Every year around the same time, you're bombarded with dozens of quick-fix diets to help you slim down for summer. While there is probably some truth to each of these, and they probably work for many people, fad diets can result in yo-yo dieting, malnutrition, and ultimately weight gain. If you want to get in shape, it's better for you to change your lifestyle overall using some or all of the following tips.
1. Count Your Macros
Counting your macros is a good way to monitor what you eat without following a strict new meal plan. Macros are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Depending on your specific desires and needs, you can work with a nutritionist or just do the research on your own to find out how many of each macronutrient you should eat per day. This allows for more flexibility (no more smoothies-and-salads only diets) and regularity at the same time.