#LoseItLikeBhumi: Fun ways to lose weight like a star

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2015 16:35 IST
Bhumi Pednekar has lost kilos and kilos after starring in Dum Laga Ke Haisha as an overweight woman. (Instagram/BhumiPednekar)

She defied the norm in Bollywood in her debut film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, by playing a simple plus-sized girl, and walked away with rave reviews for her superlative performance. After the film’s success, actor Bhumi Pednekar surprised everyone again by shedding the extra kilos almost overnight. Now she’s shared “the fun little things” she did to lose weight.

“My first post, about the fun little things I did to lose weight... hope you like it and it helps :) #LoseItLikeBhumi,” Bhumi tweeted on Wednesday.

Bhumi, who before Dum Laga Ke Haisha, was an assistant casting director for six years at Yash Raj Films (YRF), also took to Instagram to share her secret.

“Since my film released, there was this one question I was always asked: ‘How did you lose your weight?’ I have spoken about my journey very often. But I didn’t know how to communicate with you guys better. So after a lot of thinking I realised, let’s start sharing some fun things I did to lose weight with you guys. I hope it’s of some use,” she wrote.

Drinking water, Bhumi Pednekar tweeted, is very important for losing weight. “Water is a boon to your body. I wanted to make this habit a lot more fun, and I found this thing called detox water,” she wrote. (HT photo/Yogen Shah)

She shared that she had read a lot about how drinking enough water is important. “It absolutely is!!! But how often do we manage drinking six to seven litres of water? Not very. I do it now and trust me, water is a boon for your body. I wanted to make this habit a lot more fun, and I found this thing called detox water.

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“It cleanses and detoxifies your body. Lemon not only cleanses your body but also makes it alkaline. It also boosts your immunity. Mint aids digestion and gives the drink some sweetness without any sugar,” she added.

She also posted the benefits of cucumber. “It’s good for your skin, it keeps your body hydrated, and it contains anti inflammatory properties. In short, it’s good for you. Just pop it in your sipper and keep sipping on it...one of the things I tried,” she wrote.

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