Giving a good start to your new diet routine can help you achieve your nutrition goals easily, while empowering you with the right momentum to go further. As in other aspects of our life, your diet too needs solid planning, motivated execution, and a bit of control.
That a well-planned diet is more likely to succeed than a randomly chosen one has been proved beyond doubt. Therefore, before you start with a new diet, understand it – what are the requirements, possible risks, and the objectives it promises to fulfill. Question yourself and those close to you – Is this what I want to do? Will it really help me? How can I get the most out of it? Once you have the answers, sit down and plan every aspect. Please involve the person who cooks food for you in this – you wouldn’t want yourself or someone else to spend too much time in the kitchen, do you?
For your well-planned diet to succeed, execution is the key. Get your family and friends involved, so that you receive the right encouragement to get started on your diet.
In the first few weeks, it is essential to track your progress as well as consequences. As you get started on your diet, and understand the good and bad parts of it, please remember that it is always okay to make minor changes in plans.
Our expert nutritionists and genetic counsellors share some tips that can help you give a fabulous start to your diet.
|Consult a nutritionist:||A nutritionist will correlate your food habits with health history and recommend a plan that will consider other health risks as well. Some diets can cause nutritional imbalances and other consequences. A nutritionist can help you understand this.|
|Understand your body:||This is especially true to for weight loss diets. An understanding of your food habits as well as attributes such as fat absorption potential, fat storage, family risk to obesity, and target areas of weight loss can really help. Here, genetic tests such as SlimGene can help.|
|Go Slow:||Switching to a new diet plan is not easy. Go slow and if possible systematic.|
|Journal:||Record your food intake in a journal. It is best to use one of the apps on the Smartphone – they give many interesting statistics.|
|Get a buddy:||Partner with a friend or a group focused on achieving specific diet goals. Nothing works like a bit of “healthy” competition.|
|Your biggest meal:||This can be breakfast or lunch. Keep your dinner simple, especially if you are going to be glued to your laptop afterwards (unless you are one of those rare species who works out before hitting the hay).|
|Spread your servings:||All those servings of fruits and veggies are not easy to consume. Distribute them through the day or have them as mid-meal snacks.|
|Healthy Desserts:||Switch to low-fat yoghurt or fruits.|
|Stay hydrated:||Drink plenty of water, but avoid colas and packaged drinks.|
|Avoid stress eating:||If stress triggers a craving for comfort food, find other methods to fight stress.|
|Reduce fats:||Cut down on the butter and avoid margarine and mayonnaise. Substitute bad fats with good fats. One common mistake is failure to understand what goes into salad dressings. A high-fat salad dressing can do more harm than the possible good that veggies can do.|
|Cheat:||It’s okay to cheat once in a while. In fact, some of the most successful diets available today have cheating days. However, don’t give up!|
These tips can help you get the most of your diet plan. However, remember that a good diet is just one aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and stress-relief are among other aspects that can help. Our experts recommend zero stress, moderate diet, and maximum activity for a healthy life.
Planning to Start a New Diet? Our Experts Can Help
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- MyFitGene is a complete lifestyle planner with diet and fitness solutions. Whether you are aiming for a fitness goal or training for a marathon, this test can be of great value to your diet and fitness plans.
- SlimGene is for weight watchers. Understand your risk to obesity, your eating habits, and your fat storage & absorption potential in order to get to the most suitable diet plan.
- Counseling: Our expert genetic counselors and nutritionists can help you in planning and execution of a customized diet plan that suits you the best.
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