Choosing a Diet Plan That’s Right For YOU

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There are so many different types of diet plans for women; it is difficult to know which one is right for you. It’s hard to turn on the TV, or read a magazine, without being inundated with information about one type of diet or another.

You can quickly become convinced that all you have to do is order a month’s worth of meals from a distributer, and you miraculously lose weight and look like the celebrity advertising it. Or you might have been reading about the Paleo diet and how much weight you can loose and how great you will feel.

There are liquid diets, grapefruit diets, low carb diets, sugar free diets. In other words, diets that cover just about any taste there is – and even some, like the cabbage diet, that require you to eat just one thing.

There are some reasons why almost all of these diets fail. First, they all limit what you can eat, which makes them almost impossible to continue for a long period of time. A good diet plan, on the other hand, will work on the basis of what you can add to your diet, not what you can take away!

Making sure that you are getting the recommended five to nine servings a day of fruits and vegetables not only improves your health, but helps to make you feel full without adding a lot of empty calories. The same is true of water – adding the recommended 8 glasses of water to your daily meals will keep you feeling full, without calories. You will find that just these two simple changes will leave you naturally without the craving for the junk foods that keep you gaining weight.

Choose a diet plan that includes balanced meals, and includes the foods you normally eat. We’ve all seen those diet plans that promise a steady weight loss – but when you go through the recipes to choose your weeks dinner plan, you don’t recognize any of the meals! If you love beef and chicken, a diet based on pork and lamb isn’t the right one for you. If you love pasta, a diet that completely eliminates it isn’t going to suit you.

The diet that works is the one that you can live with long term, and which contains a wide variety of foods. This is also the diet that will help you remain healthy and active.



10 Comments

  1. Veronica Summers

    I am still struggling for what kind of diet plan I should follow because I’ve tried a lot, but I end up cheating my diet plan. Do you have any suggestion? Though I want to have at least do it slowly than doing it full time.

  2. Kate Garcia

    I don’t really like a specific diet plan. I usually try to mix 2-3 plans into one and never rely on just the diet part. I exercise almost daily, in my own home, with my own body weight and I feel great! I drink far more than 8 glassed of water but I don’t think I eat 9 servings of fruits and veggies each day.

  3. Kim Bib

    I was junk food lover once. But then I put on so many pounds that it really wasn’t good for me. So I searched for some diet plan and started to eat more fruit and veggies. I didn’t stop junk food suddenly but I decrease it to once or twice in 2 weeks and now in a month. I did’t lose much weight but I became fitter and healthier than before. And I follow your blog regularly and it helps me a lot. Keep sharing information

  4. Christina

    This article has some really good tips.

    We all are different, that means we all have different dietary needs. A person should always choose a diet that suits his/her body. A diet that may work for a person may not work for others, because we all have different bodies.

    I think the most important thing is, to follow a diet that is full of delicious foods that are low in calories.

  5. Jannah

    This one is pretty challenging because my main issue is that I love eating and part of my work is to eat as an assistant chef. But I am now planning to build a diet plan for myself because as I see my body gains weight… my energy drains fast as well.

  6. Rachel

    Two rules work well for me. Keep food as close to nature intended as possible. No, I don’t mean raw food diet, I mean cook it in the form it is meant to be, so like grilled pineapple or scrambled or poached egg etc.
    Secondly, Lower bread and starch intake and increase protein, it keeps me fuller longer. That isn’t a stupid amount of protein either, I just mean have eggs for breakfast with ham instead of cereal.

  7. Francis Woods

    I try to avoid all of the fad diets, they don’t seem to work very well for me. I like to stick with clean eating and plenty of water. It works for a lot of people where fad diets fail.

  8. Paige

    This is great advice! Personally, I chose my diet based on my health. Allergies and medications prevent me from trying out certain foods or eating certain foods after a given time.

  9. Karen

    I think it’s important to choose a diet that you could legitimately pull off. I, for example, cannot live without sugar and the taste of something sweet. I’d fail at a sugar free diet, but have been doing well so far on a balanced, reduced calorie diet that allows me to consume a small portion of sugar (e.g., dark chocolate) every day.

  10. Zoe

    That was exactly what I was about to say. Most of today’s diet only focuses on short term results, but when you end that diet and get back to your usual foods, you tend to gain more than you managed to lose by dieting. Consult a nutritionist and try to find a meal plan that works for your body and change it as you go to make sure you get the most of your diet without going overboard.

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