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Padma Lakshmi's Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Tips

Padma Cooks at Home to Stay Fit

Thanks to a full season of Top Chef's indulgent cuisine, the reality hostess admits she's likely to go up a couple dress sizes during filming. Still, Padma Lakshmi doesn't let the extra pounds take a toll on her healthy fitness perspective, and shares with Glamour how a positive attitude and a realistic take on eating help her shed the weight.

For one, Padma reveals that when Top Chef contestants aren't whipping up something decadent for her to taste, she's likely to be cooking something healthy at home. Padma knows that cooking in her own kitchen can be a healthy way to control her caloric intake, and while takeout can seem a more convenient alternative, Padma reminds us that, "it can actually take longer to order delivery or go pick up takeout than it does to cook." In addition, the foodie loves the physicality of cooking, noting that "[instead] of watching TV, waiting for your food to come, you’re actually moving [when you cook]. My aunt had the best arms in the world, and she never stepped inside a gym.”

Check out Glamour to get the rest of Padma's realistic weight loss and healthy eating tips.

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Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 6 years
ah so refreshing! I tend to go up in sizes when I find myself eating out when friends are home from school over summer...sounds silly...but when I am not as busy--and i have great company--the drinking and snacking gets out of hand. I love cooking at home, I love knowing what ingredients are in each meal I make so I know my caloric intake. I never thought about the movement factor of cooking but it's a great motivator to continue to do it! Money saver too!! I spend about 20 or so on groceries and sometimes i eat out and my portion comes to 20. For one meal!! http://jessicadruck.blogspot.com
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 6 years
ah so refreshing! I tend to go up in sizes when I find myself eating out when friends are home from school over summer...sounds silly...but when I am not as busy--and i have great company--the drinking and snacking gets out of hand. I love cooking at home, I love knowing what ingredients are in each meal I make so I know my caloric intake. I never thought about the movement factor of cooking but it's a great motivator to continue to do it! Money saver too!!I spend about 20 or so on groceries and sometimes i eat out and my portion comes to 20. For one meal!!http://jessicadruck.blogspot.com
Spectra Spectra 6 years
She's totally right...it doesn't take that long to cook at home. After a crazy day at work, I usually come home and take 20-30 minutes to whip up something healthy to eat.
Mariana48 Mariana48 6 years
Love her!
Mariana48 Mariana48 6 years
Love her!
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