Does the perfect diet really exist? In my opinion I do not think it does. What do I base my opinion on? For me the answer is simple, We are all different. Just as we all have different tastes in clothes, or some of us prefer a certain hairstyle. The same principle applies to diets. As I am sure we have all found out. Just because a diet has worked for a friend or family member, it won’t necessarily mean that it will work for you. So what would I class as the perfect diet? Firstly for a diet to be a success, I would of course want to lose weight. Next for the weight I had lost to stay off. The last thing I would want is to be on a quick fix diet. A perfect diet is one that I am able to follow easily and within my budget. Finally, a perfect diet is one were I enjoy the food I am eating.
From reading the last paragraph, I am sure you will agree that it is very difficult to name a diet that ticks all the boxes. I did miss out one factor which makes up part of the perfect diet. The missing link in finding the perfect diet is the determination to want to lose the weight in the first place. I know that if I don’t want to lose weight or have the determination to stick to the plan, then in all honesty none of the above really matters. As with smoking if you wish to quit, then you need to have the drive and determination to do so. Over the years I have tried many diets. Along the way I have picked up some useful tips to help me on my way. My first tip is to buddy up with your partner or friend. There is no need for your buddy to go on the full diet with you. For example if you are following the Atkins diet, your partner can follow the diet and add a portion of rice, pasta or potatoes with their meal. Don’t be afraid to alter a diet to your needs and situation, that does not mean eating a chocolate bar with every meal! Watch your alcohol intake, as too much to drink really won’t help your diet. If you really need a glass of wine try Weight Watchers wine it’s really not that bad. Don’t forget to allow yourself a treat every now and then. A little bit of what you like won’t hurt. Cutting out your favourite foods will only mean your body crying out for them. Try and find a diet you feel comfortable with and can afford to follow. Finally set yourself realistic goals, this will help you keep to the diet.
Finally, if you are putting on weight or even losing weight. Is there a reason behind it? No diet in the world will ever solve your problems, only cover them up for a short period.