Food & Diet Resources: A balanced diet can affect your overall appearance in many ways, which include skin quality and body shape. Having the knowledge and resources to have a healthy diet are crucial to a beauty pageant contestant’s success.
Remember to check with your physician about any weight loss plan or major dietary change. That said, this page isn’t about weight loss as much as it is about finding ways to be sure you keep eating well on the run (pageant girls are busy) to maintain a healthy body weight. If you need to “right-size” your body along the way, whether that means gain a little or lose a little, build some muscle or lose some fat, and can do that with these resources, all the better!
Every BODY is different so it is good to find an eating plan that works well for YOU…and it might not be the same thing that works for your friend or even another family member. And it isn’t just about losing weight–though you usually will adjust to your optimal body weight (not too heavy or too light) if you find the right food plan for you–something that works for your body chemistry, energy output, and taste buds!
I really like this place! Good food, delivered to your door in easy-to-use ways to keep you going strong. This place, for instance, offers FRESHLY prepared, delicious, and nutritionally balanced meals delivered to your home. Rated the best tasting because it’s made by chefs & never freeze dried! Diet-to-Go has multiple meal plan options including: Low-Fat, Low-Carb, Vegetarian & Diabetic plans.
The Dukan Diet:
Below you can purchase a helpful diet guidebook that offers two steps to lose the weight and then two steps to keep it off forever.
You may want to check out a company called Smart for Life that offers a wide range of products, including these diet shakes, that are designed to help you lose weight. This brand also offers a selection of diet foods and healthier alternatives to soups, shakes, condiments, and desserts.
The Smart For Life brand also offers a diet plan designed to help you lose weight while enjoying treats such as cookies. The link below will bring you more information on this revolutionary option for dieting as well as an offer for free shipping if you decide to try this product!
I’ve also included a link below to SELF Magazine’s website. Here you can find healthy recipes, weight loss secrets and other helpful nutritional advice. Also on the site, and in the monthly magazine if you choose to subscribe, are fitness tips and exercises to help readers keep in shape. Check it out below!
Here is also a great article that discusses the 6 things you should never to do to lose weight. This article is very helpful for many pageant contestants who may feel under pressure to lose weight before a contest, as it creates awareness about unhealthy weight loss methods. It talks about the risks associated with trying to lose weight by unhealthy means and provides helpful information on what the consequences are of certain weight loss methods (e.g., trying to consume under 1,500 calories).
Opposite of the aforementioned article, this one gives 15 helpful diet tips by a variety of experts. The article discusses positive methods for dieting and weight loss via a combination of advice and facts. For example: Did you know that if you feel hungry, you may actually just be thirsty? This could save us on a lot of unnecessary, extra snacking!