Bollywood Star Bipasha Basu in Workout Gear Shares Weight Loss Journey
Bollywood star Bipasha Basu is getting back into shape after having a baby, and reminding fans it's a marathon, not a sprint. Basu, 45, shared video of herself wearing black leggings and a matching shirt, working out with trainer Yasmin Karachiwala. "Mamma's weight loss journey!!! The struggle is real!!! But nothing is impossible …slow and steady and in the most healthy way 🙏I am loving myself and my body in every stage of my life … trying to be kind to myself. Reminding myself I have just given birth to another human being … it's like a superpower on its own. Proud to be a healthy happy mamma ❤️," she captioned the post. Here's what Basu's diet, fitness, and beauty routine looks like.
Basu recommends finding an activity you enjoy and sticking to it. "The only goal which such people should have is to be active. Jobs these days are very stressful," she told the Economic Times. "They involve sitting in front of a computer for long durations. People should basically start loving themselves and participate in some physical activity of their choice. It can be any sport, say cycling, swimming, jogging or working out in a gym. The cardio boost is very essential. Also, you must have a good diet, sleep for eight hours and basically be honest to your body. It's a temple and you should start worshiping it by keeping fit."
No Silly Diets
Basu knows how important it is to fuel workouts with good quality food—but she also makes space for treats, which means a more sustainable routine long-term. "I always say, please do not starve for a good toned body," she told the Economic Times. "For example, my vice is mithais and I cannot say no to a good laddoo. But I balance it well with a good exercise and abstaining from having more sweets for sometime. Censorship on food is a must.
Basu credits her beautiful hair and skin with a nutritious diet. "I eat everything except red meat and rice," she told Vogue India. "Lots of greens, chicken, dal, roti and vegetables form a part of my daily diet. For beautiful skin, I recommend fish, barley, nuts, seeds, sprouts, yogurt, fruits and vegetables—especially the leafy, green variety. Fish and nuts are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that help with glowing skin."
Oily Hair Tricks
Basu uses hair oils to keep her hair and scalp healthy. "My hair is my biggest beauty asset, and I believe a good conditioner helps hair looking healthy, shiny and full of life," she told Vogue India. "I invest in regular oil massages to keep my locks looking good. Whether it's voluminous curls, sleek-straight or beach waves, I like to experiment with my hairstyles and resort a lot to styling. I have naturally black hair, but I like to have some colour in the form of streaks and highlights. Wella Kolestint is my go-to hair color."
Inspired By Shilpa Shetty
Basu was inspired by her fellow Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty to create an exercise video for fans to follow. "Shilpa did the yoga video for the UK market at a time when there were people willing to listen to her because of her success in Big Brother," she told the Economic Times. "It is a good marketing ploy and if people today are willing to listen, then more such videos should be made."