Listen up, my “Dieters”!
There’s a difference between a Realistic Weight Loss Time Frame and an Unrealistic Weight Loss Time Frame. I hope after reading this, I can get a few people to come back from the dark side.
Your body needs 3-6 months of consistency before it recognizes what you are trying to do. So when people tell me they need to be in shape in two months, I walk away!.
That’s beyond ridiculous. Furthermore, it’s a dangerous way to think. And yoyo dieting begins by setting unrealistic weight loss goals.
What a Realistic Weight Loss Time Frame Looks Like
Client A: I receive a phone call from client A stating that she would like to get in shape. Her target weight loss goal is between 15-25 pounds. She continues to tell me that she is ready to commit to a 6-12 month plan and ready to exercise 5 days a week. Paired with eating clean for 30 days with ZERO cheat days.
Me/Coach: I’m pleased to know that you are aware that committing to a life change will take longer than 30 days. Your dedication and clean eating are essential if you want to reach your goal. After 30 days, we can ease up and allow a treat to slip in.
What an Unrealistic Weight Loss Time Frame Looks Like
Client B: rings and tells me she needs to lose 25 pounds in 2-3 months.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to take it slow and have fun along your journey. The slower you take it, the more you will see that your body is listening and respects what you are attempting to do. But more importantly, the chances of keeping the weight off will increase when you stop rushing the process.
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