Weight Loss

Sa­pangeet Ra­jwant, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent - Mar­ket­ing and Dig­i­tal, Col­ors, Vi­a­com18, shares with us her fit­spiring jour­ney of how she lost 11 kgs in just three months.

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Vi­a­com 18 Vice Pres­i­dent Sa­pangeet Ra­jwant on her flab-to-fit jour­ney

“I was not al­ways fat, but after be­ing di­ag­nosed with thy­roid, I started putting on weight. And within a short span of time, I re­alised that my weight was rul­ing my body. “I then de­cided that my ill­ness won’t de­fine me any­more. I took charge of my body to get back in shape.”

THE WEIGHT LOSS JOUR­NEY “I started with the ba­sics. I started ex­er­cis­ing and went to a di­eti­cian to help me with my weight loss. “I started walk­ing on the tread­mill for one hour re­li­giously. I be­lieve cardio ex­er­cises are the best thing to do to at­tain good fit­ness lev­els. “I then con­sulted di­eti­cian Kashish Alim­chan­dani who planned out a sim­ple and a doable diet plan for me. It in­cluded: A hot glass of wa­ter in the morn­ing, as soon as I woke up. Post wa­ter, few wal­nuts, to kick-start my me­tab­o­lism. Break­fast was two egg whites or poha. Lunch was a green leafy veg­etable (or a pro­tein veg­etable) with one bran roti. Sea­sonal fruits and a snack, mostly makhanas, in the evening. Din­ner was grilled veg­gies and some­thing pro­tein along with it.

“Ba­si­cally, my whole diet com­prised lots of pro­teins and less carbs. Along with that, I was ad­vised to drink chaas, lots of green tea and hot wa­ter all day. “I con­tin­ued this regime con­sis­tently for three months. My thy­roid lev­els came un­der con­trol and so did my weight. I felt a lot lighter and con­fi­dent about my­self.”

MAIN­TAIN­ING THE WEIGHT “But, of course, main­te­nance is the most im­por­tant fac­tor of any weight loss jour­ney. So after my weight loss, I am on a main­te­nance diet where I have lit­tle rice, more wheat, and a small quan­tity of starch, as dur­ing my weight loss I had not touched them at all. Apart from that, I con­tinue my same diet and ex­er­cise rou­tine daily. “Now, I work out five days in a week. I have joined a yoga class for three days a week and for the re­main­ing two days, I do my nor­mal cardio in the gym. Along with that, I also walk ev­ery day. “I be­lieve that weight loss is not as hard as peo­ple make it sound. At the same time, one should not make it so strict that it’s hard to stick to the plan. For nor­mal weight loss, one just needs to try and avoid eat­ing out­side food and if it’s un­avoid­able, then just or­der grilled dishes or sautéed veg­gies. And re­duce al­co­hol; that helps in re­duc­ing weight in­stantly.” HAR­SHA KANAL

“Weight loss is not as hard as peo­ple make it sound. At the same time, one should not make it so strict that it’s hard to stick to the plan.”

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