If you're on social media, read the news, watch TV, or flip through a magazine, chances are you've come across advertisements with headlines like "the ultimate workout plan" or "you can lose five pounds in five days" or maybe even "get six-pack abs with three simple exercises." And if you're like the millions of Americans who are trying to get in shape, those claims are enticing, exciting, and you may even start to believe they're real.
If we're being honest with ourselves, we've ALL clicked the link (at least once) to find out more about the latest weight-loss trends and diets that promise us amazing results with little to no effort. Unfortunately, it's our "quick-fix" society—and very good marketing—that made us unhealthy in the first place. Americans currently spend north of $60 billion annually trying to lose weight, but with a dose of reality and common sense, I think it's safe to say that no weight-loss plan works for everyone.
So, if you've set a goal to lose weight, ask yourself these three questions. They will help you get a better idea of what type of plan works for YOU: