How to Diet for Weight Loss?

How to diet for weight Loss
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Today’s post in on dieting and how to create the right diet for you to lose weight. Most of the time we hear a sale pitch involved with some advice on how to change your diet for the better.

Even when Doctors are blogging on diets, it seems like they are perpetuating more of the same health propaganda that is being used to sell different books or programs.

It would be nice if we could drink some magical potion and the fat would start melting away.

The reality is that the fat would just come back; if the bad habits that put it there in the first place, are not addressed.

It is painful for most people to come to terms with this idea; changing a person’s eating habits and the way they think about food, must happen for lasting change to take place.

The best method on how to diet for weight loss is to making lifestyle changes and give the time to allow the changes to have its effect.

Think about the change

After the effect is analyzed, make some more changes with a specific purpose in mind. This process takes much more patience and long term thinking. But in the end, it will be more satisfying!

Best Carbs to Eat for Weight Loss

The types of carbs we consume regularly are going to affect how the body generates energy and whether it stores any surplus calories consumed.

The simple carbs typically are some form of sugar that will make someone feel good initially when eating or drinking them.

There are too many adverse effects from these types of carbs, mainly the energy swing to the high side and the crash when the sugar burns off, and there is nothing left for immediate energy production.

The best carbs are going to be the complex carbs that are accompanied by some high fiber content to slow the material down in the digestive system.

Complex Carbs

With the slow down in the digestive process, the body has time to generate energy for a more extended period.

It always comes back to the dietary choices and what the goals are. The best method to stay true to this plan is to have these types of complex carbs on hand when you to have a snack.

The good thing is that there are many nuts and whole grains that have good self-life and can set in an office drawer until needed.

Eating Healthy to Lose Weight

The best change that has affected my diet is the use of the store bought salads that are so convenient for bringing a different lunch to work every day.

Eating unprocessed or food with as little processing as possible is the best plan. These salads are very good for unprocessed meals because the only processing is to chop them up to fit in the containers.

Knowing the right things to eat is only half of the battle, you must get your mindset to the task of sticking to the plan.

Busy calender

Busy schedules are obstacles that many people face and also the temptation to stop by and get fast food or even restaurant food is not the best selection for someone trying to lose weight.

The restaurant food tends to have more calories, and the portion sizes are generally too large for one person to eat.

Splitting the meals is an option that could reduce the number of calories from the restaurant food, but people who are struggling with overeating are lacking the necessary discipline to engage in that practice.

Best Eating Habits to Lose Weight

Planning your meals is an excellent way to address how you think about food. It will require you to pre-plan what you are going to eat.

The discipline will build your strength to maintain your diet in a way that will set you up for success.

The habits that will prepare someone to succeed is something that is not going to be easy.

Most things in life that are worthwhile are not going to be an easy thing to do. Otherwise, everyone would be the correct weight and have everything they need in life to be happy.

What type of eating plan lifestyle can you live with on a daily schedule?

woman reading about diet

Being flexible is the key to success when something is getting to be a drag or unsustainable over the long-haul; we need to give ourselves the room to change the things that are necessary.

In my life, this ability to allow myself the latitude to change without completed giving up on the dietary challenges that I was working on, is one of the main issues of why I gradually kept gaining weight for many years.

Stepping back and looking at the trends for 30 years, makes the picture much clearer. Only wished that I would have done that years ago and got that mindset earlier in my life.

It does not do any good to beat yourself up about what should of or could have been! The best way to look at it now is to change and strengthen your resolve to stick to the plan.

Focus Your Energy Correctly to Lose Weight

Focusing your energy in the right direction will enable you to direct your effort into the programs that will cause the change of mind toward both the dietary and exercise needs.

We can make little changes that will add up over time to tremendous results. Many times we are taught, that it is the little things that matter the most, but how does this work?

One of the revelations about this to me is looking at the trends for more extended periods. Just like looking at the trend in weight gain change the way I thought about the topic.

Planning

Sometimes we need significant adjustments to change the tide or momentum in our lives. Other times it is the small changes that will build on each other, this building when focused on a particular goal like weight loss, is significant.

We can all agree that it is better to make the small changes and make them last of the rest of your life is something that is worth pursuing and training yourself to learn how to make the adjustments.

Conclusion

Hopefully, this post has caused you to think about what is the best diet plan is for you.

When your situation changes at work, and you find yourself with less time to consider your options. That is when your habits are going to make the difference in sticking to the plan or giving into temptations.

We always want the best for ourselves when we are thinking about it. But the truth hurts to face it when our actions do not align with the goals.

You remember not to beat yourself up when you fall short of your goals and think of yourself as a struggling friend that needs encouragement.

That is what makes me get in the right frame of mind and stay productive. Maintaining the right attitude is the best way to stay on course.

Thanks for stopping by today and please leave any comments on this topic in the comment section at the end of the post.

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20 thoughts on “How to Diet for Weight Loss?

  1. Fantastic article and I agree with the key points that you highlighted. It would be nice to have a drink or to take a pill that would melt the fat away. But we have to be disciplined and make lifestyle changes. 

    I believe we have to be realistic. In that, until you establish a comfortable routine, you are going to have some bumps in the road. But as long as we stick to it and never give up, we will have mastery over it. 

    Which I think goes hand and hand with your viewpoint on planning and being flexible to make needed changes. This post was a great read.

