Diet Features: Choose To Lose

How long do you need to be on this diet for? Lifetime

What additional weekly costs are involved? Cheap

Special dietary needs
Is this diet particularly suited to people with special dietary needs? Vegetarian

Exercise level
What exercise recommendations are there? Minimal

Eating out
Is eating out an option? No restriction

Coffee / Tea
Are caffeinated drinks permitted? Free

Is alcohol permitted? Restricted

Other Resources
What other resource are available? Books

Preparing/Cooking Effort
What amount of effort is required? Some

Knowledge Required
What amount of nutritional knowledge is required? Minimal

Nutritional Supplements Recommended/Taken
Are any other nutritional supplements taken or recommended? Multivitamins

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  Why choose "Choose To Lose"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle


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Lotus's top tips

1.This diet is based on reducing the fat in your diet. You choose from a budget of fat calories, either of 20%, 17%, or 15%. For example, I am 25 and my ideal weight is 120. According to my chart I need to eat 1404 calories to maintain a weight of 120. I then have the choice of 28 grams of fat daily(20%), 23 grams of fat daily(17%), or 21 grams of fat daily(15%).
2.As long as you stay with your calorie bracket and fat budget, you can eat virtually anything. But as anyone who has counted calories before knows, those calories go fast if you spend them on junk or high fat foods.
3.Reading labels and measuring everything is important on practically all diets, and this is no exception. It is extremely important to record everything you eat. Do not try to "wing it"! ALWAYS check portion sizes.
4.Eat fat free snacks, or very low fat snacks. But you must not go overboard with snacking, or you will not have enough calories left for nutritious food! I like to plan my three main meals for the day, then decide what snacks I want to fit in. It is always best to choose healthy snacks. Remember, fat free does not mean all you can eat.
5.It's so important to get enough fiber and protien, both to curb hunger and for general health.Look for whole grains in your breads, pasta, cereal, etc. Lite or fat free cheeese, fish, soy products, and lowfat dairy products are all good choices. There are lean cuts of virtually all meat,(except maybe whale) you just have to do a little label searching. This is a flexible diet for vegan and vegetarians as well.
6.On this diet, you can save your fat calories up over a period of time, by eating less than your budget for a number of days, and then add them onto a cheat meal. In this way you can have an occasional high fat meal without ruining the diet or regaining weight. After the splurge, go back to your normal intake, no guilt necessary! You can also pay for your sins afterwards if something comes up unexpectedly, but I can tell you, that is not nearly as much fun. Finally, if anybody wants to follow this diet, and would like to know what their recommended calorie/fat budget is, just drop me a note telling me your height, sex and ideal weight,and I will get that information for you from the book. Feel free to write me with any other questions as well.