5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting a New Diet
Have you ever started a diet that sounded good and then failed to lose weight?
With so many diets out there, it can be hard to know which one will work for you.
It’s important to follow something that can fit you own needs and lifestyle.
That’s why today I’m going to share with you 5 questions that you should ask yourself before starting a diet.
After answering these questions, you’ll have a much better understanding as to which fat loss plan is best for you.
Question #1 How Long Can I See Myself Doing this Diet For?
This is the first and most important question that you should ask yourself before starting any type of diet plan. If you can’t see yourself sticking with that plan for essentially the rest of your life, then don’t start it.
There’s no point of going on a liquid diet to lose 30 pounds only to gain it right back once you go back to eating whole foods again. Instead pick something that’ll help you lose weight, but will also allow you to keep that weight off for good.
My favorite method for achieving this is fasting. Fasting really does make it easy to lose fat and then make sure that it never comes back.
This is because once you make fasting a part of your life; you’ll never have to look back. You can still easily fast and keep the weight off.
If you’re not sure how to incorporate fasting into your life, then download my free fasting guide right now by clicking on the link below.
Sadly though, most diets aren’t sustainable for a long period of time and that’s why people struggle to keep the weight off. It’s fairly easy for people to grind it out on a diet they don’t like and lose some weight.
Keeping that weight off is a different story however.
Question #2 Does this Diet Restrict My Favorite Foods?
This is another big issue that’s far too common in most mainstream diets today. Many diets will tell you what you can and can’t eat.
It’s as if they placing foods in categories saying that this particular food will cause you to gain fat and this one will help you lose fat, but guess what? You can’t place foods in good or bad categories!
I may think that a certain food is healthy, but another individual may view that food as unhealthy, it’s completely subjective. For more information on this topic of healthy vs. unhealthy eating, read the article below.
Right now you might be wondering how you can lose weight while eating chips, ice cream, hamburgers, etc. Well I’m here to tell you that what you eat isn’t as important as getting in a caloric deficit.
That’s how you’ll lose weight. Eat nothing but Twinkies and you’re still in a caloric deficit, then guess what?
You’re still going to lose weight. Eat brown rice, chicken, and oatmeal, but you’re in a caloric surplus, then you’re going to gain weight.
This question also ties in nicely with the first one because if you can’t eat you’re favorite foods from time to time, then how long do you think that the diet is going to last for? Hint: The answer is not a very long time.
Question #3 Will I Actually Enjoy this Diet?
Most of the time we associate diets with being hard and boring, so seeing this question might have surprised you. We never really stop to think if a diet can be fun we just assume that it has to suck!
However, it’s very important for you to actually enjoy your weight loss plan if you want to be successful and get results. If you don’t enjoy doing something, then how likely are you to stick with it?
You’re much more likely to keep doing something if you actually enjoy doing it, just think of one you favorite hobbies. Would you keep participating in that pastime if it were boring?
If you want some more tips on how to make your diet more enjoyable than click the link below right now.
Question #4 What Kind of Results Can I Expect to Achieve?
Many of the fad diets today will get you really hyped by telling you things that just aren’t true such as “Lose 10 pounds overnight!” Once the newness wears off you’ll be back to where you were before your started.
You need a better plan than something like that. You need to figure out how much weight you can expect to lose from a diet and at what rate.
If a diet can only help you lose 15 pounds, but you need to lose more than that, then you need to find something else. If a diet makes you lose weight at a pace that’s too fast for you, then you need to try something else.
A weight loss plan with good fundamentals will be able to provide you with the results that you desire.
Question #5 Can I Customize this Diet to Fit My Lifestyle
Many diets out there will tell you when and what to eat. This can be extremely restrictive because your lifestyle may not allow for you to eat at those specific time periods.
Cookie cutter diets are just hard for everyone to be able to follow in exactly the same way. This is one reason why eating trying to lose weight eating 6 meals a day is extremely tough.
Not very many people can easily schedule eating 6 times a day into their routine. Instead you need a diet plan that’s flexible and can be molded to fit you life.
This is another reason why I like using fasting as a way to lose weight (yes I’m biased towards fasting if you haven’t already noticed). Fasting can very easily be tailored to fit your life due to the fact that there are so many different ways that you can fast.
You can fast everyday for around 16 hours, or you can fast less frequently, but when you do fast it’s for a longer period of time. I talk about all of the different methods of fasting in the report so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.
If you ask yourself these 5 questions before starting a diet, then you’ll be much more likely to succeed. Answering these questions will allow you to bypass many of the faults that exist in popular diets today.
At the end of the day the best diet is one that you can keep up with for a long time to come. Finally, if you enjoyed this article be sure to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
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P.S. Stay tuned for my next article, which will talk about 5 questions that you should ask yourself before starting a new workout program.
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