LHD Podcast 001: Listen Here;
Want to know what really excites me? Let’s step back a second, dieting does not excite me! Positive changes to my body and my well being do!…and that’s what the LifehackrDiet podcast is all about change, small changes you can make to improve yourself, your health and well being.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
- Anyone can lose weight and improve their health.
- I sat at a desk at work and never made it to the gym for planned workouts.
- How Paul discovered the LifehackrDiet, slowly, piece by piece.
- Paul: I’m an ordinary guy who made a series of small changes to my lifestyle.
- Weight loss and fitness levels are now in my control.
- How to become your own “gate keeper” for calories going in and being burned off.
- Everyone is making thousands of decisions every day that effect their health. Learn to master them.
- The LifehackrDiet is for everyone – Learn why…
- Learn to act synchronously.
- How you can learn more about the LifehackrDiet – It’s all FREE!
Plus more on how you can make small meaningful changes to your lifestyle that deliver huge results….
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Although I would love to go to the gym and when I can, I do. The way to make a real difference for your health is by utilizing every waking minute as an opportunity for exercise. Everyone can do this. Be imaginative and come up with ways to make everyday chores an opportunity for improving your health.
Check out the Blog Post on this topic Here!.
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This is the LifehackerDiet podcast – number 001
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Welcome to the Lifehacker Diet Podcast. I am Paul Michaels your host and I am thrilled that you’re here today and I want to thank you for taking a chance on the Lifehacker Diet Podcast. I know that you have many. many, many choices out there and I know that it is my job to make sure that this is worth your time and so that you keep coming back. This is my first podcast so be gentle with me, but please hold my feet to my fire but gently please. I have a lot of ideas about what the Lifehacker Diet Podcast is about and I’m going to start with those ideas but really it’s all about you and what you guys need to hear to be able to make real and permanent change to your lives. So, I am going to be relying on your feedback, your comments, and I really look forward to getting both of those from you.
There are many ways in which you can give me your feedback, you can do it in iTunes or you can head on over to lifehackrdiet.com and that is lifehackr without the e or the other website that I’ve got set up to get you over there is endmydiet.com. Regardless, whichever URL you use, please leave me feedback in the comment sections of all the podcasts, of all the blog posts, of the YouTube videos. Let me know what you’re questioning. Let me know what you’re interested in. Let me know what problems you need to solve and I will be sure to deliver those to you. So, today I’m going to give you an overview what the Lifehacker Diet podcast is about.
I’m going to talk a little bit about me and how I discover the principles of the Lifehacker Diet. A quick explanation of what the Lifehacker Diet is and why the Lifehacker Diet is right for you and where you can learn more and start your journey on the Lifehacker Diet and all of it is free. So, let’s jump right in. Do you guys know what really excites me? Actually, let’s do another take here. Dieting does not excite me. Positive changes to my body and my wellbeing do.
And that’s what the Lifehacker Diet podcast is really about. It’s about change. It’s about changes you can make to improve yourself, your health, your fitness, your wellbeing, and that’s what we’re going to be discussing on the Lifehacker Diet podcast. I do have lots of really exciting podcast plan. Some will be chucked full of tips and techniques for reaching your health goals. Some will be health related stories to inspire. I have lots of really interesting people lined up to interview. People that are doing amazing things that will help us all be healthier, stronger, more mindful and just better off. And of course, there are plenty of incredible stories out there of people like you and me who have achieved almost impossible things and we can teach and we can teach everybody how to be successful.
So, currently I’m looking at a weekly podcast schedule. But it really is depending on what you guys want. I can change it up. Do you want it twice a week? Do you want it once every two weeks? What do you want? So, my rule of thumb is this dude abides. So, let me know what you’re looking for. All of this podcast is going to be transcribed in the notes, links from the show will be there and you can find it at lifehackrdiet.com/podcast.
