How to Hire a Lifestyle & Weight Coach
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020
A Complete Kit to Find a Proven Diet, Lose Toxic Fat, Compare Prices, and Maintain Your Beautiful New Life
March 27, 2020 | Brett Martin
Want to build your beautiful new life? Get our step-by-step plan for turning a weight coaching program into the confidence to start losing your first 10 pounds and build that initial success into a healthier and happier YOU!
WEIGHT LOSS SCIENCE: What Doctors and Nutrition Professionals Recommend for Weight Loss
It all begins with the first 10 pounds.
I am excited to introduce you to the Weight Loss Science community. If you’re reading this guide, you may be feeling unhealthy, unhappy, and unsatisfied with the way you look at the moment.
You’re ready for a change. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place!
At WLS, our goal is to help you reclaim control of your body, lose weight, and feel more youthful and healthier than you have in years. After helping hundreds of clients lose thousands of pounds of body fat, I’ve realized one simple truth that every happy member of our community has proven time and time again that…
The Brain Controls Fat Accumulation in the Body
If you eat beyond full, it’s because your brain told you to continue eating. In order to fully conquer your weight, you need to know how to recognize the psychological power of food.
You Don’t Have to Keep Beating Yourself Up over Decisions You Made in the Past
If this isn’t the first time you’ve tried to address your weight problem, clearly something didn’t work out last time.
It’s not your fault. I teach my clients how to find freedom from food addiction, self-loathing, and guilt.
Looking to find a proven diet?
This hiring kit will give you the guidance needed to hire the right weight coach and find a proven diet, the first time.
This hiring kit includes:
- Making Your Happiness and Health a Priority Now
- Pricing Guide Comparing Seven Weight Loss Programs (by dollar per pound)
- Reestablish Your Healthy Relationship with Food
- Six Questions You Should Ask to Find a Proven Diet
- 15 Things Every Dieter Should Have When You’re on the Right Weight Loss Program
You can’t lose the first 10 pounds and your next 20+ pounds by eating mostly healthy. What you have been doing so far hasn’t worked.
So, you can’t keep doing it and expect you will lose more weight. You will have to start doing things you haven’t been willing to do.
You will need to be intentional in your decisions for why you are eating each thing you put into your body. If this makes you anxious, it’s because you think it will be restrictive and a struggle.
The reality is that choosing to take control of your body offers you tremendous freedom.
When you decide to not make a decision, it only keeps you in a familiar prison of low self-esteem. A weight coach helps you feel pride in yourself, eliminating unnecessary food and unnecessary thoughts about food. (“Should I eat this? Should I not eat this?”)
And, of course, this eliminates the unnecessary weight. It eliminates all the wasted time trying to prove to yourself that you are in control, which begins when you lose the first 10 pounds.
Once you can experience this, you will see that it’s not restrictive at all. It’s actually freeing to break through an otherwise ongoing struggle to lose that weight.
Are You Eating Your Emotions?
One of the main reasons we are overweight is from emotional overeating. Anxiety and boredom can drive us to overeat, preventing incremental weight loss. When we don’t have coping strategies for less pleasant emotions, food is often the easiest substitute to adjust how we feel.
When you have been coping this way, it can seem harmless or invisible.
It may be small amounts of food, and it may even hide in “healthy” snacks or foods. But unnecessary eating is exactly what balloons your body.
When you learn how to separate feeling your emotions from eating, you can lose the remaining excess fat more easily.
Food is not the only secret to losing weight; it’s also about your hormone balance.
Especially for women, you must know the effect of your daily choices on your hormones. When your hormones are out of balance, it will be close to impossible to lose your excess pounds.
Are you sabotaging the weight goal that you desire?
If you would like help on the exact steps to begin losing the first 10 pounds and more now, make sure you opt in below to get a more detailed guide, plus pricing comparisons on popular weight loss programs!
If you want to set yourself up for a lifetime of success and happiness with your body, just start with Step 1.
Step 1 – Reestablish Your Healthy Relationship with Food
It’s impossible to achieve long-lasting balance in life if there is no pleasure.
The way to succeed at Weight Loss Science is to have a strategy to enjoy eating healthy.
According to UCLA researchers, the average dieter may lose 5%–10% of their initial weight. Without a plan for long-term weight stabilization that includes pleasure, they regain the lost weight—and more.
