Once upon a time (or 25), we have been asked what our credentials are . . . as in where is the piece of paper that makes us real and knowledgable, an expert and not a fraud.
Are you a nutritionist?
What is your training?
How can you call yourself an expert?
Nutritionist: “A person who studies or is an expert in nutrition.”
Expert: “Experienced. Having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience”
Drop the mic.
The thing is, we don’t want to be trained the way “papered” and “degreed” people have been trained. We don’t want to fall under the spell they are under. We don’t want to hear about the hundreds of pills that can be prescribed. We don’t want our clients to struggle the way so many are struggling under the direction of those with signed, stamped fancy papers hanging on their walls. We don’t have any room anyway, our ANDI scale canvas takes up too much wall space.
Doctors and nutritionists have been in charge for years and years and years now, and under their authority, 70 percent of Americans are obese or overweight and 90 percent of Americans are dieting or considering a diet. And those numbers are rising rapidly. Heart disease and hypertension are ruling lives and ending them early under the noses of doctors and nutritionists. That won’t do for us. We won’t have it. We are in the business of changing—and saving—lives so our clients can swiftly feel healthy and vibrant … and that the number of years in their lives is also filled with quality of life, for those individuals and for their families, too.
We recently watched a news story about an 800-pound man who was under the care of an east coast hospital in order to lose weight. Apparently, he ordered a pizza and had it delivered to his hospital room, which violated his food contract with them, so they kicked him out of the hospital. The most astonishing aspect of the news story was that he had been under the care of the hospital’s weight-loss program for 80 days and he had lost . . . 20 pounds. Under a team of specialists, he lost 20 pounds. 20. In 80 days. Most of our clients lose 50 pounds in 90 days. Stephanie lost 70 pounds in 90 days. At the rate of 20 pounds per 80 days, the 800-pound man will make his goal weight of 500 pounds (the predetermined goal weight for his release back out into the real world) in over three and a half years. That’s three and a half years stuck living in a hospital.
Weight comes off of our clients swiftly, and we make no apologies because we don’t believe you can save lives too swiftly. We know what works, because we worked our way through the process before we started coaching others (by keeping what feels best, and enhancing the experience with a focus on wellbeing) to feel as healthy and strong and vibrant as we now do. We are saving trees and letting our client success stories—as well as our own—serve as our credibility.
#SaveTheTrees #SaveLives #100YearBody