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Underlying Issues and the Importance of Discovery Calls

Updated: Jan 26

Anytime I begin working with a new client, I always begin with a discovery call. This one-on-one meeting allows me to understand a client’s goals and specific challenges.

The truth is that, more often than not, underlying issues are what’s affecting a client’s ability to reach their desired goals. Take, for example, the desire to lose weight. Weight loss is not just about eating right and working out. Of course, that helps; but weight loss is often affected by one’s digestive system and the ability to convert food into energy (metabolism).

Here’s an example: Say you have low energy and are inspired to eat some of your go-to foods (or sugary-filled snacks). That can cause you to over consume your daily calorie intake thus leading to weight gain.

What if low-energy, however, is resulting from a digestive system that is not working optimally? How can we get to the bottom of the real issue?

Let me tell you about my experience working with Client A [not their real name]. During our discovery meeting, I learned that A had been taking laxative powder daily to encourage normal bowel movements. There are many off-the-shelf products that can help in this regard, but over time they can reduce your large intestine's natural activity and create dependencies.

These dependencies can lead to:

  • Gas

  • Bloating

  • Cramping

  • Diarrhea

Which, if left untreated, can develop into more serious conditions that include:

  • Kidney damage and potential failure

  • Inflamed pancreas

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Impaired bowel function

  • Colon infections

  • Increased risk of colon cancer

While weight management was one of our goals, removing the laxative dependencies became our number one primary for the reasons stated above.

Together, we built a great gut-supportive diet and lifestyle protocol, and we slowly (but surely) reduced the time of laxative usage over the week until it wasn’t required.

Now, A’s bowel movements were regular and they also lost seven pounds! Throughout our time working together, A didn’t feel like they were “on a diet,” and made small changes that have improved their quality of living for the better.

If you are like A and are experiencing trouble with your weight or digestion, send me a message. I’d love to hop on a discovery call with you to see how I can help.

Schedule a Discovery Call with me today!

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