“for 382 days, ending 11 July 1966, the then-27-year-old Scotsman ate nothing.”
The human body is a staggering piece of kit.
On the plus side, Angus showed how fasting is a viable option if you have significant weight to lose. However, he does little to dispel the stereotype of Scotsman having horrendous diets in the first place (battered Mars bar anyone?).
Sometimes I’ll throw this line into a nutrition consultation to put a new client at ease.
“Ahh, he’s normal, I’m not going to be judged too harshly.”
“I couldn’t do that because of x, y, z…”
She paused just long enough to make me consider what I’d said before looking me dead in the eye and enquiring:
“Couldn’t or wouldn’t?”
Cue more dead air that I was happy to fill.
“No, you see I can’t do the thing because…..”
- 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