Padma Lakshmi Eats an Insane Amount of Calories When She's Filming Top Chef
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“It reflects light and it’s just a single layer of silver sequins, like real metal paillettes, and probably real silver knowing Naeem,” Lakshmi explains. “But it’s very unforgiving, so I worked out a lot, oh my god, leading up to the Emmys. Because I had just come out of filming Top Chef, so I was eating a lot.”
“I consume like 7 or 8,000 calories a DAY on set.”
Lakshmi, who was nominated with Top Chef for outstanding reality competition at the Emmys, switched to a far more restrictive diet ahead of the awards show on Sept. 18.
“I was just eating fish and chicken, a lot of vegetables, a lot of beans, lentils,” she explains. “I was eating rice, but about a tennis ball size of rice with each meal. And no bread, no fried food, no alcohol, no red meats, no sweets. But it was worth it.”
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“I probably will keep a lot of it up, but I probably will have a nice drink of champagne, which I did have at the Emmys. I had several!”