Q: How does the program work?
A: Koski's Food Fight is powered by ProCoach. The ProCoach software will deliver your plan in small, manageable pieces each day and allow you to track your progress on your own individualized dashboard. The data gathered by the software will reveal how your body reacts to what and when you eat as well as uncover habits that may be keeping you from your goals. Steve will oversee and adjust your program as needed and provide additional resources depending upon your personal situation.
Q: Why do I need an Introductory Session? Can't I just sign up and start?
A: You absolutely can. However, taking the time to review your history and a small snapshot of your current habits will help Steve understand where you're starting. Why not start at the strongest position possible? There is no extra charge. Believe it or not, you'll find that YOU are better prepared to start too.
Q: Do I have to take pictures?
A: No. Some people like to see visual evidence of progress and others find taking photos to be extremely uncomfortable. ProCoach gives you the option to track progress through measurements so if you feel uncomfortable sharing your photos, by all means use the measurement option.
Q: How long will the program take?
A: Creating sustainable new habits takes time. Some people start to see results in the first few weeks. Others need a little more time to uncover exactly what has been working against them and to make the necessary adjustments. The program is designed to take 12 months to fully complete. Your current status, goals, and level of effort will all impact your timeline. Our goal is that once you've completed the program, you leave with the tools to manage your nutrition for the rest of your life without paying for additional help. If you hit your target and are easily maintaining after a few months, GREAT.
Q: How can you expect for me to stay on a diet for that long?
A: We don't. That's the point. This isn't about going on a restrictive diet. You are learning to adjust your habits to meet your goals at a reasonable pace, not to live on rice cakes and air. The goal is to never need to "go on a diet" again.
Q: This isn't my first time on a nutrition plan. Why do I have to start at the beginning?
A: After the introductory data gathering, the lessons delivered through ProCoach provide instruction for newbies as well as more advanced athletes/eaters. On a daily basis you have to opportunity to select the option that fits with your current level. It isn't uncommon however that those who believe themselves to be more advanced have more than one aha moment using the Level 1 ask. This is because there are so many factors that make up our individual lives. Starting at the beginning gives you a better chance of catching all of those little habits you may not be aware are working against you.
Q: Are you going to write a meal plan for me?
A: No. Writing a meal plan creates a dependency rather than teaching you how to manage your own nutrition. They have their time and place but not in this program. The goal here is that once your program is complete, you will be able to maintain/progress on your own. If you're told exactly what to eat instead of learning why/how to interpret the feedback your body gives you, how will you move forward once you have to choose for yourself? Steve will assist you as needed to develop your own plan along the way.
Q: I don't cook. How will this work for me?
A: That's ok! Not everyone has the time or desire to cook at home. You learn how to make better choices about what you are eating and when. Even people who love to cook eat out some of the time. Habit-based training helps you learn to succeed within the realities of your everyday life.
Q: What if I don't have time to do a lesson every single day or I don't want to answer a question?
A: Do the best you can. The lessons all have an audio option so maybe you try listening on the way to work. If a question makes you uncomfortable or you don't want to share the answer, that's ok. The fact that you read/listened and gave it a second of thought still helps solidify your progress toward establishing your new habits.
Q: I need to stop the program early. Is that ok?
A: Ideally you will complete the program and be able to live the rest of your life managing your own nutrition. We all have unforeseen circumstances pop up from time to time so cancelation policies are provided to cover that eventuality. If you have a concern all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with adjustments as needed. When you're ready to come back, Steve will be waiting.