*Rujuta Diwekar* is the highest paid *dietician* in India. She is the one who took care of *junior Ambani* to lose 108 kgs.
*Her advice to diabetics*:
1. *Eat fruits grown locally* ….. Banana, Grapes, Mangoes. All fruits have FRUCTOSE, so it doesn’t matter that you are eating a mango over an Apple. A Mango comes from Konkan and Apple from Kashmir. So Mango is more local to you.
*Eat all the above fruits in DIABETES as the FRUCTOSE* will eventually manage your SUGAR.
2. Choose Seed oils than Veggie oils. Like choose ground nut, mustard, coconut & til. *Don’t choose chakachak packing oils*, like olive, rice bran etc.
*Go for kachchi ghani oils than refined oils.*
3. Rujuta spends max time in her talks talking about GHEE and its benefits.
*Eat GHEE daily.* How much GHEE we should eat depends on food. Few foods need more GHEE, then eat more and vice versa. Eat ample *GHEE. It REDUCES cholesterol.*
4. *Include COCONUT.* Either scraped coconut over food like poha, khandvi or chutney with idli and dosa
Coconut has *ZERO CHOLESTEROL* and it makes your WAIST SLIM
5. *Don’t eat oats, cereals for breakfast.* They are packaged food and we don’t need them. Also they are tasteless and boring and our day shouldn’t start with boring stuff.
Breakfast should be poha, upma, idli, dosa, paratha.
6. Farhaan Akhtar’s new ad of biscuits – fibre in every bite… Even ghar ka kachara has fibre, likewise oats have fibre. Don’t choose them for fibre. *Instead of oats, eat poha, upma, idli, dosa.*
7. *No JUICES till you have teeth*in your mouth to chew veggies and fruits.
8. *SUGARCANE is the real DETOX.* Drink the juice fresh or eat the SUGARCANE.
9. For pcos, thyroid – do strength training and weight training and avoid all packaged food.
10. *RICE – eat regular WHITE RICE. NO NEED of Brown rice.* Brown rice needs 5-6 whistles to cook and when it tires your pressure cooker, then why do you want to tire your tummy?
A white rice is hand pounded simple rice.
*Rice* is not high is GI INDEX. Rice has mediun GI index and by eating it with daal / dahi / kadhi we bring its GI index further down.
If we take _ghee over this daal chawal then the GI INDEX is brought further down._
*B.* Rice has some rich minerals and you can eat it even three times a day.
11. How much should we eat – *eat more if you are more hungry,* let your stomach be your guide and vice versa.
12. We can *eat rice and chapati together* or only rice if you wish. It depends on your hunger. *Eat RICE in ALL THREE MEALS without any fear.*
13. Food shouldn’t make you scared like eating rice and ghee. *Food should make you FEEL GOOD.*
14. *NEVER* look at *CALORIES.* Look at *NUTRIENTS.*
15. *No bread, biscuits, cakes, pizza, pasta*
16. Ask yourself, is this the food my Nani & Dadi ate? If yes then eat without fear.
17. Eat as per your season. *Eat pakoda, fafda, jalebi in monsoon*. Your hunger is as per season. Few seasons we need fried food, so eat them.
18. When not to have chai – tea – don’t drink tea as the first thing in morning or when you are hungry. Rest you can have it 2-3 times a day and with sugar.
19. *NO GREEN tea please.* No green, yellow, purple, blue tea.
20. Eat *ALL* of your *TRADITIONAL* foods.
21. Strictly *NO* to packaged foods / drinks.
22. *Exercise / Walk* to digest & stay healthy.