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.
You can’t fight the urge to dip into the cookie jar. Or that hot cross bun box in the cupboard. Or, if you do fight it, you’ll sap your willpower for the rest of the day.
The best solution is the path of least resistance. Keep the actions the same. But instead of a hot cross bun, choose a healthier alternative. Still have your coffee, still have a snack.
Start by asking yourself “how would this look if it’d be easy?” Any action in the right direction is better than no action.
Or, if you are yet to have a hot cross bun this Easter, just eat the damn thing.
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 deltoid separation. Not the case. …