It won’t be an exaggeration to say that a wealth of diet plans available nowadays is not only just great, but it increases steadily offering the latest facts explored and discovered in the field. Each of these plans claims to be simply the best, of course, and each of the facts established is undeniable.
However, can we be sure that this or that program will help us achieve the stated objective(s)? No, we can’t, unless we have tried it. So, how to find a genuinely good diet plan without going through a bunch of failures? Is it possible at all? It is, and we will tell you how to do that.
Main Features of Best Diet Plan
Before we go into macro- and micronutrients stuff, let’s take the following for granted:
- The best diet plan will never require you to subject yourself to restrictions such as starvation.
- The best diet plan is the one that you can gradually turn into your personal, healthy eating habit.
- The best diet plain is always a balanced one, and this feature is actually the key one here.
So, whenever considering this or that best program offering you great results, ask yourself if that meets the stated criteria. If yes, you can proceed, adopt it, stick to it trying not to break it too often, and an inevitable, long-term outcome won’t keep you waiting.
Macronutrients Are the Backbone
Undoubtedly, macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids) are the backbone of any best/healthy/balanced diet.
Depending on your objective (weight loss, muscle growth, cleaning arteries from plaques, etc.) you choose a diet plan which ratio fully complies with your specific requirements.
Simultaneously you focus on the difference between the good macronutrients and the bad ones excluding the latter from your, healthy from now on, nutrition. And among the good macronutrients you choose those, which can bring a desired and long-term effect.
Macronutrients (or macros as you’ll soon get accustomed to calling those) certainly mean pretty much but still not everything. One more aspect of the best diet plan will always include micronutrients. These are vitamins and minerals that help us (our bodies) run at full capacity.
You may have heard about overall wholesomeness of these components but are hardly aware of the fact that micronutrients ensure that your body on the whole and each part of it in particular (your brain, heart, CNS, lungs, kidneys, liver, bones, joints and ligaments) are able to operate at their full capacity.
Before resorting to vitamins and minerals make sure you have all the necessary resources to function properly. Additionally, they help you utilize all those healthy (counted) macronutrients you consume more effectively. They are the invisible web that supports everything in your body.
Without them no best diet plan can actually claim to be such and exist on the whole. What we are trying to say is that if macronutrients are the backbone of healthy nutrition, micronutrients are the elements that support that whole-food-based lifestyle you have adopted once and forever.
Additional Elements That Matter
Now you know about the elements of logic that constitute each and every best diet plan and about the overall role of macro- and micronutrients. So, it won’t be irrelevant to add a couple of tips that will contribute to the entire matter. So:
- Clean water should become your constant companion. Consumed in sufficient amounts it improves the metabolism, cleans the body and sheds water weight.
- Have enough sleep giving no chance to the ”bad” hormone Ghrelin that increases perception of hunger.