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Is food a Religion?

When you’re in the thick of learning about nutrition, helping others and yourself eat better – you can get stuck in tunnel vision.  This happened to me back in when I first leaned the paleo diet.  Throughout that year in 2011, I learned a lot about how carb affect my body.  I also quickly learned that there’s this sub-culture of diet and nutrition that’s segregated and silo-ed.  Paleo diet people vs Veterinarians.

It was like this underground war.

It was crazy because I was part of it and didn’t realize it.

I became a paleo evangelist for a short stint, and when I think back, I can’t help but shake my head.

After dieting I got more into Power lifting and there’s a war going on there too.

Crossfit vs bodybuilding.

 

Powerlifting vs powerlifting.

Even Yoga vs Pilates.    . .okay I’m just kidding about that one.

Your only real concern

People eat and don’t eat certain foods for more than scientific reasons.  It’s important to realize that distinction.  Some will argue certain scientific points of over others ad blah blah this, blah blah that blah blah whatever ..

A discussion of nutrition can easily escalate into a discussion of religion and politics very quickly.  Hopefully, if you’re reading this, you just want to lose a few pound and feel better about yourself. However, if you do harbor certain beliefs, I’m not here to get you to change them.  If we’re talking about weight loss, let’s talk about weight loss. Count your calories and eat less processed food. There’s really nothing more to it.

If you don’t eat meat or if you don’t eat pork – that’s okay.

Most Importantly

If someone doesn’t eat mean or doesn’t eat pork, or for whatever reason like eating a tub of ice cream everyday, don’t judge them.

But let’s be honest, you’re judging them – let’s not sugar coat the facts and for the most part your intentions are good.

Don’t judge people..

Okay I’m going on a tangent, how do you not judge people?  I’ve heard that for so long, but books are judged by their cover. There’s a reason why you have an iPhone and not an android phone.  There’s a reason why you ate apple. There’s a reason why you think Donald Trump is a douche bag.

So where am I going with this?  I’m going no where, you just wasted your time reading my thoughts on my blog. They really are that random.

The Truth about this Blog post

If you got this far down to the page, I’m sorry (I’m really not sorry).  This my attempt at fitness satire for specific sub-culture of health and fitness.

In Summary:

Learn as much as you can

Make choices for you that make sense

Question what you hear

Test things

If it works for you keep doing it

If it stops working, find out why

Give things a chance to work

Keep learning and experimenting

And don’t get too stuck into one way of thinking