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Your Diet Starts Tomorrow

Get Ready to Diet

Today I’m going to talk about transitioning from the 2-Weeks Quick Results Diet to the Round Diet. If you have The Round Diet book, read Round 7.

If you are Coming from the 2-Week Quick Results Diet

Ease into eating any fruits — start with blueberries or unsweetened applesauce.

Drink lots of water and go for a walk in the morning and do some other form of exercise at home (see videos below).

Go food shopping on a day like a Sunday so you have all the ingredients and baggies or containers for snacks and lunches on the go.

All Round Dieters — Prepare food in bulk on a Sunday

Broil or bake a bunch of chicken, chop cabbages and lettuces, mix them, and then store the mixture in a container in the fridge for salads during the week — like a chicken salad. Make snacks ahead of time and store in baggies or small containers. If you are doing this with your daughter, a friend or just by yourself, have fun making containers full of ready-to-eat or heat food. Feel very organized and proud of yourself for eating healthy and taking care of yourself.

It’s time to get prepared and choose what you will eat for the week. You get to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks every day! If you want to get the complete effect of Round eating, you should read my book. If not, you can probably find the same information somewhere on my blog.

On this blog you can also find a free day-by-day 28-Day Round Diet, where you will find links to each day. I’ll show you what to eat and other habits to change so that you can be a more well-Rounded eater.



Eat 3 snacks a day

Choose snacks for each day from the below list. You will eat these between meals.

1 apple or banana or peach or orange, or
1/3 cup blueberries or 1/3 mango or ¼ cantaloupe or 1/3 cup berries or 15 grapes, or
12 almonds or 6 walnuts or 8 olives or 1 hard-boiled egg, or
Handful of mixed vegetables, like celery, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers, green beans, cucumbers, or mushrooms, or
1 ounce dark chocolate, 6 raspberries, 1 pecan and 1 glass of water followed by a candlelit bubble bath — a most relaxing way to eat dessert, or
1 glass of white wine or a white wine spritzer (white wine and plain soda on the rocks with a squeeze of lime)

Those of you just coming of the 2-Week Quick Results Diet might be looking forward to a glass of wine, but remember that 1/2 a glass might be plenty at first. If you do decide to drink a glass of wine, it can be you last snack of the evening. You can drink red or white wine, along with a white wine spritzer. Save the hard liquor to very special occasions, and not while you are on the Round Diet — you will be in healthy eating maintenance mode soon enough.


Choose one Round meal

1/2 cup oatmeal with 2 chopped walnuts and 10 raisins, or
2 poached or boiled eggs with 2 slices tomato, or
2 egg omelet with 1 ounce lean beef or ham, or
2 ounces tofu with 1/2 cup snow peas, or
1/2 slice whole grain toast with 1/4 avocado and a squeeze of lemon


Choose one Round meal

Spinach salad with 1/4 avocado, 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 tomato, or
Chicken salad with celery, cucumber, 1/2 shot glass sliced almonds, or
Dark lettuce salad with crumbled egg, 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 tomato, or
Light lettuce salad with 3 ounces tuna, celery, 1 tablespoon red onions, 1/2 tomato

Add lettuce, cabbage, radicchio, spinach, greens, celery, chives, and sprouts to any meal. Chop it up ahead-of-time and store the mixture for salads later in the week. make a bed of salad on a plate, add fish or chicken, and top with diced fruit and a sprinkle of fresh herbs like cilantro.


Choose one Round meal

3 ounces salmon with 1 cup sliced asparagus spears and any leafy greens, or
3 ounces lean beef with 1 cup green beans and any leafy greens, or
3 ounces halibut with 1 cup broccoli and any leafy greens, or
3 ounces chicken with 1 cup cauliflower and any leafy greens, or
3 ounces lean pork with1 artichoke and any leafy greens, or
3 ounces tofu with 1 cup of bok choy and a handful of snow peas

Add lettuce, cabbage, radicchio, spinach, greens, celery, chives, and sprouts to any meal.
Add 1 or 2 shot glasses of brown rice to any meal.
Try hot sauce, mustard or salsa for spice.

