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Bethenny Frankel
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As an authority on achieving and maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle, Celebrity Natural Food Chef Bethenny Frankel has a knack for making healthy food taste delicious. What had started out as a hobby, has turned into a lifelong career. Now the self-proclaimed “health foodie,” who attended the National Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, spends her days sharing her knowledge and passion for healthy living with others.

After graduating, Bethenny put her innovative culinary skills and drive to succeed to use by forming her company BethennyBakes®. BethennyBakes® ranges from a line of low fat, wheat, egg and dairy free baked goods, cooking services for private clients, and a catering company. Bethenny has gained recognition for her celebrity clients including Denis Leary, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Maria Menounos, Daisy Fuentes, and Mariska Hargitay (pre, during and post-pregnancy), to name a few. Bethenny’s line speaks to the person who wants to be fit and healthy with no sacrifice in taste.

Bethenny is a monthly contributor for Health Magazine writing her “Celebrity Diet Secrets” column. She is regularly featured in national publications as The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, People, Us Weekly, Ok!, InStyle, Star, and several other print outlets. In addition, Bethenny is a regular television expert for Health Magazine and has been featured on numerous national shows including The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and several regional and local news shows. She is a regular guest on Sirius Radio shows Candace Bushnell’s Sex, Success, and Sensibility, The Judith Regan Show, and Out Q in the Morning with Larry Flick.

Bethenny’s talents stem beyond the kitchen and into America’s living room. As the “break-out star” and runner-up on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, Bethenny was praised by Martha Stewart for her talents both in the conference room and in the kitchen. Bethenny also stars in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City where she has been acclaimed for her candor, wit, and desire to “democratize health.”

Bethenny is currently the spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm®’s new healthy line of baked goods, Baked Naturals®. Bethenny will also act as a consultant for Tupperware to help bring awareness to their “Chain of Confidence” Campaign, honoring women around the world, and the profound impact they have on one another. Her new book, NATURALLY THIN: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting will be published on March 10, 2009.

Bethenny continues to build her brand as a Celebrity Natural Foods Chef. She is busy doing appearances and is constantly creating delicious new recipes for BethennyBakes®. Her goal is to “democratize health” by making a healthy and balanced lifestyle accessible to all. She currently resides in New York City with her dog, Cookie.

Blog Entries by Bethenny Frankel

A Luxury Experience

Posted June 2, 2009 | 15:46:45 (EST)

When I was invited to attend the opening of a new wing of the hotel chain beaches in Turks & Caicos, I was truthfully excited about the complimentary much-needed vacation. That said, I had a pre-conceived notion of the "all-inclusive" resort concept. Beaches is
part of the Sandals chain...

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My Days at the Races: The Derby Diet

Posted May 12, 2009 | 12:53:40 (EST)

Weekend events, special occasions, work trips or holiday weekends are always challenging when it comes to eating. Even I, whose job is to be healthy, have a difficult time at this, so it becomes a lesser of evil, do your best with the worst experience.

The first weekend of May,...

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Action Junkie

Posted May 1, 2009 | 20:37:03 (EST)

There's only so much I can risk

So I'm an action junkie. I know it. I've said it, and everyone who knows me knows it.

Is it because I grew up at the racetrack? I don't know. I have no clue whether the chicken or the egg came first. I...

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Your Body Remembers

Posted April 24, 2009 | 16:42:52 (EST)

Naturally Thin has begun to show you how to eliminate your food noise, be present, not beat yourself up, and truly do what you can do in your life -- no one else's and no ficticious tv or book character's life.

So now let's talk about exercise. Here's the...

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Age of Insecurity

Posted April 20, 2009 | 11:57:29 (EST)

It's the truest cliche ever. Men age gracefully, and women end up just looking like hags. Men upgrade the wives that are their age for the newer, younger model (not necessarily fashion model but the younger version so to speak).

Then there are the inspirational exceptions. These are the...

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Can We Have It All?

Posted April 14, 2009 | 16:04:52 (EST)

Can we have it all? There is no mystery as to why "Sex and the City" was such a hit. After decades of women feeling guilty for being sexual, outcasts for not being or wanting to be married, selfish for not wanting kids, finally a show came along that said...

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Writer vs. Author

Posted April 3, 2009 | 16:31:30 (EST)

Recently, since the release of my new book "Naturally Thin - Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting," people have been referring to me as an "author" which sort of makes me laugh. It seems so pretentious, and unless my publicist or publisher ask me to,...

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My Review of Celebrity Apprentice as a Former Contestant

Posted April 1, 2009 | 12:44:13 (EST)

My intention really was to write a blog about "what you don't see" on reality TV with regards to the editing. That was until I watched the Celebrity Apprentice tonight which was incredibly tragic.

I was on The Apprentice which was a much more intense version, given that we were...

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Food Noise

Posted March 20, 2009 | 14:53:11 (EST)

One of the most important concepts in my book Naturally Thin unleash your skinny girl and free yourself from a lifetime of dieting is food noise.

What food noise is is that constant irritating and obsessive voice inside our heads constantly chattering about what we ate, what we didn't, that...

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Celebrity Apprentice

Posted March 18, 2009 | 11:46:00 (EST)

I have to begin by saying "I love it!"

That isn't easy because it really is the Acela of train wreck television. Having been on the Martha Stewart Apprentice, I understand the game. Unlike the celebrities, though, we were sequestered for 2 months with no phone, TV, newspapers, credit...

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The Business of Reality TV

Posted March 5, 2009 | 11:21:00 (EST)

Well, it is true. I am now a reality star.

I always say it is about the journey not the destination and this is part of my journey.

In my years of acting, TV production, then movie production, then event production and ultimately pashmina importing, I never knew...

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