Updated: May 17, 2021
As a Nutritionist & Dietician, the most common question that we hear from people are “What is the best Diet for losing weight?” What do you think the answer would be? An Intermediate fasting diet or ketogenic diet or a well-balanced calorie restriction diet or the most famous high protein diet? The answer from a qualified Dietician would be “No fixed rule applies to all”. As dieting is an individualistic program. What may suit one person may not suit to the rest of the members in the same family or same community, as each body is different. When we say each body is different, we mean to say that:
· Each individual has a different and unique body requirement.
· Each body reacts, digests and metabolizes food in a different way.
· Each body stores and utilizes food in different way as per your hormones and metabolism.
Dieting is more of a mind discipline than a physical change. Hence let us see what are the thumb rules one should keep in mind in order to ensure that you get benefits of a weight loss program under the guidance of an expert.
Whatever diet you plan to eat, it requires complete planning. In terms of what is the menu, is that ingredient there at your home? How Do you plan to cook? Is there any pre prep required? Once you plan all the above minute details, following a diet becomes easy.
To plan a diet chart with the expert, you can get in touch with us. We specialise in customized diet planning for your lifestyle and medical conditions.
Once you have planned your menu with the expert most important part is to be disciplined and follow the diet to the ‘T’. Very often individuals are over enthusiastic and expect the change to be visible immediately. However, the fact is that Dieting required dedication and discipline.
Generally anyone who starts to diet takes around fifteen days to get accustomed to the new routine and then your body gets used to it and starts functioning the way we eat.
So the more consistent you are with your diet the more you can expect results.
“Nothing is impossible” Hence its very important to have faith in what you are doing. Stay focused, do not look for shortcuts and results will follow.
With plethora of information available on the internet, many people often get confused and they very often forget the main purpose on why they started with a particular diet.
Make a note of whatever you eat, so as to gauge when you go wrong and why. An expert can help you provide alternatives for the food. You cannot expect to eat the high calorie food and still show results. You have to accept the fact that you have had a cheat meal and make a note of it in order to be accountable for the same.
#5 HEALTHY FOODS AND PORTION SIZE
Here is where the main diet starts. Food choice has to be as per the dietary requirements of an individual after accessing their medical conditions as well as lifestyle. An healthy diet means whole wheat grains, high biological value proteins, colourful fruits and vegetables to provide adequate vitamins and minerals and healthy fats that include monounsaturated fats, omega 3 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats. Adequate water intake which is required for proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients and excretion of waste products.
Inorder to ensure that the diet works for you, one has to follow the above thumb rules.