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Updated: October 26, 2012 18:42 IST

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Fit and fine: Sagarika Ghatge.
PTI Fit and fine: Sagarika Ghatge.

Sagarika Ghatge on the art of balancing good food with adequate workout

Sagarika Ghatge has no qualms about being laid-back when it comes to fitness. The actor who shot to fame with her role as Preeti Sabarwal in the 2007 blockbuster Chak De! India says that she is a “big foodie” at heart.

“I eat everything”, she says, adding, “I love to eat because of which I have to work out”.

The actor tells us that she is not somebody who follows a strict diet nor does she have particulars that she must or mustn’t indulge in. While she admits that she tries to “control” what she eats but it is not followed in absolute terms. She says, “I do try to control what I eat but if I have a craving for something I just go ahead and eat it”.

On the one hand she can’t stop herself at times and on the other, Sagarika ends up skipping meals. “When I’m shooting I often go the whole day without realising I haven’t eaten,” she says, adding in the same breath that it isn’t a healthy approach towards things. She says that she tries “to have some fruit during the day to keep the metabolism running smoothly”.

While she likes to be flexible when it comes to food Sagarika also makes sure that she works out to balance things out. She says that “fitness is very important” to her and she hits the gym “five times a week”.

Earlier, she tells us, there was a time when she practiced yoga extensively and “it had a lot of benefits like helping keep calm”, she has now shifted solely to working out in the gym and swears by a good cardio workout.

Sagarika, who stars in her first lead role opposite Emraan Hashmi in Rush says she is also anticipating good work in the form of a couple of movies that she is in the process of beginning work on. Meanwhile when it comes to fitness, Sagarika says she is “trying to be disciplined”.

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