When Phil Riley caught a candid glimpse of himself in a hotel mirror, it was a wake-up call. He says the realization that he was clinically obese was one of his most “unnerving experiences.” Health and fitness had never been a top priority for the British broadcast industry executive – but Phil knew he had to change. He had also been hard by the loss of some long-time friends, at a relatively young age.
It was the start of a journey that saw Phil delve into the data surrounding premature death and the actions he had to take to get his own life in order. The result is a remarkable physical transformation and an analytical book, The Life of Riley, outlining the lifestyle changes that made it possible. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Phil explains his new found love of intermittent fasting; his nerdy fascination with food, feeding times and spreadsheets; and the driving force behind his goal of living to 90.