Importance of healthy diet
It is a shame that it is considered that only skinny is beautiful. What is really beautiful is a person with a healthy body, healthy skin and healthy hair, irrespective of their size or weight. After all, what use is your beauty if you are not healthy and in fact, an unhealthy body can never look beautiful; regardless of how well dressed you are, or the kind of make-up you put on. Hence before you decide to start on that crash dieting, just stop and consider the atrocities you would be causing against your own body. You would end up not beautiful but unhealthy in the process.
If you think that starving yourself would make you skinny and would be considered beautiful, you cannot be more mistaken. It has been proved that eating less, especially skipping breakfast leads to more weight gain. Instead of crash dieting or stopping food intake altogether, consult a dietician and go for balanced diet. A balanced diet is designed keeping in mind the particular needs of an individual such that the body receives the optimum food it needs to stay healthy without that excess amount that would lead to weight gain. Any good diet consultant would be able to help you in this matter.
Most people think that carbohydrates and sugar leads to excess weight gain but it is not true. Of course anything in excess quantity is not good but your body needs carbohydrates and sugar too to function properly. But since all of us have different body needs, a diet plan that worked wonders for your friend might not suit you at all. For instance, the body system of your friend might be in dire need of protein while your body system might be already high on it. Hence make sure you consider this fact before you randomly try some diet plan on your own.
It is, however, important that regardless of what diet chart you are following, you include lots of seasonal fruits and green vegetables in it. A good diet consultant would ensure this point and hence if your diet chart does not include veggies or fruits, make sure you opt for a second opinion. It is also important to drink lots of fluid to keep your body hydrated. Here is a small tip for you that would help in fast weight loss: eat healthy. Eat frequently but in small quantities.