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Malaika Arora in Two-Piece Workout Gear Poses With Yoga Buddy

Here are the details about her diet and fitness habits. 

Malaika Arora is doing yoga with her dog. In a new social media post the actress shows off her amazing body in a two-piece yoga set while showing off her moves. "Say hello to my new yoga buddy," she captioned an Instagram post shared with her 18 million followers, which included various slides of her workout. How does the star approach diet and fitness? Celebwell has all the details. 


Intermittent Fasting


"I do intermittent fasting, so I don't eat anything in the morning because my last meal is at 7-7:30 in the night," Malaika told Times of India. "So, I fast for about 16 to 18 hours. I start my day with a lot of liquids, which is warm water, ghee or coconut oil, in the morning. The liquid could be whatever you like–plain water, jeera water, or water with lime. I do all of that in the morning and I break my fast with nuts–walnuts and a mix of nuts that I have." She eats two meals a day. "I have a proper full lunch, which includes a bit of carbs and good fats. I have something for snacks in the evening–a very light, healthy snack. And I have my dinner by 7 pm. So, it can be a little of everything–vegetables, or if you're a meat-eater then meat, eggs, or a bit of legumes or lentils. I divide it and make sure to try and have as wholesome a meal as possible. And that's it. I don't have anything after 7 pm," she told Times of India. 



"I believe in having a routine which I choose to follow on a regular basis," Malaika told News 18. "I start my day with a good morning session of yoga and then I step outside to do a mix of other fitness activities as well like HIIT, walking, running, swimming and so on. Walking is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health and I make sure I do it for at least 30 minutes a day."



Malaika Arora/Instagram

"My favorite exercise is doing yoga as I always begin my day with it. I usually dedicate 60 minute in a day for exercising," Malaika told News 18. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."



"Walking is a risk-free form of exercise that helps you to maintain your overall health," Malaika explained to News 18. "When I feel I have put on a little weight, I feel walking is an effective way to reduce that weight and I have also seen a lot of toning in my legs and overall body while I indulge in walking as a regular fitness exercise."


The 70/30 Rule

Malaika eats healthy – most of the time. "For achieving a fit body and mind, I believe eating right is the best way to maintain your health. The balance should be 30 percent exercise to 70 percent diet in order to achieve the body you wish for," Malaika has said. "If one wishes to follow a particular and strict diet, then they should always consult a doctor or a trainer and set up a diet best suited for their body."

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