Now that you are pregnant, you might be extra careful of what you eat during these nine months. And why shouldn’t you be? What you feed your body plays a major role in making sure that you deliver a healthy baby. And moms-to-be need their nutrition in getting through their pregnancy without feeling exhausted. And who better to teach you to treat your body like a temple than our Bollywood beauties! In this MomJunction article, we reveal the pregnancy diet tips of our most favorite Bollywood mommies.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor is one celebrity who didn’t shy away from the media glare during her pregnancy. The actress chose to flaunt her belly and keep working toward the end of her pregnancy. The Jab We Met star enjoyed her pregnancy by having a lot of ghee, pizzas, and parathas. Kareena included a lot of dairy products in her diet as instructed by her nutritionist. In an interview with a leading news portal, the actress advised expectant mothers to have food rich in vitamin B12 and iron in their diet. Though she didn’t restrict herself from eating during pregnancy, Kareena made sure she ate everything in moderation. As for her craving for sweets, instead of store-bought goodies, the actress indulged in homemade besan and sooji laddoos.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa Shetty is known for her fit physique, her dance moves, and her love for yoga. Shilpa believes in eating homemade food as much as possible. You hear that, ladies? The actress advises not to overeat and avoid eating outside food if one can. In one of the interviews with an entertainment portal, the actress revealed she only indulged in grilled food when she was eating out. The Bollywood beauty also advises against eating junk food and aerated drinks. The key is to eat in moderation. So, you don’t have to overdo it to deprive yourself of sweets, but keep a check on the intake. Shilpa also advises pregnant women to include nuts, yogurt, and milkshakes in their diet. And the actress highly recommends taking the iron, calcium, and folic acid tablets during pregnancy.
Soha Ali Khan
Soha is one actress who managed to stay in her petite figure throughout her pregnancy while inspiring us with her yoga poses even when she was fully pregnant. In an interview with a leading news portal, the actress shared some helpful tips for moms-to-be along with her pregnancy diet secrets. Soha completely switched to natural foods upon learning about her pregnancy and stayed away from anything which contained chemicals. The actress advises pregnant women to include lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy products in their diet to meet the body’s nutritional demands. Soha also believes in staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and taking the prenatal supplements without fail. The actress also recommends getting at least 8 hours of sleep every day so that the body is well-rested. Soha also indulged in occasional cravings by having a chicken burger and chocolate cake but believes moderation is the key. Just like her sister-in-law, Soha loved having ghee during her pregnancy. To battle anemia, Soha also had mutton broth and pumpkin soup which helped her stay healthy.
Neha Dhupia is one actress who absolutely embraced her curves when pregnant. The actress and TV show host revealed in an interview her secret to staying fit during pregnancy. Neha didn’t follow the age-old perception of a pregnant woman eating for two. Instead, she listened to her body and followed her diet plans accordingly. The actress suffered from nausea during her pregnancy and ate small frequent meals throughout the day to combat morning sickness. Luckily, the actress craved healthy snacks during pregnancy but whenever she craved for savory, Neha indulged in gluten-free pizza and sugar-free granola. Neha also loved eating homemade snacks such as bhel, veggie toast, and dosa to satiate her cravings.
Just because your favorite Bollywood celebrity has followed a particular diet plan doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Each pregnancy is different, and hence it is important to discuss with your doctor about it before sticking to a diet plan. You can also talk to a nutritionist or dietitian to help you prepare a diet chart that suits your body and lifestyle.