3 times Mandira Bedi proved that fit mums can look gorgeous at any age!
"I eat healthy. I do have my cheat days but I compensate on the days that follow. And I exercise 5-6 days a week," reveals Mandira Bedi
After putting on almost 22 kilos during her pregnancy, actor Mandira Bedi only took about six months to get back into shape. The new mum at the time wasn't doing it because it was considered a fad for celebrity mothers to look svelte, but for a very simple medical reason.
"I had put on 22 kilos during my pregnancy, but I lost all of it within the first six months. This is one tip that somebody shared with me. If you wait too long to keep that weight on, it stays on. Because your body is not used to that weight. That is not your body’s base weight and you need to do something before your body adjusts to the new base weight," she explained.
As a strict vegetarian and a fitness enthusiast, Bedi made sure she exercised about five to six times a week and ate healthy to lose all the 'baby weight.'
"I eat healthy. I am vegetarian. I do have my cheat days but I compensate on the days that follow. And I exercise 5-6 days a week," says the 44-year-old actor-turned-fashion designer who over the many years post delivery has made the phrase 'mom-body' look sexy, thanks to her hard work.
So let's take a look at just a few of those times when she proved that a mother can look so much better post delivery if she really follows a healthy lifestyle.
#1 When mums hit the beach
Given that she has turned into a fashion designer who also specialises in resort wear, Bedi has over the years acquired the body of a swimsuit model. How did she do it?
"You have to control your diet, you have to eat healthy and all the right things. This is no rocket science. I have never ever been to a nutritionist," she reveals.
#2 When mums dress to kill
The perpetually smiling Bedi also reveals that one of her secrets to happiness and confidence is fitness.
"I think the reason I'm happy, healthy and energetic in the midst of a hundred things is only because I exercise. Exercise is my greatest stress buster. Nothing sorts me out better than a nice 10K run," she said adding that while many women felt that age can be a hindrance in fitness and in happiness, she debunked the myth with her won example.
"Some women want to hide their age. But when I crossed 40, I felt liberated. I feel very good for my age. And I shout it from the rooftops! I know I am fitter than many women in their 20s and 30s and that's a good place to be," stated the yummy mummy.
#3 When mums take on a challenging trip
With each picture that Bedi posts of her solo trips, she proves that a mother's life doesn't end after she has a child. In fact, with the arrival of her child, her life writes another chapter and gives her a new birth.
Of course, Bedi has used this to her advantage and with the new chapter of fitness and healthy living she proved that any mother can have fun and enjoy their life, if they are up for a challenge.
"Many women use various routes to get to a particular place. But for me, it's always been diligent exercise to get not just slim, but fit. I think a healthy body is one that is made to work and is strong. Thin isn't in! Fit is the new sexy!" she reveals.
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