Help Clients Create Goals That Work

Hint: if it’s a weight loss goal, just say “no” right now. Weight loss goals are simply pointless because they do not work on the root problems that led to weight gain in the first place. For example, if a client eats primarily late in the day or evening, or often waits to eat until they are starving, this can lead to overeating and binge eating. Or, if low nutrient snacks are easily within reach but fruits and vegetables are out of sight or never consumed, the snacks will be eaten more frequently because they are visible and available. Goals need to focus on the small habits that lead to overeating and under-moving. Thoughts can also lead to overeating or bad choices so these must be addressed as well. For example, keeping a food journal can help people figure out WHAT and WHY they are eating. Both matter.