Dieting is never easy. Some people have been on some kind of diet their entire life! I believe almost everyone has dieted at one time or another. The trouble with diets is that they usually fail or we gain the weight back within time. There are so many diets out there. There are huge book sections in the book stores and libraries.
The Diet Solution Program
Master Cleanse Secrets
Eat Stop Eat
Fat Loss 4 Idiots
Xtreme Fat Loss Diet
Fat Burning Furnace
You can find so many diets and weight loss programs on the Internet that your head will swim! Every new diet to come out seems like it will be the "one" to finally help you to be the thin person you want to be, and it turns out to be just like all the others. Only now you've gotten your metabolism even more out of whack! So what do you do? Get more depressed and discouraged, right? Why can't we lose weight? Eating healthy, losing weight and keeping it off shouldn't be such a problem!
Everyone has a different personality and genetics, so one diet does not fit all, but how do you find the right weight loss program or diet for you? Trying each and every diet known to man and failing at each, throwing your metabolism off and getting depressed is not the answer. So what is the answer?
Start by thinking about your personality and who you are. Are you a very busy person? (Busy doesn't always mean active). Are you one who will stick to something once started or are you easily discouraged and quit? Do you like to cook and experiment with recipes or do you want it all laid out for you? Do you want meals that lots of time to prepare or quick to prepare and cook. Do you get bored eating the same things all the time and need variety? Do you have a lot of problem with cravings? Are you tempted to snack? Think about how you like to eat and prepare food and this will give you a clue as to the type of weight loss program that will work for you.
Personally, I like to have a diet-weight loss program where there is a variety of foods so I don't get bored and prepares and cooks quickly. I don't like to have to decide what to fix all the time, so I like a diet that tells me what to fix at each meal. Especially when starting out. After a while I can change it up more, but in the beginning I like it to be a "no brainer".
Each diet program has a "personality" too. You need to look for a good fit. We tend to just look to see if it works for others and hope it will work for us too. Or we just look to see if it is a low carb or a low-fat diet. Take the time to know who you are as a dieter and then look for the personality of the diet or weight loss plan. Make a list, if necessary, to better see what you should be look for in a diet.
Next, you should look for a diet or weight loss plan that is a life style change, not just a "diet". If your old way of eating worked for you, you'd be thin, right? So, you need to change the way you think about "dieting". You should go into "dieting" thinking this is a new start, a lifestyle change, a new way to eat forever. Look for a diet-weight loss program that has a long-term way of eating, not just a get thin quick diet and then go back to eating whatever you want, since that didn't work. You want to find a maintenance program where you don't feel deprived and can eat things from time to time that you want, but can go back to the stricter part of the diet easily when needed.