Roughly 66 percent of Americans are currently on a diet, according to a new report by the marketing research company Mintel.But just like finding the perfect pair of high-waisted workout pants, finding the right eating plan generally requires some trial and error. And the key to achieving your weight-loss goals ASAP is minimizing the whole “error” side of things.
We’ve got simple, expert-approved questions that will help decipher whether your current plan is going to get you the results you want.
Restrictive diets that keep you in a constant state of hunger can wreck your metabolism, lead to overeating later, and hurt your relationship with your body and food.
Whether you’re counting calories, tracking macros, or trying to reign in your portion sizes, listening to your body’s hunger cues is still the best way to fuel weight loss, says dietitian nutritionist Tori Holthaus, R.D.N., founder of YES! Nutrition, LLC.