Here are some tips for choosing the best weight loss program for you.
Choosing the Best Weight Loss Program for You
When starting a weight loss plan, it’s important to know what kind will work for you and what won’t. Finding or creating a plan that will work for you from the beginning, and being open to adjusting it as you go along, is one of the key factors in its success overall. Here are some things to think about when formulating a weight loss plan.
Weight Loss Plans
Explore some of the weight loss plans out there that are already curated and check out information on ways to make them work for you:
The Keto Diet plan can be very effective in a short amount of time. Several of my friends have lost a significant amount of weight using the Keto Diet, but it isn't a permanent eating plan. Here is how to get started on the Ketogenic Diet and here are tips for reintroducing carbs after you finish the Keto diet.
Several of my friends have had great success with the Trim Healthy Mama Plan. They outline the plan in the book and then you put it into action. To make it easier to follow the plan, you can use the recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook instead of creating your own. This is a very affordable plan, but you do the meal planning, cooking, and keep track of everything on your own.
Another popular diet people are using is the Paleo diet. Check out this information on Paleo Diet Basics to see if this is something that might work for you. If you decide to go Paleo, here are some tips for stocking your kitchen for the Paleo diet.
Check out the Weight Watcher's site to see plans, pricing and what it entails. Weight Watchers has support groups and apps to figure out the points of the food you eat to make it easier for you to stick to the diet. Here are some tips on how to save money while on Weight Watchers. This is a pretty flexible plan: you can choose your level of support, to cook from scratch, or purchase meals.
Nutrisystem is a plan that sends you food to eat so it is very structured. This works well for people who don't have a lot of time to create meals. Here is the Nutrisystem website so you can explore your options.
Another specific plan option is Jenny Craig. All of your meals are provided so you don't have to track anything. Check out plans and pricing on the Jenny Craig Website.
Perhaps none of the diet plans fit your needs. Do some research and create your own plan. I have had success by simply limiting the amount of sugar, carbohydrates, and dairy I consume. I originally did this to reduce inflammation from arthritis, but I have lost 27 pounds in 6 months without counting calories. I create my meals primarily from meats, eggs, vegetables, and fresh fruits. I use cauliflower rice for traditional rice and spaghetti squash for pasta. I also only use healthy fats in my recipes like avocado oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. There isn't a fancy name, but it fits my needs. So if one of the popular diet plans doesn't fit your needs, don't give up, combine different plans to create a diet that works for you.
What if I don’t think following a specific plan is for me?
If you have trouble following a specific plan, here are some tips for making a weight loss plan that is more personalized:
Here are some tips on how to stick with any diet in general.
Check out this information on how to create a diet plan so you can customize one that will work for you.
Meal prepping can be a great tool to help you create a diet plan that works for you. Here are some tips on meal prepping for weight loss.
Eating ‘clean' can be a diet on its own and it is pretty flexible for those that have a hard time sticking with a plan. Here are 5 Tips for Eating Clean.
If you are worried about cost, here is some information on eating clean for cheap from Saved By Grace.
How do I remain flexible while following a diet?
One of the best ways to stick with a weight loss plan is to remain flexible. Here are some easy swaps you can make for diets as well as tips for remaining flexible on the go:
Here are some tips for sticking with a diet when you go out to eat.
Built Lean has a good list of substitutions to make to cut calories from your diet.
Flexible dieting is actually a thing! Check out some tips on IIFYM (if it fits your macros) dieting.
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