“Naturally Thin” author Bethenny Frankel says sleep and happiness are key to staying thin over diet and exercise.
The former “Real Housewives of New York City” star shared on TikTok that the reality star is choosing to “do what I can” instead of dieting and exercising.
“So I don’t exercise. I do what I can when I can,” she said.
Frankel, dressed in a floral bikini and a sun hat, went on to say: “I’ll snowboard if I can, I’ll surf if I can, I walk on the beach when I can, but I choose [to] sleep first. Sleep is priority number 1.”
“And being happy is a priority.”
The 51-year-old ‘Big Shot with Bethenny’ star went on to say she was 20 pounds heavier in her 30s and was “always on a diet.”
“I was always good and I was bad and it’s the sauce on the side and steamed,” referencing food choices the reality star would make.
Frankel called her book “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting,” and said the 2009 book talked about “food noise.”
She continued: ‘I eat what I want, but I never binge eat and I don’t exercise. I don’t do weights. I believe in balance.”
The star added that she “believes in” a myriad of things about diet and exercise, including sleep, chips, alcohol and “not being crazy.”
TikTok users praised her video, with one user saying, “I’m turning 37 next month. You have no idea how loud I had to hear this.”
Another commented: “You taught me so much about the idea of balance. Diet culture has distorted our perception of food and what it means to be healthy.”
Skinnygirl’s CEO has shared her struggles with nutrition in the past, writing in 2009: “Growing up in an extremely dysfunctional and toxic set of households bred me to be obsessed with food and diet and weight.”
She continued: “I was in an obesity clinic in the third grade because I was a bit chubby. I followed every diet known to man from that age to about 33 years old.”
Frankel raised eyebrows about her drastic postpartum weight loss around that time, and caught the attention of moms after she lost 30 pounds in three weeks.