At first I was pretty shocked, my first response was to be angry. After all, no one likes being hung up on.
Then I started to think about it and realised it was a shame that he’d reacted like that.
I really could have helped him and now would never get the chance.
You see, I was on a call with a guy yesterday who wanted to lose 45 kilos and had tried everything, but just couldn’t shift the weight and keep it off.
I was really excited as these are the people who I love getting results for at it literally changes their life.
Everything was going great until he asked me what diet I follow.
I told him I follow my own diet but that it includes meat.
He lost it. He told me he was vegan and so how could I possibly help him.
He asked me if I’d ever been vegan. I told him “No.”
He rolled his eyes and said, “So how the hell are you going to help me? You eat meat, you’ve never been vegan!”
This was the moment he hung up.
Now he was absolutely right, as I said, I’ve never been vegan and have no intention of ever being vegan…but it doesn’t mean I don’t know how to help vegans lose weight.
You see, weight loss is independent of which particular diet you’re following.
The underlying principles of weight loss apply across all diets…
So I don’t care if your Vegan or full blown Carnivore, Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Weight Watchers or anything in-between…it really makes no difference to me (it doesn’t mean I don’t understand each of those diets in detail…I do)
But by following the plan in our NTX Weight Loss Program you can be on any diet you want and still lose weight.
Dave’s been a kitesurfer for 12 years, last week he gave up and sold his kites…
When he first started he dreamed of being a lean, ripped kiter (like the ones he’d seen at the beach) kiting was his motivation and his inspiration to lose the weight he was carrying, to eat healthy, to get in shape. Now he could kite it meant he wouldn’t have to pack himself into a gym anymore. He could combine being outside doing something he loved, with getting fit and losing weight.
Only it didn’t quite work out like that.
He could never seem to build up a routine or be consistent enough in his efforts to really shift the weight and get in shape. Oftentimes work simply meant he didn’t have the time to build a routine or life simply got in the way. Many times when he did manage to get in good habits for a few weeks something would happen outside of his control which would mean he’d have to ditch all the good habits, as he had to sort out the crisis happening in his life.
He woke up most mornings, looked in the mirror and wasn’t really happy with what he saw, and worse he was starting to notice the effects when he went kiting. Because of his lack of physical fitness and the growing spare tyre he was carrying about his midriff, he was losing stamina and confidence on the water.
He knew he should do something about it, but just couldn’t seem to get motivated to actually start.
One day after a particularly terrible session on the water he decided enough was enough. He was going to shift the weight and get in shape for good. After all he was a success in a lot of other areas in life, why was this so hard for him?
He booked a kiting holiday to act as motivation, giving himself a target to get in shape for.
And he dug in, he gave up the booze, he watched what he ate, he started jogging. And he started losing weight, SLOWLY, but hey it was better than nothing. But it was hard work, he had to give up a lot of things he loved and constantly wondered “do I have to live like this forever?”
He was determined to crack this however so he kept it up.
As he started to lose a few kilos and feel a bit better about himself, the motivation he had to lose the weight started to disappear and he started having a few treats he knew he shouldn’t be having, a few more beers at dinner time, he skipped more and more workouts. Before he knew it, all his good habits had disappeared and he was back to where he started.
The kiting holiday was coming up and despite being in pretty bad shape he went, thinking he’d take it easy and maybe it would be the kick start he needed.
On day 3 after having had 2 great days on the water he felt something tweak. He always knew that having a gut was putting pressure on his back and the added forces applied by kitesurfing just proved too much. He spent the rest of the holiday barely able to move, let alone get out onto the water. Over the next few weeks of recovery, as a result of comfort eating and not moving much, he piled the pounds on.
After following this exhausting cycle of boom and bust for 15 years Dave finally decided he was just getting old and had to accept it, he sold his kites.
Dave is not alone in this. For many this constant cycle into and out of form gets so tiresome. They simply can’t see a way to balance their lifestyle with staying lean and in shape, it seems a constant choice between one or the other. Their weight starts to effect their ability and confidence on the water. They begin to identify themselves as being an inactive person, not the dynamic, lean kitesurfer they had dreamed of being, and despite being pretty pissed off, they can’t seem to do anything about it.
Don’t let your story be like Dave’s…
I’ve put together a FREE Case Study where I show you:
Why You Can LOSE WEIGHT But Can NEVER *Keep It Off* And How To Break The Cycle…
There are 3 MAJOR forces at play when it comes to your inability to lose weight or keep it off, I’m going to talk about 2 of them today…the 2 which I call the external influencers.
You see, there are 2 major industries that are heavily invested in the fact that you fail. Now before I start this isn’t a big conspiracy theory, I don’t believe these companies are necessarily evil. I believe that market forces have led us to this position and it’s simply a result of supply and demand.
That said, what are these 2 industries?
The Food Industry
The Pharmaceutical Industry
What’s the biggest problem the food industry has?
That your appetite is finite.
So they try to make food as nutritional empty as possible so it never fills you up whilst being as addictive as possible so you never stop eating it. The slogan “Once you pop you can’t stop” is literally true.
Now many people don’t realise this but there is a HUGE amount of research which goes in to creating the food we eat. Most food these days is actually designed in a lab. Labs where scientists wire people up, stick a load of electrodes to their skull and then feed them their latest delicacy. What they are looking for is a response in the brain as similar to that produced by heroin as possible.
Because heroin is one of the most addictive substances on the planet and they know if they can get close to that they’re on to a winner
What to know something chilling…
They beat Heroin years ago.
