Why I would never take advice from a Facebook weight loss group

Why I would never take advice from a Facebook weight loss group

Education to Empowerment with Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach

I recently joined some Facebook weight loss groups to check out the kind of information the public is receiving these days. I did this because I’m naturally curious about what’s out there. On a deeper level, I want to also find a solution to help the public lose weight on a grand scale.

What did I find?

Completely unlicensed professionals–without a minute of clinical experience–doling out nutrition advice.

People, this is scary. Would you go to a doctor who was not medically trained and had no license? And then let them put you on supplements and shakes and take your money to boot?

Fact is, everybody and their mother is peddling lots of weight loss pills, potions, and promises that are potentially unsafe and definitely costly.

And the sales come slick and easy when they prey on the vulnerabilities of people who are desperate to get help.

Simply put, it’s totally egregious and completely unethical in my not-so-humble opinion.

Regardless of what I think, the odds that you’re going to get long-term, lasting results from being a part of any of these online groups is unlikely. What you will see are a lot of people who are sad, unhappy, overweight, and ready to buy anything they think will help them–even if the changes are not permanent.

What I love and cherish about working with clients is the fact that I help people actually heal.

For those of you new to me, I help people reverse chronic illness, heal their relationship with food and their bodies, and create a powerful belief system so they can take ownership of becoming healthy and whole, love themselves unapologetically, and understand that their highest version of themselves is well within reach.

  • This means that people who lose 20 pounds keep those 20 pounds off.
  • This means that people understand the root cause of their self sabotaging behavior.
  • This means people understand all the foods that serve them best and work for their unique metabolism, so that even if they play around with her eating while on vacation and gain a few pounds, they can get those pounds off once they return to home base.

No gimmicks, no drama, and a totally amazing investment in your health.  By this I mean you get a return on your investment for the rest of your life.

The reason diet trends come and go is because they don’t work. Or they’re so stupidly restrictive that you can’t sustain them without doing irreparable psychological damage to yourself and your relationship with food.

Is it really worth it? You have to decide that for yourself.

But I shall end with a great quote I recently heard:

Easy decisions, hard life. Hard decisions, easy life.

Schedule a call with, and let’s talk!

Live Gorgeously,

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