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Want to live an Awesome Life? Tune into the UK's #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world interviewing the worlds best guests in health, fitness and personal development, as well as Q&A shows. This is a full fat show on everything nutrition, food, mindset, exercise, human performance and generally…

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    #640 - Xmas weight gain anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 13:46

    The Xmas period is one filled with great food and time spent together, but while this is supposed to be a time of year for celebration this prospect can fill many with anxiety. What if I gain weight?What if this sets me back?How can I avoid fat gain?In this show, Co-Host Tom takes us through a conversation he's having with his clients at the moment, detailing the mindset and approach you can adopt over the Xmas period to ensure that come January you have no regrets. He discusses:- What it really means to maintain your weight- The questions you can ask yourself to make sure you get the most out of every choice you make- The maths of fat gain, and how to set realistic expectations for the next few weeksIt's a quick show, but one packed with practical ideas to implement in your life, we hope you enjoy it!

    #639 - Egoism vs Altruism - Are Humans Inherently Selfish?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 31:48

    We know people that appear selfish, they do everything for themselves, and we know people that do everything for everyone else, and get to the end of the week feeling they've done nothing for themselves. One is selfish, one is selfless, right? We disagree. Tom opens this argument talking about self-serving actions and how all our actions are actually self-serving, we just value different things and put importance on short term behaviours over long term behaviours. I then expand into how we see this play out in life, and how we can be more aware of what we value, and shift selfish behaviours too. In short, this podcast goes against the "put your mask on first before helping others". Enjoy.

    #638 - When Science Doesn't Have Answers To Our Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 59:27

    Alternative medicine is often at odds with science, but do alternative and holistic therapies fly in the face of evidence based practice, or is it part of the triangular approach? If there isn't science to support something, is it worthless, should we disregard it? Many people are desperate for answers for many health issues they have, just as I have been with Long Covid - of which nothing is proven to work - so what do I/we do, sit and wait for science or act under the 'alternative' light of health care? What if said therapies aren't safe? A big conversation, listen in to what Tom and I think...

    #637 - Olympian Mindset with Amy Williams MBE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 42:00


    We look up to Olympians, they are the epitome of physical feats and have the mindset to win, but how can we apply that mindset to our lives, and the lives of the youth aspiring to follow in Olympians footsteps? Amy Williams MBE joins me to talk about her lessons from Olympic success, the mindset behind achievement, how to compassionately critique yourself, the benefits of your team and how to shape it, and more. An incredible chat with one of the most energetic and positive people I've ever had the chance to zoom with! Grab a copy of her new book 'Talent to Triumph' at Amazon, Waterstones, or reach out to her on Instagram @AmyJoyWilliams


    #636 - The Conspiracy Against Carbs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 61:01

    So many corners of the internet still believe that carbs are evil - and it can feel like the arguments are valid, like there is some conspiracy against them. Carbs stimulate insulin, insulin causes fat gain, so carbs must be avoided at all cost - and as a result carbs are driving the obesity epidemic. We break down this argument, look at prominent researchers and practitioners like Zoe Harcombe and Robert H. Lustig that are proponents of such narratives and the claims they make, and explore the wider argument. We also discuss how to challenge these beliefs, where and when people's minds can't be changed and how to tactfully use Socratic questioning to help the other person realise their arguments faults. This show is practical, but also science dense, have a notebook at the ready....

    #635 - ReWire Your Brain with Adele Spraggon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 46:14

    We all have habits we want to change, what if you could just re-wire your brain, could it be as simple as changing how your brain patterns work now, to how you want them to work? I get renowned author Adele Spraggon onto the show to discuss the brain, how our behavioural patterns work, where they have come from, and how to change them. If you want to think differently and leave old ways behind, this show is for you. Find Adele online at www.shift4steps.com

    #634 - How to Make Difficult Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 25:42

    Making decisions in life is important, as adults we are constantly weighing up the pros and cons of various life moves, and in this show we give you a framework, based on some simple science, of how to make better decisions. We'll discuss the framework so you can use it, then discuss the nuance so you can know when the framework fails us, and what to do next. Here's to better decision making, and thus, a better life.

