We will today be reviewing Bollywood Actress Sara Ali Khan’s Massive Weight Loss Transformation.
Those of you who don’t know, she literally lost over 40kg of weight in 1-1.5years of Time period.
Sara has always been a chubby girl right from her childhood. However, things went slightly out of hand when she went to study in Columbia, her lifestyle went for a toss.
She literally survived on pizzas, chocolate, burgers and ice cream, that’s what she had of her daily meals. It was during the same time she discovered that she had developed PCOS PCOD.
So altogether these patterns of lifestyle worsen the situation for her.
She started her weight loss journey from the last year of college, as she aspired to become an actor.
Diet Sara Followed During Her Weight Loss Journey!
- To get her insulin under control & to lose weight Sara opted for a low carb diet to start with.
- She worked with a Celebrity Nutritionist Dr Siddhant Bhargava (a keto diet specialist) who also have worked with many other Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt.
- Sara tried KETO DIET for weight loss but didn’t like it and she didn’t advise anyone to do it.
- She still follows a low carb – moderate fibre, high Protein and moderate fat diet, where she mostly has eggs and chicken in her meals.
- Sara’s breakfast usually consists of egg whites and other traditional Indian sides like Upma, Poha, idli and some veggies.
- For lunch she mostly has one main dish of chicken with some roti or brown rice, dal and salad
- And the same meal pattern goes for her dinner too.
- She completely avoids Milk, sugar and refined carbs in her daily diet.
- Her morning drink includes a glass of warm water or a drink made with Haldi, spinach and warm water.
My Take on it.
I would never recommend a low- carb diet. Instead to control insulin levels in the body I would suggest you to prefer complex carbohydrates over refined carbohydrates. You can diversify your diet by adding millets/ pseudo grains such as quinoa, amaranth, or buckwheat to your diet.
Sara’s Workout Routine.
- She likes to workout first thing in the morning.
- She does a variety of workout which includes: Pilates, kickboxing, HIIT, weight training, running, circuit training etc.
- But her favorite is Pilates and cardio, she trains with celebrity trainer Pilate expert Namrata Purohit.
- She trains 5-6 days a week, even on days when she is tired, she will hit the gym or fitness center for walk or light workout.
Sara’s Post workout Meal.
For her post workout, she consumes Greek yogurt with one scoop of protein powder and some coffee.
My take on it.
One must include some form of carbs in their post workout meals for proper nourishment & recovery.
Most important things which helped Sara in her weight loss journey are her:
- Dedication level.
- And her determination to become an actress.
With Sara’s weight loss and improved lifestyle her PCOD & PCOS also came under control.
Sara has been a non-vegetarian throughout her life and she has people around her managing her diet for her. But for the common person it’s not easy to maintain such a high maintenance diet.
I strongly believe that you should always opt for a sustainable diet that you can continue lifelong, and if you can’t, that means you have hopped onto some fad diet.
If I would have been her nutritionist, I would have definitely given her a wider variety of protein sources. Like some seafoods or legumes. As I can see that she follows a very calculative and restrictive diet.
After listening to her interview, I felt she is eating her daily diet merely out of her dedication to stay slim but not really enjoying it.
Believe me, there is no benefit of engulfing food without enjoying it.
According to me, your balanced diet should be composed of 50% complex carbs, 30-40% protein, 10-15% of fat.
Sara’s physical transformation was a mental transformation as well.
For her initial one year of her weight loss journey, she didn’t cheat for a day and stayed completely away from any junk or any crap carbs.
No workout or diet routine can help you out until you are mentally strong enough to be consistent and stick to what you are doing.
You need to be mentally strong and firm to stay on your path and be consistent, even if you don’t see result.
It takes time for results to show up, which also varies from person to person. Make sure you never compare and lose your mental strength.
Cling to what you have started and gradually the results will follow.