There are so many diet plans that are so totally different, it can be really frustrating. What can make the decision even harder is that most of the diet plans out there are actually created by qualified people. It’s not just dieticians but also doctors and nurses alike that are contributing. So, how do you choose? Hopefully, this article will be able to narrow the choices down for you.
We’ve all been there. Just about the time you finally decide on a diet plan another health pro comes up with a totally different one. You have the diet that’s high protein and low carbs while another pushes lower protein amounts. Then there’s the one with no eating just imbibing special drinks, and another where you just eat salads.
Does veganism create absolute powerhouses or weak, frail people? Are eggs good for you, or the worst thing you can eat? What about milk? Does eating fat make you fatter? Is pasta good or absolutely off limits? Depending on what book you’re reading, the “official” answers to these questions can vary wildly.
So, what can you do? How about just using the most common sense approach known to man. Follow the results! Try a plan for a set period of time like for a week or two and monitor your progress. If you’re headed in the right direction, and have lost weight then continue. Still, not losing weight, then try the next diet plan and see how that works for you.
If this doesn’t appeal to you, then how about just going back to the age old standard. To lose weight, just eat less calories than you use. This is a commonly accepted truth because this is the way the body is designed.
We use the calories consumed as energy for our body to perform. Eat too much and the extra calories are stored as body fat. If we eat less calories than our body needs then it will begin to use the stored fat for the energy. If the diet trend says that calories don’t matter, I would tend to suggest you use your common sense.
There are many convincing programs that try to pitch their diet by claiming that you can eat whatever you want and don’t have to exercise. Common sense would tend to disagree.
What you eat and how much you move are ALL that matter when it comes to losing weight. The fresher and more natural your food, the better. And, when it comes to exercising, don’t go overboard. If you’ve never lifted weights, don’t start with the heaviest. If you’ve never run a marathon, don’t try to run one without building up to it. Common sense rules here too.
Thanks for reading!