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besity is a big problem not only in the United States, but all around the world. With modern day living comes convenience and process foods that are over sweet, over fat and tempt us to over indulge in empty calories. Most people WANT to lost weight, but just don't have the right program to follow and more importantly, they don't have a support group or buddy to make sure that they stick to the program. Health and nutritional experts agree that the most effective approach to fighting obesity is to combine exercise, proper nutrition knowledge, behaviour modification and personal accountabililty.
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A Personal Weight Loss Consultant helps people shed unwanted pounds by providing all four of the essential components to proper weight loss. Personal Weight Loss Consultants are the one critical ingredient that diet books, programs, pills and supplements do not have - personal attention. You will work closely with your clients one-on-one to come up with tailor made diet and exercise plans that cater to your personal needs. These plans take into account, your personal lifestyle, work schedule and personality - something no diet book can ever provide. You will meet with your clients on a regular basis, in your home office to weigh them, set program goals, answer questions and assess individual progress and concerns.
It takes a patient and understanding nature to work with people who have weight problems. You will preferably have experience and knowledge in nutritional science and physical education. The ability to listen is crucial - you will spend lots of time understanding why your clients are the way they are and what makes them tick. Having some understanding of psychological problems can also help you determine if your clients weight problem is a result of physical or emotional conditions. Obviously one physical attribute you need to have is a healthy, trim body. You can't very well preach weight loss when you have a few spare tyres yourself.
Expect to spend between $500 and $1000 getting your business off the ground. At the very least, you will need business cards, a brochure, a direct mail campaign, ad a Yellow pages ad. Netowrk with physicians and other health care professionals, personal trainers, wellness instructors and dieticians for referrals. You may want to consider giving talks or writing articles on weight management and healthy lifestyles. Develop a print or online newsletter you can distribute to clients and prospects.
Require all clients to bring written approval from a physician before agreeing to accept them as clients. Avoid making promises about the number of punds or inches a client can expect to lose within a specific time. Try not to focus on the numbers; instead, stress the importance of changing behaviours and developing lifestyle changes. This can be a very lucrative business. There are lots of people who won't mind forking out good money for a crucial personal service like this and they tend to refer you to their friends if they're happy. And when that happens, you can be sure your bank account won't be thin!