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Giada Allegedly Stays Thin By Spitting Out All Her Food

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The TV chef says "everything in moderation," but the gossip mill says her methods are a bit more extreme.

Food Network pillar Giada de Laurentiis.
Food Network pillar Giada de Laurentiis.
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Female celebrities are constantly barraged by media demanding how they stay so thin, particularly those in the food world — something Food Networkperson/Vegas restaurateur/noted size 2 Giada De Laurentiis knows all too well. The rumor mill is currently churning with a report that the diminutive TV chef "spits out everything she cooks," according to Page Six.

The gossip site quotes an anonymous source who allegedly works with de Laurentiis as saying, "When Giada films her cooking show, she never eats. Never. When she is making drinks and food that she has to drink or eat, they have a dump bucket that is brought out the second they cut." Additionally, the source says, "Sometimes when they are shooting her taking bites out of food like cake, they have an assistant take the bite (so you only see teeth and a mouth), and then they cut back to her taking an empty fork out of her mouth to resume filming."

A rep for De Laurentiis denies the claim, calling it "absurd and completely false." He admits that De Laurentiis does spit out some of the food, though, contending that with the amount of filming she does, it "would be like eating six to eight meals a day."

De Laurentiis told Health Magazine back in 2012 that she subscribes to the old "everything in moderation" adage — though she did tell the publication "I don't do sugar," favoring agave in her Americanos instead.

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