Lady Gaga Discusses Weight Gain, Reveals Culinary Guilty Pleasures

Lady Gaga has started her new tour in Amsterdam, and it's already raising eyebrows -- not for a meat dress but rather for the star's apparent weight gain. Admitting she has put on 25 pounds, Gaga says she’s not concerned; she’s an Italian girl from New York who loves to eat.

“I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds,” Gaga told radio host Elvis Duran when she called into his show just before she hit the road. “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.”

Cruel critics have suggested that Gaga's weight gain is the result of the amount of alcohol she consumes, but Gaga begs to differ, confirming it's from her dad’s Italian cooking.

“I love eating pasta and pizza,” says Gaga. “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 at 70 W. 68th St. in Manhattan. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

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