How to Choose a Diet and Stick with It
Dieting can be an overwhelming experience. Choosing a diet type is tough. So, ask yourself some basic questions to make it a little less stressful.
Choosing a diet isn’t easy. Where do you even start? Keto? Paleo? Atkins? Mediterranean? Some variation of all of the above, that includes something you can actually enjoy? Some diet types have been around a long time, while others burst into attention every once in a while, capturing everyone’s attention before fading away and leaving in even more confusion in an already complex situation. With all the information out there, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices.
But don’t fret, because choosing a diet is not as hard as choosing to diet. You’ve already taken a hard step, and with a little guidance you can start down the path towards better health.
Answering some basic questions can help narrow down your choices. Be honest with yourself, and use what you learn from the following questions to target a few diet options.
What are My Goals?
The diet you choose should reflect not only your goals, but what you expect from changing what you eat. Think about what you want the outcome to be.
Are you interested in maintaining weight and eating healthier? Or are you trying to lose weight? Do you want to count calories? How about carbs? Maybe a low-carb diet works or focusing on smaller meals throughout the day.
Consider your approach to exercise. Are you interested in fitness or gaining muscle? Diets that are high in protein can help with that.
Focusing on your goals helps you find different paths to the finish line. If you’re not sure where to start, try talking to a dietician.
If you want to focus on losing weight only, then you need to consider the calories in and the calories out — how