One of the most commonly asked questions I get working in the fitness industry.. I want to go on a diet to lose weight, which one should I do? Most of the time the reply I give will get a funny look..
Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Herbalife, Keto, 5:2, Juice Plus.. These are some of the diets I've seen over the last few years. What do they all have in common?
You will lose weight as you are in a calorie defecit!
Many 'diets' will put the consumer on a very low calorie intake which will obviously drop weight quickly in the short term. This often causes havoc with our metabolism and will be some of the reason the weight just comes back after we finish this diet.
-Can you see yourself still sticking to this diet a year from now?
If the answer is 'NO' then don't do it!
-Are you always feeling hungry from lack of food?
Stop! Don't starve yourself!
-Are you feeling more tired than normal on your new diet?
Stop! You are more than likely not feeding yourself enough to keep your body running. (Think what happens when a car runs out of fuel)
-Are you getting a good balance of Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamins and Minerals?
No? Then stop!
Do you enjoy it?
If not then you're doing it wrong! We should enjoy the foods we eat! If you are eating chicken, broccoli and rice every day just to shift a few pounds then think again on how you could get in better shape whilst still enjoying the foods you enjoy.
Personally I love pizza and ice cream, regardless whether I'm trying to gain weight or drop body fat I will never cut these foods from my diet. Why?
Because I enjoy them!
So the answer to that question is.. Whatever you can stick to and enjoy whilst still getting results!
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