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Quiz: Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic?

Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic?

Written by Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

We've all seen the celebrity weight-loss shows 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 motivating by demonstrating what is possible through diet 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) become the norm for ourselves as well.

When you have realistic weight-loss expectations, you set yourself up to successfully lose the weight and actually enjoy the process. Take our quiz to see if your weight-loss expectations are too lofty, or just right.
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Question 1

On average, how much weight should a person expect to lose in one week when on a healthy weight-loss plan?

A) 0.5 pounds or less
B) 0.5 to 2 pounds
C) 3-5 pounds
D) More than 5 pounds