What Makes A Diet Successful?

Diet Success

With hundreds of diets to choose from, how do you know which one will work for you?

There are five key components to look for.

A Healthy Diet Should Offer...

1. Structure: Diets that provide structured meal plans and grocery lists significantly improve weight loss compared to standard treatment programs. (One study showed that groups of dieters given specific foods to eat lost up to 50% more weight and maintained, in one year, 100% more weight loss than dieters in standard treatment options.)

2. Balanced Nutrition: When reducing calories, it is important to make sure you are getting good nutrition. This would include:

  • Appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals
  • Low fat foods
  • Lots of vegetables and fruits

3. Low-calorie, Protein-controlled Weight Loss Foods: In a culture where high-fat, high-calorie foods are so readily available you need quick, easy and healthy alternative to help you lose and then maintain your new weight.

4.Physical Activity: Physical activity is the number one predictor for success in healthy weight management. Physical activity:

  • Speeds up weight loss
  • Increases your sense of control over your diet
  • Improves health and manages stress

5. Maintenance Skills: The skills you practice during the diet will be the same skills you will need to continue practicing after the diet is over.