Nobody is the same.
You are not me. I am not you.
The identical twins (like my sisters) MAY be about as close as it comes to being the same but every decision made on their part from birth to now (30 years) has shaped who they are. And they are not the same. I would not give them the same plan.
If one of them spent 20 years training for Olympic weightlifting and the other spent 20 years training for marathon running although their genetics are very similar they would not look or perform the same. The way their bodies utilized fats, carbs, and proteins would not be the same. Their hormones would not be the same. Theirfore their nutrition SHOULD NOT be the same.
When the jacked bodybuilder gives nutrition advice to my mother telling her to drink 50 grams of protein infused sucralose with 50 grams of simple carbs post workout to
recover I have issues.
When the Instagram model is preaching that a carb is a carb and a fat is a fat and a gram of protein is a gram of protein I have issues.
I’ve said this at least 487 four hundred and eighty seven times and I’ll never stop saying it until i drop dead of natural causes…
EATING FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH IS NOT THE SAME AS EATING FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.
EATING FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE FOR AN ACTIVITY THAT IS NOT NATURAL SHOULD NOT MIMIC THE HEALTH AND LONGEVITY OR “CANCER FIGHTING PROTOCOL” -or- whatever that you read about on the health blog yada yada.
Running a full Ironman is NOT NATURAL, pumping iron slow and steady to watch the mountains grow on our arms is not normal, CrossFit training 2+ X daily is not normal, swimming 4+ hours per day is what we would do in a survival scenario (fight or flight) not something ancestrialy we would do 6-7 days per week 300+ days per year.
Don’t twist my words either ^^^. Just because they are not normal or natural does not mean I am saying they are bad. I think all forms of activity are awesome as long as you love what you are doing and it keeps you moving!
Huh? so what’s the point?
We have created “un-normal” anti-natural hobbies or “LIFESTYLES” to tap into our competitive side, stay moving, relieve stress, and live life… it is important to teach athletes how to live their lifestyle of choice the healthiest way possible.
It’s important that athletes understand if they stop doing “unnatural” activities they need to adjust their lifestyle choices or their could be serious metabolic issues later in life.
It’s important that coaches and athletes understand that although highly inflammatory foods and food additives that negatively effect our cellular health may not EFFECT HOW THEY LOOK IN THE MIRROR they WILL effect neurological health, bone joint and gut health, hormonal health,immune health and basically every other aspect of their health other than the direct performance results (THE ACUTE) goal.
The mental benefits of these “unnatural” events and the dedication behind this type of training is admirable. I think anyone and everyone can grow from vigorous training.
I don’t know where I was going with this… I’m out of time.
Long story short: Be careful with the advice you receive. If someone is giving YOU nutritional advice they should first understand YOUR lifestyle. If you are paying someone or following a plan designed for the general public it doesn’t mean it won’t work but If i were a gambling man I would go all in on the belief that you are not FULLY OPTIMIZING your lifestyle following someone else’s plan or a plan from the dude who doesn’t even know you are scared to eat an apple 🍏 (the last part was a joke BTW).
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