Giada De Laurentiis looks amazingly fit and young at age 46, thanks to a healthy diet and exercise.
De Laurentiis’ bikini fitness and weight loss secrets are a Mediterranean-style diet, yoga and Pilates workouts, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Giada makes sure she eats small portions and never overeats.
“I eat small meals all day,” said Giada. “I don’t eat a lot of food at any point in time.”
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes healthy fats such as olive oil and avocados, high-quality proteins, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
The diet is based on the traditional eating plans of Italian, Greek, Spanish, and other Mediterranean cultures, and incorporates Giada’s Italian background.
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to promote weight loss, longevity and dramatically curb inflammation, TheImproper reported.
Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito credited his Pound a Day Diet, a Mediterranean-style eating plan, for his 50-pound weight loss and improved health.
The 6-foot-1 Rocco slimmed down from 230 pounds to 180 pounds, and now boasts an enviable 10% body fat — at age 49.
DiSpirito shared his weight loss secrets in her bestseller, The Negative Calorie Diet.
Giada De Laurentiis also exercises every day, doing cardio exercise, Pilates and yoga workouts.
Yoga promotes relaxation and natural weight loss by reducing stress and suppressing appetite, said Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher, Mandy Ingber, author of Yogalosophy.
Giada also does Pilates workouts. Pilates is an excellent low-impact way to lose weight and tone your entire body, said fitness expert Cassey Ho, author of Hot Body Year Round.
“Morning workouts, every day, are the best thing for me,” said Giada, who has a daughter, Jade, with ex-husband Todd Thompson.
Giada De Laurentiis revealed her diet secrets and her favorite recipes in her book, Giada’s Feel-Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets.