When you think about weight loss (fat loss) or fitness, it is not just about eating a low-calorie food or exercising incessantly; it is a combination of factors including your mindset that will lead to successful long-term weight loss and fitness.

Many people think that being on a low-calorie diet or deleting carbohydrate or fat from diet or GM or crash diets will help you lead a healthy weight loss; then it’s a myth which will help you lose weight along with your muscle loss but for short period only. As a nutritionist, I would rather suggest one to lose weight/fat for a long-term as you are not only planning to lose fat but also will keep you away from metabolic disorders.

To begin with a weight loss plan, first a person should check his/her Ideal Body Weight to categorize whether the person is overweight or in obese category. BMI (Body mass Index) is a better indicator of body fat than is body weight.

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Eating correctly has to be a lifelong commitment, and the diet should be a reflection of this. Diet should be a balanced diet planned according to your activity, lifestyle, fitness levels, likes, dislikes, genetics, medical conditions, feasibility, etc. To lose weight in a balanced way, diets should have to be personalized.

BMI cutoffsAll foods contain nutrients which have their own role to play in our body. We need all kinds of nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, water; and depriving the body from even one of them will create an imbalance in our system. Hence, to lose weight for a lifelong one should plan all the nutrients as per the individual’s’ credentials/requirements. Following temporary plans like liquid diets, low-carb diets, high protein or any fad diets is never gonna work because it will all come back, double of what you lost.