By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, July 30, 2007
After having acquired a lean body with the help of Shah Rukh Khan's personal trainer Prashant Sawant, actress Amisha Patel has now got a new trainer. Says the actress, "It's not so much about weight loss but to get a sculpted body. I've been training with Khushroo Cooper for four months now."
The reason for the change is more flexibility with time. Says Amisha, "Prashant was getting very busy, but now my timings are more flexible. The gym where I work out (Euphoria) has some great equipment and Khushroo understands my body and eating habits.
He knows my erratic work timings and prescribes a diet accordingly. Earlier, I used to hate weight training and loved cardio, but now it's the opposite. Khushroo is targeting the right areas and I'm fit rather than skinny."
Khushroo, who also trains physically challenged people, says, "Amisha's got good genes and can get away with indulging on pastries and pani puris every now and then. She's very dedicated to her workout; so much so that I have to stop her from overexerting herself sometimes," laughs Khushroo. He adds that he wants to make Amisha stronger in every way - from her muscular system to her endurance. "She's a foodie and loves her meat and fish.
With the kind of diet I have given her she has a Cheat Day where she can eat whatever she wants, including tiramisu and the occasional glass of champagne."
For breakfast she has a bowl of muesli, fruits, egg or porridge. Lunch consists of roti or rice (in moderation) with plenty of salads and chicken or fish. Dinner consists of soup and a light tuna salad. She drinks 3 to 4 litres of water everyday.