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February 8, 2021 Weight Loss

What is a personal coach?

When people hear the word coach, they typically think of a sports coach: someone who’s helping an athlete improve their performance and encourage them to do a better job, both as an individual and as a team.

A personal coach can be an athletic coach, but they can be much more than that. They can help clients in just about any area of their lives that needs improvement. This is perhaps why the term personal coach is often used interchangeably with life coach

helps you meet your goals in one-on-one sessions. Your goals can be a number of things: personal and/or career development, weight loss, trying to get back in shape, and so on. That said, there are many different types of personal coaches who can help you obtain those goals in a realistic way.


What does a personal coach do?

A personal coach is someone who helps you meet your goals in one-on-one sessions. Your goals can be a number of things: personal and/or career development, weight loss, trying to get back in shape, and so on. That said, there are many different types of personal coaches who can help you obtain those goals in a realistic way.

A personal coach does this through helping you identify your goals (if you haven’t done so already), hold you accountable on your path to making those goals, and encourage you. Life coaches will help you ask the right questions and reflect on your shortcomings as well as your successes. They will help you identify obstacles and create a customized plan to help you hurdle over them and ensure you are able to succeed in your goals.

Thanks to the internet, personal coaching has overcome a hurdle when it comes to accessibility. It’s easier than ever to find a personal coach that you click with and a way to contact them that doesn’t necessarily involve leaving your home or office. 


What does a personal coach help you with?

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A personal coach can help you in just about any aspect of your life. A few common types of coaching personal coaches offer include (but are certainly not limited to) the following: 


Career coaching

For those who feel like they’re stuck in the same position at work or want to get better at what they do for a living, career coaching is a great option. Career coaches help clients identify where they may be falling short at work, how they can stand out as a model employee, step up in leadership roles (even if they aren’t necessarily in one), and help them stay on track.


Leadership coaching

Sometimes referred to as executive coaching in corporate or business settings, leadership coaching works to improve and develop leadership skills. This means discussing areas where you could be a better leader, what makes a leader a good leader, and setting long- and short-term goals for overarching leadership plans.


Transition coaching

It’s common for people to have trouble transitioning from one area of life to another. For example, a successful CEO may want to step down and focus on their family, but they struggle with following through with the decision. A transition coach can help them make the transition from top brass to doting parent less difficult.

Even though most of us aren’t CEOs, transition coaching can still be a powerful thing. If you’ve recently moved, changed career paths entirely, or decided to go back to school for a different degree, a transition coach may be a huge asset when it comes to helping you get through these major life changes.


Health coaching

Personal trainers are a type of personal coach — they work with you in one-on-one sessions to help you live a better, healthier life. This includes changing what you eat, working on food prep, and creating a workout program that works with your schedule. They can also help you work to curb unhealthy habits like excessive drinking and smoking.


Can a life coach help me lose weight?

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Absolutely! As mentioned earlier, life coaches and personal coaches are essentially the same thing. One area many life coaches work in happens to be weight loss, a type of health coaching. These life coaches often have knowledge of successful weight loss strategies and can help you obtain your goal weight.


Get support from Lifelong Metabolic Center’s personal weight loss coaches

As part of our weight loss program, Lifelong Metabolic Center has personal coaches who are here to help you out at every step of the way. Our personal coaches aren’t here to tear you apart; they are here to encourage you and hold you accountable to following your weight loss program. Having someone supportive on your weight loss journey makes a huge difference, and we hope you will find that support with us. 

To learn more about our weight loss programs or to get to know our personal coaches, contact Lifelong Metabolic Center today.


January 22, 2021 Weight Loss

As the new year begins, you’ll start seeing people making New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions, year after year, is to lose weight. But statistics have shown that the majority of people who make those resolutions fail — or at least peter out in the following months. 

People don’t fail in their weight loss New Year’s resolutions because they’re lazy — it’s because they don’t focus on weight management.


What is Weight Management?

When you decide you want to lose weight, you’ll come up with a weight loss plan. The best weight loss plans involve weight management — a process that involves making long-term lifestyle changes.

Some of these healthier lifestyle changes include:


Increasing Physical Activity

Exercising more frequently can go a long ways into your weight loss plan, and it doesn’t have to be intense. Going on walks, riding your bike, and lifting weights (even if it’s a heavy household object instead of exercise weights) are a small handful of what you can do to exercise more often. 


Eating Better

A diet is more than something you “go on” when you decide to lose weight. You have always been on a diet, as a diet is simply what you eat. Some diets are healthier than others.

Dieting alone is rarely effective, especially because many weight loss diets are not sustainable for the long-term. Several studies have shown that the majority of people will regain the weight they lost when dieting and may even end up putting on more pounds than they had in the first place.

When looking at dieting options, ask yourself, “Is this something I can eat for the next year?” If the answer is no, then don’t go with that diet.

Better than looking at the latest popular diets people have been using for weight loss, try some of the following:

  • Eating a high-protein breakfast
  • Reducing sugars, starches, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates, and replacing refined carbs with complex carbohydrates (such as whole grains)
  • Drinking more water before meals and fewer sugar drinks and juices
  • Including a source of protein, fat, and leafy green vegetables (and a small portion of complex carbs if you’d like) in every meal
  • Recording your eating habits and meals
  • Paying attention to portion sizes
  • Eating slowly and paying attention to whether or not you’re full
  • Keeping healthier snack options around the house and office 
  • Getting a good night’s sleep


Counting Calories

Weight loss is not rocket science. At the most basic level, weight loss comes down to having a calorie deficit — that is, lowering your calorie intake by eating healthier foods with fewer calories while exercising to burn more calories.

You can calculate your calorie deficit by subtracting the number of calories you’ve taken in by the calories you’ve burned.

Let’s say you’ve eaten 100 calories today and burned 200 from exercising. 100 – 200 = -100. You have a calorie deficit of 100.

Of course, the numbers aren’t usually that small, and more addition is involved for calorie intake. Thankfully, counting calories is easier than ever due to smartphone apps that allow you to track your calories.

However, it’s important not to cut too many calories at once. Working with a weight loss expert like those at Lifelong Metabolic Center can ensure you’re losing weight at a healthy pace and can help you learn the weight management skills you need.


Why is Weight Management Important?


Weight management is not just important. If you want to make sure your weight loss is a success, weight management is a requirement.

Keeping the weight you’ve lost off has many health benefits. It can improve your cardiovascular health (such as your blood pressure), mental health, and even reduce risk for the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers of the colon, breast, uterus and ovaries, kidneys, esophagus, gallbladder, and pancreas
  • Arthritis
  • Mobility issues
  • Breathing problems like asthma and sleep apnea
  • Gout
  • Gallbladder diseases and gallstones
  • Chronic pain

Without a weight maintenance strategy to keep you on track with your goals, it’s much more difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which should always be the end goal when it comes to weight loss. The best weight loss programs include weight maintenance plans and strategies because they want to see you succeed and not come back to them again for more help.

That’s just one thing that sets the Lifelong Metabolic Center’s weight loss programs apart from the rest.


Let Lifelong Metabolic Center Help You Manage Your Weight

The Lifelong Metabolic Center, a weight loss center located in Naperville, Illinois, can help you create a weight loss plan that includes successful weight maintenance strategies.

We recognize that not all weight loss is caused by poor decisions. For some, it may be due to genetics or conditions like hypothyroidism. That’s why our individualized weight loss plans include genetic testing, which allows us to determine why you can’t shed those pesky pounds and come up with a personalized weight loss package to tackle those issues head-on.

For more information about our weight loss programs and weight maintenance tips, contact the Lifelong Metabolic Center today.


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