    #633 - Self Sabotage with Natalie Butler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 51:49

    Self sabotage is common in the pursuit of goals, and for whatever reason most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. Be it a fear of failure, a lack of self worth, or life being so stressful and overwhelming we get caught in bad habit loops which see us take 1 step forwards and two steps backwards. Natalie Butler, a coach to stressed women, joins me to talk about her experiencing burning out, sabotaging herself, and getting caught in negative habit loops. Check out Nats online @nataliebutlercoaching

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    #632 - Optimising Our Productivity

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 58:37

    We all look to be more productive and efficient, so what have we learnt about being more productive as fitness people, me as a business owner, and Tom as a remote worker, both to get more done in the day, fitting work and the things we love to do in? We also go down a happiness rabbit hole, discuss values based reflection, living with flexible rules, the science behind anchoring yourself to fixed ideals, my experience reading a recent book, and more.

    #631 - Mid Life Crisis with Dan Stanley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 54:33

    In everyones lives there are crisis points, and for so many big life events like having kids, losing someone close to you, or experiencing a pandemic life is shifted into perspective and you hit an inflection point. Who am I, what am I doing, why aren't I happy, what's next, do I love him/her, why is life so hard, what does it mean to be a man/woman in todays world - these are all thoughts we face when big life moments rock us. I can't lie, becoming a parent in a pandemic hit me, just like Dan Stanley was hit when he had his first child. As an ex military commando he thought he had it all figured out, but FAR from it, a crisis hit, and the purpose of life, what he loved, and everything in it got thrown into turmoil. {TRIGGER WARNING} This is a deep show where Dan and I get very vulnerable about our past, and things we did. Talking helps, this is why we are talking about this very topic. Discover Dans website at: www.better-men.uk The books we reference on the show are 1. The Untethered Soul 2. Legacy by James Kerr 3. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover 4. The Five Languages of Love

    #630 - The Purpose of Fitness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 48:02

    What is the purpose of fitness in our lives? We raise this question because we're told keeping fit is good for us, but what type of fitness, and how does that blend with our goals, such as losing weight or building muscle or just being as healthy as we can be? This podcast goes deep quickly, because it has too. The fitness industry is too quick to generalise terms such as 'fitness' and 'healthy', and without identifying what fitness means to each of us, and why we engage in it, we might waste a lot of time and energy doing the wrong things, for the wrong reasons. Want clarity on how fitness plays a role in your life? This podcast is for you, get a listen on...

    #629 - Is BodyBuilding Healthy with Ben Haldon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 51:18

    BodyBuilding has a huge influence over the fitness industry. The very nature of it is a self-centred pursuit, and in my and Ben Haldon (my awesome guest for this show) experience it can quickly lead to body dysmorphia, eating disorders and anxiety. But, can it be healthy, can we build muscle, get lean and look badass without it taking over our lives and influencing many of our daily decisions? We think so, and today Ben and I get under the skin of the issue, looking at Ben's past experience with body building, his journey avoiding prolonged body dysmorphia and disordered eating, and how we feels he has the right balance and mindset to live and happy, healthy, fit life. This is an EPIC show for anyone that trains and is into fitness. Enjoy. Find Ben Haldon on IG @myschoolbenji The book we reference 'Brain over binge'

    #628 - The Simple Formula to Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:40

    To be more successful with anything, could it simply be a case of delaying gratification? We see this in all areas of life, if we didn't eat that dessert would we have been successful with our diet, if we had stayed consistent would we have built that business, if we could just say NO more, would we be better off, long term? Let's debate this topic and explore delaying gratification to desire, emotion and want, starting with looking at The Marshmallow Experiment, because science is key!

    #627 - Avoid The Afternoon Energy Slump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 49:15

    Get tired after lunch? Many of us do, but why is this, is it what we eat, what we're doing, our quality of sleep? Join us to find out as we dive into the 10 core factors that can affect how energised you are after lunch.

