As with any small business, some aspects of what we do get a bit like Ground-Hog Day.

Awesome film by the way, if you haven’t seen it.

We understand why it is – the government guidelines have taught us to think a certain way about nutrition and health and, despite this approach making the problems it was designed to overcome (rising obesity, diabetes, body image issues, etc) exponentially worse, they’re sticking with it.

A lot of what we recommend is a bit different to the mainstream approach.

But it’s from our experience of what actually works.

If a certain approach always leads to reductions in body fat levels, blood pressure, and other health markers whilst another approach sometime works but often does the opposite, then it seems pretty obvious which one to follow.

What we recommend nutritionally is a balanced diet of natural, healthy foods.

Approximately one third of your energy from carbohydrates, one third from healthy fats and one third from protein.

Like we did for millions of years while successfully evolving from moneys to space travel.

Cutting out as much as possible of the crap that’s so prevalent in our diets – the stuff that does you very little good and a lot of bad.


Despite this we still hear people regularly talking about ‘no carbs’.

People sometimes say they’re concerned about starting with us as they’ll have to stop eating carbs.

Just yesterday morning one of our members who was re-foucssing on his healthy eating said to Matt that we was “cutting out the carbs”.

For the record – we have never, ever said “no carbs” and never will.

It’s true that most people have mega-high carb diets (sometimes up to 80% of their energy from carbohydrates – has anyone ever said that was a good idea?).

And that we often recommend people address the balance in their diet when they start with – which usually involves decreasing their mega high carb consumption and putting some more healthy fats and protein in there instead as they are too low in this.

It doesn’t mean we say “no carbs”.

And a lot of processed foods that are bad for you are carb heavy.

So removing / reducing them will drop your carbs and get a better balance.

Doesn’t mean “no carb” though – if anything, what we recommend is “low crap”.

So, ultimately anyone who disagrees with what we recommend nutritionally is either wrong about what we are recommending or is saying they think that more crap and less balance of macro-nutrients is better.

Any how’s that approach worked out for the Western World over the last 40 years?

Check this little video of Matt saying the same out.

And, if you want to find out what we really do and recommend at RISE, then come down to one of our briefing meeting’s – you opportunity to find out more and make an informed decision as to whether you want to do one of our ’28 Day Body Transformations’.

It’s application only though – we are very particular about who we let in at RISE. No steroid heads or lycra clad primadonnas here.

Just normal men and women who’ve tried the standard menu of options (gym, slimming clubs, etc) and it hasn’t quite worked for them long term (as it hasn’t for most) and are pissed off by this and want something new and fun which works.

If you think this sounds like you, then you can find the application form at

Or if you know someone else who fits this bill, please feel free to send them this link.

Another reason that it’s application only is to put off time wasters.

If someone can’t be bothered to spend one minute filling in a form, they are definetly not going to put enough effort into the changes they need to transform their lives and bodies.

We’d rather weedle these people out now then have them waste time we could spend on those of you that are willing to put a bit of effort in.


Much love,

Jon “Eats carbs” 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 - 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.