At A (Weight) Loss? How To Choose A Perfect Diet Plan

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“I want to lose weight, but I don’t know which diet best suits my needs.” Does this scenario sound familiar? To millions of people, it will sound eerily to their everyday struggle. Let’s face it; lots of people want to shed some timber. According to, 91% of women are unhappy with their body image. And, it doesn’t stop there as the reports that 90% of teenagers are unhappy, too. It is clear that people want to make a change but they don’t know how to maximise the results.


The key is to choose a diet plan and workout regime which suits the individual. Too many people pick the first plan they see and wonder why their body doesn’t transform. Now that you know, it is time to use this information to your advantage.


Here are the tips that will help you find a perfect diet plan. Happy searching!


Take A Quiz


Taking a quiz doesn’t seem like a great way to learn more about diets. The truth is it is an analytical and scientific way to find out more about diets and your body. Quite simply, a person answers questions and uses them to understand the process better. The quiz on deals with issues such as “what best describes your eating habits” and “what’s your dieting personality?” Once a person answers these truthfully, it is possible to link the answers to a diet. Just be careful regarding the publication. Time is a reputable and trustworthy online magazine, so you know you can trust the results. Others only want to exploit you for their gain and will use quizzes that have no scientific bearing.


Involve A Doctor


Trying to lose weight isn’t a medical problem, so lots of people don’t want to worry their GP. However, this is a bad move because it is an excellent idea to consult a medical professional. They might not have stats on the latest fads, but they do know which nutrients are good and bad for your body. Plus, they know what programmes seem healthy and unhealthy. If they don’t like the sound of a particular plan, it is worth reconsidering. The key is to be truthful. People tend to lie to avoid judgement, but your health is at risk potentially. Be open and discuss all the options on the table.


Understand Relationship With Food


Everyone has a relationship with food, whether it is healthy or not. As a potential dieter, your understanding of the relationship is vital. Think about what you like to eat as well as your eating patterns. Do you like to eat throughout the day or can you resist temptation? Do you have a sweet tooth for chocolate and sweets or are you a savoury person? The answers to these questions will help you locate the ideal plan. For example, individuals who like to eat shouldn’t choose a diet which reduces the meal count. Instead, a diet where you can eat lots of meals but in smaller portions is an excellent option. For the sugar addicts, consider one that allows sins or cheat days. That way, there is no reason to go cold turkey.


Read A Review


People don’t treat reviews such as with enough respect. Yes, some sites aren’t trustworthy and need avoiding at all costs. However, some reviews are unbiased and reputable, and these have lots to offer. By reading one, it is easy to determine whether the plan is worth trying. To begin with, neutral dieters will tell you whether it works, which is the most important thing. But, they will also list the pros and cons and what made them happy and unhappy. All you have to do is take everything on board and analyse the results. If the pros outweigh the cons, the diet could be a perfect match. If it’s the other way around, the plan is probably a bad idea.



Stay Safe


One thing which every plan should consider is safety. Any which put your well-being in jeopardy is not worth the risk. After all, dieting is about hitting your goals safely and securely. A tip that will help you figure out the safe from the unsafe is the presence of diet pills. As a rule, pills are not good for a person’s health and fitness. The results might be positive, but it is hard to know what chemicals are in the pills. Plus, because it’s unnatural, the effects will reverse as soon as you stop taking them. Also be aware of any nutrients and vitamins that are unknown or abstract. It is simple, but a quick internet search will tell you everything you need to know.


Don’t Dive Into The Deep End


When you decide to make a change, the body gets pumped. Everything from your mood to adrenaline levels increases and you feel like you can take on the world. As a result, it is tempting to try to take on too much from a diet point of view. Although there are lots of mistakes, this one is probably the biggest. By trying to exercise five times a week and to cut out all junk food is unrealistic. Usually, people who go down this route tend to quit and don’t see the benefits. It is better to start off slow and work your way up to the top of the tree than go cold turkey. For example, you can workout two to three times a week and cut down on one food group. Remember that they didn’t build Rome in a day.


Match Plan With Personality


If you’re the type of person to give up after a couple of weeks, a six-week strategy won’t work. By the time you get into the good stuff, you will be ready to pack it in. That is your personality and there is nothing wrong with this method. However, your characteristics won’t help you hit your goals in the long-term. With this in mind, consider a short-term plan rather than a long-term one. Not only does it suit your character traits, but there should be a level of enjoyment.


Once you begin to like it, there is no stopping you from moving onto the next level.


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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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