Mommy-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan spoke to a leading daily about her health and fitness today. According to her, fitness and health is important especially during pregnancy.
Speaking about the myths she believed in about pregnancy, she says, “When I was expecting Taimur, (I) tended to believe the myth that an expecting mother (must) eat for two. I made choices that (made me) gain about 25 kilos. But, the most important thing that I learnt was that regardless of how you alter your diet, you should stick to the basics — the right amount of nutrition through grains and vegetables. Women have a lot of cravings when they are pregnant, but I realised that I must eat for myself as opposed to eating for two.”
She further adds that her fitness regimen and nutrition are the two constants in her life. The diva swears by ghee and loves to add it in her meals. She affirms, “I add a teaspoon of it in my meals and have a bowl of curd at least once in a day. These are high sources of protein and Vitamin B12, and make the gut stronger, facilitating repair. I also include green leafy vegetables and stay hydrated at all times.”
She also states that while over-eating isn’t good, neither is starving. She says she divides her meals into multiple portions that help her stay full and energised throughout the day. She also never exceeds her portion in any meal. Kareena Kapoor Khan also mentions that while physical fitness is important, it’s esential to pay attention to mental fitness too.
She says, “Striking the right balance between my personal and professional life has also helped me.”