Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar is celebrating her 30th birthday today. Known for her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ where she played an overweight girl opposite Ayushman Khurana, Bhumi is perhaps one of the most active celebrities on social media.  The ‘Son Chiriya’ actress recently took to Instagram to post a picture of her in a bikini. Bhumi looked stunning while flaunting her curves and her cool shades added to her look. 

With over 2 million followers on Instagram alone, she shared a powerful message with the photo. Bhumi captioned it, "Imagine a world where you’re just chilling by a pool with No WATER...No summer water love, No popsicles to cool you down, No luxurious showers...No wine and dine to go through the hot summer. "

 

 

Notably, Bhumi rose to fame even before the release of her film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ for her fit fat story. Her stunning fat to fit or weight loss story is considered to be one of the best body transformations in the Indian film industry. For her debut, Bhumi's role demanded that she bulks up enough to reach 90 kilos, drape sarees, and play the part of an overweight housewife trying to earn the affection of her husband. The actress, who gorged on food before the film, lost a whopping 32 kilos in the span of 4 months, giving major fitness and weight loss goals to all. She took the help of a trainer to bolster her diet with a robust fitness regime, doing a variety of workouts, from running, working on machines, functional training, swimming, and Bollywood dancing.

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For all the women willing to shed those extra kilos, Bhumi had shared some of her secrets on Instagram to help others learn from her transformation. 

 

 
 
 
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The Classic Juice Cleansing Juice cleanses are an easy way to give your body a kick-start on health. Try this nutrient-rich, liquid diet as it eases the digestive system, and allows the body to focus on deep healing and detoxification. Juice cleanses are perfect whenever you feel like you need a little healthy boost. Make a juice with the following ingredients that have worked best for me, and feel the body smile from within! Spinach: Known for its cleansing abilities, spinach purifies the blood and eliminates accumulated toxins from the cells and if that wasn't enough, it also helps to regenerate and rebuild the body. Apple: Full of anti oxidants, apples keep your liver, skin and heart healthy. In fact you can include the peel too, which has high anti-cancer properties. Lemon: There is nothing like a fresh lemon. It is full of Vitamin C, and gives your liver the cleansing it requires on a daily basis. A healthy liver means a healthy and fit body. Ginger: Its brilliant for digestion and is anti inflammatory.Ginger is a wonder spice. Celery: Known as one of the most healthiest foods, celery reduces inflammation, relieves you off stress, aids digestion and is known to be full of vitamins.

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onNov 18, 2015 at 5:25am PST

 

 

Swimming

Swimming is considered to be the best fitness exercise and it helps in quick weight reduction. It also helps tone your muscles. Bhumi used to swim regularly to shed those extra kilos. 

Running

Don't want to hit the gym? Opt for running as it is the best and inexpensive method to help you lose those extra flabs. For becoming fat to fit, Bhumi took on running which helped her lose weight quickly.

 

 

 

Variety In Workout Regime

In most of her interviews, Bhumi has said that she did a variety of workouts to lose those extra kilos. Her workout did not restrict only to running, swimming, but also included functional training. 

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Dance For Weight Reduction

“Even today, I dance to Bollywood tunes, it is high-intensity cardio and a great way to tone up," Bhumi said in one of her interviews. Yes, dancing not only adds fun but helps you to lose weight, must try it now.

 

 
 
 
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Taught by the best @akshaykumar sir you're just the best 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #toiletekpremkatha #tepk #power

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onFeb 13, 2017 at 11:22pm PST

 

 

Opt For Home-Cooked Food

 
 
