If you are looking to start a diet you need to make sure it is healthy for you. Take the time to set a weight goal that can be achieved with good dietary guidelines for food and exercise. Make your own free diet plan instead of joining some expensive club.
First make a list of foods that are healthy and not full of calories. Foods like dark green and yellow vegetables need to be included in your diet.You need to choose foods that are low in fat,saturated fat and cholesterol. Just read the labels on food packages these will give you all this information. You need to stay under thirty percent of calories from fat in your daily intake. Choose a diet that is moderate in sodium and salt, 2400 mg is a reasonable amount for your dietary intake each day.
Remember this is not a crash diet you need to stay healthy and work out to keep your energy levels up. A positive approach is also important to maintain your weight weather your trying to lose or gain weight. Your nutritional needs are based on your age, lifestyle, and your level of physical conditioning. If you are looking for someone to help consult with a registered dietitian. Many companies and schools employ them in cafeterias they can be a great in suggesting a diet program for you. Choose a diet with plenty of grain products. One slice of whole wheat bread, whole grain bagel,whole grain English muffin,rice, whole grain pasta. These along with fruits and salad will keep you on a balanced diet. Combine this with physical activity and you will maintain or improve your weight. To stay healthy the body needs between 1600 to 1800 calories a day along with moderate exercise. You can write down questions and ask yourself about your eating habits. Do I make good food choices?. How is my appetite? What foods do I binge on? Do I skip meals and snack instead?