What diet should I decide to go on?

Diet

No carbs? Low fat? Soup only? Paleo diet? Atkins diet? Use our decision making matrix template to decide. The list of diets to choose from is seemingly endless so how to choose what diet I should decide to go on is a tough question for anyone who wants to lose a few pounds.

Now we’re not diet experts by any stretch but we can at least give you the low down on some of the factors to consider when making your choice but please, if you are really unsure which diet is best for you then go talk to a doctor or dietician.

We would advise you check out the safety record of the diet you are considering. Don’t just take the information from a website and trust it, ask your doctor, consult several sources and talk to real people about their experiences. If you have bowel problems make sure you understand the risk of changing your fibre intake for example.

Quick results Vs. long term success? Are the two incompatible and does it matter anyway? If you are looking to lose a few pounds for the beach season then one diet may suit you better than one designed to lose a little over a long period of time. The South Beach diet for example discovered that a diet which is very low in fat content is not effective long term. Food for thought!

Anybody we’ve ever met who has been on a diet have only ever had success if the diet has appealed to them in the first place. What do we mean by that? Well, some people can cut out biscuits and crisps and not really miss them, other people want to have them available as a treat every so often and still some people will gorge on them if they get even the slightest whiff of their favourite! Depending on which type of person you are should affect which diet you choose. You’ve got to be realistic after all.

Which diet should I choose

Finally, is the diet you are considering endorsed? No, we don’t mean by some soap opera star with little or no dietary training but by a medical doctor. Medical science advances all the time so don’t think you know it all, we certainly don’t either so do yourself a favour before you put yourself through unnecessary hell, check out the diet with your doctor before you decide which diet to go on. Go and weigh up your decision using our matrix and feel free to leave a comment below.

Where should I go on holiday?

Where should I go on holiday?

Every year people will decide with their families or friends where to go on holiday. We’ve designed a weighted decision matrix template to help you make that holiday decision. Usually the discussion will start in the dark winter months when we start to miss the heat of the sun or start dreaming of the bright lights of the ski slopes. The adverts start appearing on the TV showing us wonderful destinations and promising the holiday of a lifetime. Sounds familiar?
The more people involved in the decision, the harder it will be to choose a holiday that suits everyone. If there’s only the two of you and you’re young and all loved up, chances are you’ll be happy wherever you end up (even in a grotty apartment in a tower block in Ibiza). If you’re in a family of four or five then the whole holiday decision can become a nightmare, especially if you have teenagers!

At this stage (with a family) you tend to have two options. You could become a dictator, after all it’s your money that’s buying this holiday so they can all darn well go where you want to go! You might be happy with this in the winter months but once on holiday have you noticed how all the problems are suddenly your fault! Your other choice is to go all democratic and discuss the various options. Unless you’re some kind of management consultant and can lead a focussed, calm discussion minus all the emotion this can very quickly descend into an argument of huge proportions. Little Johnny wants to see the sea but Mum (who has put on a few pounds recently) wouldn’t be seen dead in a swimsuit in public and so it goes on!

Example of a Weighted Decision Matrix

Our weighted decision matrix could be a big help to you. You can compare and contrast very easily between your various options and hopefully decide where to go on holiday.

Have you ever taken any really bad holiday decisions or do you have any other factors that you always take into account when deciding where to go? Let us know in the comments or via Twitter and Facebook to the right.

Which games console should I buy for Christmas?

Games Console

This post is a little dated now but the same principal still applies, a weighted decision matrix will definitely help you to decide which console to buy.

Xbox? Playstation 3? Wii U? PC? Tablet? Smart Phone? PSP?, DSi?, DSi 3D?!?? Ahhh, which games console should I buy for Christmas? If like me you don’t know your nunchucks from your Mario’s choosing which games console to buy can be a nightmare of a process. So why not use a weighted decision matrix template?

All of the different games consoles have their pros and cons but when it comes down to it, they are all pretty good. Much better than the ZX Spectrum I grew up with anyway! Understanding which one to get is more about what you want to use it for rather than which one is best as that is a debate you can join in below in the comments. Like I said they are all good!

So what differentiates them and why should you care? The biggest difference in the consoles I listed is whether or not they are handheld or you plug them into the TV (or a monitor in the PC’s case). You also have to consider the cost of course plus the suitability of the games for those who are going to be playing them. The Wii for example caters for younger gamers. Do you also want your console to be able to connect to the internet or play Blu Ray’s? Are you happy to play games on a tablet or phone?

which games console should I buy

Do you care about high definition graphics or is the gameplay more important? Bundle the factors up into a decision matrix and this should help you to be able to make your decision. Let us know what you decided in the comments.

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