Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s much awaited movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
, is released in the theaters today, and fans are eagerly waiting to watch this interesting tale concerning sanitation and how it impacts the relationship of a couple. With even PM Modi appreciating its effort to address a common problem in India when the trailer was out, which had over 11 million views on Day 1 of its release, this unique love story will finally be revealed. Besides Akshay Kumar, actress Bhumi Pednekar has also been praised for her acting. Wondering where you first saw her? Yes, it’s none other than her role of plump Sandhya in the 2015 movie Dum Laga ke Haisha
. Bhumi who gained 25 kilograms for her role in Dum Laga Ke Haisha
won all the debut awards in that year, and now she has won more hearts with her inspiring weight-loss journey.
At a tender age of 18, Bhumi shocked her family with not just her decision of entering the world of movies but also the choice of an unconventional debut. While girls her age were cautious about how they look, Bhumi (who was selected after a series of auditions) was asked to put on about 20-25 kilos for the role. She gorged on high calorie foods like butter chicken
, dal makhani, pizzas, Mughlai dishes, sweets and paranthas, day in and day out, and weighed about 86 kilos by the time the movie went on floors.
While her detractors assumed Bhumi would be type-casted as the ‘fat girl’ and be offered similar roles, Bhumi chose a different path. She went all out loosing those extra pounds she had gained, and by the time the film was released she had already lost 10 kilos. In a matter of four months she managed to loose 21 kilos! With the help of her trainer who planned a fantastic workout regime and diet and some tips from her mother, she’s back into the best shape of her life and is inspiring all of us to get fit. She has taken to Instagram to share her fitness routine and diet plan with all her followers in hope that it might encourage them too.
In one of her interviews, Bhumi recalls how she was never a skinny girl, but she always had a healthy height and weight proportion. In her interview to a leading magazine, she shared that she had a lot of weight in her body to start doing high intensity exercises right away. Therefore, she had to first condition her joints and prepare her body for the intense workout slowly and steadily.
Her routine included running, working on machines, functional training, swimming and Bollywood dancing. An avid lover of dance, Bhumi believes dance serves as a great way to do cardio, and is an incredible way to tone up if someone wants to infuse a fun element into their otherwise monotonous workout routine.
Bhumi had to face several problems because of the excess weight she was carrying. Her back would hurt, her ankles would swell up. After months of hard work, she is finally feeling comfortable with her body weight.
Bhumi woke up everyday and hit the gym. When she couldn’t do so, she would take a steam and sauna, and soak in the energy. We were thrilled to know that her dotting mother specially created a meal plan for Bhumi to help her reach her weight loss goals. Salads were given an experimental touch with home-made dressings and cold-pressed oils. Hummus was used a lot – in sandwiches, with rotis and over veggies and meat. Bhumi also gave up white sugar, refined oils, refined flours and alcohol. They baked their own bread with whole wheat flour. Her chapatis had less wheat and more wholegrain flour made of ragi, amaranth and chana.
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Her daily diet is something we can all take a cue from. After all, a balanced diet is the best way to lose weight and also maintain it. Bhumi would also begin her day with a glass of aloe-vera juice on an empty stomach.
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For breakfast, she eats an omelette made with three egg whites and herbs along with multi-grain bread or granola with skimmed milk. Then, she heads for her workout for an hour or so, post which she has her post workout snack rich in protein channa, chicken or fish.
For lunch, she likes to have a desi meal with a bowl of vegetables tossed in olive oil, dal tadka, 2 chapatis made with a mix of bajra, jowar, soya and amaranth flour. A dash of butter over the chapattis is regular affair for Bhumi. She also drinks a big glass of buttermilk and has bowl of curd alongside.
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
In the evening, snacks consist of a bowl of seasonal fruits, usually, papaya or an apple helps Bhumi fight the evening hunger pangs with a cup of green tea. At around 7 p.m she has salad filled with greens, seasonal veggies or fruits like apple, dried berries or some walnuts, dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or some olive chilli oil with garlic and mustard or some apple cider vinegar.
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!!
Her early dinner consists of grilled chicken or fish with brown rice. In case, she is having a vegetarian meal, it will be fresh grilled paneer or tofu with stir fried or steamed veggies. Bhumi also recommends a bunch of healthy smoothies and snacks you can enjoy instead of the the high-calorie junk food like a berry smoothie, kale and soya chips, whole wheat lavash with hummus, or even dry roasted grains like puffed bajra.
Her efforts to reach out to her fans and share her fitness secrets to inspire them is quite thoughtful and can help many who are struggling to lose weight. Way to go Bhumi!
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!