So, let’s jump right in here. Full disclosure, I’m not a doctor nor do I play one on TV, what I am is a 50-year-old male married with three teenage kids. I’m your average neighbor, friend, relative. At the start of my journey, I was technically bordering on obese about 30 to 35 pounds over my weight at graduating high school. I use that kind of as the meter for what I should be at because when we’re all 18 and 19, it’s probably a good place to be. While I was overweight, my activity level was kind of medium-ish and the one thing that consistently got bumped off my schedule was, see if you can guess it, going to the gym. So, this brings up the question of why you should listen to me about dieting, health, and wellbeing. And I have three simple answers for you.
1. Because in the past year and a half, I have successfully lost and kept off 30 pounds of weight loss, walked 3310 files and that’s farther than Boston to San Francisco and I’m kind of on the way back and I haven’t been to the gym yet. And in fact, the first six months of my experiment, I lost the 30 pounds and I’d walked a thousand miles.
2. I am a curious individual and curious in both meanings. I’m sure of the word. But I’ve also been a lifelong hacker and let just get this right. A hacker, I’m not a computer hacker. I don’t write code. I am what you would call kind of hacker hobbyist and the definition goes as follows:
A hacker hobbyist is someone who makes innovative customizations or combinations of retail electronic and computer equipment.
Obviously, the definition is kind of boilerplate but that’s a pretty good description of what I do and as long as I can remember, I’ve always tried to figure out how things work leaving a trail of disassembled toys and gadgets in my wake. I’m a bit of a computer and smartphone geek in the way that if you’re having problems, I’m the guy you’d call. I might not have the answer but I’ll hack my way until I figure out a solution. And what I’ve done here is I’ve hacked out a simple new approach to weight loss using technology and technique and the beauty of it is that it’s customized to each individual’s lifestyle and I have done this so you don’t have to. And the lifehackrdiet.com and the Lifehacker Diet podcast is all about you figuring out how to make this work for you.
3. if you are healthy individual and currently eat a relatively healthy diet and don’t require your doctors input for your everyday activities like walking then there should be no reason to have a doctor oversee you on the Lifehacker Diet or really when you see what this is, we’re really not doing anything special. But if you have any concerns at all, please, please do talk to your doctor about the Lifehacker Diet, read the blog posts, listen to the podcast and watch the YouTube videos then ask your doctor’s advice. I suspect they’ll think it’s a good idea but that’s up to you to figure out.
4. This is the best of all, it’s free. The Lifehacker Diet is not selling you anything. There are no powders, no pills, no special anything. The blog is free, the podcast is free, the YouTube channel. They’re all free. Your only costs are going to be for things that you will continue to use beyond the Lifehacker Diet, a digital pedometer, a couple of free smartphone apps, a body weight scale and a comfortable walking shoes and that’s it folks. It’s free. So, let’s get down to the details. What is the Lifehacker Diet plan? So, there are couple of principles to Lifehacker Diet plan that I’m actually very proud of and I think really, really, really make a difference. First is the Lifehacker Diet allows you to eat the food you like and still lose weight. Second, on the Lifehacker Diet you get many of the same benefits that you would by going to the gym by just doing your current daily activities. I know these are two bold statements, but they’re actually pretty simple and they both take a simple shift in your mindset towards food and exercise. And as you get into this and you start to understand you will realize that it is just so simple and so straightforward that you’d kick yourself that you didn’t figure out before.
So, I think you’re going to really enjoy this and I have found that it is permanent change. So, basically what we’re doing is we’re making small changes that add up to huge results. So, another disclosure, I love to eat. I love food. I’m really into international foods. I love going to restaurants and these are all things that I’ve done on a Lifehacker Diet. So, it’s not – this isn’t a rabbit diet. This isn’t a peanut diet. This is a real approach to eating and to enjoying your life. So, one of the main principles you have to understand is every morsel of food that gets pass to your lips, into your mouth, down your throat and into your digestive tract has permission by you to go there. There’s no Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi defense. These are not the droids, the calories that you’re looking for, that doesn’t work. If we’re overweight, we’ve kind of have been asleep at the wheel.
