There are lots of diets that can let you lose weight fast and effectively today. But how can we choose the diet that will help to lose some kilos and won’t bring harm to our health at the same time? Firstly, the obese persons shouldn’t’t choose the diet themselves. As for those who have only some excess weight that cannot be considered as illness they can easily lose weight keeping to the diet.
What are the main criteria of a good diet?
While choosing your diet you should remember that it must contain foods that are habitual for you. It doesn’t mean you should refuse eating some exotic foods, they can be a kind of an addition to your ordinary diet, but they shouldn’t be its basis. And the main thing is you should estimate how long you can keep to this or that diet while choosing the one for yourself.
How long should you keep to your diet?
The right answer to your question is all of your life. To choose the right diet you should know a little about the composition of the products and useful and harmful substances containing in them.
In terms of it one can state that it is harmful to keep to the mono-diet as you can’t eat only apples or buckwheat.
As for the mono-diets it is recommended to keep to them for not more that 1-2 weeks. Of course, a woman can lose weight for this period of time as her ration is limited. But after finishing her diet and turning back to her habitual ration she will gain weight again. So it has no sense to keep diets of this kind if you hope for long-lasting results.
Mono-diets are good for fasting once a month. An apple diet is very good in this relation, as apples are rich in vitamins and microelements, not containing in other foods. The ‘apple’ fasting days help to get rid of swellings and are good for prevention of atherosclerosis. One more kind of diet is a Japanese diet which is not a mono-diet in the literal sense, but is rather strict and is intended for keeping it for 13 days. You can keep to it twice a year to normalize your weight and cleanse your body.
Most diets recommend eating 6-8 times a day but is it possible to lose weight this way?
To keep a normal body weight and prevent digestive system diseases it is recommended to have not less than 4 meals a day. The reason for that is quite simple: if you do the long breaks between your meals you feel very hungry, so it is easy then to lose control and eat more than you really need.
But this kind of diet doesn’t mean that all of your 6-8 meals must be substantial ones, consisting of several dishes. As for this kind of meals there shouldn’t be more than three of them, as for the rest, they must be snacks consisting of fruits, salads or dairy products.
One more important rule to follow is to have dinner not later than 8 p.m. If you go to bed late you can have one more snack containing fruits, low-fat cottage cheese, or have a glass of kefir.
If you have already started keeping to your diet, how can you decide if it is the right one for you?
You are on the right track and you have made the right choice if:
- You don’t think about food all the time and you don’t feel like you are too hungry at times;
- You gradually lose your weight. During several first days it is more noticeable, but then it will get slower and at last stop at all. To control your weight loss you should keep a diary where you will note down your ration and weight changes. It will help you to analyze the effectiveness of your diet and take the right decision as for its adjustment if necessary.
- In several weeks you feel lightness, you feel younger, better, you are in high spirits, you don’t feel any weakness, you are more able to work and less irritable.
- Your diet helps you to have the desirable weight and keep it.
If at least one of these points is not true, then it looks like you have chosen the wrong diet. But even the negative experience can be useful. At least you have learned lots of new things about your body. When you choose another diet for you next time you will be more experienced and for sure will make the right choice.
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