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Sonakshi Sinha body transformation: How the actress got into the best shape of her life

"Losing out on progress is not worth one lazy day"

By Rochelle Pinto  May 28th, 2018

Like most millenials, Sonakshi Sinha has discovered that bread is her body’s persona non grata. “I’ve completely cut bread out of my diet and that’s worked wonders for me. I now snack on eggs or dry fruits when I get hungry between meals.” The fitter-than-ever Sonakshi Sinha body transformation that debuted on her Instagram account just a few days ago has been hard won, she admits. “Over the years, I’ve realised that consistency is key, so I’ve tried to be as regular as I can. But I guess I hit the gym with a vengeance when my shoot (for Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi) got pushed. I felt there was no better way to utilise my time than to work on myself. Once the results started showing, I only pushed myself harder. That has always been my biggest motivation, seeing a positive change in myself.”

Like any curvy girl, Sonakshi is no stranger to weight fluctuations.The plus size fashion student had lost a fair bit of weight before making her debut in 2010’s Dabangg, but it’s only now that she’s really figured out what works for her body. She recalls, “Earlier, I used to think that I could eat anything as long as I was working out. For my body type, that doesn’t hold true at all. You are what you eat, and it’s 70 percent diet and 30 percent work out. So I had to make that small change. I try and eat much healthier than I did earlier and it only adds to all the effort I’m putting into my workouts.”

With a new game plan — “I eat about 4 to five small meals a day. And I eat every 3-4 hours” — and fresh motivation in the form of those toned abs, Sonakshi is looking to inspire other girls to take responsibility for their body image. “I’ve always been someone who’s projected a very healthy body image, because I know girls today can get carried away by false expectations of what their bodies should look like,” she says. “When I started out, the goals I set myself was to feel better, and be better than what I was yesterday. That’s most important. The relationship you share with your body is a very personal one, and it only will listen to you and change at its own pace.”

Hella sore… but back for more! #thestruggleisreal #pilatesgirl #fitnessfriday

A post shared by Sonakshi Sinha (@aslisona) on May 25, 2018 at 4:58am PDT

As for those lazy days when you just can’t find the willpower to kick yourself out of bed and into your trainers, Sonakshi has some words of encouragement. “I tell myself that the work I put in yesterday will go to waste if I don’t keep it up today. Losing out on progress is not worth one lazy day.”

Celebrity diet plans that are kinda intense

Katrina Kaif

Not surprisingly, Katrina's sculpted abs stole the spotlight in last year's time travel drama, Baar Baar Dekho. And it's just as well considering the price the gym bunny paid: "I had to give up a lot of nice things in life like water, salt and carbs,” she revealed in an interview at the time of the movie's release.

If you're looking to beat bloating at its own game, but don't have Katrina's magical fountain of dedication, here's how to get there without diet or exercise.

Jacqueline Fernandez

The superfood-happy star recently embarked on a liquid detox for an upcoming beach sequence, and obviously took her Instagram followers on the journey with her. If you're wondering whether you have the stomach to switch to a cold-pressed juice diet, we sent one of our own to try the liquid detox. Here's what she has to report. 


Lily James

Despite having the entire might of Disney's VFX team at hand, Lily James worked on keeping her titular role in Cinderella (2015) as real as possible. Her dedication for fitting into her corsets had her eschewing solid food altogether in favour of a liquid cleanse.  "When [the corset] was on we would be on continuous days so we wouldn't stop for lunch —you'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. So if you ate food it didn't really digest properly and I'd be burping all afternoon in [Richard Madden]'s face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck," she divulged in an interview. 


Anne Hathaway

Shaving her head was just the beginning of what Anne was willing to do to look the part of Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in Les Miserables. The star reduced her calorie intake to less than 500 per day, consumed it in the form of two squares of dried oatmeal paste. 

“I had to be obsessive about it— the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience— and I don’t judge it in any way— it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway," she explained.

Natalie Portman

Joining her in the method acting club is Natalie Portman, who inspired the Black Swan diet with her role as a competitive ballerina in the 2010 drama. The then-29-year-old lived on a diet of carrots and almonds and a gruelling regimen of eight-hour rehearsals daily. Worth the Academy Award that she ultimately cruised home with? We'll let you decide.