Why is it that we Americans are always looking for a new, quicker way to lose weight and achieve our ideal body size and shape? We have all seen or heard about some of the diet and weight-loss plans. We have also heard about their extraordinary claims they seem to make; "Our revolutionary research shows that you can lose weight without dieting or exercise." Or the anecdotal clam, "I have a whole new lease on life- I lost 98 pounds in only four months!" I believe these claims hold nothing special and are there for the attraction. So often we take drastic measures to see weight loss results. For example, we go on diets, pop some pills, or buy into those weird gadgets on infomercials that promise us instant success. At the most basic level losing weight is all about burning more calories than you eat. Yes, wouldn't we all like it to be that simple, but it turns out its kind of a complicated process. There is a link by About.com that shows how to properly set up a weight loss program. The medical doctor for the show The Biggest Loser, Dr. Dansinger explains how to drastically lose 20 pounds in one week in a WebMD article, Lose Weight Fast: How to Do It Safely. This is of course through a very ambiguous eating and exercise plan. Overall, I think it is all about the food that you put into your body is going to resemble what your body physically looks like, excluding exercise. Also, next time you see on of those weight loss claims, take it from you Psych book to evaluate all claims and make sure they have the data to back it up.