Over 99% of dieters fail to reach their target weight. One key factor is boredom, as diets typically restrict food choice and often suggest a limited range of exercise. Rigid and uncompromising, most weight loss plans are not flexible enough to cope with the rough and tumble of normal lives. A holiday, a crisis or a social event can easily throw a spanner in the works.
With the Excite Diet, dieters choose from one of 50 plans each day and those plans are diverse enough to cope with whatever life brings – a busy day at work, a day stuck at home with a sick child, a dinner party or a fun day out – whatever is happening, there's a plan to cope. Dieters simply choose a plan to match their mood and day.
Most of the plans have a dietary element (for example, Ice Cream Day, Eat Anything Day or Double Chocolate Muffin Day); others are based on fun activities (Shopping Day, Course You Can Day and TV Day) and a few help dieters modify their thoughts about food (for example, The Waiting Game and Twenty Questions). Some combine both dietary and activity elements.
The diet advises steady, sustained weight loss using a combination of plans that are specifically earmarked for losing weight fast along with some easier days that still promote weight loss but are easier to stick to.
Short, sharp weight loss tactics can work in the short term but the Excite Diet is a plan that can be used for weight maintenance as well as weight loss. It is not a starvation or fad diet. As author Jan Small says: “Only choose a diet plan that has you dropping a dress size by Friday, if you plan on getting fat again on Friday!”
According to Jan you should weigh yourself regularly (even daily) once you reach your target weight and if you are more than two pounds over your desired weight, choose a plan or two from the 50 Excite Diet plans to get right back on track. “Two pounds is a lot easier to tackle than ten” she says.