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Padma Lakshmi in Bathing Suit is "Way Too Fine"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Padma Lakshmi, the TV host, model, and cookbook author, appeared in ELLE India this week. She just posted photos from her shoot on Instagram. In one, she did a glamour shot on the beach, looking gorgeous. Lakshmi captioned the post, "New mantra from Lizzo: I'm way too fine to be this stressed. Words for all to live by!" How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Padma Lakshmi stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Works Out Reguarly

Lakshmi has to eat a lot more food than most people, since she's the host of both Top Chef and Taste The Nation. Naturally, she has to work out a lot more than most people. "Honestly, the secret is just living in the gym," she says to E! News. "I spend a lot of time working out. I work out at least five or six days a week for one or two hours a day. I have to, because I'm working with food. I have two TV shows that both require me to eat a ton of food." 


She Focuses On Her Fitness, Rather Than Her Diet

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When it comes to her diet, Lakshmi doesn't restrict herself. She tells E! News that she focuses on working out more, rather than what she eats. She says that this is a healthier mindset for her to have. "It just takes a lot of hard work, but I'd rather eat more food that I enjoy and just put more time in in the gym, than starve myself because that's not healthy, and I'm not capable of that anyways." 


She Cooks

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Lakshmi is a cookbook author and likes to make a lot of her own meals. She tells Women's Health that she eats a lot of her own cooking. "We cook one fresh meal a day in our home, and that's usually dinner," she says. "I purposely cook extra so I will have enough for lunch."


She Does Pilates

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One of Lakshmi's favorite ways to workout is doing Pilates. "I started going to Pilates a few years ago, because my chiropractor recommended it for my back," she says to Women's Health. "Pilates changed my body. It made me strong in places I didn't know I needed to be. I have a" backside"now that I didn't have during my modeling career!"


She Loves Honey On Her Skin

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For Lakshmi, honey isn't just a treat, it's a skincare tool. She tells Byrdie that she uses honey on her skin, and has been doing this for a long time. "When I used to travel and I didn't have a lot of money, I would always find honey on the breakfast tray at a hotel or something. You just wash and cleanse your skin, take all the makeup off, pat your skin dry, and then slather honey all over your face, avoiding the delicate eye area. And then you just tap your fingers on your face, almost like you're playing piano on your skin. And what that does is pull out the impurities in your pores without upsetting the pH balance."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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