January 1, 2012
As you move through the weight loss process, it’s important that you get a good diet in place that you not only can stick to with ease but that you actually enjoy as well.
One big mistake that some people end up making as they go about their routine is forcing themselves onto a diet plan that they can hardly tolerate.
If from day one your meal plan feels like torture, you likely don’t have to guess how long you’re actually going to stick with that plan.
Ideally you should be excited about the foods that you’re eating and the diet should leave you feeling better not worse.
True, there may be some hunger present when on a fat loss diet at times, but it should never be so unbearable that you can’t continue.
Let’s quickly run through four signs that would signify that your diet isn’t quite right for you and what you can do to help get it on the right track again.
The very first sign that your diet may not be right for you is if you find that you’re constantly starving. While some hunger is definitely understandable on a diet plan, if you’re always absolutely starved, that’s a sign that either your diet isn’t providing you with enough calories or alternatively, it’s not giving you the nutrition that you need.
Hunger is normal. Feeling starved 24/7 is not.
The second sign that you may need a new diet plan is if you have no appetite. Keep in mind that there is a difference between appetite and hunger. Appetite refers to your desire to eat. If you feel like eating is the last thing you want to do simply because you don’t enjoy any of the foods on your meal plan, you may want to rethink that diet.
You should still enjoy eating when on a diet. If you don’t, then consider a different approach that offers a different variety of food choices.
With so many different diets available to choose from, you really don’t ‘have’ to eat in a specific manner to see optimal success.
Moving along, the next sign that your diet might not be right for you is if your energy level is always low. Some people do respond great to lower carb diets for instance, while others do miserably on them.
In that situation, they will cause them to grow extremely hungry and lack all energy.
In this situation, a higher carb diet would likely be a wiser decision. It’ll make them feel more energetic and satisfied after each meal.
Finally, the last signal that your diet may not be right for you is if food cravings are always high. While the odd food craving definitely is normal, if you are constantly craving various foods, this could indicate that you aren’t eating enough of the foods that you do enjoy.
A good diet plan should also make room to include some of the foods that you naturally desire, so seek out one that does this.
So have a quick look over your diet. Is it causing you any of these issues?