1 I try as much as possible to eat my meals on time — not to skip any, or even eat later which happens when there are hectic shooting schedules. I try to have at least four to five meals a day. If you try and eat at a fixed time everyday, your body gets accustomed to a certain pattern which is good.
2 I am not a tea or coffee person but I do make sure I have a lot of fluids. I drink a lot of water, but if I am bored of it, I go for coconut water or sometimes have detox water wherein, I put mint leaves, lemon and fruit slices. Not only is it detoxifying, but it is also refreshing.
3 I have a major sweet tooth and I find it most difficult to not get tempted by sweets. I give in to my craving by having a little dark chocolate, but I do try and avoid heavy sweets as they result in accumulated fat. If I am craving something sweet, I munch on nuts with a little bit of honey, and a little bit of dark chocolate. I also don’t drink aerated drinks or eat junk food. Cutting down on carbs and fats is also key.
4 I love cooking, so I try out healthy dishes when I can. Interest in cooking ensures that at least one meal is home-cooked and you also end up controlling ingredients like masala and oil. You end up enjoying thanks to your own hard work. One should dedicate 20 to 25 minutes a day towards cooking a healthy meal.
5Power yoga is something that I used to do some time ago, and it helped improve my flexibility. I’m not a fan of gymming, so I train at home. One should exercise at least four times a week. Any form of exercise is great, whether it is Zumba or gymming, otherwise the body gets lazy, and getting back to workout mode, and restarting the fitness routine is always more difficult.
— As told to Ikyatha Yerasala...