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"To empower women (and young girls) 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!"

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Diva Diet: Product Find by Robert Dave Johnston

My Diva Diet presents a fun and entertaining way by using animated “fitness superheroes” and “diet villains”.

Product Find by Robert Dave Johnston of FitnessThroughFasting.com
August 13, 2010

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 profession body builder, 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! Here are some highlights:

  • 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.

To learn more, go to www.MyDivaDiet.com