Monday, July 8, 2013

80,000 successful weight loss clients in 6 months

Yes, it's true... true that that is the sort of headline most people would use to stretch the truth just a little bit and big note themselves to look like some kind of industry leader or something. What's actually happened though is that my Lose Weight No Bullshit website has just turned 6 months old and has just clicked over 81,000 views.

Actually it's a little older than that in terms of having started building it late last year... but whatever. We're six months into 2013 so this is the 6 monthly review. Or really it's the review of the 6 monthly review that I already posted on the actual site.

Uhhh, let's run through it in point form:

  • Over 81,000 total views.
  • I don't know how many individual people that means, but it's still a lot.
  • I don't know how many that means have actually read and followed the free weight loss education and exercise program, but it'd be a lot.
  • I don't even know, because I've lost track of the amount of people who've written in to tell me they have started the free program, that they love it and are making great progress and seeing great results.
  • DHPT Coaching Via Email (aka paying) clients getting STRONG and looking AMAZING. Plus their photos getting stolen by marketers on their stupid "fitness motivation" type pages on facebook, tumblr etc.
Pretty damn good, eh?

So mostly I get nice messages from people telling me "Dave I'm doing your free program and I love it" but there's also some bewildering messages from people who I guess heard that I'm an answer trainer and want my advice. It's bewildering because there's a whole free system on there, the people who follow it love it and love the results they're getting... but there's the one or two who think that stuff doesn't apply to them and maybe I can come up with something new just for them for free or something. I dunno.

So anyway I'm trying to discourage such behaviour so without further ado here's my FAAQ. That's Frequently Asked Annoying Questions, if you couldn't guess.

Q: I'm [this weight] and [this age] and I want to lose [this amount of weight], but [this circumstance]. What should I do?
A: Start with my free program.

Q: I do [some other activity or program] and I think I eat pretty healthy. I lost [this amount of weight] but I don't seem to be losing any more. Why not though? What am I doing wrong?
A: How should I know? Have you read my free program?

Q: Why aren't I seeing the same results as your clients in those photos? I eat clean and I run or whatever.
A: They're doing my program, you're not. If you want those results you need to do my program.

Q: OK I read your program. But why aren't I seeing results with what I'm doing?
A: You don't get results from just reading my program and then continuing to eat and exercise the same way you always have. You need to ACTUALLY DO what it says in my program.

Q: I did the maths according to what it says in your program and I believe I should be eating [this amount of calories]. I usually eat about [this other amount of calories]. Why aren't I losing any weight?
(I swear to god, I've been asked this a few times now)
A: Eat the correct amount.
 
Q: I read your program and it says I should do [this], but why wouldn't I do [this other thing] instead?
A: You tell me, why WOULD you do that other thing instead?

I think that's about all. I need to stop I'm getting annoyed again just remembering these.