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Dying To Lose Weight Why Kill Yourself

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There are many diet books and plans on the market today, each claiming to be the best way to lose weight. If you believe the hype, you can eat only carbs and lose weight, eat no carbs and lose weight, eat only cabbage and lose weight…. the list goes on and on. These plans would not be popular if people didn’t follow them, but it is important to be reasonable, as well.

When choosing a diet plan, avoid fad diets. These plans come and go each season, and some can even be harmful to your health. Take the time to consult your doctor, and design a weight loss plan that works for you. Your plan should allow you to lower your calorie count, while consuming foods from all major food groups.

Figure out the goal of your diet.
Before we can get into any of the specifics of putting a diet together, the first thing you MUST do is figure out what your goal is. Meaning, do you want to lose fat? Do you want to build muscle? Do you just want to eat, feel and be healthier? Whatever your specific goal is, you absolutely need to know it beforehand so that everything we do from this point on is aimed directly at reaching that exact goal.

Follow these guidelines to avoid dangerous diet plans:

Figure out your ideal daily protein intake.
Once your calorie intake has been set, it’s time to figure out where those calories will come from. Of the 3 major macronutrients (protein, fat and carbs), this process will begin with protein. Why? Because after calories, your daily protein intake plays the next most important role in your diet plan.

Figure out your ideal daily fat intake.
Next up on the scale of importance is fat. After calories and protein, your daily fat intake (and the specific types of fat comprising that intake) is the next most significant diet component.

Figure out your ideal daily carb intake.
The third, final and surprisingly least important macronutrient to figure out is carbs. With protein and fat already factored in, figuring out your ideal daily carb intake will be a piece of cake (pun definitely intended).

Organize and adjust your diet to make it as enjoyable and sustainable for you as possible.
This is the step when we take everything we’ve figured out will work best for your specific goal and tailor it all to YOU and YOUR preferences. 

Organize and adjust your diet to make it as enjoyable and sustainable for you as possible.
This is the step when we take everything we’ve figured out will work best for your specific goal and tailor it all to YOU and YOUR preferences. 

Avoid Massive Calorie Cuts – Some diets drastically restrict the amount of calories you take in per day. These diets can lead to malnutrition, so avoid them at all costs. Instead, consult your doctor for a target calorie count per day. He or she can take your height, weight, age, and medical conditions into account to design a diet plan that is safe and effective.

Avoid Cutting out Food Groups – Just say no to diets that cut out entire food groups. Your body is designed to function at an optimal level by eating a variety of foods. Cutting out an entire group can cause severe health issues, such as malnutrition or organ failure. Choose a diet that balances grains, protein, dairy, and fruit and vegetables. Your body needs these nutrients to function.

Avoid Crash Diets or Pills – If your diet comes in a box, it’s probably not the healthiest option. Most diet pills and supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so use them with extreme caution. Avoid stimulant medications and crash “cabbage –soup” types of diets. You may lose weight quickly, but it will come back as soon as you’re off the diet or supplement.

Use these guidelines to develop a diet plan that’s right for you. Avoid unhealthy calorie restrictions, cutting out entire food groups, or diet pills. Take the time to consult a medical professional and tailor a diet to meet your caloric needs. You’ll be able to lose weight, and keep it off effectively, if you use a combination of diet and exercise to do so.

This article entitled “Dying to Lose Weight Why Kill Yourself” is not medical advice. It should not be used as or substituted as medical advice; from a medical professional. This article is for informational purposes only.

Dr. Kathleen Hall: “We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.”​

Diet plans that can work for you.

  1. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them. There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods.
  2. Ketogenic diet(Keto diet).So, if you are looking to lose weight with keto dieting and if you have had some previous struggles with dieting, don’t worry. This diet can definitely help you get started on the road to losing weight and improving your health, but you have to make sure that you are ready to make some lifestyle changes before you start. You have to make sure you can make it a habit to follow the diet rules, and you have to make sure that you are ready to take the challenge of a very low calorie diet. Once you follow the diet rules for a week, then you can go on to see if you can stick to it long term.
  3. Plant-based diets. …
  4. Low-carb diets. …
  5. The paleo diet. …
  6. Low-fat diets. …
  7. The Mediterranean diet. …
  8. WW (Weight Watchers) …
  9. The DASH diet.

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