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Our Mission

"Our  mission is to help our client develop 5 simple habits, that will put their weight loss on autopilot, so they can enjoy peace of mind as they are achieving a body that they are proud of, robust health that keeps disease away and energy to enjoy life!"

 
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Your body is designed by nature to be lean and healthy.  If it's not, it is not because there is something wrong with your body, but because there is something wrong with your habits.  Think about it; domesticated animals develop diseases that their wild counterparts don't; WHY? It's because domesticated animals, unlike their wild counterparts, no longer live and eat the way nature intended them to live and eat.  People are no different.  Due to the modern lifestyle, we no longer live and eat the way nature intended us to live and eat.  People living in modern societies have developed too many unnatural behaviors and have stopped engaging or never developed enough healthy behaviors.  That, in turn, interferes with the body's natural balance and can no

longer maintain the shape and vibrant health it was designed to have. 

In healthy regions around the world, the people can maintain their good health because of their traditions.   All the healthy behaviors that help the body maintain its natural shape and vibrant health are woven into their daily lives.   Through their traditions, they have been able to pass them down from generation to generation.

 

Stavros Mastrogiannis, in his 29 years in the weight loss industry, has identified five healthy behaviors that have the most significant impact on people's weight and health.  If you look at healthy regions worldwide, you will notice they have these five healthy behaviors in common.  These five behaviors used to be part of all human societies, but due to the modern lifestyle and plenty of marketing (brainwashing), most modern societies today have moved away from these healthy behaviors, and our body is paying the price for it.  

 

Through our services (personal training, nutritional coaching, and online coaching), we will help you weave these five healthy behaviors back into your daily life.   Our goal is to make them completely habitual, so little or no conscious effort will be required to engage in them, just like in healthy regions around the world.  

 

More importantly, when you go through our system and develop these five essential healthy behaviors, you will not just achieve a lean and healthy body.  You will become an example to others like your kids and grandkids on how a lean and healthy body can be achieved easily and maintained for life.  Remember, kids learn by example, not words, and once they develop those healthy behaviors themselves, they will pass them down to their kids and so on.  That is how we can win the weight loss battle and eradicate many of the modern diseases plaguing our society.

 

No Counting Calories, Measuring Food or Spending all Your Free Time in the Gym

I don't think nature intended us to be counting calories, points, or killing ourselves working out to maintain a lean and healthy body.  The fact is that you don't have to.  If you are tired of losing weight only to regain the weight, you will love our approach to weight loss and vibrant health.  NO counting calories or points, NO measuring everything you eat, NO giving up all your favorite foods so that you can be fit and miserable, and NO spending all your free time working out.  

With our approach, you will learn to eat the right amount of food by paying attention to your body's signals.  Once you learn to pay attention to your body's signals, you can go to any restaurant, order whatever you want, and automatically know how much to eat without having to count or measure anything.

 

How Our Approach Works

Just because you know what behaviors you need to work on to lose weight and get in shape, it does not mean you will lose weight and get in shape.  You must also know how to apply those behaviors into your life without burning yourself out.  Remember, knowledge is not power; applied knowledge is power.  You will not just learn about the five essential behaviors with our approach. You will learn how to train your subconscious mind to take over all five healthy behaviors.  In other words, make them habitual so they will require no conscious effort to engage in those behaviors.  It would be like putting your weight loss program on autopilot.  Eliminating the need to consciously engage in healthy acts is the best way to ensure that you stay consistent with the new behaviors.  Consistency is the key to sustainable results.

 

We will help you make all the new healthy behaviors habitual in the Kaizen way.  Kaizen is an ancient Asian philosophical system on how to best apply change into any process, like your daily habitual behaviors, with the highest chance of becoming permanent.  Major corporations like Toyota, top athletes, and top business leads have used Kaizen with fantastic success.  In my opinion, Kaizen is the best way to create new habitual behavior and eliminate old unhealthy routines with the least amount of effort.

 

At Live Your Way Thin, we have taken the Kaizen approach to help our client apply and make habitual the five essential behaviors for weight loss and excellent health.  We will teach you to make all five healthy behaviors habitual and part of your everyday life through our personal training and nutritional coaching at our facility or online coaching program.

