No diet will work if you think of it as something you do for a limited time, before going back to business as usual. That is certainly trues for weight loss.
Eventually, you won’t be conscious of being on a diet, you will just automatically choose the foods you need and avoid the ones that aren’t contributing to the bottom line, good health and a body the function smoothly and efficiently.
Before you get the the chapters on specific nutrients and the many plans, there are a few general guidelines you should follow:
Experiment with using less meat. Pick dishes more like stews or stir fries, where a small amount of cut up chicken, mixed with a variety of vegetables, goes a long way, rather than roasted chicken or whole chicken breasts. Everyone needs a certain amount of protein in is or her diet for good health, but American generally get too much of it. Protein, especially meat protein, draws calcium out of your bones during the digestion process.
Meat, the usual source of protein in the typical American diet, also tends to be full of saturated fat, and eating a lot of it puts you at risk of many diseases, including heart disease, and breast and colon cancer. You don’t not have to forswear steak forever but you can’t dine on it nightly and expect to keep your heart happy. The more you cut back, the better.