Most people who fail to maintain a healthy weight, particularly when going it alone, do so because either…
- They fail at weight loss. (The reduction to a healthy weight doesn’t succeed.)
- They fail at weight maintenance. (The rehabilitation of food addictions doesn’t succeed.)
This is why they struggle and you won’t.
If you had to stabilize your weight for life by eating only three little green peas and a lettuce leaf, you would become quite discouraged. You’d never manage to stabilize your weight!
The first notion that we reintroduce after completing medically supervised weight loss is the importance of pleasure.
There can be no pleasure if there are no diet slip-ups.
Your WLS lifestyle coach can discuss this weight stabilization strategy called “managing diet slip-ups.”
The single most impactful action you can take right now is to set up what I call the unbeatable WLS mindset.
2. Determine Your Motivation (Why Now?)
Decide to Let a Lifestyle Coach Help Build Your Beautiful New Life, Now
Finding and maintaining motivation is the key to successful weight loss.
Beginning any weight loss journey can be daunting. Before you begin, you should ask yourself a crucial question:
Are you ready to make a change, or will you continue to let negativity consume your life?
WLS aims to move our patients from a dissatisfied “Before” state to a satisfied “After” state.
In the “Before” state, people punish themselves for emotional eating and food addiction. They struggle with food cravings, depression, backsliding, shame, and weight gain. They also fear a life-threatening heart attack or paralyzing stroke.
In the “After” state, life is better.
As a WLS lifestyle client, you could be free of pain. Our clients are no longer scared by the process of weight loss. They look better, feel better, and finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Schedule a consultation with a lifestyle coach to have an honest discussion about your desires and weight loss goals to find your true motivation to succeed. This helps you know your coach’s qualifications and whether their personality will be a good fit for you.
If we can help you, we will tell you in this initial discussion.
Step 3 – Find a Diet Supported by Clinical Evidence
There are many effective diets—we don’t deny that.
Our goal is not to get into a debate, but to help you lose weight and keep it off, if at all possible.
If someone loses weight by following a diet that differs from ours, my clinic strongly recommends that they continue—if it isn’t dangerous.
…and a proven diet will address both weight loss and weight stabilization to keep the weight off long-term.
If you want to avoid the common cycle of yo-yo dieting (weight loss then regaining more weight), with so many available diets—and with more hitting the market every week—then getting your personal clarity on how to choose one weight loss program over another is key to successfully reaching any healthy weight goal.
Here’s how to get that clarity…
Before you decide to go on a diet, go through this short exercise.
Ask yourself these 6 questions…
- Why and how does the diet work?
- Does the diet result in long-lasting weight loss?
- More importantly, does the diet resolve the real underlying weight issues?
- Does the diet have clinical evidence that it results in weight loss?
- Is the diet company paying a spokesperson $5,000 per hour for their celebrity?
- Will you pay time, money, and self-esteem (if you fail) for a diet that you haven’t researched?
We follow diets and diet developments all over the world. We must stay current on what happens in the diet world—our mission depends on it!
Once you get to the bottom of their theories, you’ll understand once and for all the real problems behind weight gain.
And you won’t spend your life going from one fad diet to another, as the media encourages.
If you want to know whether a diet will work before paying for it, but you’re too busy to compare research findings or lack the technical knowledge to follow a scientific approach, we help you do that work.
How Much Weight Can You Lose?
Medical weight loss is reproducible.
We’ve been doing this for 20 years and know how much weight patients will lose. But individual results will vary.
What is the difference between your current weight and your desired weight?
That number is your weight loss goal.
How long will it take to lose the weight if, say, you’re a woman who is 35 to 60 years old and 45 pounds overweight?
If you maintain the protocol as directed, and say you lose 2 pounds per week, think about how much weight you’ll lose in 12 weeks!
Simple! Our patients follow the Protocol.
Scientific studies indicate that sustained weight stabilization correlates with rapid results. This is important, so I’ll show you the scientific evidence shortly.
If you do not want to follow the structure of a proven system, then Weight Loss Science isn’t for you.
And that’s okay.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss: How Controlling the Hormones Responsible for Fat Storage Creates Rapid Weight Loss
According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Globally, overweight and obesity are leading risks for death.
