10 Secrets of Successful Diets ...

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What sets a successful diet apart from the diets that fail?

For starters, it’s all about the long-term weight loss, right?

But there has to be something, or more than one something, that makes a successful diet, well, successful, and sweetie, I can help.

Here are 10 secrets of successful diets… check your diet against my list and see if it’s destined for success, or doomed to fail.

Ready?

1. It Helps You Set a Goal

It is impossible to reach a goal if you don’t have one to reach.

Before you start any successful diet, you need to set an attainable goal.

Set a goal weight, and give yourself a reasonable amount of time to reach it.

If you’re not sure what your goal weight ought to be, use the free, customizable tools at myplate.gov.

2. It Focuses on the Positive

Successful diets also help you focus on the things you’re doing RIGHT in your fitness and nutrition regimens. Rather than starting from scratch and revamping your entire life, take a close look at what you’re doing right, and start from there.

3. It Provides the Math

Every successful diet, including the commercial ones, has a basic math formula that makes weight loss possible.

It’s this simple: to lose weight, you must consume FEWER calories than you burn.

As a baseline, keep a tally of how many calories you consume and subtract the number of calories you burn.

If the numbers don’t work, make subtractions (from the consume column) and additions (to the burn column) until you have an equation that creates weight loss.

There are dozens of great calorie-counting apps available for free… try one to help you track your calories and do the math!2

4. It Suggests Simple Switches

A successful diet will also include a few simple switches that can make a big difference: water for soda, whole grain bread for white bread, mixed fruit juices rather than single-fruit varieties.

Look for the easy swaps you can make that will shave off calories and give you extra nutrients (as well as fiber to keep you feeling fuller, longer).

It Includes Regular Workouts
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