Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty is synonyms to what you can call a sexy body. The 40-year-old actress, who is a mother of 4-year-old boy Viaan, makes the ladies of her age jealous with her perfectly chiselled body.
But like every mom, she had also gained some weight during her pregnancy period. Though, Shilpa Shetty being a fitness freak didn’t take much time to get back in shape. The diva, reportedly, lost 21 kilograms in just three and a half months post her pregnancy.
In an interview to a leading daily, Vinod Khanna, celebrity fitness expert, revealed his secret and how he helped Shilpa’s lose weight in natural way.
Here’s what he said:
Shilpa Shetty’s body type is ectomorph (a person with a lean and delicate build of the body) and that is why she has been thin since before her pregnancy. But because of wrong eating habits and lack of movement and exercise, she had gained weight and lost her strength and fitness. She also faced joint problems in her neck, knee and lower back. So, it was very difficult to make her workout in first place. I made her work on strengthening her immune system and inner-outer thigh muscles, along with lower base and core strengthening workout.
I gradually added different techniques like functional, animal flow workout, conditioning workout, which she never did in the past. She followed a strict diet with limited carbohydrates – balancing the protein along with vegetables and fruits. I helped her lose 21 kgs in 3 and ½ month naturally. She worked towards a better shape than what people had seen her on-screen. So, anything is possible with right guidance, dedication and sacrifices.
On does a woman need to take care of anything during her pregnancy for the post pregnancy fitness?
Yes, one should take care of the food they eat during pregnancy for post-pregnancy fitness. Indian families believe that workout or movement should not be done during pregnancy nor should any diet be followed. This is a wrong notion. In the pre-pregnancy phase, one should eat good nutritional food which includes proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats and other required nutrition. Most women do not take care of any diet and eat junk food with no exercise or physical movement. Scientifically, exercises that help in controlling weight gain should be made part of the expectant mother’s regime. This also helps in a smooth delivery.
The journey to motherhood is a beautiful one tough it leaves behind some scars – layers of belly fat and stretch marks. But guess if mothers pay heed to what they eat during pregnancy it can solve half the problem.