If you’re going to go on a diet, you want to find one that’s going to get you the results you want. You need to remember that your failure or success will be down to you, not your diet. Having the right diet will help you, and in this article we shall look at ways that will help you choose, but you will need to follow through with it.
There is a diet that you may have heard of called the TLC diet, it stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes. This is a diet that’s endorsed by the American Heart Association because of its focus on eating heart healthy foods. You should keep this in mind because most diets just have you lose weight and this one considers your overall health. As a high cholesterol is bad, the TLC diet emphasizes avoiding foods that will raise it like saturated fat foods. Dairy, red meat and fried foods should be avoided on this diet and lots of veg, fruits and whole grains should be consumed. There are a few versions of the TLC diet, like if you are wanting to reduce your LDL cholesterol or lose weight. You will be getting healthier either way and supporting your health.
If you like the idea of a scientific approach to dieting, the Volumetrics Diet may appeal to you. By using how filling a food is compared to how many calories are in it Barbara Rolls looked at energy density of foods. Low density foods are better for losing weight, because they are high in volume but low in calories. Vegetables are a good example of this. High density foods are just the opposite, and even eating small portions of such foods, such as cookies or other sweets, will add quite a few calories to your diet. The Volumetrics Diet uses categories for foods with 4 being most dense foods and 1 being least. The first and second groups are what you want to eat the most of.
When you are looking for a diet you should do a bit of research on the creator, don’t just read the page or book cover. This can often give you some insight into how effective and legitimate it is. It is a good idea to see if the diet is endorsed by any respected organizations. If a diet seems like a gimmick that was created mainly to sell books or courses, and has little scientific backing behind it, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere. The actual results that a diet gets is the true test, not how catchy the name is or the claims it makes. The way in which you approach a diet is the important thing, not the diet itself, but it can still be hard to find the diet that’s best. Cutting back on calories, exercising more and eating healthier foods is a surefire way of succeeding on any diet. Your desired results won’t be obtained by any diet unless these principals are followed.