By: Rob Adams, NewsOXY Reporter
09/23/2012 11:36 PM ET
The music diva says she loves to eat and has no regrets when it comes to loving her dad’s cooking from his Italian restaurant in Manhattan, New York.
“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” she told radio host Elvis Duran. “And you know I really don’t feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It’s hard because it’s a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don’t like that. So I’m trying to find a new balance,” she added.
Gaga is also facing some harsh words from critics who suggest her recent weight gain is the result of the amount of alcohol she consumes, but she disagrees with that notion, stating that it’s definitely from her dad’s cooking.
“I love eating pasta and pizza,” the music diva said. “I’m a New York Italian girl. That’s why I have been staying out of New York. My father [Joe Germanotta] opened a restaurant. It’s so amazing … it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I’m, like, I’ve got to go where I can drink green juice.”
Germanotta’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, is located in Manhattan. It has received great reviews and the people we’ve spoken to who ate there highly recommend it. Gaga thanked her fans for loving her no matter what, even if she did gain a little weight.