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Are you in control?

“Is the situation under control?” is a common phrase in straight-to-DVD movies that usually involve a hired assassin trying to take down a rogue agent or snooping reporter. In real life we use the terms ‘have you got this?’ and ‘is everything alright?’. But what is control? We all know people who are too controlling and we don’t much like them, and if you are a control freak, pursuit of control seems to rule your life negatively, so it is something you can definitely have too much...

July 25, 2019

De-stress your life by changing this one thing!

Most men know stress is bad for them, but they tend to believe it created by external thing – nagging board members, too much work, trying to make enough money to afford that private school for your kids... So, if you deal with that external issue, you have managed your stress. The truth is, the danger of stress does not stem from where it comes from, it is how it physically manifests itself in our body. For a start stress releases adrenaline which increases our heart rate, elevates our blood ...

March 20, 2019

I'm on my feet all day why am I FAT?

When I was a personal trainer, I heard that question from my clients way too often. Including from a 30 year old, overworked farm manager that for the sake of this story we will call Frank.Frank's job was extremely physical, generally 12 hours a day and yet for the last few years his belly kept getting bigger! He hated the gym, but he hated having a gut more so he rocked up 3 nights a week and allowed me to punish him further physically to try and burn off that excess fat. It was a complete...

March 13, 2019

The vilification of keto

When you break it down, ALL the ketogenic diet does is eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates from your diet and up your good fat intake. We KNOW sugar is bad for us. We KNOW processed carbohydrates are bad for us. We now KNOW, after science did a complete 180, that good fats are great for us, so why do people still insist on demonising the ketogenic diet? We are all on a ‘diet’, it is just a collective term for the food we eat regularly. If you eat fast food 51% of the time you are on ...

February 24, 2019

We DO judge a book by it's cover!

We've all heard the phrase 'don't judge a book by it's cover', but when it comes to meeting other people, appearances DO matter and first impressions can be very hard to shake. There is no denying that physical appearance provides clues to a person's personality, if you are overweight you could be perceived as lazy, if you work out you might be vain, if you are wearing a gold Rolex you must be ambitious... Now these things may not be be true, you might be overweight because ALL you do is work, y...

February 20, 2019

The cost of success

Success comes in many forms - for some it is a happy family or marriage, others base it on sporting prowess and trophies, but for the vast majority of us, success is firmly tied to money and financial matters. There is generally a cost for that type of success because making money means working long hours, eating irregularly and badly, stress and poor quality sleep. Men are paying the ultimate price for financial success because 20% of them, or 1 in 5, won’t even live to retirement age.  ...

January 24, 2019

Diabolical Diabetes

Diabetes is a diabolical disease and I know first-hand because my father was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 24. Now in his 70’s, he is suffering some of the worst diabetes can dish out. Back in the late 1960’s he was a very active man and while he liked a beer or three, he wasn’t overweight, but Type 1 diabetes still struck. No one knows why you get Type 1 so you can’t prevent it. The pancreas stops producing enough insulin to control blood sugar levels and suddenly you are looking at a li...

December 18, 2018

What happens to the fat we lose - where does it go?

I bet not many of you have stopped to ask that question! Fewer still would know the answer, but you will know that fat has substance, so it has to GO somewhere, it can't just miraculously disappear. The prevailing belief, even by some medical and weight loss 'experts', is that we excrete it, or burn it off as energy, or sweat it all out. The truth is we breathe it out! Well most of it anyway. The vast majority of our fat is expelled via the lungs as we breathe out carbon dioxide. There is a smal...

December 5, 2018

Are you fat because of your personality?

For centuries psychologists and sociologists have been trying to explain exactly why we do what we do. How can one person become a billionaire, while another can’t even hold down a job? The theories abound, and they quote nature and nurture and everything in between. It would be great if we all fit into nice little boxes, but at the end of the day no school of thought can agree on the ‘right answer’.  Maybe that’s because humans are a little too complex for boxes and we have been u...

November 13, 2018

Not sick is not well!

The medical industry from doctors and hospitals to pharmacies, is set up to help stop you feeling unwell, sick and dis-eased. The industry is based on pairing symptoms with likely causes and then prescribing medicine to stop or reduce the effects of these symptoms. They do it so well the global pharmaceutical industry will reach an estimated $1,226.0 billion profit in 2018. But stopping symptoms does not mean you are ‘healthy’ or feeling good, it just means you don’t feel so bad. How did w...

October 11, 2018

The strange relationship between men and their bellies

Men are simple creatures, at least that’s what the much-more-complicated women in our lives tell us - but that doesn’t seem to apply when it comes to our bellies! We all know a big belly is bad; our doctor tell us that, the health statistics tell us that, how we feel tells us that and most likely the women in our lives tell us that in a variety of loving ways like: ‘your beer gut’s too big’ or ‘I don’t find you attractive anymore’, or ‘you’re fat and disgusting’ Despite pos...

September 12, 2018

Fake news and food

On any given day, if you search for 'ketogenic diet' online, you are going to get mixed results. There will be those who claim it's the answer to all human woes and 'experts' who tell you everything from it can kill your sex drive to it can kill you outright!  History is speckled with a trail of bogus research when it comes to food, so we suggest you take all the bad press about nutritional ketosis with a grain of Himalayan rock salt. If we strip back a ketogenic diet, it basically involves...

September 8, 2018

Thinking about bad food can make you fatter!

Have you ever been so hungry all you can think about is getting your hands on any food available and devouring it? Even if that possibility is still hours away, a funny thing happens - you might start salivating. Salivation helps us prepare food for digestion, which is all good, but if lunchtime is a long way off and you are stuck in a meeting it we are salivating in vain.   But salivation is not the only physiological response that occurs at the mere thought of food, we can also ...

August 15, 2018

Why you'll sleep better without the belly

When's the last time you had a great night's sleep? We are not talking about an 'OK' sleep, or a 'long' sleep, we mean a great night's sleep where you wake up going 'oh  YEAH, I feel fantastic'? Whenever we ask that question most people can't remember and it is no coincidence that most people we ask are overweight. Believe it or not the two are related, because your sleep could be  largely dictated by what is going on in your stomach!  So lay off the Valium for a second, while we ...

August 9, 2018

Can you eat ketogenic for life?

The debate around whether or not it's safe to eat ketogenic long-term can be solved by asking a different question. Is it safe to eat processed carbohydrates long term? With global obesity rates and illness now completely out of control, the answer to that one seems obvious. Carbohydrates are converted into glucose once ingested, so we are basically running on sugar.  Couple that with the fact that carbohydrates are NOT recognised as an essential nutrient for human health and you ...

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