There is a knock on my office door, its one of my associates and he says, “did you see the news”? What news is that I responded? The shame your way to lose weight approach… I thought he was kidding until he showed me the NBCNews.com report on Daniel Callahan a bioethicist who is calling for renewed emphasis on social pressure against heavy people, some would call fat-shaming…

I reached for my glasses, I must be reading this wrong… Shaming people into losing weight, now I have heard everything… Well, I don’t believe Callahan spends every day interacting with those struggling with weight issues… Well for the past twenty years I have and placing people into the hall of shame regarding their weight will never work…

Now do not mistake The Fat Loss Coach for jumping over into the weight-acceptance advocate group either… So what does work when it comes to shedding weight and keeping it off? Your approach needs to be holistic… A change of heart, attitude and physical habits

Helping those struggling being over-weight starts with renewing their spirit or inner identity, teaching them to love themselves and building their faith, not tearing it down… A sign on my office wall says, imagine, dream and believe… Everything is possible if you believe…

I have asked this question thousands and thousands of times to potential over-weight clients I meet for the first time… If it were as simple as going online and ordering what you will weigh this year over-weight or ideal weight which would you pick? I have never had one client say over-weight in twenty years… No one wants to be over-weight and have health issues, which accompany it… They lack the skills and confidence they can change it…

My job as their coach is helping them believe they can, and teaching them the lifestyle tools to accomplish it… Losing weight is not something you do, but someone you become… I think it a far better approach to lift my clients into the hall of fame…

Author's Bio: 

Charles Remington - Nutritionist - Author
Charlie is the author of a nutrition program that has sold more than 100,000 units. He starred in a nationally broadcast television infomercial that was recognized by the Jordan Whitney report as one of the twenty five-popular infomerical's in the U.S.A. Mr. Remington's expertise and passion have been well demonstrated on several National Television talk shows, as well as regional news broadcasts. He has been the featured guest delivering his message that foods not the problem, it's the solution over national and regional radio talk shows. Known to his clients as THE FAT LOSS COACH, he has been recognized in publications, radio and television as an expert in nutrition. Charlie has conducted more than 200 seminars in the corporate, municipal and educational arena's. He has been the key note speaker at numerous trade shows. Remington has two nutrition offices in Cheshire and Glastonbury Connecticut in U.S.A.