The poster girl for health and fitness in the country, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, with her hourglass figure and effervescent face, continues to give the 20-somethings a run for their money.
The actress turned businesswoman has been constantly inundated with questions on the secret behind her flawless skin and hair and toned physique and it comes to many as a surprise, when she replies “good food and discipline”.
Revealing these principles and more, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, has now authored a book titled “The Great Indian Diet” which will be published by Penguin Random House ,the world’s most global trade book publisher. The diet and nutrition book reiterates how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are and encourages people to look for good health within our Indian borders.
The book has been co-authored by Luke Coutinho, an International collaborator with Yale University, Griffin, Prevention and Research center, CT, USA. Luke who has also authored ‘ Eat Smart, Move More, Sleep Right ‘ combines nutrition, exercise, sleep and spirituality/stress management in his approach to help people with their health goals.
Together, Shilpa and Luke, hope to shed light on several taboos associated with food, staying true to their Indian roots .”The Great Indian Diet” touches upon various food categories and not only tells you how to take care of your nutritional intake but also how to burn fat in the process. The combined experience of a professional nutritionist and an uber-fit celebrity who lives by the diet will open your eyes to why Indian food is the best in the world.
Talking about the book says Shilpa Shetty Kundra, “ I live by the Great Indian Diet and it will open readers’ eyes to why Indian food is the best and most nutritious in the world. My aim with the book is to shun fad diets and food taboos . When we have everything here in India, why look outside for answers? The book will be launched on World Nutrition Day and I hope to encourage a healthier, fitter India.”
Says Caroline Newbury, VP Marketing and Corporate Communications, Random House India, “We are delighted to be publishing The Great Indian Diet. With the combination of Luke’s nutritional expertise and Shilpa’s own personal passion for health and fitness, we are sure that this book will open Indians’ eyes to the power of local foods and make them think more carefully about their own wellbeing.”
About co-author Luke Coutinho:
Luke Coutinho practices in the field of holistic nutrition – integrative and lifestyle medicine. Besides disease, obesity and lifestyle, Luke specializes in cancer, working with all stage patients with an alternative and integrative approach. Having authored ‘ Eat Smart, Move More, Sleep Right ‘, Luke , combines nutrition, exercise, sleep and spirituality/stress management in his approach to help people with their health goals. He is a speaker at various forums worldwide (EO, YPO, WPO etc) and on advisory boards of several schools and health platforms.As Director, Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine – ‘ Herbs Nutrition ‘, Luke is heavily involved in research, studies and sourcing of micro nutrients,nutraceuticals and oils that can prevent, cure and support disease and health .Head Nutritionist and Master coach – GOQii, Luke Coutinho is involved in strategic training and development of over 150 lifestyle coaches .
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