Why ‘EVERYTHING IN MODERATION’ is poor advice

Why ‘EVERYTHING IN MODERATION’ is poor advice

Orthorexia– a term used to describe strict adherence to guidelines to the point of a disorder Everything in moderation – eating whatever your heart desires to moderation Disorder– n: a state of confusion. v: disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of. Telling your best friend that she should eat everything in moderation might be ok. Coming from a health professional providing guidance to people who need help, this is terrible advice. There are a number of reasons why this is so. A: It is a perfect non-answer. Whether you are reviving your health or training for a competition, there are foods that help and foods that hurt. Period.  B: It never makes your happy. After a while of spinning your tires, eventually you wake up and realize you’ve actually gotten further away from your goals. In which case you would need some specific planning. Why not do it from the beginning? When someone tells me “I believe in everything in moderation,” I can pretty safely translate that to “I don’t feel like thinking about it too hard.” That’s fine, you don’t have to think about your diet 24/7. But that doesn’t necessarily mean moderating between alcohol and water, or table sugar and vegetables will make you feel normal. On the surface, EIM sounds like friendly advice but it really doesn’t mean anything. What does ‘everything in moderation’ even mean? Everything means, well, everything- all of your available choices. Moderation means you give equal attention to all of those choices. So does are you telling me I can have whatever I want in equal parts? Meat, veggies, candy, fruit, soda, crackers and whatever else I...
Want to Improve Your 1RM Back Squat?

Want to Improve Your 1RM Back Squat?

Share Want to improve your 1 RM back squat? Think efficiency and body positioning instead of volume. 1. Do 3 sets of 10 goblet squats at least 3x / week. You don’t need to test your 1RM all the time to improve it.  2. Sit in a relaxed squat position for a cumulative 2-5 min/day 3. Be an athlete and use your own feet (GET RID OF YOUR HEEL LIFTED SHOES) Recommended Reading: The Fitness...
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