Your body is your temple and should be treated as such. Health is one of the most important parts of life. One can have all the money they desire but if their health is not in order, their quality of life suffers.
Many people are afraid of the “the D word”, diet, but a diet is just the eating habits of a person. There are no quick fixes when it comes to health and fitness. Due to fad diets and societal pressure, the general population has a difficult relationship with food. Often people tend to be on the extremes of the scale. The either live or eat or eat to live and some occasions, not at all.
This diet aims to create psychological and physical well-being. The Your Devine Destinee Diet was created by Destinee Devina. Destinee has been an athlete her entire life until she fell ill in her early adulthood. Since then she has been trying to develop a healthy relationship with food and her body using her knowledge in personal training, nutrition, and psychology. The diet is anecdotal and the users should seek a consultation with their physician.
Like every diet, there are rules. This diet only has three rules which Destinee Devina used to help her become at peace with her mind and belly. The three rules are: focus on one’s daily macro nutrients, follow the three phases, and exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
Calorie counting is a usual way that people are told to lose weight. While this is a way that one can track the amount of energy that is potentially consumed, try counting the nutrients in your food. Macro nutrients are the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in one’s diet. For this diet it is more important to count the macros instead of the calories. This is not saying that calories are unimportant but think of this way, the body would process 1,000 calories of Oreos than it would 1,000 calories of fresh fruit and veggies.
The three phases of the Your Devine Destinee Diet are pretty simple. Again, these were used because they worked for the creator of the diet. The first phase is the juice and smoothie feast, the second phase is the fully raw feast, the third phase is the 50% raw and 50% cooked diet. The phases repeat themselves. For example, if one were to start this diet in January then phase one would start on this month.
It goes as follows;
January – Smoothie and Juice Feast
February – Fully Raw Feast
March – 50% Raw and 50% Cooked Feast
Then repeat the cycle as necessary. Cheat days are allowed twice a week. It might seem odd that a diet allows cheat days but it is actually normal to have these days in the fitness community. When you are allowed to have days off from your diet, you tend to stick to the diet better. On the cheat days it doesn’t mean you should go out and eat a cheese burger from a fast food place but make a healthier option to your cravings. Unless you are cutting weight or bulking up for a sport, which if that is the case this is not for you, there is no reason to be so strict on your diet.
Lastly, exercising is important. Start out with at least 30 minutes a day then add on to the time when you see fit. Make sure you give your body enough rest. You do not want to over work yourself or over train yourself. Make sure you are taking in enough nutrients each day to accompany your exercising.