“Dum Laga ke Haisha” actress Bhumi Pednekar played an overweight woman caracter has stunned everyone with her transformation during the film promotion with co-star Ayushmann Khurrana.
Bhumi Pednekar has lost around 21 kgs in just 4 months by making easily adaptable changes to her lifestyle. A special diet followed by exercise has transformed her from fat to fit in just four months.
She has trended with the hashtag #LoseItLikeBhumi on Instagram.
Here are some tips shared by her:
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
Replacing sugar with healthy alternatives:
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
Some easy exercises you can try at home:
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!!
Have a king size 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
Some mouth watering healthy junk food:
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!
If you too want to look fabulous, do follow a healthy lifestyle like her and lose weight naturally.