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"Go to the conferences but surround surround yourself with people who are your people who are moving in the direction of your goals do that in every area of goal setting that you have and it changes your psychology over time. It can't help but change it. We are all affected by the people what we spent time with two. I one of the most important decisions that you can ever make is by weeding out people who are who are bad influences on you and replacing them with people who are good influences on you so starting to lose weight now along the way I I finally told all my brother what I was doing and along and he said and he said as interested good for you and then he said by the way. Have you ever heard of the Carnivore Diet. And I'd never heard of the Carnivore Diet. And he told me he said He said well check it out. Check it out. So of course me. Being the Internet research I went and research what the Carnivore Diet was and and I was so fascinated by what I started reading because number one I was fascinated by how counter cultural the advice was how basically the carnivore diet is some variation of have you eat exclusively meet some people say exclusively beef especially people who have Physical problems and ailments are trying to recover from but it exclusively possibly meet Some people eat because of a meat and eggs and dairy varying variations. But I was so fast when I started reading success. Stories of people who had lost lost lots of weight. That's one thing but then people who cure themselves of all kinds of things. One of the most fascinating was people who've experienced major improvements in their depression and their psychological conditions major improvements of all kinds of diseases and I was. I was fascinated by that now. I think that almost any diet can point to a long list of testimonials. Here's a Ho so I went through a program put on by a local physician in West Palm Beach Now as part of a pilot program where they were collecting the data for a study body of people people's results with their weight loss on their exercise in diet regimen and I went through that program and It was really interesting coming to me because it taught me something firsthand that never experienced before I went in. They took lots of professional fat pictures. They way you they measure you. Do all kinds of do a whole health checkup. I had to have a complete physical and then enrolled in the program and they teach you the exercise program. Lookie do these exercises here's the DVD's that you do at home eat this diet etc.. And they were they were. They were tracking the results. People who went from the beginning all the way through so I went. I started but I couldn't maintain going to the classes says and so I- flaked out of the program after I don't remember after some period of time now but one of my good friends stayed in the program and he stayed with it and he went from being Chubby to being being Getting a six pack and he was actually the cover model for this particular physicians weight loss or DVD the exercise dvd they produced with the physician wrote the book and have exercise DVD and so they spray Tan him and they got the they had the six pack picture and his before picture and his after picture and he looked great. Well of course I was friends with him and later on down the road he stopped doing the exercises. Stop doing the thing and became fat not not obese but but chubby again there's modestly Chubby and it was just such an interesting experiment to me because I had been part of the program. Then I flaked out. And that's what I reserved with diet is. That's what's often not tracked is is who are the people who flake out similar thing. This is the biggest problem with college right. You can look and say college tuition if you have a college degree then you wind up earning more money. Well that's true but the problem is vast and not sure what is a vast majority majority or a lot so I'll just say a lot a lot out of people in a really really a lot of people who start college with the intention of graduating college and get those results. Don't ever finish college and many of them wind up in very difficult circumstances where they've done. Some classes borrowed some money but they don't have the degree they don't get the results. Now's not says anything wrong. With the the the process just to be aware of the survivor bias. That can always come in with diets sites so I think almost any diet can have certain effects and especially from dietary perspective. I've become convinced that any diet has certain effects because people go from being mindlessly on the standard American diet of junk food to making better decisions. So you'll you'll see that if someone goes eating from meeting the standard American diet to eating a Vegan Diet it. They're probably GONNA have some personal improvements in their health but that doesn't necessarily mean that the Vegan Diet is the most healthy that need remains to be seen gene similarly. Somebody can go from the Senate American Diet to a carnivore diet and probably have some improvements in their health. But that doesn't mean that the carnivore diet is the most healthy that remains to be seen so but I was fascinated by the result. And what what interested me was how people were getting results with things that I thought were crazy. Easy of just eating only