No amount of will power will beat a craving. Get it out of your head that simply resisting cravings will win - it won't. It might get you through a day or two but in the end your body will demand you cave in and induldge in that 'treat' you're longing for. If you want … Continue reading Why you get cravings and how to beat them
I was chatting to a client this week about their fitness goals. We are 5 weeks into a 10 week training programme and the original goal (in their words) was to lose 10lbs. The first week we trained was perfect and on our second session we'd recorded a 4lb weight loss. The second week wasn't … Continue reading Why you CAN’T achieve consistent progress
Life is there to test us, that's its job. When you want something it can seem like no matter how hard you try you can't seem to get to your goal. Life has a way of creating barriers in front of you. You want to build a lean and healthy body but on day 1 … Continue reading The Table of Reason
How many things do you want? If you're like me it probably varies depending on what day and/or time it is. For example my 'wants' on Monday morning 30 minutes before my workout are different from those at 7pm on a Friday evening after a long week at work. Here are a list of things … Continue reading Trading your wants for desires
"Give up french fries!?" My client says. "I don't think I could give them up forever." Sound familiar? What we have here is a classic case of 'MM' or the Missing Misconception. Can you imagine living your life without Heroin? Assuming you're not into that of course... Of course you can, it's easy right, you … Continue reading The misconception of missing
Last night I watched a TV show investigating the long term results of slimmers. They showcased a bunch of previous 'success' stories, people who'd dropped huge amounts of weight just to gain it back. They interviewed doctors, nutritionists, slimmers themselves and anyone else who seemed to know what they were talking about. The conclusion from … Continue reading The yes paradox
There are many reasons we reach for food throughout the day. Some of these reasons include: Hunger Cravings Boredom Habit/Routine But one main contributing factor to overeating is emotion. As humans we tend to use food to change our emotional state - much like a smoker reaching for a cigarette to calm their mood. The reason … Continue reading Are you an emotional eater?
Emotion and logic are run in two totally separate parts of your brain. The problem is the part of the brain responsible for emotion receives blood flow faster than the part that receives logic. This is vital for survival, it makes little sense for you to logically weigh up the pro's and con's when you … Continue reading Remove the emotion from your decision making and you’ll find your diet and training easier to manage