How to Get Lean & Strong – Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts with Josh Hillis [Podcast Episode #102]

By: Ben Brown

If you’ve ever learned to play an instrument, then you’re well aware of how much time, practice, consistency, and effort are required to even become proficient, let alone develop any semblance of mastery. The practice of developing these instrumental skills can certainly be compared to the process of improving your eating skills, to the degree that in order to truly master your eating behaviors, you need to be willing to give the same amount of time, effort, and dedication.

Today we bring back eating behavior coach, Josh Hillis, author of the recent publication - Lean and Strong - for a candid discussion of the importance of, and how to truly begin to master your eating behaviors as a means to overcoming the dieting mentality that so many of us have at one point or another embraced.

We talk about:

​> The difference between dieting mentality and a habit-based eating mentality

> What types of eating skills can make the biggest difference in long-term weight loss

> The role of meta-skills as an overarching framework for how to approach your daily habits

> Why and how eating skills are similar to weight lifting skills, and how to effectively learn them

> How "intuitive eating" fits into mindful eating and mindful decision making​

Josh has been a trainer since 2004. he’s written two books, Fat Loss Happens on Monday, and the new Lean and Strong: Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts and his specialty is helping people with stress eating and mindless snacking.

It’s a pleasure for me to be able to share this interview with you and I hope you enjoy it and learn as much as I did. If you did, then please leave a 5-star review and a positive rating, and share this with someone whom you think needs some motivation and inspiration right now. And if you’re ready to talk about how to make a hard pivot with your nutrition and fitness and you want the no BS, step by step approach to get you there, then let’s chat. Just schedule your free nutrition strategy call at There’s no better time to take control of your life and your health.

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