The problem with dieting

Stephen Holt, Timonium personal trainer

Millions of readers of national fitness magazines including Shape, Women's Health, Fitness. Woman's Day, Family Circle, Runner's World, (and many others) have made their exercise programs both more effective AND more efficient with fitness and nutrition advice from "America's Baby Boomer Expert," Stephen Holt.

Most diets work.

They work for a while.

They work while you have enough “willpower” to adhere. But you know something about willpower?

It’s finite. We can’t rely on it forever.

If you want a lean, healthy body for the long term, whatever you’re doing today needs to be something you can imagine yourself doing a year from now and beyond.

If you’ve ever had the following thoughts, you’re not alone:

  • “I’ll be happy when I weigh ___.”
  • “I’ll be happy when I can fit into a size __.
  • “When I finally achieve ___, I will go back to eating ‘normally’.”

These statements are what I refer to as the DIET MINDSET. It’s short-term focused and unsustainable.

Too often in weight loss, we have a restrictive mindset. We say “I can’t have that!”

But what if we changed our mindset to one of abundance?

What if you thought: “I get to eat all of these beautiful, colorful foods that will nourish my body.” Or, “I CHOOSE not to eat cookies.” How EMPOWERING is that!?

So, what’s your choice? A short term mindset of restriction, or a long-term mindset of abundance?


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