Padma Lakshmi doesn't really look like she has ever had a weight problem, but when she feels she needs to shed a few pounds she has a poem that helps keep her diet in check.
"No meat, no sweets, no wheat, no cheese, no alcohol, no fried food," she wrote on her website. Lakshmi admitted she spent October following this mantra because she wanted to shed a few pounds without having to do any exercise.
Lakshmi added that she allows herself small portions of potatoes and rice. While super strict (and not entirely practical for most), this diet is her surefire way of losing weight in a small amount of time.