by Amanda Mattos
This NYT story, Staying Fit When Eating Is Your Job, has one of the most reassuring and honest statements to fall on the IFA’s ears in quote a while:
Each season, Ms. Lakshmi, 38, keeps two dress sizes on the set for when the weight starts to pile on: she is 5-foot-9 and typically she puts on 10 to 15 pounds a season.
Living in a world where supermodels drop baby weight about 5 days after giving birth, and chalk it up to playing in the park with their children, it’s nice to see someone being upfront about the fact that they gain weight sometimes, and that’s ok. The article focuses on how to balance indulgence and fitness, and not let the few extras drive you crazy. It’s really refreshing to hear a realistic and healthy statement about food and weight coming out of someone who makes a living (at least partially) on her looks. (Which, it goes without saying, no one I know has ever noticed being anything below other-worldly.)