"Nikita," which premieres Thursday on the CW, stars Maggie Q as a butt-kicking spy driven by vengeance. Her sleek physique is the result of a lot of hard work and a nutritious diet. Q, who has also appeared in "Mission Impossible III" and "Live Free and Die Hard," talks about how one of her favorite books, "Food Matters" by Mark Bittman, keeps her inspired.


"I've read it a few times. It's a topic I love to research, and this explains the subject in one comprehensive volume. It's about our food choices and how they impact the environment. We have the power in our daily decisions to change the tide of what's happening. Once you've read it, it's impossible to fantasize about meat."