Brutal honesty, indeed--the more I can stick to that the better my results.
His approach--thinking about more than just nutrition and movement--is very sound in my opinion. And even though I'm more of a social introvert than true extrovert, his remarks about community are right on. I form my own tentative conclusions but I also wonder what Melissa, Kurt and Evelyn will think and I'm willing to shift my reaction if their logic/evidence is compelling. I also reserve the right to go my own way, which is why I'm currently experimenting with ADF (alternate day fasting.)
Environment was pretty easy for me, actually, because I actually enjoy the challenge of hunting/gathering from restaurant menus and not ordering if the "hunt" fails. His mindset section was more a of major factor for me, since my history was emotional/binge eating. So it IS important for me to understand my personal why and my triggers.
His new chess piece, recovery, is very true. I've known a number of people who couldn't understand why they weren't achieving their fitness goals when what I saw was sleep deprivation and over-training that didn't allow their body to maintain bodily health let alone improve overall status.
This was another strong session and Dean is a good person to listen to.