Vidya Balan is one of the finest actresses in Bollywood; her acting skills have never been questioned, but in the very glamorous world of movies, she has been in the spotlight many a time for her weight issues.

Vidya Balan Eating Right

Vidya Balan Eating Right

Despite the success of her debut film Parineeta, Vidya, in the beginning years, tried hard to look like the other actresses who flaunted western wear and had slim figures to go with it. Soon, after public criticism, she realised that she had the advantage of a very beautiful Indian face and curvaceous figure and then there was no looking back for this thirty five year gorgeous actress as she draped herself in traditional Indian wear that best showcased her looks.

Snacks For Vidya Balan

Snacks For Vidya Balan

Vidya has always had to struggle to keep her weight under control, till she realised that she had been doing things the wrong way; she would starve herself and go without eating  for sometimes twelve to fourteen  hours. All this would inevitably lead to weight gain.

Vidya has been seen by the public in many avatars: slim Vidya, jelly belly Vidya and pleasantly plump Vidya, but, the beauty of her face and eyes have never failed to capture their attention.

After trying out various fitness regimes, she came up with the realization that she needed an attitudinal change towards reaching her particular goal and not set up unrealistic goals for herself, which would make her give it up.

Vidya Balan In Her Favourite Outfit

Vidya Balan In Her Favourite Outfit

Vidya soon started getting results with her workout and diet plan of small meals eaten hourly and sleeping for six to eight hours every night instead of the previously unhealthy four to five hours.

Vidya Balan Is Cover Girl

Vidya Balan Is Cover Girl

She ensures that she drinks a lot of water and eats food products that are fibre rich. Despite being a vegetarian, she feels that the addition of eggs to her diet has helped her keep her weight under control. She has rice and chapati, but makes sure that she doesn’t mix the two. She does the same for fruits and wouldn’t think of mixing apples and oranges.

Vidya loves having juice and the wheatgrass and amla concoctions, in particular. She has replaced dry fruits as a better alternative, to satisfy her sweets craving, though she occasionally has chocolates and masala tea. She likes her bread maida free and multi grain instead.

Vidya Balan On Her Wedding Day

Vidya Balan On Her Wedding Day

 

When Vidya was told by her Dirty Picture director, Milan Luthria to pile on the kilos to essay South siren Silk Smita’s character in the film, she diligently went through a diet rich in cream biscuits, chocolates, bananas and almonds and indulged in calorific pastas and burgers between shots!