Without a Diet Plan Your Diet is Doomed to Failure

Most people do not realize that the majority of all dieters fail in their diets. Why? Simply put people do not do the research necessary in dieting or understand How to Choose a Diet. They usually do not realize the variety of diets and that all diets are not created equal. There are low cal diets, ultra low cal diets, high fat, low fat and everything in between. You need to realize that dieting is not something that you will discard once you reach that elusive goal. You will need to be on some sort of maintenance diet the rest of your life. This is not because of you, but of the low quality of foods out their. As you will learn the food companies do not spend their advertising money if didn’t work.

Simply one of the biggest reasons for people failing in their diets is boredom and not understanding what is involved in dieting. As you will learn their are many components that compromise a diet and some things that most people take for granted. What are these?

One of the first fallacies of dieting is that it easy and you do not have to work at it. This will get you every time. Most people do not realize that you need to change not only how you eat but many of your habits and begin to exercise. You have a whole lifetime of building bad habits for your diet and most people feel it will only take a couple of weeks to break these habits. This people will be one of the hardest things you do. The odds are against you in succeeding! Their are companies that will sell you diet books, supplement and dietary aids not in the hope of you losing weight but that you will buy again and again. They do not want a slim people, they would be out of business.

The cards are stacked against you and now you need to learn what the proper steps in dieting are. You need to learn why you can only eat certain foods and how dieting, goal setting, changing your habits and the diet all need to work together in a blueprint for success. On top of all of this you need to be able to stay on the diet and follow it through. You need a diet that will not allow you to get frustrated, take up to much of your time, and have enough variety that you will be willing to stay on the diet well after you have lost the weight. For you to lose weight you do not need to understand how the body breaks down certain chemical compounds and how food fits into this, but you need to know that the diet you are on is one that will give you the best and safest chance for success in dieting. Not every diet does this as you will start to realize. You will also realize that most diets are designed to get you off to a good start in the first few weeks and then gradually fade away. Most people that are writing these books understand that the initial weight loss will sell the books and is usually only water. When you body adjusts to this new diet the weight will gradually creep back up. If the diet was actually a sound program you would loose only one to two pounds in the first week and every week thereafter. You would have components to the diet that will address changing your poor eating habits, a exercise program, goal setting and a diet that fits your tastes and lifestyle.

The first thing is to find out what diet will fit your tastes and you lifestyle. Do you have the time to prepare the meals or are you a danger in the kitchen or you just do not have the time to cook. There are diets out their that are good and can address these types of styles. Do you have family support because this is important. The more people that support you and help you eat the correct foods and do all the other things necessary for you to lose the weight will help make losing weight and keeping the fat off much easier. To have someone to exercise with you, if it lifting weights or walking around the block, having someone to do it with you is always better for you. Having the support will make your journey much easier.

You need to find a diet that gives you all the necessary skills and components to make your diet successful. You need to get a diet that will help you make out goals and also help you in behavioral modification, breaking bad habits, eating the correct foods in the correct amounts and have a exercise program that will be the deciding factor as to how much and how fast you lose weight. When looking for the diet that fits you make sure you have all the necessary information and components that will allow you to succeed. Realize that going on a diet has to be something that you take seriously and work at because it is not easy.

Which Diet Plan is Best?

Its the beginning of a new year, and now’s the time to get cracking on that diet.

But which one to choose? Well, as most dieticians will tell you, there is no substitute for good, sensible eating & a healthy lifestyle. But lets face it, who can really afford to go to the gym every day. And just how do you fit the recommended 5 portions of fruit & veg into your 3 meals a day?

And in today’s current economic climate, we aren’t just talking about the cost of the fruit and veg, along with the monthly gym membership. We’re also talking about time. We all need to work that little bit longer & harder just to keep our jobs. And I know just how hard it can be to motivate yourself after a 12 hour day into cooking a healthy meal and doing 45mins on the rowing machine – or jogging 5 miles round the block!

And whilst the healthy eating/regular exercise route is probably the best one to choose, lets face it, you don’t see the results straight away. In fact, it’ll probably be a couple of months before you notice any change in your appearance & overall fitness. And that’s where a lot of people fail.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the results overnight, or within 2 days of starting a diet. And isn’t it true that if you could see the results that quickly, you’re more likely to continue with the diet as its plain to see that it is working.

Now there are diets out there that can help you see results in a short space of time, but which one is the best? Well, I can’t help you with that and its something that you really need to decide for yourself. I can, however, give you some idea of what you should be looking out for if going for one of these rapid weight loss diets:

1. Cost. If its hundreds of dollars, and there’s no evidence of results or any indication of the type of food you’ll be eating during the diet, I’d steer clear. Make sure the seller gives you some idea of what you’ll have to eat during the diet before buying the diet plan. You could spend $200 on the diet, and then have to spend another $500 on “special” food in order to do it. For that kind of money you may as well pay for Liposuction! I personally would spend no more than $40 for a diet plan.

2. Food. As indicated above, check out what you’ll be eating (or not) during the diet. If you have to spend hundreds on weird & wonderful ingredients then give it a miss. Go for a diet that uses simple, everyday food – it’ll save you money & you may have it all to hand. I’d certainly avoid those diets which make you eat a “super soup” 3 times a day, or replace all your meals with (expensive) shakes!

3. Duration & frequency. How long do you spend on the diet? How often can you do it? A simple rule of thumb is the longer & more frequent you can do it, then the better it’ll be for you. Whilst a 4 or 5 days crash diet may give you the best results, if you can only do it once a month then it may be the case that vital nutrients are being missed as a way of helping you see instant results.

4. Exercise. Can you exercise during the diet – or does the seller provide you with any advice on what exercise you can do whilst on the diet? Another good indication of how carefully designed the diet plan is.

5. Freebies! Do you simply hand over your cash, and that’s it? Or do you get additional support from the seller? If the seller is passing on free advice or diet & exercise plans to you, then they are more likely to care about the buyer, and how well the diet works. After all, word of mouth is the best way to advertise a good product.

So, just remember to watch out for the unhealthy crash diets, and go for an inexpensive plan which offers free advice and a good, balanced diet.