According to our sources, in 2006, Kareena was weighing around 65 kilos (143lbs). During Tashan, her weight had dropped to 49-50 kilos (108lbs) but now she weighs a perfect 53-55 kilos (119lbs) and is voluptuous enough to look smashing in a saree. In this article, Kareena-Online.com gathered her quotes, advices and tips that will help you to achieve your goal in losing weight!
Did you say "size zero"?
"My size zero became a topic of national interest. The media asked me if it was diet or exercise. It was a combination of both; 70% diet and 30% exercise-training and yoga.
People often wonder whether I eat an orange for lunch. But that isn’t the case. I eat pasta, pizzas, french fries and even chocolates on occasions. However, I have been taught by my dietician how to eat right. I control the quantities."
Go green, Kareena!
Kareena who leans towards spirituality rather than religion is vegetarian for the last five years of her life. However, she is not an advocate for vegetarianism. “To each his own,” says the reigning Bollywood queen, “Saif can eat a goat for lunch and dinner, and I sit right next to him at the table. I have no issues at all. My sister Karisma Kapur (who has the best figure, according to me) loves her fish curry and rice. My mum Babita, who is Catholic, likes her rum and raisin pudding. And my father Randhir Kapoor doesn’t know the meaning of the word vegetarian. In fact, he has been in a state of shock for the last five years because I have given up eating meat. He thinks I need my head examined."
"I’m a vegetarian and believe in eating lots of green vegetables, like spinach, fenugreek and broccoli. I eat healthy meals with lots of whole grains and don’t cut down on carbs. I eat every 2-3 hours. At night, I usually have dal, vegetables, curd and roti or brown rice. I try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of boiled water every day."
Stay healthy, stay fit
"I am completely into yoga. I think yoga has changed my life. My morning yoga practice that I do for an hour-and-a-half every day is something that keeps me going.
I can do 100 suryanamaskars in a day. When I started out, I could do just eight or nine. I do ashtanga and power yoga for an hour every day."
Kareena's personal tips
Tip 1: You can eat everything you like, be it Chinese food, Dal Makhani or parathas but you have to eat it in moderation
Tip 2: Have a filling breakfast that sets your day and eat every 2 hours after that.
Tip 3: Don’t follow crash diets. Contrary to reports, I didn’t survive on orange juice and apples for Tashan.
Tip 4: Your diet should be well balanced in nutrients and healthy. You must also exercise for at least 45 minutes everyday.
"All I can say is never starve. Eat right and you will go places both with your shape and your soul. First and foremost it's about eating right, only then can one start beginning to love their body. And when loves their body they don't abuse it."
Kareena's eating habits
The only thing that Kareena takes along with her is her diet plan, her calcium and vitamin B supplements. And if she is shooting in a remote place very far away from civilization, she'll carry along with her packets of chana, peanuts, yoghurt and soy milk.
"In Mumbai, my breakfast is muesli and milk or a chillah or parathas; no chai or coffee. While shooting for Tashan in Ladakh, I ate fresh fruit for breakfast and thukpas and momos for my other meals. I had pudina tea without milk. On the last day, I was allowed pizza as well. In Kerala, I had idlis and appams. In Italy it was risotto and pasta with gorgonzola; half portions though, not full. I make sure I eat every two hours. My evening snack or meal is soy milk or a sandwich."
Kareena's dietician Rujuta Diwekar advices
What you must do is include healthy fats in your diet, like nuts (including peanuts), cheese, ghee, paneer and fish.
- Including fats not just provides your facial skin with the moisture and raw material that it needs to keep from wrinkling, but also helps you burn fat effectively there, by not allowing your body fat levels (body weight) to go up.
- Start your day by eating and not by drinking tea/ coffee. Fruits, nuts, milk or hot homemade breakfasts are great options.
- Never leave home without carrying at least one dabba of a nutritious meal.
- Grabbing lunch is an offence. Eat at leisure; it keeps you smart at work.
- Exercise is something that you owe your body. Cull out time to work out at least three hours a week.
- Restful sleep is non-negotiable and an integral part of staying fit.
- Take a break from work, home and your “responsibilities”. Go trekking in the Himalayas.
- Remember to eat when you are busy; it's the smartest thing you could ever do.
- Throw off those weighing scales; focus on feeling and looking better, not on losing kilos.
- Never wake up to tea or coffee. First eat something that'll help increase blood sugar levels that are always low in the morning, and then have your cuppa.
- Eat every two hours; it actually creates a conducive environment in the body to burn fat!
- Eat more when you're active (working, travelling) and less when you're inactive.
- Try to wind up your last meal at least two hours before bedtime so that the body gets ample time to repair wear and tear and rejuvenate while you sleep.