Shilpa Shetty Kundra opts for sweet Sunday binges for THIS healthy reason!
Shilpa's Sunday binges are proof that while she maintains her balanced meals during the week, she does not stop herself from eating what she loves the most during the weekends
Mum, actor, entrepreneur and an author, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, is a foodie by her own admission. She loves to binge when she can and like every mother, tries to include a balanced meal for herself as well as for her family.
But there are days when even the most disciplined mums cannot help but let go and for Shilpa, those days are Sundays.
She famously binges on sweet treats on Sundays and gives her fans a sneak peek into her cheat meals. This weekend was no exception and she treated everybody to her new favourite sweet treat- the banana malpua.
In just a simple sentence she explained that she waits for her 'Sunday Binge' the whole week and has a sweet tooth she loves to satiate. She wrote: "Sunday Binge, wait for it the whole week.. yummy Banana Malpua #instagood #sweettooth #bingeday #eatguiltfree #lifestylemodification."
Shilpa has been at the top of her game when it comes weight loss, especially after the birth of her son. And her Sunday binges are proof that while she maintains her balanced meals during the day, she does not stop herself from eating what she loves the most- Indian sweets.
But her Sunday binges do not come easy. After closely monitoring her meals through the week, she allows herself a moment of fun with these cheat meals and clearly loves it.
Talking about her balanced diet she told a leading daily, "On days when I can’t go to the gym or workout, I watch every single morsel I eat. You have to learn to balance out your calories – because it is all about how much you intake and how much you burn. I am no different and I get cravings too but mostly I try to curb them by making my salad interesting – there are so many healthy ingredients available in the market to do that; you can prepare them at home too.”
So when it comes it a balanced diet, what does Shilpa prefer? Well, as every Indian mother would say, "Pehle breaskfast karo!" Yes, that's correct. For Shilpa also, breakfast is the most important meal and one that she emphasises on should be desi and extremely nutritious to get a mum through the day.
Continue reading to see some of Shilpa Shetty Kundra's favourite healthy breakfast meals that keep her body thin and energetic.
As any Indian mother, Shilpa also tries to maintain a healthy and nutritious breakfast that can get her through a busy day.
“I have a very balanced meal plan. I just eat depending on what I feel like on that day but I make sure it’s balanced. Like some days it’ll be porridge with almonds and a dash of milk with coconut sugar,” she says.
But more importantly, she emphasises on the importance of having a desi breakfast, which checks all the nutritional requirement boxes; for instance, rava idli, dosa, eggs, or even bread pudding.
In an interview she said, “Make a change in your life to be healthy not because you want to fit into a dress or because you have a party to attend. If you follow the diet plan in the book and can’t workout, walk for at least four times a week. Some form of exercise is a must. Strike the 70 percent diet and 30 percent exercise balance. This combination helps lose weight.”
This certainly needs hard work and dedication.
No wonder then even her celebrity fitness expert, Vinod Channa says, "Shilpa Shetty Kundra tried and lost her pregnancy fat post the birth of her first child by working very hard.”
For all those who don't believe I was ever overweight( by 32 kgs????)Chanced upon this photo????size 16 to size 8, B4 & After. Want to flaunt this (not so complimentary)picture proudly.Only to prove, If i could do it so can u ????????????#throwback #weightloss #dedication #greatindiandiet #lifestylemodification
Channa explains that apart from eating "balanced protein and limited carbohydrate with vegetables and fruits" everyday, (without missing out on any meals) Shilpa tried a few exercising techniques that worked wonders for her.
“She managed to lose 21 kgs in 3 and ½ months and she worked towards a shape, which was even better than what people had seen her with on-screen. She made this happen by working on strengthening her immune system (which was the biggest change) and inner-outer thigh muscle, along with lower base and core strengthening workout,” he explains.
Her ability to balance meals with exercise are key to her svelte body and that is why she always talks about the importance of a healthy Indian meal for all mums.
In order to lose weight and achieve a svelte figure like Shilpa's, you must first consume a meal replete with 1200 calories a day. You can divide your meals and calories based on the number of meals that you have set for yourself or the plan envisioned by your dietician.
But here are a few dishes you can add in your meals for a quick weight loss.
- Moong dal: This dal is packed with vitamin A, B, C, and E and can be found in every Indian household. Since it is rich in proteins and fibre as well, one bowl of moong dal can fill you up for a long time and curb all those cravings. It is also benefits by positively affecting your metabolism and immunity.
- Spinach or palak: Since winters are here, most of the Indian households would include spinach in their meals and it is actually quite beneficial if you are looking to lose weight. It is rich in fibre, water, antioxidants and vitamin K, A, iron and even potassium. One bowl can fill you up and curb your cravings, plus it's great for digestion.
- Bitter gourd or karela: This amazing produce contains hypoglycaemic, which helps to lower blood sugar, and even treats boils or fungal infections. Most importantly, it is rich source of fiber,vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, all of which help to increase metabolism and push weight loss.
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