Wading Through The Murky Waters

I’ve been feeling good lately about the information I’ve been dealing with.  There’s so much crap thrown at you when you’re trying to learn about diet and exercise.  All you want to do is improve your health and body because you care about yourself but you just get bombarded with so much crap information.  It really drives me crazy.

Anyway, after 20 years of going to gyms and searching for information I feel like I’ve really hit on the real stuff in recent times.  It makes me feel good too.  It’s good knowing that when I’m at the gym I’m doing the most productive thing I possibly can for my body.  I don’t have to flog myself to death like some others in there.  I actually take my time, enjoy what I do and reap huge benefits from it.  I’ve felt that way about training for a couple of years now.

Lately it’s diet where I feel I’ve broken some new ground.  I’ve discovered so much real data about protein and food.  Its so exciting to plan out how I’m going to test this new info and what the results might be.  Authors like Lyle McDonald and Brad Pilon have really opened my eyes to new approaches to nutrition.

I’ve been talking about Brad’s book How Much Protein in previous posts, it’s eye opening stuff and worth reading.  Now I’ve just finished reading Eat Stop Eat.  That’s Brad Pilon’s first book, all about diet.  I’ve just started on testing this information and I’ll keep you posted about what I think.

Don’t worry…. I won’t pull any punches!  If I think it’s crap I’ll say so, but How Much Protein was a good read and I’m putting it to the test right now.  So far, so good.  Get the ebook and read it.

It’s such a murky industry, all this diet and exercise stuff.  Especially on the internet.  Every crackpot has some stupid idea or a variation on an old theme.  I really feel for people starting out not knowing who to trust or what to believe.

In the end all you can do is test and measure.  Try things out but make sure you keep a diary of what you do and what happens.  If it doesn’t work, don’t give up, just learn and move on.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years.

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  1. Kylie
    996 days ago

    This is a fresh approach. I agree with you, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. But, we’re all trying to be the best we can be and implement new ideas that will hopefully assist us in being and doing better.

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