Here are 3 questions to answer that will get you on your way to losing weight. Since the 1800s, Americans have been suckered by crooks promising quick and easy weight loss gimmicks. When you read some of these, they are pretty funny but at the time, people fell for them. Just like now, we are still falling for them. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry. Whichever the diet, you will find studies showing that weight loss happens in the beginning but all the weight comes back if not more over time.