Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be so successful in finding a diet that works for them? Meanwhile, you find it hard to stick to any one diet — Atkins, Paleo, Keto, vegan, vegetarian, high-carb, low carb, and, my goodness the list goes on and on…
If you can relate to that, then you are in the right place! I am here to show you not only which weight-loss meal plans work better, but also how to make those diets work for you!
I am going to take you through the steps that will guarantee you long-term success in finding a diet that is effective for you!
Step 1: Know Your Body
“I don’t get they lost all that weight with that diet? I’ve tried it and it didn’t work?”
Have you ever said a phrase similar to that? If so, you’re not alone. Each person is different, which also means that every person out there will have a slightly different plan for what works for them.
If you are going to find success in this endeavor, then you need to understand YOUR specific needs. Each person is different, and there are countless obstacles that could be making it hard for you to lose weight like blood sugar imbalance, food intolerance, etc.
The great news is that no one knows your body as well as you do! So, yes, you might hear about an amazing high fruit diet, but only you know whether that would harm you or help you in the long run.
Here are some cues that can help guide you along to which diet might help you best:
Do you Get super anxious or jittery after eating high carb meals? Do you crave sugar or starches? Do you have blood sugar imbalances?
For you, eating a low amount of starchy or sugary carbs might be the best options! You could try a diet like a Paleo or a Blood Sugar Balancing Plan to see if they work for you!
Do you find your stomach constantly in knots, have a high PH, and can’t tolerate meat well?
Consider going plant-based! The high amount of vegetables could balance your body and reduce inflammation!
Do you always crave processed foods? Do you find it hard to eat a balanced diet because of your cravings?
Your body might need to reset and get used to eating whole and nutritious foods! Maybe you could give the Whole 30 a shot!
Do you struggle with food sensitivities? Does your digestion make it hard for you to lose weight?
An elimination diet or the virgin diet could be just what you need to discover what sensitivities are your pitfalls.
Whatever your unique conditions, you likely already know what really does or doesn’t work for you. Go with a diet that fits your needs.
Step 2: Power Up!
Now that you have some idea as far as the basic diet, there are some guidelines I’ll go over with you. No matter what diet you choose, there are some rules that you can follow to ensure your success!
Even the best diet can be foiled if you don’t know the nutrition basics necessary to turn your body into a fat torching machine!
Have you ever fallen for the idea that filling your pantry with “diet” foods or “low fat” foods would make the difference necessary for weight loss? Trust me! You are not alone!
Today, most people have falsely believed the marketing lies that the “missing ingredient” for weight loss comes in a package. That is sadly far from the truth.
Keeping an eye on calorie intake or sticking by the rules of a diet plan is great! But even the best of diets can be sabotaged by junk food under the guise of being “healthy”.
These foods lead to people subbing their regular cokes for diet cokes and make diet cakes. They eat low-fat yogurt laden with sugar and chemicals. They chow down on processed protein bars. And all the while they wonder why they can’t stick to their diets or lose the weight. These poor people have merely fallen victim to all the diet marketing plaguing our states.
The problem is that what we really need is pure whole foods! Even though some foods might be low-calorie, if they are not whole and natural foods, then your body likely still won’t respond very well to them. Make a point of filling your plate with lean protein and piles of veggies!
Doing this will give your body the actual nutrients that your body is craving. This attacks the problem at the root source of weight gain by helping your body work well and shed extra weight on its own. Over time, your boosted metabolism will help do most of the work for you.