How Can I Choose the Right Weight Loss Plan for Me?
There are endless weight loss programs available, but it is important that you choose a healthy eating plan that is suited to your health and lifestyle.
That way, you’re more likely to keep the weight off in the long term, saving you time and keeping you healthy.
Keep in mind that an appropriate weight loss plan should:
Meet your individual nutritional and health needs
Suit your individual lifestyle
Include a wide variety of foods from all food groups
Promote physical activity
Focus on realistic life-long changes to eating and exercise habits.
Be careful of fad diets. These often promise fast weight loss without any scientific basis. These diets often cut out entire food groups, so may mean you’re missing out on important nutrients. Avoid diets that:
Cut out entire food groups or specific nutritious foods
Promote fast weight loss without supervision by a dietitian and a doctor
Recommend unusual foods or eating patterns
Encourage miracle pills and potions.
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can help you choose the right weight loss plan and maximise the variety of food you can eat, optimising health.
To book in an appointment with one of our Accredited Practising Dietitian(APD), phone 6122 0166.
Source: Dietitian Australia.