Celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala recently co-authored a book with writer Zeena Dhalla, called Sculpt And Shape. And it's packed with fitness truths that Karachiwala's (many) clients Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are already privy to.
1. Fixing your posture can help you look better. When you are hunched over, and rounded, it makes you look wider and larger. When the lower body (pelvis) is in the incorrect position it can make your hips look wider and larger.
2. Choose portions based on the size of your hand. Protein portions should be the size of the palm; grains should be the size of your fist.
3. You don't need to do crunches to get flat abs. There are many other abdominal exercises you can do to trim and tone the whole mid-section.
Sculpt And Shape (Random House India) is out now
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