Weight loss story: Anjali Sharma (36) had gained about 32 kgs post the birth of her child. “It was not an easy pregnancy. I had two miscarriages before this. Due to hormonal changes and stress, I had put on weight,” she shares. While her husband supported her throughout, society was unkind to her. Remarks like ‘You don’t look good anymore’, ‘You’ve lost your charm post the birth of baby’ would upset Anjali’s mental equilibrium. She felt under-confident and decided to lose weight and get back to being her fitter version.

Lost 50 kilos in 2.5 years

From feeling sluggish in the mornings, experiencing swelling on her face and feet to not having the stamina to comfort her baby when he would cry, Anjali realised that she had to lose weight for the sake of her child and her well-being. “The idea was to follow a diet and workout that was sustainable for me. I had tried many crash diets in the past, including keto diet, GM diet, but all in vain,” she shares.

On her diet

Anjali says she only focused on portion control and had home-cooked food at all times. “I didn’t eliminate any food group from my diet completely,” she says. She also mentioned she would consume at least 3 to 4 litres of water every day. “Increasing water intake has been a game-changer for me. It has improved my metabolism and also kept hunger pangs at bay,” she says.

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On workouts

She started with working out at home. “I started with a dumbbell workout at home and then gradually moved to strength training,” she says. Anjali would also make it a point to walk 10,000 steps every day.

On advice to people on weight loss journey

Being a certified nutrition and exercise coach today, Anjali says sleep is an important aspect that allows the body to recover. “A lot of people tend to avoid getting adequate rest required for one’s body and that hampers with the process of weight loss. This is why I advise people to listen to their body and rest it out as and when they feel,” she says. She also says one should not fall in the trap of crash diets and always listen to their body.

On overcoming weight loss plateau

Anjali says reverse dieting helped her overcome weight loss plateau. “I increased my food intake and also started working out more. After following this for 2 months, I was able to lose weight again,” she says.

Her complete diet plan she followed during her weight loss journey:

Before breakfast

Plain water


2 slices of bread, 2 whole egg omelet, milk tea


100 gm paneer, 50 gm rice, chapati, any seasonal vegetable


Egg/ Whey protein and one whole fruit


Dal and rice

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