Meet with : Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, who climbed everest
Updated on: 28 Jun 2016
You can fall but failure isn't falling!" believes mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, who scaled Mt. Everest in May, and also Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mont Blanc, Aconcagua, Denali and Kosciuszko over the past six years. Next up?
Mt. Vinson Massif. t2 chatted fitness and food with the Bangalore-based Mountain Man as he sampled a new range of salads at Barcelos, Acropolis Mall, on June 15.
Are you very conscious about what you eat? Yeah, but I don't maintain a diet throughout the year. I only follow a strict diet three months ahead of an expedition.
What is your diet like then? During prep time, I go completely off carbs. I drink lemon juice with lukewarm water in the morning. Then, fruit juice without sugar and salt because it helps to maintain my blood pressure. Pineapple juice is good because it has fibre in it. I eat a lot of egg whites for breakfast. For lunch, I eat a brown bread sandwich, preferably with green veggies like cucumber but no cheese or mayonnaise, and wash it down with some papaya juice. I eat only grilled chicken for dinner and nothing after 7pm. I drink around four to six litres of water.
Do you like salads? Oh, absolutely! Colourful vegetables are very nutritious because they have a lot of antioxidants. They provide roughage which helps keep body weight in check.
How do you maintain your diet during work hours as an IT professional? I had to quit my job last year because I wanted more freedom for my expeditions. And that gave me the chance to work as a consultant at two offices. I eat on my way from one office to the other. The guy at my office cafeteria keeps things prepared for me separately. Everybody cooperates with me. If I get late at work, nobody tells me anything because my work never gets hampered.