With social distancing measures in place, and gyms currently closed, online weight loss programs are popping up everywhere.
A lot of these are just extensions of the fad diets that were already being sold to you, either through personal trainers, gyms or ‘weight loss gurus’. The only difference is that they have been wrapped in different packaging and sold to you as an ‘isolation weight loss solution’.
But did you know that Imani Tribe Transformations has a tried and tested personalised online weight loss program that has been around for 7 years?!
Our online coaching program provides a similar transformation plan to those used with the Imani Tribe face-to-face members. But you don’t have to visit the studio — you can do it all from the comfort and privacy of your home.
And it will get you the results you’re after for many reasons.
It’s not a diet
Our online weight loss program is not a diet. We also don’t count calories or restrict food.
That’s because these approaches don’t work. Dieting, restricting food and even following food rules only leads to weight gain — something that diet culture will not tell you. The truth is that restricting food only causes you to binge eat. When you cut back on your food and starve yourself, your body reacts by increasing your appetite. This is your body’s way of protecting itself from starving to death!
When this happens, you end up binge eating, as a way to make up for the food you went without. This then causes feelings of guilt and shame, and so you restrict food again, because this is what diet culture has taught you to do. This only perpetuates the cycle and makes it impossible to lose weight for the long-term. It also causes great emotional distress, poor body image, and a troubled relationship with food.
Our approach is one that will improve the way that you look, how your body functions and how you feel. Because there’s really no point in losing weight for a short period of time, if you’re tired, lethargic and your health is compromised.
Unlike a diet, our program is an holistic approach that creates a life-changing process. Our program systematically develops the knowledge, skills and strategies that ensure you make the correct choices at the right time, with the right foods readily available at the right time.
No prescribed meal plans or exercise plans
We don’t prescribe short-term diets, meal plans, or ‘food rules’. Instead, we help you build the lasting skills and habits necessary to look, feel and function better — for ever.
While you are going to make massive improvements to your eating and physical activity habits, we don’t give meal plans for three very important reasons:
- Everybody is different – rather than give you a general plan we want you to explore and discover what works best for you as a unique individual. Understanding what helps YOU feel great creates a powerful internal motivation that lasts for life!
- Your mind can’t turn prescriptions into rules you rebel against – we want the transformations to come from YOU without the self-sabotage!
- You probably already know enough about nutrition and physical activity to know how to reach your goals – too many recommendations can become confusing and, again, we want the changes to come from WITHIN.
Rather than telling you WHAT to do (programs that do this have very low success rates in the long-term), we help you learn what is right for YOU as a unique individual, and develop the mindset to do that. Unlike diet programs we fit the program into your life instead of fitting your life into the program.
In short, we avoid a cookie-cutter approach and show you how to increase your nutrition to improve your metabolism, so your body works as it should, and burn fat. We help you work out what foods work for you, and show you how you can enjoy your favourite foods — including ice-cream and chocolate — and still lose weight.
Personalised and customised
Because we don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to weight loss, our online program is customised and personalised to every individual client. Before we even begin to put together a comprehensive plan for you, we find out about you, what you’ve done in the past, your dieting history, your current health and fitness challenges, daily routine and your goals.
We also collect detailed initial data of your nutrition, habits, lifestyle and exercise history to understand where we need to make changes, and strengths we can build upon. When we have a baseline knowledge of where you’re at, we then put together a plan for you. As we implement the plan, we continue to track data, which enables us to continually tweak and develop a weight loss plan that works for you.
We even have one-on-one consultations with you every 6 weeks to ensure that you’re progressing, and to discuss any issues or barriers to success. This ensures that you never get stuck and your program is working for you.
Without data, you won’t have clarity around where you are, what you struggle with, what you need to work on, what does work for you, and what doesn’t work for you. And if you don’t have data, you are only guessing as to what may or may not work. Even if you wing it, and you get results, if you haven’t tracked what you did, you won’t know how to continue getting results.
Our online weight loss program enables us to monitor your data, and your progress so we can tweak or change things in your program that aren’t working for you. Usually, we focus on one or two things at a time, so it’s easy to measure how effective these action steps are, and so you don’t become overwhelmed about having to change too many things at once.
