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6 Considerations When Starting a New Diet Plan

by Skinny Ms.

Plan on starting a new diet?  Here are some critical precautions to consider in order to be more successful.

Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape?  If so, don’t fall for all the fad diets. There are new fad diets popping up all time.  Don’t take a ride on the fad diet train.  Research your diet before starting it.  This will help you be more successful.

Whatever diet you chose to go on you must have a calorie deficit.  Basically burn more calories than you consume.  This is very easy to do once you get the hang of counting calories.

Diet in moderation.  Of course eat a balanced diet of fats, proteins, and carbs and exercise on a regular basis.

Now onto the 6 considerations…

1. Personal Support – When you change you’re eating habits it is very easy to slip up and fall right back into your old eating habits.  Again research your diet plan to see if it includes accountability, online tracking, food journals to help track your progress.  accountable and tracking your progress is essential to long term successful weight loss.

2. Write out personal goals – A lot of people write goals for there business or job but never write goals for weight loss/fitness.  Writing goals for your diet/workout plan is very critical to success.  If you want to lose 10-15 pounds, write it down.  If you want a six pack, write it down.  Whatever your goal is, just write it down!

Think about what the calorie requirements are for your potential diet plan.  Make sure they are within your physical limits.  Be careful of diets that tell you to eat less than 1,700 calories per day.  You want healthy weight loss.  You don’t want to starve yourself to lose weight.

3.  Think about the risk factors – This goes hand in hand with the concern over calorie intake.  If a diet plan drastically changes or restricts what kind of food you eat or how often you eat, it should be looked at by your family physician to see if it is safe.

4. Look for testimonials – Look for success stories of people that have already used the diet plan and had success.  Don’t always trust online reviews they can be flawed.

5.  What is the total cost of the diet plan –  In this economy we all are trying to save a buck here and there.  Just take into consideration all that is involved with the diet plan you are looking into doing. It might suggest you take certain herbal supplements or get a personal trainer. You also might have to pay membership fees, online access, and more. Not all diet plans are created equal.

6. Check the staff’s credentials – When working with health professionals like personal trainers or nutritionists it is important to get information on their experience and certifications to make sure they are the real deal.  These people will partially be responsible for your health and wellness, so know as much as you can about them.

A new diet plan can be exactly what the doctor ordered to get rid of those extra unwanted pounds. Take these 6 considerations to heart and find the perfect diet that is right for you.

Post contributor, is Matthew Beavers. Matthew enjoys being in the great outdoors.  Mountain biking and hiking are 2 of my favorite outdoor activities.  He is the author of the blog, Fitness and Nutrition Solutions.  Join Matthew on Facebook for motivation, inspiration and weight loss tips.  For all of you that love Pinterest.

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