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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

Day 20 – The Round 28-Day Diet


There’s just one week left on this 28-day Round Holiday Diet. You might be wondering if you are truly eating the Round way, and you might even be wondering what you will do once these 28-days are over — not to worry — you can lose more or maintain — stay tuned!

COW_NOTENow is a good time to get out smaller jeans, and to realize that you are the master of your fat cells — you can shrink them — knowing that smaller fat cells equal a smaller you.

Round Holiday Diet in a Nutshell

Let’s take a look at the Round Holiday Diet in a nutshell so you can make sure you are following it to a Tee!

STEP 1: Be Prepared

Before stepping into the world of Round dieting you will need:


STEP 2: Recognize Round Foods

Super, Sliced and Animal Round foods like these are healthy Round foods that you should eat most of the time, dieting or not. For Round food description details, see Mother Nature’s Round Food Code.

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These Shaped and Special Round foods are less healthy and should only be eaten on special occasions.

istockpizza istockcookieTwo Bagels

STEP 3: Choose your Round meals

Choose a breakfast from the Round Diet Diner menu below. Then do the same for lunch, dinner and 3 snacks a day. You can make choosing simpler by picking meals you would like to eat more than once this week. that way you can cook food ahead of time and store it for eating later in the week.

COW_TIPEat 3 small Round meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 3 small Round snacks each day. Space meals, evenly apart, which often turns out to every 2 to 3 hours.

Copyright © 2009 Diana Kaaha

STEP 4: Choose Recipes

Once you pick your menus, choose how you want to cook them. Recipes are everywhere, and many are free, like these Freegan (free) recipes.


STEP 5: Make a shopping list

Make a shopping list that includes all the ingredients you’ll need for 1 to 3 days – 3 meals and 3 snacks for each day. Also use the chart below as a guide for the kinds of foods you can eat on any Round diet, whether you want to Round down, shape up or just be as healthy as you can be.


STEP 6: Go Round food shopping

With your list, go food shopping. Notice that the Round food is displayed around the edges of the grocery store. The center isles, also known as the creamy nougat of unhealthiness, are places to avoid, except to gather Round flavorings like spices, along with whole grains, nuts, olives, beans, and oils.

COW_TIPBuy, in bulk, all the ingredients for your favorite menu choices so you can make all your meals and snacks for the week. Once home with your Round Diet shopping haul, unpack your food and appreciate its natural beauty and Roundness. You can show off Round food, like apples and lemons, y putting then in bowls to brighten up your kitchen or dining room table.


STEP 7: Prepare Round food

COW_TIPPick a Sunday or another day to cook as much as you can, then store meals and snacks in containers so you can take them with you to eat out in the world. As a Round Dieter you will want to cook and prepare your own food using fresh Round ingredients, including Round flavors like herbs and spices.

Round Flavors to Try

  • Hot sauce on eggs, beans, and any vegetables.
  • Soy sauce on vegetables and any Animal Round foods.Salsa on an omelet, chicken, fish, beans or a salad.
  • Lemon or lime juice freshly squeezed over fish, chicken, salads, and veggies.
  • Plain yogurt mixed with blueberries or enjoy as a yogurt mixed with lemon juice, a drop of honey and a sprinkle of fresh mint leaves mixed in as a dip for strawberries, figs, apples or banana slices.
  • Fresh herbs on veggies, meat, fish, beans, eggs and salads.
  • Spices on anything like basil in dressings, cumin, cinnamon and curry on chicken or veggies.


Use Round cooking methods like these.


STEP 8: Portion and Plate Round food

cucumber_circles2Place each meal in attractive ways on pretty plates, and make sure you measure your food so you eat the correct portions. Serve Round meals on small plates or bowls & eat with small utensils.

Round Ways to Measure Portions



STEP 9: Eat Round food

Be like the French, who are skinny, and sit down with family or friends to eat your food, and stop to appreciate the beauty and flavor of every bite you eat. Make sure you take at least 20 minutes to eat so that your brain has time to know that you are full and satisfied.

COW_TIPTake snacks with you no matter where you are, such as  small 2 to 3 ounce containers of nuts in your purse or car, an apple in your backpack or in a bowl in your office – especially if you are away from home for more than 2 or 3 hours.

On Days you are Dining Out

Try some of these helpful tips to help you choose healthy, delicious, Round foods when dining out in the world. Remember to enjoy the taste and flavor of every morsel that passes your lips– and that guilt is not allowed!


STEP 10: Follow a Balanced Roundercise Routine


To lose weight and feel the joy of being strong, you must diet and exercise! yes — both! Know that if you are new to exercise that at first doing exercise can make you hungry, so start slowly and you will see yourself transform into a strong person, inside and out.

BULLET_APPLEStart with a 15 minute walk, then add 5 minutes a day until you can enjoy a brisk walk for 30 minutes, 5 days a week.

