Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar‘s latest movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, is the talk of the town. And why not? With over 11 million views on Day 1 of its trailer release, and with PM Modi also appreciating its effort to address a common problem in India, expectations are huge. The intriguing movie title also earns credit to building the hype around this Bollywood feature film. Besides Akshay Kumar, actress Bhumi Pednekar’s acting is also winning accolades.
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.
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.
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.