meat and I'm a vegetable Lover Salad Lover always have been and yet. They're getting results of beating only me so I decided to try it and I decided to set aside what other people said and I didn't admit to publicly but I just decided to try it. And I started on September first I started eating an exclusively carnivore diet and I ate that way from September. First I through Through thanksgiving I stopped eating that way and Thanksgiving to eat Thanksgiving food and to intentionally go back and cheat and see what that felt like. We'll see if a cover that in a minute but I started to get good results starting to get lots of weight loss faster weight loss than on the Keto Diet For reasons. I don't know probably lower calorie contaminant to get good results. Experience Good Society and what I found was this is exceedingly simple. What I found that I love the most about the carnivore? Diet was as far simpler than the Kito Diet. The KETO Diet requires you to study a whole lot of track. Your macro subdued affectively requires you to eat to learn how all the macro is that different different foods have and then calculate them and make sure you fit your numbers. The Carnivore Diet for me was exceedingly. Simple the rules. Are you eat meat. And you eat eggs eggs and sometimes you have dairy and what I found because I tracked my weight every day. I found that if I had more dairy a loss less weight so I stopped having so much dairy but I did have it on occasion but meat and eggs meat next. If it's meat eggs eat it if it's not meeting as you don't eat it exceedingly simple now with finances. Let's broad lesson over to money. What I have observed with with money as sometimes these extreme diets are extreme forms of finish management are actually really effective? Now when you re diets and I I re- diet analyses. The basic prevailing wisdom among the learned you know Dietary Gurus is that extreme diets are a bad idea right extreme diets or a bad idea extreme diets of of Carnivore Diet. Extreme extreme is bad the grapefruit diet or whatever it is because they don't last for the long term. Well maybe they're right. Maybe the right certainly. Most of us have a history of Yo yo dieting and they're always remains the chance that anybody goes on a car and over diet goes back to Yo yo diets. Maybe they're right but what I've found in my own opinion. That extreme diets actually do work because they get such fast results. That keep you motivated. Some people have the personality where they can say you know. What if I eat a three hundred calorie day deficit that I know that in two weeks I'll lose a pound and that'll be motivating to me that's not motivating to me to D- Joshua Woah? Maybe it is someone else in which case they're probably already skinny but that's not motivated. Joshua Joshua likes to see results and I know that I can do anything for a time now with dieting. You have to be careful because if you eat in a way that causes you to become fat and then you stop eating that way and we in a way that causes you to become nonfat but then you go back to the way of eating that caused you to become fat in the first place. You'RE GONNA get fat again just like if you live in a way the causes you become broke and then you start living in a way that caused you not become broke but then you go back to living in the way that caused it to become broken. The first place you're gonNA be broke again to guaranteed and so the same thing happens with diets. So that's why almost on indict has lots of stories that you can point to their successful but then also lots of people who bounced back to the other way of eating but the point of extremisms you start to get results and anybody can do anything hard for a short period of time and anybody can do anything hard for medium period of time. If they're getting results back to money over the years I I generally didn't use to use to follow the mainstream advice. I used to think the mainstream advice or card hard put ten percent of your money aside for retirement and over time you'll get wealthy but the problem is you've got to do that for a really long time for you to get advice and over the years I became more and more extreme stream and my own opinions and my own practice and are to get more results. One example of extremism with money would be things like getting out of debt one of the most powerful powerful communities of chain getting out of data Dave Ramsey's communities. Why because the behavior modification the he encourages so extreme for short period of time that people go all in and they make massive differences in their life? Now does everybody stay out of debt correspond of course not lots of people back into debt again but at least they know I can make this change. And they've done it. I've been in and out of that in that out of debt. Lots of times and I know that I have the power of knowing how to be extreme and that extremism is in in some ways oddly fun and oddly satisfying especially when you get results and so if it's extremely hey I'm going to get out of debt and that's where I you know back to the Diet parallel David yesterday I was I was working with a consulting client and we're talking about getting out of that. This client needs to get out of that and I was wrestling with. Do I tell this client to stop contributing attributing to their retirement accounts in order to get out of debt and this is a hard."