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Rachel Lavin Wellness

About Me

Established in 2000

Rachel Lavin is a Published author of The Doughnut Diaries, Professional Speaker, Body Love Coach, Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer. She grew up in Northern California and has lived in Hawaii, Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon and New York City. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her Partner.

My mission is to create a safe space for all women to feel whole in their own body.



Rachel Interview on Forever Fit Podcast

Rachel Interview on Strong for Life Podcast

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Rachel Medical Fitness Association Webinar

Rachel The Current with Lindsey & Anna Podcast

Rachel Breaking Body Biases Podcast

Rachel Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast

Rachel The Grapevine Live with Melissa Merkle Podcast

Rachel WIFA Waves Podcast


First Body Love by Rachel In-Person Event

I really enjoyed my first "Body Love by Rachel Lavin" in-person event. The event was held at the West Village Lofts community room and was open to the public. It was a lively event with a brief presentation followed by a very active Q&A session. Judging by the...

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Why are You Still Looking for that Quick Fix?

Desperation to lose the weight once and for all is the most intense feeling I’ve ever experienced and finally finding that one thing that promises me the weight will finally come off and stay off I believed it with all my heart, and I thought to myself I’m sold!!! I...

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January 2023 is Over – How Did We Do?

Mid-January is where we tend to feel like we failed again, another year of resolutions down the drain. I’ve been thinking about how I want to approach this month’s blog. Hopefully by now you know I do my best to not shame or chastise my community, but to approach...

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Christmas Dinner Won’t Make you FAT!

It’s that time of year again where we are all making the usual, yet untrue and unkind, statements about our holiday eating and weight gain. I am sure you have either heard a family member, co-worker, neighbor, friend, or you say some of these or all of these...

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Body Shaming – Are You Guilty?

Accepting people who have bigger bodies is more than long overdo, we are at DEFCON 5! It’s a huge problem in our culture. Why can’t people accept that those of us who come in bigger bodies are not lazy, full of disease or unhealthy. If you really believe that then you...

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Do We ALL Have Anxiety Now?

I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing anxiety/panic attacks for over a year and it’s driving me crazy! I hate them! They happen at the most inopportune times. What is the solution? Is my only choice to go on medication? I am only speaking for myself,...

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Menopause, Such a Dirty Word!

It has started!!! I don’t know what this is exactly, but I do know that I feel different. This isn’t going to be another fact ridden blog about peri menopause, hot flashes, hormones, and everything in between. Today I’m writing a blog about how I’m feeling; in a word...

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Book Reviews

“Rachel Lavin is truly a New Yorker – you can tell her dry wit from the first chapter and picture yourself having the same experience in the grocery store… that alone is worth reading ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'”

— Robert Solis, Senior Designer at Izod, American Luxury Menswear Stylist, and Influencer

“I like to call Rachel’s book a necessity for anyone who is struggling with being image-conscious. I highly suggest that you read this uplifting, informative book that also expresses Rachel’s great sense of humor. Each passage in the book is not only very true, but will hit the spot for readers as they relate to Rachel’s journey on how she successfully overcame the dark side of what we’re led to believe we should look like.”

— Tonijean Kulpinski, CBHC, BCHP, AADP, and Bestselling Author of the Stop Battling Disease & Start Building Wellness Book Series

“Rachel Lavin has been every size imaginable and she has learned how to maintain a healthy body while still eating doughnuts! Want to know how she does it? You can eat it all up in ‘The Doughnut Diaries!'” 

— Christy Whitman, New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, and Certified Law of Attraction Coach

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