Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani is currently topping the news charts with his incredible weight loss- a 108 kilos in just 18 months. Wow! He even defeats the rumoured talks of lypo-surgeries by admitting that he did it with pure yoga, weight exercises and cardiovascular activities, working out almost 6 hours a day.
Now that takes a lot of courage and determination. In the last article on habit formation we have discussed, that to persevere with your new motive is the toughest job.
Where it takes more than 3 months to make a practice into habit, this young guy has utilised 18 months to get desirable results.
He was a patient of hypothyroidism, where the body lacks enough secretion of the thyroid hormone which is responsible for running proper metabolism of the body.
The cause can be earlier inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of thyroid cells damaged.
Next it can also be the result of “medical treatments” like surgery etc. and in Anant’s case, it could have been the strict medications for asthma treatment.
Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, weakness, excessive weight gain, muscle cramp, constipation etc.
As it is health conditions were not favourable for Anant, moreover being the son of a socialite like Mukesh Ambani, he is always in the limelight and so is his weight.
His obesity has been the subject of mock and cruel humour in the media for quite some time.
In fact, he and his brother Akash has been twitter’s favourite child when it came to critical jokes on weight.
The most popular tweet is this one: Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja16h
“Red alert. = Expected earthquake in Kolkata later tonight coz Akash Ambani will be doing jhamping jhapang after MI win” and this was retweeted over 250 times, and this kind of harsh criticism are generally posed by society to weighty people, while weight is something which is not under one’s control, and Anant has not been exempted. It is very difficult to accept such negative publicity by the media. It takes a lot of courage to face the fact that not one or two people, but the world is laughing at you, because you are a public figure.
However, the brave teenager, took this up as a challenge; it identified the social criticism as a motivational factor and instead of getting demoralised or pained, he fought back to overcome his weight.
Recently, he has surprised us all including the glamour industry with his amazing improvement. Now he looks fit and handsome, by all natural means.
When #AdnanSami had lost weight unimaginably, there was similar media speculation on ‘how’, and today it is the same for Anant, however, none of us can deny the inspirational factor in his actions.
During the hard times, Neeta Ambani, his mother, has always been a strong support for him. He is a lovable child and Neeta believes in training and educating her children with mental strength, courage, wisdom and determination.
Neeta Ambani was once questioned about her own weight loss and this is what she replied:
“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”, her behaviour is quite a motivation for all mothers who have obese kids but are ashamed to admit it.
You have to teach your child and encourage him or her to lose weight by doing so yourself. A child learns from parents, especially mother, so what a mother does influences the child the most, and this fact has been utilised by Neeta Ambani as a mother to her kid. Anant learnt the value of fitness from his mother, and vice-versa, because Neeta learnt to be fit while training her child.
“In college, I used to only wear dresses. It's just that clothes look better when you are 57 kilos than when you were 90 kilos! From 90 to 57 has been a big journey,” admits Neeta for herself, and this must have inspired Anant as well.
Today, the twitter is flooding with best wishes for Anant from the biggest Bollywood stars like #SalmanKhan and athletes like #MSDhoni, hence the media which had been unkind to this teenager, has now turned in favour of him. Anant Ambani has shown a powerful role as a human being by using his courage and determination to turn his fate into favour.