“You don’t have to like it to eat it”

Those of you that have kids will know how surprisingly difficult it can be to get them to eat.

Those that don’t can, I’m sure, imagine.

“I don’t like it” is a standard response in our house.

To which I always reply “You don’t have to like it to eat it”.

Which I’m sure is marginally less annoying than when my mum used to say to me “Have you ever tried it?” even though she new perfectly well she’d served it to me about a million times.

It, obviously, helps when eating if you like what you’re eating.

But it’s not actually necessary.

We can achieve the desired result (not being hungry) by just following the process (eating) whether we particularly want to or not.

And, funnily enough, once they get going, they often find it, at least, ok.

And, if we never ate anything we didn’t like first time, we’d end up a pretty fussy eater as an adult.

Only by eating things we don’t like can we end up ever liking them.

And it’s the same with anything.

Feeling like it is nice.

But isn’t really necessary.

Don’t feel like making a better food choice or having a workout?

Be nicer if we did, of course.


We don’t have to feel like it to do it.

And, chances are, once you get going, you’ll find it, at least, ok.

Maybe even more enjoyable than you expected.

Only by doing things we don’t feel like can we end up ever feeling like them.

Always remember…………..

You don’t have to feel like it to do it.

Much love,

Jon ‘My eldest once asked my mother-in-law what was for tea and then replied with “Yuk”‘ Hall and Matt ‘(B)eat it!’ Nicolson

P.S. We know people often don’t feel like clicking this link to take the next step with us. Sometimes for years and years before they do. But you’ll never feel like it unless you do it! –>www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting.

P.P.S. Yesterday’s middle names – Paul McKenna is rhyming slang for a tenner and Bo Derek was in the film 10.

About The Author

Jon Hall

Starting in the fitness industry in 2002 and working up from free-lance Personal Trainer to Club Manager, Area Manager, and now co-owner of The Academy - Group Transformation Centre as well as training new Personal Trainers for the PT Academy, running online programmes and developing support products for other PTs, Jon has seen and done it all in his chosen field.   With a passion for helping people change their lives by addressing thought processes and mental breaks (rather than shouting at people at telling them to eat less and move more), Jon has an unparalleled record in helping people achieve amazing life and body transformations.   Enter your info in the box to the right of the screen to find out more about how we can help your transform your life and body in as little as 28 Days.   You can read '28 things you might not know about Jon'' here   Visit the main Academy GTC site: www.theacademygtc.co.uk   Website keywords: Macclesfield personal training weight loss gym