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Nagina Abdullah is a weight-loss coach for busy women and the founder and CEO of Masalabody.com. Nagina has been featured on Fox News, Woman’s World and Mind Body Green for her fun and easy weight-loss method.
She lost 40 pounds in 9 months while caring for her two children and working 12-hour days in a demanding management consulting career. During her weight loss journey, Nagina was still able to enjoy her favorites – chocolate and ice cream.
In this episode, Nagina talks about her breaking point – when she was finally fed up with being overweight and having no energy – and how she discovered a new way of eating delicious food that allowed her to lose the weight and keep it off.
How Nagina Lost Weight by Eating Foods She Loves
As a busy mom and career woman, Nagina didn’t have loads of time to spend cooking healthy meals. She was able to leverage her time by preparing foods that she was already accustomed to eating by simply changing her seasonings. Before long Nagina had her secret recipes that all the moms in her neighborhood wanted.
How Nagina Channeled her Frustration into a Plan of Action
When Nagina reached her breaking point and decided that it was time to make changes, she figured out how to frustration to create healthier eating habits. She researched and discovered that she could use most of the seasonings that she was already using and that they would support her weight loss efforts.
People often want to change, but they don’t know how. When you reach your breaking point, figure out how to pair your frustration with an action plan. Then follow through with your plan.
How to Stay Focused on Your Weight Loss Plan as a Busy Mom
Nagina encourages women to connect with people who are doing what they want to do. She joined Facebook groups and was inspired by the success of other members in her groups.
Success Tip #1: Make conscious decisions about who you surround yourself with, whether it’s in an online environment or in person.
Success Tip #2: Set short-term goals that you keep you moving forward toward your bigger goals.
Nagina’s Biggest Challenge in Pursuing Her Dreams
Her biggest challenge is staying focused on one thing at a time in her business.
She admits to being tempted to add new things (because there are so many new things to try in her industry), but she has found that being consistent and building on her existing coaching programs has added tremendous value to her brand.
As a result of her laser focus, Nagina has seen significant improvement in her coaching programs.
Nagina’s Advice on Discovering your Purpose
She encourages women to look within and figure out what skills they have that could be taught to others.
Be confident and know that there is something that you know that would be valuable for someone else to learn.
Nagina’s Recommended Books
Nagina offers a free Weight-Loss Recipes for Busy Women book that includes seven of her quick, delicious recipes. You can download your copy at http://masalabody.com.
Nagina also recommends The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. This book helped Nagina become aware of the limits that people place on their lives. She found it to be powerful for her personal life and for her business.
Nagin recently launched her 1-on-1, 10-week Weight-Loss Jumpstart program, where she provides coaching, accountability, and weekly menus/recipes for her clients.
Where You Can Find Nagina Online
Parting Words of Wisdom
“The best way to get to the next level in your journey is to invest in yourself. Take a course; hire a coach or leader in your area who can help you shorten your learning curve.” ~Nagina Abdullah
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