Zero as a number never had a value. But when digits were added before the number ZERO, it gave birth to a Value. When we go down the memory lane, whenever people visualized a movie actress… she had to be fair, tall, pretty, and a voluptuous figure to reveal. Even the yester year heroines had a broad healthy figure. People, never in their wildest dreams ever thought of celebrities being thinner than they were. Generations changed, people changed, mentalities changed, outlook changed, and FIGURES changed.
Kareena Kapoor’s Size zero Figure
The new era gave rise to a whole new figure oriented concept called “SIZE ZERO”. When people think about size zero, the first actress that pops in their mind is Kareena Kapoor. This pretty, young, dynamic and healthy ‘Punjab ki Kudi’, invented the newest figure in the kingdom of Bollywood, although actresses like Sonam, Sonu Walia and Sonali Bendre did enjoy this category, but Kareena Kapoor’s “Size Zero” glory lasted for a longer time. Her remarkable determination, commitment and confidence towards attaining the slimmest figure stand out as an example to the “Weight-strugglers”. Speculations spread across the ordinary people like wild fire. People started assuming about her going under the knife, or crash yo-yo diets, therapies, figure corrections and many more.
Rujuta Diwekar- a Famous Dietician Guides Kareena Kapoor
As we say, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman”. The woman was there, behind another woman… and that was a very well known nutritionist and dietician Rujuta Diwekar. She took up the challenging of reinventing Kareena Kapoor and she was successful. Rujuta believes in eating the right at the right time, and in a healthy way. Foods like cheese, burgers, fried stuffs, rich and creamy stuffs and the typically traditional ‘ghee soaked’ Punjabi meals, had to back into the kitchen archive and fresh fruits, vegetable based salads, yogurts, soups and plenty of liquids had come into the forefront of the kitchen.
An End to Junky Diet for Kareena
Kareena had bid a tearful farewell to junk foods, but she sportingly embraced vegetarian foods. Every single morsel of food that was consumed was weighed on the calorie scale. Her “Only-shooting” schedule was transformed into an “Exercise and shooting” schedule. Kareena Kapoor became the youth icon due to her figure ‘to die for’. She made it a point to convey to her admiring teenagers, only to STARVE on junk foods and NOT on healthy foods. Her food menus were loaded with proteins, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and other useful supplements. Another key to her size zero figure was rigorous exercise regime.
Daily Exercise Routine of Kareena Kapoor
Her daily exercise agendas consisted of yoga, cardio, and muscle toning exercises. Kapalbharti, as per Kareena, is one such breathing exercise that stimulates weight loss even more. She has set the trend of good features, along with a healthy, svelte figure and as it a known fact that, weight loss contributes to a healthy living, and also control ageing up to a certain extent. Kareena also gives credit to powerful surya namaskars for her slim figure.
For some movies, Kareena Kapoor did gain a few inches, but now for her latest movie, she is back with a bang with “ready to kill” zero figure!
What are “size Zero” Measurements?
Zero size is a fashion jargon describing a woman who has a bust size of 31.5 inches, a waist of 23 inches and hips of 32 inches. The beautiful Kareena Kapoor is one of the top actors in Bollywood (Hindi films made in Bombay) and is known to have reduced to size zero for a certain film.
Secret of Kareena Kapoor Weight loss
This formerly chubby actor (who weighed 132 pounds) surprised everyone with her sudden commitment to weight loss and successfully attained a slim, svelte figure. Those who could not ‘figure’ out the secret of her successful weight loss speculated that she went on a crash diet and was too weak after that. There were reports that the actor fainted frequently during shooting too.There were rumours that she underwent bariartic surgery, which is not true
However, Rujuta Diwekar, Dietician and Nutritionist, who was consulted by the actor, since May 2007, claims that Kareena lost weight in a healthy manner by eating the right food and working out the right way.
Diet changeover for kareena by Rujuta Diwarker
At the outset Kareena instructed her dietician that she would not go into crash diets or any unhealthy means to lose weight as she was a popular icon for millions of teenagers in India. She did not want to mislead them into thinking about starving or going on crash diets to lose weight.
The vegetarian actor, instead, gave up her favorite meals consisting of parathas (fat enriched flat breads), cheese, pasta, Chinese and Thai cuisines and bananas. She switched over to a nutritious vegetarian diet, consisting of soups, fruits, yoghurt, vegetable salads, and plenty of fluids that had exactly the number of calories required.
The meals were planned in a manner that the actor received the right amount of nutrition with a balanced combination of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and optimal supplements.
Exercise Fitness Routine for Kareena Kapoor by Payal Gidwani
Meals were supplemented with two hours of power yoga (vigorous, fitness based yoga) practice. Payal Gidwani, Kareena’s fitness trainer says that the actor would do 50 Surya Namaskars in one session of workout. Sometimes she managed a 100 with many variations.
What is Surya namaskar, how is Surya Namaskar Done
Surya Namaskar literally translates to saluting the sun. This yoga exercise is believed to be beneficial for the mind and body. To practice it you make full use of almost 95% of the muscles in your body. This keeps the muscles fit and smoothly functional. It is most effective if performed early in the morning on an empty stomach. In fact 50 Surya namaskars are equivalent to 100 sit-ups and pull-ups! There are twelve steps to complete the exercise. One Surya Namaskar consumes 2.3 Kilocalories of energy.
The schedule Of Yoga For Kareena Kapoor
The yoga schedule, that was one or one and a half hours long, consisted of
1. Warm up
2. Surya Namaskar
3. Yoga focused on exercising/strengthening any two parts of the body including
4. Naukasana for abs
5. Bhujangasana for back
6. Parvatsana for arms
7. Virabhadra for legs
Cool down consisting of Pranayama (breathing exercise) and meditation. Kareena, it is said, performed about 500 kapalbhatis every day. Kapalbhati is a weight loss focused breathing exercise
Some believe that Kareena practiced Bikram Yoga, also known as hot yoga. This exercise was designed by Bikram Choudary in the seventies. It is performed in a room that has 40% humidity and is raised to 105 degrees F. The one and a half hour session includes a couple of breathing routines and 26 different yoga postures.
It is encouraging to see that you can attain an ideal weight, remain healthy and look gorgeous all at the same time, with the right kind of planning going into what you eat and how you work out.
Attaining the ideal weight can be strenuous and well near impossible if you are planning to starve or go on a crash diet. Kareena Kapoor believed in sensible eating and regular hours of workouts in the form of power yoga to lose weight and still remain healthy.