In a study done by Connecticut College they gave rats the choice of 2 food types, one was Morphine (which is what heroin becomes straight after injection) the other Oreos. The rats favoured the Oreos…every time!
And we are advertising this stuff to our children….
The problem with all this scientifically designed, nutrient empty food part from the fact you can’t stop eating it?
It’s really bad for you.
To make it as addictive as possible it’s often been manipulated by scientists to the point where it’s really not recognisable as food, (at least not for humans…perhaps for robots) and it does a lot of damage to your biology as you eat it. So over time, it makes you really ill.
“Ah ha, but don’t worry” say the Pharmaceutical companies at this point, “we’ve got just the thing for you…you just need to take this (hugely expensive) pill for the rest of your life.”
Which while it may cure your immediate problem leads to a whole host of other problems down the line.
When you consider the advertising budgets and the lobbying power these 2 industries have, you can see why you’re up against it before you even start.
On the free, live masterclass on Thursday, I’ll be diving deep into the 3rd major force at play, which is stopping you from losing weight and keeping it off, this is the BIG one and no one is talking about it. I’ll also be showing you how you can lose 20+ kilos in the next 6 weeks and keep it off, without ever counting calories, going hungry or spending hours at the gym (and still have enough energy to kitesurf!)
You rock up on your next kitesurf holiday, the forecast is perfect, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and the water looks perfect.
You quickly unpack your kit, set up your kite, squeeze into your wetsuit and hit the water for 6 hours straight. You’re trying loads of new tricks and you even land a few!
What a buzz! One of the greatest days of your life and you’ve got an entire week of this.
The next day you wake up a little stiff but the wind’s blowing again, so you wolf down some breakfast, rig up and again spend the entire day kiting. After a few hours you notice you’re not really able to “bring it” like you were yesterday and you start making silly mistakes, tripping over little waves and despite having a great day you’re a little frustrated you didn’t progress as fast as you’d hoped…no problem you’ve still got 5 days left.
You have a few beers to celebrate and hit the sack looking forward to another amazing day tomorrow.
You wake up and immediately know something is wrong. You have no energy, your entire body aches, you feel a bit grumpy. You roll over and try to get some more sleep but you hear the wind banging at the window, calling you. Suddenly the thought of an entire day of kiting doesn’t appeal so much, you’re tired, maybe you’ll just take it easy…but it’s windy and this is what you’re here for.
You drag yourself out of bed moving much slower now. You eat your breakfast actually wondering if you’ve got the energy to really do this today. But you tell yourself you have to, you’ve paid a lot of money to be here.
You do go kiting that day but only manage a few hours and actually spend most of the day stood on the beach chatting and watching everyone else shredding it on the water. Those few hours you do have are great but you don’t really have the energy to try anything new so you just mow the lawn and don’t really progress.
This sets the tone for the rest of the week.
As you pack up to leave on the last day, you know you’ve had a great week but reflect on how much better it could have been if you’d just been a bit more physically prepared, if you’d just been a bit fitter you could have spent the entire week ripping it up like you were on day 1.
Next time, you promise yourself, you’ll make sure you’re ready before you come on holiday.
Don’t let this be you!
Right now I’m offering you the opportunity to grab our 7 Day Kitesurf Specific Workout for FREE. So you can have more stamina for kitesurfing and stay on the water longer and kitesurf day after day when the wind’s blowing, without needing a day off.
This is THE perfect program to ensure you never get caught short on a kitesurfing holiday again. It can all be done from the comfort of your own home, it’s literally been designed from the ground up so you don’t need a gym.
Now I’ve been a Kitesurf Instructor for the last 14 years and a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Peak Performance Coach since I left the Royal Marines in 2002 so I know EXACTLY what you need to be doing off the water to improve your performance ON the water and I’ve put it all together in this 7 day program which I’m offering you now for FREE.
When I first started training people to get fit for kitesurfing, I was all about slow movements and big weights.
It took me a few years to realise that to train for a sport as nuanced as kitesurfing isn’t just a case of going and throwing weights around in a gym or smashing out a few classes of Crossfit.
To efficiently train we must do it at the speed of the sport we are training for, using optimal weight for that sport.
At about the time I realised this I also discovered resistance bands. Portable, much less likely to cause injury, able to be utilised in any direction (not just against gravity) and providing equal resistance throughout the entire range of motion of the exercise (meaning you get MUCH more bang for your buck).
They also allow us to train with the speed and explosiveness we need for kitesurfing and you don’t need to be stuffed in a gym to use them, they’re also cheap as chips! ?
All this makes resistance bands THE perfect tool for training kitesurfers when they’re OFF the water.
And they’ve quickly become my #1 favourite tool for getting people into shape to kitesurf quickly.
I’ve put together an entire kitesurf specific, resistance band workout for you here in this video so you can get fit for kitesurfing with our resistance band workout and exercises. Designed by kitesurfers for kitesurfers.
Here’s a round up of everything you might have missed this week, including the resistance band workout:
How To Learn To Kitesurf 3 x Faster
One of the questions I get asked all the time by people just starting their journey into kitesurfing is, “What’s the fastest way to learn to kitesurf?”
In this second part of a series of videos I start to answer this question giving you some great tips for how to get up and riding in less time with less frustration.
Genetic testing has opened up whole new worlds to those of us in pursuit of optimal human performance (or just those who want to be better kiters!). For the first time ever we can understand our underlying genetic predispositions and design our nutrition, our exercise, our lifestyle around them and thus radically upgrade our performance nearly over night…
In this video, using me and my results as an example, I show you how I’m going to be using it over the next year to massively improve my kitesurfing and how you can too.