One of the more popular weight loss shows is the Biggest Loser. In this show it's a reality television competition that many people enjoy watching. In the end the person who loses the highest percentage weight loss is the winner of the show.
Many of the people in the show are getting almost double digit weight loss week after week. The results are nothing less than amazing watching the contestants transform. While it is exciting to see others succeed in their weight loss goals, for many after trying themselves, you can lose motivation after realizing that double digit weight loss week after week is not very realistic.
The contestants on the show are exercising all day long and eating a very detailed meal plan for their bodies. They are also much larger individuals compared to most people. Losing ten pounds as a 350 pound person is much easier than losing ten pounds when you are only thirty pounds overweight.
Instead of becoming frustrated that you can't get the same numbers, realize there is a huge difference in focusing just on weight loss versus losing weight while here in the real world with jobs, kids, and other responsibilities.
If you want to have a real approach to weight loss, aim for about one pound lost per week. This means that you need burn or eat 3500 calories less per week which works out to be around 500 calories per day to get this type of weight loss. While this sounds much less impressive than more than a pound per day, it's something that you can actually do when you have other responsibilities to work with.
Find an eating plan that works for you and some form of exercise that can help burn off calories. For many cutting that 500 calories per day combined with exercise is a goal that you can achieve.