In the Heussaff-Bolzico household, Solenn Heussaff is the designated cook. That's why when she and husband Nico Bolzico moved into a bigger home early this year, Solenn was particularly happy to finally own a bigger refrigerator and a stove.
As a home cook, the actress-host has fun trying out different recipes. "There are certain flavors that I like and I know, so I tend to always base around that when I’m cooking," she reveals to PEP.ph and GMANetwork.com on October 15 during an endorsement event. "But when I [want to] try something different and more intricate, I have a lot of...I buy a lot of cookbooks."
Cooking at home has always been Solenn's way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so when it comes to making home-cooked meals, she suggests sugar as the number one thing to avoid. This includes food with carbohydrates that the body breaks down into sugar.
"Sugar meaning [white] rice, because rice is high in sugar," she says. "Sugar is the biggest thing, so no drinks with too much sugar...Carbs [are] okay. I eat carbs once in a while. Like in the morning, I have bread. I even have brown rice."
Does Solenn have an alternative to sugar? "I've gotten so used to 'no sugar.' My coffee is black. When you're baking though, you can't cheat… But of course, every once in a while, I crave for a nice piece of cake," reveals Solenn. "Just don't have it every day. Once a week, ganyan."
Another diet tip she shares is eating "three heavy meals a day." Solenn underlines, "Don't do merienda. Don't eat after 7 p.m. That's the best way."
*This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.