Nigella Lawson's incredible weight loss

After a lengthy hiatus, British TV personality and food writer Nigella Lawson has set tongues wagging when she returned to UK screens last month with 'Simply Nigella' looking lighter.

The domestic goddess, who has slimmed down from a size 16 to a svelte size 12, has admitted the ingredient to her recipe for weight loss is a gentle form of yoga.

She has tried everything from Pilates to personal trainers and controlling portion sizes to shed the pounds, but the 56-year-old said she now practises Iyengar yoga, after rejecting the idea of a traditional diet.

Revealing her secret to looking good in a magazine interview, she said: 'It's certainly true my weight went up - that happens in life sometimes."

"I have never been on a diet to try to lose weight. I feel like I haven't lost weight, but I'm possibly in better shape. I am doing a rather slow form of yoga now called Iyengar."

“I wouldn’t want a life where I lived on chia seed pudding, just as I wouldn’t want a life where I lived on eggs Benedict or steak and chips."

We think she looks absolutely gorgeous!