If you are reading this article, there’s a fat chance that you’ve tried and failed at numerous diets in the past. You shouldn’t feel guilty about it. We can assure you that the main reason why you failed is not the lack of willpower.
In the next few paragraphs, we’ll introduce you to variables that determine the effectiveness of a diet, a meal plan, and even your workout routine.
Think about them the next time you’re planning on paying good money for a product or service – hopefully, it will be the last money you’ve spent, and the last weight loss solution you’ll ever need.
Let’s start with the main aspects and continue on with a list that can be used as a cheat sheet of variables you need to consider before making that purchase.
#1 Reason: Your Unique Body Needs
Your nutritional needs are just as unique as you are. No one is metabolically identical or even similar to anyone else.
In order to maintain good health and avoid diet deficiency diseases, you need a diet that includes many different nutrients and vitamins.– PerfectBody nutritionist, Christine Ellis
For safe, sustainable weight loss your nutritional requirements can be counted according to your anthropometric characteristics. Luckily, we’ve already noticed an increasing tendency of weight loss solutions that do offer some sort of personalization.
When you think about it, it’s only natural that a meal plan that takes into account your dietary preferences, allergies, health issues, food intolerances, and even the flavors you like would be ten times easier to follow.
So, whenever possible, try to seek the highest level of personalization a product can offer. It might not be easy to find, but it will be definitely worth both your money and time.
#2 Reason: Your Personal Lifestyle
Most wellness books talk about a “balanced lifestyle” as if it’s something incredibly easy to achieve. According to them, you should eat at certain times, train five times a week, cook meals with ingredients you can barely spell, join a community, and feel motivated no matter what.
For most of us, that’s incredibly far from reality.
What if you have a hectic work schedule, hate cooking, have three kids, tend to overeat, or can barely find a spare minute to grab a bite? Does that make you a lost cause?
A sustainable weight loss solution should allow you to adjust your lifestyle, not turn it upside down. You need to be realistic here – how long can you stick to a weight loss plan that makes you feel miserable? A week? A month?
TIP: Try to consider all of these variables before choosing the perfect method for you – whether that would be nutrition consultations, personal training, or a tailor-made weight loss plan.
#3 Reason: Your Unique Body Type
Your problem body areas, metabolism, and even certain health issues can highly depend on your body type.
Remember, training an hourglass-shaped body is not the same as training a pear-shaped body!
For that reason, exercise routines you’ve found on the internet might not be the right way to go. Always seek a workout plan that takes your body type into consideration.
#4 Reason: Foods You Love & Hate to Eat
If you are vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian, you have specific dietary needs that cannot be met by simply altering a generic meal plan.
This way, you would be risking to manipulate your recommended calorie intake or fail to meet your nutritional needs.
TIP: Choose a diet that’s already designed for vegetarians, vegans, or pescatarians. That’s the only safe way to go.
#5 Reason: Your Personal Weight Loss Goals
Are you trying to gain weight, lose weight, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle?
You wouldn’t choose hardcore fitness training when you’re simply trying to exercise more. The same goes for dieting – maybe you shouldn’t eat less, but eat better?
TIP: Define your goals before paying for a service/product.
#6 Reason: Allergies & Health Conditions
You wouldn’t recommend fasting to someone who struggles with Anorexia Nervosa, right? So, think about any health conditions/diseases you have or ever had – is there anything that would put you at risk?
As of allergies, it goes without saying that those with food allergies/intolerances should always aim to find a tailor-made solution.
Otherwise, they’ll have to read every ingredient list, spend hours looking for substitutions, and once again – risk manipulating their nutritional needs.
#7 Reason: Your Physical Activity Levels
If you’ve never been to the gym, getting a fitness plan might scare you off for good.
Be realistic here! If you’re a beginner, be proud of who you are and take smaller steps – start with low-intensity workouts, go swimming to build your body strength, or aim to jog for at least 10 minutes every day.
Personalized Weight Loss Solutions
Naturally, a personalized weight loss plan could solve all of the issues mentioned above.
So, what would be the best option?
You could either get a personal trainer and change your diet with the help of a professional nutritionist, or try to follow a personalized meal plan.
One thing’s for sure: you shouldn’t look for a “miraculous diet,” you should look for a diet that suits you.
Just “eating clean” won’t work. In order to achieve long-term results, you need to embrace your uniqueness and admit the fact that your needs play a huge role.
28 Days: Perfect Body’s DNA is the first fully personalized weight loss book in the world. Your answers to the quiz determine the outcome of your unique book copy. That’s including questions about your health, favorite foods, dietary preferences, goals, and more.
As a result, you get a personalized meal and workout plan, loads of motivational and educational content, and a tailor-made healthy lifestyle guide for keeping the weight off for good.
Who knows, maybe this book will prove you that the key reason why other methods failed was not the lack of your willpower. And we don’t want to jump ahead, but it most likely is…