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Vidya Balan's fitness secrets revealed!

entertainment Updated: Feb 01, 2010 14:16 IST

Vidya Balan

"I believe in the celebration of curves," says Vidya Balan, who has gone from fat to fab. The


actress shares the secret behind her newly acquired svelte yet curvaceous body.

To me, fitness is: Very important, because it makes me feel fine. I work out four to five times a week with my trainer Vilayat Hussain. I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.

My fitness regime: I workout at home. I don’t have a gym but I use light weights. I do calisthenics, which is basically using your own body weight, like you do in yoga, to strengthen your core. I also do a bit of cardio. I have been doing this for a year and it has shown unbelievable results.

My diet: I am vegetarian. I have a sweet tooth so I try and avoid desserts. I binge maybe once a month. I eat every two hours, whether it is a Marie biscuit or just a slice of apple. As a result, my metabolism has improved and this is a huge contributor to weight loss.

My opinion on the size-zero trend: To each his own, but I just think that we women have a certain body type. As Indian women, we have a beautiful body type. And I believe in the celebration of curves. Whether it’s Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Zeenat Aman or Shilpa Shetty, they are very curvaceous and beautiful.

I don’t know why anyone would want to fight that.

A six pack for my man is: Something I have never thought about… as long as he has lovely eyes.

— Mauli Singh, BNS