Despite the popular belief surrounding this notion.
You can’t out-train consistently bad nutritional choices.
Many will disagree with this, yet upon careful observation of their health, performance and finally aesthetic we can often come to some striking conclusions.
The main one being that they’re steeped in cognitive dissonance.
This doesn’t mean you need to be some sort of nutrition monk, there is still plenty of wiggle room, however you’ll rarely find people at the top of their game who eat terrible quality foods.
Teenagers and the genetically super-elite seem to mystify many.
They seem to circumvent this idea that poor nutrition leads to poor performance, obesity and generally bad health.
Until they’re about 26 that is.
Quality of food matters, if someone says it doesn’t, run.
Run away as fast as you can because they’re clearly infected with some form of madness because no logically sane person would believe otherwise.
Unless they want to because of deep emotional needs.
You see most people are emotionally attached to their food.
Unwilling to give any poor choices away, they fight tooth and nail for their creature comforts and mental crutches, even if detrimental to long term heath, many won’t be told.
Personally I think that’s fair enough, we can leave them to it.
We can try hard to help people, to educate and inspire, however some just don’t want to change.
They’d rather weight until the wheels have fallen off the wagon completely – diabetes, obesity, or plenty of other health issues linked with poor nutrition and excess body fat, you take your pick.
While body positive mantra that everyone is beautiful is one to support 100%, there is no compromise to condone or support that which leads to poor health.
You’d be hard pressed to find many people at 300lbs with a fat mass percentage of 40%+ that is the paragon of health.
Now this is not to say being super lean or addicted to fitness and your aesthetic does much for your health either.
Many sacrifice their health for how they look, on either rend of the scale.
For a society of people who talk about health, we’re a poor example of it.
Go to the Dr’s and get drugs, it’s easier than lifestyle change.
Here are a couple of simple things to remember:
– Excess body fat means you have a calorie surplus problem
– Poor health often follows poor quality food choices
– Too late is too late, once some damage is done it can’t be fixed
Not what many want to hear.
I’m sure all the excuses about medical conditions, a hard life and the kitchen sink will come out, however that’s little more than a crutch to lean on.
Like it or not, your health is in your hands.