With so many diet reviews (some real and some fake), a bombardment of advertisements from weight loss companies, an array of famous people endorsing diets and pills, other people sharing their success with such-and-so diet, and so much more, it's no wonder the diet industry is a billion dollar industry!
It's a billion dollar industry because of the overwhelming number of different types of diets, then most people either get stuck with the “new shiny object syndrome” (which is wanting to try the next popular thing), or they get stuck with information paralysis (which is you can't make a decision due to their being so much information to make a decision off of)! As a result, most will just keep buying diet after diet!
Bottom line, how to find the best diet for YOU can become a reality, and I have made it a little easier for you below!
In this article, I'm going to talk about 6 simple steps you can follow to help you break through the thickness of the hundreds of different diets and methods that are out there… and just pick one that you feel the most comfortable with… and even more importantly, pick one that has a high chance of getting you the results you have always wanted!
Step #1 – Understand That A Diet Is A “Guide”
I strongly recommend that you first implement into your mind that a diet program is nothing more than just a guide to get you to where you want to be.
What's more important to remember is that developing a healthy lifestyle is what will get you the ultimate success.
Diet programs are designed to help shift you out of the mindset you have been so accustomed to for years. That mindset is one that decides to skip breakfast, eat MEGA meals, order take out by habit, crave bad foods, and more.
When you understand up front that going on a diet is NOT the answer to you getting in shape, and that it is you shifting your mindset to that of someone who is living a healthy lifestyle, then this will help you in choosing the best diet.
Why is that?
Well, just answer this question: If a diet is based on doing something INSANE (like starving yourself for a few days for example), is that something you can do on a consistent basis once the diet is finished?
Step #2 – What Works For One… May not work for you.
In other words, I recommend that when looking for a diet, never base your entire decision with choosing a diet based on the success of others.
Now yes, it is important to look at other success stories to help you determine if a diet is going to be your worth your time and money, but what I'm saying here is to not base your ENTIRE decision on this.
The reason why is because what works for one person, may not work for you. This could be for a number of reasons (body type, different lifestyle, different goals, and more). But, what you basically want to do is follow the other tips in this article, and not base your decision solely because other people have had success.
Step #3 – If It's Not Natural… It's not working!
The secret answer to weight loss success is that with whatever it is you do with dieting and exercising… it must be NATURAL!
Well, it's simply because our bodies will only respond the way we want it to if what is happening inside and out… is 100% natural.
Sure, you may lose a lot of weight on some crazy unnatural fad diet… for a moment. But don't think for one second that your body isn't going through some serious issues internally…
What usually ends up happening after completing an unnatural diet is that once you return back to “normal eating”, whatever weight you've lost… comes right back on (better known as yo-yo weight loss)!
The reason this happens is when you diet unnaturally, your metabolism more than likely will decrease.
So, to prevent this from happening, simply choose a 100% all natural diet.
Step #4 – Both Sides Of The Fence…
Some people gravitate more towards looking at just positive testimonials and reviews of products, and some gravitate more towards the negative side. The problem is that you can not base a smart decision on purchasing a diet by looking at testimonials, reviews, etc. on just one side of the fence.
You have to look at both the positive and the negative to get a good idea if a program is going to be ideal for you.
Looking in just one direction with either positive or negative testimonials will usually cause you to miss a key aspect of a program that can either cause issues for you, or could actually be beneficial for you.
Step #5 – “But I don't want to eat my brussel spouts!” <== Insert child-like voice here. LOL
In this step, it's important that when looking for a diet program, that you see if you can find one that gives you the ability to customize your menu plan.
Nobody likes to be forced to do something they don't want to… and the same applies for dieting. Therefore, choosing a diet that allows you to customize your meals so that you can choose which types of healthy foods you would like to eat will go a long way.
Also, this is a huge thing if you have specific allergies or if you don't eat meat, etc.
Clearly, the biggest benefit here is that you'll more likely stay consistent with a diet that has a customizing feature.
Step #6 – Tie In… Vs… Disrupt…
What do you think is better? A diet that will work for you regardless of your day to day life, or one that makes it difficult to stick to… because of your busy life?
I'm almost certain you chose the first option.
So, when you are looking for a diet plan, make sure that it is not going to become nearly impossible for you to stick to because of your busy (or weird schedule) lifestyle.
This tip also applies to the cost of living healthy as well.
Now I'm a firm believer in the mindset that medical bills to fix health conditions due to a lack of dieting and exercising is most certainly way higher than the cost of living a healthy lifestyle (such as buying healthy foods, getting a gym memberships or equipment, buying natural supplements, etc.). But, that doesn't mean you should break the bank or put yourself in debt as well!
Therefore, I still recommend you choose to live a healthier lifestyle no matter what, but just make sure you are doing things that won't put your budget deep into the red negative (like purchasing a $2500 treadmill and all you have is $2552.98 saved)!
So, when looking for the best diet for you, I recommend that you follow those 6 easy steps above. If you do, then you should certainly find a diet that will be easy to follow, highly effective for YOU, and won't cause you to go broke!