Beneath the surface cellulite, toxic visceral fat is separating your organs, accumulating in hormone-secreting pads, and increasing your risk of early death from diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.
If you are ready for weight loss, you may want it for your OUTSIDE, but we want it for your INSIDES.
These silent killers are signaled by increased waist size, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and surging triglycerides—a cluster of symptoms known as Metabolic Syndrome.
Co-workers often see overweight people as driving up healthcare costs for everyone at work. Overweight employees and candidates can experience weight discrimination, which can be difficult to prove.
Employers pay $8,630 more in healthcare costs per year for an obese woman than for a normal-weight woman.
Diets don’t address reversing your hormones that are responsible for the health risks of obesity. Read on to see what doctors say works.
Why We Resist Weight Loss
Every time you want to lose weight, you’re told to do three things:
- Eat less
- Eat better
As a healthcare professional, yes, I recommend that you exercise.
Physical exercise is essential for the regulation and maintenance of fat—not for weight loss.
Two pounds of fat equal 9,600 calories. To burn off those two pounds of fat, you’d have to run 3.7 marathons—in a row!
We disagree with the idea of eating a balanced diet.
Balanced—in the strict sense—means that you’ll eat better.
It also means that you won’t lose any weight—but you won’t gain any, either.
To lose weight, you need an unbalanced diet.
To eat more, to eat less—this is a question of quantity.
Obviously, we won’t lose weight by eating more. Yet, why is it that some people can eat anything and not gain weight—while others need only walk by a bakery to gain a pound?
It isn’t just a question of quantity.
It’s really about your metabolism and hormonal activity.
The last decade saw America’s obesity rate double, coining the term “compulsive hyper-eating”—eating beyond being full.
The sugar industry is extraordinarily powerful. They are in business to make money—not to keep America healthy.
The brain likes dopamine. It feels really good.
The more sugary, fatty, and salty food you eat, the more addictive dopamine neural nets are created.
And then you’re trapped! To feel the same pleasure, you need to eat more—even when you’re not hungry!
Step 4 – Commit to Maintaining Stable Weight after Dieting
WLS is unlike any other diet. Before we let you become a patient, our initial focus is on your commitment to keeping the weight off long-term.
Dr. Tran Tien Chanh’s method of rapid and lasting weight loss addresses the human dimension of weight.
Understanding that weight loss and weight stabilization are two different projects does just that.
We use two separate contracts—one for weight loss and one to maintain a healthy weight—up front. WLS strongly recommends the idea of a contract.
If you want to get results, you must have a contract and accountability.
A contract requires two different parties—the patient and me. You cannot complete a contract with yourself.
Patients of other programs may not be required to commit to sustained results. Then they don’t complete the second contract—weight maintenance.
Why? Because once the weight loss emergency is over, people focus on other concerns unrelated to their extra pounds.
Step 5 – Qualify, Based on Your Health
Unfortunately, everyone who wants to become a WLS patient cannot…
There are some restrictions based on your health.
The Ideal Protein Protocol is contraindicated for people with the following conditions:
- Certain conditions of the organs
- Liver and kidney disease
- Type II diabetes
- A history of psychiatric conditions such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa
There are numerous benefits to starting a medical weight loss protocol. The decision to remain overweight, or worse—continuing to becoming obese, which happens rapidly—is associated with negative health conditions that people never expect will happen to them … until they do. These include the increased risk of:
- Heart disease
- Some forms of cancer
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea, and
- Other illnesses
Consultation with your medical care provider is advisable for people who are under treatment for specific medical conditions or who are taking prescribed medications.
Unless medically indicated, weight loss after the first two to three weeks of dieting should not exceed a rate of 3 pounds or approximately 1.5% of body weight per week.
More rapid weight loss may cause an increased risk of developing gallbladder disease, the risk of which is believed to be higher than the risk of developing gallbladder disease as a result of staying overweight or obese.
People who are considered medically appropriate for more rapid weight loss should have their progress monitored by a physician.
And we want you to see your doctor so he or she can modify the dosages of any medications, as may be needed when you reduce weight. Most patients reduce the need for medication or reduce their dosages as they begin treating the underlying obesity-related symptoms their medicine had been prescribed to treat.
