Today’s Inspiration | What quick fix weight loss solutions have you fallen for? Pills, powders, shots? Did they work long term? Do you really get the benefits that were promised? The quick fixes look good because so many of us are optimistic that we have found the magic solution that will help us to lose weight. We really want to find a good solution to help us lose weight, but we also want fast weight loss.
Since I started the Black Women Losing Weight Community, I can tell you that I’ve come in contact with all kinds of weight loss products promising quick results. Body by Vi, Skinny Fiber, Body Wraps, etc. Diet teas, Raspberry Keytones, and green coffee. The list goes on and on. I’ve personally been put off by most of these products because they are connected to pyramid style schemes where someone makes money from selling them to me and the person who recruited them to sell makes even more. It seems like the focus is to bring more people on to sell the products and sell more products not helping people to get healthy. Eh…that’s my opinion. Weight loss is a billion dollar industry for a reason.
I would never buy into these quick fix products now, but I have in the past. I took fat burners in college. I drank dieter’s tea in my twenties and dropped water weight. I even did the whole fiber cleanse pills thing when that was really popular.
The issue is that any weight I lost with these quick fixes came right back after I stopped using them. When I went back to bad eating habits and no exercise, there were no after affects of these products that kicked in to combat my bad habits. I didn’t get what I wanted. I didn’t get what I thought I was paying for.
So, now I don’t look for quick-fixes. Now I realize that the best way to lose weight is a way that will keep the pounds off long term. Quick weight loss is no longer my desire. I want healthy weight loss that I can maintain. I have found that eating right and exercising are the best ways to achieve that. The extra bonus is that I don’t waste my money on fad products or the latest thing in weight loss.