A good diet and weight loss plan should be easy to follow, produce results you can measure in a reasonable period of time and not cause any health problems. It should be sustainable using food that is easy to find and enjoyable to eat. Also, the cost of following the plan should be affordable.
Some diet and weight loss plans provide lots of complicated theories and formulas loaded with confusing information. Each program promotes a specific agenda that most will be followed and applied. If the material is not easy to follow you probably will not stay with it or use it at all.
Many diet and weight loss programs make huge promises but do not deliver. Nothing is more frustrating than participating for weeks or months and not seeing any results. Some programs sell additional information urging you to try one more thing before giving up.
Health problems are typical with the advice offered from the worst diet and weight loss plans. In an effort to lose weight you may be tempted to ignore common sense and make drastic changes to your diet or force yourself to eat foods you do not like. If you do not enjoy what you eat you probably will not continue with the program.
Cost should also be a consideration before joining any diet and weight loss plan. If special food is required be sure to consider the total cost of following a particular program for any length of time. Also, if it becomes too expensive and you drop out, you may gain any weight you lost back.
A good diet and weight loss plan should be specific and explain the difference between good fat and bad fat. It will tell you that if you eat right you can eat more. It will tell you to try eating foods containing only one ingredient. It will tell you how foods react and cause weight gain.