Taking celebrity advice on how to get (and stay) skinny is glamorous and tempting. But once Tracy Anderson’s personal trainer bills arrive, gung-ho gals realize the pilates classes are full of snotty, competitive yuppies, and Bethenny Frankel’s intense calorie restrictions are revealed as bananas (but you may not eat the bananas), the A-list shimmer fades and the fat returns.
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That’s why only normal people should be trusted when it comes to diminishing dimply thighs and flabby midsections. That’s also why we’re interested in what Tempe-based author, anti-dieter, and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey does to keep off weight. Formerly obese, McCaffrey lost 100 pounds and has maintained a healthy weight since eliminating processed foods from her diet. Her latest book The Science of Skinny ($16.99) digs into sustainable healthy eating and fitness.