Recently TV chef Nigella Lawson debuted a slimmer figure with a post on her Instagram account. The 57-year-old posted a picture of herself in the middle of filming for her new BBC show, Nigella: At My Table, reaching over a pan, wearing a lovely black dress.
Many fans of the celebrity culinary whizz have since complimented her on her slimmer look.
One said, “Wow. You have lost so much weight” , while another commented, “looking so svelte Nigella!”
Nigella, who is well known for her famous curves, has lost a significant amount of weight over the years, reportedly going from a size 16 to a size 12, following her switch to a healthier lifestyle.
But the star insisted that she’s never dieted, and instead simply maintains a healthy balanced lifestyle and diet in order to achieve her enviable figure.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the chef admitted that while she loves traditional health foods such as kale and avocado, and that she won’t take her diet to the extreme.
Showing her relaxed attitude to food and her body, she said, “It’s certainly true my weight went up – that happens in life sometimes.”
She continued, “I wouldn’t want a life where I lived on chia seed pudding, just as I wouldn’t want to live where I lived on eggs Benedict or steak and chips.”
The chef, who is famously pro-indulgence, also denounced certain healthy food ‘trends’, saying “Also, you can guarantee that what people think will be good for you this year, they won’t next year.”
“I love kale and I’m an avocado obsessive. But life is about balance, it’s not about being smug. You don’t eat things because you think they’re good for you.
Nigella has also revealed that she often turns to yoga in order to get in shape.
“I have never been on a diet to try to lose weight. I feel like I haven’t lost weight, but I’m possibly in better shape. I am doing a rather slow form of yoga now called lyengar.”
She also confessed to the publication that she tries to commit to it at least three times a week. She said, “I do yoga three times a week. I have to do something I enjoy, otherwise I wouldn’t do it.
“The older I get the more I realise I have got to do lots of stretching. So even if I’m not doing yoga, I make myself do lots of stretching.”
Nigella also revealed a slightly more unconventional weight loss trick when chatting to The Telegraph in 2015 – but admitted that it wasn’t intentionally a plan to lose the pounds.
(Nigella has admitted she never denies herself the occassional treat)
“I had a very glamorous operation – a double bunionisation. I couldn’t walk to the fridge afterwards and, actually, it’s quite a good diet.
“Not because I stopped eating but because you can say to someone, ‘Can you get me a slice of cake?’ but it’s kind of embarrassing to say, ‘And now could you get me a second slice?” We get it Nigella…who doesn’t go back for a second slice?
The cook’s new show, Nigella: At My Table, is a six-part series airing on BBC Two, and will see the chef making and sharing some of her classic, indulgent dishes. The show will premiere later this year. And we’ll definitely be tuning in if the recipes are what have given Nigella her new figure!