"How to Lose Weight Fast" Won't Work: Here's How to Approach Weight Loss & Fitness Challenges by Susan Masterson

Weight Loss Fitness
17 days ago
"How to Lose Weight Fast" Won't Work: Here's How to Approach Weight Loss & Fitness Challenges

With all the benefits for long- and short-term health and the feel-good-now affects, so many of us struggle to establish and keep up an active lifestyle. What's going wrong? When I started really delving into what people want and need help with, I did some keyword searches. I looked up what phrases and images people are searching for when looking for help or inspiration, and I really wasn’t surprised. Thousands upon thousands of people want to look like a model – and fast. Here are a few examples of phrases people look up and the number of times per month:

  • “How to lose weight fast in 2 weeks” – 40,500 per month
  • “How to lose weight in 7 days” – 14,800 per month
  • “How to make exercise a daily habit” – 140 per month

You read that right. Only 140 compared to over 40,000 or 14,000. We want this, and figure if we just follow X plan for XX days, we’ll be well on our way to these results. Without quick, meaningful rewards, we’re setting ourselves up for frustration with this, folks.

Go for “lifestyle” not “quick results.” Find stories of people similar to yours who used exercise as a means to an end you can relate to. 

Get more strategies for health and fitness!

Exercise & Depression: Just One Hour of Exercise a Week Might Help Keep Depression Away

Why Wait for Weight Loss? 5 Reasons Exercise Is Rewarding Right Away!

Are You a "Weekend Warrior" When It Comes to Exercise? Here's What a Study Found!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Fascinating, Susan Masterson . There simply are no shortcuts for long-term success, in all parts of life. Thank you for this insight!
Meredith Schneider
So agree, Susan Masterson! It’s all about making lifestyle changes and being consistent. ☺️💪

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

The Secret to Fitness & Weight Loss Success: How Do You Know What Really Works?

First Trimester Prenatal Yoga: 6 Things Moms-to-Be Need to Know

Body Distortion: Do Our Brains Fool Us When We Gain or Lose Weight? Mine Did!

Fitness & Weight Loss Plateaus: 5 Ways to Break Through & Get More Results!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!