    #626 – Muscle Loss & Metabolism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 48:02

    Does your metabolism slow down as you age? Many people say it does, but not like you think, its another cultural norm we need to challenge as the narrative is wrong. What does have a BIG influence on metabolism is muscle mass, something a lot of people into fitness want to increase. I've lost a load of muscle recently from having long covid, so this spurred the conversation around what can cause muscle loss, how to navigate it if injured or ill, how metabolism and age plays a role, and how to get our head around it all - often the biggest challenge.

    #625 - "Everything in Moderation"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 42:52

    You've heard the phrase "Everything in Moderation", but is this a helpful term, or a free pass to do whatever, whenever, justifying any action we take? It's often used in nutrition conversations where we justify eating junk food, or consuming alcohol, but as ever, context is key, so, let's get stuck into the context, and of course some research. Join Tom and I as we venture down the rabbit hole...

    #624 - Books, What I Read & Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 53:07

    Tom and I debate the purpose of learning, why we might learn from books vs audio vs video, what Tom reads and why, the stages of learning we go through in life and the purpose of these stages, the issue with fiction books that are led by opinion, why books fall foul of confirmation bias, and more. If you love to learn, you'll love this show. Check out my top Self-development books here: https://bencoomber.com/blogs/news/ben-coomber-s-favourite-personal-development-books

    #623 - Having Uncomfortable Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 79:01

    How good are you at talking to other people about uncomfortable things? Do you often talk to yourself and challenge what you believe, making yourself feel uncomfortable? If you're not good with uncomfortable conversations, this podcast is for you..

    #622 - Stuck in a Rut? Get Unstuck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 66:20

    When you're stuck in a rut, everything feels like it's working against you, you then get negative, feel frustrated at the smallest of things, and in a short space of time you've gone from a glass half full to a glass basically empty kind of person. This happened to me over the last few months, so Tom and I fire up the mic, discuss how I got stuck in a rut, how I got out, and then aim to give you tactical skills of how you can get out of a rut, whatever that rut is. Please share this show if you feel its helped :)

    #621 - The Perfect Workout with Rachel Frances Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 56:41

    The movement we do, is it optimal? The way we walk, the way we bend, the way we run, and then the way we exercise? Rachel joins me to go down the movement rabbit hole looking at human biomechanics, how we move on a daily basis, the errors of many gym programs, what functional exercise means, why peoples gym based goals could and should be broader, how simple things like shoes could easily cause pain and incorrect movement, and then whether kids should even wear shoes. A fascinating chat with a dear friend and industry professional, enjoy. Check Rachel out online and on social media 'Biomechanics Education'

    #620 - The Mindset of Food Choice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 69:26

    Does your weight give you anxiety? Have you gotten older and the weight you've gained feels like it will always be there and you'll never lose it, like your body has settled at this weight forever despite your best efforts? If so this is the podcast for you. We evolve the conversation from episode #619 and look at what weight maintenance really is from two different perspectives, how our mindset can often hold us back in this area, and ultimately - what we can all do about it to be healthier, happier people.

    #619 - Is Obesity Genetic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 64:44

    When we discuss obesity and being overweight, it often comes around to genetics and whether or not somebody is 'just naturally' heavier, and after some interesting news stories in the media recently, we wanted to explore this idea, starting with the theory that we all have a genetic set point our bodies naturally want to sit at. Is your weight nature, or nurture, and if it's a combination, what has the biggest impact, and most importantly, how do we set ourselves up for weight management success?

    #618 - Is Cardio Good for Fat Loss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 54:26

    Cardio isn't scientifically speaking great for fat loss due to a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean its bad, it just needs to be used appropriately and be fully understood. Join Tom and I as we venture down the cardio rabbit hole and look at human physiology, environmental factors, habit stacking, weight training vs cardio for fat loss, body composition, healthy ageing, and more, then you can decide how much cardio you're off to do....

