Akshay Kumar, The Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Akshay Kumar, The Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Akshay Kumar is one of the best looking Bollywood stars; he is one of the few stars who take the mantra fitness as a way of life. A martial arts expert, Akshay leads a disciplined life with no intake of liquor, nicotine, coffee or even tea. He avoids social partying. He believes in a good workout routine, combined with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Mr. Moderation, Akshay Kumar

Mr. Moderation, Akshay Kumar

According to Akshay, it’s very important to begin the day with cleansing of the body and boosting its metabolism. He subscribes to hot lime water to do the cleansing trick. He has a heavy Indian breakfast consisting of eggs, parathas and a fruit juice or milkshake. Lunch is a simple meal of dal, roti, chawal and sabji. He loves the Gujarati style of cooking.

 Akshay Kumar Is In Tune With Himself

 Akshay Kumar Is In Tune With Himself

His advice for the last meal of the day, dinner, is to have it around 7 to 8 pm. A light dinner of soup, salads and vegetables eaten at least two hours before sleep time, is the ideal. Carbohydrates like rice, should be avoided at night as the body when at sleep, is unable to burn it leading to the ‘stomach paunch.’

As snacks and fillers, he has dry fruits through the day. He loves sweets and allows himself to indulges his sweet tooth on only Sundays.

Akshay Kumar With Killer Abs

 Akshay Kumar With Killer Abs

For Akshay, dieting as a form of keeping fit is a complete no-no. He states that his secret to a great physique is healthy home cooked food, which is eaten in moderation and in small portions. A balanced diet is essential for him with the correct amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals.

Akshay Kumar Looks Inwards

Akshay Kumar Looks Inwards

He recommends steamed, grilled and sautéed food and avoidance of fried foodstuff. Eating after every two hours is also recommended as it increases body metabolism and thus an increased ability of the body to fight fat.

He disapproves of the modern tendency to starve oneself to reduce weight; his contention is that it’s just not healthy, for the body goes into shock and stores the food instead of burning it. And also the usual human tendency to bingeing after starving makes the whole concept to starving as a means to fitness, counterproductive.