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Esha Gupta in Bathing Suit Says "Peace"

Here is how the Indian actress stays fit. 

Esha Gupta is a vision in white! The Indian actress from Raaz 3D, Rustom and Baadshaho, and former Miss India International, shows off her phenomenal figure in a white swimsuit via her latest Instagram post, adding a peace offering "dove" emoji in the caption. How does the beauty keep herself so fit? Read on to see 8 ways Esha Gupta stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!



She Is a Vegetarian

Esha doesn't eat meat. "I come from a family of vegetarians. We are vegetarians not for religious purposes though. Although I am a Punjabi, I have lots of vegetables with collagen in them," she told Gulf News. "A plant-based diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes and nuts, is rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. And people who don't eat meat — vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than nonvegetarians do," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Is a Devoted Yogi

Esha's go-to workout is yoga. "Honestly, I have been an athlete all my life and yoga has always been a part of my life. It has helped me stay active, focused and determined … Yoga is not just for my body, but for my soul," she told Gulf News. "I have been practicing Iyengar yoga for the last 10 years. I want my body to be aligned and this form of traditional yoga helps me achieve that … Iyengar yoga is all about breath control and is a combination of postures and pranayama [breath control]. You feel elongated after a session," she continued. "It also helps me with my strength. We use props like ropes and soft bricks. But if you are not focused, then your breath control isn't right and your asanas [poses] are not under your control. I work out first thing in the morning because you need to concentrate while doing yoga."


Yoga and Breathing Help Her Mental Health

Esha maintains that yoga and breathing exercises help her cope with the pressure of today's world. "The generation before us was very different. There was not so much showing off or so much negativity. The maximum you may face is that 'neighbor auntie' who will speak something ill about you. But we celebrities get hated a lot … People have become so dependent on social media and it's becoming difficult to switch off," she told Gulf News. "But that one hour of yoga helps me calm down and relax. Breathing calms me down and there are times when I end up sleeping towards the end of the session. Just after five minutes of that, you feel so refreshed and invigorated."


She Is Gluten- and Dairy-Free

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"I am gluten and dairy-intolerant, so I avoid it completely," Esha told Gulf News. "When I eat gluten, my stomach hurts and I get acidic. Plus, I don't believe in having milk products because I don't think our body needs it. I also have carbs until 6pm. For dinner, I just have dal [lentils] or soups."


She Believes Health Is More About Strength Than Size

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Esha doesn't focus on the numbers. "It doesn't matter what size you are or what body shape you are, the real question is whether you can climb a flight of stairs without any problem … Being healthy is not about being thin … I remember seeing my young cousins in Dubai and them fretting about being a size four. But I told them, you can be any size but focus on being healthy and fit. I don't want to have a daughter tomorrow who's concerned that she isn't thin," she told Gulf News. "So, our focus should be on being healthy and fit. Lots of designers have banned size zero models and that's wonderful. American model Ashley Graham has such a beautiful face and body. You look at her and you know that she works out too and remember just because you are smaller in dress size doesn't mean you are healthier than me."


She Hydrates


One of Esha's top tips? Drink lots of water. "Hydrate well," she told Gulf News. "While you can drink a bit of water during the session, avoid it if you don't want to do yoga on a full bladder."


She Does Cardio and Strength Training

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Esha also does strength training and cardio. "I never get bored of a workout, because I feel great after a session. I currently have a lot going on, so I don't get to exercise that much. But on a usual day, I go to my building gym in Andheri. I cannot exercise at home. I need to have that mirror in front of me, and that whole vibe of other people working out around me," she told  iDiva. What does her average workout consist of? "I do an hour of weights, which include sides and abs, followed by 30 minutes of cardio with crossfit. I alternate the two. So if I do 20 minutes of cardio, I follow that up with 10 minutes of crossfit and vice versa."


She Works Out in the Morning

Esha believes that the early bird gets the workout worm! "I like working out in the mornings, but it depends on the day," she told iDiva. "Even if I can't workout, I start my day with Surya Namaskar. While I don't do complex stuff, I feel like my body opens up with yoga. I always do it before a cardio session."

Leah Groth
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