"How do you manage to cook all this food and still look so great?" she asked. The mother of Jade Marie, now 2 — who looked casual chic in a boatneck tee and cuffed jeans — took some time to talk about how she stays so slim and trim. Find out her secrets after the jump.
- Genetics. Giada chalks it up, first and foremost, to genetics. "My mother's little," she explained.
- It's all about control. In true Italian tradition, De Laurentiis eats whatever she wants, but only in small portions.
- Satisfying little tastes. "When you cook, you're tasting along the way," she pointed out, "so by the time you sit down to dinner, you're not that hungry."
- And finally, exercise. "Nobody wants to hear this, but I work out!" she admits. "I work out a few times a week, even if it means getting up at 5 a.m."
At that moment, a visual of Giada groggily crawling out of bed at 5 a.m. appeared in my mind, and I didn't feel so bad about how hard I have to work, either. What she had to say about staying healthy wasn't anything new, but it was certainly reassuring, coming from the food world's biggest head-turner herself.
What are your secrets to eating well while looking great?