When it comes down to finally picking out a diet, you could easily find yourself going crazy and want to give up before you even start. This is due to the fact that when you are presented by another person be it a family member or a friend, they will always present the diet that worked for them as “the best diet out there” and this is most likely not going to be true for your diet and the goals you are trying to reach.
The most important rule to follow would be do not ever just take someone’s word for it with a diet and jump right in to get started without doing your research first. You could be falling into a situation where you’re not giving your body the nutrients or amount of food you need, which would lead to you possibly being in worse shape than you were before. This simply is because your height, weight (possible pre-existing health conditions), and age, usually aren’t the same as whoever it is that told you about their diet that you “need” to try. The last thing you want to do is start a diet that isn’t catered to your needs whatsoever, not see any results, and then subsequently get it in your head that no diet will ever work in the future because you “tried it already and nothing came of it”. This will happen more often than not unless you do your proper diligence on diets as a whole, and narrow it down to the one that you feel best suits you and your lifestyle. You can’t choose a diet that requires you to eat 7-8 small meals a day if there is no possible way you would have access to food at your job, so don’t bother trying it, there will be plenty of others out there for you to choose with 3-4 meals a day that you would actually be able to follow through with.
After choosing your diet be sure you completely understand what foods to avoid at all costs, because even when you want to cheat on occasion, which will happen, there are some foods and meals you still need to keep yourself away from so you don’t completely erase the positive effects of your diet. Even if you find yourself cheating once or twice on a weekly basis you would still be doing this with semi-healthy food and it wouldn’t equate to much of a negative result.