But how does she get away with eating cake and still stay fit? That’s easy. She keeps herself in shape by exercising regularly and eating in moderation. “I’ve had to take care of myself more rigorously,” she told “Shape” magazine. The main form of exercise Giada practices is yoga, which she really got into after her daughter’s birth.
She wanted a nice way to stretch and just be active, but it wound up strengthening her muscles, and she started doing it more and more. Meditation is also a vital part of her self-care routine.
When you’re on TV regularly for a living, it’s important to maintain the image that you’re portraying. In Giada’s case, since she’s known for being warm and friendly, that means keeping a killer smile by making sure your pearly whites stay pearly white, which she does by using a teeth whitening solution.
She has a beauty routine that includes many natural, DIY treatments, including a face mask that she mixes up out of olive oil (for moisturizing) and baking soda for a bit of exfoliation. Whatever she does seems to be working; her skin always appears to be glowing!
Eating Her Creations
Giada doesn’t just love to cook up incredible Italian food, which oftentimes means delicious, carb-loaded dishes oozing with cheese and plenty of calories. And, while she may taste her creations, she probably isn’t going to eat a whole lot of any of them. In fact, the bites that you see her take on the show don’t really end up being swallowed at all.
She keeps a spit bucket nearby during filming, and after she takes the bite and chews for a while, all of that found winds up in the spit bucket. She does love desserts, though – especially chocolate cake.
Taking the Cake
When the Food Network star does decide to enjoy a nice, moist slice of chocolate cake, she eats it a bit differently than most. Actually, the way she eats it sounds like it takes a lot of effort, and she says it’s “like a scavenger hunt.”
She apparently eats all of the icing on the outside of it first thing and then peels off the cake layers and eats the icing layers in the middle. But for the most part, when the craving for sweets hits, she’ll try to reach for something a bit healthier and/or portion-controlled.
Do you ever wonder why food that you see in commercials and other places on television looks so incredible, but when you try and make the same thing at home, the aesthetics just aren’t quite up to par (even though it may taste amazing)?
That’s because food stylists are working behind the scenes with your favorite TV chefs to make the food look as photo and video worthy as humanly possible. Sometimes, however, this means leaving your chicken a bit undercooked – which Al Roker wasn’t aware of when he bit into one of her creations on the " Today Show."