The more overweight someone becomes the more impatient they often and understandably become to lose body fat. Many happily fore-go the big prize later for the small prize in the moment.
Being a good coach means being able to empathise and be honest about the length of the journey someone is about to embark upon. Honesty and integrity play as much of a role as our knowledge in many cases. These are people that have been sold, quite literally in many cases ‘the dream’ too many times.
Sometimes a dose of reality is what people need. In today’s day and age people appreciate honesty. Something distinctly lacking in an industry that preys often on desperation.
“If I was to sit down with you a year from now and you were to be largely content with your body. More than this, to have a feeling of control over your physical outcome and the choices that impact it.
Having the ability to maintain that physique and have both a good family and social life. If the journey that you’d just undertaken had brought along with it far more pleasurable and positive experiences than pain would you take that?”
Your role is not to dictate, not to demand but to coach someone to a better place than they’re presently in.