"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi talks about going back to work after giving birth.
Padma gave birth to daughter Krishna Thea in February and it was only a matter of weeks before she had to be back to work in front of the cameras. She says that she didn’t let it stress her out: “I needed to make sure I was healthy. I was breastfeeding and I wanted to be good at my job and that involves tasting food. I couldn’t worry about my weight and taste everything on the show.”
When the show went on hiatus in May, she took advantage of not having to sample the contestants’ food by cutting out indulgences and took up boxing to help her get back to her pre-baby weight. "I can’t expect to look immediately the way I looked before. It is about feeling good about yourself and being healthy.”