Category Archives: weight management

Fit Club Announcement

It’s official. We will be holding a fitness class every Wednesday at 4 pm in Lake County Florida. Contact me for details.

Our workouts are designed to get you moving and feeling good. Come for a jolt of endorphins and simple, healthy fun. Best of all, it’s FREE. From the makers of P90X®, INSANITY®, and TurboFire®.

Slim in 6 is our first scheduled workout on February 2nd and we will be giving out free samples of Shakeology.

Hope to see you there!


Top 4 Recommendations for Successful Weight Loss

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The National Weight Control Registry is a group of people who have lost an average of 60 pounds and kept it off for more than 5 years.  Here are their recommendations for success:

  1. Eat breakfast every day.  High fiber cereal is a popular choice.
  2. Follow a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan and consume half of the calories from fruit, vegetables, grains and low-fat milk.
  3. Be active for 60 minutes each day.  Walking is a popular activity.
  4. Keep track of your weight, food choices and activity.  Personally, I would recommend to track your progress and success.    Contact me and let me know how it’s helping you.

Have you been successful on your weight loss journey?  What would you add to the list above?  Leave a comment below so others can gain valuable knowledge from your success.

Kathy Smiths Project:YOU! Type 2

As a CDE, I’m very pleased to offer a diet and fitness program developed in conjunction with doctors, certified diabetes educators, and the American Diabetes Association for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Contact me or leave a comment for more info.

Slim in 6 – Day 8

Just finished day 8 of Slim in 6 and I love it.  I just pop in the DVD and I’m doing my body good.  I’ll do one more week of Start It Up! and then I’ll begin Ramp It Up!  And then on to Burn It Up!

As I said previously, I’m looking to tone my abs.  The Slim & 6-Pack that is included in the program is doing just that.  It’s only 15 minutes, so it’s very doable.  I’m feeling great!  There is also nutrition guidelines that go along with the workout.  Plan 1, 2 and 3.  Plan 1 gets my stamp of approval.  It’s 1200 calories, 120 grams of carb, 90 grams of protein and 40 grams of fat.  Which is 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% fat.  If you’re an MyFitnessPal member you can easily keep track using your food journal.  Another meal plan that caught my attention was Michi’s Ladder and I highly recommend using it.  Focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 and you will be eating clean foods that properly fuel your body.

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Keep it healthy,

Diana Young, RD, LD/N, CDE

Before Slim in 6

I’m 51 years young with 52 fast approaching on October 7th.   My Body Mass Index is 24 which is considered normal.

I’m very comfortable in my own skin but I’ve let my abs go.  So, I’ve decided to begin Slim in 6 for the next 6 weeks.  I plan to keep a journal of my progress.   Anyone else up for the challenge?  If so, leave a comment and we’ll do this together.   I became a Beachbody coach because I was impressed with my friend Jenn’s transformation:

Doesn’t Jenn look fabulous?  You can keep up with Jenn here.

I’ve also created a Slim in 6 group to keep things rolling.

So here goes:

Weight: 133


Chest   40

Waist  30

Hips  37

R Upper Thigh  19

R Arm  10.5

I’m ok with losing about 10 pounds but I don’t want to lose any more than that.   A few weeks after I delivered my daughter, I weighed 110 and my family complained fiercely that I was too thin.  I do have a large frame size and therefore I looked “bony”.   Let’s see how it goes.  One day at a time and I can adjust my eating habits as the days go by.

So, who’s with me?  Leave a comment.

Update:  Body Mass Index:  21

Weight: 113


Chest   37

Waist  27

Hips  36

R Upper Thigh  17

R Arm  9.5

Well, I lost more weight than I had planned.  Not going to complain.

Do you have an update you would like to share?  Leave a comment below ↓


Motivate Me


Motivation is simply the motive or reason for engaging in a particular behavior and it is usually tied to how we are feeling at the moment.

“Motivation” should be about what you choose, not how you feel.

So if you feel like exercising, you are motivated, and if you don’t feel like exercising, you aren’t.  If you feel like planning a weekly menu you are motivated and if you don’t feel like planning, you aren’t motivated.

So, let’s change our definition of motivation.

Motivation is . . . . . making a choice . . . . . to take action . . . . . for a result . . . . . whether we feel like it or not.

Let’s talk about this for a moment.

1. Making a Choice.

Everything is a choice.   Choice = Results.   Good Choices = Good Results.  Bad Choices = Bad Results.   From the time you are born, until the time you die, you will literally make hundreds and hundreds of choices.   Every choice has a result.

2. To Take Action

Once we make a choice for a result, the mind automatically goes into the mode of:  “What action do I need to make in order to achieve the result?”  This is how we develop our action plan for choosing and accomplishing results in our lives.   If you don’t know what action to take to achieve your result, you mind will go into the mode:  “Where do I go to learn what to do to accomplish this result?”

The reason we take action is for the result.

3. For a Result

What results do you choose for your health, your body, and your eating habits?  Write them down.  I’ll wait.  It is important that you develop a “result-driven” mindset.

4. Whether You Feel Like It or Not.

When you make a choice to take action for a result, then how you feel does not enter into the equation.  How many times do you do what you do, when you do not feel like it?  If you have children, how many times do you get up in the middle of the night to take care of your child when you did not feel like it? – You were motivated.   If you have a husband, how many times have you made him dinner after working all day at your job when you did not feel like it?  – You were motivated.

We are “Motivated” when we make a choice to take action for a result whether we feel like it or not.   Motivation is not about “feeling”,  it is simply about “choosing”.   We can have a motivated day every day we choose to.   Should we choose to have a “laid-back” day, that is great . . . that is a choice as well.

Successful people follow through whether they feel like it or not.

What results do you want?

  • write them down
  • set a realistic deadline
  • list 5 compelling reasons why you MUST achieve this result
  • Do it now

If you’d like to share your results and reasons in the comment section, I’d love to hear them.

inspiration:  Dr. Zonnya, America’s First Lady of Motivation

Popular Diet and Lifestyle Books Reviewed by Registered Dietitians

Diet books routinely top the best-seller lists, and new diet plans come out every day.

American Dietetic Association members have reviewed nearly a hundred books covering topics like diet, food and nutrition, health concerns, weight loss and more. The reviews have been categorized by the title of the book.

Each review highlights the claims made in the book, provides a synopsis of the diet plan or program, describes the nutritional pros and cons, and provides a “bottom line” summary from a food and nutrition expert: a registered dietitian!

Before you start any “diet” check to see if a registered dietitian has reviewed that particular diet plan by clicking on the link below.

Popular Diet and Lifestyle Books Reviewed by Food and Nutrition Experts: Members of the American Dietetic Association.