The secret behind Anant Ambani's drastic transformation is actually his mum Nita Ambani
Anant Ambani has come out victorious in his fight against his weight, thanks to a rigorous exercise regime, and his inspiration, his mum Nita Ambani. Here's how you can also motivate your kid to work towards his goals
Nita Ambani's youngest son, Anant Ambani's, physical transformation has broken the Internet.
Not only did he lose a staggering 108 kgs in just 18 months, but also managed to show that no amount of money or luck can stop sheer grit from working its magic. Son of the richest man in India, Anant Ambani was known to suffer from chronic asthma and his medications were reportedly the reason for his escalated weight.
It was reported that Anant lost the weight naturally by following a strict diet and exercised for five or six hours each day. His regime also included a 21-km walk, followed by yoga and weight-training and high-intensity cardio exercises. In addition, he also maintained a zero sugar, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein and fat intake.
But the youngest Ambani has come out victorious in his fight against his weight, not only thanks to a rigorous exercise regime and diet but his biggest inspiration, his mum Nita Ambani.
The real inspiration - Nita Ambani
In an interview published in The Times of India, Nita Ambani was enquired about her shedding the extra kilos and here's what she said. "There was no motivation other than my son Anant. He suffers from obesity. He was highly asthmatic so we had to put him on a lot of steroids. He had to lose weight for health reasons. A child does what his mother does, so I couldn't be seen eating while putting him on a diet. So I went on a diet along with Anant. Whatever he ate, I ate. Whenever he exercised, I did too. If he went for a walk, I would go along. By virtue of being his mother, I lost weight. He was my main motivation and continues to be, as we are still fighting obesity. There are so many children who have this, and mothers feel shy admitting it. But I think you have to motivate your child to lose weight, as the child looks up to you all the time. Both of us went away to Los Angeles for some time to a children's obesity hospital so I could get into a routine with him. I think that made my transition from whatever I was to what I am today."
The youngest Ambani celebrated his transformation along with his 21st birthday and was said to have gifted himself a healthy body and lifestyle. He got many celebrities raving about his amazing transformation.
Soon after meeting Anant, actor Salman Khan tweeted, "So happy to see Anant Ambani,lots of respect n sooo happy fr him.Takes a lot of willpower to loose 108kgs in 18mnths."
So happy to see Anant Ambani,lots of respect n sooo happy fr him.Takes a lot of willpower to loose 108kgs in 18mnths pic.twitter.com/Rfd6pgAeEn
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 10, 2016
Politician Rajiv Shukla followed suit and tweeted, "With AnantAmbani on his 21st birthday He lost 108 kg in 18 months without any surgery what a will power."
With AnantAmbani on his 21st birthday He lost 108 kg in 18 months without any surgery what a will power pic.twitter.com/Vu9jF9p9Mo
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 9, 2016
Cricketer MS Dhoni also couldn't refrain himself from tweeting a picture with the new and transformed Anant. He posted, "Wish u a very happy birthday Anant.u gave the best gift to urself by losing over 100kg.discipline and determination."
Wish u a very happy birthday Anant.u gave the best gift to urself by losing over 100kg.discipline and determination pic.twitter.com/0BNEl0drlH
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) April 10, 2016
Anant Ambani has shown that with an inspiration such as him mum, Nita Ambani, and sheer grit, nothing is unachievable.
So how do you get your child to work towards his goals? Is there really a magic formula?
Continue reading to know how to encourage your child to work towards his goals.
How to encourage your child to work towards his goals?
As parents, we can only encourage and help our children strive towards their successive goals. But there are many ways in which you can do this successfully. Here are a few:
- Set realistic goals: Best goals are the ones that are specific and a little over expectation, but yet achievable. Discuss life goals such as 'I want to be a doctor,' or 'I want to be a businessman,' and work towards making your children understand how they can gradually fulfill these goals.
- Set up checkpoints: Once you have identified the goal, set checkpoints for your kids and reward them accordingly. For instance, if they clear a test you can take them for dinner. This way they know their achievements are noticed and incentivised.
- Prepare a family plan: You can tell your kids that if they achieve a certain goal, let's say, becoming a doctor, what that would mean for the entire family and how you can all collectively help him achieve this goal. This will help you develop a family support system and also work as a team.
- Confront unrealistic goals: You can always check unrealistic goals, confront your kid about them and set new ones that you feel they can achieve. This way they know what they can or cannot do and perhaps this will motivate them to do what they initially thought was impossible. No harm, no foul.
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