2. Strategic Eating
What do we mean by this? It’s simple: this is NOT a diet! It’s eating very intentionally to create a change we want and need. It’s strategic. We tend to avoid the word “diet”. That word itself conjures up ill-feelings for most of our clients. By design they tend to be temporary, short-term, quick fix, fad … and most simply don’t work. We want to see more of a lifestyle shift – to help clients think differently about their body, understand it better and engage in their unique DNA based eating plan. Don’t get me wrong though… The Activate Metabolics program is highly strategic right from the start to get the body to wake up and get into a “fat burning metabolism”. When folks commit to our initial jump start phase the results are typically significant, quick and exciting. But, we always have to shift gears, hit cruise control and settle into that lifestyle development to reach and maintain our goal weight. We want clients thinking long-term! And that takes strategy and as we move through the necessary phases.
Most people’s bodies and habit patterns benefit from assistance in the initial phase of a strategic eating plan – especially if they really want to get a good, effective jump start. This is critical early on, but this piece of the puzzle is one we like to emphasize should be short term. We do not want anybody dependent on any product. But, we want to assure you get through those early challenging times and have things that can naturally assist with hunger, cravings, and that lethargic-yuck feeling most feel when they attempt to make significant changes. Importantly, we use proven formulas with natural ingredients. There are NO drugs, NO shots and NO hormones. Oh, and you will never have to buy a special brand of shakes, bars or boxed food in this program!
Many people we meet with will come right out and admit their biggest challenges or frustrations. They say things like “I really need help” or “I feel overwhelmed” or “Someone needs to hold me accountable” or “My health conditions concern me or prevent me from losing weight”. These and similar phrases are common and shared daily. That need for direction, oversight, accountability and personalized, sensitive support is very common. It just is what it is! That’s why The Activate Metabolics Program is structured to fill this need. Doctor oversight and close accountability is indeed a key piece of the puzzle … as much as daily communication in that beginning, most challenging phase! Some programs have clients check in one day then they’re completely on their own. Some may have even been told not to check their weight for a couple weeks until they see them again. As a result, people have no idea what’s happening with their body. They may go days with questions and needs not being addressed. We actually insist that our clients share their weight and how they feel, what they may be struggling with (there are usually solutions if addressed right away!), questions they may have and more. Weigh daily – Text daily” is our motto for the first phase. That close text communication and consistent in person visits carries on for the duration of their program. This model creates teamwork. As a client, you will never feel alone in this program!