Real Housewives Star: I Can Make Oprah Thin

Listen up, Oprah.

The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel says she can help you lose those pesky pounds and keep them off.

The trick?

Her new book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting.

“I never thought about writing a book, but I figured out how to be thin and not obsessed, and I was like, ‘Wow,’ so I had to write about it,” she tells Fox News. “I know how much my friends and I struggled. All I talked about was what I ate and I worked out all the time.”

These days, the 38-year-old natural foods chef says, “I don’t even work out that much – maybe two days a week if I can.”

“Women in America are going to be thinner because of this book,” she says. Even Oprah Winfrey — who recently admitted she weighed 200 pounds recently “is going to be thinner,” Frankel claims. “Nobody needs to freak out anymore.”

Frankel said she has struggled with her weight and battled eating disorders since childhood.

“Being skinny didn’t come easy for me,” said the reality star, who told Fox News she was recently 15-20 lbs. heavier. “I was on every single diet and grew up in a life of diet obsession and food noise. But now I’ve freed myself, and I can worry about other things.”

Frankel’s four rules (via New York’s Daily News):

1. Your Diet Is a Bank Account. “Eating should be treated like a bank account – if one day you decide that you want to have chocolate cake for breakfast, you can, because there’s no ‘No,’ but you need to account for it. If you spend in one place, you need to save in another.”

2. The Differential. “In the differential, you can have turkey chili and meat chili. To me, the differential between the two isn’t that big. I would just as soon have turkey chili as I would meat chili. But there’s a huge differential for me between a piece of plain grilled chicken breast and a fatty piece of New York steak. Go for it when the differential is really great to you.”

3. The Point of Diminishing Return. “For example, if you order fried calamari, you taste it, it’s delicious, have another bite, dip it in the sauce, it’s delicious, but then there’s a point where it’s as good as it’s ever going to get. And that’s when you stop.”

4. Downsize. “We have unrealistic portions in this country and you can order an appetizer as your main course. No matter if you’re eating broccoli or fried chicken – it’s good to get into the habit of leaving a little.”

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~ by bravotvfan on August 22, 2009.

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