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Skinny Giada spits out everything she cooks

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How does super-skinny Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis stay slim? (Reuters)

Food Network chef Giada de Laurentiis refuses to eat her own food while filming her show and has a “dump bucket” on hand to spit it all out to stay pin thin, a show source reveals.

The petite TV host, “Today” show contributor and cookbook author insists she stays a size 2 by eating everything in moderation.

She recently said how she stays so thin while cooking rich and tasty food “is the No. 1 question [from fans and interviewers], and the answer is, I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation.” She said to health.com, “I know that’s really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it. Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.”

But a source on her show tells us, “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.” She spits it out, and then filming resumes, the source said.

“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.” The secret of why she is so skinny: “She does not eat at all while filming.” Other sources said it was commonplace to have a bucket on set for a food show.

Click here to read more at the New York Post.