Over a career which has spanned more than two decades… The biggest challenge I face as The Fat Loss Coach, is teaching those seeking my help, to finish what they start, when losing weight and keeping it off… I know this sounds odd, why would anyone resist the finish line of being at an ideal weight, enjoying good health? I believe they can’t see the finish at the start…

So how do we get off to a good start on are journey to lose weight and keep it off… We have to be finished… What did you say coach? In order to start, you have to be finished? Yes, finished with old eating behavior… You must not return to old habits you have been set free from, with your new knowledge of proper nutrition… So what behaviors try to resurface? The three most common are, missing meals, meals portioned poorly, and lack in quality of food… The hormonal responses to these mistakes are immediate, because of the peaks and valley’s in blood sugar, which result in rapid weight gain…

Most of my thousands of clients know one of my common forms of teaching is through analogies… One of my favorites is I see myself as an nutritional architect… My client hires me, to rebuild their body into a new home… Yes, I see our bodies as the house we live in twenty-four hours per day, all the days of your life… We only get one body or home… So we must take good care of the home… Where else will you live?

So using my nutritional architect approach, let say the client needs to lose fifty pounds… The first step I take is to create a nutrition blueprint of right foods, in proper amounts, at least four meals per day… This blueprint is unique to each client; based on percent of body fat, lifestyle, exercise schedule, food likes and dislikes and medical history… To finish the house, it is essential the plan be customized or fitted to the individual… This is the most common reason there are so many unfinished houses walking around… The approach or plan was not customized to them… It would be like buying a blueprint for house, and all you receive are plans for roof and walls… You are guaranteed the house will never be finished… So if the plans for your new body or home are not complete or customized to you, your body will never cross the finish line…

After creating the plan or blueprint, I as general nutrition contractor, have to make sure workers show up on job site each day… So whom does our work crew consist of? You guessed it right, YOU! The foundation of our new body or home, will be a change of heart or belief in the process of four meals, portioned foods of right quality… This foundation will weather the storms of old eating habits, knocking down our house… The shell or framework of our home, will be our logic and attitude coming into agreement, and making the daily choices of doing what we believe… The finish detail of the house the be the physical discipline of our bodies carrying out the work to receive pleasure…

Oh did you think losing weight was about giving up pleasure… No, you will receive the higher pleasures of good energy, never hungry, balanced moods, improved sleep, improved exercise performance and recuperation, along with unless list off health benefits…

Now I’m no Wizard, and your not Dorothy, but I’m sure we both would agree, there’s no place like home… Especially the ideal home you finish and you never leave!

Author's Bio: 

Charles Remington is a nutritionist and herbalist who is the author of a best-selling nutritional software program. He has been a featured guest on many television talk and news shows, as well as national radio broadcasts, delivering his message that "Food’s not the problem, it’s the solution". His articles on health and fitness have been featured in national and international publications. Known to his thousands of clients as The Fat Loss Coach, his concepts on healthy weight loss are well embraced by the medical community and supported by a large insurance provider. He has conducted more than 200 seminars in the corporate, municipal and education arenas and manages a nutritional practice in Cheshire and Glastonbury, Connecticut.