The Cons of Being an Information Junkie
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
What I've learned about the overflow of new information about weight loss is that every suggestion is not for every "body". Like the theory being circulated that suggests that cardio is not effective for weight loss. Now whereas I will weight lift all day long, Im not a huge fan of cardio so for me this was like the best news ever. I began to weight train exclusively using split routines so I could work out almost every day and my weight loss stalled immediately and even began to go up. I added cardio again (like I did when I was successful the last time) and the scale started drifting downward. Hmmm.
Another theory I've read is that late night eating doesn't affect weight loss as long as you are still within your daily caloric allowance. I LOVE to snack at night so again, best news ever! I calibrated my meals so that I would have room for whatever at night and the scale stagnates then starts to creep up. I go back to, "no eating after 7 pm" (LIKE I DID LAST TIME I WAS SUCCESSFUL) and the scale drifts downward again. Hmmm.
So, am I calling foul on both these theories because they didn't work for me? No because that's just it. It didnt work for ME. Doesn't mean it's flawed, it just means that MY body responds positively to cardio and MY body responds to fasting after 7pm. There are several different body types and none identical so why would one theory fit all?
A better question would be, WHY DO I FEEL COMPELLED TO TRY ALL THESE NEW THEORIES WHEN I AM ALREADY MY OWN WALKING BLUEPRINT OF SUCCESS!!!!!??????
Because sometimes while sifting through that river of information out there, you find gold.
Paleo, primal and low carb eating were all considered dangerous a few short years ago and now that we know the dangers of excess carbs and sugar their benefits are validated. Gold!!