couldn't agree more that you do NOT need to diet; you may need to change your lifestyle. personally, i avoid refined sugar, limit fried food and watch portions.
also, don't cut your calories too drastically if you're starting p90x. my boss passed out one night and had paramedics come to his house because he just ran out of fuel.
Best diet plan is to not diet. I've never met anyone who has sustained on a diet indefinitely. It is far better to make small changes and exchanges to what you are already doing, such as fruit over sugary snacks, whole wheat options over white breads, ham steaks over beacon, sparkling water with fruit over sodas, bourbon and water instead of bourbon and coke, diet Tonic Water for the G-n-T. Lifestyle changes will be of far greater benefit over dieting.
This is the best approach. One small step at a time while not backtracking too much. Make constant conscious changes for the better.
I agree, it needs to be a change of life style else you will achieve your goal (maybe) and fall back to what ever state you where in before the diet. Changing how you live your life will allow for a stable change of weight.
I agree with alot of previous posts about not making a diet but changing your lifestyle, that said...
You should evaluate EVERYTHING that you eat, what will this do once it is in my system? will this become fuel or fat? Does thisbenefit or hinder me? Do I want to put this in my body?
You will have to read more about what food does once it is in your system and what it becomes.
Once you start looking at meals with this aspect you will start to auto filter the types of food you eat and purchase.
Do not "diet." Change what you purchase and put into your body.
Get used to olive oil, greens, fruit, veggies....
Stick to raw produce is my suggestion... snack on dates, snack on peanuts, almonds...
Sugfest you switch to bakery-baked bread instead of horrible, processed, no flavor "sandwich" bread...