With so much free information on the internet, why should you get a coach?

Nowadays, you can get every recipe, every workout, every health fact, every scientific study on the internet. In fact,  anything you need to know when you want to embark on your weight loss journey is right at your fingertips in the vast world of the worldwide web. 


With so much information out there, so much free stuff about nutrition, fitness and health. With so many “Health Coaches” giving away information and bandaids;  why are so many people struggling with their weight, their fitness and their health? Did you know that 17.9 million people die each year from cardiovascular disease, 31% of deaths worldwide. (https://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases/). Did you know that many of the weight issues are due to an emotional state and self message? A lot of the weight problems 


A couple of days ago, I was having a conversation with one of my mentors who said- when talking about impact and results: ”You can read every book written by Micheal Phelps, You will never learn to swim until you get in the pool.”  You may have the best intentions and all the knowledge, but if you don’t take action and do something, you will not see any change. 


This is where a coach can have a huge impact on your life. 


You see, a coach is someone who has studied and prepared in their field of expertise and is ready to help you find the root of your problem and then create an action plan to take you from where you are to where you want to be. In this process, a coach is going to hold you accountable, a coach will help you take the steps to follow the action plan and motivate you when you need to. With a coach’s help and guidance, you can see long-lasting results. 


In a recent study published in “The American Journal of Health Promotion, that examines data from three main areas of wellness coaching: health behaviours, eating self-efficacy and goal-setting skills. Researchers asked 100 participants to evaluate themselves based on these criteria at the beginning of the program. After the standard 12 weeks were completed and three months following the last appointment. In all three areas, individuals reported statistically significant improvement and maintained self-perception of these improvements during the three-month period following.” Kelly Luckstein on how Wellness Coaching Can Produce Significant and Long-term Improvements in Health Behaviors. 


If you are looking to change your health, improve your eating habits, lose weight and understand that this change - in turn- will have an impact on other areas of your life (relationships, self-esteem and positive emotions like happiness, feeling worthy or feeling motivated) then begin by looking for a coach. It’s important that you research her/him and make sure you feel some connection before working with her/him. Also, very important that the coach is certified and ready to work with clients, he/she will tell you this at the beginning of the conversation but you can ask.

 The important thing is that you know that a coach- a good coach- will get you results.