Who: Dr. Sonu S. Ahluwalia, Clinical Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Ahluwalia leads the sports medicine division of the department where he treats sports injuries of professional athletes. Abroad, he is the host of his own talk show, “All is Well with Dr. Ahluwalia,” which has earned him the title of the “Dr. Oz of India.” As a fitness pro himself, Dr. Ahluwalia has climbed to the base camp of Mt. Everest and summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Diet: Omnivorous but preferentially a pescatarian. That means I eat very little red meat. I love the Mediterranean diet which is heavy on olive oil, nuts and fish.
Health resolution: Get enough sleep. Less stress. Meditate.
Most surprising thing in your fridge: Greek yoghurt with honey. I keep mostly all natural and healthy foods such as kale salad, which is surprisingly tasty.
General thoughts on weight loss, and healthy living: Moderation is the key to healthy living. You can eat everything, but just not too much of anything. Eat multiple small meals a day, and work out regularly—even small things like walking up and down stairs instead of taking the elevator helps a lot.
Fitness regimen: I do strength training and cardio which includes hiking in the outdoors approximately three days a week. It is nice to be able to exercise outdoors because it is a great way to de-stress and to see friends on the canyon trail.
Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate.
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