Fitness can be better incorporated in one’s routine if there is enough motivation from people around you. Bringing the philosophy of how a simple and healthy diet, along with regular and disciplined workout, can help achieve fitness goals, TV actor-turned-chef Amrita Raichand has initiated a #4WeeksChallenge where she intends to lose four kilos in four weeks.
Adding some fun to her fitness regimen, she invited her social media followers to join in on the challenge that will run through November, which is also her birthday month.
View this post on Instagram
After all the festivities & vacationing it’s now time to get back in shape for my #Birthday 😁🙈 So I’ve decided to undertake the challenge of losing 4 kilos in 4 weeks! YES, it is a goal that’s achievable with the right kind of diet & a systematic workout plan! I’ll be sharing my personal diet plan and my workout routine with you on stories and post so if you want to take a screenshot pls do! 🥰 I would love it, if you guys would participate with me and we can share our progress here with each other to stay #FIT and #Motivated together! It’s a #4weeks4KilosChallenge Guys! Let’s do this!! 💪👊#MondayMotivation P.S it’s ok if you do 2 sets of the routine the first time, I couldn’t do more than that too! 🙈 #fitnesschallenge #getfit #mondaymorning #fitness #training #birthdaymonth #letsdothis #circuittraining #workout #gymshark #stayfit
Here’s what she had to say about the challenge while sharing her customised diet plan drawn by dietician Ria Ankola with nutritional advise from John Gloseter.
“As promised, sharing my “Diet Plan” for the month of November. I’m super motivated and excited to be sharing this journey with you guys! Lets hope to reach our goal by the end of this month,” she said. She added, “I will be avoiding refined and artificial sugar completely for the next four weeks. I will stick to home cooked simple easily digestible meals which does include carbohydrates too like whole grains and millets because I will need energy too to work all day. I will not be cutting off dairy completely so I will have my one cup or tea or coffee with a little milk too minus the sugar of course.”
Here is what her diet plan includes:
View this post on Instagram
As promised, sharing my “Diet Plan” for the month of November 😁🥳 I’m super motivated and excited to be sharing this journey with you guys! Lets hope to reach our goal by the end of this month, I will also be sharing this post on my stories so you can take a screenshot. Do tag me in your posts about this challenge and dont forget to use #4WeeksChallenge. A few notes to add to the diet ; – I will be Avoiding refined and artificial sugar completely for the next 4 weeks. – I will stick to home cooked simple easily digestible meals which does include carbohydrates too like whole grains and millets because I will need energy too to work all day. – I will not be cutting off dairy completely so I will have my one cup or tea or coffee with a little milk too minus the sugar of course ( no artificial sugar too)🙅🏻♀ Please note: You body is different from mine so what suits me may not suit you. My diet is customised as per my body requirements and based on my medical history and blood reports by my friend and dietician. @riaankola I also take a lot of nutritional advise from @glosterjohn Kindly make sure you know what’s ok for you before you follow any diet. 🙌🏻 and if you need any professional advise please contact @riaankola #TuesdayMotivation #MommyTips #stayfit #stayhealthy #dietplan #nutrition #healthylifestyle #weightloss #journey #foodplan #beingamrita #chefandbeyond #stayyummy #fitness #challenge #4weeks
Ditching sugar-loaded tea or coffee for a fruit or tender coconut water (nariyal paani) or some nuts for kickstarting her day, Raichand enjoys eggs, veggies with whole grain or millet or poha or idli or dosa with coconut chutney for breakfast. Her lunch and dinner include rotis or rice or dosa with veggies, dal/paneer/chicken with a small helping of a salad and plain yogurt or buttermilk.
For snacks, she munches on makhana (fox nuts)/chana/fruits/peanuts or a homemade seed cracker.
Her fitness schedule for the four weeks of the month is divided into HIIT (High-intensity interval training) circuit training on Mondays, running on Tuesdays, cycling on Wednesdays, HIIT Circuit on Thursdays, running on Fridays and cycling on Saturdays which is followed by rest or recovery day with massage or swimming on Sundays.
As a cardiovascular exercise, HIIT involves alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until one is too exhausted to continue. Cycling and running are also known to increase cardiovascular fitness that helps burn more fat.
If you are looking to join the challenge, the chef has a few words of advice.
“Your body is different from mine so what suits me, may not suit you. My diet is customised as per my body requirements and based on my medical history and blood reports. Kindly make sure you know what’s ok for you before you follow any diet,” she said.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines