Nadia Murdock, a nationally recognized fitness coach, author and on-air fitness expert (E! News, Fox and NBC, among others) is living proof that her “train your mind, change your body” method works. Once over thirty pounds overweight and burdened with feelings and fears that made a full life impossible, Nadia turned things around with a health-focused mind and body approach. Now Nadia helps people achieve their health and wellness goals by changing the way they think, as well as what they eat and how they exercise.
What led to your "train your mind, change your body" philosophy?
I was finally able to see visible weight loss results after I trained my mind and body at the same time. I had to mentally commit to living a healthy lifestyle and stop seeking a quick fix! In the early portion of my journey, I turned to fad diets and starvation tactics, which of course never worked! My decision to tap into my Psychology degree, matched with my commitment to change for the better, led me to the Train Your Mind Change Your Body philosophy.
How does your program work?
Great question! I think more and more people are understanding the connection between mind and body since I launched the program in 2013. The Mind and Body program allows me to work one on one or in small groups with clients to discover current obstacles and how to overcome them in a detailed way. Each week has a different focus and the hope is that by the end of the program the client has clarity as to what has stopped them from achieving their goals in the past.
What tips do you have for avoiding added sugar in the diet?
I tell my clients and students to be mindful of food labels and to self educate themselves as much as possible. For example many people don’t realize that bread has a lot of hidden sugars.
How can organic cold-pressed juice be part of a healthy diet?
Juices are an excellent option for squeezing in fruits and veggies, especially if you are always on the go!
What do you look for in a juice?
Taste and nutritional value!
What is the biggest diet mistake you see people making?
Many people think because the label says fat free or low calorie it’s a healthy option, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Also, skipping meals seems to still be a common tactic that people turn to when trying to lose weight. I always remind clients that it’s about creating a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
Any advice for starting out the new year right?
Don’t wait until the new year to start new habits. It’s never too late or too early to start implementing healthier lifestyle practices.
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