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7 Mantras of Highly Successful Weight Loss Clients

Sometimes all you need is a little nugget to stay on your current plan - or even to gather that pivotal bit of motivation to get started.

Inspirational messages can be extremely powerful in your journey, particularly when you allow yourself to home in on a personally relevant few and work them into your daily consciousness. Just as we change the various aspects of our lifestyle through repetition, so we shift our mindset the same way.

Enter the power of the mantra - a phrase that, when regularly repeated, becomes a geuinely held belief.

Below are 7 mantras shared by members behind the Life Time Weight Loss success stories. All are short enough to memorize and potent enough to recast our self-beliefs toward personal success. Which one grabs your attention?

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Top 7 Cravings - and Healthy Foods That Satisfy Them

We can start our day with the best intentions, but somewhere along the way cravings call our name. Before we know it, we’re 3 cups of coffee in, and half the bag of chocolates is gone…. 

The good news—there IS hope, and it starts with learning a bit more about why you might be having specific cravings. 

In addition to identifying your triggers for cravings, finding better foods to satisfy them will help retrain your brain (and your tastebuds!) over time. As a result, you’ll more easily stick with your plan and be able to dodge temptation altogether. 

Read on to learn the top cravings my clients share and the healthier foods they use to satisfy them.


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6 Ways to Use Your Excuses 

No lie: as I sit down to write this article, the tag on my green tea bag reads, “You can go amazing places when you quit stepping on the brakes.”

How fitting... Making excuses without learning from them is a whole lot like stepping on the brakes.

Let's be honest. Excuses are like armpits. Everybody’s got them, and they generally stink. I’ve heard them, seen them, and even made them. Yet, nothing stops success quicker than a case of the excuses.

The sooner you acknowledge the natural human proclivity toward justification and stop your excuses from stalling your success, the sooner you can turn your attention to celebrating your accomplishments.


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7 Laws of Fat Loss

What does it take to succeed at fat loss?

So often, people begin a weight loss journey on a whim, simply grativating to the activities and choices that worked for them years ago or that others seem to be using. 

In healthy transformation, however, our objective is to shift our body composition toward lean mass. This requires much more than trying the latest fad, taking a heavily marketed pill, or even eating less and exercising more. We do well in this case to actually understand the principles of fat loss physiology.

Read on to learn the essential laws that govern your body's ability to shed fat.

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20 Days, 20 Ways to Remake Your Diet! 

There's no doubt—thinking about or attempting to change your diet can feel overwhelming. That said, my clients tell me later it wasn't as hard as they initially thought!

The key is to keep it simple. Small steps will get you where you need to go. Be consistent, and your new plan will fall into place.

It all comes down to easy tricks and swaps that can make your process feel doable and a little less painless.

Just make a commitment to try one of these simple strategies each day. By the end of 20 days, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve been able to change! 


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Why Meal Plans Don’t Work


5 Reasons You Should Do a Weight Loss Competition

Humans are competitive by nature. We enjoy a challenge, and we love to win.

In our “want/need to lose weight" society, it’s no surprise that weight loss competitions have become so popular over the past several years. From a local pool with your coworkers all the way to a popular, dramatized T.V. show, these contests encourage keeping your eye on the prize.  

Unfortunately, many people dismiss the prospect of joining a competition because they feel they have no chance of actually winning.

In a weight loss competition, however, winning the challenge shouldn't be your only possible—and positive—outcome. Imagine what participating could do for your journey, and check out these five favorite reasons offered by our past 90-Day Challenge participants.

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