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Life Coaching

Weight Loss Coaching and You If you are an emotional, compulsive or binge eater, please don’t torture yourself with another diet. I invite you to experience weight loss from the inside out - weight loss that really works.

What is Weight Loss Coaching?

The paradigm of coaching is excellent for weight loss. Coaching is based on wellness and the belief that we are creative, resourceful and whole.

We know ourselves and have our own answers. We just need a supportive, dedicated partner to facilitate our process of accessing your own wisdom. That’s the role I fulfill for my clients.

How do we work together?

We will be using powerful questions, visualizations, journaling, and various coaching techniques to peel back the layers, like an onion, to get to the core of what’s going on inside you. We may pull valuable information from the past but then move forward with it, not stay there. If one needs to stay in the past to process it longer before letting go of old ways, then a therapist is indicated. Coaching is goal oriented and moves forward with momentum.

Where does it take place?

The coaching process is often done over the telephone. It is convenient, intimate and effective.

Will I Succeed?

Starting another diet is like building another house on the same old foundation that cannot sustain it. Soon, the house begins to slide and needs to be torn down. Then you again build another one on the same foundation and the pattern repeats. The foundation continues to not get the attention or repairs it needs in order to support the house for good. During your weight loss journey, you will be changing your foundation!

Should You Hire An A Weigh Out Life Coach?

Do you live with any of these nagging thoughts?
  • I feel out-of-control with food.
  • I overeat too often!
  • I spend too much time thinking about food and/or my weight!
  • I know what I’m supposed to eat. Still, I make bad choices.
  • I know I’m supposed to exercise more. But, I can’t seem to make myself do it.
  • I spend too much time obsessed with body hatred.
  • I eat when I’m bored.
  • I am a stress eater.
  • I am stress eating.
  • I eat whenever I want to feel better.
  • I’m not sure why I overeat.
  • I know why I overeat…and I still can’t stop!
  • I’m afraid I’m putting my health at risk.
  • This makes no sense to me.
  • I’ve run out of diets to try.
  • I feel like a failure!
If any of those sound familiar, you haven’t failed. The diets have failed you!

Weight Loss Surgery alters how much food a person can eat. But, Weight Loss Surgery does not address the underlying emotional issues that drive emotional eating. It is only a tool. Life style changes are needed.

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Often this critical piece is overlooked! If emotional eating is one of the factors that contributed to your decision to have Weight Loss Surgery, then it’s important that it be considered and addressed. Your Weight Loss Surgery doctor may offer a nutrition and a weight loss surgery support group, but what if you need more?

Could you benefit from an opportunity to explore the following? Your use of food to manage feelings (boredom, loneliness, stress, anxiety, anger, even excitement…) After surgery, if you can no longer turn to food, how will you tolerate intense feelings? Body Image-What will it be like as your body changes? Will you be treated differently by others? What if you’re finding that you’re not treated as differently as you hoped? How do you begin to develop new self-care and mood regulation skills?

Weight Loss Surgery

We fully understand and appreciate the desperate feelings that lead people to consider weight loss surgery. Typically, when people consider having surgery, they feel they have tried every diet known to man (and woman), and they feel like they have failed at everything. They feel they have already explored all possible alternatives to weight loss surgery. But all too often, in our experience, people who are emotional eaters and are considering weight loss surgery have not had adequate support and opportunity to work on the emotional eating habits/issues that drive their emotional overeating.

Not everyone who seeks weight loss surgery is an emotional eater. But if someone is morbidly obese as a consequence of factors that include emotional eating, we believe the emotional eating must be addressed…either as an alternative to surgery…or before or after surgery. If emotional eating is a factor, then it is an illusion to think that, over the long haul, surgery alone will fix emotional issues that drive compulsive eating. Work must be done on the stressors in one’s life that lead to overeating and/or to any other compulsive behaviors that a person uses to tolerate uncomfortable feelings or situations. We recommend pre and post-surgery work around developing healthier strategies for living an emotionally, physically, nutritionally, and spiritually healthy life.
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