    #617 - Humans are Lazy & Like Drugs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 52:50

    Humans are naturally lazy, we seek ease, comfort and minimal expenditure for maximum return, the issue is this can be counter productive in our modern world. Today we venture down a few rabbit holes looking at human movement and whether we are actually as sedentary as the media constantly tells us we are, whether this affects our metabolism, how we can hack our own natural instincts, how this compares to tribes like the Hadza in Tanzania, and, why humans like drugs that give us a high, or low, and how that plays into the desire to take 'supplements'. Its a different one this one, enjoy...Episode References: Sitting, squatting, and the evolutionary biology of human inactivityD, A. Raichlen et all. PNAS. Sedentary Behavior: Emerging Evidence for a New Health Risk. N, Owen, et all. Mayo Clinic.

    #616 - Highs & Lows of Being a World Champion with Jenny Todd

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 69:38

    In this episode Tom my co-host interviews his training coach, Jenny Todd, who is 4x England's Strongest Woman and previous winner of Britain's Strongest woman, Europe's Strongest Woman and the 2017 Arnold Amateur Middleweight Division. They discuss her approach to competing, why she decided to retire from the sport after reaching the top, the lessons learned along the way about being a world champion level athlete, and also about being a happy person. They also discuss gym programming, where to start if you're new to the gym, working on your weaknesses, and how to start out if you want to get involved with strongman! An awesome (in places deep) interview with a truly inspiring person - we hope you enjoy it!Find Jenny at @trapsliketodd on Instagram

    #615 - Fruit vs Veg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 64:23

    We all agree fruit and vegetables are healthy, but is one better than the other? A recent article points to vegetables being better than fruit, is there any truth to the article? What about glycemic control, nutrient density, sugar content, preparation, and the overall calorie volume? It’s all discussed in this show alongside research processes, where goals intersect with the detail of nutrition, and ultimately how to navigate fruit and vegetables in your diet for health, long term.

    #614 - Communication is Key

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 5:53

    I'm in a bit of a personal life pickle, but, as ever, there is a lesson to draw from it, so here goes..

    #613 - Could Life be Better After Covid?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 53:10

    What has the covid-19 pandemic taught us about our health, fitness, food, mindset, mental health, physical health, life and MORE? I'm one for reflection, perspective and learning, and I fire up the mic for a solo show on "8 ways I hope the world changes after covid". Got one you want to add to my list? Hit me up, email into the show and share it....https://bencoomber.com/blogs/news/8-ways-i-hope-the-world-changes-after-coronavirus

    #612 - The Halo Effect

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 50:07

    Tom and I delve into new research on The Halo Effect, how the generations have approached nutrition, how this feeds into how we feed our kids, how I have approached feeding my daughter, and how to positively influence change in someone else's diet or lifestyle, such as your kids, friends, family or partner. WARNING - This show opens with references to 'Erections', and before you think WTF, we did a quick research review of erectile function and plant based diets.

    #611 - Life Choices: I Interview my Mum

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 50:30

    To truly understand ourselves we must understand our past and our upbringing, and there is no better way to do this than to grill your mum on what you were like as a kid - so I've done just that. I sit down with my mum and ask her "what was I like as a kid" "what was I good at" "what choices did I make" "how did the divorce effect me" "how have you seen me develop and mature" "what parenting principals did you try live by", and more. This is an interview I have wanted to do for a long time, and I had no idea how it would pan out, but I definitely learnt a thing or two about myself... My mums website: https://www.dmyoga.co.uk

    #610 - Artificial Sweeteners, A Scientific Look

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 70:17

    Artificial Sweeteners have a lot of controversy around them, some saying things like "they're toxic", and "they're like poison for your brain". But what is the truth, and where have the fears around sweeteners come from? This podcast will explore the history of sweeteners, the different types, how we understand and interpret the science on them, what we should consider before consuming them, and how to essentially be informed around their use, and wade through the various claims made about them online.

    #609 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 58:29

    In part 2 we delve into gym culture and what we feel needs to change, bad habits of gym goers (our pet hates), whether gyms do enough to teach people what to actually do in the gym, small gyms compared to big gyms, how long you should stay on a basic weight lifting program as a new lifter, when and how to approach more advanced and complex programs, and the lessons you the listener have learnt from years in the gym - a quick fire bit at the end from all your awesome comments from social media. If you enjoyed this 2 part Gym Lessons podcast, please recommend it to a fellow gym goer.

