In a world filled with quick fixes, fad diets, weight loss obsessions, and Instagram bodies, it’s refreshing to see some people make healthy choices every day and prove that a healthy body and mind are a prerequisite to looking great.
Shilpa Shetty is one actress who lives by this rule. Shilpa, who won our hearts with her incredible dancing ability, has been a fitness icon in our collective consciousness. She has been a Yoga practitioner for years and has advocated clean eating for years: foods sourced responsibly and made with minimal artificial flavors and additives. She has an official YouTube channel wherein she shares some of her most healthy and delicious recipes.
Shilpa Shetty looks every bit gorgeous with each passing year and it has a lot to do with how she treats her body and her emphasis on nutrition. Here’s a glimpse of her typical day with food.
Shilpa enjoys home-cooked meals and insists on food prepared with pure ghee. She begins her day with a glass of lukewarm water and lemon while on a diet. She gargles her mouth with a tablespoon of coconut oil after that. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice in which you whiz the oil around your mouth for five and a half minutes.
She never skips breakfast and eats it before leaving the house. And if she’s running late, she’ll carry her breakfast with her. She doesn’t like bread and prefers muesli with sliced apples, mangoes, and almond milk in the morning. Aside from that, she enjoys eggs for breakfast. She also occasionally enjoys broken wheat upma, idlis, and paneer bhurji toast.
Shilpa adores vegetables and swears for their nutritional value. Ghee, in addition to vegetables, is a staple in her lunch. When it comes to lunch, she starts with a bowl of clear soup, then a portion of greens and salad, red or brown rice, and sautéed vegetables. Sometimes, she prefers mixed grains roti with vegetable curry, curd, and dal. If she craves something sweet, she has a small piece of chikki, a traditional Indian sweet made with jaggery and groundnuts, after her lunch.
She doesn’t like long gaps between meals, so she has a healthy snack of two eggs or a sandwich with veggies and potatoes after lunch. Sometimes, she also prefers having makhana roasted in ghee. Her plate also requires a small number of fruits and nuts. Shilpa is a firm believer in the importance of what and how much you eat to maintain a healthy diet.
Shilpa makes it a point to eat her dinner before 7:30 p.m. Even if she has to attend a social gathering, she will make sure to eat dinner before 7:30 p.m. She prefers a final light meal of clear soup, roti, and a small portion of vegetables.
We now know the secret to Shilpa’s fit and toned physique. she follows a fairly strict diet regimen, which is why she is healthy and fit. “Sacrifice excess sugar, eat clean, and get fitter than you were yesterday” is Shilpa Shetty’s fitness mantra.