RETAIN | 24 WEEKS
Retain | 24 weeks
If you’re feeling overweight and overlooked, this 6 month program is for you. If you are obese, this program is for you. Are you embarrassed to go out or even to be seen? Are you tired of not fitting into clothes that you used to fit into or want to fit into? Well then this program is for you.
Maybe you have tried many different diet plans and maybe you lost weight, but either couldn’t actually reach your target, or you did only to eventually put back on the weight you lost and maybe even gain more weight than before. Don’t worry. You are not alone. This is normal. Our individual bodies have individual needs and each is designed to look after itself in its own way. You may have reached a weight that your body has decided “that’s enough, thank you, I’m staying at this weight”. Whether it’s losing or gaining weight, it’s biological, it’s science, it’s normal. There’s a reason for this and it’s something I’ll explain to you. Again, you’re not alone. I will educate, encourage and empower you with the tools so that you will eventually reach your desired body shape and maintain it.
It may take a while to see signs and this can depend on your present situation, your lifestyle, your age. There may be times when you feel discouraged. You have to be patient. You’ll get there. I’ll be there, non judgemental, guiding and supporting you along the way and I promise, you’ll be a much happier and healthier person than when you started the program six months ago. Remember, it’s only six months out of your whole life. Six months of work that will result in a Healthier, Happier and Longer life.
You will complete a 7-day Lifestyle dairy, where you will note the food and the liquids that you consume throughout the week. You will also include any medication and supplements that are taken. Furthermore, you will add exercise and finally how you feel during the day i.e. stressed or tired, or bloated after a meal etc. On completion of the diary, we set up a consultation which can be approximately 75 minute long. Here you will have the time to sit down, to breathe, to open up and to talk freely about your lifestyle. We’ll discuss and come to an agreement about your needs, your objectives and goals.
Based on the consultation, I’ll then provide you with a Lifestyle Plan that you can follow for the next 4 weeks. We’ll set up an online meeting or call to go through the plan to make sure everything is understood. During this period, I’ll be available should you have any questions, doubts or need guidance.
You’ll have 4 weeks of following the plan. At the end of this period, we`ll have a meeting to discuss your progress and make any adjustments if necessary. Then you’ll continue for another 4 weeks.
Week 6-9: By this stage you’ll be 2 months into your plan. We will have a phone call to see how you are progressing and iron out any issues that you may have had when you started. You’ll then continue for the next 3 weeks.
Congratulations! You are halfway through your program. This should give you the encouragement and extra push knowing that you have just 12 weeks left. At this stage, we’ll talk again and chat about what you have achieved up until now. If there are any changes that need to be made, we’ll make them there and I’ll send you a new updated plan so you can print and have it in front of you. You’ll then continue on for the next 4 weeks. As always, I’ll be there for you guiding and supporting you, encouraging and empowering you.
Four weeks have passed since we last talked, so we’ll organise a Skype or a phone call to see how you are doing.
Just 4 more weeks to go. We’ll schedule a call to see if we need to make any final adjustments in your plan if I feel that any are necessary.
Congratulations! You have arrived at week 24! We’ll meet in-person and discuss how you feel now and to hear your views of the Retain program in general. We’ll talk in-depth about the last 6 months of your life. Are you happy? Have you achieved your goal? Afterwards, I’ll send you a final Lifestyle Plan based upon our meeting and make any adjustments I feel appropriate so that you stay with the new “you”!