Who could have ever thought that Bhumi Pednekar, Bollywood’s debutant star of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, would have shed so many pounds, and still look as stunning as always! Well, it’s true girls.
The star who entered the industry with a bang, opposite our fav Punjabi Singer Munda Ayushman Khurana, looks gorgeous than ever now! Bagging more awards than she ever thought she possibly could, with her debut release. But, it’s no wonder, just like many other Bollywood actors and actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and the list won’t end, Bhumi also chose to shed those extra kilos and making it a trend to go out on Instagram, sharing her routine and ways to do so.
And after all the hard workouts and amazing diet plans, she was able to cut down 21 kilos in just 4 months, adding into the FLAB to FAB list of Bollywood stars. Did you know! She actually gained weight to reach up to 90 kgs for her debut, before losing it back.
It’s not easy to gain and then lose weight back, without putting your health and body at risk. But Bhumi proved us that nothing is impossible if you put in all your efforts to do so! Bhumi proudly shared her weight loss journey with her amazing fans and followers on the social media sites, from time to time.
And here are those tips for you, if you are looking for an effective method for shedding those extra kilos. After all, who could teach us better than the Dumdaar girl herself!
#The First Step Towards Losing Weight
Since my film released, there was this one question I was always asked – How did you lose your weight? I have spoken about my journey very often. But I didn't know how to communicate with you guys better… So after a lot of thinking I realized, let's start sharing some fun things I did to lose weight with you guys. I hope it's of some use :)) So here is my first post!!! I had read a lot about – How drinking enough water is important. It absolutely is!!! But how often do we manage drinking 6 to 7 litres of water..not very. I do it now and trust me, water is a boon for your body. I wanted to make this habit a lot more fun, and I found this thing called detox water. It cleanses and detoxifies your body. Lemon not only cleanses your body but also makes it alkaline. It also boosts your immunity. Mint aids digestion and gives the drink some sweetness without any sugar. Cucumber has several benefits – it's good for your skin, it keeps your body hydrated, and it contains anti inflammatory properties. In short, it's good for you.Just remove it from the fridge in a couple a hours,strain the liquid and Just pop it your sipper and keep sipping on it…one of the things I tried… #LoseItLikeBhumi
#She Taught US The Importance Of A KING-LIKE-BREAKFAST
Hello lovelies… Starting this week, I will be sharing what my diet consists of and how much I eat (which is a lot, trust me). I start my mornings with a glass of warm or detox water and thirty minutes later, I eat muesli with skimmed milk and flax or sunflower seeds. Then comes the king-sized breakfast (an hour before gymming) of whole-wheat bread with 2 egg white omelets and a fruit (papaya or apple). I alternate between cardio and weights at the gym; it is rigorous so 5 boiled egg whites after that are a must. There is nothing healthier than kick-starting your day with a breakfast like this. Stomach this recommendation for now, next week I will share with you my lunch menu for losing it like me 🙂 #LoseItLikeBhumi
#A Filling & Healthy Lunch Is Important Too
Hello you happy people. As promised, here’s what I eat for lunch: Simple, home-cooked wholesome food that includes roti, sabzi and dal. I eat everything but a healthy version of it. So my rotis are not made of wheat but of bajra, jowar, nachni, soya, chana or rajgira and topped with a little white butter. You can mix all these grains together to make a power-packed multi grain roti or use them individually. My dal has tadka and the sabzi has oil but olive oil used in moderation. There is always a bowl of homemade dahi or a glass of chaas (with salt and some jeera) to go with the meal. On days where I’m out or in the mood for a different flavour, I opt for other healthy options like grilled chicken, brown bread vegetable and grilled chicken sandwich (I like using hummus/honey mustard, green chutney or just little olive oil if I want to grill it as a spread instead of butter or any other trans-fat spread), hummus with cucumber and carrots, nutri-nuggets or some home made chicken gravy cooked in very little oil with a bowl of brown rice. This meal would be anywhere between 400 to 500 calories and under 80 grams of carbs. I don’t starve, just eat healthy and work out😘💃🔥 #LoseItLikeBhumi
#Indeed! The Best Way To Call It A Day
Hello you smiling festive people, I hope my last few posts have been helpful. These are things that worked for me. Today, I am sharing what I eat in the second half of the day 😎 At around 4-4.30pm, I eat half a papaya or an apple / pear / guava. After an hour or so, I have a cup of green tea with few almonds or walnuts. Around 7:00pm, I have a big bowl of salad with all salad greens, maybe add an apple, and some walnuts or some dried berries if seasonal ones are unavailable – dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or some olive chilli oil with garlic and mustard, or some apple cider vinegar. I try and make this fun, so at times I add grilled chicken or feta cheese. By 8.30pm, I have my dinner which is usually grilled fish or chicken (there are a lot of easy-to-make recipes available on the internet. Keep experimenting!). On days I want to eat a vegetarian meal, it is usually fresh, grilled or slightly pan cooked paneer / tofu, stir fried or steamed vegetables (seasoned as you like) with a small cup of brown rice or a thin multi-grain roti. I try eating as less carbs as possible at night. Don't get intimidated by the regime.Try and come up with a schedule that works for you 🙂 Eating right and working out in the correct manner is the only way to do it, people.
