He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can give to the world instead of thinking how much he can get from the world. He wrote a letter to every known sports coach at the time, willing to learn their ways and gain experience. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually asked him to be an apprentice and spent 10 years coaching professional and athletics.
After his coaching stint, he got asked to work for several magazines as an editor and even had a TV show called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.” He create his own company called “Off The Scale”, a health program focused towards the prevention and reversal of chronic illnesses. He says he is most proud of diving deep into behavioral modification as a way to transition into a healthy lifestyle.
Today, Jay shares his opinions on diets and why he thinks they don’t work, why he believes behavioral changes are better than any diet or workout program, and he explains why he thinks people have made health and fitness complicated despite being a simple idea.
“I have the no-diet plan; food is a habit not the root cause.” Jay Cardiello
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Workouts are easy, but it’s the things you do outside the gym that matters. You have to get the nasty habits broken or you’ll have problems later.
- People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
- Programs are good when you pass the obstacles and become successful with them, but there needs to be education about food and lifestyle.
- People in the fitness industry think we can change our whole life in 30 days. That’s not true.
- You’re the author of your life, make sure you lived because each breath could be your last.
- Know what you want and why you want it and find a way to do on a daily basis to achieve that.
- Health and fitness is pretty simple, but people made it complicated so people would seem educated. The industry has made it complicated that it’s now sexy.
- Meditation is when you shut the lights off in your mind the way you prepare your body and mind before you sleep.
- Your greatest strengths are within arms’ length.
- We all live right before we’re about to die. Never give yourself the opportunity to ask “what if?”
- There’s no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.
- The mindsets are not: “I have to be the best out there,” but instead: “I have to give the most out there.”
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