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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Yoga Trainer Subodh Gupta and Weight Loss Controversy

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is familiar with people interested in Yoga and Hinduism. Subodh Gupta too must be familiar with people interested in Yoga but he is not as famous as Baba Ramdev. Now Subodh Gupta has challenged Baba Ramdev for giving misleading statement or remaining silent on misleading news regarding weight loss achieved through yoga.

Subodh Gupta, Yoga Trainer based in London, has issued a press release in public interest regarding this.

The two misleading news articles according to Subodh Gupta

'Yoga has nothing to do with religion. It is not Hinduism' in Rediff.

“I lost 6 kg after attending two sessions of yoga with Baba Ramdev in New Jersey last week says Raj Kumar (not his real name).”

Ramdev's Yoga Brand Launched In America” in several news portals.

Ten overweight people volunteered to have their weight checked before and after the session. Amazingly, the weight reduction ranged from 0 to 5 pounds.

Subodh Gupta is contesting the reduction in 6 kg body fat in 2 sessions or 5 pounds after one session of yoga.

Subodh Gupta Explains why the six kg or five pound weight loss is not possible in the press release

“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???”

Just to explain the 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 Swamiji never explained this to people.

Another reason body weight also fluctuates over the period of day. Your weight in the morning when you wake up would be different than that after few hours. Weight can reduce naturally and not because of yoga session and you can check it for yourself.

It is impossible that anybody can lose 5 pound body fat just after one yoga session.

Subodh Gupta has made a point through the press release. Hope Baba Ramdev will reply.

There is an easy way to become famous. It is by challenging someone who is established. The established person might be right or wrong. Subodh Gupta through his press release has just done that. Hope his Yoga training classes for celebrity and corporate yoga in London gets more attention after this controversy.