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Holly Rilinger's Tips For Weight Loss

Weight Loss Begins in the Mind, Not the Kitchen, According to This Expert

In the world of fitness experts and trainers, Holly Rilinger is among the elite. If you aren't familiar, Holly has been in the game for over 10 years with a flourishing list of credentials. She's a certified celebrity trainer, master instructor at Flywheel, and the star of Bravo's new series Work Out New York, and she's recently been tapped as the new spokeswoman for BIC Soleil Shine's Make Your Own Sun campaign.

Though she's a reputable guru in the fitness world, Holly's ripped body and fit lifestyle are a daily, ongoing journey. So just how does she manage to stay happy, healthy, and in such great shape? We chatted with her and she let us know that the key to losing weight begins with maintaining a healthy mindset.

"What I love about teaming up with BIC is that so many campaigns are about looking perfect, whereas BIC's message is about feeling good and being positive," she said. "I say look in the mirror every morning and find one thing you are happy with. We're so used to finding our flaws, but if you start your day finding something you love about yourself, you'll find the motivation to go out and meet your fitness goals." Once you're equipped with an optimistic mindset, Holly believes the rest of the weight-loss formula is pretty straightforward: "eat right, move (and move often), and have a positive attitude."

And while maintaining a healthy diet is a core part of managing weight loss, she reminded us that it's OK to treat yourself once you find a middle ground. "I like to think less about cheat days and more about balance," she said. "If I really want something in my life, I'm not going to NOT let myself have it. I'm all about enjoying life, but where are my checks and balances? If I know I really want this piece of cake, then I just really make sure I keep myself in check for the rest of the day." So, there you have it, sometimes it's totally OK to just eat the damn cake.

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