How to Choose a Diet: My Friend’s Diet Won’t Work For Me

September 21, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

We are all different. We all like different things, and our lifestyles are different in so many ways. This makes it less likely for one diet to work for everybody. If there were 1 diet that worked for everybody, there would be just one diet.

All you have to do is pick up any woman’s magazine and you will be amazed how many diets are out there. Or just surf the web. And this is good and bad at the same time. It is good because you can choose the perfect diet for you, that will help you melt your fat away. The bad part is that it takes lots of time and effort to find a good diet that will work for you.

You should also take into consideration the fact that most diets presented on websites and in magazines are just too simplistic. They don’t take into consideration your personal needs. Their mantra is one size fits all. Just as not all clothes fit you well, not all diets can fit your lifestyle and body.

A good way to establish the likelihood of a diet actually working for you is by asking yourself a couple of questions:

-does the diet contain any methods to customize it for my needs? Any good diet will provide you with some wiggling room. A really good diet helps you create a personalized diet plan that is bound to work. All the diet does is provide you with the necessary tools to create your own weight loss diet.

-does the sample diet plan contain at least some foods that I enjoy eating? A diet plan filled with obnoxious foods is a diet plan destined to fail. Nobody likes to eat nasty foods all the time. This doesn’t mean that you have to go for the miracle junk food diets. Those aren’t good either. Pick a healthy diet that contains healthy foods that you enjoy eating.

-does the diet make you starve yourself? You should run away from any diet that proposes starvation as a weight loss method. It will only get you into more trouble. You will lose a lot of weight in a short period of time. Then you will gain all that lost weight right back, plus some extra fat.

-does the diet propose a realistic weight loss timeframe? We all love the idea of fast weight loss. I do to. Unfortunately it takes time to get fat and it takes time to lose weight. A good healthy weight loss rate is of 5 to 10 pounds of fat each month. Compare that to how much weight you must lose and you will find out just how much time you need to lose all your excess weight. If the diet doesn’t come with a diet plan that can accommodate or fill up all the time needed to lose all your excess weight, search for another diet.

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