As you embark on your weight loss journey, you’ll most likely encounter a lot of questions. People usually start by looking on the Internet for help, but soon get lost with conflicting information. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what is right for you and your body. You may try to get advice from your friends or family, but do they have experience with weight loss?
In most cases no. It can, therefore, be frustrating when you're making the changes your friends or family recommend but your scale isn’t moving in the right direction. Although they are able to offer you moral support, maybe they will eventually become your workout buddy, but they aren’t experts in nutrition and weight loss.
Enter Weight Loss Coaching:
Even though you are intelligent, capable, and self-motivated, sometimes we all need someone that has experience to help us learn or try something new. We, therefore, recommend seeking assistance from an expert. In this case, we recommend reaching out to a weight loss coach.
The term “Coaching” has been around since 1830 and was originally a slang term for a tutor who “carries” a student through an exam. Coaching has been described as a process used to transport people from where they are to where they want to be. In 2022, the term "coaching" evolved to mean, “a method of achieving set goals. The coach through dialogue helps the coachee (client) to correctly set a goal, find the best way to achieve the goal, and reveal the hidden inner potential in a person. The coach does not say how to achieve success but asks questions through which the client finds the solution to on their own.” For more on other elements of coaching, check out this article: "Definition of coaching in 2022. Who is the coach and how he works nowadays.”
So, What is Weight Loss Coaching?
A weight loss coach can effectively mentor you to help you achieve your weight loss goals. When you’re doing things on your own you may struggle, get lost, and even become frustrated. Having a coach is like having a GPS when you are lost in the wilderness. Just like a GPS, a coach can show you the most effective and fastest route to your destination, but you’ll still need to take yourself there.
An experienced coach will save you a lot of stress, time, and money by unlocking your potential in order to maximize your results. Coaches will educate you, provide you with feedback and hold you accountable. They will ask you questions and listen to your needs to develop personalized solutions to your struggles in order to continue your progress and, ultimately, achieve your goal. They will assist you with menu planning and determine strategies to help keep you on your path to success. Most importantly, you will never be alone, confused, or lost. They recognize the strength it takes to make the decision to lose weight and will support you every step of the way with guidance, solutions, and motivation.
Considerations for Weight Loss Coaching:
All coaches do things differently, but there are a few consistent elements that lead to successful coaching sessions. If you go with a Herbal Magic Personal Health Coach or someone else, we recommend you consider:
Scheduling Regular Touchpoints:You’ll want to be in touch with your coach often so they can learn your body and lifestyle to help guide you through the barriers you encounter. During these touchpoints, you and your coach will also discuss the different strategies you’re using, monitor your goals, and track your progress. If you do not connect with your coach regularly, they will be less effective at helping you reach your goal weight.
We typically recommend three to five weekly phone sessions with your coach to maximize your success! However, if you wanted to speak to your coach everyday or only once a month, we make that happen when you're on one of our Weight Loss Plans.
Taking It Slow:
Many of us embark on a weight-loss journey trying to change several habits at once, which often can result in overwhelm and failure. We recommend taking it slow by making small changes over time that will allow you to relax and be more receptive to the conscious changes you're making, which will lead to your success. Lean on your coach to help set and progress your pace, so you remain in a good head space.
Being Vulnerable & Transparent:
Trying to lose weight can get overwhelming. By reaching out to your coach, they will help direct you through the ups and downs of your weight loss journey, but you have to be honest with them about how you’re feeling. Establishing a trusting relationship with your coach will make your journey more effective, enjoyable, and insightful.
With Herbal Magic, our coaches understand weight loss! They know what works and what doesn’t and are armed with knowledge and experience to help you effectively lose weight. For more on Herbal Magic’s weight loss coaching, visit our website here: Herbal Magic’s Weight Loss Coaching.
If you’re considering a Herbal Magic Weight Loss Program with one of our dedicated coaches, you can learn more about how the programs work here: How Herbal Magic’s Weight Loss Programs Work.
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