How Priyanka Chopra Looks THAT Good Without Killing Herself at the Gym

“Life is just really fast-paced and you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym,” she tells in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview at her cover shoot for the November issue of Women’s Health. “You don’t have to starve yourself. I love having my pizzas and burgers and buffalo wings, on the side, for sure. But I like staying fit as well.”

See the rest of our behind-the-scenes interview with Priyanka here:

Priyanka’s discipline isn’t merely for the sake of vanity—she’s got more practical reasons for staying strong. “I have to stay super active and agile because I do my own stunts,” she says. “I do all my fights myself. I trust my body and my instincts.”

Plus, she knows that staying healthy lets her manage everything on her plate. “People always say you should listen to your body,” she says in our November issue. “But I don’t listen to my body. My body listens to me. I can’t afford to be sick or low on energy. It’s mind over matter: I’m going to have a good day, and not in that fake ‘Happy girls are the best girls!’ way.”

If her major successes so far are any indication, Priyanka’s instincts are pretty killer.