Giada’s picture-perfect recipes are inspo enough for this food-focused season. What we love even more is how she keeps her busy life in balance with healthy habits we recognize from our own daily routines: From a daily yoga and deep breathing practice to a dark chocolate habit we 1,000% relate to, we’re chatting with Giada about how she stays cool in the heat of the kitchen – on set and off.
When I feel overwhelmed I…
Do a deep breathing exercise. It’s the closest I can get to meditating! I lay on my back with my hands by my sides with my knees bent, then take deep breaths in and out while counting to ten.
Daily necessity for sanity:
How I Stay calm under fire:
Lots of deep breaths.
Fave way to detox:
Drinking lots of lemon water.
Fave way to refuel and replenish energy:
Eat a piece of ultra-dark chocolate.
If I’m ever feeling really stressed, I’ll go take a moment and a couple of deep breaths in my closet. Silly, I know, but sometimes it’s the only place where I can find peace and quiet!
Monthly must for self-care:
Mantra for slowing down:
It will all come together in the end. It always does, so no point in sweating the small stuff.
Thing that always brings me back to center:
My daughter. There are few things more humbling than an eight year old!
Circumstances under which you turn off your phone:
On vacation. I try to be present and in the moment, which usually means not looking at email. It takes a few days to power down and it isn’t easy!
What's your curfew:
9 p.m. I like to get up when the sun rises, which means I’m tired by the time it sets!
Where do you find sanctuary:
In my closet, on the floor.
How do you find rest in a chaotic schedule:
Lots of breathing and lots of yoga.