Weight Loss Coaching
Do you know my biggest problem in my weight loss coaching experience so far?
The lack of patience I see with most people asking me for support.
Demotivated after Two Weeks!
I can understand that if you do some efforts, you want results. Sure. But how come that we want results quite immediately nowadays?
I know that especially young people live in the “micro-wave generation”. You know, when even waiting for one minute until the beep is too much 🙂
I’m always surprised when after 2 weeks coaching I hear the first signs of demotivation!
Come on! Apparently it’s not a problem if you had a poor lifestyle for years (having a poor diet and no exercise). And now you complain because these last 2 weeks you finally reduced slightly your calorie input and you managed to run twice a week? Seriously…
Think of all these progressive changes that happened in your body, usually during years, leading to your current overweight. Do you really think that all these changes can be reversed by a 2 weeks diet and 4 running sessions??
How to Overcome this Demotivation
You know me, I’m telling you that, but I will never say it to the people I coach 🙂
Instead I just try to be friendly and supportive, I try to bring them back to reason and to work on their motivation.
In fact if they quit here, my weight loss coaching would have been a failure and it will be worse for them later. I can’t stand it, honestly 🙁
So during that phase, we talk a lot 🙂
And most of the time we find a agreement: keep up the good job and you will see the result.
Then depending on their physical condition, usually I vary the intensity in order to break the routine and the monotony. But the most important point is to *finally* have these expected results! A few pounds off are enough. Just something to celebrate, with new clothes for instance — not drinks 🙂
This is my preferred part, the one that rewards you for all the efforts: it’s when these men and women realize that regular, progressive efforts lead to solid, stable weight loss for the long run. So easy to say and so hard to do.
What About Ephedrine?
In most cases I do not include ephedrine in my weight loss coaching, especially with people I don’t really know.
I prefer to test their patience 🙂
And usually I use it later on, to boost the results when we have reached a plateau.
But sometimes I have no other choice than introducing it sooner, during the demotivation phase, because I feel that the person is really close to quit. It’s a kind of deal: after in-depth explanations, especially regarding the legal aspects (trust me!), I ask them to make an informed decision. Most of the time, they accept because they expect less efforts and more results.
So Why Not Starting with Ephedrine Directly?
Yes, I always get this question 🙂 Why did you ask me to spend weeks dieting and running for no results when I could have been taking ephedrine from the beginning?!
The answer is easy: you don’t necessarily need ephedra or ephedrine to lose weight. You can reach your desired weight by adapting your lifestyle. Eating less and moving more.
But it takes time and the risk is to quit because it’s so hard. Your metabolism goes on vacation and you don’t have the needed willpower and physical energy to exercise. Your body enters in the “starving mode” and does its best to keep this overweight! But still, it’s feasible. And you don’t have to pay for the pills. You could buy new clothes 🙂
So again it’s their informed decision: if they want buy ephedra or ephedrine for less efforts and quicker results, for sure I can understand. I just insist on the fact that their weight loss will mean nothing if not sustainable: it has to come with real adjustments to their lifestyle.
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