Our bodies are as amazing as they are complex. Whether you realise it or not, your body is like a high-performance vehicle. For example, is your body like a Ferrari? Maybe it’s seen a few miles but still works powerfully and looks pretty good. Or is it more like a crushed-in mini? Remember, your body (high-performance vehicle) needs a strong engine (kept in top shape with the right type of exercise) and high-performance fuel (optimised nutrition) to work effectively. Mindset is the highly skilled driver constantly reviewing, fine-tuning and helping you stay on track. Synergising mindset, nutrition and exercise behaviours as part of your lifestyle is the most effective non-surgical approach to weight loss and health—and I would argue more empowering and fun as well!
Three simple and effective ways of getting you into shape right now include:
1) Elite mindset—it’s important to work on your mindset to help establish healthy habits, build resilience and keep you on the path to your vision of optimal health. Activities like meditation, practising gratitude and affirmations can help build an elite mindset.
2) Optimised nutrition—we are all unique, and the best eating plan for one person may be very different from someone else’s. To get into the best shape, your nutrition needs to be optimised to your unique circumstances, preferences, health conditions and health goals. Most people would benefit from having an extra serve of non-starchy vegetables a day and a moderate intake of good fats from avocadoes, extra virgin olive oil, salmon, algae, chia seeds and flaxseeds.
3) Functional fitness—your exercise and fitness program needs to address your health goals, not be a cookie-cutter approach that increases the risk of poor results and injury. If your goal is increased stamina and flexibility, then we work on that. I’ve teamed up with an experienced exercise scientist who is very supportive, motivating and gets whole body transformation results (see photos).
So now you know that including these three steps is very effective in helping you get into great shape. They have a synergistic effect when included regularly and help you to not only achieve your weight loss goals but also achieve your mind, body and life goals. These steps are simple but not easy. That’s why I offer support and motivation. Many of my clients seek me out to help them understand how the latest science and research is relevant to them personally.
Find out more about how you can get started with greater health and well being here: https://drliznutrition.com/
Dr Liz is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Nutritionist, Dietitian & Director of LINC Nutrition.