The Biggest Loser trainer: Fat is all in your mind

Jan 3, 2012 at 1:22 p.m. ET

The Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince says fat is all in your mind and dropping pounds is mind over matter. Read what else he has to say about this weighty issue.

Dolvett Quince

Want to lose weight? You have to work out your mind before you work out your body. Dolvett Quince, trainer on The Biggest Loser, says much of the battle of the bulge is waged in your mind.

Quince told Matt Lauer even he was shocked by how challenging it was to motivate contestants to lose weight during his first run on the show last season.

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"Yeah, actually I was [surprised]," Quince said on Today. "Only because the mindset is where you really have to tap into, you know, psychologically."

"Everyone was at that stage in their life -- they had so much doubt," he said. "So, my job is to help remove that doubt. And also help them lose weight."

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The new season of the popular reality show will create a whole new mental obstacle for contestants to overcome -- one they will not see coming.

"Season 13 is going to be interesting because they come in as couples, the contestants -- mother and daughter, grandma and granddaughter -- but then they compete against each other," Quince said. "So they thought they were coming in as a team, but no. They're definitely on their own. No excuses."

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"I love transforming," he explained. "I don't look at myself as a trainer; I look at myself as a transformer. That means mentally, physically, emotionally -- whatever that means, I help people."

Catch the season 13 premiere of The Biggest Loser tonight at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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