You’re not going to like this…

We do like to complicate things, don’t we.
 
Then we often proceed to ask for specific advice.
 
Which of course is immediately ignored if it doesn’t fit our bias or what we want/expect to hear.
 
Take this classic –
 
Person A – “I want to lose weight, I just don’t know what to eat.”
 
Person B – “Good old whole foods is often a good approach, along with keeping portions in check and being mindful of how much you’re eating overall.”
 
Person A – “Yea I know that, but what do I eat?”
 
Person B – *Gives examples and options.
 
Person A – “I don’t like any of that. Ugh, this is so hard and restrictive”
 
It is at this point if someone is talking to me that I will face palm and give up all hope with them.
 
These people are not asking for an answer, at least not an objective one anyway.
 
Many merely want agreement with that which they already believe or want to think.
 
Can you lose weight while eating junk food?
 
Yes, 100%, however you won’t be abel to consume that much and your health may suffer greatly.
 
If you’re an adult and you can’t get yourself in check with eating habits and food choices then you’ve got deeper emotional matters to worry about.
 
The amount of people who’ve asked for help and ignored the that which is given is truly impressive.
 
Frustrating as well.
 
So many want to know what they can get away with, or how they can sneak in snacks, or if they deserve a treat and other such bollocks.
 
I will be frank, if you want to carry large amounts of body fat then more power to you, crack on.
 
Do i personally agree with people being overweight, no, no I don’t, the reason why is simple; being overweight for most people is 100% their choice.
 
Yep, I said it, their choice.
 
I’m sure some people are seething at that comment.
 
At this stage in my life I just don’t care anymore.
 
The world and its dog will come up with any and every excuse, medical condition or extenuating circumstance as to why they are overweight (or obese).
*Pleas note, there are indeed some rare conditions that royally screw people over, however in my life I have only met 1 such person, everyone else had their life in the palm of their hands. Call me a cynic, however I doubt very much you’re the same as that 1 person.
 
Truth is in most places it’s because they eat too much.
 
Thyroid condition or no thyroid condition, you don’t see TV adverts with overweight starving people in 3rd world countries.
 
Why?
 
Lack of food, which is indeed a terrible turn of events and rather unfortunate for them, yet if those who call on ‘medical aliments) found these poor unfortunate souls a thyroid condition and weren’t over weight it’d be ignored or something else would be spun on it.
 
In short calories and total food amount consumed matters.
 
Hmm, bit of an odd rant there, however you get the point.
 
People will cherry pick all the time.
 
Sorry to say no amount of cherry picking will change what is.
 
It might make you feel better or appease your cognitive dissonance, however it won’t change a thin, only you can do that.
 
So good people of the internet, do you agree or not?
 
Leave your thoughts and feelings below.
 
Enjoy,
Ross

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