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Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev and Weight Loss Controversy


London,August 06,2007: Subodh Gupta, Celebrity and Corporate trainer based in London has challenged today Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev for giving misleading statement or remaining silent on misleading news regarding weight loss achieved through his yoga.

Recently Swami Ramdev organised yoga camps in US (July 2007) and UK (July 2007).

According to news published on Rediff News on 17th July with title ’Yoga has nothing to do with religion. It is not Hinduism’ Raj Kumar says “I lost 6 kg after attending two sessions of yoga with Baba Ramdev in New Jersey last week”.

Another news published on NEWSPOST India 1st July 2007 title “Ramdev’s Yoga Brand Launched In America” says people lose weight up to 5 pound of weight just after one session and Swami Ji maintains that effect of yoga are demonstrable and immediate.

According to Subodh Gupta, It is impossible that anybody can lose 5 pound body fat just after one yoga session or 6 kg body weight (approximately 13 pound) with in 2 yoga session.

Whenever any media statement does not goes in favour of famous Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev Ji, he quickly strike back at media saying that media is misinterpreting him (as he claimed has happened in reference to Shri Mahatma Gandhi Ji), however he himself has been making misleading statement or remain silent on misleading news which serve his interest.

Mr Subodh Gupta who trains celebrities and corporate organizations and had worked in the field of Yoga and Weight loss for many years said “with due respect I personally challenge Swami Ramdev Ji knowledge on weight loss to the extent that I would abandon my whole profession of Yoga practice forever and would become his blind follower if Swami Ramdev can test this on him” and he is ready to volunteer himself for Swami Ramdev one yoga session.

Subodh Gupta further explained that why people cannot lose 5 pound weight by attending 1 yoga session of respected Swami Ramdev ji.

“We lose weight when we burn more calories than we eat. One pound of body fat equal to approximately 3500 calories. So if you have a calorie deficit of 3500 calories you would lose approximately one pound.

Now for loosing 5 pound weight (as maintains by respected Swami Ji in one yoga session) means that you need deficit of approximately 5 x 3500 = 17500 calories.

A yoga session normally can lose maximum up to 250 calories in one session. How can somebody lose 17500 calories in one session of Swami Ramdev ji???”

He explained further : “If you eat higher quantity of salt in your food, then there is tendency of body to retain water in our body and any little weight loss if at all experience in your yoga session, it is purely water loss and not the fat loss but Swami ji never explained this to people”. Hope Swami Ramdev ji would reply to this.

Subodh said, “No doubt regular practice of yoga along with controlled diet helps in balancing the body weight over a period of time, but never in one yoga session 5 pound weight loss or 13 pound weight loss in 2 session and it is matter of shame that respected Swami Ramdev Ji needs to use misleading news about weight loss to attract western audience in his yoga camp as weight loss program are big business in western countries”.
Issued in public interest by Indian Foundation for Scientific Yoga in london


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