Monday 19 February 2018

Nigella Lawson reveals her latest exercise regime: running on a treadmill in her bra

Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Nigella Lawson meets fans and signs copies of her book 'Nigellissima' at Waterstones Canary Wharf on October 24, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Nigella Lawson said exercising on the treadmill "is the only thing that means I can still eat"

The TV chef famously covered up in a burkini for a dip on Bondi Beach, but it appears less is more when it comes to her exercise attire.

Lawson has disclosed that she burns calories in the privacy of her home by running on a treadmill in just her underwear.

“Exercise is the only thing that means I can still eat. It’s about keeping the status quo,” said the cookery writer and presenter.

“I’ve got a treadmill upstairs. I lock the door so no-one can come in. I just wear a bra and a pair of trainers and I play very loud music - disco and 1980s - and sing.

“I’ve got a terrible voice. It clears my head because I’m such a frantic worrier. But if you sing really loud, even for just 15 minutes, those worries can’t take hold.”

Lawson, 52, has previously attributed her weight loss to Pilates, cutting down on alcohol and several months confined to the sofa after painful surgery to correct her bunions.

In an interview with the January issue of Red magazine, Lawson said she wanted her children to have a relaxed attitude to food because her own childhood memories were of hating mealtimes.

“I really didn’t like eating as a child,” she recalled. “If you didn’t eat everything, it was brought back cold at the next meal. Lancashire hotpot brought back again and again - I remember putting it in the bin and hoping not to get found out and, of course getting found out.

“At boarding school I used to read recipe books and think of all the nice food I wasn’t eating.”

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