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Bethenny Frankel Maintains Her Figure with a Surprisingly Simple Eating & Exercise Plan

The swimsuit-clad Real Housewives of New York City alum opened up about her relationship with food and fitness. 

By Zoey Washington
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While we may be used to marveling at Bethenny Frankel's fabulously fit physique in any one of her numerous swimsuits, The Real Housewives of New York City alum has a laidback approach to diet and exercise that surprisingly could work for us all. The Skinnygirl mogul has made a career out of helping women look slim and trim, whether they're grabbing a drink or shopping for their newest pair of jeans. But when it comes to her own outlook on maintaining a healthy body, Bethenny recently shared that she isn't into excessive workouts or stressful diets. 

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On November 21, Bethenny took to Instagram to post a sweet pic as she posed poolside wearing yet another fabulous swimsuit (she rocked the same cream crochet one-piece that practically embodied her Nantucket vacay). But instead of writing about her fun locale or her gorgeous suit, Bethenny explained in her caption exactly where she stands in her relationship with eating and exercise. 

"My philosophy on eating & exercise is to do what you can when you can," she outlined to followers. "I choose time with my daughter & sleep first. If I’m near a beach, I take an hour walk. If I have the time, I’ll do a yoga dvd. I don’t believe in fear based, torturous, aggressive exercise. Life is too short and stressful to dread doing something for an hour. In addition, extreme exercise creates extreme hunger." Noted! 

"I love food and eat whatever I want but I NEVER binge," she continues. "I don’t beat myself up about what I’ve eaten or praise myself about what I haven’t. Food isn’t your best friend or your enemy. It’s just food. I have a good relationship with it. This is all in my book “Naturally Thin” written years ago but holds true today! Xo ☀️????"

Is it just us or is this a lovely thought to consider just as we head into the holiday eating season?

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