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How to Have Successful Diet Plan

Updated on April 16, 2011

When you want to lose weight, the first thing you need to do is to create a diet plan, but before you start, you need to follow some rules that guide you to your goals. Below are the tips that are important to you when creating your own diet plan

  1. First of all, you need to set a goal for how long and how much you want your body to slim down. You need to ask yourself how much weight you want to lose and for how long. This will be your goal and it can keep you focus in what you want to succeed. If you only think about losing weight and not care about realistic goals and choose any program carelessly, it will not help you. An important thing to remember is that don’t ever be too ambitious. Don’t ever dream about losing weight overnight. You can lose up to 20 pounds in a month but it requires patience and commitment to the program
  2. You have to choose your diet plan that suits your way of life. You need to know what you can do and what you can’t do. For example, the plan that requires cooking and a lot of preparation might lead you to be more stressed out if you don’t have enough time to do it. Also, same thing with exercising, having 20 minutes a day to walk might be and might not be an ideal task for you. So you have to make what suits your lifestyle.
  3. You need to be realistic. If you fail, accept that you fail and don’t ever give up. Jogging between your workplace and your house is not an easy task for you and when it comes to adding new task to your daily routine, it won’t be easy. There is always a way and you need to find your way. Involve your husband and friends if you can for great support.
  4. Don’t skip meals. Don’t skip your breakfast. Eat three meals a day and set this a habit. Make sure each meal will provide you with only 400 calories; this means that you will still have the allowance for light snacks. The only reasons that you can skip breakfast are eating late at night or eating too much dinner.
  5. Control your appetite with healthy snacks such as water, fruits, vegetable sticks and nuts instead of full meal. Never snack on processed snacks or French fries. Processed food will always make you eat more because of its addictive flavors.
  6. Always eat two hours before going to bed. Soup with lots of vegetables and pulses especially parley is a good choice. When you wake up the next day and you feel like hungry, it means your dinner wasn’t too much.
  7. Stick with the food that is rich in monounsaturated fats, they are not lower in calories but healthier and some expert say monounsaturated fats help with weight loss, especially with losing belly fat.
  8. Eat consistently instead of erratically and your metabolism rate will not slow down.
  9. Remember it’s all about balancing your diet. Your body needs carbohydrates, proteins and fat.

Don’t make the plan look too stressful and uninteresting. You can, once in a while (but not in short time), you can forget about diet and weight loss and enjoy your delicious meal. But you have to come back and stick to the diet plan again immediately after that. Don’t delay it until it leads to failure. But if, once, you fail, also don’t put pressure too much on yourself and start it all over again. Don’t give up. Way to go!


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