“I Used To Eat Quarter Kilo Chocolates Everyday”: Milind Soman On Transforming His Lifestyle

Bollywood actor and fitness promoter Milind Soman has often courted controversy. Remember his nude birthday run in Goa? Nevertheless, there’s no denying the fact that the man eats, breathes and sleeps wellness.

Milind who recently recovered from Covid-19, says, “I started running on the 14th day of quarantine. I ran for three kilometres to check how I was feeling. I slowly increased it to 5-6 kms.”

IE reports him saying that he’s lazy, but finds the motivation he needs every day.  

“I am really lazy, but I have patience and am regular. Laziness is a natural instinct. You will not move unless absolutely required. So, you will have to fight that laziness. I do micro workouts — between 30 seconds to three minutes at a time. And I work out about 15-20 minutes a day. But in those minutes, I push myself a little bit.” 

Getting candid about his workout regimen, he shares, “I do 30 Surya Namaskar everyday, which takes me seven minutes. That takes care of my mobility. I do 60 push ups in a minute. I might push myself to do 62, and I am happy. Make sure you are getting the correct form and doing it correctly.”

Probe him whether he’s ever counted calories in his diet and he quips, “I don’t measure. I don’t count any calories. I have never taken any special diet in my life. I eat as much as I can. I used to love chocolates as recently as 7-8 years ago. I used to eat a quarter kilo of chocolates everyday. I started cutting down on sugar. 

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“I actually think non-vegetarian food is not good for health. I have gravitated towards vegetarian food, and only eat non-veg for taste since I have eaten it from childhood. I eat almost three kilos of fruits in the morning — 5-6 mangoes, 6 bananas,” said Milind explaining that he’s “never tried intermittent fasting” or “protein shake.”

He emphasizes the need for consuming sugar in its unrefined form. “I eat a lot of ghee, jaggery. Everything is sugar whether bananas, mangoes or jaggery as the body breaks it down to glycogen which is needed for its functioning. But the more whole, unrefined it is, I feel it is better for me,” he signs off.

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