Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant lost more than 100kg thanks to Bollywood star John Abraham’s celebrity trainer Vinod Channa, and a really wild diet – how did he do it?
Help from the experts
Anant has chronic asthma and his medication has reportedly played a role in his weight gain over the years. So Channa researched Anant’s condition to make sure he adhered to medical protocols, developing a plan that enabled Anant to push his limits but remain healthy.
Support from his mum
Taking it slow
Channa created a “build-up” programme for Anant, starting with balance training before moving on to low-intensity workouts with high reps. Because of Anant’s size, the cardio element of his workouts was also based on a progression model, starting off with 30-minute to two-hour walks.
It took around 18 months for Anant to ditch the weight. During that time, he moved from walking for 30 minutes to walking 21km a day. Around five to six hours of his day were spent focused on exercise, with a mixture of yoga, weight-training and functional workouts.
Trashing bad eating habits
Anant was constantly fatigued due to a poor diet and no exercise. Under Channa’s guidance, Anant traded the junk food and carbs for foods rich and protein and fibre, eating lots of vegetables, fruits and dairy.
Plenty of dedication
In an interview with India Today, Channa said that the key to the billionaire heir’s success was his determination.
Fast facts: Anant Ambani’s weight-loss diet
- 1,200-1,400 calories per day
- Zero sugar
- A teaspoon of ghee every day
- Six meals a day
- A glass of fresh cow’s milk at the start of the day
- No cheat days allowed
Nita Ambani isn’t the only member of the ultra-rich Ambani family who’s gone on a diet – she also encouraged her youngest son, Anant, to battle obesity with a protein-rich, no-sugar diet and a fitness plan involving 5 to 6 hours of exercise a day