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My Diva Diet: A Woman's Last Diet Book Paperback – August 19, 2008
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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!
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There's certainly nothing wrong attempting to infuse a bit of fun into a not-so-fun topic. There's a line, however, and My Diva Diet not only crosses it, it wantonly flings itself into bad comic strip hell. Ms. Diva (I'm assuming modeled after the author) and her kitten-turned-panther "Paw" have joined forces to combat those ghastly diet villains who have been assigned assorted sobriquets that can border on the bizarre. Each also is accompanied by a rather unflattering cartoon character.
"Al" and his sister, "Cole": Drinking too much (you guessed it!) alcohol.
"Joe Stufft" is our overeating villain.
"Sat Fat" takes in too much saturated fat.
"Tranny Granny" (I have to admit, this one made me do a double take along with extracting a chuckle) whose crime is eating too much trans fats.
But, then it is obvious that coming up with a moniker for a many diet villains was a challenge when "Girlie Die and her poodle It" represents excessive dieting and eating disorders.
(Ladies and Gentlemen, the sound you hear is the scraping of the bottom of the barrel.)
Whew! Got THAT out of my system. Let us now move on to the good which is contained within the pages of this rather voluminous book. The focus is on good nutrition. If you are looking for the miracle and quick fix, you won't find it here. The author emphasizes lifestyle and making healthful eating a permanent and NORMAL fixture in one's life. It's the usual diet book stuff: drink lots of water, limit or eliminate, salt, alcohol, sugar, and fat, intake. She does recommend shopping at health food stores and eating organic which could be a problem for those that don't have access to such where they live.
She doesn't get preachy though she does sprinkle a bit of her religious philosophy (Conservative Christian, easily found using Google) throughout the book. As someone who is not religious, it does not distract from the intent of the book. And, believe me, if it was distracting, I would make sure anyone reading this review knew it!
She does have a beginning diet plan to help take off the pounds and eventually allows "cheats". There are recipes and suggestions. Ms. Diva and Paw pop up throughout the pages ala The "dummies" books offering advice along the way. I did find a glaring error though. On page 313 the author claims that one slice of bacon has 21 grams of fat. What brand is that and what SIZE? I couldn't find one with more than eight on the well-known national brands.
Another problem this book has is because it is self-published it has no INDEX. So, if one wants to go directly to a specific subject, you're outta luck. So, make sure when reading this, you mark information you will want to refer back to since using the index is not an option.
Bottom line: If you can get beyond the ridiculous format, this is a useful book dedicated to healthful living. Follow it, and you will lose weight and make a positive change to your health and that is what really matters. Overall, I give it a 3.5 stars.
Very useful book with helpful info and plans.