Even as many of us struggle to stay fit during the lockdown, actor Arshad Warsi has done what all of us hoped to do, i.e. lost weight.
The 52-year-old actor has always amused us with his style of acting and comic skills, this time, it’s his transformation which has left us stunned.
The actor took to social media recently to share how he lost close to 6 kilograms in a month’s time, detailing some of the things he did for the same.
Adding how much he missed carbs, Arshad tweeted:
Was on a very strict diet for one month. Zero Carbs, Intermittent, Cardio & weight training, knock off 6 kgs in 30… https://t.co/eO1xPAQ9hw
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) 1589690830000
“Was on a very strict diet for one month. Zero Carbs, Intermittent, Cardio & weight training, knock off 6 kgs in 30 days, got 4 more to go. This morning I had carbs, AND OMG ITS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD. Now I have to find another way to get fit Man facepalming”
He also mentioned further details, adding that he spent intensive hours coming up with his own workout routine which involved the treadmill.
One of the tricks Arshad used was combining the Ketogenic diet and Intermittent Fasting together. He even challenged Raveena Tandon to give it a try:
“Intermittent and keto with a special kind of cardio exercise I do on the treadmill, no running…. my invention, will send you a video, try it you’ll love it.”
Intermittent & keto with a special kind of cardio exercise I do on the treadmill, no running…. my invention, will… https://t.co/qOVbjM94f2
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) 1589699074000
The biggest challenge for him? Staying away from his wife Maria Goretti’s yummy cooking!
Can you combine Keto and Intermittent Fasting?
Even though Keto and Intermittent Fasting are two different plans which come backed with weight-loss promoting results, combining the two diet plans is something a lot of people do to achieve results faster.
While Ketogenic diet is a low carb diet, which limits your carb intake to 20-50 carbs a day, Intermittent Fasting involves stipulated feeding and fasting, which can be done in several formats.
Combining the two diet plans seem like an effective prospect, but only if done correctly. The biggest difference this makes is on your appetite. Since you follow Keto rules while fasting, you restrict the carb intake in your diet, while regulating your protein and fat intake, which make you feel fuller for longer and make the fasting window a little less worrisome. Another benefit is increased fat loss. Because intermittent fasting boosts metabolism by promoting thermogenesis, or heat production, the body may start utilizing stubborn fat stores.
Another pro here is the additional prospect of losing the inches a little faster, which makes it more appealing for those on a mission to lose weight faster.
With Keto-rich foods, your body might be able to use fat for fuel and energy, reach ketosis faster and hence, effectively see the desired results in a speedy way.
Even though this seems like an easy and helpful plan, combining Keto and IF might not be the best-suited plan for everyone. It isn’t easy, and since it comes with a lot of restrictions, it is not the healthiest or sustainable diet plan for the body.
In case you are planning to give this unique dieting hack a try, it’s just as neccessary that you engage in the right amount of physical activity as well. Just as Arshad Warsi spent time working out, you should do. Good weight loss should always be a combination of a good workout and diet plan and not devoid of one.
For those with underlying health problems or eating disorders, depending on this may not be the best lifestyle modification.