Interview with The Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger
If you don't know who or what The Millionaire Matchmaker is, you might be living under a cable-less rock, or somewhere happily married. But even if you do have a significant other, you probably still can't get enough of Patti Stanger, CEO of the Millionaire's Club, as she tries to help single, lonely, millionaires find their soulmate with her blunt yet dead-on advice and tips. We caught up with Patti to talk about the new season in New York, and the new look she got with the Sensa Weight Loss System.
RB: You recently lost over 20 pounds! What made you decide to do it?
PS: I saw host Dayna Devon on TV one day and I thought to myself how great she looked. She was an older woman (older as in not 25) and had lots of curves, like I do. I knew she recently tried Sensa so I bought the product that day and now I'm 25 pounds lighter. It took about a week and half to kick in, but because you can actually still eat and not count calories I took to it like a duck to water.
RB: Did you have to give up anything in order to start the diet?
PS: Not a thing. I am a carb girl, and this is the easiest diet. I can eat bread, pasta, whatever I want. The whole smellology behind the diet ("tastants" are sprinkled into your food that trigger responses in the brain that make you feel fuller quicker) means that you don't have to give up those things that you love. If I could call Oprah on the phone and tell her she could do this diet and still eat anything you want, I would. This is really a system for people who love food.
RB: Can Sensa help your love life?
PS: Yes! I mean obviously when you're thinner you feel sexier and exude that confidence. Lightness of being attracts love. Plumpty-Dumpty doesn't get the guy! I'm not saying you have to be a size 2 you can be a very healthy weight and size and still get the guy; it all depends on your body type. I'd really love to get Jessica Simpson on it, honestly! There are so many women in Hollywood who struggle with their weight, myself included. I could have killed my stylists on the first season of Matchmaker when they put me in those dumpy babydoll dresses looking all frumpy. I do this because I don't believe in diets. I have enough work to do.
RB: What tips do you have for someone who wants to start Sensa?
PS: Be patient; it takes about a week to kick in. You might eat your entire meal and that's fine because it might mean that you stop snacking during the day. Experts tell you to eat five small meals a day, but if you're a busy woman you don't have time for all that, and this really helps you not to gorge. I used to do the 3 p.m. sugar binge and I've stopped since doing Sensa.
Also, don't be afraid to talk about it! A friend of mine recently went on a first date and when she took her Sensa box out at dinner the guy asked her about it. He wanted to get in shape for a triathlon and decided to try it with her. Now they are both on the diet and have been out three times since! It's a great conversation starter.
RB: So cute! What's next up for you?
PS: The new season of The Millionaire Matchmaker comes out the third week in October, and it's time to show the millionaires in Manhattan. It's all about the women this season and let me tell you, there are some crazies! I thought L.A. was bad, but these women are just bitchy. I also don't have as much patience as I do in L.A., so there will be a lot of drama!