    #608 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 48:01

    The gym can be a confusing place, what exercises are best, what reps are best, why are some machines hogged over others, and how do we get the results we’re looking for with the minimal amount of effort? Tom and I, combined, have been in the gym for 28 years, so we thought we would fire up the mic and discuss all the things we know now, that we wish we knew back then. Why we train, how you become happy training, how to get rid of training induced anxiety, the pay off of the big 3 exercises, how many days a week to train, training volume, training specificity, are just some of the things we discuss. This is part 1, we’d love your insights and lessons from the gym, help us shape part 2… Enjoy!

    #607 - Is Winning the Goal with Dr Josephine Perry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 49:53

    In life, in sport, in the gym, is winning the goal? Dr Josephine Perry is a sports psychologist and coaches young athletes from the age of 8, right up to 80 year olds still trying to achieve their goals. And while we all have goals, how do they take shape, and what is the definition of achieving them? When we then set out to achieve a goal, what then holds us back, fear, a lack of confidence, the comments of others, a lack of preparation? Dr Perry has just written an awesome book called “I Can: The Teenage Athletes Guide to Mental Fitness”, except the book is for all, its simplicity and approach is brilliant, for young or old, and I loved this interview. If you are goal driven, or want to be more goal driven, or want to achieve more, this show is for you.Check out Dr Perry at: https://performanceinmind.co.uk

    #606 - Building Confidence in Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 44:17

    Most people would say they wish they had more confidence, with many claiming some people are just naturally more confident, but is this true? Surely we are all confident at some stuff? Two people wrote into the podcast which formatted what we feel is a deep dive into developing your inner confidence, refining your ability and character, how to know what ideas are good and which are the bad ones, and use a few examples, one being how to write something, like a blog or a book or to start a project when there is procrastination and fear, another example with weight loss and how we focus on BIG often disempowering goals that make us question our ability. The reality is, most people would say they would love to be more confident and trust themselves, and we hope this podcast goes some way to helping.If you’d like to take the £1 FA offer we spoke of, here is the link: http://bit.ly/fa1offer

    #605 - Caffeine, Performance & Redlining Workouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 50:40

    Caffeine, something 99% of us take, multiple times a day, but what is the science behind it, what is the perfect dose, how does it affect our sleep, how does it affect performance in the gym, in training and sport, and when can it be bad? Find out, alongside Tom and I jumping down a few other rabbit holes…!Want to get our Caffeine white paper? Awesome, grab a copy here: https://btn.academy/pages/nutrition-report-caffeine

    #604 - Stress, How Deep Does it Go?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 59:48

    Stress is in all our lives, but how deep does it go, how does it affect us, and are we aware of all the stressors in our life? Having coached for 14 years now, I've seen and worked with a lot of stressed people, and there are common character traits of the 'stressed' person, thus, we could argue that stress isn't real in some respects, but it very much is, because life is happening all around us and pushing and pulling us constantly. In this solo podcast I cover the many forms of stress in our lives, how to potentially look at it, how to solve or alleviate it, and how to hopefully become, less stressed. Enjoy.

    #603 - When Life is Difficult

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 48:51

    Right now, and at many points in our lives, things get difficult, and its often tough to see a way out. This podcast was spurred by a great question sent into the show which started simple on the surface, but Tom and I found a way to go down a deep rabbit hole and look at life challenges, goals and what happens when we can't achieve them, where self-awareness only gets us so far with our own problems, why you should never stop at one diagnosis if you're not happy, how to solve our life frustrations, and more. If you fancy joining Tom for his Sweetener webinar, here's the sign up link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816153025060/WN_8p8jqgBIRUG0zRkNKSdJcg If you want to write into the show email bencoomber@gmail.com subject line ‘Podcast’

    #602 - Stress Inhibiting Fat Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 58:21

