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Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads: Stop Starving, Start Eating...And Losing! Hardcover – April 14, 2009
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In her early 20's she was an aerobics instructor and a magazine cover model - a "fitness queen" on top of the world. But in her late 20's, she suffered the loss of her beloved Grandpa Luigi - her father figure. It was a devastating blow. She became depressed and began eating everything in sight. On some days she ate nothing but ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She once baked, frosted and ate an entire German chocolate cake in a single sitting. In 6 short weeks she gained 30 pounds, obliterating her modeling career along with her social life. It was a lonely, humiliating time in her life.
Then she decided to lose the weight. But it wasn't easy. She tried an endless stream of diets, all eventually ending in failure. It was maddening. With all her fitness knowledge she couldn't lose the weight.
Somehow Christine stumbled upon the information that would change her life. She met a nutritionist who taught her to stop dieting and eat more. It was counter-intuitive, but it worked! She KNEW right then that it was her mission to share this with the world.
And that is EXACTLY what she has done. Christine has counseled over 1000 one-on-one clients who have collectively lost over 10,000 pounds.
In 2009, Christine published her first book, Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads with the world's leading health & wellness publisher, Rodale. Christine has appeared as a guest nutrition expert on the Today Show, Dancing With The Stars, Rachael Ray, Tyra, Good Morning America and dozens of other TV shows. She can be heard weekly on KLOVE radio and her comments can be found in magazines such as US Weekly, Health, Fitness, and InStyle. Three times she has had her material promoted on the Yahoo! front page. (see christineavanti.com/tvmedia.php for the complete list).
Some of Christine's celebrity clients: Jeremy Piven, Jason Statham, Johnny Galecki, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Harris, Giuliana Rancic, Rich Sommer, Janine Turner, Marcus Allen, Steven Seagal, supermodel Stacy Williams, and many more.
Christine holds a nutrition certification from The American Academy of Nutrition. She also holds an Associate of Science Degree in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. She's a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Her office is located in Century City (Los Angeles), CA.
Top Customer Reviews
One of the great things about the book is that it's full of up-to-date, well-researched information that completely clears up all of my confusion about carbs, fat, protein, sugar, etc. Finally, after reading it, I feel like I know what's fact and what's fiction. Plus, the advice in the book that I was the most hopeful about--what I needed to do to kick my sugar addiction--totally works! After putting the advice into practice, for the first time in years, I am not jonesing for sugar--I am a sugaraholic, so this is a huge deal. For me, overcoming my sugar cravings is half the battle!
For a variety of reasons, I am now more serious than ever about making changes to achieve the weight, fitness and health levels that are right for me. This book has made me feel like I have all of the information, not to mention the motivation, to be successful. On top of giving me confidence that I can finally kick my sugar addiction, the book has waylaid another fear of mine--that I was going to have to go hungry and deprive myself in order to achieve my goals. The book showed me that I can eat AND lose weight and get fit! Again, I don't want to give too much away, but it's true what the title says, losing weight and becoming healthy isn't about starving, it's about eating.Read more ›
I was a long-time sufferer of very frequent headaches and although in pretty good shape, I wanted to drop some body fat. My very first meeting with Christine was so eye-opening that I still remember it to this day. She explained to me that my headaches were caused by my erratic blood sugar levels throughout the day - spiking when I ate only carbs at a sitting (with no protein or fat) and plunging after waiting too long to eat again.
I followed the program (which very quickly becomes a very easy way of life) and in no time, my headaches ceased, I lost excess weight and body fat and felt amazing!
It's so simple - if you want to loose excess weight, feel great and have tons more energy - just buy this book. You will not be disappointed!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only draw back is that it's hard to fit in when your lunch hour is scheduled. Doing what I can to apply what I've learned in other ways.Published 18 months ago by jubileigh