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Sarah Palin releases information about her new book after paparazzi start a media frenzy

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 10, 2012

"My family and I eat a healthy diet heavy in wild Alaskan seafood, moose, caribou and fresh fruit."

Probably trying to be incognito, Governor Palin went shopping in Studio City, California sans makeup, wearing eyeglasses and a skinny outfit.  Paparrazi apparently spotted her and took photos that have spurred an overnight media frenzy.  After being criticized for being “skinny,” Governor Palin responded with news about a new book she and her family are writing about how they stay fit.

A “nutrition expert” even told Hollywood Life that Governor Palin had dropped from 140 pounds to 105 pounds and then offered her unsolicited advice.  I doubt Governor Palin ever weighed 140 pounds, except when she was pregnant.  And I’m certain this expert didn’t cajole Governor Palin into stepping onto a set of scales for her.

This morning, I counted no less than 40 articles already written about her “new look” and/or the new book.   The story is posted everywhere from Gretawire to Huffington Post to People Magazine to Washington Post and the Hollywood gossip blogs.  Of course, the haters are trying to spin it, as they do everything Sarah Palin.  For someone the mainstream media has worked so hard to declare irrelevant, Governor Palin certainly gets a lot of attention for every move she makes.

Here are some excerpts.  Samantha Chang at examiner.com writes:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is writing a fitness book where she’ll detail her age-defying diet and workout secrets.

Palin made the surprise revelation to Peoplein response to questions over her shocking recent weight loss. Sarah, 48, raised eyebrows after sporting a dramatically thinner figure in Los Angeles on Oct 8.

“Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods,” said Palin, who didn’t say whether she has a book contract yet or when it will be published.

“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy.”

Palin, a mother of five, is a longtime runner who follows a high-protein, low-carb diet. “Conventional running is my sanity,” Sarah toldRunner’s World in 2009. For most of her adult life, Sarah ran 5-10 miles almost every day, except during her pregnancies, when she switched to aerobic classes.

“My family and I eat a healthy diet heavy in wild Alaskan seafood, moose, caribou and fresh fruit,” said Palin in 2010.

“My biggest pitfall is breakfast. I know it’s the most important meal of the day but I still haven’t bought into it. I hate to admit it, but a skinny white-chocolate mocha is my staple in the morning.”

From HuffPost Healthy Living:

Concern over Sarah Palin’s thin appearance prompted the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee and TV personality to reveal a bit of news: She’s working on a new fitness and wellbeing book with her family, Palin told People Magazine.

“Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved homemade comfort foods!” Palin wrote to People, adding that her family’s method “works.”

This isn’t Palin’s first foray into the fitness space. She’s graced the cover of Runner’s World magazine, but she was more than just a model: She’s a long time anddedicated runner who regularly outpaces other Beltway jocks. For example, she finished the 2008 Anchorage marathon in 3:59 — two minutes under current VP nominee and P90X enthusiast Paul Ryan’s 4:01 finishing time in 1990 when he was 20 years old, according to the Washington Post.

Palin has been quoted as saying that she grew up doing “family runs” with her parents. She was a high school track star and earned the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her agressive prowess on the basketball court.

Sarah McGinnis at SheKnows writes:

In an email to People sent Tuesday, Sarah Palin explained, “Our family is writing a book on fitness and self-discipline, focusing on where we get our energy and balance as we still eat our beloved, homemade comfort foods!”

The woman known to serve moose chili, chocolate cream pies, pecan pies and lemon meringue pies to visitors at her and Todd Palin’s Alaska homestead added that her work will be a “unique and motivating book.”

“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,” promised the woman seen above, cheering on daughter Bristol Palin during Dancing With the Stars on Oct. 1.

So what could be the Palin family’s secret to slimming down?

Bristol Palin commented previously on her own recent weight loss, attributing her success mostly to parenthood.

“I think I’m just more active and cut… all the crap out of my diet,” the 21-year-old mom of Tripp said in September. “My kid’s a lot more rowdy. He’s huge. He thinks he’s a teenager. He’s into everything.”

See also:

Gov. Sarah Palin:  Midnight runs and caribou dinners

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