The newest episode of Becoming the Ultimate Coach, the Jock (Scott Schutte) and the Doc (Dr. Janine Stichter) are covering M.E.D. and the power of 3.
M.E.D. stands for minimal effective dose. In other words, what is the least amount of change you can introduce to your clients' lives and still get the desired results.
It is a common trend in the fitness space to be all-in. This approach is attractive because it can come with quick results. The problem is it that more often than not, those results do not last.
Instead, find your client's M.E.D. and the easiest way to do that is through the power of 3. Have you ever wondered why area codes, phone numbers, and SSN is broken into 3 or 4 digits at a time?
The human brain is wired to best remember three things at a time so instead of throwing all new foods plus a new workout plan and on and on, give your clients 3 simple strategies to work on between sessions.
At HBI, we use deficiency, caloric offender, and activity to categorize these three strategies. Either nutritionally or otherwise, what is your client deficient in? Find a way to add that minimal disruption to their normal routine.
What snacks or go-to foods does your client eat that keep putting them in a caloric surplus? Find a healthier replacement to try and minimize that surplus.
The 3rd strategy is pretty simple. Get your client to find something active that they enjoy and get them to do it each day or a few times a week.
Let us know if you have any questions about M.E.D. and the power of 3 and let us know what you would like us to cover in the future.