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Create a Diet Plan to Lose Weight

The best way to lose weight and keep if off is to follow a sensible diet plan and weight loss program. Well structured diet plans will reduce your calorie intake, while still maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. Many diet plans are to restrictive. They aim to reduce carbs to ridiculous levels, take out major food groups, which does not promote healthy living. Following a diet takes time to receive results. However diets that promote sensible weight will have you losing weight steadily and will help you keep that weight off long term.
How to choose a healthy diet plan
Many people find it difficult to choose a healthy diet plan. With so many to choose from it is difficult to know which one to choose. Many people are going online now to get help with their diet plan. Start with a diet profile. A good diet profile can be found at alfitness.com.au. When you take a diet profile, you chose your weight loss goals. Input how much weight you would like to lose, what time frame, your food preferences, you current body shape, your ideal body shape, what exercises that you like doing. The system will then generate a free weight loss plan based on your goals and choices. This process takes the guesswork out of choosing a diet plan.
Before you start your diet plan
Keep a manual food diary for a week. Look at your eating patterns. Intuitively where could you cut calories? Are you getting all of your major food groups? Chances are that you are probably not. The next step is to work out how many calories that you need to consume to lose weight. Your diet profile will give you the calorie differential that you need. A rule of thumb is to aim to reduce your calorie intake to 500 calories less than you consume.
Choose a diet plan that includes the foods you enjoy
Many people make the mistake of thinking that they need to sacrifice all of the foods that they like. The truth is that you will find it difficult to follow any diet plan that you don鈥檛 enjoy. The focus of a diet plan should be to teach you how to prepare and cook the portions of the foods that you enjoy. You will have far greater success if you take this approach.

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