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The art of ‘Detach and Relax’

In past years I’ve had some trouble putting my exact thoughts on health and nutrition into words.

There was always something I just didn’t like about where health and nutrition was going, and I wanted to rally against it… Revolt if you will.

Eat Stop Eat was the result of this feeling. In a sense it represented my own personal health and fitness revolution.

But it was more than just fasting, it was the mind set.

I had grown tired of people promoting suffering as dedication, exhaustion as a virtue, and obsession as health.

It’s not that I don’t want people to workout, or make conscious decisions about what they eat, it’s actually the opposite.

I want you to work hard in the gym. Very hard. And I want you to be aware of your food choices. I do NOT want you to eat passively.

I also want you to learn to be patient and take breaks from eating. You don’t have to eat all the time, but you certainly don’t need to fast all the time either.

I needed a way to convey ‘dedicated but balanced’, instead of ‘obsessed and inflexible’.

Today, I think I figured it out.

It’s the art of ‘Detach and relax’

I want you to workout and workout hard, but when you are done your workout I want you to Detach and Relax. Don’t take it home with you, don’t obsess about it.

I want you to be aware of what and when you are eating, but once you are done making a food decision, I want you to Detach and Relax. Don’t obsess about your food choices, don’t let food control you.

Detach and Relax.

You simply can not be all health and fitness all the time.

Eat less, move more, don’t be afraid to break a sweat every once in a while, and remember to be balanced.

As much as some people may hate to hear it, there’s more to life than 0% body fat, blood and puke in the gym, and macronutrients on your plate.

How to lose even more weight this week

It’s ironic that looking for weight loss information on-line involves sitting in front of a computer, and sitting in front of computer involves expending very little energy and (more often than not) it also involves some amount of passive eating.

Going outside and going for a hike does not involve finding any new, fun, weight loss information to read, it also does typically does not involve eating, and involves the actual act of burning extra calories.

Even more interesting is that going to the gym involves burning calories, building muscle and not eating… UNLESS you’ve gone on-line and found some weight loss information suggesting you should eat something during your workouts

Funny how these things work.

One of the easiest things you can do to improve your weight loss is to find activities that you can do that do not involve eating.

Eat less, move more and don’t be afraid to break a sweat occasionally.

Sounds simple, but it works.