Jul 22, 2009

Diet Book Review: EveryDiet.org -- MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book

Everydiet.org is an on-line site with highly-qualified contributors whose goal is "to provide the most complete diet reference site on-line." They recently reviewed MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book, to their list of over 200 diet books and systems. Here are some of the highlights:

My Diva Diet (click here to read the entire review)


My Diva Diet was developed by Christine Lakatos who is a former professional bodybuilder and certified fitness trainer. Her program is designed specifically for women and she promises readers that it will be the last diet book they will ever need.

Lakatos has drawn on her experience in competitive bodybuilding and incorporated the concepts that allowed her to reach a body fat level of 6% without resorting to starvation diets or drugs. She uses animated diet villains and fitness superheroes to illustrate important information in a format that is fun and easy to understand.

Lakatos states that
her program is based on changing your lifestyle so that you will not only lose body fat and improve your health but also will be able to easily maintain the results that you work so hard to achieve.

  • Based on up to date scientific principles.
  • Specifically meets the needs and goals of women.
  • Focus is on a long-term solution rather than a quick fix approach.
  • Illustrated format can help to maintain attention and highlight important points.
  • Flexible approach with seven different ways to use the program.
  • High intake of protein prevents muscle loss while dieting and reduces appetite.
  • Provides clearly illustrated guides to portion control for many common foods.
  • Includes a menu plan and recipes.
  • Addresses the psychological factors involved in weight management.
  • Author has over 25 years experience and is a living example of what she teaches.
  • May not appeal to male readers.
  • Fairly strict and requires elimination of many foods.
  • May be somewhat difficult to eat out as many common ingredients are forbidden.
  • Recommends the intake of oils that are very high in omega 6 fats, which could potentially exacerbate an omega 3 fatty acid deficiency or imbalance.
Lakatos presents a lot of useful dietary information in a format that will be easy for most readers to absorb. Her program involves a clear system that is based on solid principles and is likely to produce successful results for most dieters.

Thanks to EveryDiet.org, appreciate the non-bias review and the cons are pretty accurate except for the final one--the oils recommended are high in omega 6 and does include oils with omega 3's and the diet includes foods that are high in omega 3's. Page 250 of MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book
Fats and Oils
Good sources of quality fat include unrefined vegetable sources or oily fish
  • Oils like olive, safflower, sesame, soybean, and sunflower
  • Others include: flax oil, canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, soy oil, wheat germ oil, walnut oil, and hemp seed oil
  • Oily fish: salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna
To learn more about omega 3 and omega 6 check out FitProNutriton.com

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Contributors and Authors
Mizpah Matus--BHlthSc(Hons)
Mizpah Matus received a Bachelor of Health Science Degree with honors from Charles Sturt University. She has also completed an Advanced Diploma of Herbal Medicine and has commenced postgraduate studies in Nutrition Medicine.

Her major area of interest is diet and nutrition for health promotion and personal transformation. She writes for Nourishing Perspectives - and publishes a nutrition blog.

Mike Howard -- Dipl.flm, BCRPA (TFL)
Mike has been involved in the health industry for over 10 years as a personal trainer, lecturer and author. He has an extensive background in anatomy, exercise science, and is a diligent researcher of nutrition and human performance. He has authored several publications including a manual entitled “Winning the Losing Battle—The Truth about Fat Loss”.

Mike is also a staff writer at the popular health magazine Diet Blog.

Check out other reviews of MY DIVA DIET: A Woman's Last Diet Book. Wishing all success with their weight loss and health goals this summer, 2009!

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