Celebrities Who Were Plus Sized Before Joining Bollywood


Pooja Makhija, a renowned Bollywood dietician has recently launched her book Eat.Delete. The contents of the book are as interesting as the title. She stresses on the fact that to remain on the slimmer side, you do not need crash dieting. Rather she suggests eating every two hours (healthy food of course) to keep those extra flabs at bay. But a healthy diet also requires a good fitness regime if you want to look as gorgeous as your screen idols. She shares the experiences of some Bollywood celebrities who have been her clients throughout the years and she has witnessed them turning fit from fat.

1.Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

She stunned Bollywood with her Bikini shot in Tashan but Bebo was not always a size zero. In fact, most of her films had her in her chubby avatar. She blamed it on her love for rich Punjabi food, Biryanis and Payah. However she was successful in following her nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar’s routine and shed her puppy fats. She followed the rule of eating every two hours and hit the gym regularly.

2.Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Looking at her figure now, nobody can guess that this Bollywood Diva was once so overweight that Sanjay Leela Bhansali wasn’t willing to cast her in Saawariya unless she lost some kgs. Sonam Kapoor initially used to starve herself to become skinny but her dietician showed her the cons of crash dieting. After that Sonam turned to healthy eating and workouts and lost 32kgs before she made her debut. The actress has managed to remain skinny ever since.

3.Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha

She was a junk foodie and lived on fast food only. All this was before Salman Khan spotted her at an event and insisted her to lose weight so that she could be cast opposite him in Dabang. He changed her eating schedules and habits and made her work her muscles out so that she could be screen ready. She lost 30 kgs after that now looks amazingly healthy and fit.

4.Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor, the queen of soap opera had been really overweight before she started her crash dieting and starving routines. Although Pooja detests the use of these measures, she admitted that Ekta now tries to stay healthy by eating the right food at the right time. She even indulges in a bit of squash to keep the fitness meter running.

5.Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor of Ishaqzade fame is actually Sonam Kapoor’s cousin and like her, he too had to gym his way to Bollywood. In four years he lost as much as 50 kilos by following a Crossfit fitness regime. Pooja says that men are genetically programmed to be able to lose weight faster than women. Arjun kept a control over his carbs and increased the protein intake during his rigorous work out days. The result is visible to everyone who has watched his 2012 release Ishaqzade.

6.Jackky Bhagnani
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This guy should top the list, having lost 75 kilos before his debut in Faltu in 2011. He needed a lot of motivation which his trainer provided and workouts teemed with healthy eating habits helped Jackky shed his extra pounds. Pooja adds that Jackky was very sincere when it came to diet routines and he took dance classes alongside his Crossfit Regime.

7.Karan Johar
Karan Johar

This film maker used to be chubby like a teddy bear before he started following a strict diet routine. Being a film maker, he hardly gets time to hit the gym but Pooja says that Karan tries a lot to keep fit and works out whenever time.

Pooja believes that by following her book everyone can gain an insight to what dieting really is and live a healthy life ever after.


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