ENGLISH CONVERSATION: How to talk about Dieting

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Conversation between friends about Dieting 


Sakshi: Hi Pooja. You look fantastic. Have you lost weight?
Pooja: Hola Sakshi. Yeah. Actually I’ve been on a diet for a couple of months now.
Sakshi: Wow! Seriously, you look great.
Pooja: Thanks for the compliment.
Sakshi: What type of diet were you on?
Pooja: Few months back, I joined a Fitness Centre near my place and got useful tips and inputs from my personal trainer. With right combination of healthy diet and regular exercise, I managed to lose 6 kg in 2 months.
Sakshi: That’s amazing. What tips did your trainer give you?
Pooja: Mostly on how to exercise properly, but the best advice I got was to bring change my eating habits. Instead of eating 3 times a day, he told me to eat 5 times a day for optimum weight management.

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Sakshi: Are you kidding me? That doesn’t make any sense. Apparently if you eat more, than how do you lose weight?
Pooja: There is more to it than meets the eye. Actually, I’m taking the same amount of calories. I eat five smaller meals a day. That’s the magic of dietary protein and fiber. Basically, it naturally speeds up the metabolism and helps to burn fat at a rapid pace.”
Sakshi: When put it that way it makes sense. I’m gonna try that in foreseeable future.
Pooja: You don’t need to lose weight. You look totally fit.
Sakshi: I have been trying to get into shape. I have joined yoga classes.
Pooja: That’s great way to go about it but do remember to change you dietary schedule to improve your energy level. Just follow through, you will definitely feel more revitalized.  
Sakshi: Thanks for the recommendation. I will give it a shot.
Pooja: No problem. You will be transformed believe me


Are you kidding (me)expression to express disbelief and surprise

More to it than meets the eyemore than there appears to be at first

Foreseeableable to be predicted

Revitalized energized

Give it a shotto attempt to do something

Grammar Tips

Past Tense: Asking question in past tense can be tricky, following sentence structures can be used. 

# Did + subject + verb first form?

# What did + subject + verb first form?

# What + were + subject + remaining part?

Conversation Tactics

# Never shy away from giving compliments

# Stay inquisitive by asking right questions

#  Be a good listener


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