Bol­ly­wood thin­spi­ra­tion

Friday - - Editor’s Letter -

Shilpa Shetty starts her day with an hour of yoga and a wake-me-up drink made from three slices of gin­ger, tulsi and a small cube of jag­gery. Jacqueline Fer­nan­dez makes ‘nutri-ball’ snacks out of nuts and seeds, while Deepika Padukone and Aish­warya Rai Bachchan eat a ‘clean’ break­fast of fresh fruit. Me? I feast on toast slathered with crunchy peanut but­ter. “It’s the break­fast of cham­pi­ons,” ev­ery­one says when I tell them. Ap­par­ently it’s what marathon run­ners eat be­fore a race as a slow-re­lease ‘fuel.’ Which is all bril­liant ex­cept I don’t run and the only marathon I’ve ever done was to see who could eat the most peanut but­ter on toast in one sit­ting. I lost, but not be­fore I’d de­voured half a loaf.

So it’s time I changed my ways – and my waist­line, which has bal­looned since living in Dubai. I blame all the fan­tas­tic chefs who are here, es­pe­cially the ones who are fea­tured in Fri­day on a regular ba­sis. Edit­ing their pages makes me hun­gry! Even putting to­gether this spe­cial diet is­sue made me rav­en­ous as all the low-fat food looks so de­li­cious. Check out Sil­vena Rowe’s skinny sal­ads on page 76.

Luck­ily, there are plenty of glam­orous stars for thin­spi­ra­tion – and we’ve put to­gether our own Bol­ly­wood diet on page 38, based around Aish­warya’s, Deepika’s and Jacqueline’s healthy food plans.

We’ve also tested the best diet de­liv­ery ser­vices in Dubai with amaz­ing re­sults. Find out how the Fri­day team fared on page 56. And if you re­ally want to lose weight with­out any ef­fort (hands up now!) then we have the ul­ti­mate no-diet diet on page 64 and the real-life story of a woman who was hyp­no­tised to be­come thin on page 42.

En­joy!

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