When you just know you want to shed a few pounds but are stuck choosing the right diet plan for you, how will you know you’ve made the right choice? Well, interestingly, most lifestyle and health gurus will tell you that there really isn’t a right plan, there’s just the right approach and that comes from you.
We take a look at a few issues you’re going to want to take into consideration when looking for your next healthy eating regime. First though, we’d always recommend going to talk to a doctor before you embark on any major change to your lifestyle.
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How do you work?
Are you someone who wings life on the fly, never really making any plans until later in the day and living a busy, out and about kind of lifestyle? Perhaps you fall somewhere nearer the other end of the scale and would definitely see yourself as more of a homebody, quieter and generally fairly organised. Perhaps instead you fall somewhere between the two and have days when you embrace your spontaneous side or look forward to getting home, under a blanket and finishing off that Netflix box set.
You’ll need to find a diet that’s as individual as you are and one that fits seamlessly into your life and the way you live it.
One thing you should steer clear of, no matter what type of person you are, is celebrity-endorsed fad detox regimes. They very often do not work or work for a week or two before real life kicks in and you are left heavier than before and with an impressive hole in your bank account.
Instead think long term, sustainable goals that give you more than just a smaller waist line. Think food that will give you vitality, energy and variety rather than food that will simply help you to lose weight.
Different is good
There are plenty of varied and different diets out there to choose from. Some that will help you start losing weight with the help of an app and some that simply require you to choose from a set of restrictive food lists, such as the Keto diet.
Whatever you choose, you simply need to make sure that it will work for you. You will also need to be guided on how much it costs. Most diet regimes cost money, so make your investment carefully. Whether one diet works better or is more effective than another is broadly irrelevant. Health experts and lifestyle bloggers agree that the real key to weight loss is your approach. If you stick to something, no matter what it is, you will see results. Choosing something sustainable and long term will help keep that weight off, which is often where people feel like they’ve failed. Change your mindset from diet to lifestyle changes and you’ll stand a far greater chance of making decisions that have sticking power and creating a happier, healthier and better fed you, now and on into the future.