Susan Powter

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Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!" She hosted her own talk show The Susan Powter Show in the 1990s. Powter was born in Sydney, Australia in 1957, living there until she moved to the United States at age 10. She left school in 9th grade. Twice married, she described herself to Curve magazine in 2004 as a "radical feminist lesbian woman". She has two sons from her first marriage, Damien and Kiel. She adopted a third son after her second marriage. In 1994, Powter starred in her own talk-show style television program called The Susan Powter Show, which ran for one season. On the show she and guests discussed nutrition and fitness as well as other topics. Advocate of a whole-foods, organic, low-fat diet, and regular cardiovascular and strength-training exercise, Powter set herself apart from other nutritionists by condemning the diet industry as a whole. Her platinum-white flat-top haircut and aggressive manner of speaking became an iconic element of her celebrity. She has since grown out her hair and has multiple

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