266: Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor made world headlines a few years ago when in seeking to battle food addiction, he lost over 50kg by eating nothing but potatoes for a whole year. 

It’s a simple headline however his story goes much deeper than that. 

Speaking to Andrew, I learned that even though in my case the addiction was alcohol - our stories were very similar, and the abstinence model was what worked for us both. 

During our conversation, I heard many parallels with my own life, my own relationship to food and indeed what I use food for - beyond just sustaining my body to live another day. 

I should say upfront, the way Andrew tackled his food addiction is what worked for him - however, there are other ways to deal with this issue, including Overeaters Anonymous which I know has worked well for people close to me. 

On the whole I love this conversation because it’s a perfect example of someone who saw what effect their own habitual actions was having on his life, saw where he was going to end up if he didn’t do something about it, and took action by creating a system of behaviour that was simple to follow and if practiced daily gave him spectacular results. 

He’s a great bloke and I’m stoked he took the time to fly down to see me. 

If you like what you hear, please hit him up on IG @spudfit

And enjoy this conversation with Andrew Taylor. 

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