Why Talking To Your Doctor about weight loss may not be the best thing to do.

OK, so you’re overweight. So are two-thirds of all Americans. Maybe you need a nudge to get going on a diet and exercise plan. Maybe you’ve thought about talking with your doctor about weight-loss strategies. Well, a number of studies suggest you’re probably not getting the advice you need.
 
Many patients say their doctors don’t spend enough time, if any, talking with them about losing weight. But doctors often complain that when they do bring up the issue, nothing changes.
 
Did you ever bring up your weight to your doctor, but the topic is kind of avoided, almost as if he’s uncomfortable?
 
What is clear is that this kind of disconnect between doctors and patients is all too common. Studies show just one-third of doctors surveyed say they talk with patients about losing weight. That means two-thirds don’t.
 
It’s as unreasonable to say I didn’t quit smoking because my doctor didn’t tell me to as it is to say I didn’t lose weight because my doctor didn’t tell me to. Everybody knows you shouldn’t smoke, and everybody knows you should be at a healthy weight. It’s not a mystery.
 
There are a number of practical reasons why doctors don’t talk with patients about weight. With an average of eight minutes per office visit, many just don’t have time. Doctors aren’t reimbursed for weight counseling, only for treating conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure that result from being overweight.
 
So who should you talk to about your weight if you can’t talk to your doctor?
 
There are a lot of people you can confide in. Friends, family, neighbors that went through the same struggle you are going through right now. With the world of social media at your fingertips there are more than enough resources for weight loss.
 
With the click of a button you’re going to be overwhelmed, I can tell you that right now. From pills, to plans, to wraps, and detox drinks, there’s literally hundreds of thousands of “products and gimmicks” to try.
 
Make sure you’re talking to someone accountable for the advise they are giving you. Did you know you can buy a “beachbody” program today, and become a “health coach” tomorrow? I’m sorry but that’s absurd to me! Not saying that all “beachbody coaches” are unaccountable. A lot of them are accountable, BUT even more of them are just trying to make a buck.
 
You need a plan of action. Most people will not sit down with you to figure one out. That’s where we come in. We have general plans but sometimes you need more specific plans. And this is something we offer to you for FREE because we want you to get healthy! It won’t be easy and it’ll take work on your part, but we promise to get you the #RESULTS you deserve. We aren’t just a company who throws supplements at you and says good luck. We are all different and not one thing works for everybody. So if your company is telling you that you’re not doing something on your part because you’re not seeing results—go to a different company before they try getting you to buy a different product. It’s that simple.
 
Contact me and I’ll help get you on a plan that will work for your busy lifestyle. It’s not rocket science it’s just taking that extra step that to show that we care about the consumer!
 

#screwthescale

There comes a time in your life where you hit the pause button and say “what happened”? It’s that point in time where you start to make some changes. That number on the scale may be terrifying at first, it’s true. BUT YOU SHOULDN’T BASE YOUR DAILY FEELINGS ON THAT NUMBER ON THAT SCALE.
Weight doesn’t measure how you feel in your own skin. Weight doesn’t measure the gratification you get from KNOWING you are doing everything in your power to get healthy, fit, STRONG, in your mind, body, and soul. Weight doesn’t measure how far you can push yourself in your journey. Weight doesn’t measure the fact of KNOWING you are killing it everyday!
There comes yet another point in life where you do weigh everyday but that number doesn’t mean “you failed” yourself if you’re up a pound. Allow me to let you in on a little secret. That number is just a number and it doesn’t mean a thing! It doesn’t define you, it doesn’t represent your worth, and here’s the best part: no one else will know what that number is unless you actually tell them! For all you know people could think you weight 10 pounds less that what you are. It’s just a perception. How YOU FEEL should be the only thing that matters. Do your clothes fit? Are you healthy? Do you feel confident in your own skin? If you answered yes to those questions, but for some crazy reason that dreaded number controls how you ultimately measure your progress, then maybe, you should back away from that scale. What if you took a week off from your morning scale ritual?
Here’s the thing ladies and gents. Our weight (the actual number of pounds we weigh on a given day) is influenced by more factors than you can imagine much less begin to control. Maybe you did sweat your butt off at a spin class and maintained a disciplined eating regimen over the last few days but you were also stressed out about an upcoming event that has made your cortisol levels go through the roof and abruptly halted any weight loss success. Maybe you’re ovulating, maybe you’re retaining water from that soy sauce at your amazing sushi dinner the other night. Regardless of what it is, there are more things affecting your weight that you cannot control than things you can control! So why not just let it go and find a new way to benchmark your progress? Why not find a good ole fashioned tape measure or pictures because those numbers are REAL.
Or here’s a thought, how about being consistent everyday with a healthy walk or workout and eating clean and LOVING the body you were given? Your body does a lot for you. It allows you to kill your workouts, take those Sunday strolls with the kiddos and so much more! Maybe instead of hating your thighs or daydreaming about those toned arms you can spend some time thanking your body for all it does. Some day you will look back and wish you had been grateful for how you looked. But you were too busy obsessing over how much you weighed to actually enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Bottom line is that we are so incredibly hard on ourselves. Let’s find ways to ease up a bit. Maybe the first step for you is to learn a new way to measure your health. Who knows what will follow!
My tips for you: Stay consistent with yourself. If you have a bad day, let that bad go when you wake up the next morning. Every day is a new start. A new challenge to push yourself a little farther.
XOXOX
— From someone who doesn’t give a shit what that scale says!