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How Aamir Khan lost all that Dangal weight

His nutritionist Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar shares all the deets on how the superstar lost all that weight he'd piled on for Dangal

Anannya Chatterjee 8 July 2016, 7:06 PM
A still from Dangal

A still from Dangal Image: Twitter

Wonder how Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan went through a complete transformation for his upcoming movie Dangal? From beefing up to losing it all, and getting back in shape again, it couldn't have been an easy job. There is much speculation about his diet and workout regime. We decided to put an end to it and get his nutrionist on board.

Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar, Professor and Chairman of Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University, who helped Aamir get back in shape, gives us the deets on his diet.

Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar
Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar

"I started to help him lose weight a year ago. He was 97 kilos then. It was a tricky situation where he had to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. It was like telling the body to eat less and build up and increase muscle. Aamir was very diligent, and we Facetimed every week. He was in the US for 3-4 weeks where he could focus only on his diet and workout, away from all the distractions," reveals Dr Dhurandhar.

He goes on to share the specifics of the diet plan that worked wonders for the actor.

Diet chart:

Meal 1 at 4 am:
1 whole egg omelette with a sprinkling of onion, tomatoes, coriander and green chilli

Meal 2 at 6 am:
1 flat scoop of protein shake

Meal 3 at 8 am:
150 g fruit (not banana)

Meal 4 at 10 am:
50 g poha with sprinkling of onions, tomatoes, coriander and green chilli.

Meal 5 at 12 pm:
One slice bread and 100 g tuna

Meal 6 at 2 pm (Lunch):
200 g vegetables
50 g rice
15 g dal
200 g slim dahi

Meal 7 at 4 pm:
150 g fruit (not banana)

Meal 8 at 6 pm:
1 slice of bread
100 g Tuna

Meal 9 at 7 pm (Dinner): Same as Lunch

Dr Dhurandhar, however, does not recommend this diet to everyone. "Please keep in mind that one diet does not fit all. Individual health needs to be considered. It is important that people receive dietary instructions from qualified persons," he says.


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