If you’re not getting the results you’re really after, despite your hard work and attention to your diet, it might be time to ask “WHY?”
WHY haven’t you lost weight and kept it off even though you’ve jumped from one diet to another?
WHY do you find it hard to lose weight despite cutting back calories and living on ‘diet food’?
WHY do you notice your weight creeping up even though you starve yourself?
WHY do you fail to achieve fantastic body improvements despite racking up hundreds of hours in the gym?
ANSWER: Because you’re probably too busy focusing on training and dieting, and not addressing (or changing) the habits and beliefs that got you where you are in the first place.
Diets and quick-fixes focus on food and exercise in order to get you to lose weight. However, the real reason that you have a weight problem is due to your habits. Unless you focus on changing your habits, you’ll be destined to lose weight and re-gain it over and over for the rest of your life.
Most people are unaware of the habits that hold them back from weight loss, which is why it’s so important that we track data. By keeping track of things, we are able to help you increase your self-awareness to the things that are actually sabotaging your weight loss.
By working on changing your habits, you’ll be able to transform your life and your body, because you’ll be developing habits that support long-term weight loss, instead of having habits that keep you overweight. This is an absolutely critical part of the process, that the diet industry and many PTs fail to understand.
Our program gives you the space to transform your mindset and embed new habits that will last for life. Unlike 6- and 12-week programs, there is no stress or pressure to rush the process. Instead, there is room for the inevitable ebbs and flows life throws your way.
Because no one does anything well when they feel overwhelmed, we break the program up into supported periods and ‘off seasons’, where you take a break and consolidate your new habits and mindsets, before starting the next program.
In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to follow a structured program. Our program is a complete process that constructs the correct environment for permanent change and removes the limiting factors that prevent success by helping you develop solutions for any situation, any single day.
It might sound like extra work, but having structure actually saves you time, saves you stress, saves you money, helps you be more productive, and helps you get better results.
Most weight loss programs assume that you will change your life to follow them. We approach things differently. Our program can be structured around your life so you have time for training, have time for healthy meal prep, have time to get enough rest, have time to focus on your career or business, and have time to raise your kids.
The key to fitting all this in is structuring your week — which we show you how to do — as well as showing you how to keep going even on your worst days.
We also structure your exercise program which means that you will continue to make progress, instead of going around in circles or guessing what the right kind of exercise is for you. By providing you with a structured plan, you will always know the right action steps that you need to take, in order to keep you moving towards your goals.
But how do we ensure you take these action steps?
Accountability is the glue that holds all of this together. Diets, fads and quick-fixes have no element of accountability in them, which means it’s easy for you to give up, or procrastinate about what you need to do. Quite simply, no accountability means no results.
However, accountability increases the likelihood of you succeeding with your goals to a massive 95%! Being accountable with your plan will help you remain consistent and will help you take action even when motivation is low, and even when you don’t want to do what you need to do. Consistency over time is what brings you results — not perfection, and not going all out for several weeks only to burn out and give up.
We regularly review your progress, answer questions, and make recommendations to help you improve. Plus, we’ll tap you on the shoulder if you start to regress, and we’ll help you get past each hurdle along the way. The result? You’ll get into the best shape of your life within 12 months. And you’ll have the habits, skills and tools to stay that way for life.
If you have tried many things in the past, ask yourself if there was any element of accountability in these programs. Chances are, there wasn’t.
Bridging the gap between exercise and results
When it comes to weight loss, most people put a huge amount of focus on exercising. But exercise is only a very small percentage — 3% actually — of the weight loss puzzle. The remaining 97% is what really counts.
Our online Diet Antidote Transformation System (DATSTM Program) The Not-Diet-diet for people who are sick of diets and want more than a good body, bridges the gap between exercise and results. It provides you with the other 97% that you’ve been missing, which has prevented you from being successful with your weight loss.
But how could you succeed if you’ve only been given a small percentage of the winning formula?
Our online coaching program has all the answers that you’ve been looking for. It will help you lose weight successfully, and keep it off for life. You’ll also find that when you apply what you learn, other areas of your life will also improve, and you’ll reap many more benefits than weight loss and better health.