We interviewed one of our favorite mommy bloggers and one of the prettiest faces on the local blogosphere, Miss Jackie Go of Gojackiego.com!
Long-time Diet Diva client now a Lean Machine advocate, we asked Jackie what inspired her to live the healthy lifestyle.
What inspired you to start eating healthy? Motivates you?
– My family motivated me. I’ve always been a foodie and have developed bad eating habits. Junk food, sweets and processed food are what make up my pantry. That was before I had kids… My kids have inspired me to eat healthier. I have to set a good example & be a role model from them. I mean, how can I let them eat veggies & fruits when I myself am challenged to do so di ba?
What are your health goals for the year?
-My health goals for the year is to prepare more healthy meals for my family.
What’s your advice to people who want to get into fitness/lose weight?
Just do it. There’s no better time to start your fitness journey than to do it today. Now na! Don’t wait for new year or a reason why you should start eating healthy or start working out. Would you rather do it when you’re diagnosed with a life long disease (say hypertension or diabetes?!). Would you rather start an active lifestyle just because your doctor advised you to get moving else your bones will deteriorate faster? Don’t be scared to start. Starting doesn’t mean doing everything perfectly the first time. It simply means you’re willing to take the journey and see the progress that comes with it. Just do it for yourself or your loved ones, not for any other reason. While you’re at it, don’t forget to have fun.
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I started this year with over 35% body fat, and a fitness goal in mind. There were so many days I wanted to give up, stop working out, or just eat an entire bucket of chicken and chase it down with donuts. But I didn’t, I worked my ass off, literally, and am now ending the year with fitness goals surpassed and new goals for 2015. The photo chronicles my struggles with weight over the past few years, and I’ve been struggling to post it as I felt a bit shy but ultimately decided on sharing this because however shy I am, I am still very proud of what I have achieved, and hoping it inspires someone out there to make a change and challenge themselves in the coming year. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2015.
We had a chat with one of our most loyal clients, Annab Monzon on why she decided to start living healthy and eating good with Diet Diva.
1. What inspired you to start eating healthy? Motivates you?
I decided to start eating healthy and to be more fit after a really difficult time in my life. During that time i was eating my feelings and completely let go of myself. Coupled with a lifestyle that wasn’t very healthy—it really took its toll on my, emotionally and physically. I couldn’t even climb up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. What motivated me to get my health and fitness in order is how that phase in my life made me feel—I decided I can’t let myself feel that low or lose confidence again.
2. What are your health goals for the year?
My health goals really are just to stay fit, eat healthy (but indulge once in a while) and to keep moving.
3. What’s your advice to people who want to get into fitness/lose weight?
My advice, do it. It’s usually the first step that’s the hardest. when you commit yourself to something, push yourself (and maybe with the help of work out friends) to make every decision you make help you meet that goal. It will always be a challenge—and that’s why it’s worth it, because it will make you feel better regardless.
Happy New Year, Divas! It’s time to start the year off with a bang, shed the few pounds gained during the holidays, and get ready to hit the sun and sand this beach season. That’s why GNC Total Lean and Diet Diva have partnered up to help jump start the New Year with the healthy way to shed those pounds.
You may find a delicious treat with your prepacked meals – GNC Total Lean – Lean Shake 25! It’s a meal replacement that’s designed to satisfy your hunger. As the name suggests, Lean Shake 25 contains 25 grams of high quality protein — higher than most meal replacement drinks out in the market today. It also contains 8 grams of fiber plus 24 vitamins and minerals, which all work in tandem to give you a balanced blend to make you feel fuller for longer, supports lean muscle tone, and keeps your metabolism healthy and in check. Lean Shake 25 comes in delicious Natural Chocolate and French Vanilla flavors to indulge your sweet tooth as well.
Preparing your Lean Shake is easy! All you need is mix the contents of the sachet with 8 fluid ounces of cold water and –Voila! – You’ve got yourself a delicious, healthy pairing to your Diet Diva menu to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
GNC Total Lean – Lean Shake 25 is not just for the sporty gals either. It is specially designed to meet the nutritional needs of a diva such as yourself in just 200 calories per serving. It is available in all GNC branches in the country. While you’re there, you can check out other amazing products from their Total Lean line too!
