Jinder Mahal’s Body-Transforming Diet That Catapulted Him To The WWE Championship

When you talk about WWE, you'll hear the fine folks on the internet coming out in droves to tell everyone it's fake. Okay, everyone knows that the outcomes for each match are predetermined, but that doesn't take away from the effort that superstars put into keeping fit.

WWE star Jinder Mahal spoke to GQ about how he maintains his impressive physique, which no doubt contributed to his significant rise - and success - in the company over the last two years.

Mahal - real name Yuvraj Singh Dhesi - said that his changes in diet included giving up alcohol. Yeah, most of you are probably turned off by the idea already, but Mahal said that he's focused more on his career and doesn't feel 'tempted' by a drink.

Credit: WWE
Credit: WWE

So, how else does the self-proclaimed 'Modern Day Maharaja' maintain his gruelling routine? Just like any diet that you'll find online, you need a structured meal plan in place.

"But what I do now, what's made the biggest change in my physique, is I eat every two hours and I eat the same portion meal - about 350 to 400 calories, about 30 grams of carbs and 30 to 40 grams of protein," Mahal told the magazine.

Before his transformation Credit: WWE
Before his transformation Credit: WWE

Before you charge down to the comments to say he's pumping steroids, Mahal has explained his reasons for following that logic.

"When you're constantly feeding your body like that, it knows that it's going to be fed again in two hours," he said. "So it doesn't hold any fat. Your body starts to hold fat basically when you're inconsistent.

"You might eat a big meal and then the body thinks, 'I'm not going to get fed for six more hours,' but then maybe an hour later you eat again. So the main thing has to be consistency."

Of course, all of this doesn't come without following exercise regimes and drinking tons of water - Mahal said he drinks 'two gallons of water' a day, by the way - which has helped to transform the wrestler into the person you wouldn't want to EVER pick a fight with.

Credit: WWE
Credit: WWE

For those of you who don't follow WWE, Mahal re-signed with the WWE two years ago after being released by the company. He previously spent a lot of his previous time in the WWE as a member of the 3MB as a comedy act, while also being used as a jobber (someone who's there to basically lose and put other wrestlers over).

Of course, it all changed when Mahal shocked the entire world by moving from a low-card wrestler to WWE Champion in 2017.

The WWE has been making big pushes into India for some time - and is still trying to do so - which probably made sense to make him champ due to his Indian heritage.

Props to the Modern Day Maharaja for following his strict diet, though, especially when he looks like an absolute tank.

Words by Adnan Riaz

Featured Image Credit: WWE

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