So many people go to trainers in hopes of losing an unrealistic amount of weight in such a short time. TV makes it look like it can happen within weeks! When the client is unable to reach that goal they are disappointed, naturally. What do you trainers do to help a client understand this is a lifestyle change and will not happen overnight?
I demonstrate to them via the use of past results of my current clients what a realistic expectation would be. And help them set a SMART goal. If it isn’t relevant or attainable it needs to be put in the bluntest of terms. So when someone wants to lose 10 years of beer and pizza in a month, you have to remind them that there is no reasonable way to do this in any healthy way. Show them the results you have attained with other clients who have had the same unrealistic goals and how happy they are now that they have an actual attainable goal. It is always about the framing.