Pune: Woman writes 3000 recipes to encourage healthy eating in youngsters

A 67-year-old Pune woman underwent bariatric surgery and lost 30 kgs. After which she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi

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A 67-year-old Pune woman weighed around 95 to 100 KG before undergoing bariatric surgery. After losing 30 kgs, she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi. She says, “Much about your weight depends on what you eat.”

Anuradha Tambolkar underwent bariatric surgery in 2012, and she believed that one of the reasons for weight gain is junk food. When it became a difficult journey for her to lose weight, she decided to help the young generation by writing a book on healthy homemade recipes, which will help youngsters to keep their weight under check.

“It was difficult for me to move, and I did not feel enthusiastic before the surgery. From around 95 kg, I came down to around 65 kg. It is crucial to eat healthy homemade food to keep oneself fit. I then started writing about homemade recipes and eventually published a book about it,” said Anuradha.

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The book titled, Mejwani Vejwani, is published in two volumes. The book has different chapters based on the ingredients used in recipes.

“If you open a chapter titled potato, you will get around 100 recipes which can be prepared by using potato. Also, the recipes are from different parts of India, and all can be prepared by using easily available ingredients,” she said.

“The younger generation must know to cook healthy, homemade food. The aim was to introduce the young generation for that,” she said.

Dr Shashank Shah, a bariatric surgeon from Pune, who operated on her, said, “Eating healthy food is the key to being a fit person. One must always eat homemade food to keep one’s weight under control.”