This is How Kareena Kapoor Khan Lost 12 Kg
04-04-2018 | Posted By: Chhavi | 5005 View(s)
Kareena Kapoor Khan has always been in the limelight for doing extraordinary things. She inspired everyone in the industry when she walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week for Sabyasachi Mukherjee flaunting her baby bump. She managed to look gorgeous throughout her pregnancy and continues to glow post pregnancy. And now she has lost a lot of weight with the help from her dietician Rujuta Diwekar. Recently, the duo went live on Facebook and shared the tips on how to deal with weight gain post-pregnancy.
Kareena Kapoor Khan put on 18 kg during her pregnancy, but she wasn’t much concerned about it. She said in the video that she did not think much about what to eat and what not eat during her pregnancy. Instead, during her pregnancy, she chose the conventional Indian ‘New Mother Diet’, which basically consists of calories. She ate everything, but in the right quantities. As much as she was keen on eating everything healthy, Kareena was also determined about shedding the extra pounds off. Rujuta Diwekar, her nutritionist, advised her to go steady and enjoy the process of getting back into the shape comfortably and happily.
The duo shared a lot of tips on how to get back in shape after pregnancy. Here are a few takeaways:
1. Stay Away From Junk Food
According to Rujuta Diwekar and Kareena Kapoor Khan, one should avoid junk food cravings as much as possible and follow the diet routine. Kareena Kapoor said in the live video that she had odd junk food cravings, but after some time the cravings just disappeared. She said that she eats the right food at the right time which keeps her full.
2. Eat Calcium-Rich Foods
The duo also shared the importance of calcium-rich foods in the video. Kareena Kapoor Khan said that in one pregnancy, a woman loses five years of calcium in the body. So, in order to lose weight and get back into shape, one must eat foods rich in calcium. Dairy contains conjugated linoleic acid that helps people burn more fat, explained Diwekar.
3. Do Not Avoid Rice
According to Rujuta Divekar, rice should be taken every day. She says the reason why rice should be eaten every day is that rice allows women to bring back a lot of the good bacteria that delivery may have washed out. Kareena Kapoor was asked to eat rice twice a day by her dietician Rujuta Divekar.
4. Don’t Worry About Dark Circles
The duo also talked about the dark circles a lot of women develop post-pregnancy. Diwekar suggested increasing the intake of foods that are rich in iron and Vitamin B12, such as yoghurt, pickle, and pomegranate to solve the problem of dark circles. Kareena Kapoor Khan had a lot of til ka laddoos(sesame seed) that contain iron and vitamin B12, which helped her get rid of dark circles. However, everything should be taken in controlled amounts.
5. Refrain From Crash Diets
One important thing that the duo talked about repeatedly was the importance of refraining from crash diets. Diwekar said that crash diets lead to a lot of lifestyle disorders, including post pregnancy thyroid disorders. When you are on a crash diet, the calorie intake is reduced, and so the body is forced to slow down its metabolism, explained Diwekar. One must not just focus on losing weight but also on rebuilding bone and muscle density. Diwekar further explained that when you have more muscles, you look more compact; while less bone and muscle makes you look flabbier.
6. Exercise is A Must
Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “Rujuta says that walking is the best exercise. Post pregnancy, when even getting on a treadmill can be tough, 20 minutes of walking can really help.” She further added, “It has helped me beautifully. I can already feel my core strength increasing.” Hence, one must go for a walk daily to get a slimmer body.
So, getting back in shape after pregnancy is not that difficult at all. You just need to focus on what you eat, go for a walk daily and avoid junk food to stay healthy, fit, and happy.