Nigella still drinks but only as a treat

Nigella Lawson is back on our screens and registering on our jealousy radar again, looking sexy and slim promoting her new book and cookery series Nigellissima.

Nigella hates sticking to a diet but is currently in a ‘slim phase’ and credits her recent weight loss to discovering exercise and saving wine just for Fridays.

‘I’m always going to be someone who [their weight] goes up and down,’ says Nigella, 52.

While most people would be elated to shed a few pounds, Nigella‘s experience of family illness means she associates losing weight with ill health.

The chef’s mother, first husband John Diamond and younger sister Thomasina all lost their lives to cancer.

‘I don’t equate thinness with healthiness, as other people do,’ Nigella tells the Radio Times.

‘I’ve only ever seen people get thin and then die.’

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Aimee Latimer