- Drink water
- Eat your 5-a-day
- Exercise regularly
- Sleep 7-9hrs
- Do 1-4 consistently
I’m not going to lecture you on the benefits of points 1-4.
If you’re vehemently against eating vegetables and exercise I don’t know what to tell you…..best of luck at life.
Focus on point 5 – how to achieve any kind of consistency.
Here are a few basic recommendations that’ll help.
How to consistently drink 2 litres of water daily
Continue reading “#16 – Healthy habits you KNOW are good for you…..but STILL DON’T DO”
Watching my beloved Arsenal lose 3-2 at Chelsea was unpleasant.
In the heat of the moment, I’m an irrational, hyperbolic, noisy, incoherent mess…..
……I’m a football fan.
80% of what I rant and rave about during the 90mins should probably be disregarded.
But what about the 20%?
There’s an observation I made during the game that I’m happy to stand by 48rs later.
Continue reading “#15 – Stuck in the same old narrative – the curse of Glenn Hoddle”
I received a great question from Michael Gilmore in the EMLE Facebook forum the other day:
“The harsh reality that whatever your weight you have to eat less to lose it. Why is it so difficult to get this simple message across in your experience?”
It’s a fair point and one I find myself coming back to repeatedly.
That already gives you a clue the answer to the question is considerably more complex than the energy balance equation itself.
I don’t believe there’s one sole reason people struggle with the concept of ‘calories in vs calories out’, I think it’s it’s multifaceted.
Disclaimer: below are a collection of my thoughts and ideas, not definitive absolutes. Continue reading “#14 – If weight loss is simple, why don’t people ‘get it’?”
If you’ve never heard Henry Rollins speak you’re missing out. A guy with a fascinating backstory and obscene work ethic.
The Rockstar (Black Flag frontman), public speaker, radio presenter, author, adventurer, has led by anyone’s definition of a ‘full life’.
No stranger to the public eye, Henry performs for an expectant crowd on a weekly basis.
Not exactly the type of person you’d associate with social anxiety. Continue reading “#13 – Something Henry Rollins and I have in common (FYI it’s Social Anxiety)”
The ‘calories in vs calories out’ rule of thumb is a solid one – especially if you’re trying to lose weight and/or gain muscle.
Eat less than you expend; you lose weight.
Eat more than you expend; you gain weight.
Calories are made up of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat).
Each constituent macronutrient is digested and processed with differing levels of efficiency. Continue reading “#12 – Not all calories are created equal”
Do you suffer from recurring niggles?
If the answer is yes give this a read.
I’m going to group injuries into 3 categories:
- Freak accidents
- Poor form
- Inadequate recovery
A freak accident you can do very little about e.g. you’re minding your own business when a disgruntled goat decides to smash into your shins. That’s extremely unlucky as well as unlikely.
When it comes to poor form, it’s on you.
Recommendation #1 – Hire a trainer to go through the basic movement patterns
Continue reading “#11 – 5 Recommendations for the “I’m always injured” individual”
There’s a reason Usain Bolt isn’t entering the marathon anytime soon….but let’s rewind.
I was listening to Seth Godin on a podcast describing sprinting in the workplace. Before your mind conjures up images of a 100yard dash between the IT and Marketing department this reference applies to the work itself.
Your team is up against it on a big project but you pull out all the stops – late nights, working from home, maybe an all-nighter to see it over the line.
You do the work required and get it done.
How do you feel afterwards?
Continue reading “#10 – Usain Bolt Dieting Approach”
Honesty is one of my core principles.
However, I don’t always tell the truth.
Does this make me a liar?
I’m better at telling the truth than I was a year ago. I’m moving in the right direction but it’s a work in progress.
Continue reading “#9 – The truth hurts”
You = Car
Food = Fuel
Movement = Mileage
There are undoubted parallels between humans and automobiles.
If you’re running a marathon you’ll want to be well fed.
If you’re planning a road trip you’ll want a full tank of petrol.
I get it.
I’ve seen the car analogy used several times in an attempt to simplify weight loss.
Energy (food & fuel) IN vs Energy (movement & miles) OUT.
I don’t disagree with the principle but if you’re struggling with your weight it can seem demoralisingly simplistic.
Here’s a list of how you differ from your car:
Continue reading “#8 – 10 Reasons you’re NOT a car”