5 Pro tips: living a healthy lifestyle

Rujuta Diwekar is a celebrated nutritionist. She has been in the nutrition industry for more than 20 years. She is one of the world’s most-followed nutritionists. Besides the best-selling author, she is India’s foremost speaker on health & wellness. 

Here are 5 Beneficial Tips From A Famous Nutritionist :

The best part of her advice is that her guidelines are easy to adapt, affordable & in tune with our eating cycle. She emphasizes in glory & pride of our Indian culture, heritage & our food practices.  Change in our meal portions & eating guilt-free is the mains for her fitness projects.

5 Beneficial Tips From A Famous Nutritionist

Don’t drink tea or coffee first thing in the morning. Have a glass of plain water. After that, eat 4-5 soaked almonds (badam) or 6-7 soaked raisins (kismis) or local & seasonal fruit. Eat this small meal within 10-15 mins of waking up.  After having this small meal, you can do your yoga/exercise/workout.

Have breakfast within 60-90 mins of this first meal.

Have your tea or coffee or with that.


In the case of women with PMS or in periods, soak 1-2 strands of saffron (kesar) with 6-7 raisins & have it with a glass of water in the morning.

Health Benefits

  1. Having raisins first thing in the morning helps in reducing sugar cravings & low energy levels.
  2. Banana (or any fresh fruit) helps with digestion issues.
  3. Soaked & peeled almonds – helpful in diabetics, PCOD, and poor sleep quality.
  • Use Cloth Napkins for Wrapping Chapati in Casserole

Tiffin Boxes Aluminum foils tend to stick to our food. Better to be a bit Old-School! Use cloth napkins for keeping chapati in your casserole & tiffin boxes. Cloth Napkins are healthier, more durable & cheaper options in the long run as compared to aluminum foil. So, It’s an economical & healthy option.

Make your nearby people aware too, of the health benefits of these cloth Napkins.

It is a simple & inexpensive change!

Pro -Tip

Take pride in continuing the legacy of your grannies & have its health advantages.

Health Benefits 

  1. Wrapping & storing chapati in the cover of cloth napkins is a more health-based decision.
  2. Putting hot rotis (chapati) in aluminum foil tends to stick to our food & harmful in the long run.
  • Add 1 Tsp of Ghee (Clarified Butter) 

To Your Meals Add 1 teaspoon(tsp) of ghee. Adding 1 tsp in lunch reduces your sugar cravings and dips energy levels after lunch. Adding 1 tsp to dinner helps with digestion issues, constipation & regular bowel movements. Try to make ghee at home. It’s not so tough!  Google for easier preparation of ghee making at home:)


You can cook food in ghee (once in a while) to have added flavor & benefits.

Health Benefits

  1. Ghee is lipolytic, which means it’s a fat that breaks down other fats.
  2. It moves fats from stubborn fat areas of the body.
  • Distraction-Free Meals 

In distracted mode, you can ignore the moment when your stomach feels full. This can lead to overeating. Eat your food without distractions. Don’t use phones/ TV/ emails/ messages/ social media, etc. while having meals.

Start this practice with at least one meal a day.

You tend to eat less than what you eat with distractions.

Pro -Tip 

Eat at least one meal of the day on a floor mat with a cross-legged posture. Feel the benefits yourself!

Health Benefits

  1. By practicing distraction-free eating, you would not overeat.
  2. You would appreciate food and flavors with full senses.
  3. Optimum eating would lead to weight loss too!
  • Say No to Plastic 

Take your cloth bags for shopping & to your vegetable market (sabzi mandi). Replace your plastic tiffin boxes with steel dabbas (or boxes). Use steel bottles or copper bottles for water usage.

Pro -Tip

Educate others too. Set an example for your family & society. Change of tomorrow comes with a single action of today.

Health Benefits

  1. Carrying your cloth bag reduces the consumption of polythene bags,
  2. which are the main cause of water & soil pollution.

Final Remarks 

So, in all, I want to conclude 5 takeaways from nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s fitness mantras Start your day with

  1. soaked almonds or nuts.
  2. Use cloth napkins for warping chapati in casserole.
  3. Add 1 tsp of ghee to your meals.
  4. Distraction-free meals
  5. Say no to plastics

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