‘Life’ Ingredients with Robert Irvine


Welcome to another edition of Life Ingredients, the column where I share a healthy recipe, a workout, and a piece of motivational advice. These are three critical areas where you want to pursue optimal health, or at least better health, and if you can do that, you’re going to be a lot happier.

Let’s jump right in, shall we?



As I’ve said before, one of the best cures for stress and anxiety is a good workout. Here’s my Summer Meltdown work out.

What’s the key to burning fat? Not maximum weight or intensity, but minimal rest. This workout keeps you moving nonstop. Get the sweat pouring and the fat melting. Hit me up on social to let me know how it goes or if you have any questions about it.



Think about that for a moment. You know what that really means? Quite bluntly, it means you’re no good to anyone if you don’t care for yourself first. Now, how many times have you told yourself that you can’t start exercising or meal planning right now because those things are too time-consuming and you’ve got too many other people who depend on you? You’ve got children or maybe aging parents or grandparents, and a demanding job on top of that. You couldn’t possibly start hitting the gym every day, could you?

Well, remember what Jay says. It’s not selfish to help yourself before helping anyone else. It is, quite simply, the wisest course of action. You can continue to martyr yourself and give the full measure of your life force to your kids or your boss, but the cost of doing so is extremely high. It’s either going to cut your life short or diminish your quality of life by wrecking your health.

So do yourself a favor and, this month, commit to grabbing your own oxygen mask first. It’s a beautiful thing that you care so much about other people that you’re willing to make sacrifices on their behalf. I don’t know any parent who hasn’t done this to some degree. But at a certain point, you’ve got to help yourself.

Our mental health and wellbeing is no joke, everything I’m sharing with you is to improve how you feel – physically and mentally.

No one else is going to do it for you and you’re no good to anyone if you don’t. Best of all, once you begin prioritizing your own health, you’re going to enjoy life a heck of a lot more—even, or perhaps especially, the parts where you’re busy doing things for the ones you love.

Until next month and remember the words I live by: