Jul 10, 2009

Diet Analysis: Open the Door to the Truth About Your Dieting Habits!

The Analysis
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
~ Pearl Bailey

MY DIVA DIET Analysis Overview
Every smart and successful woman who truly wants to improve significant personal areas of her life—the development of her character, relationships with others, her spiritual life—or who wants to see progress in more pragmatic areas—her career, financial planning, time management—will always begin with a thorough evaluation of her current condition. It is no different for women who want to transform their bodies into lean, healthy, sexy, more functional machines.

“Here is where we become accountable!”

We start to become true Diva Dieters by changing our eating habits, and this type of change requires a complete and honest diet analysis. A diet analysis is a very powerful tool for five reasons:

  1. It gives you a true and precise picture of exactly what kinds of foods you’re consuming (i.e. becoming aware of what you are putting into your body).
  2. It will help you examine your overall eating and exercising practices.
  3. It will reveal your strengths and weaknesses in specific areas of health & fitness.
  4. It will ultimately help you create a new lifestyle incorporating proper eating and exercise.
  5. It will serve as a tool to guide and keep you in line for the long term.
Think of your diet analysis as a map indicating “you are here.” It will tell you where you are, how far you need to go, and how long your transformation process will take. This is the beginning of your success. After your analysis, you should seek accurate knowledge on how to change, and then you need to implement whatever changes are necessary. We know you have the courage to do so!

The Diva 32-Question Diet Quiz will help you analyze your relationship to the Five Factors Affecting Body Fat and Health. The Diva Diet Quiz will also introduce you to the Diet Villains some of which you may be battling today.

The Diva 32-Question Diet Quiz is in the MY DIVA DIET workbook PART ONE, pages 10- 12 and can be downloaded from the MY DIVA DIET website and now here on my blog -- MY DIVA DIET Quiz).

The Five Factors
Factor #1: Liquid Consumption
Factor #2: Quantity and Distribution of Calories
Factor #3: Quality and Purity of Calories
Factor #4: Restrictive and Unbalanced Dieting
Factor #5: Exercise

Here is part of the grade sheet:

Your Diva Diet Quiz Scores will help guide you into the right adjustments to reach your overall goal to getting fit the healthy, safe, and lasting way. Most questions are worth between +30 and -30 points. A few indicate more significant aspects of your diet (water and alcohol intake, clean and pure calories, fiber intake, restrictive and unbalanced dieting), so they are worth +50 to -50. Exercise ranges from +65 to –65, depending on the regularity of your habit.

"GET YOUR BODY FAT TESTED–knowing where you are will help you set realistic goals on where you want to go and how long it will take!" Here is a chart to help you understand what the numbers mean. To learn more about body composition see "Understanding Body Composition is Critical When You Go on a Weight-loss Program"!

Also take measurements, note size in clothes, and lastly your body weight. You may consider a physical exam to test for health issues.

Paw Body Fat Rating Guide

Body fat % with Diva Rating

Athletic (exceptional)
10 to 15% body fat and below

Extra-low body fat (excellent)
16 to 19% body fat

Low body fat (very good)
20 to 21% body fat

Good shape (good)
22% body fat

High body fat (poor)
23 to 25% body fat

Very high body fat (unhealthy)
26 to 34% body fat

Extra-high body fat (deficient)
35% body fat and up

Diva Diet Quiz Grades are provided at the end of the quiz to give you a reality check and help you make adjustments so you can reach your goals.

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