The dos and don'ts for me are quite simple - no processed sugar, no gluten: Virat Kohli
When we talk about fitness in Indian cricket, Virat Kohli epitomizes the art, and the kind of brutal regime that he goes through to maintain the peak of it is absolutely exemplary. Kohli’s journey to the peak has been nothing short of miraculous.
The standards set by the former Indian captain need exceptionally crazy determination and a promise to oneself to be achieved. At 33, he is mean and lean and with every passing game, he seems to be setting new standards.
In an interview with the Indian Express, Kohli talked about the insane cardinals that he goes through and what should usually be the basics of a healthy diet to keep oneself at the top of his or her fitness.
Talking about the transformation, he said, “There was a time when I didn't focus on diet and fitness but in the past few years, I have really changed the way I eat and have become more disciplined. I try to always have an absolute awareness of my food intake. The dos and don'ts for me are quite simple — no processed sugar, no gluten.”
He also highlighted his eating habits and underlined the importance of the same in keeping him at his peak for years. “I also avoid dairy as much as possible. Another trick that has helped me keep my health in check is to eat to 90 percent of my stomach's capacity. For a foodie like me, all of these things are not easy but at the end of the day, when you start seeing positive changes in your body, staying healthy truly becomes an addiction,” Virat said.
Kohli concluded by saying, “So, I make sure to stick to what I need to do whether it's my diet, fitness routines, making sure that I don't miss some repetitions or a couple of sets in the gym, or that I don't snack on things which are not good for me. All these changes make you realize you can go beyond a limit and push yourself to be the best version of you.”