Deepika Padukone turns 30 today and currently at the peak of her acting career, the diva shows no signs of slowing down. The leggy lass is all set to make her Hollywood debut opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage and we cannot wait to watch her in the film. Deepika’s body always grabs attention wherever she goes, because c’mon have you seen her? She’s incredibly fit and has got the body of an athlete, which she has painstakingly maintained through a strict diet and work out regime.Also Read - Forget Free Ka Khaana! Bride Asks Guests to Pay Rs 7370 For Food at Wedding & We've Lost Our Appetite

One might think that Deepika might be abstaining from a lot of different kinds of delicious food, but it seems that that’s not the case at all. The Ramleela actress has, in the spirit of the bonafide Magalorean, declared her love for South Indian food, several times. Besides that, she has also expressed her preference for seafood, and she has taken to Instagram several times to let the world know just how happy food makes her. ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone Birthday Special: 5 times Deepika Padukone proved that she is a fitness freak Also Read - How to Eat Nutritious Food This Festive Season, Chef Vikas Khanna Shares Tips

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1. When Deepika couldn’t contain here excitement about Farah Khan cooking for her

Deepika Padukone is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, where she will appear opposite her real life love interest Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Deepika shared a picture of Farah cooking home food for her, after the shoot wrapped up and we knew then that we have found a kindred spirit in her. After all, who can have enough of ‘maa ka pyaar’?

2. When Deepika declared her love for chocolate and cookies

Deepika is a fan of dark chocolates and with good reason as they’re incredibly healthy, especially when you are wanting to stay healthy and fit. We recently found out that Deepika also loves cookies when she shared a picture of some yummy-looking chocolate chip cookies gifted to her by her baker friend. I mean, would you look at the size of those things? ALSO READ: Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone: 5 times Padmavati actress looked ravishing in red! (VIEW PICS)

3. When Deepika made afternoon tea look oh-so interesting

Deepika recently shared this cute boomerang video at the famous little tea room inside Facebook headquarters in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. ‘Afternoon tea?’, read the caption. Only Deepika can make it seem so interesting!

4. When Deepika flaunted her Magalorean roots

Deepika recently revealed that the bajji and not the Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) is the first and true love of her life, when she shared a picture of the yummy-looking fried dish from Mangalore. Deepika’s daily diet includes at least South Indian dish and she prefers eating healthy ones like upma and idli. Well, except the times that she’s too much in love with the bajjis to care about eating healthy. ALSO READ: We are crushing over these 6 looks from Deepika Padukone’s fashion label All About You on Myntra!

5. When Deepika went behind the scenes at IIFA and joined the chefs in cooking

When the IIFA’s were held at Madrid, Spain last year, Deepika decided to go check on what the chefs were cooking up and shared a picture of herself tasting some food with the head chef Gabriela Llamas. And that is how the beauty decided to spend her IIFA weekend! Is she amazing or what!

Deepika Padukone’s foodie sojourns prove that dieting is not just about watching what you eat, but eating at the right time and in the right quantity is also very important. You don’t have to stay away from food completely to be able to stay fit. A wholesome diet is very important for good health and fitness, because without a balanced diet that includes all the essential nutrients, you work outs and exercise can all go to waste. ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone’s fashion label All About You reminds us just what real beauty is all about! (Watch Video)

Deepika stressed on the need to stay fit through physical exercise in an interview with an American women’s fitness magazine called SELF and we could not help but notice her killer torso and her perfectly sculpted legs and arms. Deepika, you truly slay in everything you do, and we wish you a very happy and foodilicious 30th Birthday!

(Picture Credits: @deepikapadukone on Instagram.com)