'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney: Emeril Lagasse showed her the way

Becoming a mom made Alison Sweeney a healthy cook.Her son, 8, and daughter, 4, were the catalysts for healthier eating, and the host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," airing Tuesdays, saw her cooking evolve."It started as nonexistent," she says to Zap2it. "I famously, among my friends, had been known to explode a bag of popcorn in a microwave. I was so unqualified to be in my own kitchen. And when I was young and unmarried and not a parent, I was obsessed with the Food Network. Emeril Lagasse taught me how to cook. I became unafraid of cooking, watching him."Though she was cooking, it wasn't healthy."I started cooking healthier, making him baby food when he was an infant," she says of her firstborn."Since then I have been a much healthier cook," she says. "I am pretty adventurous with different spices. I can wing it. It is not always a win."Sweeney eats five meals a day,...



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