It’s a pretty regular occurrence that, when I’m out and about, I bump into people that I know.

And most people that I know know what I do for a living.

And I’d say, on a pretty high proportion of the times that the thing I’m doing has involved food or drink……..

The people I bump into will make a comment of some sort.

It’s all fine.

I don’t mind in the slightest.

Many of these comments are indicative of where people are often “at” with how they perceive food and drink.

If I’m in a restaurant and eating anything other than a salad (which I would very rarely choose in a restaurant), people often comment with “should you be eating that?”.

Or “I’m surprised that you’re eating that”.

Similar when they look in my trolley at supermarket.

And I get it.

But part of me feels like saying “Have you never read any of my blogs or watching my videos?”

Because that whole thought process is often what holds people back.

They think that you have to eat chicken and broccoli or salads and never drink alcohol to be in any sort of shape.

And, when they don’t feel they can do that (which I don’t either), they don’t take any (or enough) steps that will take them in the direction they want to go in.

Labelling food as being fundamentally “good” or “bad”, “healthy” or “unhealthy” might work for some people.

From my experience, not many people.

Unless you’re looking to get the very best results, then the following will work plenty good enough;

– Use a bit of common sense around eating with others

– Average out the above in the other 80%+ of the week

Much love,

Jon ‘My wife once used the phrase “That’s when I got into salads in a big way” which, to me, is not a thing’ Hall

P.S. We’re nearly 3/4 of the way through the year. If you’d started with us in January, your body, fitness, health, mood and energy levels would be in a very different place. I guarantee that. Let’s not leave it another 9 weeks? —>


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

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.