Looking for Love?

May 15, 2014

Quick Notes on 'The Love Diet'

Author : Shonali Sabherwal
Publisher : Ebury Press / Random House India

Rating : 2 / 5

In The Love Diet, Shonali Sabherwal, India’s leading and only Macrobiotic Nutritionist presents a refreshing approach to eating by sharing: Food secrets that can make you caring, loving and giving; Tips to enhance sexual appetite in men and women; Magical food and lifestyle factors needed for better sex and and love between the sexes; How to reach a place of love 24 x7 with the food and lifestyle you have; The Love Diet is your "go-to book" for advice and solutions on how to feel happy, healthy and full of love.

It is a unique book in a way to designed to cultivate and improve health and vitality for a happy blissful life full of love on all levels. It serves as an overall guide to healthier and happier life choices that can make you caring, loving and giving. It also provides recipes, insights and tips on effective workouts and how one can attain overall balance, both in your life through healthy eating.

I must admit reading books based on cooking or dieting is not my cup of tea and after reading this book, my views hasn't changed much. Don't get me wrong, it is a book written by an expert, launched by famous Bollywood celebrities and marketed extensively. But solely going by my low expectations, i still found it to be verbose, overwritten and took little solace in getting something out of it as an health benefit.

Problem here is that the material is too dense for a common person. It is written in jargon filled way suitable only for people who is extensively into training/dieting about their food habits. Multiple times during the book reading, i failed to connect the dots. I even found the complex relationships between sex and food way over the top and LOL variety.  There are no clear examples based on a certain point and at times the non-fiction narrative completely loses the point and delves into personal relationships of the writer.

I am sure there will be people who will benefit more by reading this. Solely going by my reading expectations and experience, i found it to be a slog. Try it, if it suits your reading sensibilities, you may find it quite appealing.

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