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Energy Is Everything: Mindset, Nutrition and Exercise for the best version of you [Paperback]

Mike MacDonald
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18 Feb 2014
Energy Is Everything: Mindset, Nutrition & Exercise for the best version of you is a book aimed to help you look, feel and perform at your best. Rather than the tired old health messages you’ve heard a million times before, Mike MacDonald blends his own experience, lessons from working with real clients, and the latest scientific research to outline a path to your best self. 4 Important Insights You’ll Learn: 1. Mindset: How the old model of motivation is flawed and what you really need to do to finally escape those stop-start cycles and create lasting change in how you look, feel and perform. 2. Nutrition: Not just what to eat, but how. How to cut through the confusion. How modern foods drive cravings. How to regain control over your eating behaviours and the surprising ways our environment shapes our food choices. 3. Exercise: Most people are doing it wrong ...or not at all! You'll learn why the conventional approach to weight loss always fails. You'll discover a new perspective of exercise and learn the most effective way to exercise for fat loss. 4. And then some: it's not just diet and exercise. You learn several forgotten ways to improve your sense of wellbeing and happiness, and will discover a clear path to having more energy in life: to look, feel and perform at your best. “Mike is inspirational and realistic, illustrating his approach with tales of success and lessons learned when things didn’t go to plan. His book provides an excellent framework of simple strategies that can be applied to your lifestyle to improve your health, your mind-set and your body.” Scott Baptie Director of Food For Fitness, Physique & Sports Nutrition Specialist, “I first met Mike MacDonald at one of my mentorships a few years back. What struck me about him was his positive energy, faith, attitude, and true desire to help people. In his new book, Energy Is Everything: Mindset, Nutrition & Exercise for the best version of you, Mike does an extraordinary job educating, motivating, and inspiring you to improve your overall health & fitness. This book is a gem that is going to truly help you live your best life. It will undoubtedly improve your health & fitness and “Get your mind right.” Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, Owner, Fitness Quest 10 (San Diego, CA), Author, The IMPACT! Body Plan Lead Training Advisor, Under Armour “This book makes accessible much of the academic literature on key areas of importance for active people. Written in an easy-going manner, and enriched with thought-provoking quotations from a wide literature, Mike MacDonald has brought us much more than the three themes of mind, nutrition and movement. Rather he has braided them into a strong cord which powers a lifestyle approach, which exceeds the sum of its parts. Accepting his thesis for enhancing performance, the reader can expect a range of long term dividends across a wider health domain, beyond the vanity of appearance and the preoccupation with body weight.” Dr Arthur Stewart Institute of Health and Welfare Research Robert Gordon University “Mike hits the nail on the head with "Energy Is Everything" - consistently I see the common denominator of those people that succeed in dropping weight, completing marathons or generally achieving their goals is the energy they bring to the table. To have that energy we must both be mindful in our approach to health and wellbeing but also cut ourselves some slack from time to time - being miserable because you ate a chocolate bar last night is not going to help anyone! Life is for living and energy really is everything - this book provides some great tips and advice on exercise, nutrition and wellbeing from a holistic point of view. This easy to read book is a must for anyone looking to be healthy and happy.” Louise Kochalski Owner and Director of Training The Health and Human Performance Centre

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  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (18 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495939103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495939105
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike MacDonald is a health & fitness coach, personal trainer, speaker and author based in Aberdeen, Scotland. He blogs regularly at

