Giada Spits In Bucket: Chef Giada de Laurentiis Spits To Stay Thin

November 22, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Giada spits in bucket to lose weight and there is a reason for that. Giada de Laurentiis spits in a dump bucket to stay thin, according to an insider. A new report has surfaced, claiming that de Laurentiis stays skinny by using a spit bucket on her hit show, Giada at Home.

Giada Spits In Bucket

Giada spits in bucket to maintain her size 2 frame, some are not happy about it. According to new reports the answer is yes and she is not the only one to use dump buckets. In a recent article published in Page Six, a close source to Giada de Laurentiis revealed that the star does not eat nor drink on the set of her TV shows.

Giada is the current host of Giada at Home on the Food Network and also appears regularly as a contributor, and guest co-host on NBC’s Today.

The source explained that while cooking on the shows, Giada de Laurentiis will put a piece of food in her mouth, but will not swallow it. A person brings a dump bucket also known as a spit bucket where she spits out the food as soon the cameras cut. The insider shared:

“When Giada films her cooking show, she never eats. Never. When she is making drinks and food that she has to drink or eat, they have a dump bucket that is brought out the second they cut.”

The Daytime Emmy Award winner has another method to stay thin, she has her assistant take a bit of the food, leaving the teeth marks behind and when the cameras start rolling, she puts an empty fork in her mouth and pretends to eat. The person claimed:

“Sometimes when they are shooting her taking bites out of food like cake, they have an assistant take the bite (so you only see teeth and a mouth), and then they cut back to her taking an empty fork out of her mouth to resume filming.She does not eat at all while filming.”

The “Giada Spits In Bucket” story has made headlines, which prompted her representative, Stephen Huvane to issue the following statement:

“That is absurd and completely false. She absolutely eats her own food while filming.Giada tapes sometimes three episodes in one day, and they do multiple takes on a close-up of her eating. She doesn’t always eat and swallow every time, since they can do sometimes six to 10 takes with three episodes a day, and that would be like eating six to eight meals a day . . . The bottom line is, she most certainly does eat the food she prepares on the show, but does not always consume the whole dish, as that would be too much for most people to eat in one day.”

While few people took to Twitter and Facebook to blast Giada for looking anorexic and for wasting food, food critics, wine tasters, foodies and chefs have made it known; that is, a common practice to spit out food and drinks in order not to gain weight.

What are your thoughts on the “Giada spits in bucket” drama?

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    1. PCDurk says:

      What is the difference between what she is doing and a sommelier at a wine tasting? NONE! Go chase another wild tale.

    2. Sharon Chamberlain says:

      I must respond to this. First of all-there is NO wa, this beautiful lady could possibly eat every bite she has prepared, for 10 takes per dish! Kudos to her for making every bite she puts in her mouth and makes her viewers salivate with her expressions, the mic picking up the ‘crunch’ that she loves, and that pleasing smile with her dish she has prepared!
      She is so informative about every ingredient she uses and adds her own ‘at home’ personality in every show! I would have to say that being a professional ‘cook’ (not chef) for 47 years…Giada has that way about her the projects the feeling to her viewers, that anyone can prepare her tasty offerings!
      It’s amazing to me how she has instilled in her daughter Jade-to eat or at least taste, foods that I guarantee 90% of the kids on this earth wouldn’t even put to their lips!
      Leave her be, critics..she is a smart woman-she needs to stay healthy, maintain her personal body weight and remain the best in her career!

    3. Cook says:

      I had an chef/instructor that had diabetes and when tasting all of our cakes to make sure they were correct, he would spit out every bite so he wouldn’t spike his blood glucose. You can taste the food without having to swallow it. I think America now days has a problem with swallowing too much, if you know what I mean.

    4. Leeann says:

      This is so stupid!!! Really, you have nothing better to talk about than whether or not she spits out her food. If you have ever read her book she says she eats some of everything and a lot of nothing. People are so jealous because she is so small. She takes care of herself, exercises and eats right. Get over it!!!!

    5. Really? says:

      This sounds just like another lame attempt by a writer(s) to create a story out of NOTHING, just so they can claim a paycheck for doing ‘something’. Ridiculous, as most ‘news’ (so called) articles are these days.

    6. Valerie Schoen says:

      OK, this practice is common in wine tasting and no one complains. The bucket is also a practice used in advertising and other productions, whether they be television or movies. Get over it folks!

    7. John says:

      I spit out some food one time, will they do a story about me?

    8. apelila says:

      So what? Smart lady, no sane person would taste test everything they cooked! This isn’t news or gossip. Get a life like Giada.

    9. Derrick Hussong says:

      This is not a story, let alone one worthy of a drama. More than one television/internet food guru has already said he or she does the same thing. It is the only way to tape as many shows in a day as they tape and not get sick or balloon up. It isn’t some hidden dirty secret nor some kind of breaking the rules. Treating it like some scandalous revelation is just another example of the media manufacturing something to grab headlines.

    10. mrlundt says:

      Seems pretty reasonable to me. What is she supposed to do simply graze all day while making food for a living?

      That would be unhealthy.

    11. ringo theclown says:

      I knew she was a spitter!

    12. GWlee says:

      I always wondered if she spit or swallowed.

    13. ghettotrashracistnegro says:

      have you ever tasted her food? I’d spit it out, too…

    14. steffy4168 says:

      Who cares?

    15. J.bram. says:

      Pragmatically speaking, of course, she spits out unwanted TV show calories into a bucket.
      I don’t care one tinysie bit that she does.
      However, I do very much care about the casually, mindless, industry-perspective dishonesty.
      (Isn’t this segment often followed by, or incorporated into, the NBC news show diet advice?)

      It seems evident, that Ms. de Laurentis is by no means a manipulative person on her own.
      She was hired to be likable and attractive.
      More importantly, we might wonder at those around her who have been making the decisions.
      Career success >personal integrity.
      Ultimately, that can only be a bad ordering of priorities.

      If you spit (for your audience’s sake) please admit it.

    16. BPM says:

      Giada has stated before that she stays thin by eating several small meals per day rather than gorging on large meals. Last time I saw a photo of her, she did not look anorexic. She looks to be very petite.


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