Thanks for tuning in, it’s Chris Bridger here. Welcome to the first ever episode of The Clean Eating Plan podcast. In this podcast I’m going to be sharing with you what I’ve learned and what I know about losing weight and improving your health and fitness in such a way that is easy to understand and easy to implement. I’m trying my best to cut through all the confusion and misinformation out there. It was inspired by my work with my personal clients in [inaudible 00:00:56] in my community where a lot of the same things keep coming up. I want to take what I know and share it with you and hopefully you can get some results as well.
A little bit about the core belief of mine and The Clean Eating Plan itself. That is that oddly, there are no secrets to weight loss, just stuff you don’t know yet. What I mean by that is there’s some key fundamentals that work every single time for every single person. It’s just a matter of uncovering what those are for you, enlightening you on the facts and helping you get clear on what they are and how you can use them to get results.
Why I created it. Well, like I said before, it was born out of my experience with my personal clients and the results they were getting. A lot of them would comment on how useful and how clear the information was. It was fairly universal. After I’d sat down and worked with many people in a one-on-one situation, I started to see a lot of the same things come up over and over again. I saw the pattern and I realized that there can be a system, a framework that we follow that anyone can use and get results time and time again. I’ll explain a little bit more of that as we go through.
Who’s it for? It’s for somebody who is currently struggling with the level of health and fitness that they want. Somebody who’s perhaps tried many different solutions but nothing seems to stick, or somebody who has got a keen interest in being the best person they can and living a healthy lifestyle. Hopefully I’m here to facilitate that for you, give you a new perspective and point of view and obviously, share what I know and help you get results.
I believe in a five-step framework or a five-step system that I personally use and have used many times for my personal clients and it works brilliantly. The five-step system look a little bit like this:
At the top we’ve got our mindset, motivation and drive, our beliefs, how we view ourselves, how we view the world, how we view what is possible, and our ability to take action. Add to that, our diet. What we put into our body is what we consume, what we eat, the quality of the food, all that that goes along with it. Nutrition, understanding, different intolerances, and which foods are better than others. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach here, as you would well know yourself if you’ve ever been on a diet or had any sort of weight challenges, so we do spend a lot of time in this area.
Add to that our lifestyle. When I say lifestyle, I’m talking about our day-to-day life, our routine, time management, our sleeping habits, how much stress we’re under, all these things add up to make us successful or that can hold us back to achieving the results that we want.
The next thing we need to add to the system is activity and exercise. Exercise isn’t for everybody, but fundamentally, for you to have a successful program, there needs to be some sort of activity or movement associated with your daily routine and your daily life. As us human beings know, we’re designed to move. It’s fundamental to our health, but it’s a matter of finding what works for you and something you can stick to long term that you enjoy. Conventional exercising and gym for most people isn’t going to be appealing, so we work together and we find out a way that you can get the activity in, find something that you enjoy, and make it part of your daily life.
We add to that finally, some accountability, and some coaching. Inside my members community we count on the coaching aspect a little bit more in depth, one-on-one, and also provide accountability. You don’t need to join my community or join a gym or get a personal trainer to achieve this. You can hold yourself accountable with written goals, journaling, finding a workout buddy, somebody you can share your journey with and hold you accountable in that regard. Ultimately, the goal for myself and the people that I coach and teach, is to learn how to be your own mentor and your own coach. You can self-direct yourself through all that you need to learn, and then make your own decisions.
I find the challenge for most people when they start on lifestyle change such as this, is there’s so much they need to learn that it can be daunting. It does help to have a resource like this podcast and information on my website, for example, which is all free, by the way, to help guide you in the right direction and give you the answers that you need to make the right decisions.
With all that said, I hope you enjoy what you’ve heard so far. Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes, and don’t forget to head over to the website. Let us know what you’re going through, what challenges you have. We’re happy to answer any questions that you have. I do feel that when many people contribute and put their hand out for help and ask a question, generally there’s going to be a lot of other people out there having that same challenge. It’s useful for me to help you in that way because we can all share and we can all grow and change, live the life and have the results that we want. Don’t be shy, put your hand up, reach out, and I’ll see you in the next episode. Bye for now.