I was running a race and sprinted out of the gates into first place.
The race was actually a marathon and I finished dead last.
I invested in a Ponzi scheme and, on paper, I made a ton of money.
Ultimately, I ended up broke.
I did Weight Watchers, keto, Optavia, and several other fad diets that worked great! I lost 30 lbs. on each program.
Unfortunately, I gained all the weight back each time.
See where I’m going with this?
That’s how it sounds when you define a program as “successful” because you temporarily lost some weight.
Cool, you sprinted into first in a marathon knowing damn well there was absolutely no way to sustain that pace.
But it was a “successful” race.
Sustainability is the ultimate goal when it comes to fitness and nutrition.
I always thought the ultimate goal was sustainability, but maybe I’m crazy.
If you truly just want a temporary result and then to lose it instantly and not learn anything about how to make this a lifelong endeavor …
Then, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing.
Have you ever considered WHY most programs completely fall flat in the area of sustainability?
To the tune of 95%+ failure rate.
It actually makes perfect sense, logically.
3 reasons why most diet programs don’t work
1. They place everyone in the same box.
Does it make practical sense that everyone in the world should be doing keto? Or fasting? Or drinking shakes all day, every day lol?
Of course not.
It’s almost like humans are all different. Shocking, I know.
2. They actually don’t want you to sustain your results.
Here’s the formula: You eat 1200 calories (or less on some of these programs), you lose weight (duh), you feel good about losing weight, you feel like crap in every other area of life, you eventually get tired of being miserable, you eat like a normal human, you gain the weight back, you beat yourself up for not sticking with it …
And, then sign up for their program again. Because you never associated success with sustainability.
3. They are all one-trick ponies.
Eat less, exercise more. That’s it.
The only hand they play.
Except your body figured out how to beat that hand a long time ago so you’re going to keep losing.
It’s like having a full deck of 2’s and 3’s and trying to win War (the card game. IYKYK).
The ultimate goal is to prioritize sustainability.
So if we know WHY those programs aren’t sustainable, then we should be able to figure out …
HOW to prioritize sustainability:
1. Understand your individual needs (that are different from everyone else’s).
2. Find a process that actually makes you feel good, instead of feel like shit.
3. Stop banging your head against the wall with the eat less, exercise more approach as your only plan.
We do this every single day with our 1:1 clients.
They are often shocked at how simple it becomes when we understand these things.
Our 1:1 coaching process involves 3 steps
1. Neurotyping – We use your personality to find a plan that suits your individual needs. Working with your nature makes consistency much easier.
2. Lifestyle integration – We find a balanced approach that allows you to feel your best while still having a social life and doing the things you love while getting the results you desire.
3. Metabolic priming – We make sure you’re eating enough to support your activity, stress, recovery, and to ensure long term sustainability.
With this approach, it’s not a matter of IF you’ll reach your goals, it’s simply a matter of WHEN.
On average, our clients lose between 20-30 lbs. in our 6 month program and finally achieve the food freedom they desire.
We have some clients who use this approach to gain muscle or simply go from lean to leaner.
It’s effective across the board because it addresses you as an individual and takes the guesswork out of the equation.
There actually is no guessing game involved when it comes to reaching your goals.
Fact: If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Fact: If you want a different result, you need a different approach.
If you’re ready to pursue the ultimate goal … SUSTAINABLE progress … then shoot me a DM on FB.
Let’s have a quick chat to see if it’s a good fit on both sides.