    Stress and fat loss have long been connected, some point to a direct effect, and some to an indirect effect, after all when you look at the research stress and obesity are directly correlated. But physiologically, what direct effects could there be, and what effects could there then be indirectly? Tom and I fire up the mic and dive down the rabbit hole to explore all the ways in which stress can hold back your fat loss efforts, getting geeky, then zooming out to look at the wider picture. Stress is something we all have, BUT, the devil is in the dose…. and the response….Want to learn more about nutrition? Visit: www.btn.academy

    #601 - Sugar Addiction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 49:43

    Is sugar addictive? People often quote their addiction as a real thing, but we don’t eat sugar, we eat food with sugar in it. So is sugar addictive - or is it the sugary foods, the tastes, the flavours, that make it addictive? Before we talk about sugar and whether its addictive we need to speak about the problem solving process, as this podcast was spurred from a nutrition talk I did where someone put up their hand and said “Ben, how do you solve sugar addiction”. It turned out that wasn’t the problem, so we start with the nutrition problem solving process, then discuss the dynamics of sugar, carbs, and how and what we eat, and its affect on our bodies.Enjoy this show? Awesome, please subscribe and give it a share

    #600 - Is Food Medicine?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 76:06

    “Food is thy Medicine” is a famous quote, but is it true, or could it actually be a harmful phrase that alienates the nutrition industry from the medical industry? In our industry we often complain that modern medicine isn’t holistic enough, that it doesn’t treat the whole person, but this is unfair, and modern medicine is actually doing the work it needs to do to save lives. Join Tom and I as we go down the rabbit hole and explore how this feeds into the Healthism debate, where ‘how’ we approach anything changes everything, why the EatWell plate positions balance in the way it does, why ‘diet systems’ prevail over a wider balanced nutritional approach, and why much of the blue zone healthy ageing data is over simplified in its message to us living a long and healthy life.

    #599 - Less Oxygen is Better with Patrick McKeown

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 55:50


    Breathing is something I think we all take for granted. But with stressful lives a modern reality, anxiety at an all time high, asthma being a common respiratory condition, is it time we drew more focus to the breath and how it affects our physiology and psychology? Patrick McKeown, author of 8 books on the topic, joins me to discuss all things breathing, oxygen, why Co2 is the unsung hero, how breathing actually affects our body and mind, how you can test your breathing with the BOLT score, and more. A thought provoking show around an action we perform 10-20,000x a day, and something that is a personal interest of mine having used a breathing technique to cure my asthma, and still using it as part of my Long Covid recovery.Check Patrick out at: https://oxygenadvantage.com


    #598 - Omar Meziane - The World Cup Winning Chef

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 40:04


    Omar Meziane’s CV is seriously impressive. He’s worked with England Rugby, England Football, Chelsea FC, The EIS (English Institute of Sport), the Spice Girls... I could go on and on and on, there is so much he’s done. We first met each other via our mutual friend James Haskell, who Omar has now co-written 2 books with - Perfect Fit and Cooking for Fitness. Today I finally get the privilege of chatting to him about his career in sport as a chef working with the worlds best athletes, how he views food and how simple it can be, whether he’s more Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, which spice girl is the angriest as well as his new food business www.Tweakd.uk and much more.Check Omar out @o.meziane top lad, was a pleasure chatting with him.


    #597 - Is intentional weight loss harmful?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 121:10

    In this marathon show, Tom interviews Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro PhD, CISSN, CHC, former Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Renaissance Periodisation Coach and Long-Term weight loss specialist. This conversation is incredible, exploring the Health At Every Size movement, weight stigma, healthism, metabolically healthy obesity, and the idea that diets are harmful and to be avoided. Where do good nutrition, intentional weight loss and the fitness industry fit in the newly emerging anti-diet paradigm? Grab a cuppa, this one goes in deep!Follow Gabrielle on FB/IG: VitaminPhDVitamin PhD Nutrition Telehealth Coaching Website: www.vitaminphdnutrition.comRP 1:1 E-mail Coaching: www.renaissanceperiodization.comBridging the Gap Website: www.btgcomprehensivecoaching.comFB Community (Membership Subscription Required, available on BtG Website): Comprehensive Coaching Facebook CommunityNutrition Coaching Global Mastermind (Board Member): nutritioncoachingglobal.comSports Nutrition Association (Board Member): sportsnutritionassociation.com

    #596 - Pace : Presence : Think

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 32:09

    2020 - what a year. But what did you learn, discover and realise about yourself and your life? This is what I learnt, and 3 words I am taking into 2021 to live a more purposeful life. p.s. yes I do get the episode number wrong at the beginning, standard!! It's 596.

