Q&A with Jason Christoff
Jason Christoff is my hero. His vehement passion for the Truth is stronger than the sun, and he has played an integral role in shaping the person that I am today. Jason started Physical Limits Fitness at the age of 24, and has written over 1000 health articles since then. He specializes in exercise coaching, functional stretching, self sabotage, healthy living principles, overcoming addiction, weight loss, healing while facing a health crisis and small business start up consulting. He believes that health is about developing habits based in self love and self respect.
Jason rises above the rest, he is not afraid to say what needs to be said, and his powerful message is truly inspiring people to take back their power. With his articles on the effects of coffee on the brain and body, Jason single handedly inspired me to stop drinking coffee. His words that "when you get off caffeine, you meet the real you" spoke to my core and have echoed in my head ever since.
Jason is the embodiment of waking the walk and talking the talk. He lives and breathes his message, and is honest about the dark roots that sparked the transformation into the man he is today. This man speaks the Truth, and it was truly an honour to get to chat with him 1-on-1.
This Q&A is a transcription of our Skype conversation.
Q&A with Jason Christoff
1. what time is your alarm set for?
6am, but I hate alarms.
2. what did you have for breakfast?
Grass-fed beef and 2 tablespoons of fish oil, macadamia nuts, and cashews. It's the only thing that stabilizes me, with no decrease in energy. Even if I have vegetables in the morning I get a crash.
3. what book do you think everyone should read?
Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Russell L. Blaylock. If people read that they would understand just how much they're being lied to and that they have to defend themselves. A boxer will tell you that the hardest punch is the one you don’t see coming, and people today they don't see these things coming. They don't know what’s going on.
4. what is your favourite way to sweat?
5. who is one of your biggest inspirations?
Micheal Tsarion. He's my #1 mentor. He is intelligence personified. He's a real gift.
6. what is the last thing you purchased?
A pair of workout pants, running shoes, and a coat.
7. what is the best advice you've ever received?
From a Greek friend, “a hero dies once, a coward dies a hundred deaths inside a cowardly life.”
8. what does a typical dinner look like for you?
Same thing as my breakfast, except with vegetables and sweet potato.
9. what is on your night stand?
Half read books, which is my own version of self-sabotage.
10. If you could only have one (for the rest of your life): chocolate, or avocado?
Oh, avocado. Chocolate makes me clinically insane.
A Deeper DivE
1. As a health coach, how do you find sanity in a world so full of unconscious addiction, corruption, self-destruction, and self-sabotage?
I use my writing to vent my emotional anger, I also have to learn to control my anger. I try and go inwards. I take more baths lately, and go for walks in nature. That’s how I try to tame it down, but when I get really upset I’ll hit the keyboard and I’ll express myself. It’s like painting a picture, I find it really relieves me to get it out through the keyboard. There’s always going to be negative people but honestly I don’t even notice them. Everybody is going to come around eventually, because the pain is getting so intense that you can’t ignore it. You can’t ignore the internal pain or the external pain. The bigger the lie the more pain you’ll feel, and the pain is there to wake you up and remind you.. the pain is doing the awakening, not us.
2. What is one of the biggest misconceptions in the health/ fitness industry?
Calories make you gain weight. Red wine is healthy for you… I mean there are so many of them. If you’re not confused about nutrition, you’re not paying attention. There are so many lies out there, and they should be obvious but they’re not. Like with red wine- are you literally telling me that I can get healthier drinking red wine every night as opposed to not having it? … you are lying to yourself. And the lies support other lies. The caffeine lie supports your job lie.. the porn lie supports your relationship lie.. and who wants to take one of those lies out of the Jenga tower? You pull one out and the whole tower collapses. You take out one lie and your whole life collapses.
3. Is there any aspect of your life that you are currently working on improving?
Oh always. You never get there right, it’s always a destination. I’m always working on creating financial abundance so that I don’t have to work all the time. That’s a newer goal of mine, generating a passive income; so that I can have more time to research. And I’m always working on trying to connect with people. I’m disconnected naturally because I’ve been so abused, and abused myself as a kid and a young man; and so I am trying to get as connected as I can to other humans.
4. If you were made Prime Minister, what is the first thing you would do?
Well I want to say shut down the government… but that would just cause all complete hell to break loose. I would just start telling people the Truth. Dismantle the medical system in that you can no longer give poison to people anymore to make people “healthy”. You can be honest and say “I will poison you to cut your pain. If you're stunned enough to want to take that route than sure… we will lobotomize you so you don't have to feel the pain of your empty life”; but every government official would be employed in a way that if you did what you were supposed to do- you don’t have to work. So I’d tell the doctors and nurses, “you don’t have to be at your office if no one is sick, but I’ll still pay you”. And then everyone would start telling the Truth. There would be no more designated smoking areas outside of the hospital, and the vending machines and the pop machines would go too. The doughnut charity drives for cancer would stop; they’d stop bullshitting themselves and bullshitting everybody else by making the problem worse. Their incentives would shift. And to the police officers: "you don’t have to come to work, and I’ll pay you your whole wage anyways, if there’s no crime". Then people say oh shit this is awesome, and they really start working. Everybody would get paid, if they accomplish what they claim to accomplish.
5. What advice would you give someone who thinks they could never live without coffee?
I would say they can do what they want- but if you're tired of feeling fatigued, having a fatty composition on the top layer of your skin, the little roll around your belly button, and you ever want to explore being your best [you'll have to stop]. Being your best isn’t for everybody, because that’s what self-sabotage is really all about: the fear of sticking out in a herd. So if the herd is mediocre, it’s safer to be mediocre. If you can never garnish the courage to break away from that invisible prison, well then you’re going to be mediocre your whole life. You're going to have mediocre income, a mediocre marriage, have mediocre kids... you'll be mediocre. And that’s a real safe zone, because when you try and excel in this society you get attacked. If you want to be healthier than people, if you want to speak up against the government, if you want to make more money than the average person, well then you're a jackass. So I tell people if you don't want to be more, than just keep drinking your coffee. But your truth will gnaw at you like a little squirrel trying to gnaw through your brain, and eventually if you ever want to sit and talk with that squirrel and want to be more, you're going to have to stop polluting yourself with your own hand. No one is forcing it on you. Coffee, booze, medication… it’s poisoning yourself by your own hand. It’s the dumbest thing you can do.
Short clip of Jason answering question #5 - advice for anyone who thinks they can't live without coffee.
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