 
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Hello you smiling festive people, I hope my last few posts have been helpful. These are things that worked for me. Today, I am sharing what I eat in the second half of the day 😎 At around 4-4.30pm, I eat half a papaya or an apple / pear / guava. After an hour or so, I have a cup of green tea with few almonds or walnuts. Around 7:00pm, I have a big bowl of salad with all salad greens, maybe add an apple, and some walnuts or some dried berries if seasonal ones are unavailable - dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or some olive chilli oil with garlic and mustard, or some apple cider vinegar. I try and make this fun, so at times I add grilled chicken or feta cheese. By 8.30pm, I have my dinner which is usually grilled fish or chicken (there are a lot of easy-to-make recipes available on the internet. Keep experimenting!). On days I want to eat a vegetarian meal, it is usually fresh, grilled or slightly pan cooked paneer / tofu, stir fried or steamed vegetables (seasoned as you like) with a small cup of brown rice or a thin multi-grain roti. I try eating as less carbs as possible at night. Don't get intimidated by the regime.Try and come up with a schedule that works for you :) Eating right and working out in the correct manner is the only way to do it, people.

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 28, 2015 at 3:25am PDT

 


Bhumi’s mother was a major help and is considered to play a pivotal role in helping her lose weight. Her mother chalked out a healthy diet and most of which included home-cooked Indian food.

 
 
 
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Quitting or rather reducing the intake of refined sugar was one the best decisions of my life. Refined sugar -  brown or white - is nothing but taste and empty calories. In fact in the process to digest it, it empties your body of a lot of vitamins and minerals. For someone like me who has a sweet tooth,staying away from meetha was tough. So I thought,why crave and deprive yourself, when you have healthier options available today. Its just about opting for the  healthier bottle. Why not have a brownie that's  amazing to taste but also beneficial to the body? Be it raw honey or stevia, these natural sweeteners are a boon and affordable too. Raw honey is good for digestion and is packed with zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin B6. Add it to your nimbu paani, oats, even milk. You can also add it in your salad dressing. Honey can be used in various different ways. Please don't cook it at high temperatures, as it will loose it's taste and nutrients. Stevia is actually one of the oldest sweeteners known to mankind. It's extracted from a plant and tastes very close to sugar. It has no calories or carbs. In fact it has anti-inflammatory properties and controls high blood pressure too. Use it in your morning chai or make desserts with it, as it's a super replacement to sugar. Date syrup is actually one of my favourite things, as it's a great alternative to the sugar you would add to your mithais or pastries. It gives you energy and is full of iron. Jaggery too is packed with health benefits. It cleanses you respiratory tract, stomach, food pipe, lungs and it aids in digestion. Then there is maple syrup, coconut sugar and a whole bunch of other natural sweeteners... all the information is available online. But always remember guys, even though these options are healthier, they still need to be eaten in moderation. A little restrain goes a long way in improving your health. Hope this was helpful.. Xx #LoseItLikeBhumi

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onSep 30, 2015 at 3:26am PDT

 

 

Sugar was replaced with jaggery and wheat with flour made of ragi, amaranth, and chana in Bhumi's diet. She ate ample seasonal vegetables and added buttermilk to her meals.  

 

 
 
 
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Hello you happy people. As promised, here’s what I eat for lunch: Simple, home-cooked wholesome food that includes roti, sabzi and dal. I eat everything but a healthy version of it. So my rotis are not made of wheat but of bajra, jowar, nachni, soya, chana or rajgira and topped with a little white butter. You can mix all these grains together to make a power-packed multi grain roti or use them individually. My dal has tadka and the sabzi has oil but olive oil used in moderation. There is always a bowl of homemade dahi or a glass of chaas (with salt and some jeera) to go with the meal. On days where I’m out or in the mood for a different flavour, I opt for other healthy options like grilled chicken, brown bread vegetable and grilled chicken sandwich (I like using hummus/honey mustard, green chutney or just little olive oil if I want to grill it as a spread instead of butter or any other trans-fat spread), hummus with cucumber and carrots, nutri-nuggets or some home made chicken gravy cooked in very little oil with a bowl of brown rice. This meal would be anywhere between 400 to 500 calories and under 80 grams of carbs. I don’t starve, just eat healthy and work out😘💃🔥 #LoseItLikeBhumi

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 21, 2015 at 1:49am PDT

 

 

Bhumi Had Healthy Snacks

For snacks, Bhumi used to avoid junk foods and opt for yummy options likes soya chips, kale chips, yogurt cubes, dark chocolate, berry smoothie. 

