Let’s learn to separate health from weight loss. A person’s weight does not necessarily indicate their level of wellness.
Recently I posted some thoughts to my coach and mastermind group about how I market my coaching services. I was sharing how I do not want to use weight loss to attract people to my services.
Weight Loss Sells – But There Is So Much More To Health Coaching
So many people equate weight with health, and so many coaches and others in the health profession go that route.
It sells! But the reality is, we are so much more than a number. There is more to your health and wellness than how much you weigh.
Just minutes after I had expressed my thoughts about separating health from weight loss, I was reviewing my inbox. I saw an email with the latest coaching-related health news from my coaching school.
It included a new article about diabetes and obesity rates out in the US this week in Newsweek. The CDC statistics it shared are alarming. Like, beyond alarming:
- Half of American adults now have diabetes or prediabetes
- Three quarters of adults are overweight
- About 100 million, or 42 percent, of that 75% are obese
- Among children between 2 and 5 years old, one in 10 are already obese
- Among teens, that number is one in five
What are we doing to ourselves? And to our children?
The Impact of Ultra-Processed Foods
The US has done an excellent job of exporting what is referred to as its “ultra-processed” foods. These are processed foods above and beyond the earlier processed foods. They are more addictive than opium and nicotine – by design.
This increase is sadly not something that is unique to the US. Many countries across the globe have a strong appetite for a lot of these foods, too.
The effect of these foods is not just about weight and obesity. There are direct links to chronic conditions – Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers to name a couple.
This makes me sad. It makes me angry and it makes me want to scream louder from the rooftops about the importance of starting with the basics: nutrition, movement, hydration, sleep, mental health.
Getting Healthier Means Getting Help
Getting healthy is hard! Like really hard. In a world like this one, with infinite conflicting messages, toxic advertisements, Frankenfoods and never-ending reasons to not move your body, turning your health around is not what it used to be. With so many planned and calculated Big Food strategies willing you to not be healthy, it’s hard.
Many people who are healthy say things like “ just walk more” or “get up and move.” But in most cases, that’s not enough anymore.
Getting healthy is something much deeper than that. It requires you to dig deeper and focus on the mind, body and soul.
If you are ready, I am here to support you. Book your free 20-minute health planning session with me now, and take back your health.