I am always amazed, concerned, scared, mad and really upset when I hear clients horror stories of how much money they spent on some big name diet program that they received a mailing or a cold call for. They got a sales pitch that guaranteed them great results in little time or a magic pill, potion or lotion that promised unbelievable results. (First clue!)
Maybe if it was a really well researched and run program, there might even be medical support for the program.
The last time I ever saw a diet program that required a doctor’s assistance was on TV with people who’s hearts were on the verge of exploding.
People, weight loss should never require medical intervention. First it should never get that bad. Second, natural weight loss shouldn’t require a doctor. And no insult meant, most doctors have no idea what to do with an over weight patient. “You should exercise and improve your diet.” Yes, and if your car doesn’t work you should go see a mechanic. Some statements are just obvious.
Diet programs teach you how to eat their products which they sell or you can conveniently buy in your grocery store at a premium price for institutionally prepared food. By the way, if the ingredients can’t be pronounced or they don’t sound like something that grows from or on the ground…it’s not food. At best its a food product.
Diet programs teach you how to avoid eating. They teach you how to rely on a scale as an indication of your results. Diet programs teach you how to accept less money in your wallet for minimal results and be happy about it. “Way to go Ellie, you lost two pounds this month. Keep up the great work and remember to count your points, deal your meals and take your vitamins by injection??? To me that all sounds a little, say less than great.
When was the last time you ever heard a diet program bestow the virtues of solid, sensible exercise? Which program is it that teaches you about portion control? Which program teaches you why some foods are counter productive to weight loss, not just in the points?
They don’t. Because a great deal of their business is based on failure of their clients or clients not continuing in the program. Same as how a gym bases its budget on you paying for a membership but not showing up, or buying a huge training package and not taking part.
The reason they won’t teach you is because it’s counter productive to their ‘business model’.
Why will I teach you all of those things? Because my business model is, ‘put myself out of business’. That’s right, I don’t want to have to help people lose weight, change their lives and take control of their health.
I want to give everyone the information they need to take control of their own lives and not need my services anymore.
The more successful I am at helping you, the better off you will be and the better we will all be. It’s kind of like, “Give a person a fish, they eat for a day, give them a fishing pole they go hungry.” Sorry, I just don’t like fishing.
I can tell you all the secrets and give you all the advice or I can sabotage your success and keep you coming back for more.
I would prefer to protect my reputation by helping your achieve your goals as quick and safe as possible. You do better with your goals, I do better with mine…change the world, one Boot Camper at a time.
So what’s your experience? Am I wrong, right, let me know. I’ve never used one, just studied them and heard the stories. So give me your feedback.