Mrs. Diksha Chhabra went on to lose 95 Kg and went on to win Mrs. Body Fit 2017-18 at Mrs. Earth India Pageant.
Like most of the married women in India, the lady was all involved in household chores and never paid attention to herself. Suddenly, she went on to become an overweight woman who also faced issues because of her PCOD which further added to unwanted weight. Later she also had issues with insomnia.
But then she decided to step up and made some major lifestyle changes because of which she gained this top spot.
When the lady was asked about her journey then she said
“Honestly, when I started working towards my weight loss, it was a desperate step to get rid of medications I was taking for PCOD and thyroid. Participating in a national level beauty pageant was nowhere in the picture. My weight loss journey started with a short term goal of losing 5 kgs. Every time I lost 5 kgs, I used to set a new target for myself. With lack of knowledge in the beginning, I focussed more on doing extreme cardio exercises. I was putting myself on starvation mode and depriving myself of food. These desperate steps did take a further toll on my health. I did lose 18 kgs in 6 months but my health was deteriorated due to lack of nutrition. Hence I started my research on healthy weight loss. I came across the concept of weight training and eating a wholesome of a well-balanced diet.
In a matter of one year, I came down to 61 kgs by eating a well-balanced diet followed with strength training. My diet consisted of the right combination of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. With proper weight training, my metabolism was improved and my body got accustomed to burning calories like a furnace. It was like magic how I saw my body transforming every month and definitely gave me enough confidence to take this ahead further”.
When she was asked that how does she maintain her diet, then quickly came her reply
“I was a complete vegetarian before and had no clue about the right nutrition and vital roles each macronutrient plays. Now, after being a professional fitness consultant, I ensure whosoever is following my diet take each nutrient in the right quantity.
My daily diet includes 80-100 gms of protein, 80 grams of carbs, 20 -30 gms of fat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and water. I am a non-vegetarian now and my diet includes eggs, chicken, oats, whole wheat /multigrain breads, rice, pulses, fruits, vegetables, cheese butter, etc”.
Regarding her workout routine, the lady shared
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“I practice and teach weight training and CrossFit. Along with my daily routine, I have recently started practicing Mix Martial Arts to challenge my endurance level. My workout routine changes every week but I believe in a wholesome exercise pattern instead of targeted weight loss or muscle gain approach. It works wonderfully with my body type.
I make sure my workout has the right place for required cardio which is either a 20 mins treadmill session/high-intensity interval training or kickboxing followed with an hour of weight training. I club lots of compound movements like squats, chest press, shoulder press, push ups, pull ups, deadlifts in my daily workout routine to burn maximum calories in a short time”.
The lady also shared her quick diet and fitness tips to stay healthy in the long run.
“The objective of eating is to provide nutrition to your body. I would also recommend following a balanced meal which is home cooked. While travelling or at work, always carry some healthy snacks like nuts, protein bars, and fruits. Drink at least 4 litres of water in a day. Hydration is essential for vital body functions as it balances your electrolytes and helps in digestion too”.
Keep yourself engaged for some daily activity like swimming, running, walking, gymming, etc. Exercising every day will keep your metabolism in place. Sleep for at least 8 hours every night and try not to engage yourself a late night with gadgets”.