Bhumi Pednekar, a beautiful indian actress who was seen in her debut movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha as a simple overweight married woman has stunned everyone with her incredible transformation. She managed to lose 21 kgs in just 4 months by making easily adaptable changes to her lifestyle. Bhumi Pednekar weight loss diet plan is slow and steady and minus restrictions.
Her words –
Don’t push yourself into a zone where you set unachievable targets for yourself. I was able to lose weight in a happy state of mind because I would not starve myself. “Food makes me happy. It’s for the soul,” she admits. I’ve never deprived myself of eating anything I’ve wanted. I had ghee, butter, buttermilk and the only thing I stopped having completely was sugar. But yes, I controlled my carbohydrate intake too. I followed my regular diet, exercised portion control and was very particular about not bingeing. I had a cheat meal every five days.
The actress adds, “It sounds fancy but I never went to a dietician or a nutritionist. Till now, it has only been my mother and me. I used Google search and my mother’s vast knowledge on food to lose weight. Apart from being physically active, simple home-cooked meal is the most effective way for weight loss. The two of us came up with a diet plan.”
So let’s check out,
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BHUMI PEDNEKAR Weight Loss Diet Plan – BREAKFAST
- Starts her day with a glass of warm water or detox water.
- After half an hour – Muesli with skimmed milk and flax or sunflower seeds.
- An hour before hitting a gym – Whole wheat bread with 2 egg white omelettes + fruit (papaya or an apple)
- After gym – 5 boiled egg whites.
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
Normally consists of –
Multigrain roti (made of bajra, jowar, nachni, soya, chana or rajgira and not wheat) topped with little white butter + Dal tadka + Vegetables tossed in olive oil + Bowl of homemade curd + Buttermilk.
- Grilled chicken or Brown bread sandwich stuffed with vegetables and grilled chicken (hummus/honey, mustard or green chutney as a spread instead of butter or any other trans fat spread)
- Hummus with cucumber and carrots or nutri-nuggets.
- Bowl of brown rice with homemade chicken gravy.
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
- Around 4.30pm – Papaya or an Apple / Pear / Guava.
- After an hour – Cup of green tea with almonds or walnuts.
- Around 7 pm – Big bowl of salad (made of 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).
- If eating non-veg,
Grilled fish or chicken.
- If having veg,
Fresh grilled paneer / tofu + stir fried or steamed veggies.
Coupled with small cup of brown rice or thin multigrain roti.
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.
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She always tries to avoid junk foods and go for these healthy snacks –
- 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!
- Healthy alternatives are: Kale & Soya chips, whole wheat lavash with hummus, or even dry roasted grains like puffed bajra.
- Dark chocolate – the darker the better. Chocolate made with at least 70% cocoa contains less sugar and more antioxidants.
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!
FOR SUGAR CRAVINGS
Bhumi Pednekar has a sweet tooth and she can’t resist herself. Here she has shared some healthier alternatives to sugar-
- RAW HONEY
- DATE SYRUP
- MAPLE SYRUP
- COCONUT SUGAR
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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
These are healthier options but keep in your mind – “MODERATION IS THE KEY”.
In one of her interviews, Bhumi Pednekar said –
Love your body type. I have always been content with my body type and that comes from self-acceptance. Self-acceptance and healthy eating habits are the tricks to feel good and look even better.
Don’t judge others by weight. Stop telling your sisters, friends and mothers that they need to lose weight. You’re not doing them a favour. If it’s someone you care about, by all means make sure she’s eating healthy but never let it take on the connotations of fat-shaming.
Isn’t the weight loss story of Bhumi Pednekar, an inspiration to many?
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