A quick search of the term “diet books” on Amazon yields 240,820 results. No wonder people have a hard time trying to figure out what diet is best. I think it is fair to say that there isn’t one diet that is best for every person on the planet. But how do you know what diet is best for you?
In this column are five ways to know if any particular diet is good for you.
- A Diet That’s Not a Diet
If you want long-term, sustainable results, you don’t need a quick-fix diet. Rather, you’re looking for an eating plan (a diet) that is suits you for a lifetime. You can see a comparison of some of the popular diets here.
- Eat Real Food
Don’t be a slave to a subscription pill and food service, choose a diet that has you eat real food.
- No Hunger
It is impossible to sustain any kind of diet that leaves you feeling hungry all the time. No amount of willpower can overcome gnawing stomach pains and feelings of lightheadedness. Diets that include extreme calorie restriction and low-fat requirements are notorious for causing hunger. This leads to following the plan for only a few days, then returning to old eating patterns.
- Health Markers
No matter which diet you choose, it is important that your health markers show hard, cold evidence that the plan works for you. Many Fat-Burners have shared the Fat-Burning Machine program principles with their doctors and received the green light to go ahead. I know of one doctor that gives the book to patients because she and her husband have seen positive results in their own family.
After following the Fat-Burning Machine plan for several weeks, participants have seen improved blood pressure, fasting glucose levels, HbA1c (the marker for diabetes risk), cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Many people have reduced or eliminated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) medications.
Know your key health markers before you begin any diet. This is a baseline for you. After 10 to 16 weeks of following your new diet, recheck your markers.
- Feel and Look Better
In my Accelerated Fat-Burning Machine classes, I consistently hear that people feel better after following the Fat-Burning Machine guidelines. People that are highly addicted to sugar do say it takes about a week for them to detox their bodies from relying on, and craving, sugar; but, after that they tell me they “haven’t felt this good in years.”
If your diet plan doesn’t meet the five criteria above, I say it’s time to change your eating plan.