Sustainable Fat & Weight Loss
A health coach mentors and guides their clients towards their fitness goals using a series of strategies including:
- Teaching movement techniques to prevent injury
- Developing personalized programming to keep fitness fun and engaging
- Motivating and encouraging clients to achieve their goals
- Tracking progress
- Providing accountability to keep clients focused on the long game
At Michael Baker Wellness, we view physical activity as an absolute necessity. Any way you choose to move your body is physical activity, and it’s essential to listen to what your body needs and choose movement that feels authentic, joyful, and supportive for you. It’s also important to know that putting your body in motion is a powerful act that benefits more than your muscles. Movement gets energy flowing, reduces stress, boosts mood, and can even sharpen your ability to focus.
Prioritizing physical activity is an act of self-love and self-care. By carving out time to move your body, you’re giving yourself the gift of energy, focus, and strength. Physical activity is bio-individual. You can create more space for movement in a way that feels natural, authentic, and enjoyable and adds to your overall quality of life. Your approach can be whatever works for you and will change and evolve over time.
Maybe you feel like you've been on one diet or another for your whole life. Or maybe you just don't like how you feel anymore and know it can be changed.
Despite doing everything "right," your body isn't responding how you expected and none of your routines from your 20's or 30's work anymore. Maybe you lose a few pounds here and there. Maybe you manage to keep it off for a few days or a few months. It doesn't sustain.
What to eat. When to eat. I shouldn't eat this. Should I eat this? Will this make me fat? Will this make me thin? How much protein do I need? Should I eat carbs? Keto, Low-Fat, Vegan, Carnivore, Fasting... It's maddening.
The fact is that by 40 most people have developed habits that lead to perpetual weight gain. We need to dig in with absolute honesty and an open mind to see what can be modified for the better. This whole thing will not work if you are not ready to make real changes in your lifestyle.
My "Simple" Process:
- Discovery - With total honesty, assess your habits, lifestyle, caloric intake & objectives.
- Clean House - Begin to replace all conventional food with real whole food.
- Action - You put small actionable steps into place. Nothing drastic, nothing overwhelming.
- Movement - Learn how to incorporate natural movement into daily life.
- Integrate - Seamlessly add powerful new habits while removing old ones.
And here's the thing: I want you to be learn enough from my coaching to achieve an effortless relationship with food & movement anywhere you go, for the rest of your life. This is real education with sound, sustainable action and accountability. You learn, you lose, you live.
But you need to be willing to hear the truth and put in the work! In other words you must be ready.
Body Recomposition After 40Are you willing to hear the truth and put in the work?
Perspective:Exercise alone will never work for weight loss until your diet is under full control
Lose the Fat, Keep the Muscle.
I help people lose body fat by helping them understand food and by incorporating enjoyable, natural movement into their lives. I help people break free from the grip of food fixation and the obsession with annihilating themselves with cardio workouts.
And one of those people is me.
I didn't set out to become a Before and After photo: I set out to reverse my steady weight gain after I hit 40, my obvious abdominal & visceral fat, full body bloat and inflammation, unmanageable energy levels, alcohol fueled binges and uncontrollable hunger. Sound familiar?
The time period between my before and after pics is about six years. I achieved a significant amount of my 30lb weight loss in the first few months but it was the reduction of bloat and heaviness that was most notable. Within the first 4 weeks of making my transition, I had moved my belt two notches tighter, I found myself with more energy than I knew what to do with; my appetite truly managed; and I was no longer a slave to food fixation.
Lay the foundation
Years later, I continue to get a little leaner, month after month, without even thinking about it.
The protocol I used on myself to bring me back from the brink of chronic inflammation, fatty liver disease, bloat, being heavy, uncomfortable and which afforded me this sustainable weight loss, is exactly what I will navigate you through. It works. It creates the foundation for the healthy relationship with food & movement that I'm always going on and on about.
What you can't see in the "After" picture is just how liberated I feel. Liberated from the cycle of dieting after binge eating and lifting weights all Winter. Freed from cardio obsession. Detached, at long last, from being uncomfortable, bulky and cumbersome. Having no issues, ever, about how much and what to eat. Now I am comfortable with my shirt on or off. In a suit with a jacket or a bathing suit. The heaviness and burden left me.
So if posting unflattering Before and After photos helps you make the decision, it's worth it. I know I can help you - whether you have 100lbs to lose or 30lbs or 5.
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What you can experience when working with a Health Coach:
- Understanding how to eat right for your body and mind
- Implementing doctor recommendations for diet & exercise
- Improving sleep quality, increasing energy levels and managing stress
- Optimizing digestion and sustaining weight loss
- Learning how to incorporate movement naturally into daily life
- Experiencing a more empowered, positive mindset
8 Coaching Sessions to Sustainable Weight Loss for people over 40 years old. A personalized plan utilizing health coaching, mindful movement and healthy habits that supports your goals & lasts a lifetime.
Food is medicine. It can harm us or heal us, so learning what your body's unique needs are empowers you to better nourish and care for it every day.
Mindful movement & functional fitness instruction for your needs, abilities and goals. Build your physical strength while gaining mobility, clarity & stress-relief.
Athletic, vinyasa-based yoga instruction infused with a touch of weight training to strengthen your body and your mental focus.