What wonderful answers! After my second baby, and before I really got into fitness, I was very overweight. I lost 80 pounds just exercising and being mindful of what I ate. I hate “diets” as well, because I feel like they are doomed to fail. I also feel like you can have your cake and eat it too, in moderation. I try to teach my clients the same ideas, be mindful of what you eat, etc. I think it helps that they know I have struggled with weight before and that now I make healthy eating and exercise a part of my day with three kids and a part time job (I literally pencil in fitness classes or my exercise times and try to menu plan for the week). I think they can look at me and know that I understand them and can relate with them in various ways.