Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi may be pregnant with her first child, but that don’t think the sultry foodie will abandon the workouts needed to maintain her long, shapely legs.

I know it sounds boring, but when you’re in my line of work,” she says of her face-stuffing job with the Bravo competition, “you need every minute you can get on the treadmill.

“If I get to the gym at 9am, it’s not busy, but if you get there at 10am, it is. If it’s a light day, I stay 45 minutes. If it’s a leg day, it’s more like two hours. I do squats, I do lunges — I work every part of my body below my belly button.”

Another dress-size-dropping trick? During the show’s hiatus Padma tells the New York Times she ditches booze, red meat, candy and cheese to squeeze into her form-fitting outfits.

The 39-year-old confirmed Oct. 1 that she was expecting a baby, although she’s keeping mum on the father’s identity.