However, when I want my clients to achieve a lasting change (which is most of the time), a change they can maintain for life, I recommend a different approach. This is what I call the behavioral approach, which focuses on helping my client to modify their current behaviors, one step at a time. This approach, compared to the "outcomes approach" (focusing on numbers on the scale), leads to real-world, maintainable weight loss. The kind everyone really wants, whether they realize it or not.
You see, I’ve found that the best results happen when:
- Clients focus on behaviors
- Your nutritionist focuses on outcomes
It’s your nutritionist that should be thinking about things like the expected weight loss factor and your measurements.
So, clients, don’t stress out over weekly weight loss numbers. You can’t control the numbers. All you can control is your behavior. So focus only on the next workout you’re going to do and the next habit you’re going to adopt or follow. And leave the outcomes (the numbers part) for your nutritionist and trainers.