Wednesday, 14 November 2007

How to find the right diet: 6 tips

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These days, the desire for the perfect body is so strong that many are taken in by unhealthy or unsuccessful dieting schemes. And who can blame them -- with so many different diets that promise results, how do we choose the one that will work for us? Everyday Health has put together a list of six tips that you should follow when picking a weight-loss plan:
  • Choose a diet that reduces calories but doesn't cut out any one food group
  • As attractive as a no-exercise program sounds, it's not healthy and it won't work in the long run. Pick one that encourages moderate activity and offers tips.
  • Your diet should teach you long-term behavioural changes that you can keep up for the rest of your life. And it should be flexible enough to accommodate your cultural habits.
  • Choose a plan that offers slow, steady weight loss. Losing a bunch of weight in a hurry is very unhealthy, and chances are you'll just gain it all back.
  • A good plan will advise you to discuss with your doctor, and will carry a real doctor's seal of approval.
  • Your ideal diet will have a maintenance phase -- a plan that you can follow to keep the weight off in the long run.
Does your diet meet all of these criteria? If so, what plan do you follow?

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