Every single day, more fast weight loss programs enter the market. They claim to be different and unique, but they share one similarity: every program claims to be quick and easy.
While I am not saying that this is true for EVERY single weight loss product that is being sold, but I can say that 99 percent are out to get a quick buck.
Most of the time, these products do not work. The story you heard about Woman X losing 30 pounds in three weeks? That is a complete lie. Weight loss does not happen overnight.
It is really hard to protect yourself, and your wallet. Each one of us wants to look good, and if losing a few pounds helps us achieve that, we would certainly try to do so.
How do you tell fact from fiction? What should you look out for before making a purchase? Is there even a way to tell if something is OVERpromising or even lying to you?
Well, good news for you. You can make an informed choice when selecting from the whole range of fast weight loss programs.
Crucial Thing To Note – Weight Loss Takes Time
If there is one thing that I know for a fact, products that deliver results will require you to put in some time working out, and watching your diet.
You might ask:
“if that is the case, how can it be called a ‘fast weight loss program’?”
Simply because, the REAL ones that work help you lose weight slowly and consistently over a period of time. You remember to exercise to burn fat, check that you have healthy meals so that you can keep the weight off. The product will teach you how to MAINTAIN a healthy weight through POSITIVE CHANGES.
Most other fast weight loss programs make you lose maybe three pounds in two days, then you’ll gain it right back in a day or two after that. Your weight will be like a yo-yo, going up and down, never consistent.
I think another problem people face is the many testimonials each product has. You might feel pulled towards a product, without checking it properly. Understand that you should never completely believe in such weight loss testimonials.
Protect Yourself From Disappointment
Get ready to learn some tips that can save you from making all the wrong purchases.
- The diet suggests that you completely stop eating one food group altogether
If a book or a product you buy tells you to quit eating carbohydrates completely, put that book back where it belongs: the trash bin.
Your body needs all the nutrients it can get. This does not mean eating huge portions of food all the time, of course. Read more here.
- The product does not discuss the importance of both exercising and eating right
Most fast weight loss programs are out for your money, so they don’t want to tell you everything. There are no secrets, or tricks that only “weight loss professionals” know about. Read more about exercising and eating right.
- A guide tells you to run and do intensive cardio exercises, but does not discuss anything about strength training
A proper weight loss program would require you to do cardio exercises to increase your metabolism to burn fat, as well as focus on muscle building exercises.
The actual fact is that strong muscles are important to weight loss. Extremely important! Read this article to understand why.
- It promises you that you can shed several pounds in a few days
Run away from such products, IMMEDIATELY! Such fast weight loss programs only make you lose water weight, so the moment you grab a bottle of mineral water, the weight comes back almost immediately.
As I’ve said before: it takes time to achieve long-term weight loss.
To Sum It All Up
If you have purchased something that suggested one or a few of the “no-no’s” I talked about above, I’m really sorry to say that you have made a bad investment.
But do not worry. Keep moving forward. You now know a little bit more about such fast weight loss programs, and you know how to stay away from those that do not deliver results.
You might notice that half or even more of the products in the market fall into the category of items that OVERpromise and fail to help you at all.
It’s not the end of the world. Better late than never!
If it was really that simple to lose weight, you would probably know quite a few people who have an amazing weight loss story to share. But I don’t think that that’s the case.
I know that it does not sound simple, but it is not impossible, either. You can do it, believe you can.