Episode 175 – #AuthenticAF: Netflix, McDonald’s & Food Addiction

Episode 175 – #AuthenticAF: Netflix, McDonald’s & Food Addiction

On another episode of #AuthenticAF we discuss the real competition we’re facing in our industry, the strategic food addiction created by big companies, childhood associations formed with food, the power of your inner circle, commonalities of fad diets, and why your environment is so critical for your long term success in everything you do. This one’s a fascinating insight into how when we think competition in the fitness world, we’re up against industries whose sole focus is to have you addicted to the opposite behaviour we espouse.

“The diet itself is the easy part to follow, you’ve now got to create the lifestyle for the future, and that’s the hard bit.”

Akash Vaghela

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00:00 – Intro

02:00 – The real competition: Netflix and fast food

09:03 – Food and social conditioning

11:50 – Socialising and surrounding yourself with like-minded people

17:58 – Staying in shape vs quick fixes

18:59 – Fad diets

24:40 – The connotations of the word ‘diet’

26:42 – Diet ‘tribes’

31:42 – Myths around salt

39:05 – The team’s experience of fad diets

45:57 – Intermittent fasting

53:39 – Replacement foods

57:12 – GOMAD diet

59:53 – Squats and pullovers 


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.