If there is one thing constant about dieting programs is that no one can agree on which ones are the best. Don't be confused as you sift through literally hundreds of available manuals and program on how to lose weight because you will discover that most dieting programs do not agree. To help clarify these issues, we'll be considering some dieting principles and why some diets will work better for you than others.

The Paleo diet is a diet that is embraced by many and has been standing for some time. The idea of the diet is to eat in a healthy way like Cave Men did before junk food was created. For many people this isn't an easy task as you have to stop eating nice tasting junk foods that are easy and convenient. And to add insult to injury you must also give up nearly all grains as the Caveman Diet is based on times before farms were around! You can consume meats, fruits, seeds and vegetables, so all is not lost. You may want to look further into the Paleo Diet to find out how it agrees with you.

The area that most feel is critical is watching their fat intake. Some fat is still necessary to maintain a balanced diet even when you opt for a low fat diet, low being the key word. There are oils such as olive, flaxseed and fish that provide you with the healthy fats that are very important. Another way to get healthy fat is through nuts and legumes. Saturated fats come from trans fats and certain meats, it's best to avoid these fats as often as possible, (these are the bad ones).

Though this may seem very simplistic, getting enough sleep and reducing the stress levels, may be the most important ingredients to a successful diet. Losing weight is virtually impossible if you don't sleep enough and if your life is full of stress. If you find yourself constantly eating because you are stressed, or if you feel tired all the time, this could be a metabolism issue as well.

So you should do everything you can to reduce stress in your life and get enough rest. Aside from feeling more relaxed, you'll also find it easier to stick to your diet and reach your ideal weight.

In conclusion, with so many diet plans to choose from, you may have to try a few of them before you find the one that works best for you. Some require a strict diet plan that tells them exactly what to eat, while others like a little more flexibility. You'll generally do better with a diet plan that doesn't make you feel deprived, even if you do have to cut back on your calories to some degree.

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