I took on a new client a few months ago. She had been doing well with her meds and I obtained a medical clearance from her Drs. before starting with her. She has been a great client and making great progress- 2# fatloss per wk on average. After loosing 15 lbs, I started noticing a change in her emotionally. I’m not sure what to expect from here. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to modify her program to keep her motivated to exercise as she goes through this downswing?
I trained a client for over 12 years diagnosed with this challenging disease. She would have great weight loss and then great weight gain. She would have great mood and motivational swings as well. We used to laugh together about her losing over 100 pounds. It was my observation that the weight loss was during period of good emotional balance, and even high emotions, conversely, the weight gain was in her periods of depression.
Even adhering to meds does not guarantee balance. Over the years her meds were changed, often for new and better ones, and often for chemical adjustments.
While any client can become dependent on her trainer, or have ups and downs, clients with this disorder may have more intense responses on either end of the motivational spectrum.
All the best