Behaviour Choice Health Nutrition

Understanding the Difference between Hunger (real) and Cravings (illusion)


I had a very remarkable experience recently. I have been interesting in understanding more about fasting, intermittent fasting, metabolic flexibility and suchlike subjects, so last week I committed to a 5-day water only fast.

Now before I go any further, I don’t recommend you do this without supervision, so no racing off and turning off the food tap, and turning on the water tap, before you have done adequate preparation.

What i want to share in this podcast episode is one of the most profound insights from doing the fast. It was truly understanding the difference between HUNGER (a physiological ‘need’) and CRAVINGS, which it turns out are more of a psychological thing as opposed to a real or useful signal to stop us from starving to death.

Listen to my take on the difference between the two, and listen all the way to the end, so you can get your homework assignment too. It could be a game-changer for you.

Also if you need a hand making any tough decisions, now or in the near future, and want some support, ideas, and strategies, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. That truly is my specialty, and I would love to help out.

Have an great day.
Take care

Be more awesome. Do more awesome. Make the world a more awesome place.

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FAT: The Facts and The Fiction


I just watched a great documentary the other night – which was free on YouTube – and called ‘Fat Fiction‘. Over the years (the last 20) I have read lots of book on health and for nutrition. This was a great presentation and collection of some of the things I have learned over the years.

It talked about the role of fat, the role of cholesterol, the obesity epidemic and some of the causal factors, and a  lot more. So do check it out. Here is the link.

The book I have read that also addressed the very important subject of our understanding of cholesterol is ‘The Great Cholesterol Myth‘ by Bowden and Sinatra (not the singer).

The other book I mentioned is by Kelly brogan MD, called ‘A Mind of Your Own‘, which I highly recommend. The book is aimed towards women with any sort of mental health issues (anxiety, depression, etc.), but it is equally insightful for the dudes. 🙂

I said you could access a FREE copy of my Audiobook version of ‘Decision Making Mastery‘ by going to this link:
(I just want more people making great decisions.

And that is all from me. 
Reach out via my contact page if you have some important decisions to make or transitions to make, as I would be happy to help out.

Have a great day.
Take care

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My Number 1 Nutritional Health Tip


So I have always been passionate about health and well-being and in particular when it comes to optimizing our health through nutrition. My second book was ‘The Guidebook to Optimum Health’ where one of the main pillars was ‘Nutrition’ (no surprises there).

So I will share with you in this podcast the #1 thing you can do when it comes to nutrition, which will make a HUGE difference to your physical and mental health.

In the podcast I mention a couple of books. They are:

‘In Defense of Food’ by Michael Pollan
‘The Pleasure Trap’ by Lisle & Goldhamer

Also if you are ready to improve the quality of your decisions (and therefore your life), check out my latest book ‘Decision Making Mastery‘ on Amazon.

Have a fabulous day too.
Take care


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How to Enhance the Healing Process within Your Body

human bodyHi there,

One of my favourite subjects in life is how to create optimum health in our bodies, so we are more vibrant, radiant, energized and as a result able to do big things in our life.

It is hard to achieve big things in life – to achieve our biggest goals or desires – if we don’t have the energy, health or vibrancy to do it.

I wrote ‘The Guidebook to Optimum Health’ to take a deep dive at what things are most effective in creating optimum health for us all. And part of that exploration was the acknowledgment that exercise and good nutrition alone are not enough.

The field of psychoneuroimmunology also acknowledges that our psychological state can have an impact on our immune system and therefore our overall health.

So this podcast is about a simple action we can take to enhance the innate healing abilities of our very intelligent bodies (which have been learning and evolving for 1000’s and 1000’s of years).

I hope you enjoy it. If you want to read a sample of ‘The Guidebook to Optimum Health’ then click on the link below.

While you are there, feel free to sign up to my newsletter so I can keep you informed of where and when I will be running my next LIFE MASTERCLASS.






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If Your Dr is Not Telling You This then Sack Them

medicalThis Happiness Class podcast comes from one of the most IMPASSIONED and controversial videos I have ever recorded. I have a message I NEED to share. This knowledge is for people who want to know the real truth about health, who want to look younger, who want more vitality, and who want more energy so they can achieve their big goals.

This is the information that the media, the government, the medical industry, and health professionals need to provide us – but don’t. This is information you and the people you care about need to know.

You need to hear this. In fact we all need to hear this. And we need to share the message. We need to take back our health care and DEMAND more from our health care professionals. The quality of our lives and the difference we will make in our lifetime depends on this knowledge.

Let me know what you think (or are observing) by heading over on my Facebook Page:

Have a good one.




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Ayurveda as a Path to Health & Happiness: Interview with Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey-19In today’s Happiness Class we are so lucky to be joined by Lissa Coffey who is a lifestyle, relationship and wellness expert who serves up an inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style on her website.

Lissa has been on ‘Good Morning America’, ‘The Today Show’ and is a regular feature on television, radio and in print. She is also the author of 7 books and most beneficially for us, she is an expert at integrating an Ayurvedic Lifestyle into our modern lives to increase our happiness and health.

In this podcast she explains to us what an Ayurvedic Lifestyle is and how it would look as a day in your life. I (Carl) personally picked up some great tips that were new for me, so I am sure you will get a lot out of it. Lissa’s latest book is called ‘The Perfect Balance Diet: 4 Weeks to a Lighter body, Mind, Spirit and Space’.

Do enjoy and if you have any questions, please head over to my Facebook Page and fire away.