I Can’t Keep These Secrets Away From You…

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secrets to staying trim

If you want to get (and stay) healthy and trim, there are a lot of secrets that you need to know.

Lucky for you, I’m not great at keeping them.

So here are my loose lips sharing them with you in no specific order:

1. Get better at eating foods that are healthy.

2. Get better at the exercise you love.

3. Get better at making decisions.

4. Get better at relieving stress.

5. Get better at communicating with your spouse, your family, and your friends.

6. Get better at dealing with your work, your boss and your job.

7. Get better at taking time to speak to your spiritual guide.

8. Get better at taking risks.

9. Get better at loving yourself.

As you can see, these aren’t really secrets — and each one of these options has the same thing in common (in case you didn’t notice.)

In order to reach the weight of your dreams, you have to get better at something. Better than you’ve done that thing in the past. Better than you’re doing it now.

This takes work most people aren’t willing to do.

But you’re not “most people.”

You have the treasure map. It’s led you here with shovel in hand. The “X” — just as expected — marks the spot.

How deep are you willing to dig?

Your question of the day: What is your secret to getting (and staying) healthy and trim?

Live Awesome!

P.S. If you want some tools for getting better at being you, our friend Jon can give you some here.

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Brianna says:

    To stop making excuses, and just do!

    Kev, check this out, you will love it (and everyone else too):


    A free, world-class education for everyone!!

    And LEARNING is the secret to keep your brain healthy & young 😉

  2. Velda says:

    Never heard of Khan Academy. I’ll have to explore that a little.

    Kevin, thanks so much for this. It is so simple. Sometimes the simplist things are the most profound and the hardest to do. What a concept ….. if what you are doing is not working, then do something else.

    Thank you, Kevin, for the insight and information you give. You are one in a million.

  3. What keeps me doing what I do and being willing to do whatever it takes to be healthy is just how good it feels. I am dedicated first and foremost to feeling full of energy, life, love and i am 100% committed to doing what it takes. Keeping my eyes on the prize makes all the difference in the world

    Dr. Ritamarie


  4. Therese says:

    Thanks, Kevin: I too can’t keep a secret; I have learned a lot from you about healthy nutrition and attitude about life. Bravo!


  5. Emily says:

    Kevin, you are on a roll. Being a dad must really agree with you! Thanks again for wisdom!

  6. Diane says:

    Thank you Kevin. There was one thing Jon Gabriel said in his interview on or about 39:45 about Omega 3, and Krill Oil being better than fish oil, BUT then he goes on to say if you just sprinkle ? lent seeds ? on your foods, that’s good enough. WHAT is he talking about there .. he was talking very fast.

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  8. Roberta says:

    Those are supposed to be hearts! Having a family keeps improving you Kevin, just when I thought you were already as good as any teacher could get! Thank you!

  9. Joel says:

    Really good stuff Kevin, concise and to the point!

    I would simply add:

    Condition yourself to have a default state of Joy, Ease and Love (JEL)

    Make your happiness a priority. If you have a good heart, being happy is one of the best things you can do for the world. You need to be happy to really create and gift others – being happy helps you to serve others and bring them joy.

    Love the new blog style bro – keep rockin’ it!

  10. Derek says:

    My “secret” is I focus on the habits. When you make something a habit, you’ll just continue to do it without thinking about it. Having made healthy eating and exercise a part of my day to day life, I’ve been able to keep it up for 8 years straight without much effort.

  11. Claudia says:

    I do have trouble staying fit due to disability. I try to get as much exercise as I can with Yoga and peddling a special bike in the gym. I also eat mostly vegetarian, organic, and try to keep my portions small. But my weaknesses of over-eating at night attack me all the time. I have actually gained about 8 lbs. over that last year. Frustrating – so I’m try to increase my exercise a little more and have started doing meditation at night and keeping myself busy with other things like taking a college course in Modern Poetry. Thanks for the list of fitness steps. I have printed it out and posted it on the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, and any other place I can think of, to remind me to keep on course.

  12. Anne says:

    @ Diane, I didn’t listen to the interview but it seems to me that what he said was Hemp Seeds sprinkled on your food. They are great and also have a perfect ratio of omega 3 to 6.

  13. sandra frankel says:

    I love it.
    it’s simple …but it make me feel very inspired.


  14. Sandi Seegert says:

    Once again, great common sense stuff! I’m a 63 yr old woman and a personal trainer/holistic lifestyle coach and still in business! My personal routine is simple…eat what hasn’t been grown in gunk, simple exercise (like cleaning my own house!) some cardio, some weight training and doing what I love. p.s. My clients range in age from 34 to 84…It’s great!
    Love you guys!

  15. Mary Kay says:

    I was also going to guess it was “hemp seeds.”

  16. Karen Beattie says:

    I listened to Jon and got as far as the visualization part and definatly believe in the practice. More power and control to Jon and much success. The more we understand our bodies; the better we can take care of life as we know it. My question is! The native people ate a more natural diet; so why can’t we!Putting together survival food with future needs is important. What would you combine like pemmican but vegetarian with super foods?

  17. Andromeda says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Do you really believe spirit guides are there for your well being?

  18. Julie Stander says:

    I celebrate all the previous responders for what is working for them. I have a different perspective that may reflect others as well. I discover all those habits, routines and expectations are efforts to control myself. Giving myself the freedom not to follow the “do better” advice, I have access to what I really want to do. Sometimes it’s those things or NOT. Be willing to not do anything. Rest. Be. Feel the hidden you, the one larger than our individual lives. A new kind of energy and motivation arises. I’m just discovering this. Wow.

  19. IdaFish says:

    I would maybe say…
    Stop lying to yourself ?

    Reckon that’s a big one – can be connected to work (ie workload, time allocation etc), diet (are you REALLY eating in the way you are portraying), exercise and so forth. :]

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