Do You Need A Weight Loss Diet Plan?

Circuit Training RoutineTo lose weight you need to follow a diet and workout plan of some description. Whether you follow our advice, buy a weight loss courses, book or video, or put together your own plan using the information you find here and on other great fitness websites, you need to be remain focused on dedicated to your plan, the one that works for you.

Getting started

How do you start a weight loss diet plan? The first and most important part of the plan is the diet itself.

You need to learn what foods are healthy, which are not, what food provides energy, which ones just turn to fat. Understanding the common diet and weight loss myths is important too.


Whether you are devising your own weight loss plan or following a ready made one, you should always considered enhancing the plan so that you can do the things that you are more comfortable with. Many plans may encourage you to eat more lean meat as part of a healthy balanced diet, but maybe you are a vegetarian.

Some plans will expect you to workout 4 times a week, but maybe you have hobbies and sports commitments and can only manage 2 or 3 times a week.

It does not really matter if this is the case, so long as you make some small changes to ensure that you are still following most of the plan and still losing weight and getting fitter.

Our Quick Weight Loss Diet Tips

  1. No matter what you read, you do need to reduce calories to lose weight. You have to create an energy deficit.
  2. Read about sugar and fats. Understand that sugar is the major problem today, not fat.
  3. Replace as many high GI foods with low GI foods as possible.
  4. For one month, stop drinking alcohol.
  5. Never add sugar to anything
  6. Stop eating all cakes, white bread, cookies, white rice, candy and soda
  7. Stop all processed foods
  8. Stop all junk food
  9. Eat more green salad with olive oil dressings
  10. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables
  11. Stop drinking fruit juice (the natural sugar, fructose, contains a lot of energy which will turn to fat)
  12. Exercise – do intensive cardio workouts
  13. Exercise – lift weights, do body weight workouts and weight training workouts
  14. Drink more water – water hydrates, essential for clear thinking, exercise and healthy digestion
  15. Eat soup once a day – soup makes us feel full for longer

These 15 quick weight loss tips are just the tip of an iceberg really. But follow these and start a new weight loss diet plan and you will soon be losing weight and getting fitter.

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  9 comments for “Do You Need A Weight Loss Diet Plan?

  1. devo3333
    March 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

    im 19, 5’7 and 180 pounds, and iv just recently started working out in jan. iv seen results all over and i have even slimmed the top of my stomach up. but i can’t get rid of the lower body fat. i started a cycling class and i work out 4 days a week, im trying to look good before june, any advice

  2. MotleyHealth
    March 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Hi Devo. As you have seen improvements since January, then the best advice is to keep working on what you have been doing. You have to keep pushing yourself to get fitter, so keep working out harder each time. Do more, greater intensity and greater duration. Also look for ways to make the diet even healthier – cut out every last piece of processed, refined, junk, sugar etc.

  3. Raza
    March 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’m 19. From last 8 months, i just eat everything whatever i have given to me. Now i always being eating n eating. Now the problem which i’m facing is that i’ve a fat on stomach and no fat on any other part of the body. I ‘ve started exercise and jogging in the morning for 20 minutes but whatever i’ve loose wieght in the morning had not effect because i’ve eaten so much till the end of the day. Any suggestion?

  4. MotleyHealth
    March 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Hi Raza. You cannot expect to reverse 8 months of overeating with a 20 minute jog each day, especially if you carry on overeating. You need to reduce total calories eaten every day, eat much healthier food and do more exercising. Increase jogging to 45 minutes a day if you can, or start doing a morning jog session then an afternoon / evening circuit training workout.

    What are you eating now? Have you adjusted your diet or are you just jogging?

  5. chevonne
    September 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    what diet plan can i use like meels and everything and im 15 years old

  6. Jon
    September 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hi Chevonne, take a look at our main site – lots of diet and fitness advice there.

  7. vineet chauhan
    October 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    hi i m 21 years old, and i have recently joined gym its been 1 month,
    my weight is between 75 to 80, and height is 5.8, i want a vegetarian diet without fat so that it can help in increasing my muscle and i need to reduce my fat so please suggest me my diet plan, so that i can reduce my stomach fat and can have proper and fit body, and the main thin is that i m doing a night shift so please suggest me the diet according to that my daily
    routine is i wake up at 5.00 in the evening
    have some snacks
    take my dinner at 10-11 pm

    have snack between 12-1

    5-6 am have a apple before going gym

    7- 8 am work out (gym)

    after gym eat 2 chapati and 1 bowl daliya

    and sleep at 9 in the moring aftre my work out.

  8. Jon
    October 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Vineet, you need more protein in your diet. Reduce the chapatis and take a protein supplement (soy and hemp are 2 vegetarian protein supplements you could try).

  9. April
    January 8, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Thank you so much..i have never read such a great article on weight loss
    I am inspired!

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