What Is The Point Of No Return Program?
Think About It As The Opposite Of A Diet Pill. Here Is What We Mean:
By Jackie Wicks, PEERtrainer Co-Founder
It seems like we are a nation of professional dieters. Most people find that comment kind of funny- but it is true if you think about it.
We all know how to lose weight, yet we continually gain it back. We are experts at crash dieting to fit into a suit or dress for a wedding (pictures!!) Yet we cannot get to a place where we feel in permanent control.
Why is this the case?
PEERtrainer has built a program that is designed to both answer this question as well as solve this problem.
There are excellent ideas out there, in bits and pieces, all over the place. The problem is that there is so much conflicting information, as well as companies insisting that their way is the only approach.
- How many times have you gone “on a diet” and found some success in the first weeks. Then you fell off and feeling frustrated and angry at yourself for “failing?”
- How many times have you found an idea or approach that seems to really “work for you” but were gradually talked out of it by friends, family or co-workers in some way?
Our simple, yet radical idea, has been to put the great ideas all together in one program, and then surround you with community support and interaction so you don’t feel like you are isolated and alone.
After about 4 weeks on our program you are likely to have gained a good deal of momentum. This is why we only charge $1 for the first month. Odds are you will want to stick with it.
- You will stick with it because we approach things in a steady, step by step manner that helps you incorporate these “building blocks” over time.
- In a way that respects the fact that you have limited time and energy.
- Immerses you in a concept called “Diet Fusion” that breaks down the silos of advice and helps you identify the combination of approaches that will work for you.
- In a way that understands that we are all really different, and that one size fits all approaches generally do not work. If they did, you would not still be reading this!
We are seeing this resonate for people primarily because we approach the different challenges involved in losing weight as simply problems to solve. We see over and over that when people view problems from this perspective, they become less overwhelmed almost immediately.
The reality, however, is that most people do not have the time and energy to put all the pieces together themselves. We also observe that most desperately want new information, new ideas and new approaches. You understand that you need to do new things to get a new result.
Think of this as “The Opposite Of A Diet Pill”
- We all secretly want that “magic pill” or “magic bullet.” We are naturally drawn to easy fixes.
- Many of us, often at the advice of doctors we trust, take actual pills or other stop-gap solutions.
- We are keenly aware that “magic pill” approaches often create short term gain, but longer term simply manufacture frustration and anger, that builds and embeds itself. Over time this destroys our sense that we can do anything differently
Yet we all possess the ability and desire to do things the right way.
And we all know that there are fundamentals and formulas at the root of any success in life.
Losing weight on a permanent basis is no different. There IS a formula and we teach it to you.
“I’m a happy person…”
“I’ve stopped and started an exercise program and I’ve stopped and started different eating programs for the past 15 years… but it wasn’t until the Point of No Return program that it really all kind of stuck for me…
“I’ve lost 27 pounds. I feel fantastic. My energy level is 110% different. My mood is completely different. I’m a happy person… I feel good about myself and I’m self-confident.”
Hear all of Stacy Smith-Foley’s story (click the play-button):
Here is some of what you will learn over a 12 week period:
- How to identify the specific foods that personally give you energy- not just the foods that people say are “good for you.”
- How to stop night eating, emotional eating and mindless eating in its tracks
- How to master portion control
- How to say no to a friend
- How to create and sustain motivation - even if you’re starting from scratch
- How to keep others from sabotaging your food choices. You won’t confuse “being polite” with making bad food choices any more.
- How to set a weight loss goal that you not only want, but that you also completely EXPECT to happen. This is a key factor in success that most people skip over.
- How to identify exactly where your self-sabotage triggers are so you get out of your own way.
- How to eat out at restaurants without compromising your plan.
- How to create a shopping list you can take to the grocery store so you’re buying the foods you need for optimal energy and better results.
- How to develop the patience and persistence necessary to get to your end goal.
- How to develop an exercise program that you love. No more looking at exercise as a chore or a bore.
- If you already work out, how to take your fitness to the next level.
- How to get out of your own way by letting your negative thinking and beliefs sabotage your efforts.
- How to be more optimistic about life and feel better about yourself.
- How to get into your best state so you have a tool that helps you make the right food choices- again and again.
- How to really orient your mind for the long haul so that this time truly is different.
We seek to literally take you to what we call the “Point Of No Return” – the point where you have developed the skills and confidence to feel like you can meet your goals or get back on track without any feeling of frustration.
