A weight loss coach can help you design a customized plan according to your goal weight, activity level, metabolism, and any special needs you may have. This coach can help you stay motivated and consistent on the road to weight loss success. Here’s what to look for to find the coach that is perfect for your needs
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Determine your weight loss goals. Make sure they are realistic and not based on the latest popular Hollywood stick figures. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose or have not been successful in past dieting efforts, a personal weight loss coach may be just the solution you are looking for.
Know your needs. Knowing how you want to reach your goals, will help you decide what to look for in a coach. Do you primarily watch calorie intake while maintaining a diet that you are accustomed to? Would you like to try health food, prescription medication, a special diet or an intensive training? Knowing what you do and do not want to try to help narrow the search for just the right coach.
Check the Yellow Pages. Looking at the ads in the phone book can help you find your search and find a weight loss coach who offer specific services you need.
Search online. You may decide that a Web-based coaching program is the best option for you. Online trainers can provide lots of personalized service that would be provided with face-to-face sessions, but for a lower cost. Only you can decide whether this option will help you stay motivated enough to succeed.
Interview coach. If you are hiring a local coach, you can start with phone interviews with potential customers, and then narrow down the possibilities to one or two that you want to interview face to face. If hiring an online coach, be sure to ask specific questions about how the program will be tailored to your needs. How easy your coach is to contact and how quickly e-mail or phone calls back can only be decisive in the bus for rent. Whatever method of weight loss, you need a coach who will keep you encouraged and motivated.
Stick to the program. The most important aspect of finding a weight loss coach is to make sure that you follow the instructions you receive, and stick with it for a long time to achieve lasting results you seek.
Tips and Warnings
Make sure the weight loss program that you choose is medically and nutritionally sound. If in doubt, check with your doctor or a registered dietician.