'I love eating pasta and pizza!': Lady Gaga blames 25lb weight gain on her dad's delicious food
06:35 GMT, 21 September 2012
She has been showing off a more curvaceous figure lately during her Born This Way tour.
And Lady Gaga has now said that there is a very simple explanation for her newly fuller figure – her father's delicious food.
The 26-year-old singer's dad Joe Germanotta owns a New York restaurant, and his superstar daughter says that after gaining 25lbs, she will be steering clear of the eatery.
Family matters: Lady Gaga says her father Joe Germanotta's (R) cooking is the reason behind her new fuller figure
Gaga has been looking sexy since putting on some pounds but admits while she doesn't feel 'bad' about her new shape, she wants to be more conscious of what she is eating.
She told radio host Elvis Duran: 'I love eating pasta and pizza. I’m a New York Italian girl. That’s why I have been staying out of New York. My father 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.'
Gaga added: '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.'
Meaty: Lady Gaga showed off a fuller figure as she sported her favourite carnivorous creation in Amsterdam on Tuesday night
Going for it: Gaga flaunted her new curves for all to see as she hit the Netherlands for the latest stop of her Born This Way tour
The star made headlines after she revealed her new look after taking to the stage on Tuesday night in Amsterdam.
She said she gained 25lbs after nutritionist Majid Ali, who has not treated the singer, told RadarOnline: 'Gaga appears to have gained at least 30 pounds.'
But it wasn't the star's figure that was grabbing people's attention as she took to the stage in the Dutch capital.
The singer was seen mid-show lighting a big joint of marijuana and inhaling it during a break.
Meat-tastic: Mother Monster's stage show had a distinctly carnivorous feel to it
Controversial: Lady Gaga smoking a joint on stage
Praising the 'wondrous' drug, the singer told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol
because she prefers smoking the substance.
She was quoted as telling The Sun
newspaper: 'I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I’ve
really cut down on drinking.
has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music. It’s like
saying everybody needs to take a breath and it’s going to be OK.'
has been open about how hard she usually works to maintain her trim
physique, and caused controversy earlier this year by revealing her diet
Fuller-figured: As Gaga later changed into a pair of high-waisted khaki trousers, her new curves were clear to see
Rocking out: Lady Gaga performing in Amsterdam wearing another skimpy costume
The way she was: A much trimmer Lady Gaga on stage in 2009
Writing on her Twitter page, she said:
'Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a
cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay.'
However, the star has previously talked about how she can't resist hearty Italian food.
She said: 'The rumours I am a dab hand in the kitchen are completely true.
come from an Italian family – what more can I say I love to cook. I am
really good at Italian food. So I make great meatballs, pasta and all
sorts. I love it.'
All covered up: Lady Gaga wore a positively demure outfit of a long-sleeved white coat dress as she left her hotel in Amsterdam on Wednesday night
Incognito: The 26-year-old entertainer teamed
her coat with sky-high heels and dark sunglasses with her head wrapped
in a white scarf
VIDEO: Lady GaGa smokes pot on stage in Amsterdam