I recently aquired two new clients, both overweight, and spent over 2 hours assessing them, calculating their BMRs, and recommending a caloric range for both.
For one of them I recommended between 1500 and 1750 calories for an average weight loss of 1-2 lbs a week if she exercises. She changed her caloric intake to 1200 in the program, chose to eat 600 calories for a few days, then stopped logging her meals altogether. The other client was staying within his caloric range but ate very low ND foods such as white pasta, pancakes, and processed meats. I asked him to incorporate one fruit, vegetable, or side salad a day. He chose to ignore me for 3 weeks and then his calories jumped way above his recommended intake. I know you can’t win every battle, but I feel like I am losing these two and maybe it is not my battle to fight. How would you handle these two situations?
I will attempt to help anyone that at least shows up. There have been a few difficult clients that were just too unwilling to do anything I suggested. As long as they are working with me and not missing sessions, I keep trying to help them. I handle it individually with each client, but all clients no the rules for appointments and payment. Those rules do not change. Everyone pays for sessions before hand. Late clients don’t get extra time without paying an additional fee. No shows, pay for the session anyway, etc.