Weight Loss Coach: 5 Reasons Why You Need One

Does losing weight have to be difficult? The answer to that is both yes, and, well, no. We dream about the benefits of losing weight so often it changes our perceptions of ourselves. Then, we start comparing our bodies to everyone else’s bodies. So we Google some weight loss tips, find “influencer-backed” diets and exercises, but in the end, we fail to keep up with them.

What now?

Where do you go from there?

Do you give up?

Or do you find a certified, professional weight loss coach? Better yet, how about a weight loss coach that’s completely virtual?

Here are a list of 5 reasons why you should hire a weight loss coach:

  • Reason #1: A weight loss coach keeps you honest with yourself.
  • Reason #2: You can’t do it alone.
  • Reason #3: You might be doing meal planning the wrong way.
  • Reason #4: Knowing your weaknesses isn’t always enough.
  • Reason #5: You’ve probably tried at least one “influencer weight loss trend”

Just one question…

What Is A Weight Loss Coach?

A weight loss coach is here to help! First, let’s talk about what a weight loss coach is.

A weight loss coach is someone who keeps you honest with yourself, laser-focused on your goals. Not only that, a weight loss coach actually listens to what your body and mind both have been through. It’s not easy staying motivated all the time – what with prior obligations, parenthood, maybe you’re a single parent on top of managing life’s other stresses.

Weight loss exercise regimens and diets are a dime-a-dozen. After a week, maybe two of packing premade meals and hurdling over temptation after the other, things go awry. And now you’re right back at square one. Your physical progress isn’t the only thing that slips, though. Your mind tends to go with it. That’s where the real trouble begins.

Breaking yourself down, mentally and physically, is easy. But so is getting started on your weight loss journey. Which sounds better?

A weight loss coach is here to remind you why you wanted to get started in the first place, keep you honest. Secondly, they are there with actionable steps and solutions.

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Weight Loss Myths versus Facts

Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult because we already have most of the answers for you. Here are a few extra answers: weight loss myths versus facts. Let’s start off with a popular weight loss myth.

Myth #1: Avoiding carbs is the only way to go.

Fact: Simply put, avoiding carbohydrates is not the way to go if you hope to eat a healthy diet.

Did you know the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three eating patterns?

They are the U.S. style, Mediterranean style, and Vegetarian style.

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“Carbohydrate-rich foods, such as vegetables (including beans and peas), fruits, and whole grains, are the foundation of each of these healthy eating patterns” states Andrea Dunn, RD, LD, CDE.

Basically, avoiding carbs will plummet your fiber intake.

Myth #2: Obesity is a choice, not biology.

Fact: Simply put, obesity is an incredibly complex disorder with many layers of contributing factors. Things like hypothyroidism, PCOS, and even depression are just a few short examples of what can cause obesity, making it harder to lose weight.

One common factor leading to obesity is leptin resistance. Basically, it’s a hormone that tells you whether you’re full or not. Leptin resistance can make you feel as though you’re starving.

Don’t worry, though: losing weight is still possible through weight loss coaching.

Myth #3: Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free.

Fact: Gluten-free foods hold less fiber, leaving you to feel less full which leads to more overeating. In fact, Gluten-free diets started off as for those with celiac disease.

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Like I said, weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult. Especially if you’ve hired a weight loss coach in the past. It’s still possible to lose weight.

Let’s get some free advice out of the way, shall we?

Do not expect rapid weight loss overnight, or even in a week.

The fastest route to achieving your weight loss goals starts with setting realistic weight loss goals. Then, be prepared to stick with that plan for weeks, even months. On average, it takes roughly a minimum of two months before seeing greatly noticeable changes, but only six weeks to start feeling better.

We know deciding on the perfect weight loss coach for both your budget and needs is daunting.

So I want to give you a list of some lifestyle changes you can make to foster weight loss:

Plan Your Meals: Hard enough finding the time to shop much less cook healthy meals. But pick just one day out of the week to devote towards planning, shopping, and prepping that week’s meals.

Convenience Isn’t Evil: Those cheap low-calorie frozen dinners you’ve been eye-balling? Pick ’em up! They’re often both the right portion-size and delicious.

Focus On Portion-Size: Use smaller plates, bowls, and even forks & spoons to get your mind used to eating smaller portions. Also, pay attention to the serving sizes on the box for more accurate measuring.

Better to Exercise for 10 Minutes than Not At All: I get it. We are all busy. It’s already hard enough with the meal-planning. Go for 10-minute exercise bursts instead of wild, heavy exercise regimens most nutritionists and “influencers” say.

Keep a Food Diary or Log: Think of it as a personal diary from when you were back in grade school. Only this time you’re writing down what you eat, how much of it, and more. The more you practice keeping a food log, the easier it becomes managing weight loss routines.

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How Wildfire Weight Loss Can Help

At Wildfire Weight Loss, we believe in guiding you towards the best weight loss coaching program possible. Yes, at the core, the programs are all the same, but each weight loss coaching program is also as unique to you as your fingerprint is. This means we spend more time getting to know you and not just your weight metrics.

Whether you’re a full-time parent, a single parent, a business executive, or anyone else in between, our plans are right for you.

We make your weight loss journey more accessible through telehealth technologies so you can take full advantage of the benefits of weight loss coaching.

Are you ready to begin your weight loss coaching sessions with us today?

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