#1 Diet Question Revealed

Solving Your Diet Problems With 1 Question

Do you have difficulty selecting the right kind and amounts of food to eat throughout the day? If so, you will want to read this article from TFW Founder, Martin Rooney about the secret question he discovered to solve all your nutrition and diet issues. Answer the question correctly and watch your life change.

-Coach Brian Waldo, MS CSCS CES CPT FNS WLS MAT

Hello Warriors,

As a “fitness guy,” you might think working out and eating right is easy for me. Maybe you believe I spend my time in between multiple workouts a day eating brussel sprouts and grilled chicken with nothing but a smile on my face because of some enhanced ability to delay gratification.

Perhaps you imagine I am also impervious to the confusion caused by the latest diet fad and just munch on celery sticks while dreaming up my next warrior workout.

I wish I could say I you’re right, but I can’t.

Just like you, I face daily challenges in terms of my health and fitness. My biggest health challenge isn’t getting to the gym.

To be honest, my toughest health obstacle has to do with my eating.

If I have learned one thing from the last 30 years of working out, it is that I love to train. I rarely miss a workout simply because I enjoy training. I train because hard exercise satisfies both my body and mind.

But just like I love to train, I also love to eat.

When it comes to eating, however, satisfying my body and mind is not so easy. I have learned overloading your plate isn’t as positive as overloading your deadlift.

If you also have some challenges with your eating, I have great news!

I have a way to help. Before I give you the answer, I want to ask you 10 QUESTIONS about your past diet practices:

Have you ever eaten too much only ask “Why did I just do that?”

Have you ever found it difficult to stop eating until your plate is empty?

Do you ever select a restaurant according to how much food you get per serving?

Do you ever eat so fast you didn’t even notice the taste or texture of the food?

Do you care less about the quality of your food as the amount increases? (Buffet anyone?)

Do you find yourself snacking at work because food is there?

Do you ever eat out of boredom?

Do you find yourself eating for entertainment or out of emotion?

Do you ever feel bad or guilty about the things you ate?

Is your family or social life centered around food or drink consumption?

If you answered “yes” to any (or many) of the QUESTIONS above, you are just like me.

I have been a culprit of eating too much, thinking consistent exercise was a license to eat whatever I wanted, eating when I was distracted, inhaling jars of “natural” peanut butter because I thought it was healthy, and racing up for seconds to make sure I got as much food as possible before I got full.

I have realized I have some mental programs that create challenges with my eating. If you answered “yes” to some of the questions above, maybe you have some bad eating programs too.

Why do you have these mental programs about eating?

You can blame your post-Depression era parents or grandparents.
You can blame the marketers and the fast food companies.
You can blame the starving people from around the world you were warned about as a child.

Go ahead. Blame the carbs.
Blame the fats.

But that won’t help you.

You need to do something to “change the program” and I have one QUESTION that can help.

This is the QUESTION I now ask before every meal and it is helping me.
This QUESTION helps me to take and eat less food.
This QUESTION allows me to leave something on my plate.
This QUESTION taught me not having seconds is ok.
This QUESTION stops me from stuffing myself when I am no longer hungry.
This QUESTION has been so powerful for me, I want to give this gift to you.

Here it is: “AM I FEEDING MY BODY OR MY MIND?”

How does it work?

Right before you are about to eat, ask yourself the QUESTION. If you decide you are feeding your mind, make the appropriate changes, omissions or additions to your meal.

Answering honestly will help you to determine whether the food choice is right, the amount of food is right, and if the timing of the food is right for your body.

Face it, you already have all the answers.

You know what is and is not good for your body and when you need to eat. Use the QUESTION so your mind doesn’t allow you to act confused. Fruits, Vegetables, Lean Meats, Water. Start there and feed your body before your mind worries you about the difficulty with going gluten-free.

Food is a drug.

People who have overcome challenges with drugs still face those challenges every day. The plan to stay drug-free is simple:

Use effective strategies to avoid bad habits and take it one day at a time.

For your challenges with food, take one meal at a time. The effective strategy is to ask, answer and adapt to THE QUESTION.

Now I know you may have one QUESTION of your own:

“Is it ever ok to feed my mind?” My answer is, “of course.”

Whether you want to call it a cheat meal, a treat or a sweet indulgence, I think you need to keep your mind happy too.

But this is not a license to allow your mind to destroy your body. Constantly indulging your mind at the expense of your body is not the answer.

If you have a sweet tooth, have a taste of chocolate, not the whole bar.
If you like steak, cut it in smaller pieces and save some for later.

Want some ice cream? Have a small cone, not the whole gallon.

But which ever you choose, when you are treating your mind, do not forget to ask yourself the QUESTION.

