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Diet for Weight Loss

Here we are with another of these Top 100 Weight Loss Tips. This post is article number 2 in the premium series that has been written by me to provide a full compliment of great tips to help anyone to lose weight.

This post looks at diet and why it is a major component of anyone's weight loss strategy and why it really is the most important aspect of that process for a number of very good reasons.

In fact, diet is the underpinning foundation to losing weight and in terms of providing fuel for your body to run at its peak efficiency, it is everything. The gravity of the saying, "You are what you eat" is never more apparent when applied to weight loss as a means to regaining your ideal body size, shape and appearance.

But there is a major problem with this that is often overlooked by the companies that promote their plans and programs and that is that because we are not all made the same way, one size does NOT fit all.

In other words, one diet is not right for everyone no matter how good it looks on paper. One person will thrive on it while another may fail completely.

What is the Right Diet for Me?

That is the sixty four thousand dollar question! The answer is not simple and often needs the professional expertise of a nutritionist or dietitian to work exclusively with you on a personal, one to one level to ascertain what is best for you, your character and your physical makeup.

However, there is hope.

There are a large number of diets and diet plans that you can choose from. Here are some examples:

Added to these you could choose to take the easy option and go with one of the excellent Diet Food Delivery programs that are available for busy people who just do not have much time for cooking and preparing low calorie, nutritious meals. Choose from programs such as Diet to Go, Nutrisystem, Bistro MD or the Sonoma Diet to name but a few.

The Golden Rule

There is one rule that applies to everyone and I've mentioned it in some of the previous articles in this series but I'll mention it again here and that is: When you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight.

This is an absolute and fundamental fact of life and it can't be gotten around with excuses or lies. It's a question of body mass and mass is something that cannot be made out of nothing.

In other more simplistic words, you cannot get overweight if you don't eat more than your body is burning through the work that it does. To become overweight, you have to add mass. And in a living being, mass is added through the food you eat (and what you drink).

If anyone tells you different, guess what? They're just not aware of this absolute law of the universe, or they're in denial! OK, that's a little harsh, but you see where I'm going with this.


So the only one real "one size fits all" diet weight loss solution is in the simple fact of mass. When you place yourself on a calorie controlled diet, you have to ensure that the number of calories you consume each day does not exceed what your body can burn off. But while you can fairly accurately measure the number of calories you are taking in, calculating the number you are burning in a day is a little more difficult to measure.

But one thing is certain that will help your diet to succeed, whatever you or your nutritionist places you on, and that's complimenting it with exercise. And that's the topic of my final top 100 weight loss tips, which I will cover in the next and final article in this series.

100 Weight Loss Tips number 1 follows in the next post!


Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2009 in Top 100 Weight Loss Tips | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on "Diet for Weight Loss"

Ivan says:

Thanks for that great article on dieting and I can't wait for your follow up on exercising too. This is a really informative blog and I really get a lot from reading your many tips for losing weight.


David says:

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Dick says:

I have needed to lose weight for many years but have just not found that key that will allow me to do this easily. I found your posts really great and I'm looking forward to more insights so I can move on in my life and my health.


Pretty says:

Weight Loss can be achieved easily through getting plenty of exercise. You should also consider a healthy and balanced diet that is free from saturated fat and additives, while avoiding sugary foods and drinks too.