 

 
 
 
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Hello lovelies! This week, I am sharing with you few of my favourite healthy snacks for the times when the cravings get the better off me. It's always good to avoid junk food and opt for these yummy but healthy options instead! Just to let you know, as I will be getting  busy with my new film, #LoseItLikeBhumi might not be a regular feature here. I will certainly be sharing tips / treats as and when I find them. Berry smoothie - Pour a glass of water into the mixer and add 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Add one teaspoon of honey and fresh berries of all kinds into it. Blend them together and enjoy! Yoghurt cubes - You can pour a homemade smoothie into the ice cubes. Pour the strawberries shake into the ice tray and freeze it. You can make it a slushy and eat it up. The best cold snack ever! Other healthy alternatives are: Kale & Soya chips (I totally love them!), whole wheat lavash with hummus, or even dry roasted grains like puffed bajra. BTW, if you are really craving, you can have a piece of dark chocolate - the darker the better. Chocolate made with at least 70% cocoa contains less sugar and more antioxidants. It is okay to give in to your cravings once in a while, but do remember to stay wise and stay healthy!

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onDec 2, 2015 at 12:52am PST

 

 

Drink Adequate Water

When you are on a weight loss regime, you must ensure that keep yourself hydrated and so feels Bhumi. She has confessed to drinking loads of water to get into shape.

 
 
 
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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 realized, let's start sharing some fun things I did to lose weight with you guys. I hope it's of some use :)) So here is my first post!!! I had read a lot about - How drinking enough water is important. It absolutely is!!! But how often do we manage drinking 6 to 7 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. 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. Cucumber has several benefits - 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 remove it from the fridge in a couple a hours,strain the liquid and Just pop it your sipper and keep sipping on it...one of the things I tried... #LoseItLikeBhumi

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onSep 23, 2015 at 3:10am PDT

 

 

Avoid Cheating Yourself 

It’s natural to cheat yourself and trying to find excuses to not work out when your motivation levels are low. So be like Bhumi and see the transformation yourself. Consistency will help you is weight loss. In an interview, Bhumi said, "I just woke up each day and showed up at the gym. I decided to never break this resolve." 

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Hello lovelies… Starting this week, I will be sharing what my diet consists of and how much I eat (which is a lot, trust me). I start my mornings with a glass of warm or detox water and thirty minutes later, I eat muesli with skimmed milk and flax or sunflower seeds. Then comes the king-sized breakfast (an hour before gymming) of whole-wheat bread with 2 egg white omelets and a fruit (papaya or apple). I alternate between cardio and weights at the gym; it is rigorous so 5 boiled egg whites after that are a must. There is nothing healthier than kick-starting your day with a breakfast like this. Stomach this recommendation for now, next week I will share with you my lunch menu for losing it like me :) #LoseItLikeBhumi

A post shared by Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) onOct 13, 2015 at 10:38pm PDT

 

 

 

Bhumi has also worked in the films like ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ and will next be seen in the comedy ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ alongside Konkona Sen Sharma (Konkana Sen Sharma's iconic roles) and ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ alongside Tapsee Pannu. 
Bhumi has already charted quite a successful career in Bollywood. Here are a few interesting facts about her.

  • Aditya Chopra's wife and acclaimed actor, Rani Mukherji reportedly saw parts of ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and liked Bhumi's work so much that she personally congratulated her.

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  • Before becoming an actor, Bhumi was an assistant to Shanoo, the casting director of Yash Raj Films.
  • Bhumi has watched KRK's ‘Deshdrohi’ almost 100 times.
  • In 2018, Bhumi Pednekar was featured by Forbes India in their 30 under 30 list.
  • Bhumi has worked on films like ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year’ before assisting a popular casting director.
  • Bhumi Pednekar who was also seen alongside Sushant Singh Rajput in the gritty dacoit drama ‘Son Chiriya’ had to lock herself away to get under the skin of Indumati. 
  • Bhumi told a leading tabloid that she isolated herself from the world for 45 days to understand the character.

HerZindagi wishes Bhumi Pednekar a very happy birthday.