Our family-owned weight loss business has been serving the community for almost 30 years. I joined the business in 2001 after spending much of 2000 losing 57 lbs. on this very program—-and, of course, my mother was harder on me than she was on any other client. I came to see in 2002, as was the pattern all those years before, that during certain times of the year clients would put their programs on ‘hold’ to accommodate stretches of time when they wouldn’t be able to come in for their multiple private visits per week.
Snowbirds that spent their winters in Florida, those who were away at summer homes, kids at sleep-away camps, college students living on campuses all would put their progress on the back burner until they returned home. How silly was that?! So many clients would convince themselves that after weeks or months of private, one-on-one, individualized in-office counseling, including personal meal planning, and all the other services we provide, they’d somehow be able to go from that mode to an on-their-own mode with the same discipline and structure and be accountable to themselves! Naturally, what could happen did in most cases. Most clients returned after a long absence having gained much of the weight they had lost.
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This article first appeared in the January 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.