Consider the following questions in assessing your chosen diet:
Does the diet match your eating habits?
Be realistic when choosing the best diet for you. You know yourself. You know your daily schedule and your daily activities. Make sure that your chosen diet is one that fits your eating habits- in a healthy way. For example, you are a person who wakes up late in the morning since you have a night job. So you cannot expect yourself to follow a diet that prevents you from eating meals beyond six in the evening. Doing so will result to fasting and fasting can lead to many nutritional deficiencies and other health problems.
Can you live with your diet forever?
Before choosing the best diet, you have to take into consideration your determination and your willingness to follow your meal plan. Remember that meal plans should be followed for a long as you want to attain and maintain your ideal figure. Thus, you have to ask yourself if you can really live with that kind of diet forever. Better yet, ask yourself if you are willing to live with that kind of diet for a long time.
You have to remember that the reason why most people do not lose weight (despite the fact that they already tried various diet programs) is because they are not capable of living in accordance with their diet plan. Remember that if you quit a diet plan, you are eventually bound to gain the weight you have removed from your body.
Can you afford the diet you chose?
Let’s be practical. Budget matters in choosing the best diet for you. Your meal plan will entirely be useless if you can’t afford the foods and beverages included in the list.
Before you consider any meal plan, you have to analyze the food combinations, quantities, and the frequencies of taking these meals. Note that some diets require meal replacement drinks or low calorie meals that may be beyond your financial capability.
How quickly will you lose your excess weight?
Each diet will provide a different time frame in losing weight. Some diet plans can help you lose weight in as quickly as a month while others will take a couple of months. Consider how quickly your diet can help you. The best diet plan allows you to reduce weight in a safe weight loss range. Keep in mind that the safe weight loss range is about two pounds every week. To lose this much, you will have to cut off as much as 7,000 calories in a week.
Does it require you to undergo gradual changes?
Some diet plans will require you to make drastic changes in your life style. In this case, you will have to assess your willingness to follow the plan. Are you really willing to undergo the required changes? You have to note that it will be more advisable to follow diet plans which require you to take small and gradual changes. If the changes are slow and steady, you will find it easier to follow the plan. Moreover, your body will also be able to adapt to the changes and complications and health problems will be more unlikely to occur. The best diet is one that slowly alters your eating habits and preferences.