A Personalized Diet For The Best Results

To get the most from your diet you will need a personalized diet thats right for you.

No matter what your particular goals are, the best diet for you will always be one that is specially designed to fit you and what you want to achieve.  This is the case whether you're trying to lose weight, or you're trying to improve your health in general.

There are several ways that you can go about getting a personalized diet for yourself.  If you're just trying to lose weight, or you don't have any serious health problems, then you might want to join a diet plan offered by one of the major fitness corporations.  You can also join your local gym - most gyms have people who can help you decide what diet is best for your fitness.

Everyones body is different and so different diets and fitness programs effect you diffently to the way they will effect others. Some people will lose weight and tone up more quickly on certain diets so its important to ensure the diet that you are on is just right for your body.

Most diet programs are designed for people with no specific health problems. If you find you are changing your prescribed diet to suit a health problem you have it is essential to contact your doctor first for advice. They can advise you on what is best to eat or avoid eating with your illness.

Also, since your doctor knows a lot about your health, he or she will better be able to help you determine which diet options will work the best for you.  One good example is of people who have a risk of blood clots.  If you are on medication to prevent blood clots, then you should avoid green vegetables, especially spinach.  Your doctor will best be able to tell you everything you need to know about these dietary restrictions.

The major problem with standard diets (including the fad diets we all here about) is that they are just that - standard. They are designed to suit everyone to some degree but they will probably have an average effect on you. These diets are not designed for you - for your body, build, fitness level, health, or potential health problems. A good diet is one you can make your own - a diet you can tailor and personalize to suit yourself.

An issue that sometimes arises is that diets often include foods or ingredients that are difficult to find or expensive to buy where you live. So ensure your diet takes your locale into account or is suitably flexible to allow you to substitute in easily available food.

Of course there is little point in beginning your diet with great determination only to find a week later you dont have the ability to stick with it. It is important that you ease yourself into your diet when possible. Phase out your old diet while gradually adopting your new personalised diet. That way you'll be able to stick with it and get the most out of your new diet.

Try not to pick diets that require you to stop eating your favorite foods altogether.  Doing that just makes it more likely that you'll start cheating on your diet, and eventually stop following it entirely.

If you're trying to lose weight or lower your blood pressure, then you should think about making a progress chart to help keep you on track.  When you start to see real progress, you should get a major confidence boost which will make it easier for you to stay on your diet.

Andrew Banderman is the webmaster of RC Diet -- a premier source of information on diet. Free newsletter. For more diet information, go to: