The best diet for losing body weight is....(drumroll please) , the diet that is balanced, relatively low in calories, and is an eating plan that you can follow indefinitely. There is noting magical about losing weight. The trick is keeping the pounds from creeping back on. Generally, the most effective diet (read: weight-control) plans consist of higher protein and lower carbohydrates with plenty of healthy fats (i.e., mono- and poly-unsaturated fats). Think lean meats, fish, avocados, nuts and vegetables for antioxidants and fiber.
Avoid particularly regimented diet plans. There is no valid reason for following a diet that is so restrictive and rigid (i.e., avoiding entire food groups). The risk of malnutrition may become an issue when following diets that call for avoiding all fruits and breads. In addition, overly-restrictive diets are notoriously ineffective due to the noncompliance factor. If you can't follow a particular diet plan for more than six weeks without straying and eating cheat foods, the diet should be scrapped.
Other tips to lose bodyweight and keep it off include:
BOTTOM LINE: Eat well-balanced meals containing portions from all of the food groups (i.e., dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables, breads and cereals) to ensure you get adequate vitamins and minerals as well as fiber for your body. If you keep the weight off for more than two years, chances are good that you'll keep the weight off long term. The best diet plan is the one you can stick with for the rest of your life!
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.