A balanced Roundercise routine is a blend of Sweaty, Shaping, Stretching, Spiritual, Sleeping exercises, and a weekly day of rest.

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

COW_EXAMPLESA balanced Roundercising day might consist of a 10-minute Stretching warm-up, a 30-minute Sweaty morning walk, a 20-minute Shaping set of lunges and squats, a 25-minute Spiritual bubble bath, along with 8-hours of sound Sleeping. Or take a yoga class and get a balance of them all.

As a Rounderciser, to really change the shape of your body, not just the size, follow a Roundercise routine like the one below for the next 7 days.


STEP 11: Visualize your smaller butt and happy self

Take time each day to imagine your fat cells shrinking and picture yourself looking and feeling strong, successful, lean and fit–and focus on your imagery throughout the day, especially when you find yourself turning to food for emotional reasons.

fatcell_shrinkingShrink Your Fat Cells: Imagine your fat cells as over-filled balloons that you can shrink by letting out the air. Each day that you follow the Round Diet, you are letting air out of each fat cell in your body. Picture air seeping out of your fat cells as you exercise–inhale health and fitness, exhale unwanted fat. See your fat cells as helpless, weak, greedy creatures that you can easily control.

See Your Slim and Fit Self: Imagine how you will look and feel when you are the fit weight you want to be. Know exactly how you want to look and hold that picture in your mind–and think about it often. See yourself slipping into your smallest jeans and how you will feel wearing them out in the world. Let yourself feel fancy-free and able to handle anything in your beautiful lean body. Know you deserve it–you do!

COW_TIPPut photos of how you want to look, or how you used to look that you still covet, on your fridge and mirrors. Look at them often, think about them often, and know that you are steps away from being that person.

STEP 12: Affirm Yourself

Say these affirmations every morning and every evening, and let them pass through your mind often throughout the day to impress these positive thoughts deep inside your brain so that you actually become all these things. You can make up your own or try the ones below.


STEP 13: Write in Your Round Diet Diary

WRITE_IN_DIET_DIARYRecent studies show that people who keep a diet diary are more successful. So to be the best Round Dieter you can be, you will need to keep a Round Diet Diary.

To keep your own Round Diet Diary, follow these steps for each snack, meal and morsel that you eat.

  • Buy a small notebook that you can keep with you where ever you go.
  • Write down exactly what you eat and drink. Make note of portion sizes.
  • Jot down when and where you eat.
  • Note who you ate with or if you ate alone.
  • Use smiley or sad faces or other emoticons to show how you feel.
  • Begin writing in your diary the day you start your Round Diet.
  • Include any diet visualization notes and draw any images.
  • Look at your diary often to look for patterns that might give you some insight on why and when you are triggered to overeat, eat the wrong food. or sabotage your diet in any way, along with what works and does not work.
  • Use colored pencils, pens and other festive drawing and writing tools that you thought were just for kids.

STEP 14: Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime

color_importantSimply close your mouth and do not let any food in. If you are crazy hungry, take a moment to say affirming words to yourself, take a walk, drink some tea or a glass of water. This may take time to adjust to, but keeping food from passing your lips late at night will make all the difference. You can do it!

For instance, if you eat breakfast at 9am, your first snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm, middle snack at 3pm, dinner at 5pm, you would eat your last snack at 7pm, and be off to bed by 10pm.

STEP 15: Take Time to Relax

Relax with a Spiritual Roundercise, which provides you with focus, groundedness, clarity and centeredness over your life and body, resulting in a well-Rounded you.

COW_EXAMPLESSpiritual Roundercises include breathing practice, active mental training (like meditating and visualizing), massage, Mantram (the practice of repeatedly rolling over in the mind pleasant syllables, words or phrases that reduce negative thoughts), martial arts, posing,yoga when taken from a spiritual teacher, and relaxing in a sauna, steam, jacuzzi or candle-lit hot bubble bath.

STEP 16: Measure yourself

FATCELL_NO_JEANSMeasure your success!

Weigh and measure yourself once a week, and try on your goal jeans every other week.

To do so, you will need:

  • A too tight pair of goal jeans (or non-stretchy pants) to gauge your weight loss and for later to maintain your healthy new shapely body.
  • A measuring tape to log baseline measurements for your hips, waist and any other troublesome body parts that only you worry about.
  • A scale so you can weigh yourself to watch your pounds melt away.

STEP 17: Get 8 hours sleep

Sleeping, which is an integral Roundercise on the Round Wheel of Balance,  gives your body time to repair itself and your mind time to organize all of the information that comes flooding into your brain everyday like this diet.

COW_EXAMPLESSleeping Roundercises include listening to relaxation tapes, sleeping 8-hours a night, taking afternoon naps, dozing in a car, plane or train, sleeping late on weekends, catching up on sleep when changing time-zones, dreaming heavily, savasana at the end of yoga, sleeping extra when you are sick, along with lying in bed reading, waiting for your bed-mate or thinking about whatever makes you happiest.

