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!!!!!?????? emoticon 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!! emoticon
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  • SHARON10002
    I found all of this interesting. Thanks for sharing it.
    2115 days ago
    emoticon ... Knowledge is POWER! You really have to look at plans/theories and then pick out the parts that work for YOU. Keep up the good work... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2157 days ago
    emoticon emoticon ... ... I have found that I have to wrap up my meals early at least by 8:00 or my weight stalls. I find what works for me through trial and error!

    Thanks to your "sharing of information" and persistent "gentle" nudges, I have happily embraced a low carb hybrid of both the paleo/primal lifestyle with a little bit of "life steps in" on the side!!! emoticon

    2158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2015 6:10:39 PM
    I close the kitchen around 8:30 and then exercise for an hour. It works for me. But I don't usually go to sleep until midnight.
    2158 days ago
    Great post - I was just discussing the same thing with the hubs last night!
    And I'm a walking blue print of success too! So why am I struggling with being confused by so much new information - ugh!
    So thanks - I needed that quick shot of reality with a dose of encouragement :)
    2158 days ago
    Excellent points!
    2158 days ago
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