Tammy and Lyssie Lakatos
The Nutrition Twins
My Diva Diet is jammed packed with so much wonderful information. It actually answers any nutrition / diet question you've ever had (and even those you never knew you had!). I loved all the fun tips, recipes, and the Diva Diet Quiz to help guide you in your own personal goals. I love that this works for each person's very own needs and there is even terrific advice for dining out and losing weight--something everyone needs!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to lose weight, get healthy or who just wants sound nutritional advice--you will find all the answers to your questions here! You won't be disappointed--My Diva Diet is awesome!!!
The Nutrition Twins®
Tammy Lakatos, RD, LD, CDN, CPT
Lyssie Lakatos, RD, CDN, CFT
Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Author, Speaker, Spokesperson
Authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever
The Flex Belt Nutrition Center
My Diva Diet is self hailed as a woman’s last diet book. The reason is that it is written and designed by a woman to address the specific needs of the seemingly lifelong weight challenge women face. The book explains that in America, at least, there is an epidemic with lack of self confidence relating to image and weight. A small percentage of women are reportedly unlocking the key inside them that allows them to break through perceived inadequacies, gaining mastery over their fears. Once this is accomplished, life health and fitness can become a priority, according to the author. Eating right, exercise and mental clarity all reportedly contribute significantly to how women can finally be free, lose weight and change their lives forever.
First of all, My Diva Diet is not billed as a diet at all, nor is it designed to be any kind of quick fix. It is written to address numerous reasons why women are overweight and to provide guided remedies that work to change expectations and behaviors. These are skills needed to successfully alter your life and future, ensuring weight loss and equipping you with confidence moving forward. The book includes an interactive workbook section, as well nutrition and meal planning tools. My Diva Diet allows you to evaluate your weight and lean body mass in order to determine percentage of body fat. After this step, the book guides you along the healthy scheduled fat loss, as the book calls it. Total weight loss can range from 10 to 50 pounds with the plan, according to the author. Monitoring calories and other meal components on a daily basis, along with regular exercise, are vital parts of the program. Finally, My Diva Diet is structured in two phases: the first phase of Diva Reduction (losing weight) and the second of Diva Maintenance.
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Weight Loss Institue
Searching for the right type of diet might be a hard thing to do for us, women. Mostly nowadays, when there are hundreds of diet pills, fat burners, appetite suppressants and diet plans all over the internet and deciding which one worth trying out is even harder than the whole weight loss procedure. Getting the needed help would be necessary, finding a site; a helping hand which can really help us would be useful. Mydivadiet.com might give you the needed help and even more, all this in the best, lightest atmosphere, the site is giving us.
At mydivadiet.com every woman can find the diet books she needs. The my diva diet workbook is giving you all the necessary information one needs to know about overall health, proper nutrition, tips, which can help you burn fat and improve your health forever. This workbook is for woman of all ages, including diet quiz, tips for fat reduction, special diets and effective diet guides. And what is the best, this site is only for us, women. My Diva Diet is presenting you intelligent and easy ways to lose weight and health regain. With the help of this book, you will not find out which are the best fat burners and diet pills, this book is giving you real, healthy and effective diet solutions, without talking you into the consumption of harmful chemicals and drugs.
The design of the site is the first thing that catches your sight. It seems like you have gotten into a cartoon with the latest graphics. The site gets you into a fairy tale world where villains rule your diet habits and superheroes rescue you from them. Although the site s cartoon like the services and solutions offered are real and true.
Even more they are useful and helpful. So if you want to know how to defeat your diet villains, and how to avoid becoming like Sat Fat, who is consuming too much fat and cholesterol, Joe Stuft who is overeating, Al and Cole who are drinking too much alcohol or Junkster who is eating too much junk food. So visit My Diva Diet and learn how to lose weight and live a healthy life without drugs chemicals and fat.
Written by Susan Brown
Published November, 2009
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Book Review: My Diva Diet
BC Books - The Blog Critics Magazine
There is a place for "thinking outside the box," especially when writing a diet book and trying to stand out from the thousands of competitive diet books available to the hungry market of "tired-of-dieting dieters." Christine Lakatos wrote My Diva Diet, and is such a thinker. She wants to get our attention, and she does so by using Diet Villains and Superheroes throughout her book. We have Super Fit Diva, who highlights for us some very useful tips, and it's her presence throughout the book that ties everything together. Her sidekick, Paws, makes a presence as well, and summarizes the howto information for us.
