POISED TO PERFECTION

It’s unbelievable for someone who has grown up in the Pataudi Palace and has enjoyed the best of Mughlai and English cuisine to have remained so svelte and fit. Soha Ali Khan Pataudi has managed to do so with a healthy diet and an affinity for sports. Check out what her fitness regime and take some inspiration.

My Exercise Regime
It’s not fixed as I change my form of workout, whenever I get bored. But then I keep an active lifestyle, so I can afford to not hit the gym every day. In a month, I head to the gym for about two weeks, daily for an hour. Since I have always been fit, I don’t stress much on cardio. Besides, the fact that I get bored to run on the treadmill. I prefer doing light weights instead and sometimes I use the elliptical machine. The latter two weeks of the month, I keep fit by playing badminton, climbing stairs for 20 minutes and doing yoga. I do 100 Surya Namakaras.

My Weakness
I think I have these Bengali cheeks. And since I have a petite frame, the cheeks on my face tend to stand out. No matter how much body weight I lose, I can’t lose weight on my cheeks! I have tried doing facial exercises and make funny faces in front of the mirror but it hasn’t really helped.

I’m a non-vegetarian who doesn’t eat red meat. I eat lot of fish and chicken besides soups, vegetables and fruits like papayas, strawberries, etc. I don’t believe in dieting and have a balanced meal. Also, I’m not one of those people who totally avoid carbs. I have carbs in the form of whole grains products. But I have two vices; I’m addicted to diet cola and chocolates. I’m not into protein shakes but I do take vitamin supplements for like three months and after a gap of another three months. I do because taking too many vitamins can strain the kidneys.

My Strengths

Many people say that I have a flat stomach. I don’t do any crunches or go on a diet for it. My upper body is fine; I pay more attention to my lower body. I believe I have good arms. Also, I do have any weight issues as my weight has been almost constant, fluctuating from 49 to 50 kgs since the past 15 years or so.

One Beauty Product You Always Like To Carry In Your Bag
I am not really a person to wear a lot of things on my face when I go out. In fact I don’t even like to carry a bag. So what I always have on me is just moisturizer and probably a lip balm.

A Beauty Routine You Would Like To Recommend For Skin Care
Skin beauty is a lot from within and has a lot to do with your diet and things like sleeping eight hours in a day. In fact drinking lots and lots of water helps to ward off wrinkles. Water is so easily available but something we don’t take enough of.