The amount of food choice a dieter can make is important so that
a) they can eat a balanced diet but b) so that it natural enough to
fit their food selection and eating lifestyles.
Is the Diet Both Healthy & Reliable-
For a weight loss diet to be effective over the long-term it
should consist of a mix of healthy foods and be reliable for the
user. It should therefore encourage good nutrition and habits that
are easy to incorporate in the dieter's life
Is it Safe?
Weight loss plans that encourage quick, rapid weight reduction
should be avoided. Diets should promote a safe weight loss
rate that the user can achieve with regularity. This is
typically no more than 1-2 pounds per week.
What's the Likelihood of Long Term Success?
A diet's long-term success rate should be evaluated and weighted
more heavily using research outcomes or a diet's objective track
Use of "before and after" pictures and written testimonials should
serve only as a minimal indicator of a diet's effectiveness and
should be accompanied by long-term objective evidence.
What's the Overall Cost
- Surfboards are expensive as are some diets; More surfboards
indicate a pricey diet.
= very costly!
Family Friendly -
This measure is important to families but not used in our overall