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The Best Life Diet Plan
The Best Life Diet Plan is a plan that is meant to be carried on throughout your life. If you are someone who wants to lose weight and are looking for a diet plan that is not overly- restrictive and one which you can make a part of your lifestyle, this is perhaps an option.
* Phase 1: This phase will continue for a minimum of 4 weeks. After the dieter weighs himself at the start of the diet, he will be allowed 3 stipulated meals and at least 1 snack for the period. No alcohol is allowed and daily health supplements have to be taken. After 4 weeks, if it is found that the desired weight loss has taken place, the dieter has to move on to the next phase. If not, he will have to continue in this phase for a week or two.
* Phase 2: This is the phase when the dieter has to understand his emotions behind eating and find out what his problem foods are. He also has to remove 3 empty problem foods from his diet and exercise more intensively than in the first phase. This phase will continue for a minimum of 4 weeks.
* Phase 3: This is to be continued for life once the desired weight loss has been reached. In this phase, the dieter will have to improve the quality of food in his diet and increase exercise levels if possible. Removing unhealthy foods and adding more wholesome ones from the diet is also important.
If you want to lose weight a healthy diet is important. If you start eating healthier, you will lose weight much more quickly but you may also be surprised to see how many other improvements you notice in your life. Eating healthier offers a wide range of benefits beyond simply helping you lose weight. Your mood will improve. You’ll have more energy. You’ll get sick less often. Your skin will improve. You’ll even sleep better at night. The overall quality of your life will improve just by choose to eat healthier and sticking to it. The best benefit, however, is that you’ll feel better about yourself and as you lose weight, your confidence will only continue to improve. All of this starts with the diet.
Choosing to eat healthier doesn’t have to cost a lot of extra money and doesn’t have to take a lot of extra time and effort. You can still visit fast food restaurants if you don’t feel like cooking but instead of having a greasy, fat laden burger with a large salty fries, look for the healthy menu options. Now that it’s clear more of the population is concerned with their weight, many restaurants are offering healthier options. Have a large salad with light, or no, dressing. Skip the soda and choose fruit juice or water. Once in a while, choosing a burger is fine, but substitute the fries for a salad or, if you absolutely have to have those salty fried treats, order a small instead of a medium or a large.
Alcohol is your enemy if you are looking for a healthier diet, particularly if you want a healthier diet to lose weight. This is something a lot of people have trouble with. The occasional glass of wine with dinner isn’t a problem, but limit the alcohol you consume as much as possible. Alcohol slows your metabolism and dehydrates you making it much harder for your body to burn fat. If you’re going to have a few drinks with friends, drink water before and after you consume alcohol to reduce alcohol’s harmful effects – also a great way to avoid a painful hangover.
Cooking meals at home can be a challenge for people who are focusing on a healthy diet but cooking healthy meals doesn’t actually require much more expense and effort. The key is finding substitutions for the more high fat items you would normally cook with. Chicken and fish are great sources of protein and are also very versatile. Cook two boneless, skinless chicken breasts, dice them and add them to a salad with lots of fresh vegetables and you have a delicious meal that will be filling but low in fat. You can add a bit of dressing, but look for low fat options and don’t smother the salad with it. Usually, half a cup of low fat dressing on a family sized salad is more than enough.
While nuts are high in protein, they are also high in fat. You can add a handful of nuts to a salad to give it a little something extra, but should be careful not to use more than a handful. It might not look like there are many in there, but remember, the more nuts you add, the higher the fat content. If you are heading out to a restaurant that uses a lot of nuts in the dishes they serve, you can simply ask that they cook the dish without the nuts. Restaurants are generally more than happy to oblige.