I support my clients in articulating their health and fitness goals, and over weeks and months (and in some cases, years), we work together to identify changes to diet and lifestyle that will help them achieve those goals.
After years of working with clients, I have concluded you must be willing to make a change if you want to experience one. Allow me to save you some time and soul-searching by sharing some general truths:
You cannot continue to starve yourself to "save calories" without experiencing some kind of boomerang binge eating episode.
You cannot follow every visit to the gym with shitty food and expect to see weight loss.
You cannot go on a drastic diet to lose significant weight and expect to keep it off without maintaining that drastic diet.
You cannot keep your goals secret from those closest to you and achieve them.
You cannot eat greasy takeout several times per week and lose weight.
You cannot eat a poor diet full of sugary, salty fatty food, and expect to have energy.
You cannot hold on to your schedule of running only once or twice a week and expect to shatter your half marathon personal best.
You cannot continue your daily bagel-and-cream-cheese-breakfast-at-your-desk at your sedentary job and experience healthy weight loss.
You cannot sleep erratically and be healthy or gain strength from your workouts (or easily lose weight, if that's on the menu, too).
You cannot think of your body as something to be subdued, reviled, conquered or hated and experience positive health and fitness gains.
You cannot achieve lasting health and weight loss results by chasing every fad diet you see on the interwebs.
You cannot put an end to your early evening binge eating habit if you continue to skip breakfast and lunch every day.
You cannot put everyone else first, deny your own needs and wants, and expect your long-term issues with food to resolve themselves.
My clients who are most successful in achieving their goals accept the truth about their habits, come to terms with the facts that they need to make changes, and then accept my support--and ask for the support of those around them--to make those changes.
And the great news is that once they begin to make small changes, more often than not, they begin to experience change that is far more satisfying than the lousy habits they were holding on to.
If you're ready to experience a change--and you're ready to receive the support to make one--please be in touch!