Good luck! Until next time!


Round Foods at Whole Foods for Kids

Serving Round Food at Whole Foods

A few weeks ago I prepared Round food for Whole Food grocery shoppers. People stopped by to taste my Radicchiolously Tasty Salad topped with my All A-Round Salad Dressing. It went so well that I will be appearing on January 3rd, 2010, at the Capitola Whole Foods, where I will be serving Round foods to kids.

A Mystery

It is a mystery what kid-friendly foods I will serve, but you can be assured that they will be Round, delicious, healthy and snack-like.

Drop by with your kids to watch, ask questions, or just to taste a Round snack.

Place: Capitola Whole Foods, 1710 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010
Day: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
Time: 11:00 to 1:00 PM

Books will be available to purchase and get signed.


Mother Daughter Dinner Recipes

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Hi Everyone! Tonight my daughter and I made dinner together and shared it on my new roundlady YouTube channel. We made Citrus Salmon, potatoes circles, stuffed mushrooms, a Round Salad with All a’Round Salad Dressing and a Round and fresh … Continue reading

What’s on the Plate

Very Round Indeed

This dish starts with a bed of shredded Napa cabbage, topped with small curvy shrimp and drizzled with light dressing.

On the side is have a sweet potato, 3 figs, 1 sand dab, and a slice of lemon for some citrus.

Simply prepare these items separately, exchanging the figs for a another fruit, the shrimp and fish for other fish or no fish at all, brown rice instead of the sweet potato, and any shredded cabbage or lettuces you prefer.

Whatever you choose, you will be sure to create a healthy and well-Rounded meal or meals.

Day 25 – The Round 28-Day Diet

MONA_ON_A_ROLLToday is all about Roundercising.

By now you should be exercising regularly. If you not, you are only getting half the job done.

Many people  tell me that they run out of energy or time and therefore cannot workout.

So let’s get energized and figure out a way to motivate you so you can not just shrink your body, but reshape it.

Energize Yourself

Shoot for 30 minutes of  walking, five days a week.

Snack on nuts
Nuts are full of protein and sugar-free , and the protein in nuts digests slowly for lasting energy.

Eat a banana
Bananas are full of potassium, a mineral that is key to converting blood sugar into energy.01_banana_whole_sliced

Drink Green tea
Green tea contains caffeine (an energizer) and theanine (makes you feel calmer) — all while keeping your mind clear.

Go for a hike
Appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty, and while you do you will also be relieving stress that can be an energy zapper. Even studies suggest that people in offices who have views of nature have fewer stress-related symptoms.

MONA_WHINERS_NOT_ALLOWEDStay away from whiners
Avoid people, even friends, who call, text, email or whatnot — on a daily basis — just to whine and complain. They will ear you down and wear you out and you will have nothing left for yourself. You can give these whiners 5 minutes, and let them know ahead of time — and then keep to your 5-minute word and go about your own day.

Take a nap
According to a Harvard study,  a 30-minute midday nap prevents energy from getting further depleted, while an hour-long nap actually boosts energy and performance.

Roundercising Gym Alternatives that will make you feel like a child again


MONA_SKATINGRoller-skating is on par with jogging when it comes to calorie burning and leg strengthening, but has much less impact on your knees and ankles.

This is also a great exercise for the entire family. And I don’t need to tell you how important it is to get your kids moving so they do not become one of the many kids today that are fatter than they need to be. So take the kids to a nearby rink and enjoy yourselves!

Hula-hooping is a superb way to slim down your mid-section while improving your posture and balance. Good posture helps you stand up straighter so that you look and feel proud of yourself.

Bouncing on a mini-trampoline like a playful child. It’s great for your back, your lymphatic system,  and you can watch television while you jump and bounce.

