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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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I Call Bull Feces

In a world of individuals, dare to be the one who calls bullshit.
 
Morning all,
 
We’re told that everyone is different, that we all need different things in regards to nutrition and training.
 
I’m here to tell you that while this is true, it’s also largely bullshit.
 
A true oxymoron.
 
The reason being this, too many get caught up in the minutia, they major in the minors and as such they don’t go anywhere because they’re trying to be ‘too individual’.
 
In my experience the only people that need such focused individuality in their training and nutrition are those who stand near the top of the mountain, everyone else needs to get a solid grasp on the basics.
 
Behold, my quick fix list for the problems of the majority:
 
– Train 3-5 days per week (mixture of lifting/CV)
– Eat mostly what you cook/make yourself
– Drink water often
– Sleep in a pitch black room
– Limit your social media to 1hour a day
– Go outside more and spend time in nature
– Be with people, real people, not digital ones
– Accept responsibility for your choices & their consequence
 
That’s pretty much it.
You don’t need a highly technical and fancy training or life protocol, as much as I personally love all that stuff it’s not needed for the majority, that my friends is common sense.
 
You’re not an elite level athlete, well, you might be, in which case listen to your coaches.
 
Follow the basics above and you’ll find that you’re able to manage your weight, feel better, be healthier and have more sex with the lights on.
 
Fitness should enhance your life, not take over it, remember that.
 
Enjoy,
Ross

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