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Bethenny Frankel's Sunny New Life

Q: How did it feel to have people accusing you of losing the weight too fast?
A: I definitely got crap for it, but if I had 80 pounds still on me, people would be showing fat pictures of me in magazines. You can't win for losing, no pun intended. I've heard rumors of actresses who don't want to have kids because they're scared their body won't come back. But you know what? It's not that big of a deal! And I used to be 20 pounds heavier and could never get the weight off, so no one's going to say 'she's just naturally thin.'

Q: You've said your mom took you to an obesity clinic when you were nine. How did that affect your body image as a kid?
A: I always was obsessed with wanting to be thin. I knew about every single diet-the five-day diet, the flight attendant's diet. I was obsessed with being thin. Obsessed.

Q: Now you're anti-diet. You've said the low-carb diet is the 'most absurd fad ever.'
A: It's moronic. The only reason it works is that you're eliminating 75 percent of what's going on in your diet! Any diet that says watermelon is bad and a protein bar made with 500 ingredients you can't pronounce is good is idiotic. I can't believe so many people bought into it.

Q: What's your trick for revving up your sex life after baby?
A: Well, a cocktail doesn't hurt. [Laughs.] I'd say exercise, because you feel better about yourself. I was really blobby for a while after. I have [to go] to a lot of events (I don't like it, but ...), so I have to look nice once in a while, but other times I'd be an animal. So you can really get into that rut. Take a bath, put on some lingerie. And go on a date once a week, even if you bring the baby.

Q: Do you feel you have your sexual mojo back?
A: I don't, but I'm not like a wild-and-crazy, over-the-top sexual person. [Pauses.] I don't want to say I'm not a sexual person. It's more that I move so quickly that it's hard for me to stop! So when we're in the moment, yes, I have my sexual mojo back. It really does relax me and makes everything else go away and makes your relationship better. It's like working out-you should just do it.

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