Eeks, Is this me in the mirror, what has happened to me, but I was never like this, oh I look so ugly. Do these thoughts bother you when you see yourself in the mirror? If the answer is yes, than you surely need to go on a diet. Since this is the first time you are planning to go on a diet, there are lot of questions that might be troubling you.
Following are the advice that will come handy to the first time dieters:
Set a goal
Before going on a diet, set a goal for yourself. Consult your family doctor and get your BMI analysis done. On the basis of that, you will come to know how much weight you need to loose in proportion to your height. Set a target for yourself. For e.g., let’s say you need to knock off 7-8 kg’s, in that case you can set your goal as “To reduce 8 kgs in 3 months”. Once you have set the goal, your mind and body automatically starts working towards it. In addition, you can also prepare a checklist which will help you to reach your goal smoothly.
Get thorough knowledge of diet plans
There are various diet plans available all across the world. There are many types of diets such as low fat diet, low calories diet, fat burning foods diet, herbal diet and list keeps on growing. It is very difficult to choose from the vast plethora of diet plans. To counter this problem, the firs step that you need to take is to collate all the information from various sources such as internet, books, magazines etc.
Select the diet plan as per your body type and condition
Once you have gathered the information, in consultation with your family doctor decide on the plan that will be best suited to your body type. Along with your doctor, you can also come up with a customized diet chart, which could be a combination of some of the diet plans. Your doctor will be the best person to recommend which type of diet is suitable for you, since he is the only person who is aware of your medical history.
Diet in conjunction with exercise will work wonders for your body
Sole dieting, will not help you to achieve your goal. Thus, make sure that you do some sort of exercises such as cardio, brisk walking etc along with your daily diet regime.
Follow the above steps diligently and you will be able to see the results in first few weeks itself.