Actress Neha Dhupia says pregnancy was one of her best phases in life because she got a chance to eat her "heart out", chucking all dietary restrictions she has had to maintain as an actress and model over 15 years. "The one thing I did was I listened to every food craving of mine because I had curbed it all for 15 years. So I ate my heart out. But at the same time, I exercised, and I was still into fitness a lot," said Neha, who was a part of the Pregathon in Mumbai.
The actress was part of the walkathon along with celebrity wife Mira Rajput and 375 pregnant women, to encourage fitness among expecting mothers.
I’m so glad I could be a part of Bio Oil Pregathon, the first-of its kind symbolic walk by pregnant women that made a world record under 'India book of records' by getting 375 women walking together. Encouraging all the moms-to be to take #BigLittleSteps towards self-love, reminding them of how they need to take care of their own selves too while nurturing the new life inside them was so motivational. The 1km walk with all the mommies-to be brought my memories afresh too! Kudos to Bio-oil for bring the mommy community together and giving them such a unique platform @biooil_india #BigLittleSteps #BioOil #Pregathon #BioOilPregathon #SelfLove @thememoryalbum_ most importantly thank you my dearest @bindiya.dharia
Neha opened up on working throughout her pregnancy. "I've always been the one who gets up and goes to work every day. So, for me to be able to wake up and consume myself in things that I love to do and have a feeling that this wonderful life is brewing inside me was just fantastic. I think that the only difference I was going through was when I was at work I wasn't curbing my cravings. I didn't disclose my pregnancy for a long time and everyone around me was like, "but we've never seen you eat all this", and I'm like, "yeah, but I just feel eating doughnuts today," she laughed.
Neha got married to actor Angad Bedi on May 10, 2018. They became parents of a baby girl Mehr on November 18. While the actress is quite occupied with her podcast and other projects, she mentioned how staying happy and content is one of the best ways to mother a child."My only advice would be to consume things you love and if you're home, spend a lot of time doing things you love -- maybe read a book. Don't change anything about your life because you're pregnant," Neha signed off.
Organised by Bio-Oil India, the one-kilometre walkathon was a first of its kind event that created a record of 'maximum pregnant women walking together for fitness'.