7 Best Weight Loss Books

7 Best Weight Loss Books

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Hi Everyone, 🙂

Yesterday Sanjeev was looking for a book to read in our bookshelf and he saw these weight loss books lying there. He said “why don’t you review all these weight loss books? It’d be helpful.”. I gleefully agreed. Why not?  There are more than these 7 books that I have read since September 2011 when I decided to lose weight. And now I am pretty much a health and fitness addict so I go through a lot of health and fitness material on day to day basis both online and offline.

Anyhoo. These are some of the books that have been helpful to me in my weight loss. But as I was getting wiser (ahem! :P), I realised that some people have written books mostly to promote themselves while some have gone all out to help people. Here is my assessment of these 7 weight loss books. Hope you find this post helpful. 🙂

1. Don’t Lose your Mind, Lose your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar : This book would change your life. If you are starting on your  weight loss journey, that’s where you should be starting. It is an easy to follow book. For me this book was more of a re-learning of all the things that my mom asked me to follow once but I didn’t. 😛 But this book helped me a lot. She teaches you little things such as eating every two hours, how to plan your meals, what to eat, importance of exerice..and how you can eat everything. There are some brilliant examples through out the book where she has corrected meals of a lot of her clients. It is one of the most honest and genuine books where the intention clearly is to help people and change the way they think about weight loss.

Rating : 5/5

Buy : HERE

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2. Women and the weight loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwekar: This is the sequel of ‘Don’t Lose you Mind, Lose you Weight.’ This books gives your more in-depth knowledge of changes a woman’s body goes through – pregnancy, hormones, menopause, periods, PCOD. There is a good portion on diabetes as well. I got a bit bored of reading this book because it is quite a detailed book. When you are on a weight loss mission, all you want to know is ‘5 quick tips on how to lose weight’ and when someone starts talking aout anything not related to that you lose your interest. 😛 Hang on to it till the end and you’d end up feeling so knowledgable about the changes in your body and how you can tackle them. There are some portions in the book that you may feel were in Rujuta’s previous book as well but the books are written by the same author so it’s all good. Excellent read and a must read!

Rating : 5/5

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3. Eat Delete by Pooja Makhija : This was the most hyped book because of the celebrity quotient related to it. Honestly, I read it in 2 hours. And if you have read Rujuta’s book, you don’t need to read this. In fact if you read this book after R’s book, you’d find this book pretty frivolously written  This book didn’t come across as if there was much thought put into it. She makes you calculate BMR and then decide how many calories you should be eating everyday. If you can follow that, good for you. The book is written in easy to understand language. This book also came across as a promotional book. Not in my recommendation list.

Rating : 2.5/5

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4. Confessions of a Serial Dieter by Kalli Purie : I love this woman. Again, this was one brutally honest confession of someone who was struggling with weight all her life . You HAVE to read this book. She’d make you believe that although weight loss may not be easy, it is definitely not impossible. If she can, you can. If I can, you can. 🙂 I have written more about this book HERE.

 Rating : 5/5

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5. Lose Kilo a Week by Nishi Grover : Kallie Purie in her book mentions about a ‘Dominatrix Dietician’  in her book ‘Confessions of  Serial Dieter’. Kallie was talking about Nishi Grover. 😛 I got scared while reading this book. It was as if someone was standing on top of my head with a stick and asking me to ‘EAT 2 pieces of fruit every hour’, or ‘slap the person who offered you a chocolate’ or ‘I’d give you one tight slap if you eat anything after 6 pm. I wanted to run away. loll!! But I would say read this book. She teaches you to learn to say ‘no’ but ideally, you cannot follow her diet plan if you are not one of her client. I found her diet so strict that actually if she does not stand on top of my head with a stick, I’d definitely cheat. 😛

Rating : 3.5/5

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6. Love Your Body by Yana Gupta : Yana had an eating problem. She had image issues. She got rid of all of it with a help of a teacher. It is a good book. She talks about all good things about weight loss exercise and nutrition. Buy this if you just want to read more content on health and fitness. It is not a must have book.