Whether you like gimmicks or not, the purpose of any book is twofold - first, to get the attention of its readers, and second, to deliver an effective message. Lakatos got my attention, and delivered a very helpful Diet book. I liked it and will use it; I especially find the recipes in her books unique and enticing.
The book cover promises, "A Woman’s Last Diet Book." I suggest that it become one of your most valued resources on dieting, rather than your last diet book. This is because I know that all of us, who are "tired-of-dieting dieters, need a quick fix and are always looking for something "newer, quicker, and faster." However, this book is quite thorough and packed with a complete and proven fat loss "system." The reason I put quotes around the word, system, is because that is the key to this book. Anytime there is a system we can easily learn and follow, we have a much greater chance of success.
I am confident that you will enjoy and use the information in My Diva Diet. If you really want hope, be sure to take a look at the author’s bio. Christine Lakatos has over 25 years experience in helping people lose fat and improve health, and she is a beautiful, very fit, practice-what-you-preach woman. She has the credibility we want to see in an author of a Diet book.
Diva ... me?
Well, why not me, and for that matter... why not you, too?
Written by Alie James
Published March 02, 2009
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Health Bolt Book Review
There’s no getting around it - diet really is a four letter word. It’s a word that frequently conjours up feelings of frustration, impatience, disappointment, sadness, and even failure.
Which is probably why Christine Lakatos describes her book My Diva Diet as "A Woman’s Last Diet Book". It’s a turn of phrase that’s guaranteed to attract those who are looking for an answer to all their dieting woes.
And it’s very likely it might just do just that. A 413 page workbook, resource, and motivational guide, My Diva Diet got my attention from the get go with it’s innovative characters. There’s Ms Diva who highlights all useful tips and her sidekick Paws, who summarizes the how-to information. Superheroes and Diet Villains also make an appearance to emphasize who the true diet allies and enemies are. If you‘re starting to think this is all sounding juvenile and too TV cartoon-ish, trust me it‘s not. There is so much information packed into this book, that it could easily become the only diet book I’ll ever need.
The basic premise of the book rests on what Christine Lakatos calls the "five factors affecting body fat and health" - liquid consumption, quality and distribution of calories, quality and purity of calories, restrictive and unbalanced dieting, and exercise. Christine first explains in detail how each of these factors, individual and combined, can sabotage weight loss efforts. She then offers specific changes that can be made to help stop the sabotage.
But Christine doesn’t just focus on food and eating habits. It’s also about making positive lifestyle changes to ensure not short term success but lifelong success and improved health overall.
User-friendly and interactive, My Diva Diet offers quizzes, checklists, recipes, advice, and tips in a quirky way that will not only motivate but also entertain readers as they work on achieving their desired goals.
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March 17, 2009 by Liz Lewis
Filed under Book Reviews, Diets and Dieting, Food and Drink
Lakota 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.
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.
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Best Diet For Me
My Diva Diet (413 pp., $29) was developed by Christine Lakatos, an ACECertified
Fitness Trainer and former professional bodybuilder. Lakatos'experience in the fitness industry, andespecially her one-on-one experience with clients as a fitness trainer led her to develop the program. In her introduction to the program, she also incorporates an explanation of how her health philosophy for the program is rooted in her belief in Judeo-Christian principles. Designed for women, My Diva Diet illustrates the reasons why women gain body fat by using "fitness superheroes," Super Fit Diva and her dog, Paw, and a host of evil "diet villains," like "Tranny Granny", "Dr. Pill" "Mrs. Regret", "Vegg", and others, to illustrate who your true diet allies and enemies are. The author uses "Diva Quotes" to emphasize important principles, and food pyramids to provide nutritional guidelines for fat reduction and weight loss maintenance. The cute superheroes add an element of fun and help to motivate you as you work your way through the book.
