There’s a rumor going around about Giada de Laurentiis…
Apparently, the Food Network chef refuses to eat her own food while filming her show, even going so far as to say she has a gross-sounding “dump bucket” on hand to spit food out so she’ll stay skinny!
Sounds weird (and sad) right? According to Page Six…
The petite TV host, “Today” show contributor and cookbook author insists she stays a size 2 by eating everything in moderation.
She recently said how she stays so thin while cooking rich and tasty food “is the No. 1 question [from fans and interviewers], and the answer is, I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation.” She said to health.com, “I know that’s really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it. Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.”
But a source on her show tells us, “When Giada films her cooking show, she never eats. Never. When she is making drinks and food that she has to drink or eat, they have a dump bucket that is brought out the second they cut.” She spits it out, and then filming resumes, the source said.
“Sometimes when they are shooting her taking bites out of food like cake, they have an assistant take the bite (so you only see teeth and a mouth), and then they cut back to her taking an empty fork out of her mouth to resume filming.” The secret of why she is so skinny: “She does not eat at all while filming.” Other sources said it was commonplace to have a bucket on set for a food show.
Asked about the insider’s claim, Giada’s rep Stephen Huvane said: “That is absurd and completely false. She absolutely eats her own food while filming.” He added, “Giada tapes sometimes three episodes in one day, and they do multiple takes on a close-up of her eating. She doesn’t always eat and swallow every time, since they can do sometimes six to 10 takes with three episodes a day, and that would be like eating six to eight meals a day . . . The bottom line is, she most certainly does eat the food she prepares on the show, but does not always consume the whole dish, as that would be too much for most people to eat in one day.”
Well, do you believe it? Giada is sooooo skinny, but these accusations seem a little, um, extreme…
Posted Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 1:13pm
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