So, we’re going to discuss that. We’re going to figure out how to solve that problem. The next thing is exercise. Many of the actions that you do on a daily basis for your job, chores, leisure time have been kind of automated by you through repetition. There are things that we do every day, several times a day, and it just becomes background. We don’t even think about it. So, what we’re going to do is we’re going to be reevaluating those little minutia in your life and make them work better for your health and I’ve got some examples coming up. So, the Lifehacker Diet really is a low tech in a high tech way, kind of approach to dieting into data. You’ll need to use your smartphone, a digital pedometer is advised, a food diary and a body weight scale and just hold on. Cool your jets there. It does not take more than five minutes a day to check and input all your data. I know a lot of people don’t want to have put stuff in but honestly, it becomes so quick and so natural that it’s a non-issue and it makes a huge difference and you’ll see shortly how it does. So, what this does? By recording your exercise and recording what you eat, we basically get data that allows us to make proper decisions and if there is nothing else that you get from this podcast, please listen to the following. You are making these decisions for food and exercise every day, anyway, consciously or unconsciously. Everything that goes into your mouth, it’s a decision whether you realize you’re making a decision or not. Every elevator you take instead of stairs is a decision you make –excuse me, whether you realize it or not. So, you are making these decisions anyway.
The Lifehacker Diet simply empowers you with tools and data to make the right and form decisions for yourself. Okay, the Lifehacker Diet will show you how to hack your food and your exercise so you can easily achieve and maintain your goals and not starve because I’m totally not into starving. Anyway, so, let’s move on. Why is the Lifehacker Diet plan for you? One of the most important things for diet is that it needs to be customized to your body style, your lifestyle, your metabolism, all of these things and more often than not, they’re kind of boilerplate and they don’t really help you. The beauty of the Lifehacker Diet is that you are making small incremental changes to your lifestyle based on your personality on how you want to live and your life. So, you are the one making changes, I am not going to tell you how to make changes or sorry, I’m not going to tell you the changes to make, I will certainly advise you on how you can make the changes. But it’s up to you to figure out which of those changes fit into your personality, your lifestyle.
So, the Lifehacker Diet is for everyone because everyone gets a chance to customize it for themselves and that what’s one of the beautiful things about it. So, another really big concept with the Lifehacker Diet which again, might seem a little strange at first but once you get into what you realize that you should have been doing it all the way along is that we are going to look at your daily activities and maximize the calories burn by acting synchronously, and you’re going to ask what is this? It’s not a Police song Synchronicity. It’s just a shift in how you do things and it means when you’re going to make a choice between going grocery shopping or working out, both painful in a number of ways. But what we’re going to do now is we’re going to actually achieve both of those things at the same time and once you start to understand that you can do two things at the same time.
For example, I have eventually moved along the Lifehacker Diet to the point where I actually built a walking desk. So, the harder I work on writing this podcast and editing the YouTube videos for the Lifehacker Diet channel, the more calories I spent or burn and that’s working synchronously. I’m working on the computer and I’m walking at the same time and I can do anywhere between five and 10 miles a day while I work. And so, we’re going to look at, well, I’m not saying everybody is going to be on a walking desk but what I’m saying here is we’re going to look at everything you do and we’re going to try and shift things into synchronization so that you can achieve two things at the same time. So, as an example, if you walked one extra mile a day for a year, you could potentially lose 10 pounds. That’s only an extra 2,000 steps a day or less than 20 minutes of walking.
And when I go grocery shopping, I walk an average of one to two miles. I do grocery shopping like one to one and a half times a week so that’s about three and a half miles a week –sorry, and 14 miles a month and 168 miles a year. It all adds up and so, we’re going to see how we can make things add up for you so that you’re burning calories and getting the things you need to get done at the same time. From a food perspective, I’ll give you an example, I love guacamole and chips. But together, they are kind of evil for my calorie intake. So, when I was developing the Lifehacker Diet, I kind of look at it and I had to make some decisions about what I really loved, the chips more or the guacamole more and I decided guacamole stays and I experimented with some stuff and I came up with two great additions that work for my tastes, my palate.
