This is what Kareena Kapoor Khan eats to boost her metabolism


This is what Kareena Kapoor Khan eats to boost her metabolism

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By Hasina Khatib  July 17th, 2017

You don’t need a fly-on-the-wall documentary to follow Kareena Kapoor Khan’s journey into motherhood; the social media recluse is surprisingly accessible: A heavily-papped gym date here, a red carpet there. The 36-year-old has been hands-on with the spotlight throughout her pregnancy, and attributed that boundless energy to a smart diet during a recent Facebook Live session with her dietician, Rujuta Diwekar.

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s metabolism-boosting diet

The self-professed foodie believes in getting a hearty start to the day; “I am a breakfast person. I need food the moment I wake up. My brains don’t work, otherwise,” she laughs.

Pre-workout:

Poha

Eggs and toast

Ajwain paratha

Post workout:

Curd rice which also doubles up as lunch.

Kareena also counts herself fortunate for liking all the ‘boring vegetables’. “I love having lauki, turi and all that stuff… I am lucky to like karela and jawar. I can have it for three days in a row.” The new momma has already passed on the healthy eating baton to her 8-month-old as well. “Catch them young, you see. If it comes to Taimur’s diet — it’s lauki, turi and basically a lot of local vegetables,” she divulges.

And going by that radiant glow both the mother and son share, she’s clearly doing something right.

What to drink before and after your workout

 An incorrect fluid diet can wreak havoc on that hard-earned Monday Motivation. Whip up these easy concoctions in your flask to get the most out of your workout.


While working out

Shut down your selfie cam and instead, use those stolen breaks in between reps to refuel. Before you head to the gym, boil a pitcher of water with a sprig of lemon grass. Once cooled, add lemon and honey (sorry, no sugar for you) to taste. Finish off with some mint leaves to cool down your heated muscles and flush out toxins. 


After working out

Don’t let those hunger pangs undo all the hours you put in at the gym. Blitz together banana cubes, one tablespoon of yoghurt, one teaspoon honey and five almonds in the blender. Bananas are potassium-heavy and almonds pack in a hearty nutrient punch; together, they will power you through the day. 


Before working out

Your mind may take some convincing to hit the gym, but prepping your body is thankfully easier. Throw together diced carrot and orange slices in the blender. Add some ginger shavings and honey to satiate your sweet tooth. This little baby will flood your body with beta-carotenean antioxidant that helps oxygenate the blood and body tissues, thereby increasing your stamina and energy for a long session on the treadmill.