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Diet Design -- The Best Diet Plan For You

"I've got to lose some weight. What can I do that will really work this time?"

These simple diet design tips have helped many others lose weight -- and they'll work for you too

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  • You want to lose weight. So what's the first thing you think of? A diet, of course.
  • You say, "I need to go on a diet." And you pick one to follow.
  • That's a mistake. Why?
  • Because there is more to weight loss than going on a diet.
  • So here we show you an approach that does work...

The old food pyramid

You've heard of the food pyramid? The one that's put out by the US government? It's supposed to show you a proper diet design, a good diet plan.

Did you ever try it? If you did you got the bad news. The US government food pyramid is not the best diet plan. It can actually make you fat.

It's not well planned for weight loss -- more politics than science actually. It's got too much carbohydrate and not enough protein.

"Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn."

Garrison Keillor

A new weight loss food pyramid

So what you need is a new weight loss food pyramid. A new diet design that tells you what you can eat that won't make you fat.

If you follow the diet design of the new pyramid you will take off weight without starving and feeling weak.

It's got enough lean protein and a good balance of fat and carbohydrate. If you learn to eat that way it will help you lose weight and keep it off.

The right foods at the right time

What makes one food better than another?

In other words, what are the best foods for weight loss?

The best foods have plenty of lean protein. Healthy fats. And unrefined carbohydrates. And they're available when you get hungry.

It won't do any good if they're at home in your refrigerator. That's why if you really want results you need to pack some healthy snacks.

Protein -- fat -- carbohydrate

How much protein? To lose weight you want about 1 gram per pound (2 grams per kilogram) of your ideal body weight per day.

Notice, that's "ideal body weight."

You might weigh 300 pounds (135 kg.) Well, your ideal weight may be 150 or 200 pounds. So that would be 150 grams of protein, not 300.

"Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!"

Tommy Smothers

How many calories should I be eating?

So protein should be about 30%-35% of your daily calories.

Carbohydrate should be 40%-45% of your calories.

Fats about 25%-35%.

Use this free online protein, fat and carbohydrate calculator to find out how much you need.

You can't eat it if you don't have it

What do you do when you're at work -- or out shopping -- or in your car, and the hunger hits you? Drive through fast food? Cookies? Chocolate?

You know what people that lose weight have in common? They pack their lunch.

When hunger hits you need healthy food. This means packing your lunch. And your snacks.

The easiest way is to cook on the weekend. Store it in containers. And then each day throw a container in your cooler. You're all set.

Don't forget the snacks

You need some snacks, too. You need to eat every 3 hours or so.

Take some chicken breast. A few almonds. Low fat cheese with a couple crackers. Look at these free diet programs for some more suggestions.

Whenever you eat you need some protein. Every meal -- and every snack -- you need some protein. That will help "rev up" your metabolism with the thermic (heat) effect of food.

Favorite foods

It's a mistake to give up your favorite foods when you're dieting.

Those are the things you always give up -- you're sacrificing, right? -- on a diet. And then you go right back to them when your diet is done.

You can give them up -- for a while. But you don't like to.

So when you go off the diet you're starving for your favorites. And you overeat. And you gain the weight back.

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."

Jim Davis

Drink enough water

If you don't drink enough water it is hard to lose weight. You'll feel weak, have more cravings and won't feel like exercising.

There are lots of scientific evidence that show that just increasing your water intake can help you get rid of extra pounds.

You should first find out how much water you need, and then make sure you get it.

The easy way to gain weight

You want to gain some weight? Then set yourself up for failure by being overly hungry.

Or by feeling deprived by not being able to eat the foods that you love.

Take a look at this free online diet plan info to see how you can eat right without starving?

You'll find some adjustments to your diet design that let you eat what you like but still lose weight.

Follow these steps

Eat plenty of protein. Not too much greasy fried food. And healthy carbohydrates. Keep good food handy all the time. Eat healthy snacks.

Eat smaller amounts. Eat more often -- before you get too hungry.

Never -- meaning NEVER -- skip breakfast. Even if you're not hungry. Or don't have time. Or whatever. At least have some healthy breakfast cereal.

And include your favorite foods in your diet design, on your eating schedule. So you don't feel deprived.

The real trick

Oh, you can lose weight on a diet. You've done it lot's of times.

But the real trick? That's knowing what to eat when you are not on a diet.

You go on a diet and lose some weight. But what about the other times? What about the rest of your life? What are you supposed to eat then?

Simple. Make your diet part of your new life. With foods you like. Enough to eat. Include some of your favorites. Have an occasional treat.

And then follow that diet design to lose weight. And when you've lost the weight, you don't have to change a thing. And the weight stays off.

You -- yes, that means YOU -- really can lose weight and keep it off

These simple steps can make the idea of losing weight easier for you to face.

That can make a huge change in your ability to take the weight off and keep it off. Give it a try.

And for a complete reference that will guide you to permanent weight loss, be sure to get your copy of Dr. Dan's Super Weight Loss Plan.

"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it."*

Author Unknown

* Editor's note -- I’m Alfredo it’s true.

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