The obsession with looking slim and fit peaks as summer nears every year. But how many of these really help you lose weight and keep it down? Is the book wrong or are you? One very common mistake made by dieters is of combining several diet plans. If you buy a book stick to that and try doing what it says. It will take you at least three to four weeks to see any significant results. By constantly switching books and guidelines, you’ll only be harming yourself.
The ideal diet guide book should provide you with everything you need, whether you are an advanced dieter or a beginner. That means it should have information on what the ideal body fat percentage is for different individuals and then give pointers on how you can attain it and maintain it constant. This means educating the reader on the relation between body metabolism and nutrition. For, before one begins a diet one should know what the body’s calorie requirements are for a day and how to get those calories without adding any fat.
Next, there needs to be a list of common food items with the number of calories in a specified portion. Some simple recipes and diet plans are also essential information. Ideally, the book should have suggestions that can be adapted without any upheavals in one’s current lifestyle. Besides these, the books should suggest some exercises suitable to the diet plan that one plans to follow. Another important thing to keep in mind is to see that the book also deals with any issues that might need to be addressed once you reach the ideal weight.
It might help to do some research on the author of the book before you decide to live your life by it. Only a qualified authority in the field of nutrition and dietetics or a related branch will be able to offer any real help. So, it would be good if the writer has had previous experiences in dealing with weight loss, any success stories and sufficient research on the matter.