Want to Permanently lose weight? Never put it back on?
Want to learn HOW to keep the weight OFF?
Losing weight has got to be one of the most sought after results tons of people attempt worldwide, with good reason. Being in shape is indicative of Health, Success and sexual appeal to name a few, but sadly, the majority of the time the majority of the people don’t actually achieve their desired weight loss, or, they struggle to maintain the weight loss and inevitably put the same weight, sometimes more, back on.
Everyone has either done it or is doing it. Most, very much most, will continue to do it in the future too. What’s the problem?
The Success rate, or the lack thereof! Statistics over many decades verify that around 90% – 95% of people who try to lose weight, actually fail. In other words, up to 95% of everyone who has or will ever try will fail. Pretty bleak and very informative these statistics are. It shows, clearly, that what 95% out of a possible 100% people do is plainly ‘wrong’. Yet there seems to be no let-up in these statistics ever changing.
What’s the holy grail of the weight loss industry? PERMENANT weight loss. Believe it or not – this is very possible and for many people it is reality I assure you. The 5% – 10% that lose weight and keep the weight OFF show qualities that the other 90% – 95% don’t.
So, for example are you someone who struggles to even lose the weight in the first place? or struggles to maintain any weight loss you do make? Is it either or both?
Most people most of the time struggle and fail with the 2nd half of the equation – keeping the weight off, or weight management as it would be called. This is where people need the help. Yea losing the weight is a struggle but people do successfully manage to lose some weight whenever they try even if it is a small amount, the challenge is then, in the 2nd instance, keeping ‘that weight’ ( weight lost ) OFF! From statistics we know most people put that weight back on again and again and again.
For over 2 decades I have Coached People on both, how to Lose Weight – and how to keep the weight off – Permanently. I decided to specialise in Weight Management not just weight loss, because that is what people are really after. I Coach people on how to maintain their Weight Loss so they never put the weight back on again – ever.
Why do people fail in weight loss?
Simply put – people have not been taught how to do this – to lose weight and keep it off. People for the most part simply have not been correctly educated on the ‘how’. People have only been educated ( badly! ) on how to lose. NOT, how to then maintain.
Of course almost everyone has gone on a diet and followed training regimes that have come from a mix n match of reading books & magazines, listening to friends, copying film stars, social media, seeing T.V programs etc… in relation to losing weight that results in variable degrees of success and failure of the weight lost.
Maintaining that weight lost is a different topic all together though and statistics show us that 90 – 95% of people who lose any amount of weight – fail to keep that weight lost ‘off‘ long term / permanently.
Some people some of the time really do lose the weight and even keep it off long term but for most people the end results eludes them simply because they have not been fortunate enough to be shown the correct dynamics that are involved with the process of keeping the weight off after it has been lost. It is both a physiological and a psychological approach.
Look at it this way, losing weight in the first instance could be viewed as a short term project, say 1 month to 3 months as just an example. If the person in question even manages to lose all or at least most of the weight they set out to lose, they now have an even bigger hurdle – they need to maintain this result long term, say years and decades!
Unless their life style – changes to reflect this new weight / new food regime/ new workout regime etc… they will struggle to maintain it. Of course they could change their life style but as you well know, that is even – even harder for most people to do or consider. Having a busy life including a fixed job, kids at home, having day to day responsibilities, a home to look after, friends and family to consider and so many other commitments it becomes more than a challenge. Hence the problem.
There are answers. The people that do successfully lose the weight and keep it off long term are examples of how it is possible to do it. How then, do they do it? There are many answers of course but a common theme / thread that binds every success case together is that they change their lifestyle – permanently, or they do the only ‘other‘ thing available …
They change their own psychology that controls everything. Sounds hard I know, but actually it is relatively easy to do – if you know how, so then we’re back to the ‘lack of education and knowledge’ in this area I mentioned earlier, IF people knew how to do it – they would and the weight would stay off, they don’t, mostly because they don’t know how. It is also easier to change your beliefs and values and behaviours and actions etc… then it is to accept that you need to radically change your whole life / life style, right!
I specialise in Weight Management, not just weight loss because that is what people are really after. People are desperate to learn how to manage the weight loss. Weight management is code for weight loss! but there is a difference remember.
What is my experience in this area?
Some have asked what I / a Life Coach, is doing in this field, the answer is simply it is my background. I have worked in the Health industry in some form or other for over 25 years.
My career in the Health industry Professionally stems back to 1989!! ( actually it goes further than that even ). I have been a Gym Instructor, a Personal Trainer, a Health consultant, a Weight management club operator and in the latter years a Weight Management Consultant.
