Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
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Bhumi Trivedi clicked instantly with the Indian audience thanks to her portrayal of Sandhya in her debut movie 'Dum laga ke haisha'. She aced the character of an Overweight married woman.
But do you know, she had to gain 23 Kgs in 6 months to play that role? For six months after she signed the film, Pednekar continued her job as a casting director at Yash Raj Films, while simultaneously enjoying butter chicken, dal makhani and all things fattening, to look like her character, Sandhya.
Pednekar broke all the stereotypes associated with Yash Raj leading ladies. But after the movie, she had to shed weight as very a few strong meaty roles are written for overweight women in this industry.
By the time her first movie released, she was already 10 kgs lighter. "I was a regular Indian girl who would wear large and medium sizes... But with the added weight, I couldn't restrict myself as an actor... We don’t have a lot of great scripts written for plus-size women," Pednekar said. She lost most of her weight without any professional help. And she shared her secret with us.
Keep reading ahead to see how she lost all her weight.
She had no plan in the start, all she had was determination. "Honestly, I didn't have a plan. I tried to do it by myself. I told myself, if it didn't work, I’ll get professional help. But I didn't start out by going to a dietitian or a nutritionist. I'm not against it... But back then, I just knew that I would have to invest in physical hard work."
She further said, "I started with an hour at the gym, it was 60 percent workout, and 40 per cent diet. Then I started playing badminton and simultaneously increased my hours at the gym. There are times where you want to lose weight, and then there are times where you just don't care. I realized it has to be a combination of both."
Things started looking better for Bhumi. When asked about how did she cope with avoiding her favorite food, she said, "I had the yummiest food. I believe a good chicken breast, if made well, is the best thing ever. I just picked healthier options. I quit wheat and refined sugar. I switched to whole grains. If you want to eat rotis, eat jawar ki bhakri. The Indian meal is the most balanced meal there is. I’d have one roti for dinner, and two rotis for lunch, and a cup of brown rice. I would put jaggery or honey in my tea. I would also eat rajgira... My only nutritionist was my mom."
Now this is a perfect piece of advice. Weight loss is not about not eating food but about eating correct food.
When asked about her ultimate secret, she said "I believe in detoxifying, and that's what I did for the first two months. I drank liters and liters of aloe vera. Also, for minerals, I took supplements: because it was such a drastic weight loss, I didn't want my skin or hair to go bad. I started having less than 90 grams of carbs, then went further down to 70, because your body doesn't need a lot of carbs."
There came a time when Bhumi started enjoying her entire weight loss program so much that she started helping people with their queries regarding weight loss.
"I would receive messages saying, 'My husband doesn't love me because I'm overweight.' Personally, though, I never faced those problems even when I was overweight. I saw myself in the mirror, I saw a pretty, attractive girl I still wore the shortest of clothes, and got enough male attention. I'm being really honest, but if you get male attention, you are content. It's a natural mentality," she says.
These are some pointers that Bhumi shared in order to lose weight properly.
* The right information on the internet is your best friend.
* Do your research. Knowledge is power, but incorrect knowledge is poison. Research, double-check, talk to people and read about it. That goes for me too, and just because I'm giving you a tip, doesn't mean you have to believe me. Go do your research.
* Do not wait for a Monday. It never comes.
* If you don't want to hit the gym, go cycling, or skipping.
* Keep a check on the calories you consume. There's a nutritional chart available everywhere, so just be aware. You should know what's going inside your body and the effect it will have.
* Don't be lazy; workout and diet is the only way to get fit. And do it naturally. If you go in for an unnatural method, it will only happen for a short period. I have taken a year to lose weight. I've molded my body into being a certain body type. Give it time and work towards it slowly. Mold it slowly.
* Hydrate yourself, detoxify and, remember, water is your best friend.
* Stick to an Indian, balanced meal. It's healthy.