Saturday 1 October 2016

Family affair as Rosanna Davison celebrates book launch with look-a-like mother Diane

Published 15/09/2016 | 10:04

Rosanna Davison with her mother Diane at the launch of her second cookbook
Rosanna Davison with her mother Diane at the launch of her second cookbook "Eat Yourself Fit" at Rustic Stone, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
(L to R) Diane Davison, Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Rosanna Davison at the launch of her second cookbook "Eat Yourself Fit" at Rustic Stone, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
(L to R) Chris de Burgh, Diane Davison, Wesley Quirke and Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Rosanna Davison and husband Wesley Quirke launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Rosanna Davison launches her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone

Rosanna Davison celebrated her second book launch in style.

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The former Miss World marked the release of her follow-up cookbook Eat Yourself Fit with her famous family at the Rustic Stone in Dublin on Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old model turned nutritional therapist was joined by her father, Lady in Red crooner Chris de Burgh, mother Diane Davison and husband of two years Wesley Quirke.

Her best-selling debut cookbook Eat Yourself Beautiful focused on answering the "hundreds of beauty and fitness questions I’ve been asked over the past 12 years", whereas this time around, the fitness fanatic is giving tips to achieve better results from your workout.

(L to R) Diane Davison, Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
(L to R) Diane Davison, Chris de Burgh, Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone

And while she adopts a strict vegan diet, she's an advocate of balance.

"My entire approach now is about achieving balance and never feeling deprived of the foods you enjoy," she explained to Life magazine.

"I've experienced what happens when you deprive yourself and binge afterwards, so balance and being kind to yourself are key."

Rosanna revealed she gained a stone after her 2014 wedding having been so strict with her intake before the big day.

Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison launch her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone

"So even in the week before our honeymoon, I remember gorging on Chinese food, bread, wedding cake and wine," she said.

"Then, when we set off on honeymoon, I decided that it was a time to relax completely and really enjoy eating whatever I fancied. So that's what I did! I ate all the high-carb food I had denied myself. I ate desserts, drank wine and enjoyed sugary cocktails every day.

"I put on weight so quickly during the honeymoon that most of my clothes were too tight by the last few days of the holiday, and I had to wear baggy T-shirts and shorts. When we arrived home again, we had to go to a good friend's engagement party, and there was only one dress in my wardrobe that would fit me, and the zip on it kept popping open all night!"

She said it was the first time she struggled with her weight and hopes to pass on the lessons she's learned to readers.

Rosanna Davison launches her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone
Rosanna Davison launches her Eat Yourself Fit book at Rustic Stone

"I appreciate that plenty of people go through periods of weight gain, whether from medication or childbirth or many other reasons, and my story probably sounds insignificant in comparison," she added.

"But body image and body confidence are so individual, and when you're not feeling your very best, it can affect the rest of your life. In my case, gaining a stone pretty quickly was a huge knock to my self-esteem, as I hadn't really struggled with my weight that much up until then."

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