A roadmap for hip city-dwellers to lose weight and look great—without giving up their lifestyles.
Danielle Schupp, R.D., counsels more than fifty clients a week from her office at one of New York's top fitness clubs, the Reebok Sports Club/NY. She has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and refereed an employee weight-loss challenge on Live with Regis and Kelly. Her weight management advice has been featured in Self, Marie Clare, Redbook, and Forbes.
Stephanie Krikorian is a TV journalist whose work has taken her to six continents. She's covered the Olympics, the Grammy Awards, and several international news stories.
“Whether I'm traveling on assignment, getting ready for a black tie event, or just plain want to look ‘urban skinny,’ Danielle tells me how to do it. Choose wine or dessert, eat protein and fat, and never consume sodium the day before you squeeze into a gown. Above all, count calories! Danielle will literally circle her choices for you on a takeout menu. Read this book and it will change your caloric life.” —Alina Cho, National Correspondent, CNN
“I went on the Urban Skinny program twelve years ago to lose ten pounds, and not only did I lose the weight, but I’ve managed to keep it off ever since—in spite of living in New York City, traveling sometimes more than half the month, and eating out more than 90% of the time. Moreover, the program’s balanced, nonrestrictive, logical approach to food and diet has enabled me to form and maintain a healthy relationship with food for the first time in my life. Urban Skinny has kept me both skinny and sane throughout all of life’s challenges, hurdles, and celebrations.” —Amy Wigler, Vice President of Marketing, Logo by MTV Networks
“As a runway and print model who has appeared across the globe, I am wary of the notion that only industry insiders understand the pressures of staying ‘fit.’ Danielle immediately understood my goals and put me at ease. Indeed, I often found myself laughing; for she was funny even while being firm (but fair) when creating my personalized plan. We cut out foods that would deter from the svelte look models are supposed to have. We targeted belly fat. I went on to walk the New York Fashion Week Campaign and even with Naomi Campbell. If you take weight and health seriously, it is a must to be guided by two sides of a coin—a trainer and a certified nutritionist. I found this in Danielle, whose holistic approach encompasses physical, mental, and emotional dimensions.” —Anjhula Singh Bais, model, Elite Model Management and Models One
“I have worked with Danielle for eleven months, during which time I have lost almost fifty pounds. As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am reinventing my life as a musical theatre producer. Working with Danielle I have also reinvented my approach to eating. Under Danielle’s tutelage I have learned to integrate delicious, healthy food and drink into my fast–paced life of networking and socializing without ever feeling deprived. With her new book, everyone can experience the wonder that is Danielle!” –Gwyn Osnos, co lead producer of the forthcoming Broadway musical Wanda’s World
“There are expectations in my profession to look the best you can at all times. Danielle taught me to change my diet to fit my life, not my life to fit my diet. The results were astonishing! I lost weight I didn’t even know I had!”—Justin Bruening, actor