You shouldn’t trust a skinny chef but you can definitely trust a super hot nutritionist turned author! Pooja Makhija who’s been a celeb diet guru favorite for years now launched her first book, Eat. Delete at Crossword on Wednesday evening.
Preity Zinta was at the launch looking totally cute in a black hat with a black tee and jeans. I asked her about her own obsesssion with weight and if she had ever fallen prey to the nasty diet that promises to make the kilos disappear in days. She confessed that we as women were all guilty of trying a whole load of crazy things before we really get our bodies.
The launch was just as I imagined it would be – fun and insightful. Pooja spoke about all her fit and famous B-town clients, which include hotties like Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor.
Personally, I think it’s amazing that the book is so unlike the million other diet books that hit the market everyday because it’s the first time an Indian health care expert has dealt with real issues like emotional eating, yo-yo dieting and fad diets which are at the root of all lifestyle diseases that we subject our bodies to.
I totally dig how she sticks to cool lingo about the mind-body connection rather than giving us rigid charts and BMI calculators that have us all confused and even more frustrated. And, I’m so utterly glad that both Pooja and Preity think that we all can develop willpower if we really work towards it and that it isn’t something only a blessed few are born with. Can you imagine life without any more midnight brownie cravings?
Pooja and I had the most exciting chat (can’t believe how hot she looks after two kids) about her idea of a permanent weight solution. She totally believes that we need to win the battle in the mind and the food on the plate, the radiance, and the drop dead gorgeous looks follow.
I completely agree with Pooja’s premise and I can’t wait to finish the book (already halfway through and loving it), which promises to make you reach the finish line without the quick fix approach.
Her inputs from mental health practitioners and others in the field of cognitive psychology make it so much easier for us to start that process of thinking like a thin person. So, are you all set to activate your skinny gene?