Last week I gave you My Number 1 Health Hack and this week we’re going to talk about the real secret to weight loss.
Miracle diets, cleanses, crazy workout programs, strange supplements, wraps, measuring cups and scales, fasting, macro tracking—what’s the real secret to weight loss?
Glad you asked—because we’ll give you the truth. No gimmicks, no-nonsense. Just the info you actually need.
Here’s the real secret to weight loss:
Everyone is different, so the best plan is to work with an experienced coach who can create a program for exercise and healthy eating that will lead to steady, sustainable, long-term progress.
That might not sound as cool as “lose 20 lb. in 20 days,” but we know that what we do at One Life works (because we do it too – skin in the game). And our programs and coaches help people create a new, healthy lifestyle, not just make a dramatic change they can only maintain for a month or so. We’re talking sustainable, long-term changes.
“Hacks” and crash diets aren’t sustainable and create more problems than they solve—if they solve any problems at all. Over the years, we’ve seen too many people fall prey to empty promises, bad products, and outright lies.
Here’s more truth: Weight loss is simple but it requires mental and physical work—and that can be hard to do without a coach to guide you and hold you accountable
Think about it: A person might go to the gym and do very hard workouts but never lose weight because of years of poor eating habits. Another person might have been told that “abs are made in the kitchen” and decided that physical activity isn’t needed for weight loss. Someone else might not know exactly how many calories are in they’re favorite sugary beverage. And so on.
There’s just so much information and so much to learn. Here’s what we do to simplify things:
We meet one on one with clients who want to lose weight. No pressure, no tricks. We just have a conversation. We’re looking to find out what you want to accomplish and why. Then we’ll find out where you’re currently at and where you want to be.
From there, we’ll use our expertise and experience to give you a precise plan that reflects your unique situation. You’re not going to hear about extreme measures and no-pain, no-gain torture sessions. Instead, you’ll get our simple but effective recommendations for sustainable, steady, healthy progress in the right direction.
In most cases, that prescription will involve a combination of workouts and weight training, some additional walking, and healthy habits in the kitchen. For faster progress, you might work out with a personal trainer and connect with a nutrition coach who can help you make healthy choices. Or you might decide group workouts are a great start as we help you learn more about healthy eating.
Whatever the path, it will be tailored to you and your goals. That’s key. And it’s why we start with a consultation instead of a bunch of wild promises. It’s all about you.
We’ll also provide accountability along the way which is what’s missing from most “miracle systems” and “quick-fix solutions.” We’ll check in with you regularly and make sure you’re on track. We’ll make adjustments as needed and celebrate every win as you move toward your goals. And when you accomplish them, we’ll make sure you have the plan you need to reach new goals and maintain your healthy lifestyle.
So that’s the real secret to weight loss: Have an expert create a sustainable food and fitness plan tailored to you and your goals, and lean on that expert for support.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, click here to set up a free intro consultation appointment.