STEP 18: Find a Diet Buddy

DIET-BUDDIESIf you are dieting by yourself, consider finding a diet buddy for support so you don’t feel alone in your quest to be the slim and fit person you want to be. Often a diet buddy is right around the corner, like a friend, a co-worker, or a family member.  So speak up!

If you are already dieting with a buddy, pick up the phone now and let them know how much you appreciate their support.

STEP 19: Fit laughter into your day

  • Laughter relaxes your whole body: A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.MISS_PIGGY
  • Laughter boosts your immune system: Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies.
  • Laughter helps release endorphins: These are he body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects your heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against any heart problems.

STEP 20: Stand Beside the Round Diet No No’s

  • Diet pills & appetite suppressants: Toss these anti-magic pills into the trash and never consider them again. They do not work long term and are bad for your vital organs.
  • Food in a box: Never eat food that came in a box. It contains food-like substances that do not grow on a tree, vine, or in the ground and may not actually be food at all.
  • White food: Do not eat white food, such as dairy, flour and sugar, with the exception of small amounts of Extra Round plain yogurt.
  • Alcohol: Avoid adult beverages, except for a glass of wine on a special occasion.
  • Mystery foods: If you do not know how a food was prepared, do not eat it.
  • Eating fast: Never chow down in less than 20 minutes. It takes that long for your brain to tell your body that you ate and feel satiated.
  • Negative voices: Know that you will succeed and do not listen to anybody who tells you otherwise–especially that little voice inside your own head.

STEP 21: Enjoy your new Round eating and living habits

You can now live a more well-balanced life everyday. As your new Round habits take form over the requisite 28-days needed to instill a new habit, you will find it natural to see food by its Round shape and that will make it easier to visually see what is healthy and what is not. When you pass by all those square, boxy, bagged, or any other kind of processed foods, you will no longer be fooled that they are even food. So go about your day and concentrate on your goals in life — especially now that you can step out in the world in smaller jeans.

COW_NOTEWondering how this Round Diet and strange characters in this blog came about? If you said Yes to any of those, you might enjoy Round Beginnings.

color_cautionYou should not follow any diet without a blessing from your  doctor. And please be aware that eating Round and doing Roundercising can have the side affect of making you sexier, slimmer and sexier, which can cause you to feel better about yourself so that you want to show off your new butt in a smaller pair of jeans. Not everyone is amused by this, so please plan your life accordingly.

Tonight’s Homework

  • Feel proud of your decision to Round down!
  • Watch a funny movie or television show and let yourself laugh out loud!
  • Fall asleep with a visualization in your mind of how you want tomorrow to be.

Radicchiolously Tasty Salad

Radichiolously Tasty Salam Salad

Radicchiolously Tasty Salmon Salad


½ cup iceberg lettuce
¼ cup radicchio
¼ Napa cabbage
¼ cup red cabbage
¼ cup red onions
1 large tomato
¼ cup basil
¼ cup spinach leaves
½ red, ½ yellow & ½ green bell peppers
¼ avocado
½ cucumber
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon any light dressing
Salmon (see below for directions)


Slice the lettuce, cabbages, onions and tomato into thin strips, shiffenade the basil and spinach leaves, and mix together in a large bowl. Hint: to cut tomato strips, gut all seeds, cut into halves, flatten and then slice. Sprinkle light dressing over the salad and mix together.

JOBTRAIN_pepper-flowerFor Bell Pepper Plating

Cut the red, yellow and green bell peppers in half, gut the seeds and pulp, slice the bottom bumps off (flat without holes) and set on pretty plates. Dice avocado into raisin-sized pieces and squeeze with lemon juice. Spoon the salad mixture into the bell pepper bowls. Eat as is or top with diced avocado. sliced cucumber and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Tip: Store this salad without the dressing, so you can create different salads throughout the week. This works as a base for a variety of salads by adding topping like chicken, salmon, crumbled eggs.

For Radicchulously Tasty Salmon Salad

Add citrus salmon to this dish and you have a hearty, yet light, dinner-worthy meal.


8 (2 to 3 ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 orange
1 lemon
1 floweret broccoli or cauliflower
Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice the orange and lemon into circles. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place orange and lemon circles with a piece of salmon on each one, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with 1 teaspoon of the sliced almonds. Bake for 10 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste.

Scoop 1 cup of Radicchulously Tasty Salad on a plate, top with 4 ounce of Citrus Salmon, and garnish with a fancy lemon wedge.

Example Food on the Round Diet

Here’s an example of 3 days of meals and snacks on the Round Diet. Keep in mind that along with these meals, I also added Extra Round foods for cooking and flavor.

For instance, I cooked the eggs in a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkled the salads with a light dressing I made out of rice wine vinegar, olive oil, basil and Dijon mustard.

I also drank water during and inbetween meals, which means you might want to make sure you are within reach of a place to pee.