1) It’s Got to be Realistic
If it calls for you to deny your favourite foods - you are not going to be able to stick with it long term.
2) It’s Got to be Flexible
We all have special events that crop up from time to time, if your diet doesn’t have the flexibility to fit around those - it’s doomed to failure - life is too short!
3) It’s Got to be Easy
If you have to cook separate meals from the rest of the family, weigh or measure portions or think about everything you eat - you’ll be constantly obsessing over food. FAIL!
4) It’s Got to Be Tasty
You really don’t want to have to live your life on a diet of bland, tasteless, unappealing food - if you’re not enjoying it, will you honestly be able to live with it?
5) It’s Got to Work
Let’s face it, you’ve got to be seeing the pay off in terms of weight and inch loss, otherwise, what is the point of it all?