(This is based on the excellent write up in Tamil by my face book friend Hamsabai Santhana Krishnan. I have modified it in a prayer like poem with nyasa and Phala sruthi)
Asya Stri janoragya maha manthrasya , Swami health ananda Rishi,
English poem chanda , Manoakarshani Rathi devi devatha , Sarva deharogyarthe ,
1,All home makers want to be slim like film stars,
But over time they put on lots of weight,
And when they themselves blast themselves for it,
They excuse themselves , “after all I am married , wont I become stout?”
2.Oh homemaker , arrest the way you put on weight,,
By not keeping on tasting what you cook in the kitchen,
And by not eating mini breakfasts , mini lunches.
Maxi fried snacks , while engaged in cooking
3.Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By not eating all the food that remains after lunch and dinner,
That too after serving food to all those whom you love,
And seeing all that remained and feeling that food should not be wasted.
4. Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By avoiding the modern gadgets to lighten your work,
As far as possible and take out from the closet ,
Those magical kitchen tools that your grandma left for you
5.Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight,
By not sitting in front of the idiot box , after speedily,
Finishing of your morning work and not taking a nap,
After eating the very tastety meals that you , yourselves have cooked.
5.Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By taking up non- tiring work like cleaning and gardening,
And avoiding the several cups of coffee/tea that you take,
But drinking soup prepared out of water used to boil vegetables.
6. Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By always undergoing the normal physical strains of life,
Like climbing the stairs , walking as often as possible,
To the nearby shops and avoiding to the best extent car as well as lift
7.Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By either going and working in the office or if you are not employed,
By doing yourselves the manual works around the home,
Like washing the cloths , cleaning the floor as well as vessels.
8.Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By avoiding tastey sweets of chocolates bought for your kids,
By avoiding the tickling temptation for deep fried food,
And by eating needed food at fixed hours of the day.
9,Oh home maker , arrest the way that you put on weight ,
By making it a habit of evening or early night walks,
Along with your husband , for at least half an hour,
Taking care that you walk briskly and actively
If this ashtakam is read and followed daily with faith,
In the morning and evening of every day ,
You would get love of your life long partner,
And get the jealousy of pretty ladies all around your home.