85: Byron Morrison – Weight Loss In A Busy World
Weight Loss Achieved In 3 Simple Steps
I have been on around 30 diets my whole life. Being caught up in that roller coaster ride regarding weight loss is so familiar.
But how then can we stop this weight loss madness? And shift this mindset from chasing this dream, constantly judging ourselves and feeling worse? My guest today will show us how to achieve weight loss that in 3 simple steps.
The Old Me
Byron Morrison says a few years ago, he had absolutely no interest in health, nutrition or exercise. He was 50 pounds heavier and had a negative mindset and outlook in life. Then his dad was diagnosed with cancer. That, he says, became the eye-opener to take good care of his health and achieve weight loss.
Morrison also used to work in marketing. It was a huge factor why he gained weight. Then he studied nutrition and eventually got qualified as a personal trainer. A few more years down the line, he wrote his book so he can help a lot of people.
“Dieting is all about restriction. For me it is a short-term fix for what is essentially a long-term problem,” Morrison says. “From a basic psychology point of view, as soon as you tell yourself you can't have something, it makes you want it more. That's why dieting doesn't work.”
He also says to stop dieting and eat in a way that is beneficial to your health. At the end of the day, it's all about balance. Your focus is not about being perfect. It's about people changing their mindset from becoming better.
Morrison says our lives are stressful as it is. There are so many diets out there and it is a multi-million dollar business. From a business viewpoint, he explains this is because people tend to hop on one diet after the other.
“Everything in our society is based on finding a streamline way of achieving a goal,” he said. “We need to shift society's mindset to accept that it's not always about weight loss. Enjoy the journey for what it is.”
First of all, Morrison says those people in the magazines don't even look like that. What he normally has people do is forget the diet.
Here are his 3 simple steps:
- Eat vegetables every single meal
- It will improve your energy, avoid nutrient deficiency and improves bodily functions.
2. Drink more water on a daily basis
- At least 2 liters of water daily will give you more energy, kick starts your metabolism and your bodily functions will improve. Drink water 15-20 minutes before meals. Because it is easy to confuse signs of dehydration with hunger.
3. Walk more on a daily basis
- We often overlook the activity of walking. Gradually walk longer. Be mindful that you need to do it. It prevents us from disease, improves cardiovascular endurance and burns calories.
4. If you get to focus on those three things, none of them are daunting or overwhelming. We can easily incorporate this into our daily routine.
Morrison also shares that when he celebrated the launch of his book, he ran an online challenge. He got a group of people to do those 3 steps. The whole goal was for them to stop dieting and start living. up.
Results were amazing. Morrison shared that they were all felt better. Their mood and energy went up and focused better. The average weight loss during the week was 2 to 6 pounds. There's no need to do any radical changes.
Learning To Like Vegetables
Simply put, it's bringing us back to the basics. Eating vegetables, drinking water and walking — there's no controversy there.
In fact, I've been studying about super foods and how different vegetables have massive healing properties. Broccoli for example, has over 1000 nutrients.
However, Morrison says supplements should be paired with a good diet. And he's not a big fan of supplements. Because he tells people to get their nutrients from their diet as much as possible.
He also suggests that one way is that you can blend them to make soups, sauces or stir fry. Because a lot of people say they don't like vegetables.
“You can make meals that are quick and easy to make. Another way is through juicing. Figure out what works for you,” Morrison said. “Food is one of the few things in life that we can actually control. Because we feel so helpless and overwhelmed in over areas of our lives, we kind of abuse that control.”
We need to do delayed gratification. Every time I wanted to buy or eat something, I take time and ask myself if that's what I really want. And I noticed that every time I did that, I tell myself I don't want it or I don't need it.
Morrison explains that if you look at all the psychology behind it, a lot of our relationship with food and link back to our childhood. So when we are getting stressed and overwhelmed, we crave that feeling of safety.
And that makes us turn to comfort food that has sugar and high fat. In fact, Morrison reveals that sugar is found to be 8 times more addictive than cocaine. The body craves it more as you eat chocolates and candy. One must reduce the intake and enjoy more natural foods.
It's so true. Since starting my podcast, I'm learning from so many wonderful people in the health field. And it sure is influencing my life.
Now I'm trying all sorts of new vegetables. I can't believe how delicious they are! For example, cabbage tastes so good.
You can actually cut up cabbage like the size of crackers. Eat it raw and use it in a dip like hummus. It is so delicious, crunchy and crisp.
Become A Better You
Morrison's book has a holistic approach to improving your well-being. Rather than just looking at diet and exercise, it discusses all the factors involved.
This includes your mindset, managing stress, how much rest and recovery you get, improving your relationship with food.
Morrison also has an 8-week interactive online course where you get to be part of a community. He also does one-on-one consultations.
Personally, I love what he wrote—that this book contains everything that he wished he told himself back before he started this journey. So many times I think back and wished I can give my younger self some advice. I'm happy he took this time to put this book together.
“It takes you on a journey of self-realization.” Morrison said. “The goal is not perfection but rather to become a better version of you.”
Byron Morrison is the Author of the book ‘How To Be Healthy', as well as the founder of Tailored Lifestyles Coaching. His work is all about helping as many people as possible live healthier and happier lives by taking a holistic approach to losing weight, becoming more active, managing stress, as well as improving well-being.
He is qualified in nutrition and weight management, REPs level 3 personal trainer, behaviour change coaching, nutrition for sports and exercise.
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