Millions of people, regularly, commit to some sort of diet, for a wide – variety, of reasons! Some may do so, for health reasons, while others, because of vanity/ body image, reasons. Certain individuals seek to lose a significant amount of weight/ pounds, while others, merely, want to shed – a few – pounds! Regardless of one’s personal reasons, and/ or, motivations/ desires/ purposes, etc, it is important, to begin, with a well – considered, plan, if you wish, to achieve the desired results! With, that, in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 4 essential keys, to seriously consider/ ponder, before beginning the quest.
1. Why/ personal motivations?: Before you start, ask yourself, why you wish to, do so! Instead of dieting, because, others do, take the time, and make a true effort, to fully examine and consider, your personal motivations, and reasons! Are these reasons, inspiring – enough, to you, personally, to commit to the degree of commitment, and discipline, which is, often, necessary, to avoid the temptations, to divert, from the needed path? It’s important, to know, your reasons (instead of the crowds), and, give yourself, a well – considered, check – up, from the neck – up, at the onset!
2. Discipline/ commitment: How might you, ensure, you maintain, the degree of discipline, and commitment, to achieve your goals, and objectives? Many people start a diet, but, before they’ve reached the point, they seek, give – in, to, either temptations, or their personal boredom, etc!
3. Personal food preferences, and dislikes: If the foods, you will need to eat, on a particular plan, do not align, with your preferences, tolerances, etc, that plan, is probably, not the right one, for you! If one doesn’t like fish, it makes little sense, to opt – for, a regimen, which requires eating it! For example, since I hate eating fowl, including chicken, turkey, etc, many diets, aren’t right, for me! Choose carefully, in order to select, the best approach, for you, personally!
4. Type of diet plan: Fortunately, there are numerous possibilities, in terms of pursuing, your best, personal approach! One possibility is the conventional one, of combining, a low – calorie program, with regular exercise. Another, is, using one of the pre – packaged (foods) plans, but, before doing so, consider, whether, the frozen foods, offered, meet your tastes, and other requirements! Many individuals successfully use, either, a low – carbohydrate, and/ or, low – keto approach! The key is to know, yourself, before you begin, so you maximize your possibilities/ chances of succeeding!
Whether, you want to lose weight, for health reasons/ concerns, body image, and/ or, to look better in your clothes/ bathing suits, or any other personal reason, if you hope to succeed, ask and answer these basic questions, and proceed, with the best approach, for you! Doesn’t that make sense?