    Jen 

    1. Thank you, Jen, for your comments and sharing your views on the topic of dieting and making permanent changes. Glad you enjoyed the article and found it interesting to read.

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this informative article about Diet control for Weight Loss. It is a nice post. I learnt great ideas from it, personally. 

    I have learned a lot about weight loss in your article, and I’ve been searching for a long time because I want to Weight Loss.

    I will be back to your website for some more of your helpful information.

    1. Thanks for your comments and glad that you enjoyed the article and found it helpful. I look forward to hearing from you in the future post. 

      We always want to help others with the things that help us overcome the battles we face in life. 

  3. Thanks for the Great inspiring post! This article has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others. I really enjoyed it!

    Weight loss is the biggest challenge in front of millions of people. To be honest because of the increasing number of weight loss products people are confused and not sure what to do and whom to trust for their problem. Your post provided with the solution for it.

    Things will not change; I need to change it and I need to take action to lose my weight. The methods you shared are doable and I am going to implement what I learned from your post.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    1. Thank you for your comments and insights into this issue. Glad that you received some motivation and hope that you are strengthened enough to achieve your health goals.

  4. After reading this insightful post, I was thinking about what was the best diet plan for me. I have been trying unsuccessfully for over a month to lose some weight now, and I have seen no results. 

    I don’t have a plan, and I don’t plan what I eat, so I have realized my mistakes, I will make corrections and see what changes occur in my body. Thanks for sharing this information.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Aweda, glad that this article helped you to realize the errors in your ways. Best wishes to your success in your dietary changes.

  5. I have had weight issues, the ups, and downs most of my life. I since turning 50 a few years ago I have noticed my weight even harder to control.  I see the same information day in and day out. The confusion drives me to insanity. Then I get discouraged and give up. 

    I got some value out of the information here. I have talked to a colleague recently about his diet program; it seems similar to the information here with one exception. He says that he only eats after 11 am and before 8 pm. Do you feel the time of day you eat,  also has some effect on your weight?

    1. Thank you for your comments, Ken, I notice the effect that you speak of after turning fifty, it is like my body has gotten so stubborn and unwilling to let go of the extra weight.

      To answer your question about the Intermittent Fasting; I do the 16:8 plan where I eat between the hours of 11:00 AM until 7: PM. 

      My food choices are still good for a person with diabetes and under 1800 calories a day. This diet has me continuing to lose weight slowly.

  6. This post is just what I was looking for to get me motivated. I’m looking to lose about 50 pounds so that I can be at the correct weight for my hight. 

    I now know that I need to plan what I am going to eat instead of, Just stopping at the nearest fast food place, which is not easy to do. Thank you for the post very informative.

    I look forward to more from you. 

    1. Thank you for your comments, Geoffery, glad that you got some encouragement to plan yourself a program. The key is to take small steps and build from the successes you have every day.

  7. Hi! Thank you for putting this in black and white. If we don’t tackle the problem that makes us fat, after any diet, the kilos will just come back again.

    We have to amend our eating habits, throw away our bad habits and have patience. Focusing our energy in the right direction and making these little changes counseled here; are the key factors.

    1. Thank you, Henry, for your comments and observations on this topic. Getting rid of bad habits is something that will take considerable effort, and people must remind themselves to get themselves a break.

  8. When it comes to losing weight, losing weight in a fast way is what most people want, everybody will like to drink something today, and the next morning the fat in their belle is gone.

    That is what most people want, but I always say it does not work that way.

     It takes many years or months to deposit all the fat there, and it will also take months with the correct process for weight loss, focus your energy to losing weight.

    1. Thank you for your comments Ajibola, I agree with you that it takes a long time to lose weight especially weight that was put on over long periods.

      The best method is to stick to the plan and make adjustments when you stall out and need to shake things up a bit. 

  9. Thanks for providing such a common sense approach to weight loss.  I work in the fitness industry, and I see everyday people who have shattered themselves on the latest fad diet that disallows carbs, or dairy, or corn or whatever it is that is bad for you this week.  

    I am a firm believer in moderation and love your approach to eating unprocessed healthy foods, splitting restaurant meals and not trying to avoid some healthy foods that we should be eating.

    Sure we need to avoid sugar and saturated fats but trying to remove some other food groups is just not healthy.  Sure, you can lose weight, but your body is missing natural nutrients that it needs to function correctly.  Drinking plenty of water also helps.

    Thanks again for bringing some common sense to the world of dieting.

    Paul

    1. Thank you, Paul, for taking the time to comment and share your insights into this topic. This attitude is something that we must keep on the forefront of our minds to not slip back into old habits.

      Each person must find their key to success; it is always a good idea to keep yourself open to the advice of others you never know when someone else’s point of view is going to clear up your vision.

  10. This is a great post, and as far as science is concerned the best advice for weight loss. Most of the time people looks for shortcuts only to end up making the journey a bit longer than the usual. 

    People sought after weight loss drugs than trying to live and and eat healthy. It actually works, but if its not healthy then what’s the purpose of loosing the weight. Excellent writeup. I learn a lot from this. 

    1. Thank you for your comments Ayodeji, this way of thinking took me many years before making the full commitment to it. Mostly because of not wanting to give up the things that taste good.

      Taste buds do change once you make the change in your diet then other things become treats that you previously did not think of as treats. 

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