If you do not know about Karen, you can go back to the first article I did about her and track her progress.
I began consulting with Karen in June, at which time I told readers they could do what she would be doing and progress along with her, or not.
Today the difference between Karen and readers that didn’t want to follow her lead is she has lost 50 pounds. And there is no reason that she won’t reach her ultimate goal.
Karen’s progress has seen a few hiccups along the way, but she has not had a week during which she did not lose weight.
As typically happens Karen lost about five pounds each week at the start. Her weekly weight loss then stabilized at one to two pounds per week.
Keep in mind that one to two pounds per week does not sound like much, but it is 50 to 100 pounds per year.
Finally I am delighted to say the program is so easy to follow you have to be a total goof off to not be able to stick to it.
Warning: It’s easy, but don’t fool yourself
The program basics are the same for everybody. All participants begin by tracking their food intake for one week. Then they make some minor adjustment to when they eat, but nobody cuts back on what or how much they eat.
Throughout the program you make decisions based on what you and I come up with as far as options to improve your results. But you always make the decisions, I just tell you what I think and why I think it. I don’t tell you what you have to do. That’s because there are lots of ways to succeed.
Nobody that does my program has ever failed or had to give up in the middle because it was too much for them. Much of the zero drop out rate has to do with the ease of execution. But my client screening process keeps the slugs on the sidelines. There is also the cost of my consulting service which is $135 per week, which gets you an hour of my time on the phone.
I have no openings until May 2013, but here is the lowdown anyhow:
- I work with females almost exclusively.
- You have to be 50 to 100 pounds overweight
- You must have tried several other programs
- You want to look and feel better.
Most clients like me because they want to take credit for their fitness instead of everybody knowing they worked with me. That’s usually because they don’t want to admit they could not do it on their own. Usually they are in a high-visibility job. I’ve been a consultant forever so I totally understand that.
My contract with Karen is a hybrid: She doesn’t pay me, she doesn’t get my full attention, and I can talk about her.
I can’t talk to you, but maybe Karen will
Karen will tell you (contact her via her blog) that the program is so easy to execute it almost feels like there is nothing special about it.
Oddly the ease of execution is a potential problem for some, because it makes them think they have their weight-loss secret down pat, and so it’s okay to stuff themselves for a special occasion like the upcoming Thanksgiving-to-New Years-food festival.
They think they’ll be able to survive a five-to-ten-pound gain, because they’ll be able to get the pounds off anytime they want. Guess again.
Anybody 50 to 100 pounds overweight is probably a food addict, or very close to it. A food addict seems to work like this: Once you start stuffing yourself you are out of control for the rest of the day. What happens the following day is a gamble, but if you blew it yesterday, why bother today? My program is easy to pull off, but not as easy as it is for a food-addict to stuff themselves.
The next column will be an update on Karen’s progress and options I’m going to give her for solving a problem she’s having with fat in her mid-section — bust, waist, hips.
Remember to have an annual physical. Information presented by Thomas Amshay is not meant to replace your health care team.