I read a Nerd Fitness article and I want to share this with you.
It’s true that life is simpler when we know nothing. We eat at fast food, we do exercises once a week and we’re going to work because it’s like that. Our existence is like « Ignorance is bliss ».
One day when I was talking with girls (it always starts because of a girl), I decided to have the 50 Cent’s physique. I was doing Taekwondo but I wasn’t paying attention to my diet so I started to study nutrition.
The food that kills
That’s how I learned that fat and cholesterol are bad so I started to eat less eggs. But I didn’t understand why « Rocky » ate it every morning.
Later, I learned that the gluten was bad. As I haven’t gluten intolerant, I don’t pay attention to that. With all this information, I told myself that if I had a farm, I would eat better. But I’m a city boy, I don’t know if I could live a whole year in the country side.
Later, I learned that the meat was bad. There is a group of people in China who don’t eat meat and they have less risk of heart disease. The idea of living longer pleases me but completely stop meat. No ! And I tested tofu.
Later, I learned that fish had mercury and mercury kills people. Even Tommy Lee Jones use fish to create a bomb in the movie « Blow Away ». Don’t laugh, go watch the movie!
It remains fruits and vegetables with that we’re safe. Cool, 600gr of fruit’s sugar per day and it’s perfect. But wait ? Steve Jobs was a fruitarian, he ate only fruit at every meal and he died of cancer !
No fruit, no meat, no fish. Fortunately there are vegetables. Ah shit, vegetables are now genetically modified. Well, I’ll go live on another planet, people are crazy here.
What !?! Wine is good for health because of antioxidants and resveratrol ? Look, I live next to France and I live in Switzerland, here we are drunk with wine. At every meal, there is a bottle of wine on the table.
How to do
It hurts the heart and gives headache to learn all this information. We have two choices :
Create an environment where all is sterile like a hospital room
Use common sense. Do your best with what you have and not take anything to the extreme.
I choose to use common sense :
Enjoy all in moderation
Eat more to gain weight. Eat less to lose weight
Drink mostly water and occasionally something else like rum.
Doing physical exercises several times per week
Don’t eat only one type or one category of food. Lot of vegetables, some meat, fruit, nuts
Focus on long-term goals and stop stressing about unimportant details.
And play video games or read manga if my mother said it rot the brain.
What is the craziest thing you have learned to be healthy and how you used it to extremes ?
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