EAT YOURSELF SEXY
Eat Yourself Sexy features eight Aussie women, all wanting to like themselves again, a team of experts to help the transformation and Sarah Wilson – journalist, blogger, media all-rounder and host of the first, best, series of MasterChef – to guide them through.
Q. Where did you find these women? A. Ironically enough, it was through gyms and health clubs and various diet organisations. It was women who were struggling, yet wanting to change their lives. They represented the average Australian in so many ways. Q. How did you get them to be so open? Some talk about not sleeping with husbands.
A. We’ve filmed them in their homes. This is them in their lives, us trying to make changes that are accessible to them and their families once we leave. We were in their homes, they were comfortable, it was real. And I think anyone watching it will go, ‘‘ That’s my fear. I’ve felt exactly that before’’. Q. Some seem to have put on weight quite quickly. A. Lisa was only 27 or 28 and she put on 20kg in six months. This is the crucial stage in every woman’s life when hormones, lifestyle, children, that kind of thing, all converge. And if you can’t get your act together at that age, it becomes really, really difficult. And that’s what I think was at the back of all these women’s minds. Their fear wasn’t just for themselves. It was for their children and their husbands. Q. But you’ve never been like that. Look at you. A. Oh gosh no! I’ve struggled with my food addictions and my energy levels. When I was in magazines . . . I was stressed to the hilt, I was underweight, and since then I’m 10kg heavier. I’m healthier now. Q. Will men want to watch? A. Yeah, definitely. The husbands in the show, they’re part of the plot. If they’re watching it with their girlfriends or their wives, they’ll go, ‘‘ Yeah, this is what she’s going through’’.