Gain to Lose by Dr Sheela Nambiar

51b1X+Ac4GL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_I received the book ‘Gain to lose’ by Dr. Sheela Nambiar as a review copy from Rupa Publications and would like to thank the publisher for the same.

The blurb:

Does being SLIM mean being FIT? Does losing WEIGHT mean losing FAT? Is exercise only about losing WEIGHT?

In Gain to Lose, Dr Sheela Nambiar, a practising obstetrician, gynaecologist and a fitness and lifestyle consultant, explains how losing ‘weight’ does not necessarily mean that one is losing fat and being ‘slim’ is not necessarily the same as being ‘fit’. Instead, building muscle is the key, not only to losing fat and keeping it off, but for better functionality, a youthful body and greater strength. Quick-fix diets and fads are not the answer; it is important to maintain a disciplined lifestyle. Therefore, say NO to ‘exercise and diet’ and YES to ‘train and eat’. Based on her personal experiences and research, the author has delineated unique ways to permanently lose fat through muscle gain.

This book will show you how to get healthier by applying the right workout techniques, which result in fat loss and help you get into great shape. With useful tips and exercise regimes that can easily be followed by anyone, Gain to Lose: An Essential Guide to Losing Fat by Gaining Muscle is a must-read for women who want not just to look slim, but to be fit.

My take:

The book has been written in a scientific way and in a language which can be easily understood by the lay person. She mentions that even if we lose weight by whatever techniques, we still do not lose fat and the key to losing fat is to gain muscle.

I have actually started following a few of her techniques but being lazy, I am not regular, but yes, I can feel a subtle difference.

A must read for everyone, whether or not you want to lose weight, but for staying FIT and not FAT. Because, when fat gets replaced by muscle we become fit.

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