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Wynonna Says Kirstie Alley Is Her Dancing with the Stars Weight Loss 'Mentor'

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Wynonna Says Kirstie Alley Is Her Dancing with the Stars Weight Loss 'Mentor'

Originally posted 02/27/2013 03:45PM

Country icon Wynonna's size is no laughing matter.

Despite playfully telling Tuesday's Good Morning America audience about signing on to Dancing with the Stars so that she can get down to her birth weight, the singer says her health has actually become a growing concern.

"This is a great diversion for me, because it will focus on self-care, which for women – especially working as hard as I do – we forget to put ourselves on the list," Wynonna, 48, told PEOPLE shortly after it was announced she'd be joining the cast of ABC's hit show. "This will force me to take care of myself."

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What's Jada Pinkett Smith's Favorite Diet Cheat? | Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Her 'Craziest' Diet Ever

Originally posted 02/13/2013 07:00PM

Jada Pinkett Smith knows a thing or two about diet and exercise.

The 41-year-old mom to Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12, who recently showed off an extremely toned beach body, says the craziest diet she's ever done actually involved a whole lot of eating.

"My craziest diet was for The Matrix," Smith told PEOPLE at the Vera Wang Fall 2013 Collection fashion show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. Seated front row next to model Chrissy Teigen, Pinkett Smith enjoyed some girl time away from husband Will Smith, who recently vacationed with pals – and parents-to-beKim Kardashian and Kanye West in Brazil.

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5 Stay-Slim Secrets from America's Top Chefs

Five Stay-Slim Secrets from America's Top Chefs

Originally posted 01/12/2013 09:45AM

"You can be fit and enjoy wonderful food," says Art Smith, who proved it when he dropped 120 lbs., while still keeping fans like Oprah happy with his famous fried chicken, and occasionally indulging himself. The Top Chef Masters star was one of three-dozen chefs whom PEOPLE senior editor Allison Adato spoke with for her book, Smart Chefs Stay Slim: Lessons in Eating and Living from America's Best Chefs, just out in paperback.

Each one of them has managed to either maintain a healthy weight – or lose a lot – despite working around rich and delicious food everyday. If you're kicking off the year with a resolution to eat better, chefs have a lot great, easy ways to do it. Here are 5 things you can start today:

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Valerie Bertinelli Admits: I Used Food as a Crutch

Valerie Bertinelli Admits: I Used Food as a Crutch

Originally posted 10/21/2012 08:00AM

These days, Valerie Bertinelli is looking good, feeling good and happily married to husband Tom Vitale.

But that wasn't always the case. On an episode of The Dr. Oz Show airing Monday, the Hot in Cleveland star frankly discusses her past drug use and addiction to food.

"[Using drugs] wreaked havoc on [my body], because one day I'm eating a healthy meal and the next day I'm just putting a bunch of white powder up my nose," Bertinelli, 52, tells Dr. Mehmet Oz during the appearance.

Bertinelli blames not taking care of herself on the fact that she had low self-worth. "I'm not being good to myself ... I'm not worth being treated well anyway, so I'll just treat myself even worse," she says. "I'm so glad I'm not that person anymore."

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Fitness Guru Harley Pasternak: Three Exercises for a Sexy Midriff | Harley Pasternak

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: How to Get Great Abs

Originally posted 09/26/2012 01:30PM

Few things are as sexy as a lean, sculpted midsection.

Whether it be the sexy midriff on Rihanna or the trim abs of Robert Pattinson, a toned midsection is imperative if you want to look good with – or without – clothes.

The first thing you should know about getting a great midsection is that you have to get rid of the fat covering the area.

Since there is no such thing as "spot reduction," you need to eat well and do regular aerobic activity. Take the stairs, get off the subway a stop earlier, park your car a little further away to burn any fat that may get in the way of seeing your hard-earned stomach muscles.

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Artist Julia Kozerski Loses 160 Lbs., Captures Transformation with iPhone

Photographer Julia Kozerski Documents 160 Lbs. Weight Loss With iPhone

Originally posted 09/26/2012 10:15AM

Losing 160 lbs. isn't easy and neither is sharing the process with the world.

After artist Julia Kozerski got married in 2009, she decided to make a series of changes to her lifestyle which resulted in losing 160 lbs. over the course of the next year.

Kozerski, who was studying photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design at the time, documented her journey through a series of self-portraits taken with her iPhone.

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