Diet plans: The ones to follow and the ones to ditch

Not sure which weight-loss trick to follow? Sort your slimming and discover the best diet plan for you

Diet plans are weight loss’ secret weapon, if you’re prepared, you can conquer anything – even the battle of the scales.

The likes of Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole have the luxury, if they so wish, of having a personal chef who meticulously plans their every bite, but having a celebrity body doesn’t mean you must fork out for your own Gordon Ramsay.

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Instead, you can sort your slimming by choosing the perfect diet plan for you – from the Dukan diet to Weighwatchers every weight loss programme follows a set structure be it counting calories, eliminating carbohydrates or only drinking liquids.

Finding the diet plan that suits you and your lifestyle is like picking the perfect bag, you need something that works with as many outfits as possible and that you know you’ll love for a long time. And, in the same way your diet needs to fit into your daily behaviour – if you regularly entertain clients then it would be tough to follow a diet than bans alcohol.

To help you pick the perfect diet plan for you, Marie Claire have cheery picked the best diet depending on your lifestyle.

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Diet plans if you can’t give up fatty foods

Try Nigella Lawson’s weight loss approach – why cut out all the foods you love? The TV chef slid down the scales thanks to what she dubbed as ‘portion control’. She tweeted her way through the diet, showing a small steak with four chips, a fried egg sandwich and other delights mainly in miniature size.

Diet plans if you love partying
Wine is usually off the menu when you diet, in fact so is most alcohol but, if you prefer to spend your time on the dance floor as opposed to the kitchen you may like to try the Atkins diet. On this you can eat a wide variety of proteins, selected vegetables as well as distilled spirits including vodka, rum and scotch and diet mixers.

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Diet plans if you’re a veggie

It can be hard to find a good diet plan if you don’t eat meat or fish. But if you’ve got the willpower, juice diets heavy in fruit and vegetables may be your secret to slimming. You could also try the food combining diet that works on pairing the right foods together on your plate.

Diet plans if you like flexibility
The now infamous WeighWatchers point system is a flexible way to find your perfect weight. You can eat any food you want, and they mean anything, you just have to ensure it fits with your daily point allowance.

Got your own favourite diet plan? Share your weight-loss tips below.

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