Padma Lakshmi

Padma shares a few helpful guidelines for a healthy diet.

on Nov 8, 2006

This week's Top Chef centered around healthy eating and so I thought it may be useful to talk about some recipes. We all lead busy lives and often it becomes hard to eat something quick and tasty, while making sure it's good for us and filling too. Having good, wholesome food to reach for instead of the shrink-wrapped junk is key. Also, giving yourself a few guidelines to follow takes the guess work out of eating well. I've always been unable to stick to strange diets where I have to eat very specific things in a certain order. But I do try and follow a check list of healthy foods, and try to make sure to reach for those items as often as I can. That paired with regular exercise is a sound regimen that can be incorporated into one's life long term.