ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Have Successful Diet Plan

Updated on April 16, 2011
Source

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!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)