It seems almost every month, an exciting new diet that promises miracle results appears in the news and on the TV chat programmes. Over time, it’s hard to know which diet you should try. After all, there’s so many to choose from.
There are liquid slimming diets, high protein diets, low-carb diets, cookie diets, blood type diets, vegetarian diets and even diets claiming to shrink your belly. Generally speaking most of these diets all have a few things in common:
They demand that you dramatically decrease the amount of food you eat
You must shop for specific products and only eat those items on a consistent basis
They may require you to make time-consuming meals
You’ll often be stuck making one meal for the family while you eat something entirely different
You’ll almost always be hungry to some extent
At first, you may be excited to try one of these weight loss diets. But after a few days or even a week of being a diet Spartan, chances are, that dieting zeal will turn into discouragement. So it’s important to understand, that if you want results, then you’ve got to take the right actions to achieve those results.
And despite what the marketing hype says, you will not peel off six or more pounds of weight weekly. If you do lose several pounds a week then the diet may not be healthy. Healthy weight loss is a slow process that if followed over many weeks will help you realise your weight loss goal. So what’s my point in telling you this?
When exploring diet options, you want to go with a diet that fits your personality, your palate and your schedule. Let me give you a few examples:
If you’re a busy person, then a slimming diet that requires constant trips to the shop and meals that take too long to prepare will fail you.
Suppose you can’t handle eating too much meat all the time, following a high protein meat based diet will end up failing you too.
Likewise, a vegetarian style diet may not work for you if you tend to feel run down easily.
And some foods on these diet plans may give you headaches or just not agree with you.
Here’s another issue to think about. Some slimming diets are extremely limited in what you can eat. So if you’re the type of personality that needs lots of variety, and you get bored easily then you need to find a diet that offers you lots of options and a variety of foods to choose from, otherwise you’ll just give up in a few weeks. The bottom line is this, you need to really shop around and really evaluate what’ll work best for you.
Don’t get caught up in the marketing hype. It’s easy to feel compelled to follow a certain diet that may be showcased on certain TV chat programmes. Remember those diets might work great for those people but not so well for you. Find the diet that’s right for you.
After all, before you buy a new car, or any other significant purchase, you tend to spend time looking at prices and options. Well you have only one body and one life to live. And how you feel affects every area of your life so doesn’t it make sense to carefully evaluate slimming diets based upon your daily schedule, your needs, your body’s reaction to certain foods and other criteria?