Looking at the host of “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo would make you think that she never eats anything. Nothing would be further from the truth. Here is an interview she did with OK!
Top Chef Masters host Kelly Choi has a passion for desserts. She’s known to dip into a bakery alone, and buy a half-dozen confections.
“I’ll pretend like I’m getting it to go,” she confesses. “I have a little bit of it all.”
Portion control is key to Kelly’s svelte physique.
“I truly believe that being a food lover has nothing to do with weight,” she tells me. “Loving food doesn’t mean you’re going to be fat.”
Kelly highly recommends the book The End of Overeating and documentary Food, Inc.
“Don’t ever say that any food is forbidden, because the moment you do that, you want it,” she says. “You may not give into it right then and there, but that forbidden fruit mentality will totally make you lose it and go for it. Nothing’s off limits.”
To curb cravings for junk food, Kelly’s go-to snack is carrots.
“I love carrots and Korean hot sauce,” she says. “It’s so good because it’s spicy and sweet. I love the crunch of it.”
In a recent interview with Bravo TV she said:
My friends who I hang out with all comment on how lucky I am to be able to “eat like a pig” and stay skinny. Skinny, fat– none of those words have to do with the enjoyment of food for me. Food is a pleasure and a joy, and I always try to enjoy what i’m eating, whatever it is! My advice is: Don’t eat cuz you’re stressed or depressed or mad or whenever you’re fueled by emotion. Eat when you’re hungry and when you’re ready to relish what you’re about to put in your mouth. Treat your taste buds — and ultimately, your body and yourself — and however that manifests physically in you is absolute perfection. Remember, food lovers come in all shapes and sizes.
As far as working out goes, I think exercise is an essential part of living a kick-ass life, just like eating tasty foods are. I work out to be healthy and it makes me feel great. Just do what it takes to make yourself feel good. That’s the key. Her favorite exercise? Walking!
The New Yorker, who works out with a trainer off-and-on, indulges when the urge strikes, sensibly.