British cookery writer and TV star Nadia Sawalha is back for more with her Greedy Girl’s Diet: Second Helpings!
The thought of turning 50 might lead many women to experience a midlife crisis, eat too much comfort food and have a fear of hot flushes – but it doesn’t worry bubbly TV presenter and former Celebrity Masterchef winner Nadia Sawalha.
In fact, she’s positively looking forward to reaching the milestone.
“I’m excited about being 50,” she reveals. “I dreaded 50 in my teens and my twenties, but now I feel I’ve got another whole lifetime to lead.”
It wasn’t all plain sailing during her younger years. Nadia faced traumas, including three miscarriages, body image issues and a short-lived first marriage – but now her smile is broader than ever as she looks to the future.
With a thriving career as a regular presenter on popular British TV programmes including ITV’s Lorraine and Sunday Scoop, plus several food columns and the release of her latest book Greedy Girl’s Diet Second Helpings!, the world’s currently her oyster.
She’s not sure yet how she’s going to celebrate her birthday with her husband, television producer Mark Adderley, and their two daughters Maddy, 11, and six-year-old Kiki, plus two older stepdaughters. The big day isn’t until November but she’s already exploring her options.
“I haven’t had a birthday party for 30 years, so I’m seriously considering having a big party with amazing food, fire-eaters and belly dancers, but then I might chicken out, because what if people don’t turn up? I’d be so embarrassed and mortified.
“I’m thinking of sending out the invitations now, so there’s no time to chicken out,” she says. “Or I might just go off with my husband and the girls to somewhere gorgeous.”
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