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Celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince says true health involves mind, body, spirit

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Famed for his success in training celebrities such as Justin Bieber and contestants on "The Biggest Loser," Dolvett Quince contends that real fitness and permanent weight loss must involve the mind as well as the body. And that's because "health is a four-point component: emotional, physical, spiritual and mental," he told the Huffington Post on Dec. 23.

Dolvett worked hard to achieve his own health and fitness success. After being mentally and physically abused as an adopted child, he suffered from self-doubt and had to face "my demons."

Now, however, he recognizes what's involved in helping others to overcome their lack of self-esteem as well as problems such as obesity and diabetes. Dolvett's put his knowledge into a book: "The 3-1-2-1 Diet: Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss--up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days" (click for details).

And for those who hesitate to push themselves, Dolvett has a message: It is when you go beyond your perceived limits that you can achieve the most, whether it's with weight loss or getting fit.

"People become extremely vulnerable as their bodies fatigue and they're going through transformations. It's in that vulnerability that the concrete cracks and some light pushes in," he revealed.

As to what works for exercise? Anything that involves moving, from yoga to basketball, from running on a treadmill to hiking.

"Doing intervals keeps your body guessing," he added.

Dolvett has also worked with other categories of individuals, such as children, teens and seniors. As a coach at the YMCA, he noted that getting in shape sometimes requires being willing to go beyond the fact that it's not always fun.

"I think people don't necessarily truly love working out," he said candidly, joking. "I think it's more like, 'Man, must we work out? Can't we just have a drink?"

So how much is realistic for weight loss? Lauve Metcalfe, a wellness coach and past president of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, thinks that while it's good shows like "The Biggest Loser" can raise public awareness about the importance of fitness, expecting rapid weight loss isn't realistic.

"A pound and a half per week is a healthier goal," said Metcalfe, who is based in Tucson, Arizona.



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