Not with FULLY IN BALANCE!
WHY I DON’T POST BEFORE AND AFTER SUCCESS PICTURES
I am often asked why I don’t post before and after success pictures on social media; after all, this is what people want to see, isn’t it?
The before and after don’t matter to me, and although it might matter to my client when she originally comes to me, once they finish working with me, it won’t matter anymore in the long term. Weight comes and goes, and muscle weight might increase when one starts exercising more, so in the long term the client will feel better, but my strongly held conviction is that the number on the scale is not important; it doesn’t define anyone’s wellbeing.
95% of my clients approach me because they want to lose weight. While my approach does help them lose weight, it is mainly based on guiding people to a healthier Jewish lifestyle and wellbeing.
The best part is that their family will feel it too!
As I guide and coach my clients to become their best self, including losing weight … and YES indeed they, and I, have seen amazing results.
HOWEVER when it comes to before and after pictures …
1. Firstly, I don’t like to use my client’s personal images to promote myself. I feel my client’s struggles and successes are PRIVATE, and although their success with their goals is my biggest satisfaction, it is very important to me to keep my client’s confidentiality. My best promotions are the referrals from word of mouth, not images from before and after…
2. I encourage my clients to accept their body and image as it is, because there is no such a thing as better image before or after… There is no competition; everyone should reach their goal at their own rhythm with their own progress. By sleeping better, having more energy, attaining better skin and feeling lighter… they accomplish a lot! This is worth so much more than just pictures!
3. I don’t like to expose potential clients to before and after body pictures because it is not important… the most important thing is to feel better and secure with yourself that the changes you have done are the right ones for your health.
4-Although these pictures might say a lot to some people, really it is only circumstantial evidence as we all live in a busy world with different situations and stages in life. Seeing someone has lost weight without knowing the full picture does NOT always mean they are healthier! (Think of those people who have lost weight due to an illness ravaging their body. Are they healthier or better off for it, just because they have gone down two dress sizes?!)
What makes a difference, and is far more important, is not the before and after, but more likely what you can learn about your body and the signals it sends you. Learning to maintain a healthy long-term lifestyle by adapting it and knowing when to enjoy a situation GUILT FREE and getting back on track with full motivation afterwards, are what is really important, and what will ultimately make you feel so much healthier – and happier!
No before and after pressure … but just AFTER healthy wellbeing to be FULLY IN BALANCE!
Dalia is a Certified Nutrition Health Coach, helping Jewish women lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle with sustainable results taking into consideration the Jewish beautiful traditions and our busy lives. She offers an amazing program Balanced Redefined that empower her clients on how to reach their goals with Dalia’s proven system and her continuous support.