So, now I switch out the chips and I use sugar snap peas or mini sweet peppers and it’s wonderful. I actually, I don’t miss the chips anymore and when I had them on occasions, it is like, “Yeah, they’re nice.” But I actually like it the new way. So, if I ate my hack snack for seven days against the original one which is the guacamole and chips, I actually save about 910 calories a week and unfortunately, I probably do eat it seven times a week because I really like it. Let’s add it up. That’s 3,640 calories a month and 43,680 calories a year. A small change, I substituted out the chips or I substituted sweet peppers and sugar snap peas for the chips with my guacamole and I am making a huge change in my life over days, weeks, months, and a year. So, those are just two examples of how we can look at the minutia of our lives and make really small changes that we are comfortable with that suit our lifestyle, that suit our palates that render huge results. And I can tell you, I’m just a regular 50-year-old guy, I have three teenage kids who are teenage kids, you know what I’m talking about.
I work from home, I lost 30 pounds in six months doing what I’m doing on the Lifehacker plan and you know what, if I can do it so can you. So, the question is: How can you learn about Lifehacker Diet today? So, I would suggest that you go over to endmydiet.com and that will take you over to the Lifehacker Diet website and from there you can find the following resources, okay, and again everything is free. So, first thing is you can sign up for the Lifehacker Diet email newsletter. It’s a weekly newsletter. Again, I’m starting it weekly and if you guys want it more often, we’ll do it more often. Give me your feedback. But basically the weekly email, we’ll send you out tips and tricks that you can act on right away and you can get going on and you can customize for your life. So, the other thing you can do is you can sign up for the free Lifehacker Diet quick and easy starting guide which is going to be a free PDF booklet with step to step, excuse me, a free PDF booklet with step by step instructions on how to get started on your Lifehacker Diet journey.
I am recording this May 29, 2014.Over the next two weeks I’m going to be producing this booklet and getting it out. So, if you’re listening to this in the future, it will be there. If you’re listening to it right away, give me a couple of – actually two weeks to get it out to you but sign up for it and I’ll make sure that you’re one of the first to get it. And then, read all the Lifehacker Diet blogs. Listen to all the podcasts either on iTunes or the website and then you can watch the videos on YouTube.com/lifehackrdiet, again it’s lifehackr without the “e” or you can watch them on the website and I’m going to be mixing up the content on all three of those media formats so that you’re always learning something new. And then, the other thing you should check out is the resource page at lifehackrdiet.com where I’m going to go into detail about the hardware, the digital pedometers, the weight scales, the free and paid apps for tracking your progress and lots more so you can get all the information you need there.
And very importantly, I want you guys, I want everybody to engage in conversation. I’m going to make sure that there are common fields after every podcast, after every YouTube video and after every blog post. So, let’s get the discussion going. I’m going to be there. I’m going to be adding my two cents worth, giving any advice that I can, asking for advice from people who’ve done things. I want to hear your stories. I want to hear your questions. I want to know what you’re curious about. If you figure out an interesting food hack or exercise hack, tell us. We’re all here to learn. But in the end, I’m here to service your needs. I’ve lost my weight, I’ve changed my lifestyle, I’m happy with it. I weigh what I weighed when I graduated high school at 18, 19 and that’s where I want to be. My job now is to help you get there. So, let me know how I can do that. So, again, please visit either endmydiet.com or lifehackrdiet.com, the hackr without the e and visit the website, sign up for the newsletter, the quick and easy start guide, add comments to the posting, email me.
Again, my email is [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and again, the lifehackr without the e. So, [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know what you want to hear that’s what I really want to do. So, to review, this was just a quick intro into the Lifehacker Diet so you can get started and start diving into the content that I’ve got on the website. I’ve told you a little bit about me and how I discovered the Lifehacker Diet, a quick explanation what the Lifehacker Diet is, why the Lifehacker Diet is right for you and we learned that it’s right for everybody because you’re the one who are customizing it and where you can learn more and how you can get started on your Lifehacker Diet journey and all of it is for free. Just remember that. So, thank you very much for listening. Press the subscribe button in this podcast on iTunes and have every podcast delivered to you as soon as they’re posted and until next time, remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life so make it count. This is Paul Michael signing off for the Lifehacker Diet Podcast. Have a wonderful day.