Nigella Lawson warns against ‘obscene indulgence’ at Christmas

Nigella Lawson has warned many people are falling into “obscene indulgence” and becoming “fat people” at Christmas from overeating.

TV chef and food writer, 62, says some people overeat because they feel they should be “choosing non-stop” throughout the day.

She suggests removing any appetizers from the Christmas lunch menu to avoid excess.

I also think there is a way that for many people it becomes a kind of excessive obscene indulgence.Nigella Lawson

Appearing on The News Agents, Lawson said: “I don’t know why people make Christmas appetizers, for Christmas lunch. I never have.

“It seems like a madness. But I also think there’s a way that for a lot of people it’s become a kind of outrageous obscenity.

“So people don’t eat because it’s fun. They’re eating because somehow they feel like it’s time for them to eat non-stop and pick things up non-stop.”

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Nigella Lawson (Ian West/PA)

When asked if she was alluding to greed and gluttony, she replied: “Yes, but they can also go too far.

“When you want to feel full and be grateful that you feel full, but you don’t want to be a bulky wreck.”

Lawson also said she won’t be giving Christmas presents this year due to the cost of living crisis.

“Celebrating with family is something that all of us should do if we can, and do it with gratitude,” she says.

“But I certainly feel like I’m not interested in buying gifts for people who don’t need unnecessary things this year…

“You can give them a card to say I donated on your behalf in lieu of a Christmas present…so you can feel like you’re doing something…

“You want to celebrate being with your family in ways that we can’t, but you don’t want it to be obscene.”

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Listen to the full interview on The News Agents podcast on Global Player. Nigella Lawson warns against ‘obscene indulgence’ at Christmas

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