#1 Where to begin?
If you are like most people, change, any kind of change, especially one involving what you eat or attempts at an exercise routine, feels HARD and overwhelming! Like, a million steps to see any kind of progress.
While this may seem daunting, you CAN do it! Mindset is a huge part of any kind of change. The hardest part is the first step. Once you take that first step, like the song from The Abominable Snowman: “Put one foot in front of the other, and, soon you’ll be walking out the door!” Put One Foot in Front of the Other – Bing video
That being said, we will work together to break big goals into smaller more achievable ones. Sometimes just paying attention by being mindful, is the most important thing you can do to be successful. I will offer tips and tricks that you can use for a lifetime to be successful on your journey to transformation.
That first step starts with YOU. Book your free consult now: https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#2 What is your WHY?
This is essential. Ask yourself, what is motivating me towards this nutrition/health/exercise goal? To look better? To FEEL better? To be able to play in the backyard with my grandchildren? To carry 2 bags of groceries up a flight of stairs?
Write down YOUR top 3 WHY’s. Post this somewhere you will see it EVERY day. Mindset is the #1 thing that holds us back. I will help you narrow down your goals. We will work together on MINDSET. Your life is NOW.
This starts with YOU. Book your free consult now: https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#3 Why is this so HARD?
The reality is, change IS hard. It’s deciding to purposely do something different. That means changing mindset and making a concerted effort to make changes, small, perhaps big, to reach a different outcome.
I like the analogy, if you are steering a boat, and, you change course by 1 degree, you will end up in a completely different place than you intended. Or, making 1 small change per day, or, even 1 per week, is 52 changes in a year!
Doing the same thing, expecting different results, will NOT get you where you need to go.
I will help you take that first step. Book your free consult now: https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#4 What is Intuitive Eating and is it for ME?
You may have heard of intuitive eating, and, overall, I support this, however, it does not come naturally or easily for everyone. It is a style or approach to eating that includes focus on health, no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods and tries to focus on how you feel vs. just the number on the scale. It’s ultimately about trying to eat when you are hungry and stop eating when full. The reality is, many people come to me because they just want someone to ‘tell them what to do’ and, that is OK! Ultimately, like the expression, “If I give you a fish, you eat for a day, if I teach you to fish, you eat for a lifetime”, my goal is to teach you to be self-sufficient, but most need someone to tell them the steps to take to reach this goal. I’m here to do both: tell you what to do and, teach you how to fish.
Why wait? Book your free consult now: https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#5 Get off the diet treadmill!
Do you feel you are a yo yo dieter? Weight goes up and then you decide to ‘buckle down’, ‘get serious’ etc. and this involves feelings of hunger, deprivation, struggle until eventually you see some progress, only to then feel like you binged and the weight comes right back on, and, then sometimes more? We will teach you the tools to help ‘normalize’ your eating and get off that treadmill!
Stop waiting and start living! Book your free consult: https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#6 Find your WAIE!
You might be asking “What on earth does that mean?” As a play on words, to ‘Find your way’ or “Find your weigh”, I prefer the acronyn “Find your waie”. This stands for “Why Am I Eating”. So many of us, myself included, eat for reasons other than hunger. We eat because it’s there. We eat because we are bored. We eat out of habit. We eat for emotional reasons. You get the point. I will help you identify these triggers and find replacement behaviors.
Let me help YOU find YOUR WAIE! https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#7 Looking for love in all the wrong places?
I just heard a great podcast with Dr. Mark Hyman and Marc David: How To Break Patterns Of Emotional Eating – Dr. Mark Hyman (drhyman.com). I agree with so much here! Do you struggle with emotional eating or ‘sabotaging’? I DID too. I can help you. You do not have to go it alone! Call me. You are not alone. 617-308-8254. https://thetlifecom.dayschedule.com/free-consult-15-minutes
#8 Where you are is where you are supposed to be.
What I mean is, you are HERE, taking the first step, embracing the challenge before you. Understand your power to manifest YOUR destiny. By taking the first step, you begin the journey towards reaching your goals. I personally find when I have an accountability partner, I am more likely to reach my goals. I have hired various coaches over the years for different things because I get better RESULTS. Having someone to ‘check in’ with consistently means I hold up my end of the bargain, and, with the guidance of my coach, small tweaks help me change course. Moving a ship’s course just 1% means it will end up in a completely different place! I am here to help you take big or small steps. A phone call is always free. 617-308-8254.
#9 T minus…. WHEN?
Do you say, or does someone you know say, I’m going to start my diet Monday? Or, your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight? The significance of this is a ‘starting fresh’ mentality, as in, let me get through the weekend, or, let me get through the holidays, then my mind will be clear to focus on THAT.
