We’ve all been there.

A well meaning, but misinformed, friend, partner or colleague telling you “it’s a simple matter of energy in vs. energy out”.

That you just need to eat less or do more and you’ll lose weight.

Or they’ll tell you dietary fat is bad for you.

Eggs particularly.

Elevates your cholesterol you see.

Which we all ‘know’ is bad for you.

Or all manner of other things that may confuse you.

A useful thing to remember when facing such situations is a great phrase we heard a few weeks ago.

“They don’t know enough to know they don’t know enough”.

Maybe ask them what there thoughts are on the impact of chronically elevated cortisol levels of weight gain and loss.

Or what they think about insulin sensitive.

Or maybe oestrogen balance.

Perhaps point out that cholesterol is a naturally occurring compound in the body and that it’s the lipo-proteins that shuttle it round we should be looking at.

Or that most of the last decade of research suggests we shouldn’t even be too bothered about that.

And that’s it’s cellular inflammation that’s the bad guy – which is affected by a crisply diet, stress levels and sleep.

You could mention that there was never any proof that eggs were bad for you.


We know we don’t know it all.

Infact we know enough to know that we know very little compared to some of the true colossuses of our industry.

But we know to take very little stock in the opinions of those who know only the absolute basics (but don’t realise that).

And hopefully, now, so do you too 🙂

Much love,

Jon ‘Know Limit’ Hall and Matt ‘Tribal Dance’ Nicholson

P.S. Tricky middle names there – 10 points for anyone who gets them 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 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.