Here's how Soha Ali Khan has maintained a petite frame throughout her pregnancy!
Soha Ali Khan finally shared her secret! And it's all natural and easy to follow. Read on to know.
As Soha Ali Khan inches closer to her September-end due date, one can see a visible radiance shine through. Her skin is glowing and she looks like a healthy mum-to-be.
But that's not all. You can also notice that she is carrying most of her pregnancy weight on her belly, complimenting her petite frame. However, this hasn't happened by chance.
Soha has taken particular precautions to maintain her petite frame (during her pregnancy) and they are so natural that anybody can follow suit.
Yes, you read that right!
The 38-year-old recently revealed her secret in an interview to a glossy and shared that a lot of the credit goes to healthy eating and pre-natal exercise. She even shared the food items she includes and the exercises she does.
"Ghee also tops the list"
She said that the most important thing is to be aware of your body. "Listen to your body, it will tell you when you’re overdoing it," she shared adding the list of items she has been eating.
"Vitamins and minerals are essential. Omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium... Your body is a baby-building machine. It needs the nutrients. It’s not just about eating more, it’s about eating right," she explains.
As for her own eating habits the actor says, "Give into your cravings and indulge once in a while. I have a chicken burger on most evenings but I make it healthy with a whole-wheat bun minus the mayonnaise. I have chocolate cake about three times a week. Though I want it three times a day! Ghee also tops the list. I had my first aloo ka parantha three weeks ago."
"It’s best to eat small frequent meals"
The glowing mum-to-be also added that her mum-in-law introduced her to Kahsmiri food which has helped her as well.
"Kunal’s mom also introduced me to incredibly delicious Kashmiri food such as khatta tamatar and baingan gravy, rogan josh and a boiled potato chutney dish that helped me with my morning sickness. Mom is in Delhi so when I visit her, she prepares whatever I like. She introduced me to nutritious meals like mutton broth and pumpkin soup when I became anaemic temporarily," added Soha.
"It’s best to eat small frequent meals as opposed to large ones that can make you uncomfortable and cause heartburn and indigestion," she says is her mantra.
But that's not it. She also combines it with some pre-natal exercises.
"Yoga’s the best way to stay fit and happy during this time"
"After undergoing all the necessary tests and gaining approval from my doctors, I trained in pre-natal fitness," she shared adding that she practices yoga and meditation to maintain herself.
"Yoga’s the best way to stay fit and happy during this time. Walking is also a great exercise. Yoga has helped with all the swelling and aches. The stretches are for flexibility and strength training," she revealed.
And she is right.
Engaging in yoga and meditation and eating small portions after every few hours can greatly help an expecting mum. But you must also take the following precautions.
- Learn about prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities and discuss any pre-existing conditions with your doctor
- Seeking regular prenatal care. Regular prenatal visits help your health care provider monitor your health and your baby’s health. Mention any signs or symptoms that concern you.
- Eating a healthy diet and gaining weight wisely, which means one must not eat for two
- Doing regular physical activity to stay fit, healthy, active and energetic and clearing any medications or supplements with your health care provider ahead of time