WEIGHT-MANAGEMENT – MY APPROACH
When people contact me about weight-management, I hear a lot of the same issues.
Perhaps you can relate to some of them:
- “I’m tired of losing weight and then gaining it all back again.“
- “I want more energy so I can do the things I used to do.”
- “I need a plan that fits my lifestyle and work schedule.”
- “I need someone who will hold me accountable and keep me motivated.”
- “I would like a trainer who actually cares about ME!”
Why People Fail at Weight Management… Over and Over
Let me be blunt. Every year, millions of people fail at controlling their weight because they don’t know how their bodies actually function. It’s that simple.
Lack of knowledge coupled with the intense desire to quickly lose weight is a breeding ground for unscrupulous marketers. From quick-fix programs, pills and powders to bariatric surgery and liposuction — they push unwitting consumers to put their health (and sometimes even their lives) at risk.
It is a cynical and unethical practice to bilk people out of their money for protocols that don’t work and, in some cases, are dangerous.
Successful Weight-Management is a Mind Set
Successful weight-management starts with a “mind set.” So let’s start with these two golden rules:
- Long-term, permanent weight-management is a by-product of your overall health and lifestyle.
- Long-term, permanent weight-management is NOT a 12-week “Point A” to “Point B” program with a “finish line.”
It’s a Lifestyle…
Athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts never worry about their weight because their day-to-day living includes physical activity, nutritious eating and rest. As a result, their metabolisms run at a higher rate and use up their caloric intake.
Have you ever noticed how much food healthy people eat? A lot!
If you ask healthy people how they stay so lean and fit, they simply shrug and tell you it’s nothing special. That’s because it’s their lifestyle. To them, this is just normal day-to-day living. So, it’s “nothing special.”
They also are not sedentary. They take the stairs. They often prefer to walk or ride their bicycles in lieu of the car. They dance, swim and even hula-hoop.
And, when it comes to eating, they actually prefer the taste of nutrient-dense foods over junk food (because their bodies don’t crave sugars, salts and fats).
Successful Weight-Management Starts with Education
I often tell people that successful weight-management starts in the brain. And, of course, that means education.
Understanding human physiology and how your body responds to activity and nutrition is truly the difference between people who achieve long-term success and those who continue to yo-yo diet.
EDUCATION is the KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS!
Therefore, all weight-management programs include my Weight-Management University-101 (WMU-101). WMU-101 is a 12-session, web-based curriculum that explains the physiology behind everything from digestion to weight-training in easy-to-understand terms.
It delivers content via HD Videos, web pages, document downloads and .mp3 audio files. Upon completion, you’ll not only receive a certificate, but, you’ll be totally empowered by your new found knowledge.
Menu & Activity Planner (MAP System)
Almost all of my coaching programs include a proprietary, web-based software program called the MAP System (Menu & Activity Planning).
It’s is one of the most robust and flexible systems available for sports nutrition and weight-management.
Beyond personalized menu and activity planning, it also serves as an interactive education platform.
As you interact with the software and select foods, you will immediately see how your decisions impact your nutrition plan in terms of calories as well as ratios of protein, carbs and fat.
You will be able to login to the system from your home, office or anywhere there is a computer or mobile device. And, we can login together at the same time during online consulting sessions.