Weight loss plan should be effective and different for each person because everyone is different, with different body shapes, muscle to fat ratios, life habits, and of course, people are mentally different (this might be the most important difference). This is why a good plan should always be made, and that can be done with the help of a nutritionist and a gym instructor.
Something everyone should include in their weight loss plan creation is the food pyramid chart. It simply explains what can and what cannot be eaten in the dieting process. Base level of this pyramid is all about veggies and fruits and, of course, it is the widest part. This is understandable since the majority of fruits and vegetables contains very low amounts of carbs and has a lot of vitamins and minerals. But also, people will have to understand that even when the diet is over, fruits and veggies should always be included in meals. Those two food types are very healthy because they contain low levels of sugar, and that is not refined but natural and simple sugar, which is processed easily in the digestive system. Fruits are excellent as snacks, and they are good to eat early in the morning (grapefruit is excellent for soaking up toxins accumulated overnight in stomach and intestines).
There should be at least 6 meals in a day and this is also something that everyone should include in their weight loss plan. With this number of meals, there is no way that hunger will occur, and hunger is one of the biggest enemies of a dieting process. A lot of water should be taken on a daily basis since our bodies are mostly consisted of water. Therefore, water is not harmful and it is something that the organism cannot do without for longer than couple of days. Water will also help with hunger elimination and faster digestion.
Increased physical activity should also be present in a weight loss plan. This will activate basal metabolism and help in spending more energy, which ends with more fat burning. With this type of plan, a lot of extra pounds can be reduced. And when the weight becomes normal again, the intensity of exercising can be reduced, while the diet does not have to be so strict and rigorous. But this happens only when the last extra pound is gone. Even some delicious and unhealthy food can be taken, but only occasionally, since this must not become a habit again. People tend to return to their old habits again after a while, and that is why when initial weight loss has passed, a long-term plan is needed in order to maintain the healthy organism for as long as possible.