Our Pricing Model Is Different As Well
There is a strong therapeutic element to this program, and the quality and depth of this program is such that it would be cost prohibitive for most people to get it in person and on their own. Because we deliver the program over the internet we are able to deliver the three months for $97.
But we don’t allow you to pay the full amount until after you have completed the program. Our model is that we charge a nominal fee for the first full month–$1. We then split the remainder into three monthly payments. The last payment is not billed until after the program ends.
Right now close to 80% of people who start the first month decide to continue. This is the ultimate testimonial for the program. This page that you are reading describes the program. But this pricing approach allows the quality of the program to speak for itself.
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How The Program Works:
Each week over the next 12 weeks, you’ll receive audio downloads, strategy guides, expert tips and practical advice that you can start to use immediately. You’ll have audio downloadable files (mp3’s) delivered every week that you can quickly and easily download to listen to on your computer, your ipod, in the car on your way to work, or while you’re going for a walk during the day.
We teach you how to take all of the great diet and fitness tools available and customize them in a way that will work for you.
Your weight loss and fitness goals are only limited by your own thinking and your dedication to the program.
Here is a sample of some of the resources and tools you receive as soon as you join the program:
- Each session comes with a “study guide” with special tips and motivational strategies to help you reinforce and learn the tools.
- You will receive motivational videos, tips every few days to help you stay focused and on track between sessions. These extra “check-ins” with you several times during the week offers extra support that becomes your accountability.
- You will be placed in a special PEERtrainer team exclusively for members of this training program so you have additional social support from people who are learning the same concepts we teach. You will have a life long membership to this team.
Another Client Testimonial:
Who is PEERtrainer?
PEERtrainer has helped thousands of people lose 10, 20, 50 even up to a 100 pounds through expert advice, peer support and a unique accountability platform. PEERtrainer has been featured on Good Morning America, the cover of PEOPLE magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Fitness magazine and hundreds of other publications for helping people be succeed in losing weight, getting fit and overall health as shown here:
PEERtrainer has garnered web 2.0 industry awards in both 2007 and 2008 and has been recognized alongside WebMD and Yahoo Health by Forrester Research. You can read more about PEERtrainer successes here.
Why PEERtrainer works
Dr. Benjamin Safirstein, noted pulmonologist and co-founder of Oxford Health Plans, stated the following:
“PEERtrainer has been successful in reducing obesity because it has utilized classic techniques in behavior modification.
The work they are doing can extend people’s lives.”
The PEERtrainer Point Of No Return Program helps people who are hopeless and alone with their frustration.
The program helps you get control and gives a deep sense of certainty that you can and will be successful.
Here’s How To Sign Up:
Here’s What You’ll Master Over The Next 12 Weeks:
The 12 Week Course Agenda
Week 1 -The Mindset Of Permanent Weight Loss
Week 1 is an introduction and a personal evaluation to discover where you really are in your hope and belief that true weight loss is really possible.
Week 2 -Setting Goals You Can’t Fail At
This week you will learn the single greatest secret to lasting weight loss that you’ve never heard before. You will understand why endlessly focusing on your desire to lose weight is actually holding you back, and why your expectations are everything. Most people endlessly focus on how much weight they want to lose, but neglect to address that they don’t actually expect that goal to happen.
When there is a difference between your desire and your expectation, you wind up frustrated over and over again. We’ll teach you how to resolve that difference and create a goal you absolutely cannot fail at.
Week 3 -The Building Blocks Of Lasting Success
Week 3 picks up where week 2 leaves off by showing you a process that will tell you exactly what you need to focus on in order to lose the weight you desire. This will show you the most effective way to use your time, energy and focus to get maximum results. You’ll stop wasting your time on ineffective strategies and approaches and instead focus on the essential that will create results.
Week 4 – Introduction To Diet Fusion
First we will begin by discussing what we call “The Point of No Return”. This is a place we are gradually going to take you where theres no more frustrating, painful struggle with your weight. When you cross “The Point of No Return”, you can gain a few pounds, but you will know exactly what you need to do go get back on track. More importantly, you know that you can and will.
Week 5 -The Eating Strategy For Permanent Weight Loss- The Diet Fusion Kitchen and Eating On The Go
We’ll show you exactly what to buy at the grocery store, and how to eat safely and smartly when you’re out and about. We’ll give you suggestions on how to throw together quick, healthy meals and snacks that will keep you focused and on track.
