Happy Birthday Bhumi Pednekar: The Inspirational Diet and Workout Secrets Of The Birthday Girl

Bhumi Padnekar celebrates her birthday on July 18. She has stunned everyone with her strong performances on the silver screen and even with her inspiring weight loss journey post her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Here’s how she shed all tha

Vani Malik
Written by: Vani MalikPublished at: Jul 17, 2019Updated at: Jul 17, 2019
Happy Birthday Bhumi Pednekar: The Inspirational  Diet and Workout Secrets Of The Birthday Girl

Unlike other actresses who have set significant goals for the youngsters in terms of looks and appearance, Bhumi Pednekar took off with a power-packed performance role in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. In the film, she played the role of an overweight married woman. For the role, she had to put on extra kilos, yet she killed it in the part by not fearing about her weight and looks. In no time, the actress took on the challenge of shedding of all that weight, giving all of us primary transformation goals.  Right after her first release, she managed to lose 21 kgs in just four months by adapting an incredible diet and weight loss plan. She once said, “Do not set unachievable goals or targets. Slowly work towards your plan. I was able to lose all the weight as I was in a happy state. I ate everything right from ghee to butter but controlled on certain elements like sugar and carbs. I followed a regular diet and weight loss plan and exercised. I even allowed myself a cheat meal every five days for me to be hooked on to my journey.”

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👀 at you ! . . . #Saturday #Lunching #Neon #Love

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onJul 6, 2019 at 4:39am PDT

Here’s how Bhumi went from 89 kilos to 57 kilos without following a diet plan. Use these tips and achieve what the actress did without jumping into the fad of starving: 

Also Read: Ram Kapoor Went Fat to Fit Through Intermittent Fasting

Lose it Like Bhumi: Diet 

The actress herself took to the social media, sharing the secrets behind the incredible weight loss. She divided her day in precisely three meals. Looking at her diet, she never really believed in fasting or starving but ate whatever was required in limited portions. 

Breakfast: Her breakfast consists of the following: 

  • Starting the day with a glass of lukewarm water 
  • Muesli with low-fat milk; She also added flax seeds to be cereal.   
  • Half an hour before hitting the gym in the morning, she had bread, egg whites and fruit. 
  • Post-gym, her diet included boiled egg whites
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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

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 13, 2015 at 10:38pm PDT

Lunch: Her lunch consisted of the following: 

    • Her lunch was mostly, multigrain rotis, lentils and lightly tossed vegetables. She supplemented her meals with homemade curd and buttermilk. 
    • As a variation, she at times had grilled chicken, brown bread sandwich with a homemade spread.
    • One serving of brown rice and homemade chicken gravy 
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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

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 21, 2015 at 1:49am PDT

Dinner: She calls it a day with the following meal options: 

    • In between meals, she had fruit in the evening, followed by a cup of green tea
    • Before dinner, she loaded herself with a big bowl of salad, including all the seasonal veggies and light dressings like vinegar or chilli oil. 
    • For dinner, she had grilled chicken or fish, paneer or tofu supplemented with one serving of brown rice or a thin roti. 
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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.

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 28, 2015 at 3:25am PDT

She also gives us some extra info on how to counter sugar cravings regularly: 

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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

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onSep 30, 2015 at 3:26am PDT

She said, “It’s to opt for the better. Why not have a cake which is amazing to taste and also not to fatten? Be it, honey or low-calorie sweeteners, they are easily available and not heavy on the pocket too.”

Also Read: Jacqueline Fernandez Fitness Routine: Know the Secret Behind the Bollywood Diva’s Fab Body

Lose it Like Bhumi: Workout 

Bhumi is known to be regular with her workouts. Some people often go overboard and over-enthusiastic with the gym, but Bhumi believes in the opposite. The first rule in her case was to set achievable targets. She started her day with morning walks and even sprints at times. Further, she did 15 minutes of cardio and weight training for good 30-40 minutes. She even tried functional training as a variation from weight training. Apart from exercising in the gym, she also danced on her favourite Bollywood numbers as a stressbuster and fun activity and played volleyball, badminton and swimming. 

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पीस ओफ माइंड ✌🏻 . . . #mood #tuesday #thoughts

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onJul 15, 2019 at 11:49pm PDT

In Bhumi’s words, “One should love their body type. There is nothing good in fat-shaming people. No one should tell their friends, mothers or sisters to lose weight. Do not judge people according to their weight.”

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