Toronto, ON (PR) January 06, 2012
Precision Nutrition announces it doubled enrollment in its Lean Eating Coaching Program on January 4 and 5, 2012 and had to turn away hundreds of potential clients. The reason is simple: its approach works and is very different from other weight loss programs.
The difference between success and failure in weight loss programs is not motivation or will power. It’s finding help. Those who succeed find a friend who’s lost fat and do what they did. Or they find a coach.
“They do something — anything — to find a real human relationship with someone who knows what to do and has really, obviously, done it,” says Berardi. “Mentorship and support are absolutely essential to fat loss. Those who have it, succeed. Those who don’t, they usually fail.”
Mentors and coaches help people overcome the “paralysis of analysis” that prevents change. But a great coach is trained to simplify things to the point where people feel confident enough to skip the analysis and actually start doing.
“The gyms have been packed this week,” says Berardi. “It happens every year. People kick off their new fitness program by trying to go to the gym every single day. They try to eat nothing but perfectly healthy meals. They add in a handful of new supplements. But right about now they realize they can’t do it all and still have a life. By next week, many will be back to where they started — except with a little less confidence in their ability to ever lose fat again.”
Berardi explains: “I know that if I ask a client ‘on scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you can do what I’ve prescribed every day for the next 30 days?’ and they answer anything less than a 9 — they’re going to struggle.”
“I’ve coached clients for the better part of the last 15 years, and I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. So, if someone answers anything less than a 9, I give them a little less to do, and I ask them the same question and I keep subtracting, and I keep asking, until I get either a 9 or a 10. At which point, the client usually says, ‘Are you friggin’ kidding me? Is this a joke? Of course I can do that.’”
“And you know what I say then? ‘Let’s begin.’”
So Berardi’s advice to those struggling to keep their New Year’s resolutions is to let go of the expectation of being able to do everything at once. Instead, pick one thing. It could be eating a fat loss breakfast. It could be taking a multivitamin and fish oil. And then find a mentor or coach.