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Susan Irby, CFNS, Certified Food Healer, Award-winning network television host and radio personality

“Successful people have courage, focus, persistence, and motivation. Apply these qualities to career, food, and fitness for a healthy lifestyle.” – Susan Irby

Susan Irby is one of the nation’s foremost experts in fitness nutrition and recipe development, an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 18 years in the culinary industry, the past 15 in health, fitness and wellness, have earned Susan recognition as the leading lifestyle and weight loss expert empowering others to sustained, lifelong weight management through her practical, no-fail approach to positive health, nutrition, and fitness.

Susan is author of 9 recipe and wellness books including Substitute Yourself Skinny, ranked twice by FOXNews.com in the Top 10 Best Diet Books and Amazon best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook. Susan’s books and recipes have been featured in prestigious media outlets such as FIRST for Women, Self, The New York Post, and numerous other media outlets both in the USA and internationally acclaimed outlets such as The Mail on Sunday and BBC Radio. She is host of The Bikini Lifestyles Show which was awarded “Best Health and Fitness Television Program” by The TASTE Awards and also aired as a weekly radio program for 5 years on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. A monthly contributor to Max Sports and Nutrition magazine for over 4 years, Susan’s recipes and health and fitness articles are highly sought after amongst health, wellness, and fitness professionals in the USA and abroad.  Susan is also a freelance writer for bask magazine, a luxury Orange County-based magazine highlighting culture, travel, fashion and cuisine.

Internationally recognized as a leader in the movement towards healthier lifestyles, Susan has worked with noted schools, colleges, professionals and families to transform their diets through nutritious recipes that are packed with flavor and assist them in defining fitness goals. Among them, Los Angeles Unified School District, Cooking Up Change, American Federation of Teachers, and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Susan has made appearances on FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, NBC, and numerous syndicated radio shows, international conferences, national magazines, newspapers, and websites.

An award-winning television and radio host, Susan has interviewed culinary and fitness icons and celebrities such as Venus Williams, Billy Bush, Wolfgang Puck, Giada De Laurentiis, Sara Moulton, Chef Art Smith, Gene Simmons, Bill Engvall, Duff Goldman, Barbara Fairchild, Nancy Silverton, Olympic Gold Medalist and LA Sparks’ DeLisha Milton Jones, Cincinnati Bengals’ Coach Chip Morton, Cincinnati Reds Coach Matt Krause, reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump, teen star Reed Alexander, and more culinary, fitness and celebrity stars.

Susan holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified in Food Healing, and honed her culinary skills by working with master chefs in Italy and France. Susan is the creator of and driving force behind the successful brand, The Bikini Chef® which promotes “figure flattering flavors” and healthy lifestyles and is the creator, producer, and host of The Bikini Lifestyles® Show and has developed over 2,000 recipes. 

Susan currently lives in Orange County, California with her precious puppy dog, Homer…

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Susan and Homer