What do our Bollywood body
By Subhash K. Jha
Nov 21 (IANS) Avoid fried food and carbs, don't miss your
workout and don't deprive yourself. Just some of the suggestions
by Bollywood's svelte and superfit stars who tell all about
their daily regimen.
Shetty: I don't avoid any food. My calorie intake is about
2,000 per day. I don't need that much carbs because I don't
do manual work.
eat non-vegetarian food every day except Thursday. My breakfast
is a bowl of porridge and normal tea. Then I work out (three-four
times a week). After I return, I've a protein shake, two dates
and eight black raisins. My lunch at 2.30 p.m.comprises one
roti (bread) made of five different kinds of grain. And I
must have ghee (butter) on my roti, can't do without ghee
on my roti, vegetables done in refined oil, chicken and daal.
if I've a craving for something sweet I have a kulfi or a
chocolate. I've green tea late afternoon and I've lots of
hot water throughout the day. Evening, I've a flavoured soya
milk. Then a cup of tea, no food until dinner, unless I feel
hungry, then maybe an omelette sandwich.
at 9.30 - lettuce salad with pomegranate or apple. And I avoid
roti in the night. I'm a late sleeper.
Shetty: I take about 1,500-2,000 calories per day. But I work
out. For me it's breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
and dinner like a pauper. I don't avoid any food and I eat
as much as I like without stuffing myself.
don't monitor my carbs and calories. I go by my body requirements.
For breakfast, I've mom's cooked stuff, etc. Sometimes I try
brown bread and egg white.
I don't avoid carbohydrates during the day. I've brown rice
with two vegetables in the afternoon. Dinner is soup and salad
and fish or meat. Thrice a week I don't have meat. But I'm
not vegetarian. At 11.30 a.m. I have fruits. Then at 4 p.m.
I snack on biscuits or something light. Early dinner at 7.30
p.m. is very important.
don't belong to the protein-shake or steroids school at all.
But my body knows its requirements. And the fact that I've
a 30-inch waist at 47 proves I'm getting my food right. I
binge on Saturdays. I've a sweet tooth and my wife Mana has
to keep it away from me. Thai food is my favourite. It's healthy
and when I was shooting in Bangkok, my fitness level was at
its peak. Mana makes wonderful Thai food. Chef Solomon (the
head chef of the Taj group) is my favourite cook.
Reshammiya: I'm following the 1,400 calorie a day diet. I've
stopped rice, rotis and sweets completely. When I'm not dieting
I eat everything, no restrictions on quantity or intake.
Nitin Mukesh: My calorie count would be about 2,500 a day.
Then I burn out approximately 1,000 to 1,100 per day. These
days I'm eating steamed fish for both lunch and dinner. I
take in approximately 140 grams of proteins. Besides that,
I avoid carbohydrates and fatty food as much as possible because
there's a tendency to put on weight in my family.
Kapoor: "Protein shake with muesli in the morning after
workout. For lunch I take roti, tandoori chicken with vegetables.
In the evening I have egg white. For dinner, I follow the
same diet as lunch, but avoid roti.
Jaitley: I eat seven mini meals every day after every two-and-a-half
hours. Breakfast is a must. I've lots of fruits and nuts.
I also drink seven-eight cups of green tea a day. But no calorie
count because my intake depends on the amount of stress per
Basu: I follow no diet regime at all. I just work out like
crazy in the gym and keep on my toes the whole day.
Khanna: I don't have any one diet plan to stick to. I try
and eat as healthy as possible. I prefer home-made food and
plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and gallons of water.
Sen: I can't diet! As soon as I think of dieting, I start
thinking of chocolates. But I'm into controlled eating. Every
time I'm hungry during the day I eat. But I control the quantity.
I'm not over-ambitious about my workouts. I've never had a
really major weight problem. I hate the over-worked-out look
believe Indian women look best when they're slightly voluptuous.
I love to swim, do light weights, attend dance classes and
I do spinning.
Roy: Never followed a diet chart, nor counted my calories.
I avoid deep fried food, alcohol and sweets. Being a Bengali
I fall for the temptation of sweets. I avoid that the most.