Help Your Patients Re-Visit Their Resolutions

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Re-Visit Their Resolutions

It seems almost hard to believe that we are at the midway point of 2019. Many of those you care for have had a great first half of the year. Others may be off-track or simply unaware that they are trending downward when it comes to their health and wellness. This is where YOU can step in and provide some healthy perspective and guidance.

Obviously, it’s very common for people to consider goals, objectives or New Year “resolutions” as the calendar flips from one year to the next. The sense of an opportunity to “start-over” seems to naturally motivate us to think about things we intend to improve, change, give up or add to our lives (and/or business) as the new year approaches.

Studies routinely demonstrate that health improvements (especially weight loss) is one of THE most common resolutions. We’ve shared these numbers before (back at the start of the year) but we realize you may not have seen that post. So, it may be helpful for us to share them again. There was a study done around 5 years ago at the University of Scranton. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and touched on the top resolutions Americans make. Check out the top 5…

Rank

Top New Year’s resolutions

1

Lose Weight

2

Getting Organized

3

Spend Less, Save More

4

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5

Staying Fit and Healthy

The research findings showed that of the resolutions made, 38% are weight related resolutions. That means that of all the folks who made a resolution (and we all know there are hundreds of thousands who do) almost 4 of 10 wanted to LOSE WEIGHT at the start of this year!

When it comes to resolutions, many of your patients probably started out super strong. Some only lasted a few days. Others got cruising along well then somehow and some way they went “native” … meaning they fell right back to where they were when the previous year came to an end. That is SO frustrating for them! 

This is where you, as a wellness provider, have an opportunity to help and lead others. Obviously, we are strong advocates of any doctor or other provider who claims to be helping their patients and community pursue “wellness” to provide a quality, proven and science based clinical weight loss program. Unfortunately, this a piece of the wellness puzzle that is completely missing in most clinics. Yet, the numbers in need are so high!

That’s why we have developed the comprehensive system we have. It’s what drives us to help more and more doctors to inject the Activate Metabolics program into their clinic. It’s why we invite you to consider the Activate model as the 2nd half of the year gets rolling. Connect with us to learn just how easy we’ve made it for you to expand your model of wellness … and income.

In the meantime, we want to share some perspective you can pass along to those in your practice who need your guidance and encouragement. For that matter, some of these things may speak to you – about your own wellness and/or your business!

Before we share, please bear this in mind: IT IS STILL 2019! It’s NOT too late! Half of the year remains. It CAN still be made great. You can still pursue and achieve your resolutions. Six months from now you CAN still end up victorious! How would that feel? Knowing that most people would be thrilled with this sort of second half finish, here are a few simple steps to re-visiting your resolutions.

  1. Review. What were those objectives, goals or resolutions you made? Do you even remember? Did you write them down somewhere? Did you tell a spouse or friend? Re-connect with those intentions. One thing is for sure: Those things you set out to resolve, accomplish, lose and/or obtain MUST have been meaningful and important to you back on January 1st. If you do not review and assess along the way … or if you “bury our head in the sand” and just cross your fingers and HOPE they magically happen by year’s end, then you will likely wind up feeling even more frustrated as 2020 rolls in. 
  2. Refuse. Don’t let yourself give up. There are countless examples of strong finishes or amazing comebacks out there. Maybe they are in a sports event or maybe life in general. You can be one of those success stories, too. You can see the year as half gone and wasted up to now … or see the fact that there IS still half the year to use to accomplish great, grand and terrific things. Refuse to wait any longer to do that which you intended to do this year.
  3. Re-set. Similar to what you may have done as last year was finishing up, get in touch with what you want to change or improve. Even if doing so did not work for the first half of this year (or maybe it never has up to this point) you need to keep taking aim! Keep focusing on a target. Keep shooting. When you do, we believe you WILL hit that target (aka resolution) some time, especially when you do this next one …
  4. Reach Out. Here’s the sad truth: the study referenced above also showed that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. That is a horribly low and very frustrating success rate. Yet, because of our focus on the weight loss aspect of health and wellness, we can share (and provide solutions to) the main REASONS people fail in their weight loss resolutions. For example, some of the most common ones are …
  • They don’t know exactly what to do. They lack a plan that will actually work FOR THEM. It’s more than just low calorie or low carb or some other popular fad. It’s about metabolism … and GENETICS. Many people battling their weight suffer from “information overload”. There is so much information out there! So much of it seems confusing. Various approaches seem to contraindicate one another. People often reach a threshold, throw up their hands in defeat and give up.
  • They lack accountability. We all do better when we have someone making a difficult journey with us. Call it whatever you want: a coach, a partner or a cheerleader. That component is a huge part of the Activate program’s success.
  • Lack of early results. Our program is specifically designed to off-set this reason for people ditching their resolutions. In fact, statistically speaking, those who begin the Activate Metabolics program average losing over 20 pounds in the first 6-week phase! Of course, there’s no “guarantee” for that because things vary so greatly with an individual’s health history, ability or discipline to follow the program, etc. (but most would agree that’s an awesome average!)
  • No long- term sustainable plan. Nobody wants to live in “DIET MODE” for the rest of their life! So, our program helps weight loss clients progress through healthy phases of weight loss and ultimately leads them to develop a focused life-style change by using the DNA testing to provide a science-based solution to KEEP the weight off.
  • Life throws us curveballs. Let’s admit it: “stuff” happens! Life gets messy and chaotic at times. People get steered off course. Sometimes, things are SO urgent with their family, health, work, etc. that it becomes practically impossible for them to focus on a particular aspect or area of change.

Think YOUR patients ever experience any of these?

Of course, they have – and will continue to! So, if patients in your practice had a New Year Resolution to lose some weight and it was left in the dust 3, 4 or 5 months ago, right now is the time YOU can help. It could change their life! Interested in adding science-based clinical weight loss to your practice?

The SECOND HALF of 2019 CAN be the time you make the addition!

Click or Call and start helping your patients finish this year strong!

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