In 2005, after 11 years of Personal Trainer work I started a Company called Easy Health to Coach people on Health issues ( not fitness parameters ), due the success of this niche Coaching I decided to leave the PT arena in 2007 and went on to start another company in 2007 focused on Weight Control.
I opened a Weight Management Club in St Albans Hertfordshire in 2008 through this company. This was not a gym, nor a weight loss centre nor a weigh in only once a week club. It was a members only / private facility for women only, who were looking to lose weight in the first instance but more importantly wanted to keep the weight off.
A place where they could come to get that help that was sorely missing from what was available on the market. I did not want to be just another weight loss guru or weight loss centre of sorts. The women had a full training facility geared purely for weight loss and then weight management with full nutritional plans and approaches.
All backed up and underpinned by the most important part of the formula for the success – the Emotional support that we provided through Coaching and working with changing behaviours and habits. Everything was weight control oriented. In the first 2.5 years we had in excess of 500 women pass through our club.
After the Success of the club I left in late 2010 to pursue the same mission as a private consultant. Firstly to the public arena and from there my work moved in to the private sector where it mostly continues to this day in this field.
What is Weight Management Coaching?
Which would you prefer –
To lose some weight / made up of muscle and a little body fat, only to put it back on, and then go round and round repeating this cycle in varying degrees for about 20 years!
Lose the same body fat ONCE – and keep it OFF – permanently?
If you answer is the latter than welcome to the world of Weight Management. Weight Management is ‘managing‘ the situation. Make sense?
It is therefore Coaching people on how to maintain a weight loss. As opposed to just helping someone just lose some weight – only to watch them pile it back on because they have not been taught the skill set to manage the situation.
The real challenge people have is not losing weight. People can do that in varying degrees of accuracy, the challenge the same individuals have is in the second instance – keeping the weight OFF, thus I wanted to help people manage the situation, not repeat the same cycle needlessly.
The truth is even the weight loss in the first instance can be improved, can be made easier and can be sped up, people’s approach for the most part to losing weight is far from ideal! but as mentioned that is the just something that can be improved, my real passion is in the big challenge of maintaining of the weight loss after, the weight is lost.
I believe this is the answer people are desperate for so like all my Life Coaching philosophy – I went about creating a model for people to work with / from. Hence the name of my Company back in 2007 … ‘Easy Weight Management‘.
I wanted to show the women that it was indeed ‘easy‘ to manage their weight and not an impossible outcome as they had been led to believe. I wanted to empower the women at the club with wisdom and knowledge that would enable them to lose the weight then keep it off for as long as they wish.
What does Weight Management Coaching consist of / how does it work?
I accomplish everything with nothing more than same 3 elements that anybody who has ever lost any weight has used :
Exercise – Nutrition – Mind set. Only / clearly differently!
Surprisingly – the answer is along the lines of what you probably already know. However – it is the subtle differences in actions that make the largest differences in your body!
Exercising in order to accomplish Weight Loss is different to exercising to maintain the lost weight!
Eating to lose weight is different than eating to maintain the weight loss!
… and of course MOST IMPORTANTLY your Mind Set is the make or break to making everything happen. This is the area people focus on the least or not at all yet it is more important that your nutrition or your exercise, eating different for example is a mind set not an action only. A before B is logical. B before A is illogical. Changing your diet without changing your unconscious conditioning that controls it, will not work, as an example.
I help people to understand the how and the why behind the do. This approach increases the effectiveness and Success rate by 100%.
I help individuals by creating a workable, practical, yet effective activity based regime and nutritional approach along the lines that works for them ( not what is easy or convenient for me ) that fits in to their lifestyle, not something that changes, their style of life.
If this can’t be done ( life style changes ) then I help them to change their conditioning from within so that their lifestyle remains unchanged yet they can maintain the weight lost because they now ‘think’ differently.
For some clients I Coach in weight loss and weight management, I simply create a template for them to work from and they ‘go off’ with that as they may only have a small amount to lose and or they are generally clued in.
Other clients however, prefer me to fully facilitate their diet and exercise directly and on a regular basis. I will formulate an appropriate nutritional and activity based regime that fits in to their Life / style without disturbance. I will then interact with the client as frequently as the clients requests / needs. This is more extensive of course but different people require different levels of assistance.
In other instances the client will hire me to live in with them literally for the entire month or longer …
I move in to their home ( usually it is a big one so there’s room for me! ) and I monitor, manage and action the entire program of their psychology, nutrition and activity all day every day with the client ensuring their weight loss Success. Then, helping them to manage and maintain the weight lost going forwards.
If you believe professional Coaching is something you need In this area and would like to discuss your personal situation with me, then please go to the contact page. Know that all communication with me is in the Absolute Strictest of Confidence and Privacy.
To a BETTER QUALITY of Life …