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Look Just Like Deepika Padukone: Fitness, Diet And Health Plan!

Look Just Like Deepika Padukone: Fitness, Diet And Health Plan!

Deepika Padukone has made a name for herself in the industry and that’s all thanks to her par-excellent performances. The diva started her career with King Khan in Om Shanti Om as Shanti Priya and we couldn’t get enough of her ajab si ajab si adayein. Then she also did films like PikuLove Aaj Kal and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani which not only won over fans but also got her critical acclaim. She even became the quintessential Bhansali heroin and Leela, Mastani, and Rani Padmini left us completely awed.

But that’s not all that DP is known for, her fit body has helped her bag modeling contracts and advertisements alike. She’s walked as the showstopper for top designers like Manish Malhotra, Gauri and Nanika, and Anju Modi among others. She is even seeing flaunting her fit body on Instagram and we don’t blame her, TBH. If we had those toned legs, even we would be snapping away non-stop. 

But guys, it’s not easy to get a body like that. It’s a lot of hard work and a combination of a healthy and nutritious diet and dedicated, rigorous work out sessions is required. 

Diet Plan 
Tips From Dietician 
Workout Regime 
Celebrity Trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala 
Daily Workout Plan 
Facial Exercise 
Abs Workout


Deepika Padukone Diet Plan


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Deepika Padukone has time and again spoken about how big a foodie she is. She had once spoken about how she ate almost the entire Eid ki biryani sent to her by her debut director Farah Khan. She has also spoken about how she really enjoys trying new restaurants where she’d go for pasta instead of a teeny tiny salad. She also enjoys spicy Chinese takeout but her favourite is the good ol’ daal chawal. She also once revealed that she loves Indian street food and topping her list is the Bombay fave, sev puri. And guys, if you thought Deepika Padukone wasn’t relatable enough, here’s one more thing you need to know- DP cannot live without chocolates. Yup, that fit body, and chocolates, near impossible right?! But she does so in a healthy way. Since chocolates contain sugar and fat, she controls the amount she eats and keeps it restricted to dark chocolates or adds dry fruits to the mix so that there is some nutritional value that gets added.

Also Read Deepika Padukone Diet Plan in Hindi


What Does Deepika Padukone’s Daily Diet Look Like?


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Pre Breakfast

  • Wake up with a glass of warm water


  • Low-fat milk
  • Upma
  • Idli
  • Two egg whites
  • Dosa
  • Rawa


  • Chapattis
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Grilled fish

Evening Snack

  • Filter coffee
  • Nuts and dry fruits


  • Vegetables
  • Chapattis
  • Fresh green salads
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Coconut water
  • Fresh fruit juice


  • Dark chocolate

Her diet mantra is simple: Never eat with your eyes, eat enough to fill your stomach.

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What Does Deepika Padukone’s Dietician Say?


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Deepika Padukone’s dietician, Pooja Makhija spoke about what the Bajirao Mastani actor does to maintain her toned body. She shared, “Deepika had a headstart. She had a great body anyway. What was needed was fine-tuning. I suggested that she cut down on meal portions, increase frequency of intake. This is a rule that works for everyone actually. Instead of three hearty meals, divide your day with small portions. Eat eight to ten times a day. For a surfboard tummy, you need to ignore high sugar and high-fat foods, as she does. This means you have to stay away from sweets, fried foods and alcohol. Diet and exercise are equally important here. It’s 50-50.”

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Dos and Don’t From Deepika Padukone’s Dietician, Pooja Makhija


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  • Keep alcohol consumption to a bare minimum. It’s how calories creep in and find their place in your waistline.
  • Don’t cut your meals- this will make you lose the natural glow of your skin, the lustre in your hair and also reduce your stamina. Instead, eat small portions at frequent intervals.
  • Before you head to a party, eat a couple of boiled eggs along with vegetable raita with tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. These will provide a lining for your stomach for your drinks and the eggs will give you protein which will keep you away from excessive amounts of sugar at night.
  • Munch on fillers between meals: cucumbers, carrots, along with a hummus dip or keep some khakhra or channa.
  • Your diet needs to incorporate all types of nutrients: sixty to sixty-five percent of carbohydrates, twenty to twenty-five percent of proteins, and five to ten percent of fats. 

Yasmin Karachiwala, a celebrity trainer who has been the biggest force behind Deepika’s fit physique, says, “She knows the trick of staying in great shape–know what food patterns work for you and eat smart. She knows how to balance it out–if she’s indulgent one day, she goes light the next day and practices moderation. I have never seen her starve but she’s always eating right.”

Deepika Padukone’s Workout Regime And Fitness Secrets Revealed

DP is a regular at the gym and has made fitness her life. Being the daughter of ace badminton star, Prakash Padukone, this comes as no surprise. C’mon, it’s in her blood after all. However, she never sticks to one workout regime and likes to mix it up so that it doesn’t get boring. She tries to incorporate pilates, yoga, dance, and weight training.


Deepika And Celebrity Trainer Yasmin Karachiwala

Yasmin Karachiwala, the fitness trainer of many A-list actors including Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt and DP, spoke about Deepika’s training sessions during Padmaavat. She said, “Earlier Deepika adopted functional weight training and plyometrics as she needed to look very fit and athletic for xXx: Return of Xander Cage’. Now we have shifted focus and she has been doing a lot of pilates. In fact, we have devised a new workout called 20-20 where she works out on three different machines for 20 minutes each focusing on three different body parts. Deepika has been training five times a week most of the times but I have to admit she is very passionate about fitness and enjoys every bit of working out.”

