SUMMARY- If you’re lacking the motivation to kick-start your fitness regime, here are some absolutely wondrous diet and fitness tips from the fittest Bollywood stars like Shilpa Shetty, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Akshay kumar and Katrina Kaif.
Bollywood is amongst the largest entertainment industries in the world and it takes a lot to be a part of it and then sustain in there. Apart from everything else, one major thing to be a star in Bollywood is to stay fit and fabulous. Be it Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor who shed kilos to mark their debut in B-town or Kareena Kapoor Khan who went from size 0 to putting on pregnancy weight and then vigorously working out to get back in shape, everyone’s aiming to look and feel at their best. Not to forget Aamir Khan’s transformation for his role in Dangal.
So if you’re looking out for some motivation to kick-start your fitness regime, here are some absolutely wondrous diet and fitness tips from the fittest Bollywood stars!
1. Shilpa Shetty
“After my pregnancy, I had put on 22.5 kilos. I looked like a baby elephant. But I shed it all by working out rigorously and following a strict diet. I lost 17 kilos in 4 months through cardio, yoga and cross fit. I used to do low carb- no carb alternatively every day.”
Shilpa Shetty has always believed in eating right and yoga which she has also encouraged on many occasions. It has improved her flexibility and has provided her with the finest body shape.
2. Akshay Kumar
“Change your diet and food. Eat by 7pm if you can’t exercise. Walk every day. I begin my workout with a walk on the beach at 4:30 am. That’s how I warm up before exercising.
It will change your life forever.”
We all know how popular Akshay Kumar is for his fitness and discipline. But it might come as a surprise to many that he actually never goes to the gym. He prefers to wake up early and go for a jog or run followed by doing push ups and other home workouts. He like to keep varying his routine so it doesn’t get monotonous. He also plays basketball thrice a week and practices kickboxing and martial arts whenever he finds an opportunity. As far dieting is concerned, Akki is a big foodie and doesn’t believe in giving up on his favorite food. He loves to eat homemade Indian food including parathas and chicken but he knows his limit.
3. Bipasha Basu
“You may fear that the weight training can make you bulky but instead we need to add some of it into our routine to strengthen our bone density. It helps in toning those areas that are flap and aren’t as tight.”
Bipasha has a kind of body that is admired by everyone and she works very hard to stay fit and in perfect shape. Her fitness DVDs are certainly a proof of that. She believes that correct weight training can tone all your muscles. Apart from which, cycling, treadmill and kickboxing are her favourite fitness trainings. Along with that, she believes in the power of gulping down plenty of water which not only flushes out impurities but also keep her skin glowing. She also likes to sleep for good 7-8 hours every night.
4. Ranveer Singh
“(Being fit) It constitutes a large part of self-confidence. So for me, it’s a life style choice and I’d recommend it to everyone”
If you’ve watched Ram-Leela or even just the posters, you know what kind of fitness training Ranveer must have gone through and now he loves to keep it that way unless his role requires him to do otherwise. He works out for at least 3 hours every day- both weight training as well as cardio. He avoids alcohol as much as possible as it weakens the immune system and cuts down body building. He strictly follows his 3-meals a day mean pattern and his diets are rich in protein and are low on carbs.
5. Katrina Kaif
“My diet and fitness mantra depends on what I want to achieve, whatever role or the desired result is. So, whether you want to look little more toned or want a more athletic look, you want to look very thin for a role, or you want just look normal like a soft woman who does not want too much of definition, I change the plan accordingly.”
How many times you have watched her performance in the song ‘Kamli’? No count. Right? That was exactly after which Katrina’s fitness routine came to limelight which as she told is ever changing. Katrina follows a strict pattern of yoga, weight training and Pilates. She workout each of the weak for 2-3 hours varying with her schedule. She consumes a diet rich in protein, fibre, complex cabs and healthy fats. She also keeps a check on what she craves so she can indulge in it from time to time but not over eat, ever.
6. Shahid Kapoor
“Merely following a strict workout routine will not help you in gaining muscle mass. You should wisely choose nutrient-rich foods and include them in your diet.”
From an adorable chocolate boy to a handsome and dashing actor, Shahid Kapoor has grown in this industry like no other. He is a strict vegetarian so his diet constitutes of beans, legumes, spinach and fruits which give him enough energy for a vigorous workout session. He eat 5-6 meals a day and totally avoids fats and carbs. For his workout, he does a god mix of both cardio and strength training along with weight training. He also does swimming, yoga and martial arts.