“It is important that we see food as something that nurtures us. And that we see ourselves as human beings worthy of the nurture!” says Rujuta Diwekar on the importance of food in a woman’s life.

Know Rujuta Diwekar

Rujuta Diwekar is India’s leading sports science and nutrition expert. She firmly believes that one needs to use common sense and not complicate the act of eating right. According to her, eating right is the exact opposite of counting on the calories. Some of her famous clients include Kareena Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and more.

Recently in an interview with SheThePeople.TV, Diwekar talked about the de-stressing meals that are important for a healthy mind and body in a urban busy lifestyle.

“To me, a confident woman is someone who feels worthy of her meals. To me a woman who has made it is someone who is happy irrespective of her body size or shape.”

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Stress-relieving foods to de-stress life

The first de-stressing meal according to Rujuta Diwekar, is the dinner of rice, dal and a dollop of ghee. The second in the list of de-stressing food is a handful of cashews, to be eaten at any time of the day. Instead of sipping coffee, biting cashews will give mental strength and mental calm during endless meetings. Third, on the list is a banana every morning. It will help in “keeping the nerves calm.” Lastly, peanuts and jaggery are also important de-stressing food that helps combat period cramps and sugar cravings.

Besides de-stressing meals, Rujuta also advices to stop using mobile phone for at least 20 minutes to two hours in a day. This also acts as a good de-stressing activity.

Women stop fearing food

To maintain conventional body size, many women end up making major exclusions from their diets. Based on the prejudices of society, they start fearing food which is essential for a healthy body.  This not only affects their health but also demotivates them in life. Rujuta Diwekar advises women against such fear of foods. She said that women should stop fearing foods and discriminating themselves according to their body size.

“To me, a confident woman is someone who feels worthy of her meals. To me a woman who has made it is someone who is happy irrespective of her body size or shape.” said Rujuta Diwekar. She further said, “To me, an under-confident woman is the one who is waiting to feel happy after she knocks off five kilos or 15 kilos.”

Besides de-stressing meals, Rujuta also advices to stop using mobile phone for at least 20 minutes to two hours in a day. This also acts as a good de-stressing activity.

Rujuta Diwekar firmly says that for the aspirations of women to be liberated and free, it is important to treat themselves right, with the right food and no hesitation.

Rudrani Kumari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV  

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