Jacqueline Fernandes: 'Dance helps me stay fit'

By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 -- Former Sri Lankan beauty queen turned-actor Jacqueline Fernandes was athletic as a teenager but realised the importance of a good body when she went for the Miss Universe contest.

For Jacqueline fitness means eating right. She says, "Fitness is not just about looking good but maintaining optimal levels of energy. It's important that you eat the right food in the right quantity." In her quest for an ideal body, Jacqueline upped her protein intake and workouts (an extra class or extra 45 minutes of ab exercises or cardio) and focused on healthy, equal and well-balanced meals.

"Cheese and dry fruits are my indulgences since I'm not a chocolate or dessert person," she smiles. Jacqueline doesn't agree with the popular not