Rating : 3/5

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7. The Beauty Diet by Shonali Sabherwal : If I had written a review of this book probably one year back, it would have been negative. But now that I have come such a long way in fitness, I want to re-read this book. Shonali’s follows a probiotic approach to fitness. It is a very scientific book. She tell you things such as ‘ you don’t need dairy as adults.’ As Indians we’d want to scratch our heads and wonder… She’d tell you about stevia, barley, chia seeds, sweet potatoes, brown rice and probably everything that would seem a little difficult to follow in your day to day life. Her clients such as Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia get lunch boxes packed from her kitchen because honestly, it is difficult to prepare her recipes on day to day basis. You’d need a major lifestyle change to follow what she preaches. A a lot of things would go above your head if you are just starting with your healthy lifestyle. So I’d say that you read this book may be 5-6 months after you are into fitness and you want to take that extra step in making more lifestyle changes. This book is not for the normal junta.

Rating : 4/5

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Weight loss is only about two things – exercise and diet. But there is so much that goes behind these two words. Hope you found this post helpful. Good luck with your weight loss. 🙂

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49 thoughts on “7 Best Weight Loss Books

  1. thanks a lot for this post, i will go with “Don’t Lose your Mind, Lose your Weight” book first *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*

  2. Kick-arse post Rati! Loveeeeed it – I’ve been wanting to read Rujuta’s book for a long time now, but whenever I need quick tips I just go to Miss Fit these days 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Tell me when did you first start losing weight? I have been at it for a couple of months now and losing inches and toning up, but not losing weight as such *waaa* *waaa* *waaa* *waaa* *waaa*

    1. Aarbee I havent lost weight from past 4-5 months but I am geting so freaking toned.. Loving it. Not caring about weight. 😉 I think there is something about muscle gain and weight gain thing.. not sure what it is but it’s okay if you get toned and not lose weight in numbers.

      and back then I started losing weight .. not sure.. 🙁

      1. Yeah I agree with that muscle gain thing completely – besides there are other healthy side effects like stamina, healthy eating habits etc. These days I dont even feel like eating out very often. i have lost quite a few inches though – so really really happy about it! btw I cant believe you havent lost weight coz u look super trim in ur pics *preen*

        1. yeah I have toned but actually now I am not even making much of an effort at losing weight. I just like to eat healthy and work out. It keeps me stress free and it is kinda become a part of my life now . So I am in a good space at the moment. Enjoy you inches loss. They are just awesomeeesstttt *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  3. Thank u Rati ! u got this at the right time. I am currently reading dont lose ur mind….weight, and its undoubtedly pertinent. I am flipcarting few more u mentioned are a good buy ! Thanks again for the wonderful post *puchhi*

  4. Very nicely written Rati.. *clap*
    Something about weight gain?? *scared*

    M not into the weight loss club, badly need to gain weight!! *headbang* *headbang*

      1. *hihi* Thanks for the invitation Rati.. *puchhi*

        Putting on 6-7 Kgs will be kind of a lifetime achievement for me..

        1. hey amisha 🙂
          evn i need to gain 5 6kgs bt its so difficult . every new year my resolution is to put on some weight bt seriously i think its more difficult than losing weight 🙁

          1. Sush,
            Its new that I found one of my own species.. *hihi*
            Lets keep motivating each other, as I think that motivation to loose weight is common, but to gain weight is so sparse..

            1. Just a free advise here: you need to exercise if you want to gain weight. Less cardio and more weight training to gain muscle mass. And just because you want to gain weight you shouldn’t eat junk food. You need to eat healthy and nutritious just like someone who needs to lose weight. Believe me it is tough but not impossible. Just take expert advise and follow material on web about body builders. They are tring to build mass too. So you will get some important pointers from them. 🙂 It’s all about metabolism gals.

  5. This is an awesome post Rati…. *thankyou* *thankyou*
    m just getting into weight loss mode and badly need help, guidance, motivation and encouragement…i will start wt kalli purie’s book..

  6. Rati, you are right. Losing weight and losing fat are two different things. If we stop taking junk/fat food, chances are we lose fat, but we stop taking protein and other nutrients, we might lose our muscular weight which leads to sagging.

