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Bigg Boss helped contestants lose kilos

tv Updated: Jan 02, 2014 15:43 IST
Kavita Awaasth
Kavita Awaasth
Hindustan Times
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Being on a reality show can be a strenuous job and if you have to stay locked in a house for over 90 days, the exertion takes a toll not only on your mind but your body too.




The audience loved watching celebrities and their antics on Bigg Boss 7, but it’s the contestants who are now in a win-win situation.




Not only did they get fame and a fat pay cheque at the end of the show, but they also ended up losing a lot of weight.




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The biggest ‘loser’, so to say, was

VJ Andy

who says he lost about 16 kg. “I weighed 86 kg when I first got into the house. I came out weighing 71 kg. I can almost feel my six-pack abs now,” he jokes.



Armaan Kohli

comes close with about 14 kg of weight lost during his stay in the house.



However, this does not apply to everyone. The winner of the show, Gauahar Khan, lost only about three kg. “That’s because I was already thin. Had I lost more, I would have lost all my curves and I didn’t want that,” she says.



While Shilpa and Apurva Agnihotri lost four and five kg respectively, Kamya Punjabi lost seven and Ajaz Khan lost six.



Kushal Tandon claims to have lost 10 kg. He says, “It was all alcohol weight, which I lost as the food was awesome in the house.”



Tanishaa Mukerji is thrilled about losing six kg and says, “I am surprised that I lost so much weight though I ate lots of chocolates and kaju katli while I was in the house.”




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Andy says that the contestants ate regular meals, woke up and slept at regular intervals, which is perhaps why they all lost weight. He adds, “We ate halwa, parathe, kheer and vegetables cooked in loads of oil but we also gorged on healthy food. My dad was a chef, so I know how to make healthy meals. The show also gaves labourious tasks which are mentally and physically draining.”



The house had a gym too, so working out when they had time added to their weight loss.



Gauahar says, “There was no protein in the food provided, which is the prime reason for the loss. We mainly had dal-chawal


to eat.”



Whatever the reason be, the contestants claim they couldn’t be happier as they not only lost weight but also walked away with a lot of money.


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