Once back I have my breakfast that’s usually oats and whey and blueberries or strawberries. I have to have six meals a day, and after about three, I hit the gym.” Six meals of dal-roti-chawal don’t seem so hard, I thought, but Bani continues, “You cannot eat the regular ghar ka khana if you are on the kind of diet that I’m on.
I only eat six basic foods—I get my greens from broccoli, beans, asparagus and zucchini. Carbohydrates come from sweet potato, brown rice and oats. I avoid white rice and bread because it’s very sugary. And proteins come from eggs, chicken and fish.”
Must say, a pretty dictator diet, but I wondered if there is scope for cheat meals. “If I really want to party then I eat salmon or maybe I’ll allow myself a piece of cake, Chinese food or even a small pizza once a week,” she elucidates, “but then I’ve been preparing for this shoot for a month so I’ve been extra particular about my diet and training.”