How to Select Healthy Diet Plans

Updated at: Sep 06, 2012
How to Select Healthy Diet Plans

Health experts advise giving a second thought when selecting or structuring a healthy diet plan without rushing through it.

Himanshu Sharma
Exercise & FitnessWritten by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Jun 13, 2012

How to Select Healthy Diet PlansIt is important to plan or structure your diet to meet the basic caloric needs. A healthy diet plan provides all the essential nutritional elements and keeps you energised all day. Among other characteristics of a healthy diet plan are its practicality, flexibility and easy follow-up.[Read; What is a Healthy Diet Plan?]

A healthy diet plan varies from one person to the other. Likewise, a healthy diet plan is different for an individual with medical conditions or special requirement than one without any such restriction. So, it is important to structure a diet that provides healthy nutrition irrespective of the health condition.


Choosing a Diet Plan


  • One should discuss his/her medical condition(s) with a health care provider while structuring a diet plan. There may be certain foods that need to be incorporated or eliminated from existing dietary regimen due to medical reasons.
  • Crash diets promise you immediate weight gain/weight loss. A week-long crash course doesn’t work for long-term. If you want to enjoy benefits in the long run, switch to healthy eating habits with a requisite diet plan. [Read: Harmful Effects of Crash Dieting]
  • Structuring a diet plan becomes increasingly easier when you discuss your eating likes and dislikes with a nutrition expert. Thereafter, he/she may use combinations of foods to source your diet with enough calories and all the requisite nutritional elements.
  • Healthy eating is a part of lifestyle change. Healthy eating habits include incorporation of nutrition-enriched vitamins, minerals and nutrients besides elimination of foods high in sugar. [Read: Healthy Eating Habits]
  • You do not need a fortune to make dietary changes. Food supplements and diet pills are secondary to affect weight loss or gain. These supplements may accompany negative after-effects.
  • Keeping track of calories, fat consumption and restricting certain types of food is of great importance.
  • You need to monitor the progress and benefits after a certain interval. This is done by establishing short term objectives.
  • Healthy eating options should include a mixed bag of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (lentils, dry beans and peas), lean meat (fish, chicken and other meats).
  • One should also realise the preference of whole and natural foods over processed foods.
  • A healthy diet plan alone won’t help you achieve desired weight or benefits. One also needs to work on a physical fitness or training simultaneously to attain the objective of sticking with a particular dietary regimen.
  • Living with a certain diet plan is another important aspect. Therefore, choose a flexible diet plan with lots of healthy food options.


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