Weight loss: 5 tips apart from exercise and healthy diet to lose weight like Sonchiriya actress Bhumi Pednekar

Her versatility in the role in Sonchiriya reminds us of her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, and her transformation after that movie when she lost a lot of weight, after which Bhumi has been unstoppable.

Weekend weight loss motivation: 3 tips to lose weight and maintain it like Sonchiriya actress Bhumi Pednekar!

Weekend weight loss motivation: 3 tips to lose weight and maintain it like Sonchiriya actress Bhumi Pednekar!  |  Photo Credit: Instagram

New Delhi: The otherwise bubbly and fun Bhumi Pednekarrecently said that she was ‘disturbed’ when she read the script of the movie Sonchiriya. Sonchiriya hit the theatres this Friday on the 1st of March and is set in Chambal. The otherwise very stylish and glamorous Bhumi Pednekar stars in the movie with Sushant Singh Rajput and looks simple and beautiful, even in her representation of a conventional rural woman. Her versatility in this role also reminds us of her debut in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, and her transformation after that movie, after which Bhumi has been unstoppable.

In a recent episode of Koffee With Karan, a talk show hosted by Bollywood director, producer, actor Karan Johar, Bhumi admitted that even though she was chubby even before the movie, she still had to gain about 25 kg for her role in the movie. Shedding the weight after that was another challenge, and Bhumi emerged victoriously and how! She not only lost the weight but has continued to maintain it like a boss! 

Tips to lose weight like Bhumi and maintain a lean and toned body

There is no denying the fact that Bhumi has made a wonderful change in her body by losing all the weight she had gained for the movie. Not only did she lose it, but she also made sure that she never gains it again and remains fit.

Do not starve yourself

Eating healthy and exercising are the obvious things to do when you want to lose weight. However, according to the Sonchiriya actress, what is more important is to try to lose weight in a happy state of mind, not obsess and not starve yourself. Starving will cause you to lose weight in an unhealthy way, which beats the purpose because weight loss is a part of trying to be healthier.

Set achievable targets

You may feel sad and disheartened if you are not able to achieve the targets you set for yourself. This may reduce your motivation to do better and lose that weight. Make sure you set achievable targets for yourself, and once you get there, you can push yourself to do even better. Overestimating your ability to lose weight can lead to obsessing and cause you to starve, which is extremely unhealthy for your body.

No sugar

Bhumi admits that when she was on a weight loss diet, she had everything – from ghee to butter to buttermilk. However, one thing she definitely cut on was sugar. Sugar can really mess up your weight loss diet plan and also increase your chances of diabetes. Steering clear of sugar is half the battle won.

Home-cooked food

Bhumi does not believe in the fancy world of dietitians and nutritionists. She believes in her mother’s knowledge about weight loss and believes that simple, home cooked food is the way to go if you want to lose weight.

Cheat meal

The last and most important tip to lose weight and maintain it by Bhumi would be to make sure you incorporate cheat days in your diet. She had a cheat day every 5 days. This not only reduces cravings to make sure you do not overeat when your favourite food is presented to you, do not binge and your metabolism stays fast to burn calories quicker.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.