Do You Have Realistic Weight-Loss Goals?

We weigh in on realistic weight-loss goals. Credit: Dani P.L.

We’ve all seen the celebrity weight-loss shows like The Biggest Loser where the contestants drop 10+ pounds a week by working out (like crazy) and eating (not a whole lot). While those shows can be highly motivational by showing what’s possible through healthy eats and exercise, they aren’t exactly realistic.

To make matters worse, those expectations that we have for the people we see on TV (and in magazines) can easily become the norm for ourselves as well. But when you have realistic weight-loss goals and expectations, you set yourself up to successfully lose the weight—and actually enjoy the process.

Take this SparkPeople quiz to see if your weight-loss expectations are too lofty, or just right! —Jenn



Comments

  1. says

    I totally agree, it’s basically all about taking realistic goals to achieve weight loss. I’ve been trying to lose weight ever since and I never acquired the weight that I aimed for. It’s frustrating but in order to achieve what we want to accomplish we need to be realistic about it.

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