Anant Ambani turns 24: A look at his inspiring 18-month weight loss journey

Updated: May 21, 2019, 21:14 | Soumil Kamat
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    Anant Ambani, the younger son of Mukesh and Nita Ambani, lost a massive 108 kgs in a period of 18 months, which is truly inspiring. His weight loss story is one of grit and sheer will power that serves as a lesson for all those who want to lose weight with proper diet and fitness plans. Pic/Instagram

    In pic: Anant Ambani with his brother Akash Ambani

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    It was tough for Anant Ambani during his initial weight loss days as he suffered from chronic asthma. The medication he took, led to 'medicine induced-obesity'

     

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    However, Mukesh and Nita Ambani's youngest son was determined to shed weight and he ensured that his medical condition did not come in the way towards achieving his goal

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    Anant Ambani was also often ridiculed for his appearance and he would seldom make public appearances. Pic/Instagram

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    He would occasionally be present during IPL matches played by Mumbai Indians, a franchise owned by his mother Nita Ambani. Pic/AFP

    In picture: Ambani family with Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Devendra Fadnavis and Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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    Inspired and motivated by his family, Anant Ambani decided to take his first steps towards getting fit. Anant's progress was monitored by celebrity trainer Vinod Channa, who has trained popular Bollywood celebrities the likes of John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana and Riteish Deshmukh among others. Pic/AFP

    In picture: Anant Ambani with Nita and Mukesh Ambani

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    Anant Ambani stuck to a zero-sugar, low-carb diet along with adequate proteins and fat. His calorie intake was reduced to 1200 per day. His diet majorly included vegetables, sprouts, paneer, and pulses and lentils.

    In picture: Anant Ambani with Nita and Mukesh Ambani

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    Being diabetic and asthmatic, his fitness levels were supervised by Dr. Andre Chimone. Anant Ambani's fitness routine was a mix of cardio, yoga, functional training and strength training. Pic/Instagram

    In picture: Anant and Akash Ambani

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    Anant Ambani's progress was slow initially due to his body's balancing issues. Anant would, during his first phase, walk every day for a time frame between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Pic/Instagram

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    In addition to walking, Anant Ambani pursued resistance training. This involved the use of pieces of equipment like leg press and chest press. Pic/Instagram

    In picture: Anant and Akash Ambani

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    Once Anant Ambani lost all the excess weight, he moved on to workouts like planks, push-ups, burpees, and other methods of functional training for toning purposes. He followed light intensity exercises with higher number of reps

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    Just before his 21st birthday, Anant Ambani was able to achieve the unthinkable. He reached a weight of 100 kgs and ended up weighing less than the weight he lost

    In picture: Anant with brother Akash and mother Nita Ambani

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    The weight loss journey was not all smooth-sailing for Anant Ambani. It has been reported that days when he did not lose a few grams, he would be worried. However, Anant Ambani did not let his insecurities get to him

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    Many naysayers proposed that Anant Ambani had a little extra medical surgery to help him shed the fat. However, according to his doctors and his parents, it was not possible to perform surgery on Anant Ambani due to his medical condition as it would have been too risky. His weight loss was all natural, a result of regular exercise and a healthy diet. Pic/Instagram

    In picture: Anant Ambani with Narendra Modi

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    Slowly, Anant Ambani's weight results began to show. Celebrities like Salman Khan were proud of his achievement. Khan tweeted out, "So happy to see Anant Ambani,lots of respect n sooo happy fr him.Takes a lot of willpower to loose 108 kgs in 18 months." (sic) Pic/Twitter

    In picture: Anant Ambani and Salman Khan

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    When Shah Rukh Khan asked Anant Ambani about all the weight he had shed, Anant Ambani humourously replied saying that he would pose no competition to Bollywood. Pic/YouTube

    In picture: Anant Ambani and Shah Rukh Khan

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    Anant Ambani's weight loss journey was hailed by Bollywood, sports and other celebrities who lauded his transformation, grit and determination

    In picture: Anant Ambani with Sachin Tendulkar

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    Self-discipline, hard work and dedication ensured that Anant Ambani reached his desired target and his transformation makes it all worth it. Pic/Instagram

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    In picture: Anant Ambani during the inauguration of Dhirubhai Ambani square at Jio World Centre, BKC in Mumbai in March 2019.

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Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's younger son Anant Ambani managed to lose 108 kilograms in merely 18 months showing steely grit and determination. On his 24th birthday today, we showcase the amazing journey of his physical transformation in pictures

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