Bouldering is a great cardio and strength builder, gets your blood pumping, and engages just about every muscle in your body! It will do wonders for your arms and legs , and the challenge of this sport is great for you self-esteem.REBOUNDER

Pole Dancing
Pole dancing or striptease pole dancing is a big hit with celebrities like Kate Hudson and Teri Hatcher.This sexy Roundercise (twirling in a circular spiral around a pole) are low-intensity cardio workouts that can help you let go of inhibitions while toning your upper body and stomach.

Working out at home

If you cannot get to the gym, no problem — it does not have to get in the way of your fitness. Here are some great ways to get into shape at home.

Do 50 squats, 50 push-ups, 50 crunches and 50 lunges.

Run Stairs
Run up and down flights of stairs for 20 minutes.

Start by standing, then drop to a squat, jump out and do one push-up, jump your legs back in, and explode up, clapping your hands above you as you do a jumping jack. now repeat for 25 burpees.

Jump Rope
If you are short on time and want an intense and quick workout, get our a jump rope and jump for 5 to 12 minutes..

Follow Workout DVDs
There is a plethora of workout DVDs that you can do at home that don’t require any equipment, and if you are a true Freegan, then check out the many YouTube demonstrations.

COW_RIDINGBlowing off Exercise

Exercise is essential for building muscle and bone, burning fat, letting you sleep, keeping you young and sexy, giving you energy, and all those good things you want for yourself.

Remember not to give in to your own library of excuses, and know that once you instill a habit of Roundercising that you find it much easier to make it a part of your life..

Becoming Fully Roundercised

It is important that you do all the different types of Roundercises to be well-Rounded and healthy inside and out. By this I mean that you need to do all these:

  • Stretching Roundercises that make your body more limber, create healthier joints and prevent injuries.
  • Sweaty Aerobic Roundercises that give you youthful endurance by strengthening your heart and lungs.
  • Shaping Roundercises that add curves, strength & shape to your body, while also making your bones denser.
  • Spiritual Roundercises that help you become a sensuous whole person with a balanced body and mind.
  • Sleeping Roundercises that rest your body and mind, and help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

See what these Roundercises are all about.

Great Pre-Workout SnacksSNACK_WORKOUTS

Here are some Round snacks that will digest quickly and prepare your body to really work.

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup sliced mango
  • 50 seedless Raisins
  • 1 cup whole grain cereal
  • 1 plain mini bagel
  • 6 oz. of low-sodium vegetable juice

TIP_SNOPEIf you can’t find 30 minutes a day to Roundercise, then you might not be able to fit into smaller jeans. And it is not all about losing inches off your body, it’s about living a more active lifestyle and eating healthy so you can live a long and happy life.

So dig deep and fit Roundercising into your day — and your life.


One day a week

For one meal, you can eat out, or eat something not on the diet, but keep portions in control. This will allow you to feel less deprived, along with letting you see just how unRound some of the foods you crave might be. This is of course an optional part of the diet and you don’t have to veer off by eating less Round food. Your own personal choice as is everything in life!

If you want to just eat healthy rather than lose pounds, you can eat the same foods as on the Round Holiday Diet, but increase your portions. If you choose this route, keep in mind that most of time you will be eating foods that either naturally grow  in a Round shape on a tree, a vine or in the ground or can be sliced into circles from their natural Round shape, like a banana or cucumber. This is also key to keeping your new body so that you can always wear your smaller jeans.

Tonight’s Homework

As we move to the end of these 28-days, continue to to impress these Round habits into every cell of your body:

  • Be prepared
  • Recognize Round foods
  • Choose your Round meals
  • Choose Round recipes
  • Always make a shopping list
  • Shop for Round food in a circle
  • Prepare Round food ahead of time
  • Portion and prettily plate Round food
  • Eat Round food
  • Follow a Balanced Roundercise Routine
  • Visualize my smaller butt and happy self
  • Affirm Yourself
  • Write in Your Diary
  • Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime
  • Take Time to Relax
  • Measure myself
  • Get 8 hours sleep
  • Get a Diet Buddy or I have the inner strength to diet by myself
  • Fit laughter into my day
  • Stand beside the Round Diet No No’s
  • Enjoy my new Round eating and living habits