The reality is, healthy living is baby steps, not one giant leap that is going to move you forward, but, rather, a subtle shift in your approach. It may be more “SEXY” to go for the ‘giant leap’, it almost always backfires without any lasting or sustainable changes or goals achieved. While it may seem daunting to shift mindset, it CAN be done. I can help you take the first step. 617-308-8254.
#10 The 5 Pillars to Success.
I recently met someone new who had been successful in losing 60# and keeping it off. He felt there were 5 pillars to his success: 1. sleep 2. nutrition 3. exercise 4. stress reduction 5. hydration. I agree with this wholeheartedly, and, what do these things have in common? MINDSET. The last is the most challenging because while the other things could be considered ‘external’, mindset is internal. I can help you tap into that unused or underutilized resource of your mind. You can do it! 617-308-8254.
#11 SCARCITY– What is a scarcity ‘mindset’?
This is a belief or state of thinking that there is not enough of something; money, time, opportunities, FOOD… This can happen when there is a history of restrictive dieting. It can make someone obsessed with the lack of what they want and can lead to poor food and lifestyle choices. I am very familiar with the diet mentality and can help you or your clients break free from this type of thinking.
#12 What to buy + What to cook = What to eat!!
In all the years of working with clients I’ve found their biggest challenges include figuring out which foods to buy (in the form of reading food labels, which can be overwhelming), and, in creating fun healthy quick easy meals. I will work with you to do both by visiting your grocery store with you and coming back to your house to whip up a delicious meal you and your family will enjoy. Reach out to learn how to simplify these things in your life!
#13 The T Life – “T” for Transformational.
Many clients I’ve seen struggle, on a diet, off their diet, being ‘good’, being ‘sinful’ or ‘cheating’. This is all part of the diet mentality. I work with clients to transform their relationship with food so that they begin to see it not as an enemy but, as a nourishing friend. Learn how to nourish your body.
#14 Are you using food as fuel? Or, for therapy or recreation?
Most of us do eat occasionally when we are not hungry, however, if you consistently find yourself turning to food in times of stress, boredom or anxiety, I can help. Please contact me for a free consult.
#15 The grocery store is toxic!
Did you know that >70% of foods in the grocery store are processed or ultra-processed? Why does this matter? Highly processed foods can upset the balance of hormones in the body leading to weight gain, blood sugar imbalances and more. I can help you figure it out!
In our culture we focus a lot on either calories or protein or following ‘keto’, etc. but without addressing some of the root causes of weight gain, such as the loss of lean body mass, you may perpetuate the cycle of weight gain. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Dietitian, I am qualified to speak to these issues. Please contact me for a free consult.
#17 Group Weight Loss Class happening 1/11/24!
Why go it alone?! Please join us! This 6 week class will include a hands on cooking demo, supermarket tour, reading food labels, healthy eating during the holidays, physical activity, hunger vs. appetite and more! LIMITED spots available. To be held in Stoneham, MA. Please call now or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
#18 BIZZY WONDERLAND MARKET- 12/2/23
Let’s meet in person! I will be hosting a table on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at this event! With free recipe giveaways, healthy food samples, and, if you are brave, free body fat testing, stop by and say hello!
#19 I can’t wait to be at THREE great in person holiday events and an in-person group weight loss class in Jan. 2024!
I am excited to participate in 3 fun in person holiday events below! AND, I will be offering an in-person group weight loss class in January, 2024-Why go it alone?! Studies show those who do group weight loss get better results!
Upcoming in person events– Come enjoy free recipes, handouts, free body fat testing ($15-25 value) and “day of show only” discounts on nutrition consulting.
Please go to https://www.theTlife.com to learn more about services offered (click on this link then the big blue button).
THREE UPCOMING EVENTS:
*Bizzy Wonderland Holiday Market, Revere, MA Saturday, 12/2/23, 11-4pm
*Hood Park Winter Village, Charlestown, MA, Saturday, 12/9/23, 11-4pm
*Charlestown Holiday Night Out, Charlestown, MA, Wednesday 12/13/23, 5-8pm
IN-PERSON GROUP WEIGHT LOSS CLASS:
*Group Weight Loss Class, Stoneham, MA starts Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024 at 6pm and meets weekly until Feb. 15, 2024.
Class to include a grocery store tour, cooking class and workout session! $300 for all 6 classes. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Please email tracy@theTlife.com to sign up now!
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#20 IN PERSON EVENTS in Charlestown, MA:
12/9/23 Hood Park Winter Village
12/13/23 Charlestown Business Assoc. Holiday Night Out!!