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Stay fit this November with chef Amrita Raichand’s #4WeeksChallenge; here’s how

Adding some fun to her fitness routine, the chef invited her social media followers to join in on the challenge that will run all through November, which is also her birthday month.

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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.

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.

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“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:

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.

Amrita Raichand shared her four-week routine plan on Instagram stories. (Photo: Chef Amrita Raichand/Instagram)

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.

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If you are looking to join the challenge, the chef has a few words of advice.

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“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.

First published on: 08-11-2019 at 04:35:32 pm
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