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Most Popular Diets

Part 2 of 2 - Best Diet For You

Whole 30
The goal of the Whole 30 diet is to cut back to very basic foods for a period of 30 days. This gives your body time to heal and reset. Once you start, you have to follow through; otherwise you will have to start the 30 days over again.

The foods on the Whole 30 diet are similar to those on the paleo diet. Meaning you can eat any foods that you could hunt or gather naturally. This includes fruits, many vegetables, meat, seafood and some nuts and seeds. It does not include grains, dairy, corn and sugars.

The pros of this diet are that it clears out your system and detoxes your body. The cons are the food can be a little bland. For more information check out whole30.com

What Kind of Dieter Are You?
Now that you have an idea of what the most popular diets are, let's take a look at what kind of dieter you may be. Knowing your food and eating habits is the first step in deciding what diet may work for you.

You Need Support

You always turn to your friends and pros for help when you have a problem. You need someone who will share your battles with food, meet up with you for work outs and will help hold you accountable when you eat that chocolate fudge. Good programs for you may include a group exercise class, sessions with a personal trainer, or a weight loss support group.

You LOVE to Snack

Maybe you don't like to cook, or you're a mom who loves her kid's snacks. Maybe you taste test while cooking, and find yourself full once you sit down to eat. Whichever one of these may fit your personality the bottom line is clear, you snack instead of eating meals.

Those who love to snack do so out of habit, not huger. They choose an accessible item and eat it. The best diet plan for snackers is to eliminate the unhealthy snack foods, and replace them with water bottles, whole grains and fruits and vegetables.

The Sweet Tooth

If you have a sweet tooth, you know it. And so does everyone else. You don't turn down brownies, and you love chocolate. The key diet plan for a sweet tooth is to plan indulgences ahead of time. Don't tell yourself no, but limit yourself when you say yes. Make seconds difficult by keeping on hand single servings of sweets, instead of a whole box of brownies another option is to add in plenty of fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas. These have a sweet taste to them, but also contain key nutrients.

Whether you choose a popular diet, or change your eating to fit your personality, the main goal of dieting isn't to diet. It is to find a way of eating that you enjoy. This allows you to not only lose weight, but keep it off.