Bhumi Pednekar is a talented actress who made her debut with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Unlike most actresses, she chose to play the role of an overweight woman in her first film for which she had to put on weight to look the part. But the real transformation came after the movie when Bhumi lost all the excess weight and that too in a healthy way. She will next be seen in another offbeat film with Akshay Kumar. Titled Toilet Ek Prem Katha, it sheds light on the importance of having a toilet for healthy living. And while the film does look promising, when we saw Bhumi in it, we were again impressed with her dedication to get into the character’s skin. If you are an overweight person who wants to know what Bhumi did to lose those excess 30 kg after her first film, here’s a diet that she followed.
Bhumi in an interview revealed that she was never a skinny girl but she was also never overweight and that is because her mother kept their weight and health in-check by giving them only healthy and nutritious meals. And so, after her film was over, it was her mother who devised a diet plan for her. Yes, Bhumi did have to work out as well but her healthy diet ensured that she lost the weight as quickly as possible.
Bhumi’s daily weight loss diet
Bhumi had to lose nearly 30 kg after her first film and she had to exercise every day for achieving her goal. Here’s her diet plan. Bhumi would start her day by drinking 50 ml of organic aloe vera juice on an empty stomach. For her breakfast, she ate three egg-white omelettes topped with herbs. She had multi-grain bread as well. At times, Bhumi also opted for a granola bar and a glass of skimmed milk.
Bhumi used to work out for an hour post breakfast and then for her post-workout snack, she would eat something like chana, chicken or fish with greens. A protein-rich snack is perfect after exercises to repair your muscles.
Since Bhumi loves Indian food, her lunch meals would consist of two small chapatis made of a mix of ragi, soya, chana and amaranth flour topped with ghee along with with a big bowl of sabzi and a glass of buttermilk.
In the evening, she would have fresh, seasonal fruits and a cup of green tea. Bhumi would make it a point to eat her dinner by 8 pm. She would first have a bowl of salad with different greens, seeds, nuts and cold-pressed oil. And at 9 pm, she would eat grilled fish or chicken with brown rice.
And the diet surely worked for Bhumi as she looked nothing like her overweight self and at the same time, she did not go the size zero way also. We loved how Bhumi didn’t opt for crash diets that promise sudden weight loss but take a toll on one’s health. If you are looking to lose weight, you too can follow Bhumi’s diet.