In honor of World Health Day today, we're celebrating all the things that get our romantic relationships into tip, top shape (health-conscious dates, anyone?). And who better to seek advice from other than America's favorite nutritionist?
YourTango: What are you currently working on right now? Have any exciting news to share?
Joy Bauer: I'm currently in negotiations for my own TV show — exciting! I'm also brainstorming on topics for my next book and in the midst of creating a food line … think slimming, scrumptious and 100% good-for-you!
YT: Do you believe in love at first sight?
JB: For sure. This guy named Ian, who I didn't know personally, called me several times on the phone and asked me out. I wanted nothing to do with a blind date and consistently said no. One year later, I randomly met Ian face-to-face and immediately fell in love. Married him a year later and we're about to celebrate our 20-year anniversary!
YT: Fill in the blanks: My favorite romantic movie is: ______ and my favorite love song is:______
JB: The Notebook and "You Send Me".
YT: What couple do you most admire?
JB: My parents, Ellen and Artie Schloss. They started dating in high school and have been happily married for almost 50 years. When I grow up I'd like to be just like them!
YT: You have a huge Facebook/Twitter following! What is your #1 suggestion or pet peeve when it comes to social/digital media?
JB: Be yourself. Social media is fun, strategic, and rewarding all at the same time. Yes, it's exhausting too, but the payback is well worth the effort.
YT: What's the best relationship advice you've ever received?
JB: From my dad: "Joy, only give advice to people who want to hear it. Otherwise you're a nag"
YT: What are your top requirements for a successful romantic relationship?
JB: Honesty, support, communication, a high-fiber diet … and occasional alcohol. Keep Reading ...
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