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Tuesday
Nov302010

Fitness Behavior Episode 4 - Black and White Rules

Black and White Rules can have a massive influence in our decision making process. In this months show I cover how they work. Here's the article from Jo Carritt that I mentioned on the show. Here's a picture of my Christchurch Monthly Challenge. 

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Great podcast! Thanks, Bevan. It's funny, how sometimes you know something, but forget or don't apply it to different areas of your life until somebody points it out to you.
Quite a few years ago, I did a 2 week fast with very black and white rules, which I followed to the dot - no food at all, so much diluted fruit juice so many times a day etc. And ever since I have told people how much easier that was, than 'just eating less' or making healthy choices several times a day.
So, although I obviously don't recommend a life time fast, it never occured to me to apply black and white rules to other areas of my life and making it thereby more simple.
I used to think being black and white would make you very inflexible, and whilst sometimes that still is true, I also think it can make it easier for people around you. They know exactly where they are with you - i.e. you drink alcohol or not, rather than -you sometimes like this and other times that and on a day with 'T' you may have a cocktail (or not).
Thanks, Bevan. I'll now go and figure out more applications for black and white ;-)

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

I have to agree with you about how it makes it easier for those around you. Because I don't drink alcohol at all people learn not to ask. There's no pressure as people just understand.

The thing is we should all have some temptations in our life but if they are making you unhealthy or affecting you in way you feel aren't good for you maybe it's best to remove them.

Thanks for your post.

Bevan

December 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterBevan James Eyles

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