The Body Nirvana

More Than Just a Weight-loss Book

Non-Fiction - Self Help
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 12/28/2018
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Author Biography

Garima Gupta is a mind body wellness coach, author of ‘The Body Nirvana’ (HarperCollins), ‘Birth of Sibling’ & 'First teach your child to (succeed) fail'. She works as a holistic weight loss coach with clients in India and abroad.

Garima is a psychologist. She has done extensive work in the area of psychology of health. Her domain is human emotion and how emotions relate to physical health.

She brings over 15 years of experience in coaching about the role of the mind in physical health. Her stratagem is to create conditions within the body where it naturally moves towards peak health. She believes that our mind is the missing piece of the weight loss puzzle. Weight-loss must be achieved by gently removing the reasons for weight-gain not through fighting the body.

She is also an EFT practitioner, helping clients release trauma or pain. When they let go of both the past and worries about the future, they allow themselves to be free, joyful and successful. Forgiveness is an important component of overall physical and personal health. She is a speaker on various domestic and international forums.

Parenting is another domain she passionately writes about. She works with the principal that the child is an eternal soul packaged in a tiny body and sent our way. A child comes to us so we may share our life journey. As a parent our task is to learn about love, care and detachment from our child.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mary C. Blowers for Readers' Favorite

The Body Nirvana: More Than Just a Weight-loss Book by Garima Gupta is such a refreshing book. I am constantly reading diet books to try to lose weight and this is a completely different approach. Gupta believes that what your mind tells you about your appearance and about your person can have drastic effects on your weight. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology as well as the Indian Psychiatric Society, and this expertise translates well into a book about how to be happy with your body. Gupta presents several varied exercises for thinking differently about your appearance. Many of them are questions to answer about your beliefs, all in the interest of what you can do to understand yourself better.

The Body Nirvana teaches that many factors can affect one’s weight including sleep or lack of it, whether you are relaxed while eating, and your state of mind or level of stress while eating and in general. Even something as simple as having the television on while eating counts as multi-tasking and if you do not eat mindfully you are likely to eat more and to eat the wrong things. So get yourself a plate and put a portion of food on it and sit down at the table. This act alone should carve off a few pounds if you need to lose them. This is a refreshing guide and a new approach to weight loss. I look forward to implementing all these exercises into my life so that I can be healthier and live a longer life. Garima Gupta writes for publications on these topics and may be an author to watch for other health books in the future.


I have started to follow a diet schedule as advised..