    I also read couple of books on weight loss and consulted a famous dietician to understand the concepts. Thankfully, have also lost 3-4 kgs with just proper diet.

    And I loved the post! 😀

  7. Rujuta changed my logic behind food
    good the four week countdown diet by namita jain is not included, It never worked for me the whoel dal without oil tadka logic 🙂

  8. hey rati..i have read all these books and i would say rujutaz first book and kalli purie are the best. frankly, there was nothing worthwhile in yana gupta’s and pooja makhija’s.
    next on my list is diet doctor by ishi khosla, wheat belly, and the book by abhishek sharma mentioned in miss fit

    1. yeah pooja makhija’s was not great … I mean it came across as such a promotional book for her own benefit. dint enjoy it. I’d check out the books you mentioned. thanks 🙂

  9. Such a wonderful post Rati.
    I am a big fan of Rujuta and follow her only.I shed all my post pregnancy weight by following her simple and easy rules.

  10. Nicely written Rati.. *clap* *clap* *clap*
    Exercising is such a stress burster and makes you feel good thru’ out..like u said now i cannot think abt a day without exercising…its an integralpart of my life 🙂
    I have’nt lost more than 2-3 kgs in the last 4months,but inch loss,defenitely yes..i m loving it..ppl say i m lookin thinner now and healthy..now i’m not so worried abt loosing weight..
    And inch loss = buy more new clothes rofl rofl

    1. thank you rama. I agree. inch loss = buy more new clothes *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  11. Awesome post!! *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* I missed ur posts over the past couple of days Rati *puchhi* *puchhi* And I loooveee both of Rujuta’s books! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* They r the lifestyle-changing kinda books n I love her! I read Yana’s book too but it was as u said just a good read n not a must have.
    I loooove confessions of a serial dieter! *happy dance* *happy dance* That woman is just freaking awesome! N its a wonderful change to read a book by someone who went through it than a nutritionist…
    The beauty diet is definitely not for the normal junta, u described it so well! I read it looong back n gave up.

    1. yeah couldnt write a post this monday on fauxpas.. 🙁 I agree with what you siad. I want to meet kallie purie one day and tell her that she is awesomest 😀 😀 😀

  12. Hey Rati!! Truly a nice post…I am definitely ordering the first one…..though i dont need to loose weight, need to loose fat… 😛
    Anyway, you should do one more post, how to get toned body 🙂

  13. just ordered on flipkart…thanks for reminding *hifive* that I need to gear up n start with some exercise regime..lovely post *clap*

  14. Thanks rati…… I have been looking for books of this nature….. Need to get healthy….. Just ordered ur five star rated books off flipkart…. Thanks a ton doll.

  15. very nice post rati
    i allready have the below 3 books & enjoying reading them too.
    Confessions of a Serial Dieter by Kalli Purie
    Don’t Lose your Mind, Lose your Weight by Rujuta Diwekar
    Women and the weight loss Tamasha by Rujuta Diwek
    but not yet able to start my weight loss journey as am a working mother of a naughty & active 1.5 year old baby.
    hope to put the reading of the books to some use in near future.

  16. Superb Post! *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
    Loved the way you have mini reviewed these. All the important points are covered *haan ji*

  17. Added to favourites. Thanks a ton for the reviews. Will buy the first book . The older you get the harder it is to lose that weight so its best to start young and ofcourse its never to late to start either. The older you get the techniques might be different but the goal is the same – Being Fit, staying fit and most of all increasing your stamina to enjoy the finer things in life. Losing weight, inches is the bonus 🙂

    Thanks again for this wonderful post. *puchhi*

    1. yeah i agree aruna. But you can start anytime. Hrithik roshan’s mom is around 60- year old and she lost 25 kgs in a few months. 🙂 Good luck ! 🙂

  18. Rati, my girlfriend, you have the art of doing right posts at the right time. I don’t know how you do it, but you do it always 🙂 I recently read Rujuta’s books and loved them. Would surely get my hands on Confessions of a serial dieter. Looks like a great read. Thanks Rati. Very helpful post as always.

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