More About the Author
Christine Avanti is a former swimsuit model, a published weight loss author and a "celebrity" nutritionist who spends almost as much time on TV as many of her celebrity clients. She is a passionate proponent of the transformative power of healthy food.
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.