I want to lose weight.
If they’re athletic, or understand the difference between muscle and fat, perhaps that client might say:
I want to get leaner.
Whether male or female, newbie or veteran, the vast majority of coaching clients — indeed, the vast majority of people in the world in the 21st century — are chasing the dream of being skinner, smaller, and/or leaner.
Check out this article for more details on what’s natural, what’s desirable, what’s realistic and what’s optimal.