Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Good Morning!

Agh, yes! A beautiful morning it is! In order to be strong and confident, our mental health comes first! I want you to tell yourself that you are going to have a good day today! If we think that we are going to, then we just might. My main point is that we are our own best friend and best motivator. Having a good relationship with ourselves and our bodies is the most special thing there is! Look down at the area that is bothering you (and with optimism!) say thank you thighs, you carry me to class every day and allow me to get my education! Or thank you hips, without you, I would not have been able to have my beautiful children! 
You see, life is great and it's needs to begin today! No more of the negative, when I'm thinner my life will begin! Today is a great day, and don't waste it. Life is short and fleeting!
Be your best mantra!

Here's some tips to healthy dieting. These babies MUST be followed to be successful:

1. (The most important!)-Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night!
"Earlier to bed, early to rise. That makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise!" (*Compliments of my wonderful mother!)
2. Drink as much water as you can! 
When dieting try to aim for your body weight in ounces! 155.8 for me! (haha)
3. Eat breakfast.
For instance, I feel uneasy in the morning and don't like to. Because I'm just getting into this, I ate a nice clean light breakfast! 1/2 an orange, 1/2 an apple, and a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal with cinnamon. Mmm!
4. Exercise!
If you feel like you are not in-shape enough or that it may pain you, then go for a twenty minute walk. Keep upping the amount! Go twice a day! You need endorphins! They are your bodies natural drug! 
5. Keep a food diary! 
Make sure that you see the bad patterns, so you can fix them. Eat a bigger dinner or have a glass of milk or late night salad, if you are staying up late to do work in order to nix late night snacking and bingeing!
6. Plan Ahead!
Try to plan out what you are going to eat. Aim for 5 to 6 small meals a day or 3 meals and 2 snacks. Stick to healthy foods and make sure you are getting a range of carbs, fats, and protein. If you are a vegetarian, like me, then you must make sure you are following a vegetarian food pyramid. Planning is a sure-fire way to not mess up. If you are going out to eat look up the calories, fat, and carbs online or call ahead and ask what's healthy on the menu or what can be adjusted for you. 
7. Supplements!
When we diet, we may be falling short of some of our must-have nutrients. In order to 
make sure that we are getting everything we need take a multi vitamin. If you are a woman take
a calcium supplement. It's important to fight osteoporosis and other diseases that hit women!

XOXO Diet Diva!


  1. That's what I'm talking about. This is much better attitude. I understand your need to "get mad and start" but just remember don't be mad at yourself:) I'm doing my 3 months summer preparation..detox and excercise so I'll keep you company on your way to success :)

  2. Thanks so much!
    This will be a fun journey with friends of DDF like you!

  3. Also, people should really eat smaller portions of food but every 2 hours. This will keep your metabolism up and active, helping you lose weight.

  4. Yes, this is why i think dieters should really aim for the 5-6 small meals plan.
    1. It helps you learn to sit down and only eat a small portion.
    2. You get to eat often which keeps your blood-sugar levels at sane points.
    3. Who doesn't like to eat every few hours! BETTER YET, who doesn't?! (hahah)