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It doesn’t matter whether you’re an executive, an athlete, or a stay at home parent – we are all sold a lot of bad advice.  And in many ways the wellness industry has commoditized that confusion. 

That’s why in today’s episode, Adam Bornstein and I create some sense out of the diet and fitness myths out there – the things that you are told over and over again you have to do in order to be successful in losing weight, losing fat, building muscle, or living a healthy life. 

Adam Bornstein is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning writer and editor, and the author of You Can’t Screw This Up. He is the founder of Born Fitness and Pen Name Consulting, and the co-founder of The Pump with Arnold Schwarzenegger. For the past 20 years, Bornstein has been “the trusted voice in health” as the Fitness and Nutrition editor for Men’s Health, Editorial Director at, and a columnist for SHAPE, Men’s Fitness, and Muscle & Fitness. 

Bornstein has worked as a nutrition advisor for LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, Lindsey Vonn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s the former Chief Nutrition Officer at Ladder and former Vice President of Nutrition for FitOn. His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN, and GQ, and he’s appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, E! News, and The Cheddar.

Beyond wellness, diet, and behavior change, Adam has so much more to offer – so we shift gears and talk about his work life. Specifically, we dive into –

  • Why we struggle to stay healthy even when we have all the necessary resources (5:00)
  • The novelty bias – what it is and how it stops us from reaching our goals (24:20)
  • The one question you need to ask yourself before you can change your life (42:00)
  • Specific tools & strategies Adam uses to manage his life and responsibilities (1:00:30)

How to connect with Adam:


Latest Book: You Can’t Screw This Up

IG: @bornfitness

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