Here Is Why Maneet Chauhan Underwent Weight Loss

Here Is Why Maneet Chauhan Underwent Weight Loss

Inside Maneet Chauhan’s extreme weight loss.

Here Is Why Maneet Chauhan Underwent Weight Loss

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Being a celebrity is not easy since you are constantly under scrutiny. This primarily includes body dysmorphia, fat shaming, and struggles with weight.

Maneet Chauhan, a chef and the judge of Chopped, was one such person who was insecure about her body. She has often stated in interviews and podcasts that she does not have body image issues but rather weight difficulties.

She claims she was never bothered about her body image, which didn’t affect her. Chauhan believed that she needed to turn her life around when she was 44. 

At the time, she was expecting her first kid. So, she understood she needed to do some things, both professionally and personally, to provide an excellent example for her child.

Maneet Chauhan’s weight loss journey

Chauhan’s weight loss journey is quite inspiring. She discussed it in an interview with Parade in September 2019.

She confessed that she decided to take significant steps to a healthy lifestyle because of her kids. She knew it was vital for her to remain healthy, not only for how she looked or felt.

Her motivation was her kids, to whom she wanted to send a message to. She realized that she was teaching kids it’s okay to be overweight and ignore their health all this time.

However, Chauhan realized that it was not okay. Being okay for being overweight was not the kind of message she wanted her kids to learn.

Unfortunately, it was easier said than done. Her being a chef, she could not go into a specific right. 

She pointed out that she couldn’t do a limited diet like keto or paleo since she worked in the food industry. Regardless, she needed to do something to keep herself healthy.

So, rather than restricting her dietary choices, Chauhan chose to track her calories using an app. Initially, she stayed at 1200 calories a day.

She started by tracking her two glasses of wine and two pieces of chocolate. Alongside controlling calories, Chauhan also chose physical exercise.

She admitted that she took control of the calories burned by walking at least 10,000 steps every day. Her walking has turned into a habit as well.

She gave an example of how she went to the airport so that she could lounge over there. However, she could not stay seated, so she wore her glasses and walked from one side of the airport to the other.

Fortunately, all of Chauhan’s hard work has paid off. She lost a whopping 40 pounds and is now leading a healthy life.

Who is Maneet Chauhan?

As said before, Chauhan is a Punjabi-American chef and television personality. She was previously the Executive Chef of various famous restaurants in Chicago, Nashville, and New York.

She has appeared as a judge on Food Network shows such as Chopped, Guy’s Grocery Games, and others. She has also been on The Next Iron Chef, The View, Iron Chef America, The Today Show, and as a judge on the Food Network finale of Worst Cooks in America.

Chauhan began her culinary career at the WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration at Manipal University in Manipal, India. She finished at the top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. 

She then attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where she graduated with honors. She worked as an apprentice cook in India for the Oberoi Group, Taj Group, Welcome Group, and Sheraton Group.

She was a manager for a fledgling restaurant in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, right after graduating in 2000. She led a team and increased the restaurant’s capacity from 70 to 140 seats there. 

She became the inaugural executive chef at Vermilion in Chicago, Illinois, in 2003, at the age of 27, garnering three stars from The Chicago Tribune. She relocated to New York in 2007 to start At Vermilion, where she was named Time Out Magazine’s ‘Best Import to New York.’ 

Her cooking technique is a “global fusion” with Indian influences. Chauhan founded her first restaurant, “Chauhan Ale and Masala House,” in Nashville, Tennessee, at 123 12th Ave North in The Gulch Area. 

She opened four restaurants and three breweries in the Nashville region in four years. The COVID-19 epidemic heavily impacted them in 2020, which resulted in the closure of most food service businesses.

Thankfully, she survived and entered 2021 with all four restaurants open.

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