Mindy Kaling’s secret to her recent weight loss is portion control and eating what she likes!
“I eat what I like to eat. If I do any type of restrictive diet, it never really works for me. I just eat less of it,” the 42-year-old actress told “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview published Tuesday.
“I wish there was something more juicy or dynamic about the way I lost some weight, but that’s how I did it. »
Kaling, who appeared slimmed down while attending the 2022 Oscars after-party Vanity Fair last month decided to start being more aware of what she uses after welcoming her second child in September 2020.
“I had my son the first year of the pandemic. … It was this almost extended maternity leave. I wasn’t going to be in front of the camera, the studios were closed,” she recalls.
“After having my daughter [en décembre 2017], I had to shoot a movie, like, two months later, so I was like, ‘Just give me grilled salmon and sautéed spinach. I’m going to eat this for three months.’ »
But once things started to get back to normal, Kaling realized his COVID-era lifestyle was unsustainable.
“When the world started coming back a bit, I thought, ‘This kind of eating what appears, regardless of what I’m eating, is probably not the way to go,'” she said. declared.
The ‘Mindy Project’ actress also said that because she didn’t dress up in quarantine, her kids were shocked when she got glam for the events she recently attended.
” [Mes enfants] normally think of their mother and, ‘Oh, the slob who writes on his computer all day.’ But when I had to prepare myself for all these events, [pour] my daughter, I was like Elsa from ‘Frozen’,” she said. “I became completely transformed and she treated me completely differently. She was in awe.
” It is really funny. I think because of the pandemic, I didn’t dress as much. It was kind of fun, impressing her once in a while. She’s just at that age where that kind of stuff is kind of interesting.
Kaling announced her first pregnancy with daughter Katherine, now 4, but only shared news of her second after giving birth to son Spencer, now 1. She chose not to reveal the identity of their biological father.
The former ‘The Office’ star opened up about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and even opened up about wanting transmit the same state of mind to his children .
“I’m thrilled that my daughter sees me working out and knows that it’s part of my life,” she told Shape Magazine in an interview published in May 2018. “I wasn’t raised that way. way, and I think when you don’t see that stuff as a kid, it’s really hard to understand.
What is his secret?
Although Kaling is very busy with a baby and his series NBC sitcom — a show she co-created, wrote and starred in — the actress does at least four workouts a week. To get endorphins flowing, Kaling likes SoulCyclethe yoga and the VersaClimber. She also works with a personal trainer.
“It’s such a powerful tool for me mentally. I know exercising is not the way for me to be skinny,” she reflected. Read also: Did Kanye West really want to give up his entire career to become Kim Kardashian’s stylist?. “For my body type, that means eating well and making healthy choices. »
But Kaling refuses to give up his favorite foods, including sushi and cocktails. She just likes these things in moderation. When the star by Wrinkle in Time dines at the restaurant, she orders what she really wants and only eats half of it. Kaling explained, “I’ve come to terms with the fact that I don’t have to eat everything there. »
The mom hopes to set a good example for Katherine. “I am delighted that my daughter sees me training and knows that it is part of my life. I wasn’t raised that way, and I think when you don’t see that stuff as a kid, it’s really hard to understand,” she told shape . “I would like her to learn at a young age that exercise is a great habit to have. »