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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.