How to Find a Plan That Works
When looking at any diet it is important to find the scientific basis behind it and research the diet. Some have piles of research supporting their development while others are based solely on anecdotal evidence. The Shepherd's Diet Most diets will work, in the short term. The important thing to remember is that long-term weight loss (hopefully fat loss) is the goal. If a diet is not sustainable it will not work for long-term health and cosmetic improvement. The ideal nutritional plan involves a meal structure that is comfortable and sustainable. However, this is difficult for some people to achieve and some people need a jumpstart to get their body, and motivation, in gear to start losing that unwanted body fat.
A diet plan that offers a rapid weight loss with easy to follow menus or simple whole food plans has a much better chance of success than one based on unrealistic standards. Whether low-carb, low-fat, calorie shifting, or simple meal splitting, the diet must allow for a normal structure. If a dieter is required to change their entire life just to follow a diet plan, they will fail.
With this in mind, there are many good diet plans out there. The problem comes when trying to wade through the hundreds, maybe thousands, of diet plans on the market. Everyone with letters after their name has an opinion on dieting and sooner or later puts their stamp on a diet plan. Use the internet and print media to find information on the diet. Read it all, the good and the bad. Ask others who have tried the diet, although it is important to remember that what works for one person may not work for another. And, if it all sounds good, give it a try for a few weeks. If it works, great, and if not you can try something new.