If you have finally made the decision to go on a diet, getting healthy and simply feeling better about yourself, you can turn to the internet for advice, but most likely you'll walk away confused. How do you find the best weight loss plan? Here is some advice for you:
It is a big, giant myth that all diets are basically the same. You could not be more wrong if you assume that is the case. Yes, all diets require you reduce the intake of food, but the method, frequency and technique of how you do this is all-important. Each type of diet takes a different approach, and you need to choose the one that is most compatible to your lifestyle and personality.
One example is the carb diet. You can choose high carb, low carb, low protein, low fat, and on and on. There are literally unlimited combination's. It's not easy to choose the best weight loss plan, but some of the internet 'e-diets' can really help. They have online coaching, forums and chat where you can connect with others doing the same diet.
The diet that works for you may not work so well for me. But you can cross off your list diets that require you to starve yourself - as these are not healthy at all. Stay away, too from diets that make you eat just one type of food, like grapefruit, etc. You need a healthy balance of food to keep from having dangerous side-effects from your diet.
The most important thing when searching for the best weight loss plan is to look at the long term. Your goal should be to lose weight over a long period of time. Diets where you don't lose weight at a controlled pace can actually make you fatter, as you quickly re-gain the weight from a 'crash' diet.
Try one of the internet e-diets and choose a weight loss method that seems sensible and safe to you. You will lose weight and keep if off, and stay healthy in the process.
Disclaimer: This information is based on information freely available in the popular press and medical journals that deal with health. Nothing herein is intended to be or should be construed to be any sort of medical advice. For medical advice the reader should consult with his or her physician or other medical specialist.