Good Housekeeping For Your Body‏

People often ask me

“What do you do Rich?”

People ask…


What do I have for breakfast?

What do I do in the gym for X or Y?

What do I do if I “fall off the wagon”?

And as you know I’m happy to tell people the answers.

For the record for breakfast I have a green vegetable smoothie 3-4 days a week.

Training days I have fruit, nuts and bio/greek yoghurt

Or I skip breakfast

Or I have bacon and eggs or similar

Telling people, that’s the easy bit.

Explaining WHY I do it is another story and people often switch off at that point.

People often ask the wrong questions.

There is an “order of events” for losing weight, a tried and tested formula if you will.

And just to recap or for anyone new, we achieve weight loss – or any goal for that matter – by becoming HEALTHIER.

So therefore asking questions like – “How do I get rid of cellulite?” or “How do I lose weight?” is sometimes pointless as the answer fundamentally is always the same – GET HEALTHIER.

Healthy bodies will get rid of cellulite, eventually. Healthy bodies will lose weight, eventually.

Focus on your health and whatever goal you are chasing will follow.

It’s like a bit of basic housekeeping, a bit of a tidy around if you catch my drift.

The two things you should always do to “keep your house tidy”/get HEALTHIER are:
(you may want to write this down)


Bleeding gums need to be sorted for you to become healthy, and free from

A good functioning gut is KEY to becoming healthy.

If you get these two areas of your body sorted out, you will put a spring back in your step for sure. Fixing these TWO areas will help the rest of your body feel better.

Remember depending on how poor your oral and gut health are to start, to fix it can take anything from a few days or weeks, maybe as long as months or years to get it back to proper function.

You could, in theory, sort out your oral and gut health by just eating a “healthier” diet, based around the “paleo or cave man approach” A.K.A “healthy Atkins”.

I found a regular visit to the hygienist and some supplements boosted the whole process along.

So today’s message is to remember if your MOUTH & GUT are not healthy you are on a loser from the word go.

Just sayin.

Rich “back to basics” Clarke

PS – We have done podcasts (EP3 & 11) on BOTH these topics because they are SO Important. Check out those and this week’s episode here.

We discuss:
A healthy diet for carotid plaques and arthritis
Should you have sex before a marathon?
Why we have food binges
How to exercise if you can’t go to the gym
And more.


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