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Nigella Lawson reveals the secret to her slimmer physique

The celebrity chef has previously said she doesn't believe in dieting

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Nigella Lawson has been looking noticeably slimmer in recent months, and now the celebrity chef has revealed the secret to her weight loss. The 57-year-old, who has just released her new cookbook At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking, says there is one exercise in particular that helps to maintain her slim figure.

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"I do yoga three times a week. I have to do something I enjoy, otherwise I wouldn't do it," Nigella told Good Housekeeping for its November 2017 issue. "The older I get the more I realise I have to do lots of stretching. So even if I'm not doing yoga, I make myself do lots of stretching."

Nigella Lawson BBC studios© Photo: Rex

Nigella Lawson revealed she does yoga three times a week

And the chef said she doesn't deprive herself of her favourite foods. "I love traditional food, and I'm never going to complain about having a pie! Roast chicken is my favourite food," she said.

Nigella has previously said she disapproves of dieting, and that she prefers to focus on finding the balance in her diet. "No-one should be put on this earth to go on a diet," she told Good Housekeeping in 2015. "It's certainly true my weight went up - that happens in life sometimes. I have never been on a diet to try to lose weight. I feel like I haven’t lost weight, but I’m possibly in better shape."

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Nigella Lawson on the set of her new show At My Table

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And she is not a fan of the "clean eating" craze either. "People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness with their own body," she told the JW3 Speaker Series in London in December 2015. "There is a way in which food is used to either self-congratulate – you're a better person because you're eating like that – or to self-persecute, because you'll not allow yourself to eat what you want."

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