Things to know before you start a diet
Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
11 June 2021

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.


Are you planning to embark on a weight loss journey for aesthetic reasons, to improve your health, to bring down your risk of certain illnesses, such as cardiac disorders and diabetes mellitus or to deal with them better?

If yes, then a very vital aspect for successful weight loss is being mentally prepared to staying committed to the regimen and being equipped for the changes that will come. Before getting on to a healthy diet plan, here are some helpful guidelines to provide motivation, prepare you for the emotional downsides, and present specific strategies to help you stay dedicated to your goals.

5 tips to get diet ready

Here are some fundamental guidelines that will help you successfully adhere to your nutrition diet plan, and set the stage for positive lifestyle alterations.

  1. Set practical, reasonable and definite goals. It’s much easier to stay motivated if you set up short-term doable targets. If your goals will take months to attain, you are likely to get disheartened and may find it exceedingly difficult to stay on track. Make weekly goals, not the end target. You want to do this in a manner that is safe and doesn’t harm your body or mind.


  1. Commit to it: You need a proper action plan, so list out what you want to achieve with your diet; along with planning attainable strategies. You also need to pay close attention to the process of attaining your goals. Plan your diet chart along with half an hour of work-out; also make healthier food choices that are within your daily caloric limit. Achieving your goal is a long-term commitment, which needs focus!


  1. Stay motivated. Understand why you want to lose weight. Keep reminding yourself about these reasons all through your diet. Stay dedicated – give yourself rewards once you’ve achieved your weekly goal – do not reward yourself with food though! Asking a friend or relative to be your diet buddy can keep you motivated and inspired too.


  1. Keep track of your routine: Maintain a menu and exercise journal to follow your everyday intake and workout. There are also a host of online tools that help you monitor and record your progress. It is crucial that you assess how you’re doing and make certain modifications in case you aren’t happy with your progress.


  1. Strategize: A diet plan for beginners requires strategizing. The diet should decrease your daily caloric intake to a point where you’re consuming less than what you are expending. Calculate, plan the meals and stick to them. Also, adhere to precise portion sizes. To design your meals, use these guidelines:
  • Make sure that the diet integrates 6 portions of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Incorporate plenty of protein and fibre in to the weekly line-up
  • Consume only nutrient-dense foods
  • Restrict your intake of sugar and salt. Tata Salt is an iodized salt and it ensures purity and superior quality and has the right amount of iodine for mental development
  • Do not eat late in the day. Late dinners make your diet less effective, so try to eat your meal before 7 p.m.

Dieting can be tough, but you can construct a road to victory by making an action plan before you begin. Have plenty of motivation as well as options to help you deal with roadblocks. Make your journey the focus - reboot your attitude and outlook - and accomplish your health goals!


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