I'm sure you've heard it before.

Dozens, probably hundreds, of times I should imagine.

Usually when you're choosing not to consume something that you know won't help in your efforts to lose weight / get fit / get healthier, etc.

You know - you said "No" to the cake / biscuits / beer / wine.

And someone says "Come on, one won't hurt!"

Probably combined with accusations of you now being "Boring".

Now, we know 'one' won't hurt.

Just like one salad won't make you slimmer and healthier.........

One bit of rubbish food or drink won't make you fatter and less healthy.

But, how many will?

How many will hurt?

What's the number?

Where's that dividing line?

By definition, if people are saying one won't hurt.........

Then there must be a number that does.

It's hard to say what that number is, of course.

But it's amazing how quickly the 'ones' add up, isn't?

Just 'one' a day at work or when you get home.........

Is 2,500 in a decade.

A 'couple' a few times a week could be getting on for 10,000 now (dependant on age, of course).

Chances are that, if you're on this email list, those 'ones' eventually added up to too many, didn't they?


As always, we're not about restriction.

It's not about depriving yourself of things that genuinely make you happy.

More about helping people question thought processes that are holding them back.

If all those 'ones' have led you to a place that you're happy (enough) with.........

Then that's cool.

Crack on!

But, if they haven't?

Much love,

Jon 'Unos' Hall and Matt 'Eins' Nicholson

P.S. Only 8 days to to the find out more meeting if you've already realised that doing the same thing as usual this January isn't the answer? - myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting :)

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.