Going all out on Valentines Day


‘Don’t worry about it’…….

That’s what I told him…..

It was my reply to a question about coconut oil & its health properties….now before we go any further, let me explain myself………

I see many people (too many people in fact) sweating & worrying over what I consider to be the small stuff….

>Should I switch to coconut oil?

>Should I drink green tea?

>Should I only drink bottled water?

>Should I take supplements?

>Should I go gluten free?

The list goes on……………………..

Now whilst there’s an argument/health benefit to all of the above & all have their case & application for certain people, but only if (and it’s a big, huge ‘if’) lifestyle supports these choices…

So if you happen to be someone who is stressed out, not getting enough sleep, with a diet that lacks sufficient protein, you have no idea how many calories you consume, & you struggle to plan past your next meal, then I would suggest not sweating the small stuff, like whether to switch to coconut oil or not…..

There’s a lot more you can do that will give you FAR greater results & FAR greater change……

Nail the basics first, get consistent in your approach, then add in simple ‘finer details’ as you progress….

Not mastering the basics first but sweating over coconut oil (or other smaller details) is like ignoring your partner all year round, forgetting their birthday, but then going all out on Valentines Day!!

Trust me when I say you can make change with simple, realistic, & consistent steps.

As ever, if you need anything give me a shout

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘I’ve never actually forgot anyone’s birthday’ Buttle.

P.S – Honest…… 


He ate 14,000 kcals in one day……..


Yep, that’s right….

14, 000 kcals, you read it correctly………

………in one day……….


That’s a serious intake, right?!

‘He’ in this case is a guy I met called Steve.. Steve is 54, an ex competitive body builder, a very large man, & an all round gent………

We got chatting about calories, food intake, training & lifestyle and Steve told me about how much he eats and how he plans his training.

Steve doesn’t count calories now, as he has an accurate idea from sheer experience of doing so for years…

When he did track his intake, he told me that one day during his ‘cheat’ day he consumed just over 14,000 kcals! Ha, I was amazed! Impressive going on the cheats Steve!

My point to you today is to simply ask you:

Do you know or at least have an idea how many calories you are eating on a daily basis?

Chances are its not 14,000, but Steve only knew this by tracking & measuring his intake.

I’m not suggesting you have to track every single calorie you eat from now to eternity…However, if you are not where you want to be with your goals, tracking things for a certain period of time can help you to educate yourself on what you are truly eating.

From there you will gather experience & knowledge that you can apply to your life, so if you allow a little treat it can be factored into your daily targets.

That’s all for today,

Until the next time,

Tristan ‘I thought my cheat day of 6500 was a lot’ Buttle.

P.S –When I do track calories, I use the My Fitness Pal app. It’s very easy to use and it’s free, try it and educate yourself on yourself.