People undergoing weight loss can experience physical changes in the body (dizziness, interruptions in the menstrual cycle, and hair loss, for example) that may indicate more serious conditions. People noticing such changes are advised to talk immediately to their primary care physician.
Very-low-calorie diets (<800 kcal per day) are designed to promote rapid weight loss in people whose body has experienced—or has put the person at medical risk of developing—serious health conditions.
Rapid weight loss may also be associated with some medical problems. The program recommends medical supervision to minimize the risks associated with rapid weight loss.
Some people may experience side effects and complications while losing weight by following a healthy eating plan and exercise program. These side effects are usually minor compared to the greater financial costs and health risks of deciding to remain overweight or obese.
It would be a shame for you not to reduce the risk of leaving loved ones behind (by losing just 5%–10% of your total body weight) when the women and men on this site do it so easily.
During your initial consultation, we’ll take a health history. This is reviewed by our physician, who may approve or disapprove your admittance to the clinic. We want you to be safe.
Step 6 – Speed through Weight Loss
Findings indicate short- and long-term benefits associated with fast initial weight loss.
Everyone knows that eating poorly leads to weight gain. However, eating well doesn’t necessarily result in weight loss…
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas when you eat, especially if you eat sugar.
Insulin’s role is to keep your blood sugar from being too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia). If your blood sugar is too high, insulin lowers your blood sugar level, storing it for future use in both your fat cells and liver cells as glycogen.
Where most diets fail is in their design. If a patient wants to lose weight, I must help them not only eliminate what causes weight gain—fast sugars and fat—but I must also help my patients stop eating the foods that prevent weight loss!
Become a master of your body’s natural fat-burning process.
Why Does Ideal Protein Take an Unbalanced Diet Approach to Weight Loss?
Typical low-calorie (hypocaloric) diets come in many variations, but all have one thing in common—they reduce your overall caloric intake to cause you to lose weight.
While this does result in weight loss, there are some serious issues with these types of diets:
- They do not reduce carbohydrates enough to burn fat.
- They do not provide adequate protein to support your muscles.
- They also do not provide enough micronutrients, which may cause vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
These diets allow your body to break down essential muscle tissue to fuel itself. You’ll lose equal amounts of fat and muscle, which creates a slower metabolism, leaving you worse off than you were before you began!
Your heart is a muscle. Wait a second—you want to lose weight, not lose muscle!
On the Ideal Protein diet, you are provided with the optimal intake of highly absorbable protein to protect your muscles and instead burn fat.
The right amount of protein is measured based on how much muscle you have. Your coach should do a body composition analysis to establish your unique protein requirements.
If your current weight loss coach doesn’t do this, see if there is another clinic in your area that does!
Step 7 – Counseling to Identify Poor Food Choices and Lifestyles
The last way to make a healthy weight goal stick for life is to focus on poor eating choices and lifestyle habits that hinder weight loss.
Accountability is a key factor in a health coach’s ability to help patients reach their goals.
Findings from a pilot study conducted at the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center show that obese individuals participating in a weight loss program—supported by a professional weight loss coach—lost clinically significant amounts of weight (at least 5% of their initial body weight).
Step 8 – Shift Focus to Weight Stabilization
Stabilization is where things get interesting…
This is a two-part process:
- Daily eating plan
- Managing diet slip-ups
While no diet is a vaccine against weight gain, the notion of a balanced diet is the basis of stabilization.
Balance is where things do not change.
You neither lose nor gain weight when you eat a well-balanced diet!
Dr. Chanh recommends that during the maintenance phase, we separate carbohydrates and fats—or sugar and fats—daily.
Sugar makes you gain weight, and so does fat—that’s why you separate them. As long as you separate fats and carbohydrates, you control insulin release and fat storage.
Your weight loss coach will design an eating plan for you that helps make eating the right foods at the right time of your day easy to do properly.
Terri Martin is a professional lifestyle and weight coach, certified fitness trainer, and CEO of Weight Loss Science. Best Awards called her weight loss clinic “the best” in her city (over major national brand diets and private weight loss practices).
Coach Terri’s clients say they love working with her, and that she is helping them live their best lives. Some clients drive 90 miles to get her unique approach to accountability, even when there are closer coaches.
Coach Terri has helped clients who have failed 5–8 diets before. Connect with Terri on Instagram.