Even when you are doing everything right in terms of eating and exercise, you may not see the weight loss results you desire. This can be incredibly frustrating and disappointing. But your struggles with losing weight may be due to factors that are beyond your control. Addressing underlying issues such as hormone imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, or insulin resistance, and working with a health coach that makes you feel empowered can help you shed those unwanted pounds.
Working with a health coach as part of a medically supervised weight loss program can support you in reaching your goals and maintaining results. First, we will evaluate your health, listen to your concerns, and determine any medical reasons why you are not losing weight. These problems can be treated using hormone replacement therapy, medication, and other approaches. Your health coach will be there to help you implement changes and execute your medical weight loss plan.
Here are just a few of the benefits of working with a health coach:
1. They provide a holistic approach to your health.
A health coach can work with you across multiple aspects of your health that affect your weight loss, including stress management, diet and exercise, smoking cessation, and lifestyle changes. Weight loss is more complex than “calories in, calories out.” You can develop strategies for reducing your stress and developing healthier coping mechanisms, ensuring you are getting enough sleep, creating a well-balanced diet, and engaging in appropriate exercise routines.
2. They provide motivation.
Everyone can benefit from having someone in their corner, cheering them on, boosting their spirits. A health coach can support you in bouncing back from a difficult day and continuing to push forward. They can help you focus on how much you have achieved and the benefits to your health and life.
3. They provide accountability.
Having a strong support system is essential, and a health coach can keep you accountable for your actions. You will have someone that you can check in with and who can give you tips and strategies to make adjustments and overcome hurdles. They help you set goals for yourself and determine the steps to reach them, empowering you to take ownership of your weight loss journey.
4. They provide education.
As you incorporate diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, your health coach will be there to steer you in the right direction. Your medical weight loss plan is tailored to your needs and goals, and a coach guides you through this journey by making adjustments as needed. Their goal is to make you more aware of your own body and what works for you so that you can incorporate these changes as part of a more holistic lifestyle.
5. They want to see you succeed.
A health coach is there with you each step of the way because they want you to achieve your goals, lose weight, improve your health, and become the best version of yourself. They help you create sustainable lifestyle changes and develop the knowledge you need to continue optimizing your health and keep the weight off.
Working with a health coach may be just what you need to finally attain the weight loss results you want through a safe, medically supervised weight loss program. You do not have to go through this journey alone. If you are struggling to lose weight or keep it off, schedule a consultation at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine to learn more about medical weight loss and health coaching.
In anticipation of the New Year, our health coach and practice manager Laura will be offering a 90-day weight loss/get healthy challenge in December. Stay tuned to learn more!