What We Overlook While Choosing a Diet

Please select a featured image for your post

Since the alarming levels of pollution in the environment and decrease in the health index worldwide, we are becoming more aware of ourselves and taking better care. Even though we do everything in our power to stay healthy, looking too much into it can be gruelling too. Choosing a diet that best suits you can be a daunting task. How then do you choose something that you can follow?

It is extremely to keep in mind that you are an individual and the diets that are working for others may not work for you. You have different eating preferences, schedules and energy than others. Why should your diet not be customized for you?

Even though there are many diets being appreciated, they may not suit you and your body. Keep it simple and choose one that is sustainable and priorities health. We’ve put together a few things you may overlook when you choose a diet.

. Deficiencies

Every body functions differently and your body could be deficient in some nutrients. If you are prone to certain deficiencies, your diet must have a supplement for these.

. Intolerance

Certain foods could cause you indigestion. If something in your diet isn’t agreeing with you, substitute it with a similar food.

. Time

Going on a diet and keeping up with it is extremely difficult, especially when food is one of the things you live for. There is a tendency to speed up your diet and try to get results faster. However this is only going to be unsustainable in the long run and take a toll on your body.

. Schedule

When you plan a diet you plan the schedule and its feasibility. While planning it seems easy and often we do not plan for lapses or extra time constraints. This could cause us to feel hopeless and dejected. Do keep in mind that as a high functioning individual there are bound to be some lapses and problems with keeping up with the diet. The bottom line is to be persistent and go on even if there is a lapse.


Popular Diets

So what are the diets that you could go for? Most diets are customisable and take into consideration individual differences. The top diets in the world are intense and with amazing results.

1. 4 week fat burner plan

This diet has a combination of high fiber and high protein foods, cutting out calories altogether. Depending on your body’s requirements this diet provides for both a high eating plan and high exercise plan or even a comfortable mix of both.The diet requires you to go on a diet of oatmeal, fruits, butternut squash, chicken, beans, sweet potato and yogurt. All these foods are sources of fibre and protein. The idea is to kick-start your metabolism and gradually increase it.  Normally in a day you would consume 1400-1500 calories. This diet is fast and effective and it advisable that you take professional advice before starting the diet.

2. HCG diet

The HCG diet was first formulated by Dr. Simeons in the 1950’s. He was a successful endocrinologist who experimented with HCG as a diet supplement. Even though the HCG diet has had many makeovers it has originated from the initial research by Dr. Albert T. Simeons. What is the HCG diet? Dr. Albert T. Simeons discovered that HCG in very low doses helps in fat breakdown, prevents muscle loss in low carb diets and suppresses hunger. These were the very things needed in a successful diet. The HCG diet of today consists of HCG supplements and no more than 500 calories a day. Such low calorie intake can send the body into starvation and stall weight loss. However HCG supplements combat this problem and maintain normal energy levels. Dieters who have gone on this diet reported fast and sustainable results.

3. Keto Diet

With this diet you cut down on carbs and eat no more than 50 grams of fat. This effectively cuts down your sugar and the body starts burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. This diet is a protein diet and prevents muscle breakdown. It increases your lean muscle mass. Eat food which is easily digestible.   You can exercise  while you’re on this diet. Initially you may feel fatigued and tired but once your body gets used to it, you’ll start feeling energetic. Dieters on this diet have lauded and recommended it for its sustainability.

It is highly recommended that you consult a professional before starting a diet and customize one that works for you. The main aim of a diet is long term health and fitness. Short term extreme weight loss is harmful in the long run. Moderation is the key.