Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says that more than physical training, it is necessary to have a balanced diet for a person to live a healthy lifestyle.

"It's so important for everyone to know that nutrition plays an important part in maintaining good health. I feel that is something most people don't understand. People think that it's just about working out.

"I keep emphasizing that it is 70 per cent nutrition and 30 per cent workout regime."

Asked how she keeps herself incredibly fit, she said: "I think moderation is key to maintain anything whether it is fame or sanity or even health. I am someone who loves food and live life to the fullest.

"For that, I have made a lifestyle modification and I prescribe the same to the others.

"I preach it because it has made a world of a difference to my life. I make sure that I don't eat anything refined like sugar, flour or white rice and I have switched to healthy alternatives like brown bread and brown rice.

"I eat my last meal around 7 to 7.30 at night and then I don't eat till my breakfast."

- IANS