Helping Clients Succeed by Pushing … and NOT Pushing.
One very strong aspect of our clinical weight loss program is the SUPPORT model. We are proud and confident in saying we do quite well with that key area. As you might imagine, a support role is a challenging line to walk in any area of health and wellness. It is especially tough in weight loss!
In reality, this is exactly why most primary care doctors do not take on the role of closely supporting and guiding patients on their weight loss journey. Very few doctors or other “health” care providers do that in a professional, clinical manner like we do for one simple reason: it’s tedious and time-consuming work!
Because of this fact, there is a shortage of clinical weight loss support out there in most communities.
That is exactly WHY we choose to take on this very important support role!
Obviously, the need for a weight loss solution is extremely high – as we often demonstrate by sharing epidemic like statistics of obesity in America. Maybe YOUR personal need for support through a weight loss journey is high too?
If that’s the case, please rest assured, we do our very best for each client we serve. We are sensitive to the fact that body image, being overweight, and all the conditions and stresses associated with it are an emotional-filled topic in many cases. We know we can communicate, motivate, push, nudge, etc. but we must remain careful to not "push" TOO hard.
In weight loss, there is a time to “push” and a time to not do so. At times, we know we have to give clients some space, back off a bit and come back at a later time when they indicate being more ready to re-engage. After all, it is a JOURNEY!
Ever experience this challenge? Many who have battled an overweight condition for several years certainly have! So, while it’s really not always about more “push”… it IS always about good COMMUNICATION.
As we overview our program on a person’s first visit, we always clarify that one key factor of success in our program is TWO WAY communication. It really is a foundation of effective TEAMWORK.
It is shared right from the start that our program’s success is based on a strategic and proven communication process. Patients report their weight, share how they are feeling, ask any questions, etc. The frequency of this is always indicated to our clients. In the beginning it is daily. Yes … daily!
As a client succeeds, gains momentum and begins to re-define the way they eat and live, we extend that time frame. Our goal is to support our clients to the degree that they are able to gain control, take responsibility and ultimately become self-sufficient and shape a new LIFESTYLE. That’s the ultimate win!
This teamwork truth about “pushing” (or not) is perhaps best stated by the late Andrew Carnegie who is recognized as one of the all-time great successes in America. He amassed a fortune in the steel industry then became a major philanthropist. Carnegie understood achievement and is known to have said this …
“You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself”.
(Of course, you can sub in “she” just the same!)
One not experienced in the weight loss support role (like we are) may not know that people often need encouragement, but sometimes just need TIME to be willing, ready and able to “climb” a little more. (Or, in this case, “lose” a little more). Sometimes, people on a weight loss journey just need space and understanding more than they need more "push".
If you are on a weight loss journey, always remember to allow TIME to work for you - not against you. The weight has typically come on over time. So, it will take time to shed. Each person on the TEAM must be P-E-R-S-I-S-T-E-N-T and think of “push” this way …
Are YOU ready for experienced weight loss support that sometimes comes with good “push” … and sometimes not? But always comes with understanding, accountability and teamwork! If, so just “push” (click) to learn more! Or “push” our number in your phone today!