Padma Lakshmi in Fitness November 2013: Men Don't Want Skinny Girls
While showing off her flawless figure for the Jeff Olson-shot spread, the 43-year-old cookbook author shared her workout secrets and revealed how men reacted to her curves while dropping her pregnancy weight.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Lakshmi's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Fitness!
On her pregnancy weight:
"It took 13 months to get the weight off. I went from a size 4 to a size 14 when I was pregnant. What's interesting though, is that, in my experience, men don't want skinny girls. When I was a size 14, I got much more attention from men than I do now."
On her diet:
"I follow a clean diet: no meat, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried food, no wheat. And I work out five days a week, boxing three days, lifting weights the other two."
On her fitness regime:
"To maintain my weight I strength-train, use the treadmill and elliptical, and box three times a week. I also do planks at home and jump rope. I carry a jump rope with me everywhere, especially when I'm working. It's a great way to squeeze in a quick workout and get your heart rate up when you don't have time to go to the gym."
On her ultimate food weaknesses:
"I have a lot of them. Pizza, nachos, cheese, potato chips, fried chicken. I believe in everything in moderation. I never say, 'No, I can't have any of that.' I have it and enjoy it! After i finished this photo shoot, I'm going out for pizza, and I'm literally going to take down a whole large pie by myself."
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