You see many people talk about getting fit and losing weight. It doesn't matter what you do if your diet isn't proper. A proper, clean lifestyle of eating is the best way to gain and maintain results.
People get it twisted when they try diets of every variety. You must change your dining habits, rather than try a fancy diet or a cleanse.
Fruits and vegetables are a must. Use apples, fruit cups, and carrots as snacks. Eat a salad with at least one meal/day. Substitute regular salad dressing for Italian dressing or vingarette. Beans and greens are especially essential. Lower your salt and sugar consumption as well. Confirm that this food group doesn't have those dangerous perservatives.
Protein, not heavy meats like beef and pork, is important. Stick to the lean stuff like nuts, chicken, tuna, salmon, and whey protein powder. There are many different protein powders and mixes out on the market, and all have their pluses and minuses. I have found Whey has the most consistent results. Try mixing with water or soy or almond milk. Limiting your dairy intake and increasing your consumption of multivitamins will make a difference also.
Also, take in more complex carbohydrates like whole grains, brown rice and oatmeal. Cut out the simple carbs, fried stuff, sweets, and fast food. Finally, drink more water. One should attempt to drink at least a gallon (128 ounces) per day. Remember that sodas and even many juices are filled with calories and sugars. Quench your thirst with more herbal tea, green tea, and natural juices. Even try juicing up fresh fruits and veggies, and drinks such as Naked.
This are some simple things to help turn your diet around. Remember you aren't sleeping or in the gym all the time. You have more access to healthy and unhealthy foods and beverages than ever. One just has to decide they want the healthy, clean choice.