She praised the mega-star and added, “Deepika’s resolve and zeal towards perfection is beyond impressive.”

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In return, DP also spoke about why Yasmin was her clear choice when deciding whom to trust with her fitness. She said, “What I adore about Yasmin is that the exercises she recommends are low intensity, forcing you to use your core and body weight. The exercises focus on employing correct technique and posture which works wonders for me. Within two weeks of working out with her, I could see a difference in my body- there was a lot more definition.”


Deepika Padukone’s Daily Workout Plan

  • Deepika wakes up at 6 am every day and does a combination of yoga asanas and stretching exercises.
  • For strength training and maintaining her toned muscles, she likes to do pilates daily. This also helps in improving stamina and stability. Pull ups, push ups, crunches, and squats are also core components of her workout schedule.
  • She likes to do light weight training.
  • She likes to incorporate dance into her plan as well, this serves as cardio in her routine and helps her shed fat while keeping her on her toes.
  • She focusses on stretching exercises so to avoid cramps and muscle pulls during and after her session. 

10 Tips From Deepika’s Fitness Routine That You Should Follow


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  1. Understand and incorporate DP’s fitness mantra- “Make fitness your way of life.” 
  2. Fitness doesn’t mean to become skinny or slim, in fact, one has to be healthy from inside. This is possible when you maintain a well-balanced diet and a suitable workout plan.
  3. Bring in elements of sports into your fitness regime. This will help break the monotony and also let you make working out fun.
  4. Dancing helps shed calories if you’ve missed the gym.
  5. When work is tiring or you’retravelling often, go for a good, relaxing run, this too will help you keep in shape.
  6. Figure out what workout suits your body type and concentrate on perfecting that.
  7. Intake plenty of water, a healthy diet and get adequate amounts of sleep to attain complete fitness.
  8. DP is also an ardent supporter of mental fitness. After having battled depression, she became a strong advocate of the cause and even started the Live Love Laugh foundation for others suffering from something similar. So make mental health just as important as physical.
  9. She puts a lot of stress on building and strengthening core muscles as they help in the overall strengthening of most other body parts. 
  10. Many of her workouts revolve around flexibility and mindfulness hence adopts yoga and meditation into her daily routine.

Deepika Padukone Yoga

As mentioned earlier, DP gives a lot of importance to yoga in her life, be it for improving flexibility or just for mental relaxation. Every morning at 6 o’clock she wakes up to do her daily stretching and yoga asanas. Her yoga session is a combination of ten repetitions of surya namaskars followed by marjariasana (cat pose), sarvangasana (shoulder stand), virabhdrasana (warrior pose), deep breathing, pranayama, and meditation.

It helps her revitalise and feel rejuvenated. Along with that, stamina, flexibility, and concentration are also improved and DP’s fitness levels prove that it does clearly help. Pranayam also has multiple benefits including improving blood circulation, keep heart-related problems at bay, provide relaxation to the body and mind, relieves stress, anxiety, and depression. 


Deepika Padukone Dance

We loved it when Leela danced to Nagade Sang Dhol and Mastani won us over with her grace and elegance in Deewani Mastani. Gosh, this Bhansali heroin sure knows how to captivate the audience with her dance moves. When she doesn’t get to hit the gym, Deepika makes sure to get in some extra cardio in the form of a dance workout. She loves to do a variety of dances including jazz, bharatnatyam and kathak

Deepika Padukone Fitness Challenge

Remember the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge which everyone tried on Instagram? The viral video challenge started by Union Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was taken up by many in the industry including Hrithik Roshan, Virat Kohli, and Anushka Sharma among others. Deepika Padukone was challenged by ace shuttler and Olympian, PV Sindhu and posted a Boomerang of herself running in the park. She further nominated Mithali Raj, Rani Rampal, and Aditi Ashok to take up the fitness vow too and proudly say #HumFitTohIndiaFit!

Deepika Padukone Face Exercises


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Who wouldn’t want DP’s jawline? The star has been blessed with a long, structured face with defined cheekbones. While some of it may be genetics, some of it is also hard work and actual efforts made towards looking like that. In a video, DP showed a number of face exercises to reduce double chin and called them ‘face yoga postures’. 

In one she lifts her head and keeps her chin up and moves her jaws in the motion of chewing food. In the second one, she puts both her forefingers into her mouth and pulls out her cheeks from inside. In the third, she does a cute little pout and wiggles her mouth round and round her face. 

Yasmin Karachiwala also spoke about the importance of facial exercises, saying, “Don’t we all wish our face had the ability to do Pilates or gym to get them toned as well? While you start using various creams to reduce lines, you must also start performing facial exercises. Facial exercises are known to be effective in reducing wrinkles and prevent the formation of new fine lines.”

Deepika Padukone Abs Workout

DP is known for her washboard abdominal area, I mean the whole time I was watching the song Lovely, I couldn’t get my eyes off Deepika’s toned abs. Well, defined and chiselled, her body is as close to #fitnessgoals as it can get. 


As mentioned earlier, the Piku actor focuses a lot on the core area because once that is strengthened other fitness comes easier. To maintain that taunt and tight core, she keeps it engaged at all times and does a mixture of light weight training and strengthening exercises. She also mixes in the skills learned in yoga into all this to create a wholesome workout plan. 

So guys, now that you know the A to Z about Deepika’s diet and workout plan, what all are you willing to adopt in your life?!

All Images: Deepika Padukone on Instagram

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This story was updated in January 2019.

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