Habang may buhay, may pag-asa. Oct 14, days before I started to eat healthy— When I started my journey with @dietdivaph, I changed my lifestyle and perspective in food, just like my earlier years when I was so conscious and very active. Coming from 730 days of cheating ( meals) I now got back to my healthier and calorie- conscious self. Ü at my age, you know I cant just binge anymore taking in as many as I want like a teenager, coz its harder than what you think! With purely taking in @dietdivaph for 5 days and cheatday weekends, this is how I look now. Combined with physical activity and proper exercise, getting back to shape is a lot easier. I should start it really soon for more better results. Let us always remember that apart from the exercises we do, bigger chances of weight loss comes from what you really take in! Thank you @dietdivaph! And cheers to more and more healthy meals. God bless your heart and your generosity Nov 3 is taken a week ago during a show. Ü
I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten rice in the month of June, and I’ve never been a fan of bread, so I’ve managed to avoid that, as well. The only sugar I’ve allowed myself is alcohol; otherwise, I’ve only been drinking water. That, and working out with my brother’s very kind, very supportive, and rather unforgiving (haha!) personal trainer, have really helped me drop some weight in the past few weeks. But the thing about me is that when I commit to something that targets my self-loathing (and God, have I always hated my body — it’s unbelievably hard to not look like the standard of beauty that you’re bombarded with when you work in this industry, and I am definitely not the standard — but that’s a blog post for another time), I tend to overdo it. Even I have to admit that I’ve been under-eating, and it’s not healthy. (Can my friends stop assuming the worst now, please?) So I’m really excited to be trying @dietdivaph this week. I’m hoping this helps me develop healthier habits, develop a healthier view of myself, and just help me get healthier, period. Thank you, Diet Diva!
What’s the first thing that comes into your mind whenever you hear the word “diet”? Because this we’re sure— it’s definitely not “eating healthy.” On the contrary, most girls feel that going on a diet means not eating at all. For some reason, we have this twisted ideology about losing weight, but we’ll save you the trouble of going through the phase of chewing and spitting by breaking the news to you now: This is not how a healthy diet works.
Not so long ago, Saab Magalona walked down the aisle looking immaculate in a pink Sassa Jimenezfrock. Now, we already told you all there is to know about her punk inspired wedding dress, but what you guys probably don’t know yet is how she slimmed down in order to achieve that perfect fit. And nope, she didn’t starve herself to death.
So, how exactly did Saab manage to shed off those pounds before her wedding day?
Here’s her answer: A balanced diet.
While regularly working out and keeping herself committed to her fitness goals, Saab also sought help from Diet Diva, a 1200-calorie diet delivery service. Lucky for you, we had a chance to chat with its owner, Kakki Teodoro, and she shared with us how our most recent celebrity bride paved her way to a slimmer body a few weeks before her wedding day. Want to know Saab’s secret? Read on and find out.
You’ve been preparing meals for Saab Magalona. Can you tell us more about her fitness goals and what she wanted to achieve in particular?
Saab has been a Diet Diva client since 2014. She basically just wanted a simpler yet effective way of eating healthy and losing weight. After the engagement, Saab then shared with us that she wanted to lose more weight and to look great in her wedding dress while maintaining the same energy level she needs for her busy days.
Knowing her fitness goals, how did you make it happen for Saab? Tell us about the diet she was into.
Saab subscribed to our bestselling 1200 calories-a-day program called “Active Diva” which focuses on calorie-counting and portion control. This is what Diet Diva pioneered in 2012, changing the dynamic of diet delivery services in the country. With Diet Diva, Saab was able to enjoy delicious food, and without realizing it, she started losing weight week after week.
How were her meals “tailor-made” for her?
Two months before the wedding, we started minimizing her rice portion, and it was cut to half. We increased fiber in her diet as well. Her then fianceé, now husband Jim Bacarro, joined as well and we delivered Diet Diva meals to him, too. A month before the wedding, we completely replaced rice with healthier carbs like boiled plantains and sweet potatoes. This way, since Saab is carb-sensitive, there are no energy dips! Two weeks before the wedding, we reduced her calorie intake from 1200 to 1000, and kept meals nutritious and delicious so she could maintain that healthy happy glow for the big day.
Her food posts on Instagram looked so good we almost couldn’t believe she was on a diet! Did she mention her favorites?
Her favorites include Breaded Fish Fillet on Sweet & Sour Sauce over Brown Rice or Sweet Potatoes, Lean Beef Caldereta, Pork Tenderloin, Thai chicken with Basil leaves with Organic Red Mountain Rice, Bangus Fish Fillet, Pork Tapa Breakfast, & Tuna Teriyaki with Potato Marbles.
If you want to try out Saab’s diet, click here.
Photos from @saabmagalona on Instagram
Article Source: http://www.stylebible.ph/beauty/beauty-report/how-saab-magalona-slimmed-down-for-her-wedding/
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) went behind the scenes for Heart Evangelista’s August 2013 cover shoot for Women’s Health magazine at Planaforma in Eton Centris, Quezon City.
To maintain her calorie count, Heart orders food from Diet Diva and also exercises.
Heart said, “It’s 1.9 a week and cheap na yun compared to the other ones na seven thousand or eight thousand a week, and if I have time I jog, Planaforma…”
Read more at http://www.pep.ph/photos/3945/heart-evangelista-shows-off-toned-abs-for-women39s-health-august-2013