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Padma Lakshmi Says Her Post-Top Chef Detox Diet Is 'More Relaxed Now': 'I Don't Care As Much'


Padma Lakshmi Says Her Post-Top Chef Detox Diet Is 'More Relaxed Now': 'I Don't Care As Much'
PEOPLE.com

Although Padma Lakshmi cuts back on the carbs and dairy after filming a season of Top Chef, the host says she’s no longer worried about looking perfect.Lakshmi, 47, who is the cover star of Health‘s October issue, says she enters “detox” mode to help shed some of the weight she gained while sampling endless dishes on the Bravo cooking competition show.“Itâs no sweets, no red meat, no wheat, no alcohol, no fried food, no dairy except for cottage cheese or low-fat yogurt,” she says. “But this is a milder version â like, I can fall off the wagon one day a week. Itâs a more relaxed version now, because I donât care as much [as I used to]. I donât need to be a size 2. Itâs OK.”RELATED: Padma Lakshmi Testifies That She Was ‘Threatened’ By Teamsters In Top Chef Trial: I Thought ‘He Was Going to Hit Me’Still, you can usually find Lakshmi whipping up one of healthiest go-to meals: a big, hearty salad.

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