A barometer is a tool to simply mean: weight and meter, or by definition, something that indicates fluctuations.
At KK Wellness we focus on behavioral approaches, allowing our clients to remove the pressure of the dreaded scale and number/weight wins.
Too many women come to KK Wellness and they are completely controlled by the number and they are completely focused in an unhealthy way on their body weight.
We allow them to spend some time simply focusing on small increments of behavior that move them towards their long-term progress. With that being said, we remove the scale as a tool in our model and we allow them to spend some time simply focusing on small increments of behavior that move them towards their long-term progress.
With that being said, we remove the scale as a tool in our model and we asked them to use a piece of clothing as a barometer.
This adds excitement! It is a tangible way for them to see and feel the changes on their body, and lastly it becomes a reinforcement...... so much that they get excited with that weekly assessment.
There’s something extremely motivating about that piece of clothing that identifies changes in the body that we all know a scale will not reveal. It leaves us only frustrated.
Even after our online challenges, the coaches continue to request that the clients use that piece of clothing as their ongoing barometer. Once they’ve achieved fitting into that piece of clothing, we go further to ask them to identify the next one and get rid of their fat clothes.
Like any thorough program, we always take photos, measurements and sometimes body composition assessments in our model, but ditching the scale and focusing on behaviors has been the success.
Identify your barometer. Give it a try for a month if you are seeking fat loss. You will find just how motivating it can be. Take the scale and put it out if sight. You will thank us for your new barometer!
Featuring one of our international clients Sandra in Switzerland!
Kelly Killen, BCBA, LBA
Advanced Certified Nutrition
Certified Wellness Coach, Spencer InstituteTM
KK Wellness Consulting, LLC