A 5 Step Method for Achieving Your Goals

A 5 Step Method for Achieving Your Goals

I’ve just finished reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. It’s a wonderful, thought proving book filled with a number of step-by-step approaches to living with greater balance, abundance and joy – one of which is the 5 Step Method for Achieving Your Goals.

 

My work is all about helping my clients achieve their weight loss and health goals so I loved this practical, step-by-step approach. Of course, you can apply it to any goal in your life but I’ve adapted it to make it relevant for weight loss. Here it is…

 

STEP 1: SET A CLEAR VISION OF YOUR OUTCOME
Exactly what do you want to achieve? Many of my clients can remember a time when they were happy with their weight. Get absolute clarity on what your ideal weight looks like to you. What clothes does it mean you’ll be able to fit into? How will you feel when you reach your goal weight? A clear vision of our intentions can have a profound effect on helping them manifest. What you think about you bring about!

 

STEP 2: CREATE POSITIVE PRESSURE TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED 
It’s easy to start out motivated by a new goal but as time passes, that motivation can slip. What can you do to keep you motivated? Apply some positive pressure! Many of my clients find that their weekly sessions with me help to create positive pressure. I believe that accountability is important, so even if you’re not working with me, find someone who will hold you accountable and apply the pressure you need to stay motivated.

 

STEP 3: NEVER SET A GOAL WITHOUT DEADLINE
If there is one type of client I work with who stays more focussed on achieving their target weight than any other, it’s brides! There’s nothing quite like the deadline of your wedding day to keep you motivated. Set yourself a deadline. It could be a holiday, Christmas, a big birthday, a special event – these are all great examples of ‘deadlines’ to give you something to work towards. Your deadline doesn’t have to be an event, it can simply be a realistic timeframe that you set yourself in which to achieve your goal.

 

STEP 4: A GOAL NOT COMMITTED TO PAPER IS NOT A GOAL AT ALL
Often, writing your goal down can make it feel even more real. When I work with clients for weight loss we always set a goal weight right from the start. It’s written at the top of the sheet I use to track progress, serving as a constant reminder. Of course, that’s not to say the goal can’t be adapted along the way, but writing it down gives you a clear focus.

 

STEP 5: THE MAGIC RULE OF 21
It was the psychologist Dr Maltz who first said that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit back. However, research from UCL found that it took on average 66 days for a new healthy behaviour to become a habit. Everyone is different but what we do know is that if you can stay motivated in the short term then it won’t take long for a new behaviour to become a habit. And making healthy eating a habit is the true key to reaching your target weight and maintaining it for good…

 

If you have a weight loss goal in mind and you’d like to discuss how I can help you achieve it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

And on a final note, if you’re looking for a good book to read I can definitely recommend The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari!

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.