17 Sep 2021


Ep. 197 - Hall of Fame | Ricky Shah - How People Really Make Decisions

On this episode of #RNTFitnessRadio I am joined by long-term member, Ricky Shah, who to this day, is still the most impressive physical starting point I have seen on an application form. At the start of my book, I say: getting in shape is easy, staying in shape is a whole different ball game. Ricky knew this so decided to come to us for one reason, and for what we are best at: to learn how to stay in shape, make continuous improvements, and truly transform your behaviour, mindset, and identity to be your best self. Where this podcast gets interesting is when we tap into Ricky’s consumer psychology background, and explore themes of decision fatigue, food variety, reversions to the mean, and the most popular meal in the UK. He has recommended some books to read more on these topics, for which I have linked in the show notes below.

“In order to succeed, you need to be innovative.”

- Ricky Shah


00:00 – Ricky’s Journey (Intro)

03:30 – The reason why he met RNT

04:35 – Weight loss and rebound

06:20 – How he managed to change his thinking

09:23 – Principles he applied to his training

12:45 – Love for learning

15:00 – Integrating something in his lifestyle

20:25 – Nutrition Repertoire

22:20 – What should be done to shift behavioral patterns

27:25 – Reflection about mastering body composition

29:30 – Rules he follows day to day

31:40 – What make him stop doing what he sees form others

36:10 – Change in the coping mechanisms

38:42 – Getting back to who he was before

41:25 – Long-term body goals

44:25 – Athletic side

45:37 – Wrap up

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