Having worked with some of the best directors in the industry, actor Raima Sen, who is looking forward to Mrityunjay Devvrat’s The Bastard Child, feels it is very important to prove versatility from time to time. The 34-year-old granddaughter of the late legendary actress Suchitra Sen, says, “One should not just depend on gyms for fitness. They should also eat the right foods like salads which digest quickly. Exercising is also vital.
I do yoga, aerobics, weight training and metabolic weight training. My diet includes everything under the sun. I am a foodie. I work out and balance it. Hot yoga is amazing when it comes to weight loss and toning the body. It also helps build your flexibility. I mediatate while listening to music or just lying with my eyes closed.
One should not just depend on gyming for fitness. It is also important to eat right. Go for foods like salads as they digest quickly. I would also recommend running and exercising at home. I don’t believe in the concept of size zero but I think an actor must be in shape and stay healthy.
I am a foodie, so no dieting for me. I eat and balance it out by exercising. Also I eat in small portions. I eat every two hours and food that is high on protein and low on carbs. I try not to eat after 7pm. Eating a good breakfast and then spacing out the rest of the meals so that the last meal is the lightest has helped me keep my metabolism rate intact. Fish is what keeps my skin glowing. I drink a lot of water.
The actress also includes weight training in her fitness regime, training five times a week to tone up. Speaking about her enviable slim figure, Raima reveals, “For a particular role in a Bengali movie I had to slim down completely. I was on a liquid diet for 10 days and lost 4 kgs in the process.”
Junk food isn’t normally healthy so that would be something I want to cut down on. Also I eat a lot of chilies so I would want to reduce that as well.