Reality Of Dieting…
How many times have you looked for best diet plan to lose weight?
It’s like Pan’s Labyrinth, we end up on a never ending journey, wasting money on Celebrity workout DVD’s, diet cook books, and pseudo fitness products and magic pills which may or may not work for a few weeks/months but before we know it we are back to square 1.
We live in a culture of Yo Yo dieters and it’s a fact, paradoxically, that the more you Yo Yo diet the more weight you put on over time. It seems like a new diet pops up each week, proclaiming to offer the best solution to your problem.
So what is the best diet plan to lose weight ?
Here’s a couple of popular diets you may have followed or come across . . .
Atkins : The Atkins diet is a low-carb, high-protein weight loss programme. You start with a low-carb diet designed for rapid weight loss.
5:2 Diet : The 5:2 diet is based on a principle known as intermittent fasting (IF) – where you eat normally five days a week and fast on the other two days.
Other diets include: Cambridge diet, paleo, Slimming World, Slim Fast, Alkaline Diet, and about 1,00000,00000 others. All of which proclaim to have the best diet plan to lose weight.
All the above diets can be effective but when you label something a diet you are creating a start and end point i.e. a period of time eating a certain way. What happens when the diet ends? Many diets are also unsustainable because with each diet comes it’s own restriction i.e. you can have this, but you can’t have that. If you enjoy donuts and your diet says . . . your not allowed donuts, what do you think off when your hungry?
You end up with doses of mental torture and your will power is tested daily. When you searching for the best diet plan to lose weight you are chasing a rainbow. We are idiosyncratic individuals and we all require different strategies when it comes to losing weight it may depend on:
- Previous diet/ exercise experience
- The list goes on . . .
Not one single diet plan or answer can provide you with the best diet plan to lose weight solution because the answer is . . . it depends? This is probably not the answer you were hoping for, but it’s the truth. Think about it? If everybody on our planet followed exactly the same diet plan what do you think would happen? For some the diet would work wonders and get great results, for others the plan would fail. It depends on our objectives of the diet plan and the person following it. If we told the world to follow an Atkins weightloss plan, would that work well for bodybuilders? Or athletes? It wouldn’t. You need a plan designed for you.
When people end their diet or fall off track, they often end up in more of a mess than before starting the diet. People often return to the same weight or pile on more pounds of fat than before, due to seriously damaging their metabolism through restrictive eating for prolonged periods of time. Oprah Winfrey is the perfect example of a chronic Yo Yo dieter, with a series of erratic weight fluctuations . The more you diet harshly the harder it gets in the future to get the same results and the more stress it places on the body, making it harder and harder to lose weight during your next diet. Unhealthy relationships with food prevail in our society and we must address these issues or run the risk of developing eating disorders, and ruining health. When searching for the best diet plan to lose weight it completely depends on your current situation and the specific goals you are striving to achieve. I like to mix my approaches and reduce restrictions with clients as much as possible. When we diet we should strive to have a strategy that is sustainable and enhances our life, not restricts it. Here are some tips to help you get started. . .
1) Foods that go off quickly
When creating the best diet plan to lose weight , a great starting point would be to select natural wholesome foods i.e. foods that go off quickly, losing their sell by date. If you pick these foods your in a good starting place. Your body can break down the foods quickly and utilise the nutrients derived after consumption. You also have a large selection of foods to chose from. Here’s a generous handful of wholesome tasty food choices:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown rice
- Green Beans
- Almond Milk
- Porridge Oates
2) A Handful of Protein with Each Meal
Your body has to work extra hard to break down protein and in the process burns more calories due to the thermic effect. You will also feel fuller for longer which may prevent you from snacking. The are plenty of protein sources available, mix up your meal choices for variety and sustainability.
3) High Fat/Protein Breakfast
I have used this tool to great effect with many clients on weightloss endeavours. Research also suggests that a high protein/fat based breakfast can increase mental sharpness and encourages emotional stability, helping to prevent symptoms of anxiety through stabilising blood sugar levels. You also have a wide variety of food choices to select from. Here’s a list of some of my favourite Protein/Fat based breakfast foods:
4) Food Variety
Restrictive diets get boring quickly, make-sure to mix up your foods regularly so you don’t get bored.
5) Add Greens
Add in a mixture of vegetables with as many meals as possible to aid digestion and give your body vital nutrients. Adding a Greens Drink is also a great way to get your greens, helping your immune system fight colds and stay strong when you need it most.
6) Drink Like a Camel
It’s easy for your body to mistake hunger with thirst. The benefits of drinking water are plentiful, if you want a recap on the benefits CLICK HERE
For the Best Results You Need to Put Your Hand in Your Pocket…
The best thing I ever did was spending £1,400 hiring the best nutrition coach I could find. I embarked on a 3 month journey. It was the best investment I have ever made because the knowledge I aquired was worth well over 10x what I paid for it. It was priceless.
I had figured out I had spent around £3,000 prior to hiring a nutrition coach trying to find the best diet plan to lose weight strategy. I bought books, DVD’s, the usual tools people reach out for first. How much did I progress using these implements? Erm probably 20-30%. How much did I progress when I hired a coach? 70-80%. Humongous difference! To be able to tap into an experts knowledge database, where they can figure out and teach you a strategy about what can work best for you is priceless.
Trying to learn a complex subject can be extremely difficult. Save yourself time and money (long term) by investing in a coach who will get you results and educate you along the way. It’s all well and good following a diet plan for 8 weeks but if you don’t understand why you are eating this way or educate yourself properly through coaching you are ultimately setting yourself up for failure and a lifetime sentance of Yo Yo dieting.
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