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  • Mitchell Rothbardt


Last week someone asked me if I’ve written a book.

I can’t tell you how good that made me feel.

It meant they felt what I wrote. That it helped them in some way. They could relate to it.

That’s special to me.

It’s special because my guiding beliefs on fitness and nutrition are very simple. As a matter of fact one of those beliefs is that fitness and nutrition SHOULD BE simple.

When I look in the nutrition section at the book store and I see “The Blood Type Diet” or the “Drop 20 Pounds in A Month Diet” or  the “Grapefruit Diet” my heart kind of sinks.

I’ve said this many times, but there are a lot of people who have a lot invested in making this all seem really complicated. They do that because they want you to believe

  1. You can’t do it without them, and most importantly

  2. If it doesn’t work for you, it’s your fault.

Imagine if there were a surgery that didn’t work 95% of the time and your doctor wanted you to get it and then would blame you if it failed.

The diet industry in a nutshell

OK. So this is what you’ve waited for.

My diet book.

I’m going to give you an exclusive sneak peek before it gets released to the general public.

Here it is!

The Castro Valley Fitness Diet Plan

“Eat good protein, plenty of fruits of vegetables, plenty of water, some healthy fats, and a good amount of carbohydrates to support your activity, energy and brain function. 

Eat snacks when you want them (ice cream is delicious!) and don’t stress out about all the details. 

If the above is difficult, and it may be if you’ve spent a lot of time overthinking your food choices and dieting, work with someone who can help you rediscover what your body really feels like and do your best to improve your thought process and values around food and your body image.”

That’s it! What do you think? It’s a good read, huh?

You think it’ll be an Amazon best seller?

You think Dr. Oz is going to invite me on his show?

Yeah, probably not.

I know I’m being a little facetious here. That’s kind of the point. You see, the first two paragraphs really are just about everything you need to know about nutrition. No kidding.

We do not have a knowledge problem on this issue.

The third paragraph is where the rubber really hits the road. We’ve been so messed up emotionally around food that we just don’t trust ourselves. You know this applies to you if what I wrote in the second paragraph caused you to shudder a little bit.

I believe, and there is a lot of research to back me up, that by letting go of all the overthinking and stressing we start to allow ourselves to feel what our body wants and needs and therefore start to actually trust ourselves around food once again.

In other words, by letting go we actually gain more control!

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, Egoscue PAS, Pn2 Castro Valley Fitness 2861 Grove Way 510-755-9191

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