So – we were tagged in one of our new ninjas Facebook photo over the weekend.

Showing the healthy food shop she’d done in preparation for her ’20lbs challenge’ which starts today.

Lots of yummy looking stuff there was.

But one of the comments below caught our eye.

A friend had said “I’d get bored eating the same thing all the time”.

The idea that eating healthily is in some way restrictive or boring is another one of those ‘bullshit stories’ we tell ourselves that can hold us back in getting what we really want.

Between all the different meats, fish, veg, fruit, nuts, pulses, etc (and loads of different cooking methods) there must be thousands, if not millions, of different combinations / dishes we can make.

You could probably go the rest of your life without having exactly the same meal again and still keeping it healthy.

The only limit is your imagination and willingness to learn new cooking methods.

Our new ninjas often comment that they are surprised how much tasty stuff they can have.

And the interesting thing we usually notice with people who think eating healthily has to be boring or limited?

That they often only eat a very small range of foods themselves as it it.

Cereal and coffee for breakfast.

Sandwich, crisps, chocolate bar and a diet coke for lunch.

Bit more variation at tea, but often only from a handful of options.

That’s cool if they want to do that.

But it’s an interesting observation.

So if you’re still in the mindset that healthy eating is boring and / or limited, then hopefully this has helped you question that.

And if others are giving you this story, you can now realise it is only that 🙂


Much love,

Jon ‘It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutely boring’ Hall and Matt ‘We should all start to live before we get too old’ Nicholson

P.S. 10 points for those middle names (without googling)!

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 - 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.