Sarah Palin Is Writing a Fitness Book

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The Mama Grizzly is going rogue. Again.

For those who have worried that the newly waifish frame Sarah Palin has been sporting around southern California is the prelude to some kind of ill-advised Real Housewives of Wasilla reality series, we have the answer: it’s likely the impetus behind (or result of) a fitness book she is writing with her family. While the Palins certainly seem to be more active than the average American family — partaking in invigorating activities like salmon fishing, bear-chasing and dog-sledding together on their previous TV show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska — the book will instead focus on helping readers in the lower 48  indulge in their favorite foods while remaining fit.

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As Palin told People magazine in an e-mail, “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!”

As governor of Alaska and later as the Republican candidate for Vice President in 2008, Palin’s culinary style is typically marked by heavy dishes such as moose chili and chocolate cream pie, which she would make for guests. Those days seem to be over, though, and Palin states that the book’s plan “allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy.”

This is Palin’s second foray into writing. Her 2009 memoir, Going Rogue, with co-writer Lynn Vincent, was a best-seller.

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