Ben Coomber Radio



Want to live an Awesome Life? Tune into the UK's #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world interviewing the worlds best guests in health, fitness and personal development, as well as Q&A shows. This is a full fat show on everything nutrition, food, mindset, exercise, human performance and generally being awesome on every level (hopefully containing a few laughs too). Ben Coomber is a nutritionist, coach, speaker, writer & former obese man sharing his journey. Day to day Ben coaches in his Fat Loss for Life coaching program and has Awesome Supplements & The BTN Academy. Ben loves coffee & food, plays rugby, hits the gym, and tries to be as awesome as possible through constant improvement. Visit Ben at: for more info.


  • #612 - The Halo Effect

    #612 - The Halo Effect

    13/05/2021 Duração: 50min

    Tom and I delve into new research on The Halo Effect, how the generations have approached nutrition, how this feeds into how we feed our kids, how I have approached feeding my daughter, and how to positively influence change in someone else's diet or lifestyle, such as your kids, friends, family or partner. WARNING - This show opens with references to 'Erections', and before you think WTF, we did a quick research review of erectile function and plant based diets.

  • #611 - Life Choices: I Interview my Mum

    #611 - Life Choices: I Interview my Mum

    06/05/2021 Duração: 50min

    To truly understand ourselves we must understand our past and our upbringing, and there is no better way to do this than to grill your mum on what you were like as a kid - so I've done just that. I sit down with my mum and ask her "what was I like as a kid" "what was I good at" "what choices did I make" "how did the divorce effect me" "how have you seen me develop and mature" "what parenting principals did you try live by", and more. This is an interview I have wanted to do for a long time, and I had no idea how it would pan out, but I definitely learnt a thing or two about myself... My mums website:

  • #610 - Artificial Sweeteners, A Scientific Look

    #610 - Artificial Sweeteners, A Scientific Look

    29/04/2021 Duração: 01h10min

    Artificial Sweeteners have a lot of controversy around them, some saying things like "they're toxic", and "they're like poison for your brain". But what is the truth, and where have the fears around sweeteners come from? This podcast will explore the history of sweeteners, the different types, how we understand and interpret the science on them, what we should consider before consuming them, and how to essentially be informed around their use, and wade through the various claims made about them online.

  • #609 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.2

    #609 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.2

    22/04/2021 Duração: 58min

    In part 2 we delve into gym culture and what we feel needs to change, bad habits of gym goers (our pet hates), whether gyms do enough to teach people what to actually do in the gym, small gyms compared to big gyms, how long you should stay on a basic weight lifting program as a new lifter, when and how to approach more advanced and complex programs, and the lessons you the listener have learnt from years in the gym - a quick fire bit at the end from all your awesome comments from social media. If you enjoyed this 2 part Gym Lessons podcast, please recommend it to a fellow gym goer.

  • #608 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.1

    #608 - Lessons from the Gym Pt.1

    15/04/2021 Duração: 48min

    The gym can be a confusing place, what exercises are best, what reps are best, why are some machines hogged over others, and how do we get the results we’re looking for with the minimal amount of effort? Tom and I, combined, have been in the gym for 28 years, so we thought we would fire up the mic and discuss all the things we know now, that we wish we knew back then. Why we train, how you become happy training, how to get rid of training induced anxiety, the pay off of the big 3 exercises, how many days a week to train, training volume, training specificity, are just some of the things we discuss. This is part 1, we’d love your insights and lessons from the gym, help us shape part 2… Enjoy!

  • #607 - Is Winning the Goal with Dr Josephine Perry

    #607 - Is Winning the Goal with Dr Josephine Perry

    08/04/2021 Duração: 49min

    In life, in sport, in the gym, is winning the goal? Dr Josephine Perry is a sports psychologist and coaches young athletes from the age of 8, right up to 80 year olds still trying to achieve their goals. And while we all have goals, how do they take shape, and what is the definition of achieving them? When we then set out to achieve a goal, what then holds us back, fear, a lack of confidence, the comments of others, a lack of preparation? Dr Perry has just written an awesome book called “I Can: The Teenage Athletes Guide to Mental Fitness”, except the book is for all, its simplicity and approach is brilliant, for young or old, and I loved this interview. If you are goal driven, or want to be more goal driven, or want to achieve more, this show is for you.Check out Dr Perry at:

