There are hundreds of different diets out there, which all have different ways to achieve weight loss or muscle gain. One diet might work for someone, but may not necessarily work for others – and it can be frustrating when you’ve tried a diet someone else has and it isn’t working.
So you ask yourself ‘well what IS the best diet for me?’
In honesty, the best diet specifically for you – is the one you can follow the most. When it comes to your goals and your nutrition, accountability and adherence is the single most important factor that can determine the outcome.
It might take some time to understand how your body responds, and you may have to change your approach if what you are currently doing isn’t working – but you need to stick with it for a little while to see if it does work. If you unable to adhere to your diet then it may be time to try a different approach.
The best diet for you needs to be able to bring success towards your own individual goals, whilst being enjoyable and sustainable for a continued length of time – whether that goal is to lose weight or just to stay in general good health.
One great way to promote adherence on our diet is to track our food intake, either via the use of a journal system or on a phone application. Each system has its pros and cons, but the most important is that you use what works for you to ensure success.