Can it be that simple? Give it a try and see for yourself.

Are You Feeding Your Body Or Your Mind?

The answer could set you free,

Martin

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Does Exercise Scare You?

The Secret to Every Successful Diet And Fitness Program

Sometimes the big secret to doing something is just showing up. In this article from TFW Founder, Martin Rooney, he will help you overcome the possible fear and doubt you may currently have about joining a fitness program. Enjoy the article and I hope you find what you should really be fearful of.

-Coach Brian Waldo @ TFW East Metro-Cottage Grove

Hello Warriors,

People are naturally afraid of things like heights, snakes and spiders. Put most children and adults up on something really high or hand them a python and they will give you the same reaction.

Fortunately for you (unless you are a skydiver or collector of reptiles,) you probably don’t have to elicit these inborn fear responses very often. Unfortunately for you, however, since there are centers of your brain always on the hunt for things of which to be afraid, when old fears start to disappear from your life, your brain is excellent at creating new ones.

I see this fear creation ability first hand at almost every gym I visit around the world.

Recently we held an orientation for the new members of our TFW program. I thought this hour-long event was to introduce and explain to the 25 new people about the program and how to best benefit from the training, but I was wrong.

Instead, I realized I had to remove the fear all of these people have about joining and participating in an exercise program.

How did I know?

Terror is easy to read on the faces of your audience when you are standing in front of them.

A new member of a fitness program is easy to spot. When the new members entered the building last night, I could immediately recognize most of them were anxious.

Unlike walking into a movie theater, restaurant, or mall for the first time, these people were downright apprehensive.

I was saddened when I saw this behavior, because I realized the current message about exercise being portrayed to people must be too “extreme,” “insane,” and “hardcore.”

Gone are the days that people gladly get a new pair of running shoes, an outfit and join the gym. Now people procrastinate searching the web about training only to get terrified and confused by the concept of having to go “Paleo” and the prospect of tearing off the palm of your hand after switching to “beast mode.”

To be clear, exercise is not scary. And at TFW we will prove it.
You see, sitting on the couch and eating fast food is scary. Lifting a bar with weights off the floor while working out is not dangerous. Lifting too much food to your mouth without working out is dangerous.

Running, jumping and sweating is not going to disable you.

Cancer, diabetes and heart disease will disable you.

Fitness is not the enemy here. Obesity (which can be the cause of all the other diseases I mentioned) is the enemy here and I want you to be more afraid of that.

During the evening, as I talked about the expectations for the program, I could see the fear start to melt away. The initial anxious scowls were turned into optimistic smiles.

But I had to wonder:

“What about all the people that didn’t come tonight because they were too afraid? What about the people around the world that walk up to a gym door, but can’t muster the courage to open it and walk in?”

That was the moment I knew I had to write this in hopes at least one reader is empowered to use the “Most Important Aspect of a Successful Fitness Program.”

The highlight of the orientation was not me presenting, but my wife and another TFW veteran named Michael sharing the results our program has produced for them. Both testimonials about how the program has helped them in terms of weight loss, muscle gain and the reduction of health risks was valuable, but each of them shared the secret to succeeding at anything:

YOU HAVE TO SHOW UP!

Michael let the group know he spends his days driving for work and had gained over 50 pounds. He knew he was eating the wrong things. He knew exercise was important. He heard it from both his doctor and his kids.

Notches on his belts his tailor was telling him too. But he said nothing happened until he committed and SHOWED UP the first day. My wife shared similar challenges and just the simple action of SHOWING UP wiped that fear away enough to let her get started.

Do any of these make you nervous about starting something new?

• Fear of Failure
• Fear of Change
• Fear of Injury
• Fear of Rejection
• Fear of Reality

If you are fearful about starting anything new like a fitness program, career choice, musical instrument or even writing a blog, the secret of SHOWING UP will make those nerves go away.

Action is the magical cure to your fears and you don’t need a prescription to get it. Action is where the fear ends and the excitement begins.

SHOW UP and you can no longer let the first step be what’s holding you back.
SHOW UP and your calling, art, passion becomes more believable.
SHOW UP and your potential will start to come through.

The first thing I did at the orientation was congratulate the attendees on his or her courage. When they looked back quizzically, I reminded them they had already taken the most courageous step: they SHOWED UP.

Now I am challenging you.

You are letting your fears hold you back from something. Whether it is your fitness, family, work or passion, you know the world is waiting for more. At Training For Warriors, we ask you to be a warrior.

A warrior is defined as a fighter.
A warrior is also defined as being brave.

And bravery is not the absence of fear, it is SHOWING UP in spite of it.

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Time to SHOW UP,

Martin