Meet Christine

Christine Avanti is a best-selling author of Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads (Rodale 2009) and Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food (Rodale 2013), Certified Nutritionist, TV personality and lifestyle expert.

She has been Hollywood’s go-to nutrition/culinary expert for an impressive vast array of celebrities. Her mission is to share the transformative power of REAL FOOD. And that is EXACTLY what she has done.

Her advice has been featured on The Today Show, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Oprah’s All Stars, Vogue, W, New Beauty, Women’s Health, US Weekly, Health, Fitness, InStyle, Dr. Oz, and dozens of others.

In addition to helping people through nutrition and cooking, Christine is president of the Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation (JDFF) which provides grants to charities they are passionate about—such as human trafficking, water projects and building schools, among many others.

My Story

My love affair with food began at the age of five, while I was living on a ranch in Gilroy, California with my Italian grandparents – Rosemary and Luigi. My grandparents taught me how to cook using home-grown produce. Ahead of their time, they ate only humanely raised animals, organic and locally grown food; thus I learned at a very young age the value of what I would later refer to as ‘Real Food’.

Along with my passion for food, my passion for fitness led to a successful modeling career in my twenties. And then, as everybody knows, when things are just the way you want them, life has this funny way of hitting the reset button. My beloved Grandfather Luigi passed away. I was depressed, and that passion for food turned into a coping mechanism for the pain I was in. the most important man in my life was gone and I didn’t know how to deal. We’ve all been there, right? Having a date with Ben & Jerry’s, Hagen-Daaz, caramel syrup and loads of marshmallow creme. Curling up on the couch throwing a very well catered pity party! I gained 35 pounds in 5 weeks.

Well after the pity party comes the diet party right? We’ve all been there – not as fun, but certainly just another form of depression. I tried every diet under the moon, and four years later I was still carrying the 35 pounds.