•  A successful and healthy dieting plan for an ideal weight loss should be based on the following principals:-

    1. Modifying the general lifestyle.
    As a first and foremost step, it is important to make sure that the diet that is being followed supplies adequate amount of nutrients and plenty of water to meet the basic requirement of the body. Getting enough sleep and fresh air, and avoiding too much unhealthy stress also helps. Everything that is done to improve overall health will help make weight loss more likely to occur.

    2. Reducing Total Caloric intake.
    To lose weight energy balance has to be changed. There are just two ways to this — either consume less energy (Calories) or spend more energy (via exercise). The easiest way to cut back on energy intake is simple to reduce the size of normal meals Weight Loss depends upon the ‘’Energy Balance’’. To lose weight, energy intake must be less than energy expenditure.
  • There are no foods, pills, or potions that will magically melt the pounds off. The only approach that works is eating less and/or exercising more.
  • Permanent weight loss requires permanent change. Short term diets for weight loss only produce short term results. The only successful way to keep the weight off is to make small but permanent changes in lifestyle.
  • Any diet for weight loss should result in a gradual decrease in weight and maximize fat loss, while preserving lean tissues.
  • If an unrealistic weight goal is set, there is a high probability of failure, which has a number of emotional and psychological outcomes.


  • and/or the amount of high-calorie foods that are being consumed. In fact, completely avoiding a food can lead to strong cravings that derail the diet plan. A smarter approach is to just eat less of those high-calorie foods.


3. Maintaining or increasing metabolism.
One of the most common mistakes that dieters make is to get excited or impatient with their diet, and reduce their caloric intake too much. By doing that, the body will respond by lowering metabolism and slowing down weight loss. To prevent this downward adjustment of metabolism, smaller changes need to be made to the eating habits. Moderate reduction in caloric intake will lead to more consistent weight loss, more energy and fewer cravings.

4.  Avoiding Hunger.
Hunger is one of the body’s strongest stimuli, and can be a challenge to an individual’s will power. Hunger is also relatively slow to subside, and can cause one to eat more than intended. To break this unproductive hunger-overeating habit, one should always try to eat before getting hungry.

Following are the ways to avoid hunger in order to maintain a good healthy weight:-
Eating Smaller but more frequent meals
By including more slow-to-digest foods in the meals.
Correcting one’s bad eating habits.
Making a record of everything consumed.

Thus, if the above mention guidelines are followed this will not only help in maintaining ideal weight but will also help modifying a healthy lifestyle.

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