If I had a dime for every weight loss program that claims to be able to strip the fat off your body in record time I would be sitting in a hammock on my own private island by now. Since the internet exploded in popularity hundreds of exercise gurus have come out of the woodwork to pitch their brand new, never before seen, breakthrough exercise programs that celebrities have been keeping secret for decades.
Most of us have the good sense to know that most of these gurus over promise and under deliver but sometimes the temptation of easy weight loss gets the better of us, and we pull out our credit cards, hoping that this guide will be the one!
It may sound like I am implying that all weight loss programs are worthless, but this is not so. There are some very well designed plans put together by real fitness experts who have years of experience helping clients meet their weight loss goals. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find these gems amidst the ever growing number of products thrown together in a week or two by some charlatan trying to make a few bucks.
Identifying a Quality Program
You do not have to be a fitness expert to be able to tell which weight loss programs are the real deal, and which you should avoid. There are a few key things to look for:
- Does the creator of the plan promise results that seem too good to be true? This is the first thing you want to look at. You may be tempted by big promises, but we all know that losing weight is not easy, and takes a lot of hard work. Any program that claims otherwise is just trying to sell you a fantasy.
- If you Google the program creator, what do you find? Established trainers who have put in their time will have some search engine results dating before the creation of their product. If the person appears to have been born the day they released the program, he or she is probably not an expert of fitness and weight loss, but just a newcomer trying to get in the game before earning any real credentials.
- Does the guide contain nutrition and exercise regimens? Any effective program will be comprehensive, and include detailed workout plans as well as nutritional recommendations. Both of these components are crucial to a balanced approach to weight loss, so make sure they are both addressed in details in the product you are considering.
- Is there a money back guarantee? I will not buy any guide that does not come with a money back guarantee and neither should you. Every reputable product I have come across offers a guarantee so that customers who are not happy with their purchase can get a refund.
If the product you are looking into passes all of these tests it may be worth considering. Take your time evaluating the different guides you come across, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to make a purchase.