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About the Author

Mike MacDonald is a health & fitness coach, personal trainer, speaker and author based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What an inspiring book! 7 May 2014
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I have long struggled with binge eating, self-esteem issues and I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is to say the least, grim! This makes the whole exercising and eating sensibly a challenge. I came across this book in my never ending search for that little nugget of something that may end up being my gold. I have read many self help books on over eating but nothing really did it for me. This book is fantastic. It's easy and quick to read and covers nutrition, exercise and mindset, ie how we have autonomous choices to make rather than having to feel victim to circumstances we deem out of our control. It is written in a no-nonsense, authentic and very readable way. It just makes sense and the section on effective training for fat loss and understanding our metabolism gives an insight into why our body does what it does and how sometimes we can sabotage our best efforts without realising just because we didn't understand how it works. The author also has a very interesting and useful website full of tips. He has a very positive philosophy and is clearly passionate about energising us! I will be reading this book again and if you feel you need something to help clarify this whole food/exercise business I don't think you will go far wrong if you do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Generally provides a very common sense approach to nutrition and exercise. This may not sound like particularly high praise, but given the misinformation and myths that are so common in the 'dieting' industry, it's a breath of fresh air.

This doesn't provide magical answers - if you read the book but don't commit to any of the lessons that it tries to teach, then it's obviously not going to make a difference. As somebody already interested in improving my health, I found this very useful. The fact that it's such a short book I would say is a massive advantage, as all the hot air and constant repetition generally found in these sort of books is thankfully omitted in favour of getting to the point. This means that if you need to re-read a section to motivate yourself again or as a reminder, then you can do it in a short period of time and come away with a clear impression of what you need to do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Motivating and worthwhile 16 Feb 2014
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This first book from personal trainer Mike Macdonald is his unique take on his individual philosophy for a healthy and happy existence.

Where this books differs from others in the genre is that Mike combines a deep knowledge of the prevaling science in fitness and nutrition, together with a understanding of how to apply this practically on an everyday basis and to translate it into a language which all readers can understand and more importantly, incorporate into their busy lives to achieve the best results.

I would recommend this book to those fed up with trying unsuccessfully to follow the latest extreme diet or exercise fads and instead want something which is clear, easy to follow and focuses on the fundamental things that actually matter most to ensure you achieve the 'best version of you'!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Energy is everything 15 Jan 2014
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Mike has put together a book that offers the reader the opportunity to see that short term fixes are not the answer. I particularly liked the section on mind set as we frequently forget the driving factors behind embedded learning and habits that have probably been formed in our childhood which we need to addressed. As a runner I am now reassessing my training and not just notching up junk miles. From the book I have also taken that I do not need to feel guilty about missing a training session and to listen more carefully to what my body is saying.
Hope this is a success as it is an easy to read informative book
Mary Stephen
Teaching Fellow
University of Aberdeen
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Before going further, I have to admit to a counter-interest in reading this book; I live in same city as the author, am studying much the same course as he did and I intend running a business very much along the same lines as AKR Conditioning after I graduate. I also hope to write a book (or several) on health and fitness related topics so reading this book was very much a case of ‘checking out the competition’ and seeing if it is any good. It is, damn it.

The health and fitness world is full of people who really don’t know very much but make a big noise about the latest idea, whatever that may be. A complex subject is over-simplified and polarised into camps who advocate one diet or exercise method over another and, conversely (and illogically), it is also over-complicated by these same ‘gurus’ who say you have to follow strict routines of eating and exercising whereas the reality for most people to be healthier and fitter is quite straight forward; get a range of exercise and eat healthy food (but not too much of it). Simples, right?

Mike MacDonald does something rare in the fitness world, tying in fitness training, nutrition and mental well-being, and does it well. He doesn’t advocate extremes of anything but does ask you to consider how each and every action you take or thought you have ties into one another to lead you towards being a happier and healthier person. I have a passion for everything related to health and fitness and I hate, with a passion, books and websites which make claims without evidence to back them up. So it is really refreshing to read a book written by someone who is clearly well informed about the subject and who is backed up by evidence rather than opinion. He presents the information clearly and simply but does not dumb it down in any way.
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Just what i have been looking for,but you must be prepared to work at it,otherwise it won't work for you .
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Nothing I haven't heard before. Maybe just reading this book has enabled someone to change their behaviour - if it has good luck to them
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Excellent book just what you need to see where you are going wrong and how you can change things for the better.
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I found this to be one of the most stimulating books I have read in some time.
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