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Christine Avanti

Author, nutritionist, chef

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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Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

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 happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!
12/12/2012 12:21 EST
Don't Overindulge This Holiday

Don't Overindulge This Holiday Season

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 helping of dessert, try this: Sleep well, eat well and enjoy what the holiday has to offer, without the drama.
12/06/2012 12:23 EST
Five Ways to Stay Healthy on

Five Ways to Stay Healthy on Halloween

You can't be expected to substitute your favourite candy bar with an apple on a holiday that practically demands your participation in this candy orgy. So what's a Skinny Chick to do? Here are some tips that will keep you from blasting off on a sugar high that will have your dentist rubbing his hands together in evil glee.
10/29/2012 12:23 EDT
Five Ways to Cut the Fat this

Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

So, at first glance the traditional thanksgiving turkey dinner appears innocent enough -- turkey is one of the leaner sources of protein, lots of healthy vegetables and fruits are available. That is, until we pour on the gravy, cream sauces and melted cheese. If you really would rather not wake up next Tuesday with a tryptophan- hangover and a shock when you step on the scale, here are a few tips for trimming the fat, Skinny Chicks style.
10/08/2012 12:12 EDT
12 Tips to Get a Sexy Beach

12 Tips to Get a Sexy Beach Body

If you're going to hit the beach, you don't want to look like a blowfish who did a five-day Atkins crash diet -- a smaller, puffy version of your former self. Been there. Done that! I have the deflated booty stretch marks to remind me of my former yo-yo dieting days that I gave up on over a decade ago.
05/02/2012 11:49 EDT