About Doug

me 300x300 About DougHealth Habits is the online home of:

  • Douglas Robb
  • 42 years old
  • Husband
  • Torontonian
  • Personal Trainer
  • and Blogger

Doug’s Bio

In the past 20 years, I have helped hundreds of people transform their bodies from flab to fab, from fat to fit, from obese to…uhhh…

Unfortunately, during these 20 years, I have also seen my share of clients who spend a lot of money, skip a lot of workouts, sabotage a lot of healthy meal plans and end up no better off than when they started.

Luckily, for me, I never thought of these experiences as failures. Each client taught me something new about the “real world” physiology and psychology of body transformation.

And, thanks to their input, I have arrived at some simple truths about successful body transformation.

Truth #1

Transformation is possible.

Truth #2

Transformation is simple….but not easy

  • For every problem, there is a solution. When it comes to body transformation, we need to identify your specific problems and apply the best possible solution(s)…..simple
  • Unfortunately, this transformation isn’t always easy. Your bad habits have been messing up your life for years and they will not go down without a fight.

Truth #3

There is no “best” diet or supplement or food or training plan.

  • Your personal situation is different than mine.
  • Your challenges are different than mine.
  • Your solutions are going to be different than mine.
  • People selling niche diets or training methods care more about branding & money than finding solutions to problems

With that being said, I believe that for most people, some version of a Paleo Diet is the best way to lose weight and get healthy.

I also believe that high intensity training is superior to most other training methods for creating lean, strong, ultra-fit bodies.

Truth #4

The health/fitness/weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar business that is based on products /services that are designed to fail.

Designed to fail because, if they actually did what they promised, you would never need to buy another book/supplement ever again.

Truth #5

The top-down approach to health/fitness/weight loss doesn’t work.

For decades, “the experts” have been telling the public what to eat & how to move. And yet, obesity, diabetes and heart disease keep getting worse year after year.

It’s time for a change.  It’s time to combine all of the “expert” knowledge with the equally important “grassroots” experience of….us.

And that is what I hope to do with Health Habits.

Take the best from the scientific community, combine it with the knowledge of the fitness community and then filter it through the experiences of the end user.

Truth #6

And because I believe in Truth #5, Health Habits needs to become fully interactive to be successful.

  • There is a ton of scientific information available on the internet.
  • There are a ton of fitness experts offering training/diet programs for sale
  • There are even a few websites disguised as weight loss communities.

But, there isn’t a place where people trying to get fit can share their experiences with researchers, doctors, public health experts, politicians, fitness experts, diet gurus and most importantly…people who have actually made successful body transformations.

That is what I want Health Habits to become.

But, to do that, I need your help.