Welcome to Wellness Confidential, our quick-fire interview series where we ask hard-hitting (okay, entertaining) wellness questions, lightning round-style.
This week we’re chatting with Giada De Laurentiis: Italian food-loving star of Giada at Home on The Food Network, master chef, and author of various cookbooks that you’ve probably got lining your bookshelf.
Last thing I did before I went to sleep last night
Took a magnesium supplement to help me sleep.
The one wellness trend you’ll never see me try
Workout I’m currently obsessed with
My most memorable sweaty moment
When I was in labor with Jade—so painful.
The one place I’d never wear yoga pants
Out to dinner.
I firmly believe that a woman can never have too many
The one song that I’ve been playing on repeat
“Everything” by Brian McKnight. It was just released and I’m obsessed.
Where I go when I need to be alone
The one beauty product that I’m always replenishing is
If sugar was a superfood, my diet would consist of
Chocolate and more chocolate!
The last time I used my oven
Last night I made my favorite snack for [my daughter] Jade and me—a re-creation of a muffuletta sandwich like I serve in my restaurant, but on a Triscuit. I topped the Triscuit with provolone cheese, mortadella sausage and piquillo peppers, then popped it in the oven until the cheese melted and was perfectly gooey.
I never make a smoothie without adding
My mantra of the moment
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I’m trying to drink at least two liters of water a day.
If I were a fruit or vegetable, I’d be
Passion fruit. They’re unique, unpredictable, a little prickly, and also sweet.
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