I have some weight loss clients I work with that are part of a support group with the Diabetes Prevention Program. As is typical for most of us… they rationalize their food choices or lack of activity; finding one reason or another why they made a less healthy food choice or are not exercising. They are all aware of why they are in the program, the importance of making changes and have made some great changes to date. I try to continue to encourage them by noting the little changes or changes in awareness, but how do I help them move to the place where there is consistency in healthy lifestyle choices?
Hello Eileen Bochsler,
This is where slow and steady wins the race. That is great they are making changes; you will want to keep encouraging and reminding them about the positives they are achieving, where they started and where they are now.
Listen to them, when they bring up something, that is your chance to get the ball rolling further. It takes time, some quicker, some slower.
See if you can’t bring in documentation for them to take home and read. Picking up those articles is also a step, not to mention, working with you.
Keep up the great work of helping our fellow man.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.