#CosmoChats with Namita Jain
The celebrity health guru talks about at- work exercises, the problem with crash diets, and all- round body love in her new book, 9 To 5 Fit!
Cosmo: What’s the best way to get some exercise in the office?
Namita Jain: “Stretch your neck, arms and shoulders periodically. Suck in your abs at all times—this will strengthen the muscles and maintain better posture. If you’re feeling stressed, take a few deep breaths five to seven times.”
C: What’s your take on fad diets? Do they work?
NJ: “Fad diets work on the concept of a quick fix. They don’t work in the long run. There’s a lot of yo-yoing of weight and lack of nutrients from essential food groups. You need a balanced, long-term solution for weight loss.”
C: How can one make healthier decisions while eating out?
NJ: “Always order light food. Ask for less oil, cream or butter or no cheese in your dish. Most restaurants are happy to oblige. Beware of sauces and salad dressing served outside; they may contain more than a hundred calories. Also, you don’t have to eat every thing on your plate! If you’re feeling full, don’t stuff yourself.”
C: Once you’ve lost the extra kilos, how do you keep them off?
NJ: “You need to be consistent with your diet and exercise. Think of workout activities that you enjoy and look forward to, to ensure you stick to your routine.”
C: What do you hope to achieve with this book?
NJ: “I hope this book helps the office-goer bounce back to not just a slimmer, but a healthier self!”
9 To 5 Fit: A Working Person’s Guide to Looking Great and Performing Better! by Namita Jain, ` 199