Don’t fall for gimmicks when it comes to weight loss. Evaluate diets carefully to find one that can become a lifestyle and banish the culture that has been keeping you hostage.
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no shortage of advice. Magazines, books and websites all promise that you will lose all the weight you want for good but seldom deliver on that promise.
With so many conflicting options, how do you know which approach might work for you?
Here are some suggestions for choosing a weight-loss program.
Consider your personal needs:
There’s no one diet or weight-loss plan for everyone. But if you consider your preferences, lifestyle and weight-loss goals, you will likely find a plan you can tailor to your needs.
Before starting a weight-loss program, think about:
· Diets you’ve tried. What did you like or dislike about them? Were you able to follow through with the diet? Could you stick to the plan? What worked or didnt work? How did you feel physically and emotionally?
· Your preferences. Do you prefer to do a weight-loss program on your own, or do you want support from a group? If you like group support, do you prefer online support and virtual or in-person meetings?
· Other considerations. Do you have a health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or allergies? Do you have cultural or ethnic requirements or preferences regarding food?
Look for a realistic, safe and effective weight-loss program. It is tempting to buy into promises of rapid and dramatic weight loss, but a slow and steady rounded approach is easier to maintain and usually beats fast weight loss for the long haul. In certain situations, faster weight loss can be achieved safely if it is done right — this normally requires medical supervision or a brief quick-start phase of a healthy eating plan.
Be sure to pick a plan you can live with. Look for these features:
A flexible plan includes a variety of foods from all the major food groups. A healthy diet includes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, dairy products, lean protein sources, nuts and seeds. A flexible plan allows an occasional, reasonable indulgence if you like “i.e., treat meals”. It should feature normal, easy to find foods from your local grocery store that you enjoy eating. The plan should limit alcohol, sugary drinks and high-sugar snacks as they spike insulin levels that wreak havoc on the body and contain empty calories that does not nourish you. They are also filled with toxins and preservatives, the main reason for weight loss stalls.
Your plan should include all major food groups and contain adequate nutrients and calories. Eating large quantities of certain foods, such as grapefruit or meat; drastically cutting calories; or eliminating entire food groups are not sustainable in the long run and not advised.
Your plan should include physical activity. Exercise combined with a calorie deficit can help give your weight loss a boost. Exercise also offers numerous health benefits, including countering muscle mass loss associated with weight loss. Exercise plays an important role in toning and tightening of skin and the production of collagen. it is also an important factor in maintaining weight loss and keeping old age at bay.
At The Diet Doctor we take pride in Our Ditch the Diet Revolution approach. We offer a program that includes not only all the above, but our Coaches will support and assist with the emotional reasons for not losing weight. We offer a variety of life changing products that are scientifically formulated to give you optimal results.
Remember even though you are looking to change your shape or size, you are worth more than the number on that scale!
Get in touch today with a Diet Doctor Coach on 0788047505 for a free online, no obligation consultation to determine what starter kit may be the perfect fit to your individual needs.