Week 6-Overcoming Emotional Eating, Night Eating and Stress Eating
In this session, we’ll teach you how to begin overcoming what is the achilles heel for many, many people. You will learn practical tips for “rewiring” your relationship to food that causes you to overeat. You’ll get practical tips for overcoming emotional eating, whether it’s preventing binges or just mindless snacking in front of the TV at night.
If you’re not an emotional eater, you’ll still get very useful feedback and ideas on how to manage your emotions more effectively.
Week 7 -How To Make Exercise A Part Of Your Life That You Love
Whether you’re starting from scratch or have been working out for years, we’ll show you how to create an exercise program in your life that you love.
If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll learn our “No Fail Workout Strategy”. This will show you how to get a healthy exercise program in place- no matter where you’re starting from. It will also show you how to really find the motivation to get started instead of waiting around endlessly for inspiration to hit.
If you’re already exercising we will offer you some practical tips on how to take what you’re currently doing to the next level. You also will receive a bonus report in week 7 with 15 tips for incorporating exercise into your life and enjoying it.
Week 8 -Comprehensive Mindset Check In- Keeping You On Track
First off this week, we do a comprehensive mindset check in. In our experience, a lot of people start to lose their focus about 8 weeks into a new diet program, so we make sure you’re still thinking in the right way to get the results you’re after.
Then we have an interview with Yoga expert Jill Miller. Jill teaches internationally, is the creator of several Yoga DVD’s and instructional program, and her unique approach to Yoga, Yoga Tune-Up is taught at Equinox Health Clubs across the United States.
She is a true expert on Yoga, and she will share lots of great, practical information on how Yoga can help with weight loss, fitness and overall mental wellness. We were really fortunate to get Jill in this program, and she has a lot of great information to share. You’ll also get Jill’s illustrated guide of the two exercise series she recommends to everybody for overall health and wellness and enjoying it.
Week 9 -Relationships and Food- How To Prevent Others From Sabotaging Your Success
This week we tackle the subject that presents the greatest challenge for many people: how to keep their relationships (whether it’s your husband, friends or parents) from sabotaging their healthy eating program.
This is a very empowering session will teach you how to comfortably and easily feel 100% in charge of your food choices. No more subtle sabotage from those around you.
Week 10 -The Decisions That Will Bring You To The Point Of No Return
This session will show you how your thinking and self-talk impact your weight loss progress. This session will give you the practical tools you need to make sure your thinking continues to move you in the direction of permanent weight loss.
This session will also lead you to the most powerful and fundamental decision you can make that will bring you to “The Point of No Return” and the results you really want.
Week 11 -Practical Tools To Create More Happiness In Your Life- Setting Goals Beyond Weight Loss
This session will ask you to look at your increasing weight loss results as just the beginning of your journey rather than the end of it. We will help you look at what will truly bring you the happiness you desire in life (or create more of what you’ve already got!), as well as some very practical tools for taking the next step in that direction.
Week 12 -Removing The Final Barriers To 100% Confidence
In the final session, we will teach you how to remove any remaining barriers to getting where you want to be. By now you have all the tools you need to truly experience permanent weight loss. Your confidence has increased tremendously, and if you’re not 100% there already, you know exactly what to do to get to and live at your ideal weight.
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Participant Comments and Observations
“I really want to thank you and share my excitement. I started the 12 week program with you guys three weeks ago. I bought a scale (as I’d thrown mine out years ago, because I felt it caused more problems, vs. helped me). But I decided to get one and weigh in every Fri., because I am doing everything you guys suggest. I have lost 7# in the past two weeks!!!!!
I am in shock and very encouraged and VERY grateful to you both for your
program, this amazing web site, and all the articles, access to unlimited support, and so much hopefulness!
Thank you SO much!”
“I thought this intensive would be all about”just lose the weight, what’s the problem?” But it’s so much more involved than that for me. Changing how I eat, one tweak at a time, realizing I am sleep-deprived too often and have to change that in order to cut hunger (from trying to get energy from food when I’m tired) and to stop drinking coffee, as well as to try to curb migraines. Exercising so much when I am sleep-deprived was not working for me. I am already feeling better, though. I realized that my real weak spot in the food department is dinner time. I even think the after-dinner time is okay, now. Dinner was always a huge thing when I was a kid, and it’s embedded deeply that eating a lot or eating heavy things at dinner is important to feeling good. That’s not true, so my job is to convince myself it’s not true.
