The Diaita Story
Diaita is the brainchild program of my physician partner, Dr. Jason Cannell. The concept of the program is derived from the word diaita, which in Greek means “way of life” and is the origin of the word diet. The problem with most diets is that they are usually get thin quick schemes that ignore the fundamental causes of health decline: unhealthy behaviors.
Diaita is different in that it centers on a mindfulness approach that combines diet, exercise and one-on-one coaching to help participants learn how to change their default lifestyle into a healthy lifestyle. This is an evidence-based Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (ILI) program that has been proven to more effectively reduce long-term heart disease risk. For more information on Diaita, visit our website at https://www.mybvcn.org/for-patients/diaita-program/
Since Jason was the brains, my contribution would need to be the brawn. Through the Founder Fights program, I will be raising funds and sacrificing my body so that we can expand our Diaita program across the Boulder community. In doing so, I will also contribute to the purpose of Diaita by making my own lifestyle changes and improving my own health throughout my training. Donators will get a ringside view as I transform into the best me I can be.
As a sneak peak, here are my starting stats:
Waist: 38 in
Blood Pressure: 122/82
HDL: 35 mg/dL
LDL: 148 mg/dL
Fasting glucose: 106 mg/dL