  • #606 - Building Confidence in Yourself

    #606 - Building Confidence in Yourself

    01/04/2021 Duração: 44min

    Most people would say they wish they had more confidence, with many claiming some people are just naturally more confident, but is this true? Surely we are all confident at some stuff? Two people wrote into the podcast which formatted what we feel is a deep dive into developing your inner confidence, refining your ability and character, how to know what ideas are good and which are the bad ones, and use a few examples, one being how to write something, like a blog or a book or to start a project when there is procrastination and fear, another example with weight loss and how we focus on BIG often disempowering goals that make us question our ability. The reality is, most people would say they would love to be more confident and trust themselves, and we hope this podcast goes some way to helping.If you’d like to take the £1 FA offer we spoke of, here is the link:

  • #605 - Caffeine, Performance  Redlining Workouts

    #605 - Caffeine, Performance & Redlining Workouts

    25/03/2021 Duração: 50min

    Caffeine, something 99% of us take, multiple times a day, but what is the science behind it, what is the perfect dose, how does it affect our sleep, how does it affect performance in the gym, in training and sport, and when can it be bad? Find out, alongside Tom and I jumping down a few other rabbit holes…!Want to get our Caffeine white paper? Awesome, grab a copy here:

  • #604 - Stress, How Deep Does it Go?

    #604 - Stress, How Deep Does it Go?

    18/03/2021 Duração: 59min

    Stress is in all our lives, but how deep does it go, how does it affect us, and are we aware of all the stressors in our life? Having coached for 14 years now, I've seen and worked with a lot of stressed people, and there are common character traits of the 'stressed' person, thus, we could argue that stress isn't real in some respects, but it very much is, because life is happening all around us and pushing and pulling us constantly. In this solo podcast I cover the many forms of stress in our lives, how to potentially look at it, how to solve or alleviate it, and how to hopefully become, less stressed. Enjoy.

  • #603 - When Life is Difficult

    #603 - When Life is Difficult

    11/03/2021 Duração: 48min

    Right now, and at many points in our lives, things get difficult, and its often tough to see a way out. This podcast was spurred by a great question sent into the show which started simple on the surface, but Tom and I found a way to go down a deep rabbit hole and look at life challenges, goals and what happens when we can't achieve them, where self-awareness only gets us so far with our own problems, why you should never stop at one diagnosis if you're not happy, how to solve our life frustrations, and more. If you fancy joining Tom for his Sweetener webinar, here's the sign up link: If you want to write into the show email [email protected] subject line ‘Podcast’

  • #602 - Stress Inhibiting Fat Loss

    #602 - Stress Inhibiting Fat Loss

    04/03/2021 Duração: 58min

    Stress and fat loss have long been connected, some point to a direct effect, and some to an indirect effect, after all when you look at the research stress and obesity are directly correlated. But physiologically, what direct effects could there be, and what effects could there then be indirectly? Tom and I fire up the mic and dive down the rabbit hole to explore all the ways in which stress can hold back your fat loss efforts, getting geeky, then zooming out to look at the wider picture. Stress is something we all have, BUT, the devil is in the dose…. and the response….Want to learn more about nutrition? Visit:

  • #601 - Sugar Addiction

    #601 - Sugar Addiction

    25/02/2021 Duração: 49min

    Is sugar addictive? People often quote their addiction as a real thing, but we don’t eat sugar, we eat food with sugar in it. So is sugar addictive - or is it the sugary foods, the tastes, the flavours, that make it addictive? Before we talk about sugar and whether its addictive we need to speak about the problem solving process, as this podcast was spurred from a nutrition talk I did where someone put up their hand and said “Ben, how do you solve sugar addiction”. It turned out that wasn’t the problem, so we start with the nutrition problem solving process, then discuss the dynamics of sugar, carbs, and how and what we eat, and its affect on our bodies.Enjoy this show? Awesome, please subscribe and give it a share

  • #600 - Is Food Medicine?

    #600 - Is Food Medicine?

    18/02/2021 Duração: 01h16min

    “Food is thy Medicine” is a famous quote, but is it true, or could it actually be a harmful phrase that alienates the nutrition industry from the medical industry? In our industry we often complain that modern medicine isn’t holistic enough, that it doesn’t treat the whole person, but this is unfair, and modern medicine is actually doing the work it needs to do to save lives. Join Tom and I as we go down the rabbit hole and explore how this feeds into the Healthism debate, where ‘how’ we approach anything changes everything, why the EatWell plate positions balance in the way it does, why ‘diet systems’ prevail over a wider balanced nutritional approach, and why much of the blue zone healthy ageing data is over simplified in its message to us living a long and healthy life.

