Choosing to be fit

Feb 07, 2013, 23:57 IST | Deepali Dhingra

If there is one funda that actor Nikitin Dheer follows when it comes to health and fitness, it's that fitness is a lifestyle choice.

“Fads like six pack abs and bikini bodies are just that, they’re fads. I believe everyone is made differently and we should make our peace with it. At the end of the day, you should be healthy and that’s what really matters,” says the actor, who’s looking beefier for a role in his upcoming film. Nikitin talks to CS about how he keeps fit:

Nikitin Dheer

A mix of everything
The one thing that has always remained constant is that I stick to old school heavyweight training. I have always clubbed it with different things. There are times I club it with martial arts. In between, I had clubbed it with yoga. Fitness is a lifestyle choice, so I listen to my body instead of following trends.

Food fundas
Honestly, I don’t diet. I eat everything, unless there’s a role that requires me to look lean. In Dabangg 2 I was required to look lean, so for a couple of months I cut down on sweets. Otherwise I have a massive sweet tooth. All my food is cooked in ghee, which is homemade so it can’t get healthier than that. For my next role, I’ve gained a few kilos and trying to look bigger and stronger. I think if I eat and train well, I stay happy as I don’t miss out on anything. 

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