Kareena Kapoor, better known as the size-zero figure actress, has worked tremendously hard to get that shaped.
Her size-zero figure has inspired many women, and even men, to hit the gym and incorporate workout in their daily lives. Size zero means having a bust size of 31.5 inches, 23 inches waist and 32 inches hip.
Kareena was not always like this. Earlier, she was a typical and chubby ‘Punjabi Kudi.’ Her diet underwent drastic changes once she made up her mind to shed pounds and she had to embark on an intense fitness regime as well. Her weight loss was so drastic (and dramatic) that many people refused to believe their eyes. People starting speculating that she thrived on a crash diet and underwent surgery! But this was not true. It was actually Kareena’s hard work and determination which paid off.
How did Kareena Lose Weight?
It was renowned dietician and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar who supervised Bebo for the weight-loss programme and meticulously drafted an all new diet plan for her. Back in 2007, Kareena was doing a film where her character demanded her to be really slim. It was then when she met Rujuta.
“Kareena and I met in May 2007 and I have been her dietician ever since then. But besides that Kareena has been strict and regular with her fitness regime. But she was never pencil thin so I planned her diet that consisted of healthy nutritious food,” says Rujuta. ““Kareena gave me a brief saying that her character requires her to be lean and sexy and she wanted a diet that will help her lose weight,” she further adds.
Rujuta has repeatedly rubbished the news reports saying that the actress just lived on orange juice for months and fainted during a shoot. In fact, she is all praise for Kareena who managed to acquire such great fitness levels while living on a vegetarian diet.
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Kareena’s Workout Routine
Kareena does workout for two hours on a daily basis and it includes power yoga and cardio exercises. Here’s a list of yoga asanas she does:
Surya Namaskara (50 times)
Pranayama, Bikram yoga also known as hot yoga
Naukasana (for abs)
Bhujangasana (for back)
Kapalbharti (breathing exercise)
Parvatsana and Virabhadra (for arms and legs)
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Kareena lives on a 100% vegetarian diet. Her diet is healthy and nutritious and is based on day’s schedule and the amount of physical activity required during the day. Unlike most people, she does not start her day with tea or coffee. Her day starts with fruit or milk. For breakfast, Kareena goes for museli or chillah (bread slices) and milk. Every three hours she takes light snack like nuts or soy milk or sandwich with Electral powder.
Lunch for Kareena consists of chapatis and dal with lots of green veggies and minus any rice and fatty foods though she loves cheese and occasionally pairs it up with a sandwich. During dinner, she keeps it very light: dal with chapati or soup and some green salad.
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Of late, while shooting for Ra.One., Kareena has been following a slightly different diet plan (again drafted by Rujuta Diwekar) as it involves lot of physical activity and travelling overseas.
Here’s her diet for Ra.One.:
Kareena's Las Vegas diet (She shot for the song ‘Chammak Challo’ in Vegas)
Morning: bananas, cereals and milk
Afternoon: a slice of cheese
Dinner: Pizzas, Pasta, Risotto and very little rice, Soups
Lots of water
Walnuts and other dry fruits for Vitamin E as the pressure in plane makes skin look pale and dry
Mumbai diet on the sets of Ra.One.
Pulao with raita at night
Makhaana (lotus seed)
Grilled vegetable sandwich
Early dinner of rice and dahi
Kareena’s Fitness Mantras
1. Don’t start your day with tea or coffee. Nuts/fruits/milk can provide a healthy start to the day.
2. The diet should be in sync with the physical activity during the day. Eat more when the day is more active, less when less active.
3. Do not use tea/coffee/ cigarettes as a way to mask hunger.
4. You can indulge in your favourite foods but make sure you do not overeat and eat at the right time of the day.
5. Get done with dinner two hours prior to hitting the bed.
6. Eat many times during the day but keep the meals small and light.
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