Today’s interviewee is Diana Stobo who not only shares her writing experience with us but some tips about healthy snacks while at the keyboard.
Susan Palmquist (SP)-Tell us about yourself and what you do?
Diana Stobo (DS)-I am an author, motivational speaker, wellness coach and mother. I began a journey of health after being riddled with health issues and weight. I formulated an eating plan based on my culinary background and nutritional education. My mission is to empower others to eat for health vibrance and beauty. I do this by presenting, speaking, coaching and writing. I love helping people help themselves. For most people who want to get healthy, the issue lies in not knowing where to start. I am a “how” person, I provide tools and inspiration to ensure success.
SP-When did you decide to write your first book?
DS-“Get Naked Fast, a guide to stripping away the foods that weight you down” started after I wrote down my life story. I called it “My body Naked”. Then, I was asked to speak about my transformation into health. People wanted to know how they could “get naked” too. So I formulated a 14 page pamphlet to hand out, and as it evolved into a more substantial handbook, the book was created.
SP-Tell us about it and what we’ll find between the covers?
DS-Get Naked Fast will hold your hand through a non-judgemental approach to eating for health vibrance and beauty.
There are no “should’s or should not’s” but a realistic and accessible guide to cleaning out your pantry, grocery lists, easy substitutions for your favorite foods, a menu plan, recipes and all the reasons why you would want to eat “Naked nourishment”.
You will find all the answers to your questions getting healthy in a fast paced world.
SP-Did you learn anything about the writing process that helped you put together your second book?
DS-I learned that creating a system is key. Making a simple book is almost harder then making a complex one. As you read my books, you will uncover an amazing amount of information that took a lot of time to sift through. Every factoid is broken down from pages of research into one sentence. I found that we have too much conflicting information. If I tell you that Citrus and kale will make your skin glow, do you care if it’s from the Vitamin C or Calcium, or are you happy to hear the end result?
SP-Writers, yes, me included, are known for snacking while at the keyboards. Any healthy snacks we can indulge in?
DS-I sip on smoothies while I write. I love to have a straw near by so that I can indulge with my lips while still typing. Do you like that image? Make a smoothie with fresh juice, greens and fruit. Add some green powders, coconut milk, or almond milk for a creamy version. Whatever you can do to keep hydrated and nourished while working, as it will result in sharper cognitive function.
SP-How about drinks and foods for energy when we can’t get away from the computer?
DS-Hydration and Oxygen create energy. H2O is key to keeping you aligned and energized. That’s why I drink more then I eat, it keeps me light and energized.
SP-Food prices are rising, so maybe you can give us your suggestions best foods for nutrition while still staying on budget?
SP-What’s next for you?
DS-So much great stuff happening in my life right now. I have a host of books floating around my computer that need to be formulated. I have product lines that are being produced. I am continuing my speaking and coaching along with representing raw food companies. A network show is being discussed and I’m creating a membership page on my website http://www.dianastobo.com/ that will allow my members to get all exclusive information and recipes to support a “naked” lifestyle.