 

About The 5 Healthy Behaviors, We Will Help You Make Habitual

The first behavior we will help you make habitual is exercising. Exercising in the old days was utterly unnecessary because our body was challenged naturally through our everyday living.  Today, our body is no longer challenged sufficiently to maintain its shape and functionality due to modern continence.  That is why exercising is essential.  The good news is that you don't need to exercise hard or that long to achieve a lean and healthy body.  

 

The next three healthy behaviors we will teach you and help you make habitual have to do with how you eat and why you eat. Did you know that the same food and amount of food can affect your weight and health entirely differently, depending on how you ate the food?  In other words, how fast did you eat, were you truly hungry when you ate it, how long was it since your last meal?  All those things affect how your body will react to the food you eat.  We will help you make all 3 of these essential healthy behaviors completely habitual and part of your everyday life with our nutritional coaching.  

 

The last healthy behavior you will learn through our system has to do with what you eat.  Yes, what you eat does affect your health and weight.  Through this healthy behavior, you will learn how to enjoy your junk food without letting it affect your health or weight. 

When it comes to sustainable weight loss and vibrant health, you will not find a more effective and more natural system to follow than our approach. 

 

Main Benefits of Our Weight Loss Approach

•    Very easy to follow and incorporate into your life. (no counting calories, point, measuring your food or crazy workouts)

•    No Willpower or Motivation is required to maintain your weight loss

•    Because you will be achieving your weight loss through permanent changes in your habitual behaviors, you will have a very easy time keeping the weight off

•    You don't have to give up any of your favorite foods

•    You still get to enjoy life while losing weight and getting in shape.

 

3 Ways To Join

If not the best, my Live Your Way Thin system is one of the best ways to lose weight and get in shape if you want to maintain the results for life with minimum effort.  However, as good and my system is, it will not make any significant difference in the weight loss battle our society is currently fighting if only a limited number of people have access to it.

 

That is why I offer 3 ways to join my system, based on where you live and your budget. 

About Our Live Your Way Thin Approach to Sustainable Weight Loss

Stavros Mastrogiannis

About Stavros

As weight-loss experts go, Stavros Mastrogiannis is unusual. 

 

How many weight-loss experts graduated from The Culinary Institute of America? How many of them grew up on a beautiful Greek Island where people were naturally thin and healthy and lived productive lives well into their 90s? 

 

The answer is just one:  Stavros Mastrogiannis.

 

Yet Stavros’ nearly 30-year career in weight loss and fitness was not something he planned on. He came to those fields only when he discovered that few experts were capable of helping ordinary people like him, typical folks who did not like to exercise and did not want to give up junk food but still yearned to be healthier. Stavros developed the plan he wished had been shared with him and is based on the five ancient secrets the people on his birthplace island practiced. He calls it The Live Your Way Thin System, which is also the name of his personal training and coaching facility in Danbury, Connecticut. 

 

Stavros wrote Fat No More and two other books on weight loss. He held two ACE (American Council on Exercise) certifications for 20 years and has organized many fitness and weight-loss events including the 2004 Danbury Weight Loss Challenge and partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital for the Get in Shape for 2007 Challenge. 

Sam Otey

About Sam Otey

As weight-loss experts go, Stavros Mastrogiannis is unusual. 

 

How many weight-loss experts graduated from The Culinary Institute of America? How many of them grew up on a beautiful Greek Island where people were naturally thin and healthy and lived productive lives well into their 90s? 

 

The answer is just one:  Stavros Mastrogiannis.

 

Yet Stavros’ nearly 30-year career in weight loss and fitness was not something he planned on. He came to those fields only when he discovered that few experts were capable of helping ordinary people like him, typical folks who did not like to exercise and did not want to give up junk food but still yearned to be healthier. Stavros developed the plan he wished had been shared with him and is based on the five ancient secrets the people on his birthplace island practiced. He calls it The Live Your Way Thin System, which is also the name of his personal training and coaching facility in Danbury, Connecticut. 

 

Stavros wrote Fat No More and two other books on weight loss. He held two ACE (American Council on Exercise) certifications for 20 years and has organized many fitness and weight-loss events including the 2004 Danbury Weight Loss Challenge and partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital for the Get in Shape for 2007 Challenge. 

“WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE THEN IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABIT.”

— Aristotle