Based on widely accepted, well-researched nutritional principles found in most of the well-respected, leading diet programs, the book does not offer the quick-fix solutions found in so-called "fad" diets. The emphasis is on attacking the root cause of excess weight and how to solve the problem on a long term basis. Emotional eating issues are given close attention. Lakatos emphasizes the importance of "clean eating" -- eliminating preservatives and artificial ingredients from your diet and instead choosing more natural, organic foods. The program consists of two phases: Phase One-Diva Reduction; and Phase Two-Diva Maintenance.
In My Diva Diet, Lakatos details five reasons why she believes women gain body fat, which she calls "The Five Factors Affecting Body Fat and Health. The book explains how each factor can sabotage your weight loss efforts and specific changes you can make to avoid common diet traps. The book also suggests how positive changes can be implemented into your lifestyle to ensure lifelong success and better health overall.
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
The book also refers to it's accompanying website, www.MyDivaDiet.com, which provides worksheets, links to product and information sources, and a host of other useful tools.
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Midwest Book Review
Still another diet book? Well "My Diva Diet: A Women's Last Diet Book " is a diet book unlike you have ever seen before! Author and Certified Fitness Trainer Christine Lakatos, with the assistance of contributing author Amber Garman, along with help a team of folks that includes Brian Anderson, Scott Martin, Angelica Lakatos, Nicole Stuiber, Michelle Ahearn, Dan Port, Sean Troeger, and H. David Segal, M.D., bring to women a ground-breaking diet plan specifically designed to promote health, nutrition, weight loss, and a healthy lifestyle. This user-friendly, interactive instruction guide offers a workbook format providing quizzes, checklists, recipes, advice and tips -- but most importantly a plan designed for women of all ages for successfully losing and keeping off unwanted weight. In this quirky fun style with animated "fitness superheroes" and "diet villains" readers will be motivated and entertained while learning to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Readers will also find a wealth of knowledge and resources to achieve their desired goal and can checkout www.MyDivaDiet.com
for information of follow up products due for release. "My Diva Diet" is confidently recommended for women of all ages and circumstances seeking to improve their physical health and well-being through diet and exercise.Read Official Review
Motivational Speaker, Author, Ocean Lover and Nutritional Life Coach
This is a great book about diet, supplements, portions, what are good foods to eat and why, exercise and general health. This very real “how to do it guide book and field manual” Is the last book you’ll ever need girls. If you want to make changes to your life but aren't sure where to start out, this is definitely the book for you. If you want a solid explanation why you should change, followed up with research, this book is for you. Christina has taken information about diet, exercise, foods, ineffective habits, and mental and physical health from many different sources, including her own personal experiences, and compiled it into this book. The book is easy to read and is also an excellent starting point for anyone interested in improving his or her quality of life.
I personally enjoyed the book and have recommended it to many of my female friends and clients. This book as something for everyone, especially the person looking for a starting point. If you are serious about making life style changes and want a solid explanation as to why you should or shouldn't change something in your life; get this book. The book is easy to read, but application of the topics will take time. Don't expect a magic band-aid. After all, this book it about life style changes and that takes time.
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Dr. Johnnie Ham, MD, OBGYN
My Diva Diet has finally arrived! This is THE book for anyone truly interested in a healthy lifestyle and is looking for the tools to make it happen. Christine is sharing her secrets here, in a simple, easy-to-read, and just-plain-fun workbook, that if you follow, will be guaranteed to produce results. As an OBGYN, I am often asked about diet and exercise, and how to sort thru the plethora of diet-fad books and systems. This is the book that finally I am recommending to my patients, because she has been able to address physiology, nutrition, and lifelong habits that will work for every woman. And men, these secrets apply to us as well!! If you really want to impact your health, and the kind of future you want for yourself, this book is a must-read!
Johnnie A. Ham, MD
Coastal Prestige Medical Services, Inc
Dr. Harold D. Segal, M.D.
The key to a healthy spine is good nutrition and exercise. MyDiva Diet presents an intelligent and
easy way to lose weight and get your health back.
I have found that many of spinal problems have
their origin in poor posture, poor eating habits, and
lack of proper body mechanics. My Diva Diet
addresses these issues in a cogent and reasonable
fashion. This book is in my waiting room and I highly
recommend it to my patients and anyone interested in
good health and fitness.
Dr. Harold D. Segal, M.D.