Pay close attention to what happens before you reach for that snack. What is it that acts as a trigger? If you’ve eaten a proper lunch it’s probably not so much about hunger. But a deeply ingrained habit. Is it pouring (or ordering, for you high rollers) a cup of coffee? You mustered all your willpower to have just the coffee, but the action of filling your cup with steaming black magic sets off a cascade of habits to follow….
“I train so I can eat.” This is something I often hear when people state their reasons for training. Everyone’s entitled to have their reasons but I don’t like this one. It’s a doomed thought process that easily leads into train more, eat less-, or train more, eat more – mentality.
Once again t’s time to collect my random thoughts in a bullet point format and set them free for the world (hey mum!) to see. These are random notes that I keep on Evernote. Every now and then I go through them all to see what I’ve been thinking on. Here’s the latest on fat loss and training. Enjoy!
A while back Tony Gentilcore wrote a series of blog posts titled Confessions of an introverted strength coach. I will steal his headline (that he stole from a movie) for this blog post and write my own confessions. This might even become a series. It seems to surprise people when I explain how I actually eat. You might think that all personal trainers are a calorie counting robots (think R2D2 meets Robocop) who eat to maintain a ten-pack and deep…
Consistent training and eating habits are usually build on one common theme: mastering simple routines.