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Neha Dhupia in Bathing Suit is "Mentally in Mermaid Mode"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Neha Dhupia and her family are enjoying a beach vacation. She's been sharing highlights on Instagram. Dhupia just shared a new set of photos of herself posing on the beach and the pier in different swimsuits. She captioned the post, "Mentally in mermaid mode…Physically in work mode…Always in mama mode." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Neha Dhupia 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 Has Evolved Her Approach To Fitness


Dhupia opened up about her wellness routine in an interview with Mid-Day. She says that she has changed what workouts she does depending on what she needs in her life. "In my 20s, I learnt new things," she says. "Like pilates, and kick-boxing, which made my body stronger. In my 30s, I took to running, and ran several marathons." 


She's Motivated

Dhupia opened up about her motivations for staying fit to Mid-Day. She says that her kids are her main source of motivation. "For me, that realisation happened after 10 months, but if another woman decides to do it after 18 months, that's also alright. You will realise that you perhaps want to run as fast as your toddler does, and then decide to get fitter, and that is alright. For me, it was as simple as wanting to be fit enough to carry both my kids for long hours, and picking up stuff from the ground without needing to put them down."


She Lost The Pregnancy Weight

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Dhupia revealed her secrets to losing pregnancy weight to Mid-Day. She says that she changed her approach to diet and exercise. "Post pregnancy, the two things that I learnt were that a large part of [losing post-pregnancy weight] is not about eating less, but changing the kind of food you eat to consume a more nutritious diet. Also, during this time, people focus on yoga, but, apart from that, working on the muscles of the core, and strength training are two factors that really helped me." 


She Wants To Be A Role Model

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While Dhupia opened up about losing baby weight to Mid-Day, she doesn't want to pressure other women in the same situation. "There is so much pressure on women [to lose weight]. Also, those in the limelight have made the mistake of [creating this image] for other women who have just given birth. Giving birth, breast feeding, and dealing with the postpartum body is [challenging]. When you're in the public eye, and promote [the notion of losing weight too soon], it has a trickle-down effect for other women who have recently delivered. So, stop talking about how much you have lost." 


She Gives Herself Chances

Dhupia opened up about her career to She says that she believes in giving herself chances and believing in herself. "I think it's more that I didn't give myself a chance. You know the way I look at my job is the dream I came with from another city. I came from Delhi to Mumbai and every day of my life, when I'm going to work, I have so much gratitude and I remind myself of that girl who came with those dreams. I don't give myself a chance. I'm like 'what would that girl do under these circumstances if this was her first job?' If I come from another city and I was going to my first job and I was getting a magazine cover to do, would I cancel on people? And if I didn't want to take anybody else's time for granted then, nothing gives me the right to do it now. And I treat every job like that."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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