#Delights For The Cheat Day, When Your Cravings Get The Best Of You!
Hello lovelies! This week, I am sharing with you few of my favourite healthy snacks for the times when the cravings get the better off me. It's always good to avoid junk food and opt for these yummy but healthy options instead! Just to let you know, as I will be getting busy with my new film, #LoseItLikeBhumi might not be a regular feature here. I will certainly be sharing tips / treats as and when I find them. Berry smoothie – Pour a glass of water into the mixer and add 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Add one teaspoon of honey and fresh berries of all kinds into it. Blend them together and enjoy! Yoghurt cubes – You can pour a homemade smoothie into the ice cubes. Pour the strawberries shake into the ice tray and freeze it. You can make it a slushy and eat it up. The best cold snack ever! Other healthy alternatives are: Kale & Soya chips (I totally love them!), whole wheat lavash with hummus, or even dry roasted grains like puffed bajra. BTW, if you are really craving, you can have a piece of dark chocolate – the darker the better. Chocolate made with at least 70% cocoa contains less sugar and more antioxidants. It is okay to give in to your cravings once in a while, but do remember to stay wise and stay healthy!
#What Could Be Better Than An Effortless Fitness Hack!
Hello all you amazing people . #LoseItLikeBhumi enters its third week, and I hope my two cents is helping you. This week, I thought, I'll tell you some really fun things I did to stay active. Just basic things like taking the stairs up instead of the lift or walking shorter distances or just getting up for a glass of water every time you're thirsty instead of keeping a bottle next to you. It isn't rocket science; its simple, almost loony things. Apart from these give these not very boring fitness hacks a try :)) It might seem silly but it really helps in the long run!!
#Replace Honey For Sugar, Something Healthier & Better
Quitting or rather reducing the intake of refined sugar was one the best decisions of my life. Refined sugar – brown or white – is nothing but taste and empty calories. In fact in the process to digest it, it empties your body of a lot of vitamins and minerals. For someone like me who has a sweet tooth,staying away from meetha was tough. So I thought,why crave and deprive yourself, when you have healthier options available today. Its just about opting for the healthier bottle. Why not have a brownie that's amazing to taste but also beneficial to the body? Be it raw honey or stevia, these natural sweeteners are a boon and affordable too. Raw honey is good for digestion and is packed with zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin B6. Add it to your nimbu paani, oats, even milk. You can also add it in your salad dressing. Honey can be used in various different ways. Please don't cook it at high temperatures, as it will loose it's taste and nutrients. Stevia is actually one of the oldest sweeteners known to mankind. It's extracted from a plant and tastes very close to sugar. It has no calories or carbs. In fact it has anti-inflammatory properties and controls high blood pressure too. Use it in your morning chai or make desserts with it, as it's a super replacement to sugar. Date syrup is actually one of my favourite things, as it's a great alternative to the sugar you would add to your mithais or pastries. It gives you energy and is full of iron. Jaggery too is packed with health benefits. It cleanses you respiratory tract, stomach, food pipe, lungs and it aids in digestion. Then there is maple syrup, coconut sugar and a whole bunch of other natural sweeteners… all the information is available online. But always remember guys, even though these options are healthier, they still need to be eaten in moderation. A little restrain goes a long way in improving your health. Hope this was helpful.. Xx #LoseItLikeBhumi
#Of Course, Cleansing Is Necessary After All!
The Classic Juice Cleansing Juice cleanses are an easy way to give your body a kick-start on health. Try this nutrient-rich, liquid diet as it eases the digestive system, and allows the body to focus on deep healing and detoxification. Juice cleanses are perfect whenever you feel like you need a little healthy boost. Make a juice with the following ingredients that have worked best for me, and feel the body smile from within! Spinach: Known for its cleansing abilities, spinach purifies the blood and eliminates accumulated toxins from the cells and if that wasn't enough, it also helps to regenerate and rebuild the body. Apple: Full of anti oxidants, apples keep your liver, skin and heart healthy. In fact you can include the peel too, which has high anti-cancer properties. Lemon: There is nothing like a fresh lemon. It is full of Vitamin C, and gives your liver the cleansing it requires on a daily basis. A healthy liver means a healthy and fit body. Ginger: Its brilliant for digestion and is anti inflammatory.Ginger is a wonder spice. Celery: Known as one of the most healthiest foods, celery reduces inflammation, relieves you off stress, aids digestion and is known to be full of vitamins.
Oh, Bhumi! We are already feeling motivated with this great diet plan and can’t wait to start right from tomorrow.