Christine Avanti
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Christine Avanti is a published author, classically trained French chef, Certified Nutritionist, Media Spokes Person, TV Persona and Co-Host on Food Network’s show Fat Chef. She has been Hollywood’s go-to nutrition/culinary expert for celebrities such as Jeremy Piven, Audrina Patridge, Giuliana Rancic, Johnny Galecki, Paula Abdul, Rich Sommer, Jason Statham, Samantha Harris, Chelsea Handler, Henry Winkler, Kym Johnson, Steven Segal and Marcus Allen. Most recently she is the acclaimed and outspoken advocate of the transformative power of REAL FOOD.

Christine published her first best-selling book, Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads with Rodale Publishing in 2009. Her second book Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food (Rodale 2012) premiered in December 2011. Christine has counseled more than a thousand clients one-on-one in her private nutrition and fitness coaching practice located in New York City and Los Angeles, who have collectively lost more than 10,000 pounds.

Christine has shared her nutrition and culinary advice on the Today Show, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Oprah’s All Stars and dozens of others. Her insights can be found in magazines such as Vogue, W, New Beauty, Women’s Health, US Weekly, Health, Fitness, InStyle and many others.

Avanti has worked in the food, health and fitness industries for 22 years. Christine is a graduate of the Westlake Culinary Institute professional chef program, a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and has taught culinary classes at the Academy of Culinary Education. She is also a member of National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She holds an AS Degree in Applied Nutrition and a Nutrition Certification from Huntington College of Health Sciences. She is certified in Fitness, Strength, and Cardio Conditioning. In 2011, Christine worked as the Nutrition Director and the Executive Chef of Spa Cuisine at Passages Rehab Center in Malibu.

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Entries by Christine Avanti

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

(4) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 11:16 AM

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests' health risks will make for a memorable and...

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Don't Overindulge This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 11:06 AM

1. Enjoy some active family time!
The holidays are about getting together with loved ones we don't get enough time with in our day-to-day lives, right? Rather than sitting around the table in a turkey coma, awkwardly running out of small talk and mindlessly helping yourself to a third...

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy on Halloween

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM

For most of us, Halloween is synonymous with massive consumption of sugar and orange food colouring. Candy corn, anyone? Thirty-nine grams of these little cavity-kernels contains 28 grams of sugar and 36 grams of carbohydrates. Refined sugar belongs in the category of "white death" that all simple carbohydrates inhabit --...

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Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 12:57 AM

Turducken and Gooducken -- turkey or goose, respectively, stuffed with a duck which is, in turn, stuffed with a chicken -- may sound like excess, but a chef in Devon, U.K. boasts having made a multi-bird roast using up to 12 types of fowl! This monstrous feast served...

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12 Tips to Get a Sexy Beach Body

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 11:49 AM

Spring is almost over and bikini season is here! That means we basically have only four weeks to get "Brooklyn Decker"-ready. (Side note: if you don't know who she is, do yourself a favour and don't Google her. It is kind of depressing unless you're a supermodel.)

C'mon let's be...

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