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Sonam Kapoor Shows Off Weight Loss of "20kgs Down"

Here are the star’s diet and fitness habits. 

Sonam Kapoor is showing off her post-pregnancy body in a sports bra. In a new social media post the actress reveals she has lost over 44 pounds since welcoming her child in 2022. In the Instagram Story she shows off her flat abs in a mirror selfie. How did she get her body back, after gaining pregnancy weight? Here is everything we know about her approach to health and fitness.




Sonam works out on a Pilates reformer with trainer Radhika Karle. According to her longtime trainer, Sonam has "great body awareness and good core strength" and she did pilates throughout her pregnancy. "We are in the home stretch of Sonam's pregnancy so the workout is a combination of strength training using dumbbells, Therabands, and resistance loops, plus Pilates on the apparatus. Pilates is a great form of mindful movement that helps with posture and strengthens the core muscles. We are working on keeping strength up while stretching and relaxing lower back and pelvic floor muscles," she told in 2022. 


Healthy Diet

Karle, who is also Sonam's nutritionist, told during her pregnancy the star ate small portions of clean, fresh, seasonal homemade Indian food. "She is doing a fantastic job of taking her prenatal supplements, drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated in this humidity, and eating in a timely manner to keep energy levels up and avoid acidity," Karle said. Sonam also avoided eating more. "It's a myth when people say eat for two! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Please be sensible while eating if you're carrying a single baby you need only 350 calories more!" Sonam added in an Instagram Story.




"I try and exercise for two hours a day," Sonam told Vogue India. She added that yoga is one of her go to workouts. "I did yoga and Pilates throughout my pregnancy. It isn't dangerous to move" she added on Instagram. 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."



Sonam also makes sure to hydrate. "Beat the heat with some refreshing coconut water," she captioned a post. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues. 


No Sugar

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"I try not to eat junk but I'm not overly strict with my diet. The one thing I avoid consciously is sugar.," Sonam told Vogue India about her diet. Her midnight cheat snack? "Fried potatoes—fries or crisps, I'm easy," she said. She's also "obsessed with avocado on toast" and regularly craves carbs, like "truffle risotto or some fried rice."

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