This bold and beautiful actress was first seen on big screen performing an amazing number ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Dil Se’. She has, since then, advanced so much both professionally and personally. The poise, the style, and the immaculate swag that she carries herself with inspires the awe in all. She’s taught women that getting back into shape post delivery is definitely possible and that excuses don’t get you anywhere. That said, we all know well that nothing in life comes easy and it’s no surprise that this fit 44 year old lady puts in trucks loads of efforts towards her workout and diet.
This one’s to all the crazy fans out there who want to be as sexy and hot as this sizzling beauty. Here’s her fitness secret:
To stay in shape and look and feel great, Malaika follows a routine that’s advised by her trainer. She ensures she doesn’t miss workout anyday and squeezes in at least a little bit despite her hectic schedule. Read on to find out more about this diva’s workout and diet plan:
Cardio: 20 minutes. Everyday.
Weight And Strength Training: 30 minutes. 3 times a week.
Malaika hits the gym thrice every week for a 30 minutes (sometimes more) for weight training and strength training sessions. Weighted squats, battle ropes, push ups and most of the compound workouts with a lot of variations are on her list. Compound workouts work multiple muscle groups in your body and help strengthen them.
Yoga And Pilates: 30 minutes to 1 hour. Other 3 days of the week.
A huge yoga fan, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Malaika’s flexibility is yoga’s gift. Of course yoga has a lot of other benefits too – like mental calmness, building strength, and weight loss too. Pilates is another form of workout that’s great for your abs, improves concentration, and also betters your body’s balance and posture.
Among other workouts that Malaika enjoys doing there’s kickboxing, various dance forms (jazz, ballet, hip-hop), bootcamp. She also loves swimming.
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Like we always say – a good workout needs a great diet. Malaika however doesn’t follow any specific diet plans or fad diets. She believes in eating clean and here’s what her daily meal plan looks like –
Breakfast: 1 bowl of fresh mixed fruits with either Indian breakfasts (idli, upma, poha) or multigrain toast with egg whites.
Mid Morning Snack: 1 glass of vegetable juice, 2 brown bread toasts and egg whites.
Lunch: Chicken/Fish, brown rice and/or rotis made of whole wheat, bajra, or jowar, with vegetables and sprout salad.
Evening Snack: 1 peanut butter sandwich.
Post Workout: 1 banana with protein shake.
Dinner (Latest by 7:30): 1 bowl of soup, grilled fish with steamed vegetables and salad.
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Malaika enjoys homemade food a lot and prefers to snack on nuts and fruits if she feels hungry after her early dinner. She avoids anything that’s fried, high in salt, and laden with extra calories. Another important thing to note from Malaika’s diet is that she avoids carbs for dinner and keeps it light. She also hydrates herself through the day with water, coconut water, fruit or vegetable juices etc.
That was Malaika’s workout and diet for you. We hope you’re inspired enough to begin your journey. If you already have then don’t stop at anything. Eat right, smile more and workout well. Don’t forget to rest well and hydrate and you’re moving closer to your fitness goals. If this has inspired you then don’t forget to hit the like and share button. Share your thoughts on the article in the comments section below. Until next time, stay happy, stay healthy!
Disclaimer: The content in this article is purely research based and the workouts mentioned in the chart are suggested by Gympik’s expert trainers.
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