardly cud do a 5 :((((… I have put on 6 kgs in just an year … any pointers for flexibility?

  521. Geeta Joshi

    March 2, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Hi yummy mummy,
    Waiting for diet plan from you.

    Geeta Joshi

  522. Nimisha

    March 3, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Hi Alisha
    Wow u lost a whopping 30 kgs…Tell me how did u do it ya!!!….I am 85 kgs now, 5”1’height,30 years old mommie to a 2 year old.I shud ideally be 50-55kgs.I go for hi-intensity aerobics 5 times a week and take a 5 km uphill walk 5 days a week too, for the past 2 months.I have lost 3 kgs since :).I have not majorly cut down on anything…Don’t know wot i can do to drastically lose weight.Need some inspiration…n u sound like one already.I have had inch loss and have toned up….I also worry bout loose saggy skin….as for ur query…switch to a sugar substitute in tea/coffee…..Equal tastes jus the same as sugar….n try adding swimming or circuit taining to ur schedule…..All the best for ur weight loss journey…Congrats for ur impending marriage 🙂

  523. keshana

    March 3, 2010 at 10:56 am

    hey!!!! is yummy mummy there????

  524. lostgirl

    March 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    hi everyone.
    i just came across this site while searchin for rijuta diwekar. a nice blog, n some fanastic diet regimes. its nice that finally people seem to understand that eating is the only way to reduce weight n not by starving or going on random diets. the point being eating right.
    i’ve read rujuta’s book n was quiet bowled over by it. n have been tryin 2 follow it since the past 2 weeks.
    i’m facing a problem. that being i feel verry hungry after my lunch( 2:30 pm) i.e around 4:00 pm. n when i have buttermilk i dnt feel like “not hungry”. as a matter of fact i feel hunger all the more by 5:30…wot do i do? n is cheese every day a gud option?
    hope u ppl can help me..

  525. rani

    March 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

    my weight is 190 pounds and height is 5.1 and which diet plan wud fix me the best cause i tried a lot of others and then i got to know bout rujuta i tried a lot of diets like Atkins and other but i didn’t got any result even though rujuta’s diet is yummy and very easy to keep on i would be thankful if you tell me the diet plan which would suit me the best and work fast as i want my weight to be loss as fast as possible.:)
    i’ll wait for your guide and instructions hope you’ll reply soon 🙂

  526. Anu

    March 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I’m barely 5ft with 55kg. i stumbled on the website by chance. I felt very inspiring. I started the regimen this morning. One problem though. I drink coffee 4 times now I’m cutting it to two times. Can I drink green tea? I’m also using the tip of for every cup of coffee two cups of warm water… Let me know…

  527. bk

    March 12, 2010 at 4:24 am

    hi!! is yummy mummy there?? i need help!!! thanks

  528. dm

    March 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

    this helps

  529. anu

    March 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    hey guys…
    am 161 cm,61 kg…i was around 70kgs..then lost eight kgs ..nw studk to 61..nt reducing…i wrk out specific diet plans..except avoidin of junk fud as much as i can..nw gonna wrk frm next mite nt b able to wrk out durin trainin…for abt 3months..n wil b in can anyone pls suggest me wat i can do..wat diets i can am really worried whethr i wil put on the lost kgs…pls help..

  530. anu

    March 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    hey guys…
    am 22yrs 161 cm,61 kg…i was around 70kgs..then lost eight kgs ..nw studk to 61..nt reducing…i wrk out specific diet plans..except avoidin of junk fud as much as i can..nw gonna wrk frm next mite nt b able to wrk out durin trainin…for abt 3months..n wil b in can anyone pls suggest me wat i can do..wat diets i can am really worried whethr i wil put on the lost kgs…pls help..

  531. Rima

    March 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hi All,

    I have been following this blog in since a while now but I am new to blogging so havent replied or messaged anything yet. I have lost around 3 pounds , 1 kg weight by following her diet for 2 weeks and I brisk walk daily for 30 mins on a treadmill.

    Before 2nd baby i was 110 pounds now I am 122 pounds. I need to lose 5 kgs more till this summer.(till june)

    Since I am home with a baby I cant hit the gym more than 30 mins on a weekday since thats the only time my hubby gets to baby sit both kids.

    So I need to loose 12 pounds to be my we