So thanks, Jackie and Joshua. This is turning into a wholistic experience
for me. Great info, great coaching!”
“With only 10 pounds to lose, I wasn’t sure the program was for me. I didn’t think I could get much out of it, but I gave it a shot anyway. Thank goodness!! I’ve learned new tips and strategies that are helping me stay motivated, stay on track, and get where I want to be. And I love that the calls are weekly – - often enough to keep things in the forefront of my mind, but not so often that I’m overwhelmed with information or feel like it’s a chore to keep up. These simple yet effective tools I’ve been given will stay with me the rest of my life.”
-T.T. Recent Participant and Long Time PEERtrainer Member
How To Start The Program:
The Point Of No Return Program is hosted by PEERtrainer co-founder Jackie Wicks and Personal Development Coach Joshua Wayne, MA.
The Point of No Return Coaching Program is the consolidation of everything the PEERtrainer team has seen deliver real results from their years of experience working with thousands of people.
Joshua Wayne, MA is a Personal Development Coach and trained psychotherapist with an emphasis on weight loss motivation and mind/body wellness.
In his private practice Joshua has helped his clients achieve their weight loss goals, shape their life direction and resolve a wide range of family problems from relationship difficulties to out of control teenagers.
Joshua has a Masters Degree in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has also been intensely interested in and studying personal development, fitness and spirituality for close to 20 years.
Jacqueline Wicks, co-founder of PEERtrainer, began her journey after struggling with her weight of 185 pounds at the height of her pregnancy. Since then, she lost over 60 pounds to a little less than her pre-pregnancy weight with the tools and skills from PEERtrainer. She’s a wife, mother of a 5 year old and 2 year old and has very little time to prepare healthy meals. Her practical approach she coined as “diet fusion” has helped thousands of people lose weight and regain their health.
PEERtrainer’s success stories have been featured on Good Morning America and PEOPLE magazine, and PEERtrainer has been credited in helping members lose 50, 60 even up to a 100 pounds. Both Jackie and Joshua have now merged their experiences and approaches to create the PEERtrainer coaching and training intensive- a fast-track program to help people become a success in their own weight loss story.
“I have enjoyed this coaching program and appreciate all the good information in it… I have learned it is necessary to continually motivate myself throughout my fitness plan. I know I have passed the point of no return and I am enjoying exercising and working through challenging situations without resorting to mindless eating, overeating, or compulsive eating. If I do make a mistake, I can get right back on track.
The program has made a tremendous difference in my plan for success!”
-G.C., Chesapeake, VA
“I really loved week 2. It gave me a lot of hope. I think on a scale from 1 to 10 last week, I was a 1. This week I feel much more hopeful after the coaching session.
The fact that Joshua acknowledged the fact that the goal may be too large, made me realize that my goal was too large at this point. So I’ve brought my goals down to a manageable amount and now I feel more optimistic. Which means that he was successful in changing a person from being completely hopeless to being really hopeful.
It feels like you both care about the people listening to you and you both have an amazingly comfortable style. Really great talk! You were both amazing.”
J.D., Washington, DC
“Thank you both for coming up with this idea. Having a program in place makes all the difference in the world – for the same reasons PEERtrainer is an important component to the weight loss journey – it holds you accountable, it reminds you on a regular basis that you have committed yourself to a goal, and it’s just one more piece of evidence you can use in favour of your pro-active self and say, “Look! I’m DOING something about this (not just wishing that I was).”
-A.H. Recent Participant
“I really love that I can listen to the calls when it’s convenient for me. I can also listen as many times as I want for reinforcement. It makes a huge difference.”
-C.K., Daytona Beach, FL
“I am really enjoying the coaching you’re providing. It is a nicely sequenced breakdown of how to think about breaking destructive habits, etc that I haven’t had in such incremental and understandable bits before.”
“The coaching calls enhance my motivation as well. I appreciate every bit of information you and Joshua provide, it all works together to help me motivate myself. In the past, I would just give up because I did not know the proper way to lose weight and keep it off. Now, I know I will be successful, because I am learning these skills and they will last a lifetime. It is amazing to me that I just could not figure it out all those years, but I am glad that I am learning it now. My goal is to turn 60 and be at my most fit, healthiest, and happiest that I have ever been regardless of what the scale or mirror might show. But with that goal in mind, I am sure that the scale and mirror will show great results!”