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Author of the wildly popular New York Times best-selling titles Naturally Thin and The Skinnygirl Dish, Bethenny Frankel knows a thing or two about eating healthfully without giving up flavor or satisfaction. The same might be true about her life. Her latest book, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, which hit bookstores last month, reflects what Frankel calls her philosophy of “if you want it, you can get it.” “My new book is basically all about how I got here,” she says. “I wanted to show women how to be the best at what they want.”

Frankel knows life isn’t easy, of course. She admits she’s bitten off more than she can chew a few times. When she was participating chicken-salad1on ABC’s Skating With the Stars while contending with new motherhood, for example, she was definitely pushing her limits. “It was extremely challenging,” says Frankel. “I knew I’d taken on too much, but I did it for women who are afraid of doing new things. Even if you’re afraid, just do it.”

The Bethenny Ever After star destresses with yoga and laughter but also believes sleep is key to handling everyday challenges. Eating right helps, too, but “I don’t believe in being guilty about food,” Frankel says. Everyone needs to indulge sometimes, and one of her favorite indulgences is red velvet cake.shrimp-pasta1

But with the kind of tasty recipes you’ll find in Frankel’s books as well as on her website (www.bethenny.com), who needs red velvet cake? Here are our picks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Bethenny.