Monday, February 21, 2011

How Do I know if My Diet Plan is Correct?

A diet plan is not always applicable to everyone because it varies from each person’s daily calorie needs based on his natural body frame, height or age and many other factors. An athletic person on diet would still need more calorie intake in comparison with one with a sedentary lifestyle. It may also depend on the purpose for dieting, if it is simply for losing weight or for controlling the diet of a person with a cardiovascular disease.

I’ve heard someone say that she has stopped dieting because she feels weak. Perhaps, her case is a matter of incorrect dieting. She is eating less than what her body actually needs for her daily activity.

If you want a scientific and professionally-done diet plan, it would be best to consult a doctor or a health professional about the number of calories that you need each day to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. After you have determined that, it would be easier to prepare a diet plan.

Basically, eat low fat food. Keep fat intake to less than 30% of your total daily calorie intake. Replace some saturated or unhealthy fat with healthy oil or fat. Limit your intake of saturated fat to just 8-10% of total daily calories. Lower your cholesterol intake to less than 300mg per day. Choose foods that are high in starch and fiber. If you can’t avoid alcohol, drink moderately.

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