  • #599 - Less Oxygen is Better with Patrick McKeown

    #599 - Less Oxygen is Better with Patrick McKeown

    11/02/2021 Duração: 55min

    Breathing is something I think we all take for granted. But with stressful lives a modern reality, anxiety at an all time high, asthma being a common respiratory condition, is it time we drew more focus to the breath and how it affects our physiology and psychology? Patrick McKeown, author of 8 books on the topic, joins me to discuss all things breathing, oxygen, why Co2 is the unsung hero, how breathing actually affects our body and mind, how you can test your breathing with the BOLT score, and more. A thought provoking show around an action we perform 10-20,000x a day, and something that is a personal interest of mine having used a breathing technique to cure my asthma, and still using it as part of my Long Covid recovery.Check Patrick out at:

  • #598 - Omar Meziane - The World Cup Winning Chef

    #598 - Omar Meziane - The World Cup Winning Chef

    04/02/2021 Duração: 40min

    Omar Meziane’s CV is seriously impressive. He’s worked with England Rugby, England Football, Chelsea FC, The EIS (English Institute of Sport), the Spice Girls... I could go on and on and on, there is so much he’s done. We first met each other via our mutual friend James Haskell, who Omar has now co-written 2 books with - Perfect Fit and Cooking for Fitness. Today I finally get the privilege of chatting to him about his career in sport as a chef working with the worlds best athletes, how he views food and how simple it can be, whether he’s more Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, which spice girl is the angriest as well as his new food business and much more.Check Omar out @o.meziane top lad, was a pleasure chatting with him.

  • #597 - Is intentional weight loss harmful?

    #597 - Is intentional weight loss harmful?

    28/01/2021 Duração: 02h01min

    In this marathon show, Tom interviews Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro PhD, CISSN, CHC, former Assistant Professor in Exercise Science, Renaissance Periodisation Coach and Long-Term weight management specialist who now runs Vitamin PhD Nutrition Telehealth Coaching for intentional lifestyle approaches. This conversation is incredible, exploring the Health At Every Size movement, weight stigma, healthism, metabolically healthy obesity, and the idea that diets are harmful and to be avoided. Where do good nutrition, intentional weight loss and the fitness industry fit in the newly emerging anti-diet paradigm? Grab a cuppa, this one goes in deep!Follow Gabrielle on FB/IG: VitaminPhDVitamin PhD Nutrition Telehealth Coaching Website: www.vitaminphdnutrition.comRP 1:1 E-mail Coaching: www.renaissanceperiodization.comBridging the Gap Website: www.btgcomprehensivecoaching.comFB Community (Membership Subscription Required, available on BtG Website): Comprehensive Coaching Facebook CommunityNutrition Coaching Global Mastermind (Bo

  • #596 - Pace : Presence : Think

    #596 - Pace : Presence : Think

    21/01/2021 Duração: 32min

    2020 - what a year. But what did you learn, discover and realise about yourself and your life? This is what I learnt, and 3 words I am taking into 2021 to live a more purposeful life. p.s. yes I do get the episode number wrong at the beginning, standard!! It's 596.

  • #595 - The Road to Awesome

    #595 - The Road to Awesome

    14/01/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Pandemic or not, what is the road to AWESOME, the recipe for personal success? How do we break down and assess where we are at, where we want to get to, and the steps needed to get there? In this talk I get you to assess your current level of AWESOME, score it out of 10, then work through 6 core pillars and their scores, and then I go through the 10 biggest areas I feel people need to nail to get to your next level of awesome. For me, being AWESOME is the goal, and I hope this podcast, an audio recording of a talk I've just done for the staff of HSBC, helps. Enjoy.

  • #594 - The Healthism Debate

    #594 - The Healthism Debate

    07/01/2021 Duração: 01h07min

    When we use the term ‘health’, or ‘healthy’, what does this actually mean? Who decides or has decided what healthy constitutes? How much body fat is healthy? How much wine is healthy? What should and shouldn’t we do when it comes to our health? Its a big topic, so Tom and I go down a long and winding rabbit hole of health terminology, politics, socioeconomics, human behaviour, and personal value systems. Its a deep show, but wow, isn’t this an important topic if we want to be healthy…..?

  • #593 - Home Workouts with The London Fitness Guy

    #593 - Home Workouts with The London Fitness Guy

    31/12/2020 Duração: 42min

    If you’re working out at home, how should you structure it? How would you warm up with limited equipment? What exercises are good, and how do you keep mixing it up? These are all questions I throw at The London Fitness Guy - James Stirling with part 2 of our chat. I also delve into his diet, why his goals are largely focused on maintenance these days, how he used to suffer from body dysmorphia, the difference in what you can achieve between training at the gym and at home, and what is his #1 cardio burner. Enjoy.Follow James on the gram @London_Fitness_Guy

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