5:How To Choose The Best Diet For You

So you’re ready to take the first step toward a diet and healthier life,
but you’re unsure where to start. A quick Google search for “diet.”
will turn up millions of results, and you’ll be even more lost than when you
From Atkins to intermittent fasting and more, every day, there’s a new
diet that you’ll have to try and find out which is suitable for you. When it
comes to choosing the proper diet, the best one is always going to be the one
that sticks. Unfortunately, too many people get caught up looking for the diet that will
provide instant results, not realizing that you end up sliding right back to
where you originally were as soon as you can’t keep it up any longer.
Picking a diet isn’t easy, but keeping a few simple tips in
mind, you can ultimately find the perfect option that offers long-term, lasting
results and makes you feel healthier and happier each time.
 But How Do You Define Diet?

Sadly the word diet has come to have a pretty negative

connotation associated with it, as most people and the media use it to mean something

other than what it is. Unlike the popular definition, a diet doesn’t have to

mean restricting what you eat or depriving yourself of losing weight. Instead,

a diet is simply what you eat during the day and when you eat it.

 Setting up the perfect diet for you should mean re-evaluating

what and when you eat and play around with that until you feel your best. It

could mean swapping out sweet treats for healthier options, but it could also

mean eating more protein, lowering your carb intake, or spreading your meals to

certain times of the day.

The word diet doesn’t need to be negative; if you want to be

successful, you must re-shape how you approach the dish. For example, if you think of a diet

as only eating dry salads for the rest of your life, you’re probably not going

to want to stick with it for very long. But, it will seem much more doable if you think about switching 

your potato chips for some pita and hummus during lunch.

 What Does Your Budget Look?

For those who need more structure when it comes to making

changes in their lives, you likely are considering a specific diet plan instead

of just creating your changes. If you fall into this category, you first need

to evaluate how much money you are able and willing to spend. 

Some diet plans can save you money, such as Intermittent

Fasting, since you are eating fewer meals per day and can focus on making

healthier choices at specific times instead of shopping for six meals daily.

Other diet plans like NutriSystem are much

more expensive, as they are designed to supply you with all of your meals each

day. Everything is prepped and pre-made for you, so all that is left for you to

do is warm it up and enjoy it.

 Sitting down and figuring out your budget will be a significant

the first step in narrowing down what will work for you versus what will end up

being a burden on your bank account.

 Not Enough Time In A Day

Life is hectic – you somehow need to get everything on your

to-do list accomplished while also being able to make time for yourself. So most days, you crawl into bed at night and go over everything you couldn’t get done,

making yourself an enormous to-do list for the next day. If this sounds like

you, you’ll need a diet that fits your schedule, not something that will add

more to your plate.

 Meal prepping is an intelligent way of dieting, and if you have

a specific day of the week that offers more free time than others, you can use

that as a way to prepare all your meals for the upcoming week. By cooking in

large batches, you can then portion everything into reusable containers and

save time by only needing to reheat your food.

 KISS Your Bad Habits Goodbye

Developed by the US Navy in the 60s, KISS is an acronym for Keep

It is Simple and Stupid, and it applies when choosing the proper diet.

We’ve all seen diets with more rules than a prison, and the list of what you

can’t eat is longer than most kids’ Christmas wish lists. The more complicated

your diet plan is, the more likely you’ll get sick of it pretty quickly, making

it is pointless and ineffective. That is why the best diets are the ones that are

simple, straightforward, and require as little effort as possible.

 Only eating green foods will make grocery shopping a nightmare,

and you’re likely to end up with several deficiencies along the way. Instead,

please keep it simple and start having a side salad with dinner instead of the usual

starchy component like rice or potatoes. Creating a fasting schedule where you

usually eat on some days, skip other days, and reduce calories in between will

confuse you. Still, everything is simple and easy to follow if you don’t eat after 7 pm every day.

 Identify the things you want to change and then find a simple

solution to help you achieve them. And, don’t expect to be able to change

everything at once. Start with one thing, make it a habit, and then add a

second chance. Slow and steady will mean better results and a happier,

healthier you.

 Trust A Professional

Your body is unique, and while all humans require similar

nutrients and vitamins to function correctly, we all have varying levels,

deficiencies, and even allergies. If you want to be successful with your diet

truly, then one of the most important things you can do is to sit down with

your doctor or a health professional and find out where your body may be out of


 Blood tests can help reveal if your glucose levels are too high,

what your cholesterol looks like, and whether you’re getting enough of

each vitamin daily. It then maps out where significant changes need to take

place, such as lowering your sugar intake or reducing how much salt you consume.

 A health professional can also assess your weight and see a

normal range for your height and shape. With this, suggestions and

recommendations can be made, as well as personalized meal plans and targeted


 Bottom Line

The key to success is consistency, so always remember as you

wade through the various options. Yo-yo dieting, where you do it, stop, start

again, stop, etc., can harm your body over time, so it is much more important

to look for long-term results rather than quick ones. YIn addition, you want to ensure you

are healthy and safe, avoiding drastic dietary measures such as not eating enough

or taking unknown supplements you ordered online.

 Diets don’t need to be focused on weight loss; instead, the goal

should always be creating a healthier and happier version of yourself. Each

step you take brings you closer to changing your lifestyle, not being a

specific size, and you need to enjoy the change to want it and make it stick.

The proper diet and daily physical activity will ultimately give you the

desired results, so be patient and enjoy the journey.

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