It Always Makes Her Ill

I was having a chat with a lady in the gym


She was “starting back” (AGAIN ;-))

I said “how’s the training going?”

She said “it’s ok at the minute, but ask me again in a couple of weeks”

I said, “Why, what do you mean?”

She said “every time I try to get fit and lose some weight

I do really well for a few weeks and then I usually get ill”

This is something which is VERY common

So as always I thought I would share some practical advice to make your life a bit easier

Here is the scenario…

You are all “ready and motivated” go on a stint of healthy eating AND exercise

You do well for a few weeks, even a month or more

Then you get ill

You take a week or two off, sometimes longer

before you know it you are having to START FROM SCRATCH AGAIN

Sound familiar?

Wanna know why this happens?

Let me explain…

Firstly and most importantly I would never criticise someone who has made the effort to stick to a regime for ANY period of time

That shows a desire to change and you can’t do much without that

But getting fit and healthy is not as straight forward as most people think

Otherwise more people would be in shape right?

You have to do things in the right order to get long lasting success

You need to point that enthusiasm of yours in the right direction

Just like when you build a house, if you get the order of events wrong

then you are in trouble further down the line

If you’re not healthy enough strict dieting AND intense exercise will make you ill

You have to reclaim your HEALTH first

(via sleep, reducing stress, not drinking like a fish, eating better, bla bla bla)

Then get fit AFTER that

People naturally associate losing weight with exercise AND dieting

And they combine the two together for maximum results, which is kinda right

But not right if you’re a BEGINNER

Diet AND exercise combined just burns you out and puts extra STRESS on your body

YES exercise CAN actually be a stressor for the body

AND make your immune system PLUMMET

that’s the reason the lady gets ill EVERYTIME she goes on a diet and exercises

Her immune system can’t take it just yet

she “runs herself down” by restricting her food and doing the exercise

She should just start a bit slower

(not to say it wont happen sometimes anyway but hopefully a bit further down the line)

She should NOT try to do it all in the first month

she should stick to healthy eating at first

The message today is to make sure you don’t go like a bull at a gate

Take your energy and enthusiasm you have to do exercise

and put it into learning how to make some CLEAN & tasty recipes, like these here

If you are serious about change and are in it for the LONG HAUL

it’s always worth taking some time to get HEALTHIER first

I want to know what your biggest struggles and frustrations are when trying to get healthier and back into shape

Comment below/email me and please let me know

Take care,


PS – next podcast is up, it’s an interview with a guy called Peter from New Zealand who used to work on a HUGE commercial orchard

We get lots of our apples from over there – It’s called “An Apple a Day & The Pesticides They Spray”, very interesting stuff, check it out here.


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