Looking for the Best Way to Lose Weight? Here's What You Need to Know
Are you searching for the best way to lose weight?
There are so many plans to lose weight today - literally hundreds of diets and weight loss methods. There are so many plans that your head can start to spin. How do you choose?
Would it surprise you to know that the best way to lose weight is NOT through a certain diet like the Zone, Atkins or Southbeach? Let's face it, all weight loss plans have pretty much one thing in common - lower calories and healthier food choices.
So why do some people seem to lose weight and keep it off while others try endless diets and never lose an ounce?
I would suggest that it's not the DIET itself. Maybe, it's the way you choose to lose the weight - and how that fits with your needs and lifestyle. Every diet or weight loss plan has things that either work with your personality and lifestyle - or work against it. So if you decide on a program that's a bad fit for your lifestyle, it won't get you the results you want.
So for example, if you choose a program that requires you to spend hours preparing food - but you're a busy career woman - it's just not going to work for you. You'll end up frustrated, hungry and thinking to yourself "I knew this wouldn't work". But you need to realize - it's not that you failed - it's that the way you chose to lose weight - the plan - didn't fit with your lifestyle and needs.
So when looking for the best way to lose weight, the first step is to look at yourself.
What do you need? What do you want? What kind of lifestyle do you have? Do you enjoy preparing recipes? Do you need your meals to taste good? Do you need a certain type of meal? Are you always on the run or do you have time to shop for groceries?
If you've tried diets that didn't work in the past, ask yourself why you didn't like them. What was it about them that drove you crazy? By asking yourself these questions, you'll start to discover the best way for you personally to lose weight.
I'll give you an example.
Years ago I tried a raw food diet. If you've ever tried this diet you'll know that while it's healthy, it's also very labor intensive. You need blenders, food processors, hard-to-find ingredients that you have to shop for at specialty stores. You could spend hours just making one meal
I also work full time. So it's not hard to guess - it was not a good fit. I ended up frustrated with my face down in a bowl of ice cream, thinking there was no way I could do this - but feeling bad because I 'should' be able to do it. Has something like that ever happened to you?
I finally realized that I was not a failure - the requirements of that kind of diet did not meet my lifestyle. Since I was working so much, I needed to find a plan where I could grab quick, healthy food on the go. That's when I tried a diet meal delivery service and was hooked.
The food tasted ten times better than I could have made (gourmet chef I am not). It was there in my fridge, ready in five minutes so it was quick to grab when I came home. Plus I lose weight. It was a totally different experience than my other weight loss efforts. It was a great experience and I loved it.
So when you want the best way to lose weight, first look at yourself, who you are, your past experiences. Then decide what you ultimately need in a weight loss program. Then investigate different plans and what they can give you.
For instance maybe you really need a plan that includes the occasional dessert. Maybe you want a plan that focuses on comfort food like lasagna or pizza. No matter your tastes, preferences and lifestyle, there is a diet out there that will fit with your needs.
Once you've found that diet, then go for it. Because when you find a plan that fits with your personality and lifestyle, it's easy - and surprisingly enjoyable - to lose weight.