Episode #187 - With Adam Gilbert of My Body Tutor

Summary:

In Episode #187 Ari interviews Adam Gilbert of My Body Tutor, one of the best resources available for people looking to improve their health through a minimalist combination of diet, exercise, and accountability.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 14:54 – The Introduction of Adam Gilbert
  • 15:10 – Adam’s background
  • 16:13 – The dangers of food as a self-nurturing drug
  • 16:34 – What My Body Tutor is
  • 16:55 – My Body Tutor holds clients accountable for their progress
  • 17:50 – Daily accountability is HUGE difference maker
  • 18:09 – People can do amazing things when they know others are watching
  • 18:50 – Adam’s general philosophy?—dispel the myth that there is a magic formula to fitness—it’s about eating, exercise, and consistency
  • 19:25 – Why is consistency so hard?
    • 19:30 – Most diet and exercise are not sustainable
    • 20:30 – Most people just go on food diets—there needs to be psychological change
    • 21:23 – There’s no accountability
  • 21:50 – It’s not about never making mistakes—it’s about mitigating those mistakes
  • 22:40 – When we understand why we’re eating, it’s easier to understand what we’re eating
  • 23:29 – It’s easier to replace a behavior than it is to quit a behavior
  • 25:00 – Ask yourself why when you’re eating
  • 26:11 – Ari’s sugar addiction
  • 27:18 – Exercise at My Body Tutor is individualized based on the client goals
  • 27:33 – Exercise is the key to happiness and stress relief whereas diet is the key to weight loss
  • 30:12 – Frequency of workouts depends on the client
  • 30:52 – Adam’s Top 3 Tips to be More Effective:
    • 31:15 – Identify your 3 to 5 critical “balls”
    • 31:50 – Write down everything
    • 32:09 – If it can be done in less than two minutes, get it done right away

5 Key Points:

  1. If your diet isn’t sustainable, it won’t work.
  2. Dietary mistakes and fitness lapses are OK—just so long as they are few and far between.
  3. Understand why you’re eating if you want to understand what you’re eating.
  4. If not now, then when?
  5. It’s easier to replace a behavior than it is to quit a behavior.

Resources Mentioned:

  • The Less Doing WODcast – A FULLY AUTOMATED daily workout routine brought to you for FREE by Dave Rael and Ari
  • Call 1-844-i-do-less – Toll-Free number, Press “0” to speak with a Less Doing Certified Coach
  • Text DOLESS – Text DOLESS to 33733
  • rettyInstant.com – On-Demand Photography
  • Slack Digest – A daily digest of the most important conversations in your channels
  • Kono.ai – An AI mobile scheduler that uses metrics to tell you the best time and location for the event
  • Get Duffel – Securely download gmail emails into PDFs with one click
  • Screen Hero – A new screen sharing and collaboration tool that allows MULTIPLE mouse cursors at the same time
  • Circadian Rhythm – Bicycle mechanism of potassium and sodium that controls sleep/wake cycles
  • Jetme.Aero – The priceline.com of private air travel
  • Apple Watch Waterproof Case – From Catalyst, a waterproof case for the apple watch
  • Are You Strong Enough to Save Your Own Life? – From the Art of Manliness…pretty self-explanatory…
  • Famebit – Get a Social Media start to endorse your products or services

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