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The other week my youngest son and I fetched a second hand Springfree Trampoline from Northwich.

I stopped at the garage by Monk’s Cross to get fuel, a Costa for me and a juice for Charlie.

While I was queuing I noticed the word ‘Trainer’ on the back of the guy in front of me.

It was one of the PTs from the high end Personal Training Studio round the corner.

Top setup and phenomenal results.

At a very top level price.

He was getting his lunch.

I was interested to see what he was eating.

So had a little peek.

Until I remembered that’s what I get every time I go to Tesco (not so often in the last year thanks to Click N Collect).

I bump into someone I know………

And they take a sly glance in my trolley.

Which is fine.

I get it.

Sometimes I get a “Caught you”.

Because there’s something in there that they consider “naughty”.

Bread, cake, biscuits, alcohol, etc.

I’ve had people message me a picture of me in my car at the McDonald’s drive through from the few places behind that they’re sat on more than one occasion.

And lots of other similar messages when I’m seen at certain places or eating or drinking certain things.

And, again, I get it.

It’s partly a joke.

But it’s a joke usually underpinned by a mindset that’s holding that person back.

They think that you “can’t have” those foods and lose weight, get fit, etc.

And when they feel they can’t “not have” them……….

They feel they’ve failed.

That they should “write off” the rest of that day / weekend / week / month.

That this is something they “can’t do”.

That they’re not “that kind of person”.

“This isn’t for me”.

I usually reply to the “Caught you” with a “Have you ever actually read any of my blogs? 😂”

It’s the balance of the week that’s key.

You may find reducing some foods part of the approach to creating that balance.

You may even find it easier to stop completely or, at least, not have certain things in the house.

Things you find very easy to over do.

But no food is inherently fattening or “unhealthy”.

There’s nothing you can eat that can’t be averaged out over time.

Nothing is “naughty”.

Or “banned”.

Create an average that works for you.

And, if you’re not sure how to do that, a handful of days of tracking on MyFitnessPal will usually give you a good idea.

If you’re a member already and don’t know how to do that, check ‘Tracking’ under Nutrition on the Learn tab.

Much love,

Jon ‘There’s a joke about the average intelligence of Trainers – having to have the word Trainer on their back. And their shoes’ Hall

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.