Reba McEntire is ready to help with tips to make a fresh start with food in 2009.

“There’s no dieting during the holidays, only afterwards,” she tells me. “I had the clue to get off sugar, bread, anything white, rice, gravy – all the good stuff – I eliminate them totally, and small portions. Eat small portions. Get away from the bad stuff, and only eat small portions.”

The singer, 53, wasn’t always wealthy growing up in Oklahoma. She says it’s possible to look like a million bucks – even if you don’t have a lot of cash.

“Surround yourself with people who can make you look beautiful and dress you well,” she says. “I do that.”

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