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Jan 17, 2012, 07:00 IST | The Features Team

Who better to get exercise and diet tips from than the people in the business of looking good! Get real-life tips and inspiration from these famous faces in the world of glitz and glamour

Who better to get exercise and diet tips from than the people in the business of looking good! Get real-life tips and inspiration from these famous faces in the world of glitz and glamour



I am Angela Jonnson
You know her from: The pages of a popular calendar and the gossip columns

I start my day with... Meditation and a bowl of fruit
The super-food I swear by: Home-cooked food!
If I didn't have to worry about getting fat, I would: Be eating red velvets (cupcakes) everyday.
My quick-fix fitness mantra:There is no quick-fix! Fitness is something that requires consistency... However, if it's a desperate situation, cut out carbs in the evenings.
Ve-gan or we can't?
Ve-gan. It's a healthy and fantastic way to live. But I love my meat too much right now. Who knows, maybe in the future!
I wish I had...
Model Rosie Huntington's legs.
My mom always says: 'Drinking a lot of water is the cure for any health problem.'
What keeps me going: I enjoy looking and feeling good. There is no better feeling than being disciplined and motivated to stay healthy.
My favourite time of day to exercise: I prefer either first thing in the morning or in the evening.
I exercise to...
Music!
Fitness gyaan: There is no quick-fix solution to fitness



I am Sushama Reddy
You know her from: Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi and Don
I start my day with: An apple and a strong hot chocolate made in water.
The super-food I swear by: Lime shot mixed with ground whole turmeric every night before bed - it's the best antacid and immunity booster ever!
If I didn't have to worry about getting fat, I would: Eat my mom's ghee dosas all day long!
My quick-fix fitness mantra: An hour of spinning and a big leafy salad is a quick fix for toned abs and legs.
Ve-gan or we can't? Ve-gan. I am a vegan because of allergies to food and animal protein, so I really don't have a choice. Would I be vegan by choice? No. Because certain dishes do taste exciting with eggs, cheese and dairy.
I wish I had...
Jennifer Aniston's arms and legs, Jessica Biel's upper body and Priyanka's waist
My mom always says...
'Get your hand out of the Lindor Dark Chocolate jar!'
What keeps me going...
I am a slave to habit, so staying true to a regimen is not difficult. But I do have a problem with indoor gym workouts and being cooped up inside. I prefer outdoor sports or a brisk walk in the open.
My favourite time of day to exercise...
Early mornings. I am not an evening person. Besides, with traffic, I would never make it to an evening workout in time!
I exercise to...
House Music and Electronica.
Fitness gyaan: Work out in a group or join a class if you are not motivated - it really improves your consistency with your regimen and makes the class competitive.



I am Imran Khan
You know him from: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Kidnap

I start my day with... A glass of milk.
The super-food I swear by: Pomegranate juice
If I didn't have to worry about getting fat, I would: I don't get fat no matter what I do... I know, my friends hate me for that!
My quick-fix fitness mantra: 10 days of working out and I can fix most problems!
Ve-gan or we can't?
I don't think a vegan diet is healthy. Our bodies haven't evolved to survive only on plants.
I wish I had...
Hrithik's biceps
My mom always says...
'Are you sure you're eating enough?'
What keeps me going...
Self-motivation. If I know I have to do something, I do it.
My favourite time of day to exercise...
Evenings
I exercise to...
Silence. I hate gyms that play music.
Fitness gyaan: The craziest fitness tip that actually works is to do each rep *really* slowly.
It really works!



I am Sai Gundewar
You know him from: Survivor India and MTV Splitsvilla 4

I start my day with...
Gratitude and a positive attitude, followed by a heavy breakfast of six boiled egg whites and a bowl of oatmeal with skimmed milk and seasonal fruits, or multigrain toast with peanut butter.
The one super-food I swear by:
Protein shakes: Easy to carry around and taste good, especially the chocolate-flavoured ones.
If I didn't have to worry about getting fat, I would: Eat lots of cheese, pizzas, desserts and creamy pastas more often.
My quick-fix fitness mantra
Don't think too much and just get on with it!
Vegan or we can't?
We can't. I love food too much to go vegan or even vegetarian for that matter. There's no way, I would go the Vegan way.
I wish I had...
A body like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but a much smaller version
My mom always says...
'Today happens to be a religious day, try not to eat meat.'
What keeps me going:
Self-Motivation. Part of the reason is my profession and the other part is that [keeping fit] makes me happy.
My favourite time of day to exercise:
Mornings, as it sets a great tone for the day and makes me feel energetic throughout the day.
I exercise to...
Live and to be happy, to be energetic, to look good, feel good, and so that I fit into my 'M' sized T-shirts and carry them off to the T.
Fitness gyaan: Being fit is a 24-hour process that works even when you sleep

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