THE FADS & FALLACIES OF DIETING - MS. RUJUTA DIWEKAR AT ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE
Eminent Indian nutritionist and fitness expert, Ms Rujuta Diwekar, delivered a lecture on “The Fads and Fallacies of Dieting” and “Indian Food Wisdom” to a house-full audience of more than 150 participants from colleges across Mumbai, on 14th September, 2015. The lecture was organized by the Department of Life Science and Biochemistry in collaboration with the Women’s Development Cell. Ms. Diwekar kept the young audience enthralled, clearing the nutritional misconceptions bothering their minds. She firmly warned against any kind of quick-fix fat-loss diets stressing that eating well, eating right and eating regularly, coupled to a regular and consistent exercise schedule is the only way to become fit and lose fat. She also warned against falling prey to marketing strategies adopted by food companies and institutes promoting instant weight-loss. Ms. Diwekar emphasized the health benefits of simple, home-cooked Indian meals and the use of traditional recipes and spices. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, would like to thank Ms. Diwekar for accepting the invitation to deliver the lecture, and also for the gift of the “No Smoking” poster, which has been duly put up in the College Canteen.