Going on a diet is more than just doing exercise and controlling your consumption. To properly observe a diet program, you would need a tool to document your progress to help you determine if what you’re doing is effective or if you need to make modifications.
This is the purpose of diet charts: to keep track of the effectivity of a diet program. It helps users schedule their meals or by detailing the kinds of food they can eat and in what amount (they may also refer to Food Charts for this one). Check out the samples we have below for more information about dieting.
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Weekly Diet Chart Template
Personalize Your Diet Plan
With diet plans, you need to set a goal. This way, it will keep you motivated to stick to your plan. Follow these simple steps to create your own.
- Determine the purpose of your diet plan, whether it is for losing or gaining weight, or for building muscles.
- Determine how long you want to stick to your plan. Some set a specific end date, while others choose to make it permanent and incorporate their diet plan into their lifestyle.
- With the help of a specialist, set a goal for your daily calorie, protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake.
- Document daily the duration of your exercise, and the food and supplements you consumed.
- Monitor your body weight regularly, and document it on your chart.
You may take a look at our Blank Chart Template for a fully customizable diet chart.
Most Common Types of Diet Plans
People who commonly use diet charts are following one of these diet plans:
- Vegetarian Diet – This is the abstinence from animal-based food products, except eggs, dairy products, and honey.
- Vegan Diet – This is the complete abstinence from any animal-base products.
- South Beach Diet – This diet focuses on the consumption of high-fiber, lean proteins, and low-glycemic carbs such as whole grains.
- Pescetarian Diet – A semi-vegetarian diet plan that allows the consumption of fish and other seafood.
For another type of weight monitoring template, check out our samples of Editable Weekly Weight Loss Chart.
Simple Ways to Help You Stick to Your Diet Plan
Going on a diet doesn’t mean you are depriving yourself of your freedom to eat, it is simply a discipline for you to choose what and when to eat, as well as how much you can eat. Follow these guidelines to keep you motivated.
- Ask help from other people to supervise and remind you.
- Do not starve yourself. The more this will make you cheat and this may also lead to a decrease in your level of metabolism.
- Make your exercise routine not only achievable but also enjoyable.
- Invite other people to join you in your exercise routines to make working out less boring for you.
- Have a cheat day only once a week to reward yourself for being able to follow through your diet plan for the whole week.
- Keep track of your progress by making use of charts.
- To put it simply, follow a diet plan that works best for you.
For more chart templates for you, you might want to check out our collection of Free Chart Templates.