To get a suitable diet plan for yourself, the best measure you can take is going to a nutritionist and consulting him or her on what to eat and drink after giving them your entire history. Unfortunately we know how expensive it is to get private consultants on these matters and not all of us have that kind of money to spare.
That being said, we cannot overlook the possibility of there being other, more affordable methods for us to get the perfect diet plan for our needs.
Check out some blogs and websites online which could give you an insight on what kind of a diet plan would work for you. One such example of a website is dietarious where you can search for the best diet plan.
You can even join some groups on the social media or some forums where you can discuss with people who are in the same predicament as you how they are coping up with it. You can also get advice from people who have achieved their body goals.
Consider Your Needs
You need to search up a diet plan for the exact kind of body shape you wish to achieve. Ask yourself, do you want to lose weight or just inches? Do you want to lose weight only in some areas and not others? Or do you want to gain weight in some areas instead of losing them? Maybe you just want to increase your muscle mass. All these questions will yield different answers so make your search as specific as you can.
Make a Calorie Chart
Set a daily goal of how many calories you want to consume. It is ideal to leave a margin of one or two hundred calories but try to not exceed more. Note down the calories you have taken in with each meal and snack and record these in a journal. This will allow you to watch what you eat and you will try hard to not cheat on your diet on normal days.
Plan out Your meals
In your diet plan, you could write up what you are going to eat for each meal, or you could set calorie goals or just write what food group you want your meal to be from. If you are good with following plans and timetables then including specific foods like ‘one boiled egg for breakfast’ could work otherwise you could do it the other way to add some variety in your daily meals.
Include snacks in your diet plan and allow yourself to reserve a margin of a few hundred calories for snacks. Do not munch on potato chips or cookies; instead eat something healthy and filling like a celery stick or a fruit that is high in fiber to reduce your appetite.
Include Cheat Days
Once in two weeks or so, allow yourself to eat some comfort food (ideally in controlled portions) so you can satisfy some of your cravings.