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A weekly podcast from a humble doughnut lover, debunking diet & fitness industry nonsense to help you feel your happiest and healthiest.

Not A Fit Pro Abhi Gupta

    • Health & Fitness

A weekly podcast from a humble doughnut lover, debunking diet & fitness industry nonsense to help you feel your happiest and healthiest.

    #034 - The Myth Of Toning Up

    #034 - The Myth Of Toning Up

    Muscles don't tone and there is no one specific training method or nutrition plan to "tone up" or "get toned". It's a myth and a marketing buzzword used by companies to get around the fear a lot of people have of getting "too big" from strength training.

    But you shouldn't fear getting strong, you shouldn't fear working your muscles. You should fear (and avoid) the horrible made-up science which the fitness industry seems to keep repeating about toning up.

    It doesn't happen and this short episode busts all the myths around it.

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    • 7 min
    #033 - Dealing With Gym Intimidation

    #033 - Dealing With Gym Intimidation

    One of the things which held me back and may do the same to you is the idea of how intimidating the gym can feel. I've been going to the gym for years now and if I go to a new gym, I STILL feel it too.

    Remember there is a difference between the idea of gym intimidation in our heads and actually being intimidated by someone at the gym, which is a very serious topic.

    Here's my own thoughts on it, and the how a lot of the time it is in our own heads and coming from our own self talk.

    And a few thoughts on how to overcome it too.

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    • 12 min
    #032 - Not The Most Important Meal of The Day

    #032 - Not The Most Important Meal of The Day

    Most of us have been brought up on the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As someone who has seen huge benefits from intermittent fasting, I can vouch for the fact that it's not true for everyone.

    So I'm going to dive into where the idea started from, why breakfast is still commonly seen as the most important meal of the day and dive a little bit deeper into the truth as well.

    As an added bonus, we'll touch on one of the surprising reasons Corn Flakes were invented by John Harvey Kellogg too!

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    • 11 min
    #031 - Myths About Sweating

    #031 - Myths About Sweating

    For some reason we tend to link a good workout with how much we sweat. This can be true in some cases but it can also be a misleading, and kind of toxic way of looking at things. 

    Let's dive into some truths and some myth-busting, all about getting sweaty.

    PS: Sweat is not fat crying.

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    • 6 min
    #030 - Show Appreciation Daily

    #030 - Show Appreciation Daily

    I have been struggling a little bit recently. Mentally and physically I have felt low, frustrated, and just generally stuck. It can be hard to get yourself out of that kind of situation when you don't know what the root cause is. 

    And I don't know what the root cause is.

    But one of the things which helps me manage it is to remind myself of what I do have which I know is going well, and showing appreciation for it daily. It might be something someone else did for me, it might be someone else just being in my life, it might be something I did for myself.

    But I have realised how important it is to appreciate these things, especially when times are tough.

    In this episode we're diving into the kind of dark and ominous reasons why you should show appreciation and gratitude daily, and some ways to actually practice this too.

    When times are tough, sometimes the best way we can lift ourselves is by lifting others. And this is as good a starting point as any.

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    • 14 min
    #029 - Where Did The Keto Diet Come From?

    #029 - Where Did The Keto Diet Come From?

    No diet has become as prominent on social media in recent years as the ketogenic diet, AKA the keto diet. 

    While almost all trendy or new diets end up being divisive, it feels like the keto diet has taken that to more of an extreme with plenty of criticism, but also some incredibly loyal, fanatical followers of it.

    I'm not here to pass judgement on anyone or their lifestyle and dietary preferences but I thought it would be interesting to trace back the history of the keto diet, with its foundation actually coming from Ancient Greece, to being a treatment for epilepsy, to the Atkins diet, to where it is today.

    I hope you enjoy this adventure through the history of the keto diet!

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    • 14 min

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