Celebrity trainer Prashant Mistry reveals Sana Pancholi’s diet and exercise routine that helped her get lean

Most people trying to get fitter and leaner look up to their favorite celebrity for motivation. But these celebs have an army of professionals to help them get in shape by shedding that extra flab. They guide them, inspire them and motivate them to achieve their fitness goals. dr Prashant Mistry is one of those celebrity trainers who has helped several Bollywood celebrities get healthy. The certified physical therapist has trained celebs like John Abraham, Mandira Bedi and Sarah Jane Dias, and new to the list is Aditya Pancholi’s daughter, Sana Pancholi. In an exclusive chat with ETimes Lifestyle, Prashant revealed Sana’s diet and fitness routine that has helped her get in shape.

Challenges Sana faced due to her weight
A restaurant owner by trade, Sana was not obese. She was slightly out of shape, which affected her self-esteem and confidence. dr Mistry said Sana just wants to get leaner and have a toned physique. To achieve this, she didn’t have to follow a rigorous exercise regimen or make drastic changes to her diet. With a few adjustments and motivation, she managed to lose 20 pounds and get leaner.

Daily workout routine
dr Mistry revealed that Sana gained around 10kg during lockdown and lost that weight in 6 months. Her daily workout routine consists of cardio, weightlifting, HIIT, CrossFit, and bodyweight training. She performed these exercises on alternate days to keep the routine challenging and target the right muscle group. “Their cardio workouts were generally 1 hour and other workouts were 35 minutes to 50 minutes,” he added.

eating habits
Along with an intense workout routine, Sana followed intermittent fasting to speed up the weight loss process. “She fasted for 16 hours, consuming all of the day’s calories in the 8-hour eating window. During those 8 hours, she used to eat something every 3 hours,” revealed the fitness expert. She was fairly consistent with her eating routine and rarely enjoyed cheat meals. Whey protein and dietary supplements were also part of her daily diet.

The expert tip for people trying to shed pounds
When asked for tips for people trying to shed pounds, Dr. Mistry on healthy changes in everyday life. Eating a balanced meal in moderate amounts can help you reach your fitness goal faster. He also emphasized the importance of eating carbs along with protein post-workout to maximize the benefits of the exercise routine. “Just like protein, our body needs 0.5 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of body weight after training. If the need for carbohydrates is not met, it leads to weakness and loss of muscle mass,” he explains.

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