Launch a Pre-Holiday Low Sugar Group Challenge
Every year starting in October, “candy season” starts even before Halloween – and doesn’t let up until early the following year with Valentine’s day.
And in between these holiday candy seasons, how many of your clients are already battling sugar addiction?
What’s worse, how many of them don’t even realize they have a sugar problem?
You might also suspect a sugar problem if they come to you complaining of frequent headaches, trouble losing weight, and fatigue and energy issues.
How Much Sugar Do People Eat?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that less than 10 percent of a person’s diet come from added sugars. That means about 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men.
It’s estimated that the average American consumes about 20 teaspoons — or 80 grams — of sugar per day. Added sugar hides in hundreds of packaged products like low-fat yogurt, fruit juices, energy drinks, cereal, granola bars — even dressings and pasta sauces.
It’s no wonder Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases are rapidly rising in the US.
Making your clients aware of how much sugar is in everything that they eat will help them get motivated to make a big change in their sugar habit.
Your Sugar Challenge is Ready to Launch Today
By launching a Low Sugar Group Challenge, you can help dozens of clients kick a habit that’s at the root cause of many of their unexplained symptoms. And if you launch your Low Sugar Group Challenge right before the holiday season, you can help clients avoid gaining those extra five pounds that many people pack on during “sugar season.”
Use the done-for-you Low Sugar challenge in the MBODY360 plans library to give your clients everything that they need to successfully lower their sugar intake.
They come complete with meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes that make one or two servings — so your client will get healthy portions that help them reach their goals.
The Low Sugar Challenge can be a 14- or 28- day program. They are suitable for clients who are pre-diabetic, have Type II diabetes, or inflammatory issues. There is also a vegetarian option that allows clients to substitute eggs for flax eggs. All recipes in any of the options are gluten-free and dairy-free.
You don’t have to spend hours creating your own program — just a few clicks and it’s ready to go.
Because the plans have been created by our own nutritionist, you know that you’ll have a plan that is healthy and balanced. And as a Health Coach using MBODY360, you can easily see if they’re struggling if they track using their MBODY360 app.
Setting Up Your Group in MBODY360
In your practitioner portal, you can click on the groups section and create a new group for your Low Sugar Challenge. Name your group, add a description, choose the plan and practitioner (you or your practitioner partner if you have one), and your group’s start date.
Then click on the name of the group and add individual members from your client list to the group program.
Once you have all of your clients added into the group, you can start sending group text messages to everyone. Unlike a Facebook group, these private messages are HIPAA compliant and will be sent securely to each of your clients.
Enrolling Clients in Your Challenge
You can send a few emails to your mailing list educating your prospective clients about the problems with sugar. Or if you have a Facebook group or page you can also post videos or ads about kicking sugar, offering your challenge at the end.
Get your clients excited about boosting their energy, improving their sleep, and potentially losing a few pounds through your Low Sugar challenge.
Keeping Clients Motivated for Success
You can customize the automated messages in the Low Sugar Challenge with your own voice and style. When you rewrite them to sound more like you, your clients will feel like you are watching over them and cheering them on as they go through the challenge.
Once the challenge ends, ask each of your clients what changed for them.
If you hear that some lost 10 pounds or aches and pains disappeared, ask them to write a recommendation or testimonial, and permission to use their story in your marketing.
And if they were thrilled with their results, ask them if they have a friend or family member they can refer to you who could benefit from going through your next Low Sugar Challenge.
Sustain the Momentum with an Ascension Plan
Your Low Sugar challenge is just the beginning of building a thriving practice. Once your clients complete it, what is their next step?
Maybe they’re ready for your next seasonal offering —- for example, a New Year, New You jumpstart group program. Or maybe they’re ready to enroll them into one of your one-on-one coaching packages.
As you become known for offering challenges that really work, you can expand your reach and help more clients get healthier. And when you see the challenge as their first step, you can naturally build out a path that helps clients reach their biggest health goals over time with your guidance.