    #595 - The Road to Awesome

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 61:06

    Pandemic or not, what is the road to AWESOME, the recipe for personal success? How do we break down and assess where we are at, where we want to get to, and the steps needed to get there? In this talk I get you to assess your current level of AWESOME, score it out of 10, then work through 6 core pillars and their scores, and then I go through the 10 biggest areas I feel people need to nail to get to your next level of awesome. For me, being AWESOME is the goal, and I hope this podcast, an audio recording of a talk I've just done for the staff of HSBC, helps. Enjoy.

    #594 - The Healthism Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 67:11

    When we use the term ‘health’, or ‘healthy’, what does this actually mean? Who decides or has decided what healthy constitutes? How much body fat is healthy? How much wine is healthy? What should and shouldn’t we do when it comes to our health? Its a big topic, so Tom and I go down a long and winding rabbit hole of health terminology, politics, socioeconomics, human behaviour, and personal value systems. Its a deep show, but wow, isn’t this an important topic if we want to be healthy…..?

    #593 - Home Workouts with The London Fitness Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 42:48

    If you’re working out at home, how should you structure it? How would you warm up with limited equipment? What exercises are good, and how do you keep mixing it up? These are all questions I throw at The London Fitness Guy - James Stirling with part 2 of our chat. I also delve into his diet, why his goals are largely focused on maintenance these days, how he used to suffer from body dysmorphia, the difference in what you can achieve between training at the gym and at home, and what is his #1 cardio burner. Enjoy.Follow James on the gram @London_Fitness_Guy

    #592 - Female Hormones & Menopause with Amanda Thebe

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 54:36

    We've been discussing hormones and ageing a lot recently, and the two shows myself and Tom have done recently got plenty of feedback / criticism on female hormones, especially regarding the shifts you get as you age with menopause. So Amanda Thebe, a hormones and menopause expert who's experienced all this herself, coaches it, teaches it, and has written the book on it, joins me on the show to discuss weight gain as you age, the impact of hormones, how Covid19 symptoms are actually a good comparison of how we can be affected physiologically, where symptoms fit into the cause and effect scenario, where goals get merged and shouldn't as health and weight are different, and ultimately, what effects weight gain, hormones or how much we eat...! Enjoy. Feel free to continue the debate by writing into the show via email; bencoomber @ gmail.com Subject line 'Podcast' Follow Amanda online @Amanda.Thebe Find her book 'Menopocalypse' on Amazon.

    #591 - Covid Recovery with The London Fitness Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 43:04

    Had covid? I have, so has The London Fitness Guy, aka James Stirling. In this episode we discuss how its affected us and the effect it’s had on our lives. We discuss how it brought around crippling anxiety for James, deep depression for me, fatigue and lethargy for us both, but importantly, how we’ve recovered and the breakthroughs its both given us. 2020 has been a CRAP year for many reasons, but we now reflect on how is now been the BEST year for us both. Covid wasn’t fun, but in hindsight, there has been gifts from it. In the discussion we also discuss breath work, meditation, Wim Hoff cold showers, exercise management, mindset, how to be successful on your own terms, and more. An incredible show with an incredible guest.Give James a follow over on IG @London_Fitness_GuyJames website: https://londonfitnessguy.com

    #590 - Anxiety When Stopping Exercise

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 19:42

    Taking time off the gym can create a lot of anxiety in people: will this lead me to gain fat? Will I lose muscle? What about strength? In this short Monday show, Co-Host Tom outlines exactly what happens in your body when you stop going to the gym, and how much of a concern it should really be...

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