Focus Challenge Frequent Questions

Steph Wagner

January 28, 2022

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Focus Challenge Frequently Asked Challenge Questions

Prefer to hear about it in video form? Click here for a list of short videos answering common questions! 

What do I need to do to sign up? 

The Focus Challenge is for members to Bariatric Food Coach. It is not an additional charge but is not available outside of membership. Become a member and the welcome email will include the link to then ‘checkout’ for the challenge at $0.

Do I need to be on Facebook? 
📲 No, Facebook is not a requirement!

🖥 We do have a closed Facebook group for members but all challenge communication arrives via email and materials are posted on the website.

You can choose to engage with other members in a small group inside the GroupMe app. Groups have a leader and are categorized by surgery and time since surgery.

All live calls take place in Zoom and not on Facebook. Calls will be recorded and available on the website after the call.

How do the Live Calls work? 

The Live Calls take place on Zoom. 10 minutes prior to the call members can chat but once we start everyone will be muted and use the chat box to engage. Your video is on unless you want to turn the camera off. No one will be visible in the replay video.

The replay of the live call will be made available next day.

What is the challenge exactly? Who is it for?

To keep it simple – the challenge is picking ONE healthy habit related goal for yourself to get focused on.  

You will download and print a goal tracker form, pick ① food goal and ① exercise goal. (New this challenge you can choose to buy the printed Workbook on Amazon!)

The replay of the Goal Setting Workshop is now available on the challenge page (visible for logged in members).

The challenge is for bariatric surgery patients. The majority of members are post-op patients but pre-op patients have a GroupMe group and are invited to join us!

What does the ‘theme’ of the challenge mean?
Every challenge has a theme to help us consider bigger picture things outside of the healthy habit goal you’re focusing on.

The theme for the Winter Challenge is Emotional Eating.

We will cover boredom, stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression and more!

Should I do a ‘reset’ before the challenge? 

🍴Some members choose to do a reset style of diet before the challenge or in the first week of the challenge. This is up to you if it helps you refocus. There are different styles of ‘reset’ diets and this blog shares more. It is not necessary and used more as a mental reset (it does nothing to your physical pouch!)

The challenge itself is to pick ONE goal so if you do a reset diet to get focused, you still have one overarching goal beyond a “reset”

Live Calls and Other Resources

Calls are scheduled for February 6th, 15th and 20th. (The first and last on a Sunday, the second call on a Tuesday due to Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day)

There will be a ‘challenge page’ on the website which is the hub for all things challenge. Recorded calls and other FAQ videos will be on this page. Meal plans will be on the meal plans page.

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