Carole Jacobs is the former senior editor, nutrition editor, and founding travel editor for Shape magazine, and the travel editor for Shape's sister publication for older women, Living Fit. Jacobs is now the fitness editor for Travelgirl magazine. A nationally recognized writer, her work has appeared in more than 250 national publications. She has authored several books, including Detox for the Rest of Us and Fat-Free and Fit.
Chef Patrice Johnson graduated with high honors from the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California, which is affiliated with the prestigious Cordon Bleu in Paris. The owner of Mystique, Your Personal Chef, Chef Johnson specializes in catering, special occasion dinners, and everyday dinners for clients. In addition, she is an ACE-certified personal trainer. She lives in California.