Cocina Latina "Light"

Chef LaLa—certified nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-trained chef, trained medical therapist—knew better. But she just couldn’t help herself. Like many curvy Latinas, she dreamed of losing weight fast, so she tried fad diets.

“I’ve attempted detox, vegetables- only, and high-protein diets. I even went on the 48-Hour Diet for 96 hours,” admits LaLa, 36,who owns and operates her own catering business in Los Angeles. “It’s no surprise that no matter what gimmick or plan I tried, I couldn’t stick with it.The weight always came back.”

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