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Jan 29, 2018

At One Year No Beer, we encourage you to build new habits and find substitutes for alcohol during your 28-day, 90-day, or 365-day challenge. But what happens when you’ve finished that challenge? Some people decide to remain alcohol-free going forward. Others would like to reintegrate alcohol into their lives, but in a different and healthier way than they did before their challenge.

Both choices are reasonable. The question is, if you decide to bring alcohol back into your life after your challenge, how can you do it in a way that works for you and isn’t problematic? Today’s guest knows a lot about helping people manage this and similar issues.

“If someone’s planning to start drinking again, it can be useful to start thinking, ok, what do I want to drink, and under what circumstances?”

Shahroo Izadi is an expert in behavioral change. After studying psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, she began working in addiction treatment. Eventually, she began using the strategies and tools that she learned in the addiction treatment field to help people make other types of changes in their lives and break back habits that were not related to addiction.

Shahroo has also worked with people who have eating disorders or other problematic eating behaviors. This presents a challenge because no one can simply give up food for 28 or 90 days while they develop new habits. Shahroo has had to find ways to help people manage their eating habits while continuing to eat every day. The strategies that work in these situations may also be helpful for people who are trying to reintegrate alcohol into their lives without allowing it to become problematic.

In our interview, Shahroo talks about the importance of finding the reasons that you want to drink. What is alcohol doing for you? What do you want it to do for you? She also discusses finding the sweet spot when it comes to drinking or eating. Past a certain point, both food and alcohol and drinking can have diminishing returns, so where is the point where you get the most value from it? How can you plan to include alcohol in your life in a positive way? These questions and more can help you reach a point where you can successfully bring alcohol back into your life without it becoming a problem.

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OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/

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SHAHROO’S RESOURCES

Shahroo’s Website: http://www.shahrooizadi.co.uk/

Shahroo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShahrooIzadi

 

Jan 23, 2018

When you first begin to contemplate the idea of giving up alcohol, 90 days can seem like a huge hurdle, and 365 days can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. But obstacles are meant to be overcome, and this one is within your grasp. You may have to start small, then build on your success. Remove alcohol. Add a healthy habit. Then another one.

Before you know it, you’ll have achieved your first goal. You’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and you’ll be ready to work your way up to a larger goal. 28 days lead to 90 days, and 90 days lead to 365, and so on. When you have a goal and put the continuous effort into working toward it, you’ll find ways to get around your obstacles and reach your destination.

“We all need those stakes in the sand that say “here’s your date, get it done.”

Today’s guest is an authority on setting goals and overcoming obstacles. Joe De Sena is the CEO and founder of the Spartan Race. He’s also an author and the host of the Spartan Up! Podcast. Joe talks to us about his own background of overcoming obstacles.

Joe credits his childhood in Queens with giving him the foundation for the work ethic that would be responsible for his success in life. As a young adult, Joe applied to Cornell four times before finally being accepted into the textile department. By the time he graduated, Joe was already running a successful business back in Queens. When a friend suggested that he should try his luck working on Wall Street Joe didn’t take it seriously. However, after achieving some success in the stock market himself, he decided to give it a go. He eventually ended up running a successful firm on Wall Street, and used physical challenges as a way of unwinding. This is what eventually led him to start founding races.

Joe says that his first race was a disaster. It lost money, and a crew member was temporarily lost as well. Over the course of about 10 years, Joe continued to run races and they continued to lose money until he changed the format of the race. The new format, called Spartan, would consist of 3 mile, 8 mile, and 13-mile races. This format proved to be a winner.

According to Joe, one of the similarities between Spartan races and One Year No Beer is the motivation that you get from having a specific goal and specific dates on the calendar in mind. Both are meant to help hold you accountable for meeting your goals. Like One Year No Beer, Spartan races are also inclusive: People of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can participate.

“We’re an accountability machine.”

Joe has a special offer for the One Year No Beer podcast listeners. For the next two weeks, if you sign up for a 90-day challenge or upgrade to a 365-day challenge and complete your 90 days, you’ll get a free entry to a Spartan race in the UK. Email us for more information.

Links & Resources:

OYNB Email: info@oneyearnobeer.com

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/

OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/

OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/

OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

Joe’s Resources:

Spartan Races: https://www.spartan.com/en

Spartan Up! Podcast: https://www.spartan.com/en/media/podcast/episodes

Joe’s Website: http://www.realjoedesena.com/

Joe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realjoedesena?lang=en

Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephdesena/

 

Jan 12, 2018

Do you have what seems like an impossible dream? Alcohol can numb you and be at least partially responsible for holding you back from achieving your biggest goals and most unlikely dreams. Once you get your relationship with alcohol under control, you will be ready to start thinking about your biggest goals and how you will take them on. You’ll be ready to think about taking your moonshot – the big dream that may seem impossible to other people.

Here at One Year No Beer, our moonshot is to transform the world’s relationship with alcohol. We’re working towards that with our 2018 goal of impacting one million people in 2018. We won’t be doing that alone. You can help by buying our book, sharing our posts, sharing the podcast, and sending in your pictures and reviews.

“The power of technology is allowing individuals like you and I to do things that only superpowers could do before.”

