#10 – Usain Bolt Dieting Approach

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?

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#8 – 10 Reasons you’re NOT a car

Blog Key:

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:

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#6 – Football: What’s the point?

I’ve loved football.

I’ve hated football.

Nowadays I’m somewhere in between. 

At it’s best, football unites communities, provides breathtaking moments of drama and most importantly guarantees endless banter with mates and rival fans.

At it’s worse, football is a money hungry, ever-expanding joyless cash-cow. Fans are left exasperated as they don a £90 replica shirt to watch 22 millionaires play out a lacklustre 0-0 at Stoke.

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#5 – Let them eat cake….especially if it’s free

Let me set the scene:

I’m sat working in a local eatery accompanied by my favourite partner in crime; a black Americano.

I glance up at the staff cleaning the tables and realise I only have 15mins before the establishment closes. 

Time to focus on the job at hand:

Step 1 – close Facebook tab

Step 2 – WORK

As I crack on, a man and his young daughter approach the counter.

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#4 – Google, Calories and Flat Earth Theory

I have over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry alongside academic qualifications in sport, training and nutrition.

However, I don’t consider myself an expert.

One of the key lessons from those thousands of hours across 10+ years:

The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.

I recognised this ^^^ is a famous quote so I Googled to give credit where it’s due. 

The top 3 hits:

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. Aristotle
  3. Donald Trump

Make of that what you will.

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#3 – Bread? You can’t eat that!

I had to touch on diet and nutrition sooner or later right?

Bread (particularly the white variety) has a bad reputation.

‘Carb-a-phobia’ is alive and well online and the ‘Keto-Diet’ (high fat / low carb) is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. I’m not against a low-carb approach but the demonisation of carbohydrates needs to change.

A few lines I hear repeatedly during consultations:

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