Aug 26, 2010

World of Diets Weighs in on My Diva Diet!

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The My Diva Diet creates a lot of anticipation. A diet book written by a retired body builder with several prestigious titles including Ms Fitness San Diego 1993 is going to deliver a mighty punch! Has author Christine Lakatos lived up to her promise of delivering a ‘Woman’s Last Diet Book’? Read on to find out.

Lakatos’ book builds on what she has learnt training female clients for fitness and weight loss. In the beginning of the book, she explains her simple philosophy for the diet program. According to her, women take their fitness and weight loss cues from the wrong people. This prevents them from attaining their weight loss goals. She illustrates using characters like ‘fitness superheroes’, ‘diet villains’ and so on. All along, the author provides effective ‘Diva quotes’ to drive home important principles and nutritional guidelines.

According to Lakatos, women must follow these guidelines to lose weight and become healthy:
  1. Adequate liquid consumption
  2. Appropriate quantity and distribution of calories
  3. High quality of calories to be taken in
  4. Balanced food intake
  5. Exercise
The diet is divided into 2 phases. The first phase is the reduction phase which lasts for 3-10 weeks. At this time, dieters must consume between 1,200 to 1,300 calories a day. 35% of these calories must be derived from protein, 45% from carbohydrates and 20% fat. Fiber must be had with every meal. Desserts are to be avoided.

The second phase is the maintenance phase, where dieters are allowed to consume 1400-1600 calories daily. Of these, 20-35% may be from protein, 45-65% from carbs and 20-30% from fat.

In both phases, women who are highly active may adjust their calories upwards.

Dieters may take in 5 small meals a day. All processed foods must be avoided. Natural and organic foods are recommended. The author also stipulates that all food taken in must be kosher.

The My Diva Diet plan allows a cheat meal after the first 2 weeks of phase 1. A cheat sheet mentions acceptable foods and serving sizes. In the maintenance phase too, cheating is allowed once a week although dieters may cheat once or twice every month in addition to this.

Not surprisingly, exercise is an important part of the diet plan. Recommended exercises include cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance training, corrective exercises and functional training.

My Diva Diet: A Review

This diet plan is exclusively for women. It is based on a number of healthy principles and the author asks followers to alter their lifestyle so that they can become healthy and slim.

  • Healthy eating based on scientific principles
  • Not a quick-fix approach
  • Contains a maintenance phase
  • 7 different ways are suggested to follow the program
  • Provides clear guidelines for portion control
  • Includes recipes and menu plans
  • Also throws light on the psychological factors of weight loss
  • Comes straight from the mouth of an expert

  • Diet plan is for women only.
  • Fairly restrictive
  • Recommends the intake of foods that are kosher so it may not appeal to non-Jewish readers.
  • Dieters may have difficulty eating out during Phase 1.

In Conclusion

The My Diva Diet is an excellent diet plan that focuses on all the right things. However, some parts of it may seem a little impractical, like eating organic foods. If dieters are willing to overlook these rather small issues, they can benefit from a great diet plan.

World of Diets does a great job of reviewing my diet book and fits right in with our other Expert Reviews. Thanks to them and let me explain the "kosher" thing...

I advocate "kosher meats" due to the fact that these animals are free of disease and are slaughtered more humanely –– thus it makes for a healthier food choice and a "fitter" conscience. Pork is not recommended due to it toxicity. And being selective with seafood is due to the fact that some pass pollutants to humans.

For those of you who are not "hip" to the kosher part of my book, you may like the My Diva Diet: Compact Version, where I use the term "animal friendly."

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My Diva Diet
A women-only diet plan that leads to success.


My Diva Diet is a book that markets itself as a woman’s last diet book. The book is written by Christine Lakatos, a former professional bodybuilder, and Amber Garman.

My Diva Diet presents a fun and entertaining way by using animated “fitness superheroes” and “diet villains”. The fat loss diet book includes “Diva Quotes,” “Paw Guides” and “Special Superhero Designs” (e.g., food pyramids for fat reduction and maintenance) to add fun and clarity to your journey of a better body and healthier, happier life.

It includes a diet quiz, worksheets, practical guides, special quotes tips and charts, as well as tasty, quick weight-loss meal plans and recipes, and much more.

There are two different phases involved in My Diva Diet. The first phase is Diva Reduction and is ten weeks long. The second phase is Diva Maintenance. This is the phase that you complete after you’ve reached your weight loss goals and are ready to transition into a healthy lifestyle.

The My Diva Diet mission is to empower women so that they can get into great shape, to challenge them to be better women, and to ensure a legacy of good health for the next generation!

  • Eliminates restrictive and unbalanced dieting practices
  • Includes workbook so you can track your results
  • Factors in allowances for favorite foods
  • Written by fitness experts
  • Promotes a healthy rate of weight loss
  • Presents a fun way of looking at weight loss
  • Promotes a whole-foods diet

  • Doesn't offer any new or novel information on how to lose weight
  • Target audience is limited to females


My Diva Diet consists of two different diet phases.

The first phase is Diva Reduction and is ten weeks long. The important focus of phase one is portion control. Your calorie target in this phase is between 1,200 and 1,300 calories per day. The breakdown of those calories should include 35% protein, 45% carbs and 20% fat. Fiber is included in every meal and you eat four to five meals per day having one every three to four hours.

The daily calories are divided into four food groups and the book includes recipes to help with this. It is recommended that you drink water all day throughout the day and all kinds of tea and plain coffee are allowed. Milk is to be kept to a minimum and fresh fruit or vegetable juice and meal replacement drinks are watched closely and very carefully selected. Drinks like alcohol, soda, packaged juice and sugary drinks are not allowed during this phase.

You can choose your own foods on phase one or use the recipes that are included. The foods you choose would just need to meet the criteria outlined in the book and listed above.

Phase two of the program is the Diva Maintenance phase. During this phase your daily caloric count is increased to 1,400 to 1,600 calories per day. You are still eating four to five times per day with meals being a little larger at this point. Your breakdown also offers more flexibility with 20-35% protein, 45-65% carbs and 20-30% fat. You get more leeway during phase two and you can also cheat a little more.


Exercise is also a critical part of both phases of My Diva Diet. Adding exercise to a diet program allows you to lose weight faster and you feel the benefits quickly.

It is recommended that you add an efficient and effective exercise program to your eating plan. Some of the important factors to look for when choosing your exercises are makes sure it includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength and endurance training, flexibility training, core and balance training, functional training and corrective exercises.


There are a ton of diets out there and many of them fall into the fad diet category. My Diva Diet actually gives women the steps and guidance they need to lose weight once and for all. The program is solid and doesn’t involve any questionable practices and you’re not encouraged to complete eliminate groups of food. You actually get to eat carbs and protein and fat on this diet.

My Diva Diet offers a sensible and fun way to lose weight.

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About the Author

Christine Lakatos, the creator of MY DIVA DIET, is an ACE Certified Fitness Trainer with over 29 years experience in the fitness industry. Christine has been an athlete since the young age of five and is a retired fitness and bodybuilding competitor including: Ms. Fitness San Diego 1993, Ms. Fitness USA finalist 1990, Ms. San Luis Obispo 1989, an American Gladiators contestant, and more. Now a woman in her late forties and the mother of two beautiful daughters, Christine strives to help women and young girls get fit-the safe, healthy, and lasting way!