Today’s guest is someone who knows something about moonshots. Naveen Jain is the only person who has permission to land on the moon. Though he came from an impoverished background, Naveen became a successful entrepreneur who has had great success in a variety of industries. Naveen’s company Moon Express has plans to land on the moon by next year, and he sees this as a stepping stone toward ensuring that humans don’t have to be confined to living only on this planet.

Naveen also talks to us about his company Viome. Viome is concerned with identifying individual’s gut microbiomes and determining what foods, supplements, and probiotics each individual needs in order to maintain a healthy gut. Naveen explains that 70% of our immune system is around the gut lining, so the immune system is basically being trained by the gut, and inflammation in that area is what leads to a variety of chronic illnesses, from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to cancer and depression.

When it comes to alcohol consumption, Naveen says that drinking too much can affect the gut flora, leading to leaky gut syndrome and eventually causing the contents of the gut to seep out and affect the blood stream and other organs.

 

Naveen offers some New Year’s resolutions for those who are looking to accomplish big things in the future. He suggests cutting negative people out of your life and surrounding yourself with those who build you up. He advises having a mission in mind and not being afraid to think big. Naveen emphasizes that you only fail when you give up. Not every idea that you have will work, but every idea that doesn’t work out is just a stepping stone to a bigger, better idea.

Links and Resources

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/

OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/

OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/

OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

 

Naveen’s Resources

Viome Website: Viome.com/OYNB

Naveen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaveenJainCEO

Naveen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius/

Naveen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/naveen_jain_ceo

Naveen’s Email: Naveen.Jain@gmail.com

Jan 8, 2018

Are you worried that your January is going to be boring without alcohol? Here at One Year No Beer, Dry January is where the fun starts. It’s easy to believe that you need alcohol to have fun and relax. That’s something that you’ve been learning since childhood. But the truth is that you can retrain your brain and learn to enjoy your social engagements without alcohol.

It’s a common strategy to stay away from social events during January, then use the events that you’ve missed as an excuse to live it up in the coming months. But you don’t have to avoid social occasions or celebrations just because you’re not drinking, and doing so turns the idea that life without alcohol is boring into a self-fulfilling prophecy. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can go out, be involved and social, and enjoy yourself without alcohol.

“It’s all around giving people a sense of belief and a sense of belonging.”

Today’s guest is Pat Divilly, an Irish fitness expert, writer, and entrepreneur. We invited Pat to the podcast to talk about how to think differently about things like health, fitness, and mindset. Pat talks to us about mindset shifting, and why some people succeed while other people struggle. He explains that personal training is about more than just giving someone a plan, and how important it is to understand why people behave the way they do and how they can change their patterns.

Pat talks about how people often resign themselves to feeling miserable while they’re on a diet plan or exercise plan, and how important it is to learn to enjoy the journey so that reaching your fitness goal becomes a bonus to the achievements that you’re making along the way. Pat explains that many people focus on perfection, or on comparing themselves to other people. The trick is to focus on progress instead. Rather than comparing yourself to someone else and feeling like you fall short, compare yourself to you yesterday, and focus on doing just a little better or a little more today than you did yesterday.

Pat also gives us some top tips for fitness. For training, he says, pick something that you can enjoy and stay consistent with. When it comes to nutrition, focus on adding one good habit to your routine, like making sure that you drink enough water every day. Once you have that habit in place, add a new habit. Don’t set the bar so high that you can’t clear it – just improve one thing at a time.

Check out Pat’s website and social media, and don’t forget to leave us a review and rating on iTunes. Reviewing and rating will help us achieve our goal of reaching one million people in 2018.

LINKS & RESOURCES

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/

OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/

OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/

OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

 

Pat’s Resources:

Pat’s Website: https://patdivilly.com/home

Pat’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatDivillyFit/

Pat’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patdivilly/?hl=en

Pat’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/patdivilly?lang=en

Pat’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-divilly-19343226/

Pat’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCinLgAm7dTz638phvl9O6YA

Jan 3, 2018

After nearly a year since the last time we recorded, we’re bringing the podcast back to life. Between jobs, businesses, blogs, and other factors, the podcast proved to be too much, so we ended it. However, in response to overwhelming demand, we’re bringing it back now that we’re both full time at One Year No Beer.

We have a lot of amazing updates to share. We’re broadcasting on YouTube now, as well as on the podcast. We’re going on BBC live to talk about the launch of our book, The 28 Day AlcoholFree Challenge. We have a series coming up in the Sunday Times that will feature sections from the book. And we have a lot of great guests and plans for the podcast as well.

“This year, with your help, we’re going to impact one million people in 2018.”

In this episode, we talk about how, when you change your relationship with alcohol, you impact the people around you as well. Ruari says that almost all of his family and friends have been impacted and that his father-in-law was drinking non-alcoholic beer this Christmas. We know that you’ll have an impact on the people around you as well. We believe that if we can reach 100,000 members, we’ll impact over one million people.

We also talk about some of the top tips that you can use going into Dry January. Andy recommends making sure that you have a plan for going out. You should know what you’re going to drink and have a backup plan in case that isn’t available. Ruari’s top tip is mindfulness. It’s important to remember that mindfulness is a skill that you have to learn and that it requires regular practice. A third tip is to find some alcohol-free alternatives that work for you. And remember that you don’t have to do it alone. The One Year No Beer community is there to help.

Links and Resources:

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/

OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/

OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/

OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

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